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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 483 382 278
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -104
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 181 289 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.51% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.53% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 183 280
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Median hourly rate £33.00 £41.25 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.56 £33.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £86.00 £53.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £41.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-18.78% +37.50%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 -87 164 £394 +5.00% 71
London -39 67 £400 -15.78% 23
South East -21 29 £380 +9.35% 16
East of England +26 22 £295 -15.71% 10
City of London +13 15 £450 -14.28% 8
Yorkshire -10 15 £320 -17.41% 5
Scotland 0 14 £323 -7.85% 3
West Yorkshire -1 14 £320 -14.66% 4
North West +1 13 £400 +29.03% 6
Buckinghamshire +13 11 £330 -22.35% 1
Leeds +5 11 £335 -10.66% 2
Edinburgh 0 8 £375 +7.14% 1
South West -17 7 £355 +14.51% 3
Cambridgeshire +17 6 £400 +14.28% 7
Suffolk +4 6 - - 1
Manchester 0 6 £400 +33.33% 4
Hampshire -3 6 £321 -6.20% 2
Docklands, London - 6 £350 -
Hertfordshire +16 5 - - 1
Peterborough +7 5 £400 -
Ipswich -1 5 - -
Cheshire +1 4 £375 +11.94% 2
Crawley -1 4 £450 +24.13%
East Midlands -4 4 £393 +20.76% 2
West Sussex -8 4 £450 +24.13% 9
Buckingham - 4 - -
Milton Keynes +6 3 - -
Bradford +5 3 £299 -
Essex +4 3 £250 -0.39% 1
Gloucestershire +1 3 £350 +14.28% 1

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 109 (29.86%) Java
1 109 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (27.40%) SQL
3 78 (21.37%) JavaScript
4 76 (20.82%) Finance
5 64 (17.53%) .NET
6 60 (16.44%) HTML
7 57 (15.62%) CSS
8 55 (15.07%) C#
9 54 (14.79%) Oracle
10 50 (13.70%) SQL Server
11 46 (12.60%) Software Engineering
12 45 (12.33%) Python
13 40 (10.96%) Linux
14 38 (10.41%) Banking
15 35 (9.59%) XML
16 34 (9.32%) TDD
16 34 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
17 31 (8.49%) Unix
17 31 (8.49%) Windows
18 29 (7.95%) OO
19 28 (7.67%) SDLC
20 27 (7.40%) ASP.NET
21 26 (7.12%) Unit Testing
21 26 (7.12%) MVC
22 25 (6.85%) Migration
22 25 (6.85%) COBOL
22 25 (6.85%) Web Services
22 25 (6.85%) ETL
22 25 (6.85%) jQuery

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 20 (5.48%) SAS
2 16 (4.38%) CMS
3 13 (3.56%) Apache
3 13 (3.56%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.01%) Apache Pig
4 11 (3.01%) Apache Spark
5 9 (2.47%) CICS
6 7 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.10%) IIS
8 4 (1.10%) Tuxedo
8 4 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.55%) JBoss
10 2 (0.55%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (2.47%) MS Office
2 7 (1.92%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.55%) SPSS
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (1.37%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.55%) BigMachines
2 2 (0.55%) Eloqua
2 2 (0.55%) Infor LN
3 1 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.27%) JDE World
3 1 (0.27%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.82%) SaaS
2 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.82%) DNS
1 3 (0.82%) FTP
1 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.55%) Firewall
2 2 (0.55%) Intranet
2 2 (0.55%) SNA
3 1 (0.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) LAN
3 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.21%) Hadoop
3 17 (4.66%) MongoDB
3 17 (4.66%) Oracle Database
4 16 (4.38%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.84%) DB2
6 13 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (3.29%) Apache Hive
7 12 (3.29%) Base SAS
8 11 (3.01%) Big Data
8 11 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (3.01%) Sqoop
9 10 (2.74%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (2.47%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.19%) DataStage
12 7 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.92%) Impala
12 7 (1.92%) MS Access
12 7 (1.92%) MySQL
13 6 (1.64%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (3.84%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.56%) Eclipse
3 12 (3.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 9 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (2.19%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (2.19%) Subversion
7 6 (1.64%) Selenium
8 5 (1.37%) Hudson
8 5 (1.37%) JUnit
8 5 (1.37%) Maven
8 5 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.10%) Ant
9 4 (1.10%) Bower
10 3 (0.82%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.82%) EasyMock
10 3 (0.82%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.82%) JIRA
10 3 (0.82%) Mockito
General
1 76 (20.82%) Finance
2 38 (10.41%) Banking
3 10 (2.74%) Marketing
4 8 (2.19%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.64%) Military
6 6 (1.64%) Retail
7 5 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.37%) Front Office
7 5 (1.37%) Games
8 3 (0.82%) Avionics
8 3 (0.82%) Back Office
8 3 (0.82%) Law
8 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (17.53%) .NET
2 60 (16.44%) HTML
3 57 (15.62%) CSS
4 35 (9.59%) XML
5 27 (7.40%) ASP.NET
6 25 (6.85%) jQuery
6 25 (6.85%) Web Services
7 20 (5.48%) HTML5
8 18 (4.93%) JSON
8 18 (4.93%) REST
9 17 (4.66%) AngularJS
10 15 (4.11%) Ajax
10 15 (4.11%) Spring
11 13 (3.56%) .NET Framework
11 13 (3.56%) SOAP
12 12 (3.29%) J2EE
12 12 (3.29%) JSP
13 11 (3.01%) CSS3
14 10 (2.74%) Django
15 9 (2.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.56%) AS400
2 13 (3.56%) Computer Science
2 13 (3.56%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.56%) User Experience
3 11 (3.01%) Algorithms
4 9 (2.47%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.19%) Mathematics
5 8 (2.19%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.92%) Animation
6 7 (1.92%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.64%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.37%) Life Science
8 5 (1.37%) Telematics
9 4 (1.10%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.10%) Equities
9 4 (1.10%) iSeries
9 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.96%) Linux
2 31 (8.49%) Unix
2 31 (8.49%) Windows
3 12 (3.29%) Apple iOS
4 7 (1.92%) Android
5 5 (1.37%) VME
5 5 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.55%) zOS
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
9 1 (0.27%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.27%) MVS
9 1 (0.27%) OS/400
9 1 (0.27%) SUSE
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (29.86%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (12.60%) Software Engineering
3 34 (9.32%) TDD
4 29 (7.95%) OO
5 28 (7.67%) SDLC
6 26 (7.12%) MVC
6 26 (7.12%) Unit Testing
7 25 (6.85%) ETL
7 25 (6.85%) Migration
8 20 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (4.93%) BDD
9 18 (4.93%) Scrum
10 15 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
11 14 (3.84%) Project Management
11 14 (3.84%) UML
12 13 (3.56%) Mobile Development
12 13 (3.56%) Multithreading
12 13 (3.56%) Workflow
13 12 (3.29%) OOP
13 12 (3.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 109 (29.86%) Java
2 100 (27.40%) SQL
3 78 (21.37%) JavaScript
4 55 (15.07%) C#
5 45 (12.33%) Python
6 25 (6.85%) COBOL
7 23 (6.30%) C++
7 23 (6.30%) PL/SQL
8 21 (5.75%) T-SQL
9 18 (4.93%) C
10 15 (4.11%) VB
11 12 (3.29%) Scala
12 10 (2.74%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.74%) VBA
13 9 (2.47%) Perl
13 9 (2.47%) R
14 8 (2.19%) Objective-C
14 8 (2.19%) RPG
15 7 (1.92%) PHP
15 7 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (5.48%) Degree
2 14 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.47%) 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%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.11%) QA
2 6 (1.64%) 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
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (3.01%) Apache Flume
1 11 (3.01%) 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%) RACF
4 1 (0.27%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (1.37%) Control-M
3 4 (1.10%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (14.79%) Oracle
2 24 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.11%) IBM
4 12 (3.29%) SAP
5 9 (2.47%) Sitecore
6 8 (2.19%) ION Trading
7 7 (1.92%) Apple
7 7 (1.92%) Cloudera
7 7 (1.92%) Informatica
7 7 (1.92%) Sybase
7 7 (1.92%) Unisys
8 6 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.37%) CA
9 5 (1.37%) Hortonworks
9 5 (1.37%) jBASE
9 5 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.37%) Temenos
9 5 (1.37%) WSO2
10 4 (1.10%) Tableau
10 4 (1.10%) TIBCO
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