The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 460 352
Rank change year-on-year -16 -108  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 125 164 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.33% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.35% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 104 189
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £306 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +16.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.51% -14.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £20.78 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.50 £37.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +51.51% -17.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
London +5 64 £450 +12.50% 21
South East +9 29 £413 -8.33% 12
West Midlands +22 6 £400 -12.08% 7
South West +4 4 £450 +27.65% 4
North West +2 4 £550 +46.66% 2
Yorkshire +27 3 £325 +4.83% 5
East of England -20 3 £338 +14.40% 13
North East +71 2 - -
East Midlands -7 2 £363 -7.64% 2
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 118 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (40.36%) Java
3 90 (32.14%) SQL
4 79 (28.21%) Linux
5 70 (25.00%) CSS
6 66 (23.57%) Open Source
7 59 (21.07%) C#
8 58 (20.71%) Scala
9 57 (20.36%) Docker
10 56 (20.00%) Microservices
10 56 (20.00%) XML
11 53 (18.93%) Puppet
12 52 (18.57%) MongoDB
13 51 (18.21%) JavaScript
14 49 (17.50%) JSON
15 47 (16.79%) IntelliJ
15 47 (16.79%) Play Framework
16 45 (16.07%) Finance
17 43 (15.36%) NoSQL
18 38 (13.57%) .NET
19 36 (12.86%) Oracle
20 35 (12.50%) C
21 32 (11.43%) C++
21 32 (11.43%) Software Engineering
22 30 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
23 29 (10.36%) Degree
24 28 (10.00%) HTML
25 27 (9.64%) SQL Server
26 26 (9.29%) REST
27 24 (8.57%) Microsoft

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 12 (4.29%) SAS
2 11 (3.93%) CMS
3 10 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (2.14%) GlassFish
5 6 (2.14%) JBoss
5 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.14%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.79%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.79%) Drupal
7 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.36%) CICS
8 1 (0.36%) Liferay
8 1 (0.36%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.71%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.71%) GitHub
3 2 (0.71%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.07%) FTP
2 3 (1.07%) HTTP
2 3 (1.07%) LAN
2 3 (1.07%) WAN
2 3 (1.07%) X.25
3 1 (0.36%) Link 11
3 1 (0.36%) SSL
3 1 (0.36%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (18.57%) MongoDB
2 43 (15.36%) NoSQL
3 27 (9.64%) SQL Server
4 19 (6.79%) Oracle Database
5 16 (5.71%) Oracle Database 12c
6 14 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.93%) Big Data
7 11 (3.93%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.57%) MySQL
9 8 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.50%) DB2
10 7 (2.50%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.07%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.71%) Adabas
13 2 (0.71%) HBase
13 2 (0.71%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 47 (16.79%) IntelliJ
2 19 (6.79%) Git (software)
3 16 (5.71%) Jenkins
4 15 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (5.36%) Visual Studio
5 14 (5.00%) ProC
6 6 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (1.79%) Hudson
7 5 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.79%) Vagrant
8 4 (1.43%) JIRA
8 4 (1.43%) JUnit
9 3 (1.07%) Maven
9 3 (1.07%) NUnit
9 3 (1.07%) Selenium
9 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.71%) gulp
10 2 (0.71%) Robot Framework
10 2 (0.71%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.71%) webpack
General
1 45 (16.07%) Finance
2 23 (8.21%) Banking
3 10 (3.57%) Front Office
3 10 (3.57%) Games
4 9 (3.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.14%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.79%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.07%) Retail
8 2 (0.71%) Marketing
8 2 (0.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (25.00%) CSS
2 56 (20.00%) XML
3 49 (17.50%) JSON
4 47 (16.79%) Play Framework
5 38 (13.57%) .NET
6 28 (10.00%) HTML
7 26 (9.29%) REST
8 23 (8.21%) AngularJS
9 21 (7.50%) Web Services
10 17 (6.07%) Spring
11 13 (4.64%) Hibernate
12 11 (3.93%) .NET Framework
12 11 (3.93%) J2EE
13 10 (3.57%) jQuery
13 10 (3.57%) Node.js
13 10 (3.57%) SOAP
14 9 (3.21%) Elastic Stack
15 8 (2.86%) Entity Framework
15 8 (2.86%) React
16 7 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.93%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.21%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.86%) AS400
5 7 (2.50%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.14%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.79%) Fintech
7 5 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.79%) iSeries
7 5 (1.79%) NHS
7 5 (1.79%) User Experience
8 4 (1.43%) Equities
9 3 (1.07%) Clustering
9 3 (1.07%) Derivative
9 3 (1.07%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.07%) Exotic Derivative
9 3 (1.07%) Life Science
9 3 (1.07%) LPAR
10 2 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 79 (28.21%) Linux
2 23 (8.21%) Unix
3 11 (3.93%) Android
4 10 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.57%) Windows
5 9 (3.21%) Ubuntu
6 4 (1.43%) zOS
7 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.71%) Solaris
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.36%) MVS
8 1 (0.36%) VMS
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (42.14%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (23.57%) Open Source
3 56 (20.00%) Microservices
4 32 (11.43%) Software Engineering
5 30 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (8.21%) TDD
7 20 (7.14%) Scrum
8 19 (6.79%) Mathematics
8 19 (6.79%) MVC
9 16 (5.71%) OO
10 15 (5.36%) DevOps
11 14 (5.00%) Multithreading
12 13 (4.64%) Front End Development
13 11 (3.93%) SDLC
14 10 (3.57%) ETL
14 10 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
14 10 (3.57%) Investment Management
14 10 (3.57%) Test Scripting
14 10 (3.57%) Waterfall
15 9 (3.21%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 113 (40.36%) Java
2 90 (32.14%) SQL
3 59 (21.07%) C#
4 58 (20.71%) Scala
5 51 (18.21%) JavaScript
6 35 (12.50%) C
7 32 (11.43%) C++
8 19 (6.79%) Python
9 17 (6.07%) PL/SQL
9 17 (6.07%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.29%) Shell Script
11 11 (3.93%) PHP
11 11 (3.93%) RPG
12 9 (3.21%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.21%) Ruby
12 9 (3.21%) VBA
13 8 (2.86%) Assembly Language
14 7 (2.50%) COBOL
14 7 (2.50%) Go
15 6 (2.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (10.36%) Degree
2 4 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (1.43%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (1.07%) CFA
3 3 (1.07%) MBA
3 3 (1.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) PhD
4 2 (0.71%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) CDISC
2 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.36%) EMIR
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 15022
2 1 (0.36%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.36%) MiFID
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 57 (20.36%) Docker
2 3 (1.07%) HDFS
3 2 (0.71%) Samba
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.36%) RACF
4 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 53 (18.93%) Puppet
2 7 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.79%) Ansible
4 3 (1.07%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.07%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (0.71%) Oozie
6 1 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.36%) vRealize
6 1 (0.36%) zSecure
Vendors
1 36 (12.86%) Oracle
2 24 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.21%) Apple
3 9 (3.21%) SAP
4 8 (2.86%) Sybase
5 7 (2.50%) IBM
6 6 (2.14%) Adobe
6 6 (2.14%) hybris
6 6 (2.14%) webMethods
7 5 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.43%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.43%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.43%) Infragistics
8 4 (1.43%) Teradata
9 3 (1.07%) CA
9 3 (1.07%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.71%) HP
10 2 (0.71%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.71%) Progress
10 2 (0.71%) Veritas
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