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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
UK
Rank 455 441 317
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -124
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 153 188 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.36% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.38% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 116 223
Median daily rate £413 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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
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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +4 143 £419 +4.68% 70
London +21 63 £450 +6.82% 30
South East +8 26 £475 +18.75% 11
West Midlands +23 24 £425 +4.29% 6
North West +21 10 £355 +15.91% 6
Scotland +20 7 £320 -20.00% 3
East of England +6 7 £425 +6.25% 11
Staffordshire - 7 £223 -
Hampshire +11 6 £388 +10.71%
South West +7 6 £303 -39.50% 2
West Sussex -10 6 £488 +23.80% 1
Yorkshire +7 5 £300 -11.11% 3
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £225 -
Berkshire +19 4 £250 -35.48% 1
Manchester +11 4 £344 +12.24% 4
Glasgow +3 4 - -
Suffolk -2 4 £425 +6.25%
Ipswich -6 4 £425 +6.25%
City of London -20 4 £525 +10.52% 3
Cheshire +27 3 £360 -16.90% 2
West Yorkshire +14 3 £413 +22.22% 2
Cambridge +12 3 - - 7
Surrey +10 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 3 - - 7
Wiltshire 0 3 £285 -43.00%
Corsham - 3 £285 -
Portsmouth - 3 £480 -
Reading +19 2 £250 -35.48%
East Sussex +9 2 £233 -35.86%
Chester +7 2 £365 +4.28% 2

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 89 (34.77%) Java
2 85 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (29.69%) SQL
4 65 (25.39%) C#
5 54 (21.09%) .NET
6 45 (17.58%) Linux
7 42 (16.41%) CSS
7 42 (16.41%) XML
7 42 (16.41%) JavaScript
8 40 (15.63%) Scala
9 39 (15.23%) SQL Server
9 39 (15.23%) Finance
10 35 (13.67%) JSON
11 34 (13.28%) Oracle
12 31 (12.11%) MongoDB
12 31 (12.11%) C++
13 30 (11.72%) Puppet
13 30 (11.72%) Open Source
13 30 (11.72%) Docker
13 30 (11.72%) Microservices
14 28 (10.94%) IntelliJ
14 28 (10.94%) Play Framework
15 27 (10.55%) MVC
16 24 (9.38%) NoSQL
17 23 (8.98%) AngularJS
18 22 (8.59%) Degree
19 21 (8.20%) Visual Studio
20 20 (7.81%) T-SQL
20 20 (7.81%) Software Engineering
20 20 (7.81%) .NET Framework

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 13 (5.08%) SAS
2 7 (2.73%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.34%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.17%) CICS
4 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.17%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.78%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.78%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.78%) JBoss
5 2 (0.78%) Liferay
5 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.39%) Documentum
6 1 (0.39%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.39%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.39%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 11 (4.30%) MS Excel
1 11 (4.30%) MS Office
2 5 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.17%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.39%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.39%) Google Play
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.34%) LAN
2 5 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.17%) FTP
3 3 (1.17%) WAN
3 3 (1.17%) X.25
4 2 (0.78%) SNMP
4 2 (0.78%) SSL
4 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.39%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 31 (12.11%) MongoDB
3 24 (9.38%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.91%) Big Data
6 9 (3.52%) Hadoop
6 9 (3.52%) MySQL
7 8 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.56%) DB2
9 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.17%) Adabas
10 3 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.17%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (10.94%) IntelliJ
2 21 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 20 (7.81%) Git (software)
4 14 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (5.08%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.73%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (2.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (1.56%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.56%) JUnit
8 3 (1.17%) NUnit
8 3 (1.17%) Subversion
9 2 (0.78%) Bower
9 2 (0.78%) Grunt
9 2 (0.78%) Hudson
9 2 (0.78%) JIRA
9 2 (0.78%) Maven
9 2 (0.78%) Moq
9 2 (0.78%) Xcode
10 1 (0.39%) PowerBuilder
10 1 (0.39%) Synon
General
1 39 (15.23%) Finance
2 19 (7.42%) Banking
3 16 (6.25%) Games
4 15 (5.86%) Front Office
5 9 (3.52%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.17%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.17%) Publishing
8 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Electronics
8 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Retail
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.09%) .NET
2 42 (16.41%) CSS
2 42 (16.41%) XML
3 35 (13.67%) JSON
4 28 (10.94%) Play Framework
5 23 (8.98%) AngularJS
6 20 (7.81%) .NET Framework
7 18 (7.03%) Entity Framework
8 17 (6.64%) Web Services
9 16 (6.25%) HTML
10 14 (5.47%) jQuery
11 12 (4.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 11 (4.30%) ASP.NET
12 11 (4.30%) J2EE
13 10 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (3.91%) LINQ
13 10 (3.91%) REST
14 9 (3.52%) Node.js
14 9 (3.52%) SOAP
14 9 (3.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.64%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.69%) Equities
3 12 (4.69%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.73%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.34%) AS400
6 6 (2.34%) NHS
7 5 (1.95%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.95%) Xbox
8 4 (1.56%) Derivative
8 4 (1.56%) Fintech
8 4 (1.56%) iSeries
9 3 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.17%) Exotic Derivative
9 3 (1.17%) Life Science
9 3 (1.17%) LPAR
9 3 (1.17%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.78%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 45 (17.58%) Linux
2 16 (6.25%) Unix
3 13 (5.08%) Windows
4 7 (2.73%) Ubuntu
5 5 (1.95%) zOS
6 3 (1.17%) Android
6 3 (1.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.78%) Solaris
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.39%) Debian
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.39%) MVS
8 1 (0.39%) VME
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (33.20%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (11.72%) Microservices
2 30 (11.72%) Open Source
3 27 (10.55%) MVC
4 20 (7.81%) Mathematics
4 20 (7.81%) SDLC
4 20 (7.81%) Software Engineering
5 18 (7.03%) OO
5 18 (7.03%) Scrum
6 16 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (6.25%) TDD
7 13 (5.08%) Project Management
7 13 (5.08%) SOA
8 11 (4.30%) Waterfall
9 10 (3.91%) Investment Management
9 10 (3.91%) Migration
9 10 (3.91%) Workflow
10 9 (3.52%) Unit Testing
10 9 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (3.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 89 (34.77%) Java
2 76 (29.69%) SQL
3 65 (25.39%) C#
4 42 (16.41%) JavaScript
5 40 (15.63%) Scala
6 31 (12.11%) C++
7 20 (7.81%) T-SQL
8 19 (7.42%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.08%) COBOL
9 13 (5.08%) Python
10 12 (4.69%) C
10 12 (4.69%) Shell Script
11 11 (4.30%) VBA
12 10 (3.91%) RPG
13 8 (3.13%) Perl
14 7 (2.73%) RPG IV
14 7 (2.73%) TypeScript
15 6 (2.34%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.56%) R
16 4 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (8.59%) Degree
2 13 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.30%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.17%) CFA
4 3 (1.17%) MBA
5 2 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.56%) QA
2 3 (1.17%) CDISC
2 3 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.39%) EMIR
3 1 (0.39%) ISO15022
3 1 (0.39%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (11.72%) Docker
2 2 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (11.72%) Puppet
2 3 (1.17%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (0.78%) WSUS
4 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.39%) Oozie
4 1 (0.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 34 (13.28%) Oracle
2 19 (7.42%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.69%) SAP
4 10 (3.91%) Sybase
5 6 (2.34%) IBM
6 5 (1.95%) Informatica
7 4 (1.56%) Teradata
7 4 (1.56%) webMethods
8 3 (1.17%) CA
8 3 (1.17%) ICL
8 3 (1.17%) Pega
8 3 (1.17%) Siemens
8 3 (1.17%) VMware
9 2 (0.78%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.78%) Google
9 2 (0.78%) HP
9 2 (0.78%) hybris
9 2 (0.78%) Lotus
9 2 (0.78%) Typemock
9 2 (0.78%) Xamarin
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