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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 460 385 316
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -69
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 179 295 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.51% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.53% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 192 254
Median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £33.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.56 £35.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £119.00 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £42.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-21.17% +36.00%

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -84 163 £400 - 76
London -36 72 £423 -15.50% 17
South East -11 35 £380 +8.57% 9
Yorkshire +9 17 £320 -17.41% 6
East of England +19 16 £375 +7.14% 18
West Yorkshire +12 16 £320 -17.41% 4
City of London +6 14 £420 -20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £330 -22.35% 3
Leeds +8 13 £320 -17.41% 2
North West 0 13 £400 +7.38% 4
Scotland -3 13 £325 -7.14% 3
Manchester 0 9 £400 +33.33% 2
Edinburgh +3 8 £375 +7.14% 2
Hertfordshire +9 7 £385 - 5
Berkshire +15 6 - - 1
Hampshire +6 6 £321 -6.88%
South West -6 6 £430 +30.15% 6
Reading +19 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes +13 5 - - 2
Suffolk +7 5 - -
Ipswich +2 4 - -
Buckingham - 4 - -
Docklands, London - 4 - -
West Midlands -43 3 - - 5
Dundee - 3 £225 -
Bradford - 3 £299 -
Blackpool +23 2 £313 -29.77%
Lancashire +18 2 £313 -29.77%
Halifax +6 2 £310 -
Gloucestershire +1 2 - - 1

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 101 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (27.20%) Java
3 95 (26.10%) SQL
4 72 (19.78%) JavaScript
5 70 (19.23%) Finance
6 58 (15.93%) .NET
7 55 (15.11%) C#
8 54 (14.84%) Oracle
9 52 (14.29%) HTML
9 52 (14.29%) CSS
10 48 (13.19%) Python
11 46 (12.64%) SQL Server
11 46 (12.64%) Software Engineering
12 35 (9.62%) Banking
13 32 (8.79%) TDD
13 32 (8.79%) Windows
14 31 (8.52%) Linux
15 30 (8.24%) PL/SQL
15 30 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
16 29 (7.97%) XML
17 28 (7.69%) ETL
18 27 (7.42%) C++
19 26 (7.14%) Unit Testing
20 25 (6.87%) jQuery
20 25 (6.87%) MVC
21 24 (6.59%) OO
21 24 (6.59%) Microsoft
21 24 (6.59%) SDLC
22 23 (6.32%) COBOL
23 22 (6.04%) Migration

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 15 (4.12%) CMS
1 15 (4.12%) SAS
2 12 (3.30%) Apache
3 11 (3.02%) Apache Spark
3 11 (3.02%) CICS
4 9 (2.47%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.20%) Apache Pig
6 7 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.37%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.10%) IIS
9 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.55%) JBoss
9 2 (0.55%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.55%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.27%) Moodle
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (3.02%) MS Office
2 9 (2.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.65%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) Simulink
6 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) Temenos T24
2 5 (1.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.55%) BPCS
3 2 (0.55%) Infor LN
3 2 (0.55%) JDE World
4 1 (0.27%) Loan IQ
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.82%) FTP
1 3 (0.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.55%) DNS
2 2 (0.55%) SNA
3 1 (0.27%) Firewall
3 1 (0.27%) Intranet
3 1 (0.27%) LAN
3 1 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.95%) Oracle Database
3 15 (4.12%) Hadoop
3 15 (4.12%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
6 12 (3.30%) DB2
7 10 (2.75%) Big Data
7 10 (2.75%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.47%) Apache Hive
8 9 (2.47%) Base SAS
8 9 (2.47%) MySQL
9 8 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (2.20%) Sqoop
10 7 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.92%) Impala
10 7 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (1.92%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 12 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.02%) Eclipse
2 11 (3.02%) Oracle Forms
3 10 (2.75%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.47%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (1.65%) Subversion
6 5 (1.37%) Selenium
6 5 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.10%) Bower
7 4 (1.10%) Hudson
7 4 (1.10%) JUnit
8 3 (0.82%) Ant
8 3 (0.82%) CruiseControl
8 3 (0.82%) EasyMock
8 3 (0.82%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.82%) Maven
8 3 (0.82%) Mockito
8 3 (0.82%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 70 (19.23%) Finance
2 35 (9.62%) Banking
3 10 (2.75%) Marketing
4 8 (2.20%) Games
4 8 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.37%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.37%) Military
6 5 (1.37%) Retail
7 4 (1.10%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.82%) Avionics
8 3 (0.82%) Front Office
8 3 (0.82%) Law
9 2 (0.55%) Back Office
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.27%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.93%) .NET
2 52 (14.29%) CSS
2 52 (14.29%) HTML
3 29 (7.97%) XML
4 25 (6.87%) jQuery
5 22 (6.04%) ASP.NET
5 22 (6.04%) Web Services
6 21 (5.77%) JSON
7 17 (4.67%) HTML5
8 15 (4.12%) .NET Framework
8 15 (4.12%) REST
9 14 (3.85%) Django
10 13 (3.57%) Ajax
10 13 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 13 (3.57%) Spring
11 12 (3.30%) JSP
11 12 (3.30%) SOAP
12 10 (2.75%) J2EE
13 9 (2.47%) Node.js
14 8 (2.20%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.85%) AS400
3 13 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 13 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 13 (3.57%) User Experience
4 11 (3.02%) Mobile App
5 10 (2.75%) Algorithms
6 8 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.65%) Animation
7 6 (1.65%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.65%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.37%) Life Science
8 5 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
8 5 (1.37%) Telematics
9 4 (1.10%) iSeries
10 3 (0.82%) Equities
10 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.82%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.79%) Windows
2 31 (8.52%) Linux
3 20 (5.49%) Unix
4 11 (3.02%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.65%) zOS
6 5 (1.37%) Android
6 5 (1.37%) MVS
7 4 (1.10%) OS/390
8 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.55%) VME
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.27%) OS/400
10 1 (0.27%) Stratus VOS
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (27.75%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (12.64%) Software Engineering
3 32 (8.79%) TDD
4 28 (7.69%) ETL
5 26 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 25 (6.87%) MVC
7 24 (6.59%) OO
7 24 (6.59%) SDLC
8 22 (6.04%) Migration
9 19 (5.22%) Scrum
10 18 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (4.40%) Project Management
11 16 (4.40%) Workflow
12 14 (3.85%) Multithreading
13 13 (3.57%) BDD
13 13 (3.57%) OOP
14 12 (3.30%) Waterfall
15 11 (3.02%) UML
16 10 (2.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 99 (27.20%) Java
2 95 (26.10%) SQL
3 72 (19.78%) JavaScript
4 55 (15.11%) C#
5 48 (13.19%) Python
6 30 (8.24%) PL/SQL
7 27 (7.42%) C++
8 23 (6.32%) COBOL
9 19 (5.22%) T-SQL
10 18 (4.95%) C
11 15 (4.12%) Scala
12 12 (3.30%) VB
12 12 (3.30%) VBA
13 10 (2.75%) Perl
14 9 (2.47%) JCL
14 9 (2.47%) RPG
15 8 (2.20%) R
16 7 (1.92%) Shell Script
17 6 (1.65%) MATLAB
17 6 (1.65%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 20 (5.49%) Degree
2 17 (4.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.55%) PhD
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.85%) QA
2 6 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.10%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.82%) CDISC
4 3 (0.82%) ISO15022
4 3 (0.82%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.55%) GCP
5 2 (0.55%) HL7
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.20%) Apache Flume
1 8 (2.20%) 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 (1.65%) Hadoop YARN
2 5 (1.37%) Control-M
3 3 (0.82%) Puppet
4 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (14.84%) Oracle
2 24 (6.59%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.67%) IBM
4 13 (3.57%) SAP
5 9 (2.47%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.92%) Cloudera
6 7 (1.92%) Unisys
7 6 (1.65%) Apple
7 6 (1.65%) ION Trading
7 6 (1.65%) jBASE
7 6 (1.65%) ServiceNow
7 6 (1.65%) Temenos
8 5 (1.37%) CA
8 5 (1.37%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.10%) FatWire
9 4 (1.10%) ILOG
9 4 (1.10%) JD Edwards
9 4 (1.10%) Pega
9 4 (1.10%) Tableau
9 4 (1.10%) VMware
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