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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
UK
Rank 480 386 337
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 115 237 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.48% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.50% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 153 193
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £542
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Median hourly rate £37.38 £35.00 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% -24.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.70 £54.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.38 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+6.78% -22.22%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -85 106 £413 +3.12% 78
London -19 46 £450 +20.00% 23
South East -5 15 £325 -23.52% 16
West Midlands -2 13 £425 +54.54% 7
North West +7 11 £350 -9.09% 6
Scotland +18 8 £320 -20.00% 3
South West +1 7 £303 -32.77% 3
East of England -5 7 £425 +30.76% 17
Yorkshire -2 5 £300 -25.00% 2
Manchester +13 4 £349 +13.87% 2
Berkshire +5 4 £250 -41.17% 3
Staffordshire +1 4 £219 -20.45% 1
Suffolk -6 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Ipswich -6 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Glasgow - 4 - -
Surrey +11 3 - - 1
Lancashire +6 3 - - 2
West Yorkshire +4 3 £300 -27.27% 2
Wiltshire -5 3 £285 -36.66% 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £215 - 1
Corsham - 3 £285 -
Cheshire +16 2 £365 -8.75% 2
Slough +12 2 £300 -29.41%
Reading +9 2 £250 -41.17% 1
Somerset +6 2 £330 - 1
Bristol +6 2 £350 +105.88%
Chester +4 2 £365 +4.28% 1
Dunfermline +2 2 £315 -1.56%
Essex +1 2 - - 4
Fife 0 2 £315 -1.56%

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 71 (28.17%) Java
2 69 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (26.98%) SQL
4 48 (19.05%) C#
5 44 (17.46%) SQL Server
6 39 (15.48%) .NET
6 39 (15.48%) JavaScript
6 39 (15.48%) Finance
7 35 (13.89%) Oracle
8 31 (12.30%) CSS
9 30 (11.90%) Linux
10 29 (11.51%) C++
10 29 (11.51%) Scala
11 27 (10.71%) JSON
11 27 (10.71%) XML
12 25 (9.92%) PL/SQL
13 24 (9.52%) Microsoft
14 22 (8.73%) SDLC
15 20 (7.94%) MongoDB
15 20 (7.94%) Python
16 19 (7.54%) MVC
17 18 (7.14%) C
17 18 (7.14%) .NET Framework
17 18 (7.14%) Puppet
17 18 (7.14%) Docker
18 17 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (6.75%) Microservices
18 17 (6.75%) Play Framework
18 17 (6.75%) AngularJS
18 17 (6.75%) Degree

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 9 (3.57%) SAS
2 6 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.38%) CICS
3 3 (1.19%) IIS
3 3 (1.19%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.79%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.79%) Liferay
4 2 (0.79%) Tuxedo
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) Documentum
5 1 (0.40%) Drupal
5 1 (0.40%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) nginx
5 1 (0.40%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.97%) MS Office
3 6 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.79%) BPCS
2 2 (0.79%) JDE World
2 2 (0.79%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.40%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) GitHub
3 1 (0.40%) Google Play
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.19%) LAN
2 2 (0.79%) SNMP
2 2 (0.79%) SSL
2 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.40%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.40%) Wireless
3 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.94%) MongoDB
3 13 (5.16%) MySQL
4 11 (4.37%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.97%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (3.17%) Big Data
7 8 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.78%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.38%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.98%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (1.59%) MS Access
12 3 (1.19%) Base SAS
12 3 (1.19%) PowerPivot
12 3 (1.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 17 (6.75%) IntelliJ
2 13 (5.16%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.97%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (2.38%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.19%) Subversion
9 2 (0.79%) Bower
9 2 (0.79%) Grunt
9 2 (0.79%) Hudson
9 2 (0.79%) JUnit
9 2 (0.79%) Xcode
10 1 (0.40%) CMake
10 1 (0.40%) GitLab
10 1 (0.40%) GoogleTest
10 1 (0.40%) Maven
10 1 (0.40%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 39 (15.48%) Finance
2 17 (6.75%) Banking
3 15 (5.95%) Games
4 11 (4.37%) Front Office
5 8 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.19%) Marketing
8 2 (0.79%) Avionics
8 2 (0.79%) Back Office
8 2 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.79%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Danish Language
9 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.48%) .NET
2 31 (12.30%) CSS
3 27 (10.71%) JSON
3 27 (10.71%) XML
4 18 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 17 (6.75%) AngularJS
5 17 (6.75%) Play Framework
6 16 (6.35%) HTML
7 15 (5.95%) Entity Framework
8 12 (4.76%) jQuery
9 9 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 8 (3.17%) Django
10 8 (3.17%) Unreal Engine
10 8 (3.17%) WCF
10 8 (3.17%) Web Services
11 7 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (2.78%) Node.js
11 7 (2.78%) SOAP
11 7 (2.78%) web2py
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.16%) Computer Science
2 13 (5.16%) Mainframe
3 11 (4.37%) Equities
3 11 (4.37%) Mathematics
4 8 (3.17%) Performance Metrics
5 7 (2.78%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.38%) AS400
6 6 (2.38%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.98%) Xbox
8 4 (1.59%) NHS
9 3 (1.19%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.19%) User Experience
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.79%) PlayStation
10 2 (0.79%) RIA
10 2 (0.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.90%) Linux
2 14 (5.56%) Unix
2 14 (5.56%) Windows
3 6 (2.38%) zOS
4 5 (1.98%) MVS
5 4 (1.59%) OS/390
6 3 (1.19%) Android
6 3 (1.19%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Debian
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) Stratus VOS
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (8.73%) SDLC
3 19 (7.54%) MVC
4 17 (6.75%) Microservices
4 17 (6.75%) Software Engineering
5 16 (6.35%) Open Source
6 15 (5.95%) Project Management
7 14 (5.56%) OO
7 14 (5.56%) Workflow
8 13 (5.16%) ETL
8 13 (5.16%) Migration
9 12 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (4.76%) SOA
9 12 (4.76%) System Testing
10 11 (4.37%) Data Analysis
10 11 (4.37%) Waterfall
11 10 (3.97%) Scrum
12 9 (3.57%) Analytics
12 9 (3.57%) Multithreading
12 9 (3.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (28.17%) Java
2 68 (26.98%) SQL
3 48 (19.05%) C#
4 39 (15.48%) JavaScript
5 29 (11.51%) C++
5 29 (11.51%) Scala
6 25 (9.92%) PL/SQL
7 20 (7.94%) Python
8 18 (7.14%) C
9 12 (4.76%) T-SQL
10 11 (4.37%) COBOL
10 11 (4.37%) VBA
11 10 (3.97%) Perl
11 10 (3.97%) RPG
12 7 (2.78%) RPG IV
12 7 (2.78%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.98%) JCL
13 5 (1.98%) PHP
13 5 (1.98%) VB
14 4 (1.59%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 17 (6.75%) Degree
2 16 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (1.59%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.40%) CDISC
3 1 (0.40%) ISO15022
3 1 (0.40%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (7.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 18 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (0.79%) WSUS
3 1 (0.40%) Control-M
3 1 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (13.89%) Oracle
2 24 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.16%) IBM
4 10 (3.97%) SAP
5 7 (2.78%) Pega
5 7 (2.78%) Sybase
6 4 (1.59%) ILOG
6 4 (1.59%) Informatica
7 3 (1.19%) Adobe
7 3 (1.19%) ICL
7 3 (1.19%) Teradata
7 3 (1.19%) webMethods
8 2 (0.79%) jBASE
8 2 (0.79%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.79%) Lotus
8 2 (0.79%) Mercator
8 2 (0.79%) Temenos
8 2 (0.79%) VMware
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.40%) Siemens
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