The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank 596 562 516
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 11 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.038% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.041% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £513 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £39.50 £25.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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 -38 6 £338 +16.88% 14
Scotland -1 5 £170 -47.69%
Dunfermline - 3 - -
Fife - 3 - -
South West +8 2 £325 -36.58% 1
South East -16 2 £350 +16.66% 4
Home Counties - 2 £350 -
Somerset +17 1 - -
Bristol 0 1 £325 +13.04% 1
London -8 1 £200 -31.03% 5
West Midlands -12 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £170 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title.

1 9 (52.94%) C#
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
2 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) C++
3 7 (41.18%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) OO
5 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
5 5 (29.41%) CSS
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) UML
5 5 (29.41%) Java
5 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) Oracle
6 4 (23.53%) MVC
6 4 (23.53%) Web Development
7 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
7 3 (17.65%) Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) OOP
8 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
8 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
8 2 (11.76%) XAML
8 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) NUnit
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) WebSpeed
2 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.88%) Toad
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) PVCS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) XML
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 2 (11.76%) WPF
7 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.88%) RESTful
7 1 (5.88%) WCF
7 1 (5.88%) OLE
7 1 (5.88%) OLE DB
7 1 (5.88%) ActiveX
7 1 (5.88%) DHTML
7 1 (5.88%) J2EE
7 1 (5.88%) DCOM
7 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
7 1 (5.88%) XSLT
7 1 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.88%) DTV
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) OS/2
3 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) OO
2 5 (29.41%) UML
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) OOP
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Multithreading
6 1 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Refactoring
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.88%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) SQL
3 7 (41.18%) C++
4 5 (29.41%) Java
4 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.76%) XAML
6 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) Lua
6 1 (5.88%) Assembly Language
6 1 (5.88%) Uniface
6 1 (5.88%) VC++
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Pega
3 1 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.88%) BEA
3 1 (5.88%) webMethods
3 1 (5.88%) Progress
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
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