Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 May 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 642 524 521
Rank change year-on-year -118 -3 -150
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 223 279 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 221 240
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.88%
10th Percentile £315 £268 £263
90th Percentile £731 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
England median hourly rate £37.50 £57.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.78% +64.29% -9.68%
10th Percentile £18.50 £37.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £72.75 £44.35
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -34.78% +64.29% -9.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,269 79,093 92,503
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.89% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,766 51,651 60,737
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £623 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,728 2,649 2,895
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.16% +10.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.75 £47.88
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in England

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in England

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programmer in England

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in England

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in England over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programmer in England

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
London -67 116 £500 +11.11% 35
South East -39 43 £420 +1.82% 35
Midlands -25 25 £375 -6.25% 43
North of England -16 17 £375 +2.74% 20
East Midlands +11 15 £465 +42.92% 13
South West +7 10 £318 -23.03% 18
East of England -4 10 £375 +7.14% 30
North West -25 10 £388 +6.16% 9
West Midlands -47 8 £375 -11.76% 30
Yorkshire -11 2 £465 +28.28% 8
North East +1 1 £353 - 3
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 England region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 76 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (32.74%) Java
3 58 (26.01%) SQL
4 52 (23.32%) C#
5 42 (18.83%) JavaScript
5 42 (18.83%) Finance
6 38 (17.04%) Linux
7 36 (16.14%) Python
7 36 (16.14%) Software Engineering
8 32 (14.35%) AngularJS
9 31 (13.90%) Scrum
10 28 (12.56%) Unix
10 28 (12.56%) HTML
11 27 (12.11%) Big Data
12 26 (11.66%) .NET
13 24 (10.76%) Banking
13 24 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (9.87%) Microsoft Excel
15 21 (9.42%) Analytics
15 21 (9.42%) Spring
16 20 (8.97%) Oracle
16 20 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (8.52%) Visualisation
17 19 (8.52%) Git (software)
17 19 (8.52%) Project Management
18 18 (8.07%) Relational Database
18 18 (8.07%) REST
18 18 (8.07%) NoSQL
18 18 (8.07%) Data Visualisation
19 17 (7.62%) Spring Boot

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (3.14%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.69%) SAS
3 5 (2.24%) IIS
4 4 (1.79%) Confluence
4 4 (1.79%) nginx
4 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.35%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.90%) CICS
6 2 (0.90%) JBoss
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.90%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.45%) Apache
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.45%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.45%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.45%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (9.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.90%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Temenos Globus
1 5 (2.24%) Temenos T24
2 4 (1.79%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.38%) GitHub
2 6 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.24%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (1.79%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.45%) npm
6 1 (0.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Serverless
6 1 (0.45%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.69%) HTTP
1 6 (2.69%) SSL
1 6 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.35%) Internet
2 3 (1.35%) SNMP
3 2 (0.90%) 5G
3 2 (0.90%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.90%) FTP
3 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.90%) SSH
3 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.45%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.45%) BOOTP
4 1 (0.45%) DSL
4 1 (0.45%) Intranet
4 1 (0.45%) LTE
4 1 (0.45%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.11%) Big Data
2 18 (8.07%) NoSQL
2 18 (8.07%) Relational Database
3 17 (7.62%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.83%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (5.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (5.38%) MongoDB
6 9 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (4.04%) Spotfire
7 8 (3.59%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.24%) MySQL
8 5 (2.24%) Redis
9 4 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (1.79%) DB2
9 4 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.35%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 19 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.28%) JIRA
3 12 (5.38%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.04%) JUnit
5 8 (3.59%) Cucumber
5 8 (3.59%) ProC
6 7 (3.14%) IntelliJ
7 5 (2.24%) Selenium
8 4 (1.79%) Ant
8 4 (1.79%) Gatling
8 4 (1.79%) Grunt
8 4 (1.79%) gulp
8 4 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.79%) Sublime Text
8 4 (1.79%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.79%) webpack
9 3 (1.35%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.35%) Gradle
9 3 (1.35%) RStudio
9 3 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 42 (18.83%) Finance
2 24 (10.76%) Banking
3 11 (4.93%) Pharmaceutical
4 9 (4.04%) Front Office
5 6 (2.69%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.24%) Games
7 4 (1.79%) Back Office
8 3 (1.35%) Retail
9 2 (0.90%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.90%) French Language
9 2 (0.90%) Law
9 2 (0.90%) Legal
9 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.45%) Automotive
10 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.45%) International Banking
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.35%) AngularJS
2 28 (12.56%) HTML
3 26 (11.66%) .NET
4 21 (9.42%) Spring
5 18 (8.07%) REST
6 17 (7.62%) CSS
6 17 (7.62%) HTML5
6 17 (7.62%) Spring Boot
7 16 (7.17%) Web Services
8 14 (6.28%) jQuery
9 12 (5.38%) XML
10 11 (4.93%) JSON
10 11 (4.93%) Kafka
10 11 (4.93%) Node.js
11 10 (4.48%) ASP.NET
12 8 (3.59%) React
13 7 (3.14%) .NET Framework
13 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (2.69%) Hibernate
14 6 (2.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.17%) Hedge funds
3 12 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.04%) FMCG
5 6 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.24%) Derivative
6 5 (2.24%) Fintech
6 5 (2.24%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.24%) PMI
7 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.79%) NHS
8 3 (1.35%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.35%) User Experience
9 2 (0.90%) AS400
9 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.90%) iSeries
10 1 (0.45%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 38 (17.04%) Linux
2 28 (12.56%) Unix
3 15 (6.73%) Windows
4 6 (2.69%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.79%) Mac OS X
6 3 (1.35%) Android
6 3 (1.35%) VxWorks
7 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.90%) zOS
8 1 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (16.14%) Software Engineering
3 31 (13.90%) Scrum
4 24 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (9.42%) Analytics
6 19 (8.52%) Project Management
6 19 (8.52%) Visualisation
7 18 (8.07%) Data Visualisation
8 16 (7.17%) E-Commerce
8 16 (7.17%) MVC
9 15 (6.73%) Web Development
10 14 (6.28%) Test Automation
11 13 (5.83%) SDLC
12 12 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (4.93%) DevOps
13 11 (4.93%) Microservices
13 11 (4.93%) OO
13 11 (4.93%) Translating Business Requirements
14 10 (4.48%) Migration
14 10 (4.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (32.74%) Java
2 58 (26.01%) SQL
3 52 (23.32%) C#
4 42 (18.83%) JavaScript
5 36 (16.14%) Python
6 14 (6.28%) RPG
7 13 (5.83%) C
7 13 (5.83%) C++
8 12 (5.38%) Scala
9 11 (4.93%) PL/SQL
10 10 (4.48%) PHP
11 9 (4.04%) Haskell
12 8 (3.59%) Java 8
12 8 (3.59%) Perl
13 7 (3.14%) R
13 7 (3.14%) Ruby
13 7 (3.14%) VBA
14 6 (2.69%) COBOL
15 5 (2.24%) Groovy
15 5 (2.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (6.73%) Degree
2 12 (5.38%) SC Cleared
2 12 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.24%) CFA
3 5 (2.24%) MBA
3 5 (2.24%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.04%) CDISC
2 8 (3.59%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.35%) QA
4 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.90%) GCP
4 2 (0.90%) MiFID
5 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.45%) EMIR
System Software
1 16 (7.17%) Docker
2 3 (1.35%) HDFS
3 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.45%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (0.45%) RACF
4 1 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (2.24%) Kibana
1 5 (2.24%) Puppet
2 4 (1.79%) Grafana
3 2 (0.90%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.45%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.45%) Packer
4 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 20 (8.97%) Oracle
2 15 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.83%) Cognos
4 12 (5.38%) SAP
5 9 (4.04%) Tableau
6 7 (3.14%) IBM
7 6 (2.69%) Bloomberg
8 5 (2.24%) jBASE
8 5 (2.24%) Temenos
9 4 (1.79%) Google
10 3 (1.35%) Remedy
11 2 (0.90%) Adobe
11 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.90%) Blue Prism
11 2 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.90%) Zend
12 1 (0.45%) Automation Anywhere
12 1 (0.45%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.45%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.45%) Red Hat