The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 469 353 266
Rank change year-on-year
-116 -87
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 174 320 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.57% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.60% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 198 287
Median daily rate £381 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £523 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £339
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Median hourly rate £33.00 £38.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% -0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.78 £23.70 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £50.00 £53.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +8.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Programmer in the job title.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer within the UK.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer within the UK.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Programmer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Programmer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Programmer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -120 159 £400 +14.28% 76
London -46 60 £400 -2.43% 31
South East -25 33 £450 +28.57% 6
East of England +28 22 £295 -13.23% 10
North West -6 22 £375 -16.66% 6
Scotland -7 14 £375 +15.38% 4
Cheshire - 11 £350 - 1
City of London +6 10 £450 -10.00% 13
West Sussex -18 10 £450 +24.13% 1
Chester - 9 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £390 +11.42% 1
Manchester -9 8 £400 +33.33% 4
Crawley -1 7 £450 +24.13% 1
Edinburgh -10 7 £400 +14.28%
Cambridgeshire +20 6 £400 +17.64% 5
West Yorkshire -8 6 £310 -6.41% 5
Yorkshire -34 6 £310 -6.41% 7
Suffolk - 6 - - 1
Hertfordshire +22 5 - - 2
Peterborough +7 5 £400 +17.64%
Docklands, London - 5 £350 -
Ipswich - 5 - -
Glasgow +4 4 £331 +6.85% 3
East Midlands -3 4 £393 +16.29% 3
Hampshire -3 4 £321 -5.51% 1
Leeds -11 4 £400 +12.28% 2
South West -16 4 £353 +8.46% 5
West Midlands -21 4 £455 +30.00% 7
Kent - 4 - -
Bradford +7 3 £299 +12.73% 1

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 116 (31.87%) SQL
2 115 (31.59%) Java
3 109 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (24.45%) Finance
5 78 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 66 (18.13%) .NET
7 61 (16.76%) HTML
8 57 (15.66%) C#
9 54 (14.84%) Oracle
9 54 (14.84%) CSS
10 52 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 51 (14.01%) Banking
12 45 (12.36%) Unix
13 42 (11.54%) XML
14 40 (10.99%) Python
15 39 (10.71%) Linux
16 38 (10.44%) TDD
16 38 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (9.89%) SDLC
18 34 (9.34%) Software Engineering
18 34 (9.34%) Windows
19 33 (9.07%) OO
20 31 (8.52%) MVC
21 30 (8.24%) Web Services
22 29 (7.97%) ASP.NET
23 28 (7.69%) PL/SQL
23 28 (7.69%) Migration
24 27 (7.42%) Microsoft
25 26 (7.14%) jQuery
25 26 (7.14%) T-SQL

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (6.32%) SAS
2 15 (4.12%) CMS
3 13 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.30%) Apache
5 8 (2.20%) Apache Pig
5 8 (2.20%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.20%) CICS
6 6 (1.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.37%) JBoss
7 5 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.10%) IIS
8 4 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.82%) Apache TomEE
9 3 (0.82%) Jetty
9 3 (0.82%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.27%) Moodle
11 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (2.75%) MS Office
2 8 (2.20%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.55%) SPSS
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.65%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.82%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.82%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.82%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.55%) Infor LN
4 2 (0.55%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.27%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) SaaS
2 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.82%) GitHub
3 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.55%) Office 365
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.10%) Intranet
2 3 (0.82%) DNS
2 3 (0.82%) FTP
2 3 (0.82%) Internet
2 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.55%) Firewall
3 2 (0.55%) SNA
4 1 (0.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.77%) Oracle Database
3 17 (4.67%) MongoDB
4 16 (4.40%) Hadoop
5 15 (4.12%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.85%) DB2
7 13 (3.57%) Base SAS
7 13 (3.57%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.47%) MySQL
9 9 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (2.20%) Apache Hive
10 8 (2.20%) DataStage
10 8 (2.20%) Sqoop
11 7 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.65%) Big Data
13 5 (1.37%) MS Access
13 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 14 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.57%) Subversion
2 13 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.30%) Eclipse
3 12 (3.30%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.02%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (2.47%) Maven
5 9 (2.47%) Selenium
6 7 (1.92%) JIRA
7 6 (1.65%) Ant
7 6 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (1.37%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.37%) ClearQuest
8 5 (1.37%) Hudson
8 5 (1.37%) JUnit
8 5 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.10%) Bower
9 4 (1.10%) CruiseControl
9 4 (1.10%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.10%) JMeter
General
1 89 (24.45%) Finance
2 51 (14.01%) Banking
3 14 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 11 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.20%) Marketing
6 7 (1.92%) Retail
7 5 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.10%) Front Office
8 4 (1.10%) Games
9 3 (0.82%) Avionics
9 3 (0.82%) Law
9 3 (0.82%) Military
9 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.55%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (18.13%) .NET
2 61 (16.76%) HTML
3 54 (14.84%) CSS
4 42 (11.54%) XML
5 30 (8.24%) Web Services
6 29 (7.97%) ASP.NET
7 26 (7.14%) jQuery
8 19 (5.22%) AngularJS
9 18 (4.95%) JSON
9 18 (4.95%) REST
9 18 (4.95%) SOAP
10 17 (4.67%) Ajax
10 17 (4.67%) HTML5
11 15 (4.12%) Spring
12 13 (3.57%) .NET Framework
13 11 (3.02%) CSS3
13 11 (3.02%) Java EE
13 11 (3.02%) JSP
14 10 (2.75%) J2EE
15 8 (2.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.12%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.12%) Mobile App
3 13 (3.57%) AS400
4 12 (3.30%) N-Tier
5 10 (2.75%) User Experience
6 9 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (2.20%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.20%) Equities
7 8 (2.20%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.92%) Animation
8 7 (1.92%) Derivative
8 7 (1.92%) Life Science
9 6 (1.65%) Fixed Income
10 5 (1.37%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.37%) Mathematics
10 5 (1.37%) Telematics
10 5 (1.37%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.36%) Unix
2 39 (10.71%) Linux
3 34 (9.34%) Windows
4 14 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.47%) Android
6 5 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.82%) VME
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.27%) OS/400
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (10.44%) TDD
3 36 (9.89%) SDLC
4 34 (9.34%) Software Engineering
5 33 (9.07%) OO
6 31 (8.52%) MVC
7 28 (7.69%) Migration
8 22 (6.04%) Unit Testing
9 21 (5.77%) Scrum
10 20 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (5.22%) Web Development
12 18 (4.95%) BDD
13 17 (4.67%) UML
14 15 (4.12%) ETL
14 15 (4.12%) Validation
15 13 (3.57%) CRM
15 13 (3.57%) Project Management
16 12 (3.30%) OOD
16 12 (3.30%) Risk Management
16 12 (3.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 116 (31.87%) SQL
2 115 (31.59%) Java
3 78 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 57 (15.66%) C#
5 40 (10.99%) Python
6 28 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 26 (7.14%) T-SQL
8 22 (6.04%) COBOL
9 15 (4.12%) C++
10 14 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.57%) C
11 13 (3.57%) VB
12 10 (2.75%) Perl
12 10 (2.75%) RPG
13 9 (2.47%) Objective-C
13 9 (2.47%) R
13 9 (2.47%) Scala
14 8 (2.20%) VB.NET
14 8 (2.20%) VBA
15 7 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (6.87%) Degree
2 9 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.55%) PhD
6 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.02%) QA
2 6 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.82%) ISO15022
4 3 (0.82%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.55%) CDISC
5 2 (0.55%) GCP
5 2 (0.55%) HL7
5 2 (0.55%) MiFID
6 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.27%) EMIR
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.20%) Apache Flume
1 8 (2.20%) HDFS
2 5 (1.37%) Docker
3 2 (0.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.55%) Samba
4 1 (0.27%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.65%) Puppet
2 3 (0.82%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.55%) Control-M
4 1 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 54 (14.84%) Oracle
2 27 (7.42%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.12%) Sybase
4 14 (3.85%) IBM
5 13 (3.57%) SAP
6 8 (2.20%) ION Trading
6 8 (2.20%) Sitecore
7 7 (1.92%) Apple
7 7 (1.92%) Informatica
8 6 (1.65%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.65%) Unisys
9 5 (1.37%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.37%) Reuters
9 5 (1.37%) WSO2
10 4 (1.10%) DataSynapse
10 4 (1.10%) FatWire
10 4 (1.10%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.10%) VMware
11 3 (0.82%) CA
11 3 (0.82%) Cloudera
Leicester, Leicestershire
University Of Leicester
Salary: Salary Grade 5 - £20,989 to £25,023 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £500 Per Day Plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £295 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Rate: From £33,574 to £37,768 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Prospectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago