The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 261 255 216
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 407 377 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.74% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.80% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 214 254
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 36
Average hourly rate £33.75 £26.65 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.62% -9.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.81 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.95 £34.71 £38.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.65 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-8.11% +3.65%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 369 £375 +4.16% 120
London +20 181 £400 -1.78% 55
South East +4 93 £333 +2.30% 21
Berkshire +14 29 £376 +79.04% 5
City of London +4 28 £475 - 15
East of England -22 28 £350 -2.77% 7
Scotland -5 26 £350 +34.61% 7
Buckinghamshire -4 22 £365 -8.75% 2
Edinburgh -3 19 £355 +95.86% 3
South West -28 18 £375 +15.38% 7
Surrey -11 16 £300 -7.69% 5
Hampshire -17 16 £388 +19.78% 1
North West +5 15 £313 +11.60% 8
East Midlands 0 14 £290 +9.43% 3
Manchester +7 13 £338 +12.50% 4
West Midlands -30 13 £275 +5.76% 7
Reading +15 12 £400 +23.07% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 11 £328 -9.65%
Milton Keynes -8 10 £325 -18.75% 2
Oxfordshire +2 8 £300 +84.61% 3
Peterborough +8 7 £305 -
West Yorkshire -1 7 £325 +62.50% 5
Yorkshire -3 7 £325 +15.04% 5
Southampton -5 7 £438 +45.83% 1
Glasgow +3 6 £300 +5.26% 4
North East -14 6 £350 +20.68% 7
Epsom - 6 £230 -
Portsmouth - 6 £500 -
Leicestershire +1 5 £200 -42.85% 1
Slough +1 5 £300 -36.84% 1

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title.

1 213 (28.29%) SQL
2 176 (23.37%) JavaScript
3 174 (23.11%) HTML
4 172 (22.84%) .NET
5 160 (21.25%) SQL Server
6 159 (21.12%) C#
7 154 (20.45%) Finance
8 137 (18.19%) CSS
9 110 (14.61%) Java
10 94 (12.48%) Oracle
11 90 (11.95%) ASP.NET
12 85 (11.29%) jQuery
13 84 (11.16%) SAS
14 83 (11.02%) TDD
15 82 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
16 81 (10.76%) MVC
17 80 (10.62%) Windows
18 79 (10.49%) XML
19 74 (9.83%) OO
19 74 (9.83%) Linux
20 70 (9.30%) HTML5
21 66 (8.76%) Software Engineering
22 61 (8.10%) Degree
23 59 (7.84%) UNIX
24 57 (7.57%) Web Services
25 56 (7.44%) Microsoft
26 55 (7.30%) C++
27 54 (7.17%) CSS3
28 49 (6.51%) Scrum
29 48 (6.37%) MySQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 84 (11.16%) SAS
2 34 (4.52%) Node.js
3 33 (4.38%) WebSphere
4 30 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 22 (2.92%) CICS
6 19 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (2.39%) CMS
8 13 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.73%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.59%) IIS
9 12 (1.59%) Apache
9 12 (1.59%) Tomcat
10 8 (1.06%) MQSeries
11 7 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.93%) Escenic
11 7 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.66%) Drupal
13 3 (0.40%) Moodle
13 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.40%) Documentum
Applications
1 24 (3.19%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.39%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.13%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Maya
5 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.13%) CATIA
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.13%) Revit
5 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.66%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.27%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) Endur
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Staffware
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.13%) BASE24
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.13%) Line 500
6 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.40%) GitHub
4 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.66%) HTTP
2 17 (2.26%) Internet
3 16 (2.12%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.66%) DNS
5 4 (0.53%) IPv4
5 4 (0.53%) IPv6
5 4 (0.53%) Intranet
5 4 (0.53%) SMTP
6 3 (0.40%) DVB
7 2 (0.27%) Firewall
7 2 (0.27%) Extranet
7 2 (0.27%) MPLS
7 2 (0.27%) IPsec
7 2 (0.27%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.27%) IKE
7 2 (0.27%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.27%) LDAP
7 2 (0.27%) SMS
7 2 (0.27%) WAN
7 2 (0.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (21.25%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.37%) MySQL
3 42 (5.58%) Relational Database
4 35 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (4.38%) DB2
6 30 (3.98%) Base SAS
6 30 (3.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 26 (3.45%) NoSQL
8 25 (3.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 25 (3.32%) RDBMS
9 24 (3.19%) Redis
10 23 (3.05%) Oracle Database
11 16 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (1.46%) Big Data
13 11 (1.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 43 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 35 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.52%) Subversion
4 11 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.46%) NUnit
4 11 (1.46%) Eclipse
5 10 (1.33%) Maven
5 10 (1.33%) Jasmine
6 7 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.93%) GDB
7 6 (0.80%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.80%) RSpec
7 6 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
7 6 (0.80%) MSBuild
7 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.66%) Hudson
9 4 (0.53%) PhoneGap
9 4 (0.53%) Redmine
9 4 (0.53%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 154 (20.45%) Finance
2 39 (5.18%) Banking
3 30 (3.98%) Games
4 24 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
5 19 (2.52%) Front Office
5 19 (2.52%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.86%) Retail
8 12 (1.59%) Back Office
8 12 (1.59%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.20%) Advertising
9 9 (1.20%) Marketing
10 5 (0.66%) French Language
10 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.53%) Law
12 3 (0.40%) Electronics
12 3 (0.40%) iGaming
13 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.27%) Local Government
13 2 (0.27%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (23.11%) HTML
2 172 (22.84%) .NET
3 137 (18.19%) CSS
4 90 (11.95%) ASP.NET
5 85 (11.29%) jQuery
6 79 (10.49%) XML
7 70 (9.30%) HTML5
8 57 (7.57%) Web Services
9 54 (7.17%) CSS3
10 46 (6.11%) Ruby on Rails
11 45 (5.98%) Spring
12 41 (5.44%) WCF
13 39 (5.18%) LAMP
14 38 (5.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 37 (4.91%) .NET Framework
16 34 (4.52%) AngularJS
17 33 (4.38%) JSON
18 30 (3.98%) Ajax
19 27 (3.59%) Hibernate
20 25 (3.32%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.65%) Mainframe
2 22 (2.92%) Open Source
3 19 (2.52%) Derivative
3 19 (2.52%) Computer Science
3 19 (2.52%) Wiki
4 16 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.86%) AS400
6 11 (1.46%) Mathematics
6 11 (1.46%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (1.33%) Statistics
8 9 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.20%) iSeries
9 8 (1.06%) N-Tier
10 7 (0.93%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.93%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (0.80%) W3C
11 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.66%) GIS
13 4 (0.53%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 80 (10.62%) Windows
2 74 (9.83%) Linux
3 59 (7.84%) UNIX
4 24 (3.19%) zOS
5 14 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.46%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.06%) AIX
7 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.93%) Android
8 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.93%) Solaris
9 5 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.53%) HPUX
10 4 (0.53%) OS/390
11 3 (0.40%) MVS
12 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.13%) SUSE
13 1 (0.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (11.02%) TDD
2 82 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (10.76%) MVC
4 74 (9.83%) OO
5 66 (8.76%) Software Engineering
6 49 (6.51%) Scrum
7 46 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (5.18%) UML
8 39 (5.18%) Web Development
9 38 (5.05%) BDD
10 35 (4.65%) Web Application Development
10 35 (4.65%) Unit Testing
11 33 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (4.12%) Migration
13 28 (3.72%) Project Management
13 28 (3.72%) Automated Testing
14 27 (3.59%) CRM
15 24 (3.19%) Data Modelling
16 21 (2.79%) Test Scripting
17 20 (2.66%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 213 (28.29%) SQL
2 176 (23.37%) JavaScript
3 159 (21.12%) C#
4 110 (14.61%) Java
5 55 (7.30%) C++
6 47 (6.24%) Ruby
7 43 (5.71%) PHP
8 41 (5.44%) VB.NET
9 40 (5.31%) PL/SQL
10 29 (3.85%) VB
11 28 (3.72%) RPG
12 25 (3.32%) Scala
13 23 (3.05%) RPG IV
13 23 (3.05%) Python
14 22 (2.92%) T-SQL
15 21 (2.79%) C
16 20 (2.66%) VB6
17 19 (2.52%) Shell Script
18 16 (2.12%) SAS Macro
19 15 (1.99%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 61 (8.10%) Degree
2 26 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.39%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.53%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.40%) OCAJ
5 3 (0.40%) PhD
5 3 (0.40%) OCP
5 3 (0.40%) OCA
5 3 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.13%) HNC
7 1 (0.13%) HND
7 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.52%) QA
2 13 (1.73%) CDISC
3 11 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.80%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.53%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.13%) DICOM
System Software
1 14 (1.86%) RACF
2 12 (1.59%) ACF2
3 1 (0.13%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 6 (0.80%) Capistrano
2 5 (0.66%) Control-M
3 3 (0.40%) Ansible
4 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.27%) Puppet
4 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.13%) WMI
5 1 (0.13%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 94 (12.48%) Oracle
2 56 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.52%) IBM
4 15 (1.99%) SAP
5 13 (1.73%) JBoss
6 12 (1.59%) Zend
7 11 (1.46%) Business Objects
7 11 (1.46%) Progress
8 10 (1.33%) CA
8 10 (1.33%) Twitter
9 8 (1.06%) Unisys
10 7 (0.93%) Cisco
10 7 (0.93%) Netezza
11 6 (0.80%) Confirmit
11 6 (0.80%) Sybase
11 6 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.80%) TIBCO
11 6 (0.80%) BMC
12 5 (0.66%) Google
12 5 (0.66%) Cognos
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 minutes ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Suave UAV Enterprises
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wymondham
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Diss
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
University of Kent
Rate: From £31,644 to £36,661 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £800 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Suffolk
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £90 - £125 per day
Posted: 24 days ago