The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Programmer
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 152 164
Rank change year-on-year -10 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 7 11 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.33% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.34% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 38
Median daily rate £450 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £346 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £526 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year +51.51% -14.83%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3116 3206 5526
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.35% 95.93% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8621 9400 15096
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 330
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £14.38 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.25 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the City of London

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Programmer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in the City of London

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in the City of London

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) C#
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Banking
4 6 (37.50%) C
4 6 (37.50%) Unix
4 6 (37.50%) webMethods
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) Sybase
4 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
4 6 (37.50%) Investment Management
5 5 (31.25%) Ruby
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
6 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (25.00%) Infragistics
6 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) VB
6 4 (25.00%) Scala
6 4 (25.00%) Fintech
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (6.25%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) TeamCity
1 2 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (43.75%) Banking
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Front Office
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 2 (12.50%) Silverlight
3 2 (12.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) MVS
3 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (37.50%) Investment Management
2 6 (37.50%) Mathematics
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (25.00%) Microservices
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Office Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) MVC
5 1 (6.25%) Quote-to-Cash
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) C
3 6 (37.50%) Shell Script
4 5 (31.25%) Ruby
5 4 (25.00%) Scala
5 4 (25.00%) VB
6 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 1 (6.25%) C++
7 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) zSecure
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Sybase
1 6 (37.50%) webMethods
2 4 (25.00%) Infragistics
3 1 (6.25%) DevExpress
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
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