The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software 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
Software Programmer
UK
Rank 595 605 590
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 13 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.044% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.047% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 17
Median daily rate £400 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £433 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Programmer in the job title.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Programmer within the UK.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer within the UK.

Software Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Programmer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software 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 +23 13 £400 +8.10% 7
London +16 8 £340 -20.00% 4
East of England - 2 £425 -
Ipswich - 2 £425 -
Suffolk - 2 £425 -
West Midlands +10 1 £460 +26.02%
South West - 1 £425 - 1
Leeds - 1 £525 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Bristol - 1 £425 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £460 -
Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Telford - 1 £460 -

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Software 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 Software Programmer in the job title.

1 16 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) C#
4 8 (40.00%) .NET
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
5 7 (35.00%) Java
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
6 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
6 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (25.00%) Degree
8 4 (20.00%) TDD
8 4 (20.00%) SDLC
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) REST
9 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (15.00%) Open Source
9 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (15.00%) Spring
9 3 (15.00%) SOAP

Software 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 2 (10.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (10.00%) JBoss
1 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) GitLab
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (20.00%) REST
4 3 (15.00%) SOAP
4 3 (15.00%) Spring
4 3 (15.00%) Web Services
5 2 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (10.00%) J2EE
5 2 (10.00%) JSTL
5 2 (10.00%) React
5 2 (10.00%) Struts
6 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.00%) CSS
6 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) Redux
6 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) RIA
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Dependency Injection
3 6 (30.00%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (15.00%) OO
5 3 (15.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (10.00%) MVC
6 2 (10.00%) RAD
6 2 (10.00%) RUP
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) UML
6 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) C++
5 1 (5.00%) Groovy
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) hybris
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Xamarin
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