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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 474 354 322
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 180 323 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.58% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.61% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 209 215
Median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £17.77 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £69.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-41.42% -20.00%

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
52698 52839 51404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.88% 94.71% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 34350 32058 31435
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1506 2120 2116
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -0.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -127 169 £410 +13.88% 92
London -44 68 £400 -5.88% 43
South East -38 35 £438 +25.00% 13
North West -6 22 £350 -30.00% 3
West Midlands -2 17 £450 +50.00% 6
West Sussex -17 13 £456 +25.86% 1
Cheshire -5 12 £350 -34.88%
South West -9 10 £375 +3.44% 7
Scotland -25 10 £375 -3.22% 1
Chester - 10 £350 -
Crawley -5 8 £475 +31.03%
Kent -12 8 £400 -35.48% 1
City of London +11 7 £475 - 11
Yorkshire -20 7 £338 +12.50% 8
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £438 +16.66% 1
East of England -4 6 £450 +13.20% 8
Milton Keynes +3 5 £438 +16.66% 1
Edinburgh -7 5 £402 +7.26%
Manchester -12 5 £420 -1.23% 3
Glasgow +2 4 £343 - 1
West Yorkshire -14 4 £338 +1.88% 5
Gatwick - 4 £394 -
Merseyside - 4 - -
South Yorkshire -10 3 £350 - 1
Hampshire -11 3 £325 -4.41% 2
Leeds -13 3 £338 - 2
Liverpool - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £450 - 2
Gloucestershire +7 2 £526 +40.26% 2
Somerset +7 2 £375 +3.44%

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 127 (32.40%) SQL
2 114 (29.08%) Java
3 101 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (23.72%) Finance
5 81 (20.66%) JavaScript
6 71 (18.11%) C#
7 65 (16.58%) SQL Server
8 64 (16.33%) .NET
8 64 (16.33%) HTML
9 61 (15.56%) Oracle
10 56 (14.29%) Banking
11 53 (13.52%) Unix
12 52 (13.27%) CSS
13 49 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 47 (11.99%) Python
15 45 (11.48%) XML
16 41 (10.46%) Linux
17 39 (9.95%) TDD
18 36 (9.18%) Software Engineering
19 34 (8.67%) Web Services
20 31 (7.91%) SDLC
20 31 (7.91%) Windows
21 30 (7.65%) OO
21 30 (7.65%) PL/SQL
21 30 (7.65%) SAS
21 30 (7.65%) Migration
21 30 (7.65%) Web Development
22 29 (7.40%) Degree
22 29 (7.40%) Microsoft
22 29 (7.40%) ASP.NET

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 30 (7.65%) SAS
2 18 (4.59%) WebSphere
3 13 (3.32%) CMS
4 12 (3.06%) JBoss
5 9 (2.30%) CICS
5 9 (2.30%) Node.js
6 8 (2.04%) Apache
6 8 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (2.04%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.28%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.02%) Apache TomEE
9 4 (1.02%) Jetty
9 4 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.77%) IIS
10 3 (0.77%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.77%) Tuxedo
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.30%) MS Office
3 4 (1.02%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.51%) SPSS
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.32%) Markit EDM
2 5 (1.28%) OpenText Process Suite
3 4 (1.02%) BigMachines
3 4 (1.02%) Eloqua
3 4 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.28%) GitHub
2 4 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.02%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.28%) Intranet
2 4 (1.02%) Internet
3 3 (0.77%) DNS
3 3 (0.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.51%) Firewall
4 2 (0.51%) LDAP
5 1 (0.26%) HTTP
5 1 (0.26%) IPsec
5 1 (0.26%) LAN
5 1 (0.26%) Multicast
5 1 (0.26%) OpenVPN
5 1 (0.26%) SNA
5 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.87%) Oracle Database
3 20 (5.10%) DB2
4 19 (4.85%) Base SAS
5 17 (4.34%) MongoDB
6 14 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.57%) MySQL
6 14 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (2.81%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (2.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 8 (2.04%) DataStage
10 8 (2.04%) MS Access
11 7 (1.79%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.53%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.28%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.28%) OLAP
13 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (6.12%) Eclipse
2 23 (5.87%) Subversion
3 22 (5.61%) Git (software)
4 15 (3.83%) Visual Studio
5 10 (2.55%) ClearCase
5 10 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.55%) JIRA
5 10 (2.55%) Maven
6 8 (2.04%) ClearQuest
6 8 (2.04%) JUnit
6 8 (2.04%) Selenium
7 7 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.53%) Ant
8 6 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (1.53%) Toad
9 5 (1.28%) Hudson
9 5 (1.28%) JMeter
9 5 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.02%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 93 (23.72%) Finance
2 56 (14.29%) Banking
3 16 (4.08%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.30%) Games
5 7 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.53%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.53%) Marketing
6 6 (1.53%) Retail
7 5 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.28%) Front Office
8 4 (1.02%) Avionics
9 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.77%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Back Office
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (16.33%) .NET
1 64 (16.33%) HTML
2 52 (13.27%) CSS
3 45 (11.48%) XML
4 34 (8.67%) Web Services
5 29 (7.40%) ASP.NET
6 26 (6.63%) HTML5
7 25 (6.38%) AngularJS
7 25 (6.38%) jQuery
8 20 (5.10%) SOAP
9 18 (4.59%) J2EE
9 18 (4.59%) Java EE
9 18 (4.59%) Spring
10 14 (3.57%) Java SE
11 13 (3.32%) .NET Framework
12 12 (3.06%) CSS3
12 12 (3.06%) REST
12 12 (3.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (2.81%) JMS
13 11 (2.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.59%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.06%) Derivative
4 12 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (2.81%) Equities
5 11 (2.81%) Mainframe
5 11 (2.81%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.55%) Fixed Income
6 10 (2.55%) User Experience
7 8 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.04%) Equity Derivative
7 8 (2.04%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.79%) AS400
8 7 (1.79%) Credit Risk
9 6 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.28%) Biology
10 5 (1.28%) Data Integration
10 5 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.28%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.52%) Unix
2 41 (10.46%) Linux
3 31 (7.91%) Windows
4 12 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.81%) Android
6 6 (1.53%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.02%) zOS
8 3 (0.77%) VME
8 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.26%) MVS
10 1 (0.26%) SUSE
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (9.95%) TDD
3 36 (9.18%) Software Engineering
4 31 (7.91%) SDLC
5 30 (7.65%) Migration
5 30 (7.65%) OO
5 30 (7.65%) Web Development
6 27 (6.89%) MVC
6 27 (6.89%) Scrum
7 19 (4.85%) Validation
8 18 (4.59%) UML
9 16 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (4.08%) Unit Testing
10 15 (3.83%) Project Management
10 15 (3.83%) Risk Management
11 14 (3.57%) Configuration Management
11 14 (3.57%) CRM
12 13 (3.32%) Analytics
12 13 (3.32%) BDD
13 12 (3.06%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 127 (32.40%) SQL
2 114 (29.08%) Java
3 81 (20.66%) JavaScript
4 71 (18.11%) C#
5 47 (11.99%) Python
6 30 (7.65%) PL/SQL
7 26 (6.63%) C++
8 25 (6.38%) T-SQL
9 17 (4.34%) C
9 17 (4.34%) Perl
9 17 (4.34%) Shell Script
10 15 (3.83%) COBOL
11 12 (3.06%) VB
11 12 (3.06%) VBA
12 10 (2.55%) PHP
12 10 (2.55%) R
13 9 (2.30%) RPG
14 7 (1.79%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.53%) Scala
16 5 (1.28%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 29 (7.40%) Degree
2 10 (2.55%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.04%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.02%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.51%) PhD
6 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.53%) QA
3 4 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.77%) ISO15022
4 3 (0.77%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.51%) MiFID
6 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.26%) EMIR
6 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (1.28%) Apache Flume
1 5 (1.28%) HDFS
2 3 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.77%) Docker
3 2 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.26%) Cygwin
4 1 (0.26%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.26%) RACF
4 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) Puppet
2 3 (0.77%) Control-M
3 2 (0.51%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.26%) Dokku
Vendors
1 61 (15.56%) Oracle
2 29 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.85%) IBM
3 19 (4.85%) Sybase
4 8 (2.04%) DataSynapse
4 8 (2.04%) Reuters
5 7 (1.79%) Informatica
6 6 (1.53%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.28%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.28%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.28%) SAP
7 5 (1.28%) WSO2
8 4 (1.02%) Apple
8 4 (1.02%) FatWire
8 4 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.02%) Siebel
8 4 (1.02%) VMware
9 3 (0.77%) Progress
10 2 (0.51%) Citrix
10 2 (0.51%) TIBCO
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