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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 617 628 630
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 7 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.033% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.034% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 16 18
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £425 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.25 £44.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.29% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year
-16.29% -

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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
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 4 December 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 -1 7 £363 +3.57% 10
North West +7 4 £375 -10.71%
Lancashire +1 3 - -
South East +22 2 £350 -17.64% 2
Somerset +27 1 - -
South West +10 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £375 -
East Grinstead - 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 18 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (54.17%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) .NET
5 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (25.00%) IBM
5 6 (25.00%) ETL
6 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (20.83%) C#
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) Pega
7 4 (16.67%) JRules
7 4 (16.67%) MVC
7 4 (16.67%) Workflow
7 4 (16.67%) Process Management
7 4 (16.67%) ILOG
7 4 (16.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (16.67%) Presales
7 4 (16.67%) SDLC
8 3 (12.50%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 3 (12.50%) Degree
8 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 3 (12.50%) Apache Camel
8 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) Android

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 (8.33%) OpenEdge
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.17%) Drupal
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.17%) GitLab
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) JRules
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (12.50%) Apache Camel
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.33%) EJB
4 2 (8.33%) FpML
4 2 (8.33%) J2EE
4 2 (8.33%) JDBC
4 2 (8.33%) JMS
4 2 (8.33%) JSP
4 2 (8.33%) Middleware
4 2 (8.33%) ODBC
4 2 (8.33%) React
4 2 (8.33%) Servlets
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) RIA
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Android
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) ETL
4 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) MVC
5 4 (16.67%) Presales
5 4 (16.67%) Process Management
5 4 (16.67%) SDLC
5 4 (16.67%) Workflow
6 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Change Management
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) OO
8 1 (4.17%) OOP
8 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.17%) SOLID
8 1 (4.17%) TDD
8 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (8.33%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) ILOG
2 4 (16.67%) Pega
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Sun
3 2 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Intel
4 1 (4.17%) Xamarin
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