The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 581 511 584
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +73
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 22 41 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.084% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.091% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 34 4
Average daily rate £250 £325 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +39.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £650 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £225
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - £32.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 2014.

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 30 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -42 22 £250 -53.48% 7
South East -4 8 £300 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -6 5 £250 -54.54% 2
South West -20 5 £288 -46.51% 1
East of England -28 5 £238 - 1
Birmingham -12 4 £244 -55.68% 1
Brighton - 4 £300 -
East Sussex - 4 £300 -
East Midlands - 4 £238 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £325 -
Cambridge - 2 - -
London -46 1 £290 +16.00% 1
Manchester - 1 £350 -
Solihull - 1 £288 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £288 -
Abingdon - 1 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £250 -
North West - 1 £350 -
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 25 (59.52%) .NET
2 22 (52.38%) C#
3 18 (42.86%) Software Engineering
4 16 (38.10%) TDD
4 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 16 (38.10%) SQL
5 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 14 (33.33%) jQuery
6 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (30.95%) LINQ
7 13 (30.95%) HTML
7 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
7 13 (30.95%) Windows
8 12 (28.57%) Subversion
8 12 (28.57%) Scrum
9 11 (26.19%) WPF
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
10 10 (23.81%) NUnit
10 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
11 9 (21.43%) XML
11 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
12 8 (19.05%) C++
12 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (16.67%) WinForms
13 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
13 7 (16.67%) MS Office
13 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 7 (16.67%) SpecFlow
13 7 (16.67%) Hudson
13 7 (16.67%) Jenkins

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) ATM
2 2 (4.76%) DVB
2 2 (4.76%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.14%) Couchbase
2 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (28.57%) Subversion
2 10 (23.81%) NUnit
3 9 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 7 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 7 (16.67%) Hudson
4 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
5 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (7.14%) JIRA
6 2 (4.76%) GoogleTest
6 2 (4.76%) Trac
6 2 (4.76%) LabVIEW
6 2 (4.76%) Xcode
6 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (14.29%) Electronics
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (59.52%) .NET
2 14 (33.33%) jQuery
3 13 (30.95%) LINQ
3 13 (30.95%) HTML
3 13 (30.95%) ASP.NET
4 11 (26.19%) WPF
5 9 (21.43%) XML
6 7 (16.67%) WinForms
7 6 (14.29%) CSS
8 5 (11.90%) WCF
9 4 (9.52%) HTML5
10 3 (7.14%) Qt
10 3 (7.14%) Symfony
10 3 (7.14%) SOAP
10 3 (7.14%) Web Services
10 3 (7.14%) REST
10 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (7.14%) CSS3
11 2 (4.76%) Windows Identity Foundation
11 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) DTV
2 2 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.76%) iPhone
3 1 (2.38%) iPad
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) IPTV
3 1 (2.38%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.38%) MPEG
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 16 (38.10%) TDD
3 14 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (28.57%) Scrum
5 10 (23.81%) Automated Testing
6 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (16.67%) Configuration Management
8 6 (14.29%) MVC
9 3 (7.14%) OOP
9 3 (7.14%) Migration
9 3 (7.14%) User Stories
10 2 (4.76%) iOS Development
10 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.76%) Validation
10 2 (4.76%) UML
10 2 (4.76%) Web Development
10 2 (4.76%) Software Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
10 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) C#
2 16 (38.10%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (19.05%) C++
5 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
6 4 (9.52%) C
6 4 (9.52%) PHP
7 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.76%) Java
7 2 (4.76%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.38%) ALGOL
8 1 (2.38%) Perl
8 1 (2.38%) VBA
8 1 (2.38%) VC++
8 1 (2.38%) Fortran
8 1 (2.38%) Lisp
8 1 (2.38%) Pascal
8 1 (2.38%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) SAP
2 2 (4.76%) ION Trading
2 2 (4.76%) Google
2 2 (4.76%) Serena
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