Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 191 200 167
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 15 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.30% 0.18% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.19% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
East of England median daily rate £350 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.80% -15.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £306 £250
90th Percentile £400 £351 £405
England median daily rate £470 £463 £400
% change year-on-year +1.62% +15.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +33.58% -
10th Percentile £42.50 £42.15 £33.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.35 £33.90
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.56 £37.25
% change year-on-year +26.55% -4.54% -12.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,771 4,815 4,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 94.15% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,836 2,764 2,652
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.65%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 381 368
East of England median hourly rate £17.35 £18.00 £21.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.60% -17.71% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.13 £11.36
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.67 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.92% +0.93% +2.78%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the East of England

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in the East of England

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programmer in the East of England

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in the East of England

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 5 £350 - 8
Norfolk +12 4 £210 -32.80% 2
Suffolk -7 3 £345 +8.24% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 1 - - 11
Bedfordshire +12 1 - - 2
Essex -18 1 - - 2
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 6 (40.00%) zOS
1 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 4 (26.67%) Software Packaging
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
2 4 (26.67%) APPN
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) JCL
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) SNA
2 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
2 4 (26.67%) Software Asset Management
2 4 (26.67%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
3 3 (20.00%) iSeries
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) RPG
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Endur
3 3 (20.00%) JD Edwards
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) CICS
4 2 (13.33%) Borland
4 2 (13.33%) OSPF
4 2 (13.33%) Telnet
4 2 (13.33%) Delphi
4 2 (13.33%) SMTP

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (13.33%) CICS
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) APPN
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SNA
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (13.33%) FTP
2 2 (13.33%) OSPF
2 2 (13.33%) SMTP
2 2 (13.33%) SNMP
2 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) Telnet
3 1 (6.67%) Broadband
3 1 (6.67%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) IMS/DB
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.67%) Lambda Expressions
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (20.00%) iSeries
3 1 (6.67%) BBC
3 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) VHDL
3 1 (6.67%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) zOS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Asset Management
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) OOP
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JCL
2 3 (20.00%) RPG
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Delphi
4 1 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) Go
4 1 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
1 1 (6.67%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) JD Edwards
3 2 (13.33%) Borland
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Altera
4 1 (6.67%) BT
4 1 (6.67%) Lattice Semiconductor
4 1 (6.67%) Xilinx