The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 437 353
Rank change year-on-year +10 -84  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 157 179 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.36% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.38% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 116 192
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £309 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £52.50 £28.63 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.40% -32.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £15.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £44.18 £123.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £15.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +366.66% -64.70%  

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +29 79 £450 +5.88% 36
South East +10 36 £475 +18.75% 17
West Midlands +16 19 £450 - 6
North West +23 6 £353 +0.71% 3
Yorkshire +12 5 £525 +55.55% 2
East of England -4 4 £450 - 19
East Midlands -7 3 £283 -
South West -16 1 £413 -17.50% 5
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 98 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (38.19%) Java
3 78 (30.71%) SQL
4 64 (25.20%) C#
5 60 (23.62%) Linux
6 54 (21.26%) CSS
6 54 (21.26%) Scala
7 50 (19.69%) .NET
8 48 (18.90%) XML
9 46 (18.11%) JavaScript
10 44 (17.32%) Open Source
11 42 (16.54%) Puppet
11 42 (16.54%) MongoDB
11 42 (16.54%) Microservices
12 41 (16.14%) JSON
13 39 (15.35%) Docker
14 38 (14.96%) Finance
14 38 (14.96%) IntelliJ
14 38 (14.96%) Play Framework
15 36 (14.17%) SQL Server
16 33 (12.99%) NoSQL
17 32 (12.60%) Degree
18 31 (12.20%) C++
19 30 (11.81%) Software Engineering
20 26 (10.24%) Oracle
21 25 (9.84%) Computer Science
22 24 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
22 24 (9.45%) MVC
23 23 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
23 23 (9.06%) Visual Studio

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 13 (5.12%) SAS
2 9 (3.54%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.76%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.97%) GlassFish
5 5 (1.97%) JBoss
5 5 (1.97%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.97%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.18%) CMS
6 3 (1.18%) Drupal
7 2 (0.79%) Liferay
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.39%) CICS
8 1 (0.39%) Documentum
8 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (7.48%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.51%) MS Office
3 5 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.18%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.79%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.97%) LAN
1 5 (1.97%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.18%) FTP
2 3 (1.18%) WAN
2 3 (1.18%) X.25
3 2 (0.79%) HTTP
3 2 (0.79%) SSL
4 1 (0.39%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.39%) SNMP
4 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (16.54%) MongoDB
2 36 (14.17%) SQL Server
3 33 (12.99%) NoSQL
4 10 (3.94%) Big Data
4 10 (3.94%) Hadoop
4 10 (3.94%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.15%) MySQL
5 8 (3.15%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (1.97%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.97%) DB2
9 4 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.18%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.18%) SAP HANA
10 3 (1.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (14.96%) IntelliJ
2 23 (9.06%) Git (software)
2 23 (9.06%) Visual Studio
3 17 (6.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (4.72%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.18%) Hudson
7 3 (1.18%) JIRA
7 3 (1.18%) NUnit
7 3 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.18%) ProC
7 3 (1.18%) Subversion
7 3 (1.18%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.79%) Bower
8 2 (0.79%) Grunt
8 2 (0.79%) Maven
8 2 (0.79%) Moq
General
1 38 (14.96%) Finance
2 16 (6.30%) Banking
3 13 (5.12%) Front Office
3 13 (5.12%) Games
4 7 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.18%) Publishing
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.26%) CSS
2 50 (19.69%) .NET
3 48 (18.90%) XML
4 41 (16.14%) JSON
5 38 (14.96%) Play Framework
6 23 (9.06%) AngularJS
7 19 (7.48%) .NET Framework
7 19 (7.48%) HTML
8 17 (6.69%) Entity Framework
8 17 (6.69%) Web Services
9 12 (4.72%) jQuery
9 12 (4.72%) Spring
10 11 (4.33%) REST
11 10 (3.94%) ASP.NET
11 10 (3.94%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (3.94%) J2EE
11 10 (3.94%) LINQ
11 10 (3.94%) Node.js
11 10 (3.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
12 9 (3.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 23 (9.06%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.94%) Equities
3 10 (3.94%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.76%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.36%) NHS
7 5 (1.97%) AS400
7 5 (1.97%) Fintech
7 5 (1.97%) Xbox
8 4 (1.57%) Derivative
8 4 (1.57%) iSeries
9 3 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
9 3 (1.18%) Exotic Derivative
9 3 (1.18%) Life Science
9 3 (1.18%) LPAR
10 2 (0.79%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.79%) Mobile Games
10 2 (0.79%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 60 (23.62%) Linux
2 16 (6.30%) Unix
3 11 (4.33%) Windows
4 9 (3.54%) Ubuntu
5 4 (1.57%) zOS
6 3 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.79%) Solaris
7 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.39%) VME
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (38.58%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.32%) Open Source
3 42 (16.54%) Microservices
4 30 (11.81%) Software Engineering
5 24 (9.45%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (9.45%) MVC
6 22 (8.66%) TDD
7 21 (8.27%) Mathematics
8 19 (7.48%) Scrum
9 17 (6.69%) OO
10 16 (6.30%) SDLC
11 14 (5.51%) Investment Management
12 12 (4.72%) Asset Management
12 12 (4.72%) Waterfall
13 11 (4.33%) Web Development
14 10 (3.94%) Inversion of Control
14 10 (3.94%) Migration
14 10 (3.94%) Workflow
15 9 (3.54%) Dependency Injection
15 9 (3.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 97 (38.19%) Java
2 78 (30.71%) SQL
3 64 (25.20%) C#
4 54 (21.26%) Scala
5 46 (18.11%) JavaScript
6 31 (12.20%) C++
7 23 (9.06%) T-SQL
8 19 (7.48%) C
9 12 (4.72%) PL/SQL
10 11 (4.33%) VBA
11 10 (3.94%) RPG
11 10 (3.94%) Shell Script
12 9 (3.54%) COBOL
12 9 (3.54%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.54%) Python
13 8 (3.15%) Ruby
14 7 (2.76%) TypeScript
15 6 (2.36%) PHP
15 6 (2.36%) RPG IV
16 5 (1.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (12.60%) Degree
2 10 (3.94%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.18%) CFA
4 3 (1.18%) MBA
5 2 (0.79%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.57%) QA
2 3 (1.18%) CDISC
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.39%) EMIR
3 1 (0.39%) ISO15022
3 1 (0.39%) ISO20022
System Software
1 39 (15.35%) Docker
2 2 (0.79%) Samba
Systems Management
1 42 (16.54%) Puppet
2 3 (1.18%) Ansible
2 3 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.18%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.39%) Oozie
3 1 (0.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 26 (10.24%) Oracle
2 20 (7.87%) Microsoft
3 13 (5.12%) SAP
4 9 (3.54%) Sybase
5 5 (1.97%) hybris
5 5 (1.97%) IBM
5 5 (1.97%) Teradata
5 5 (1.97%) webMethods
6 4 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.18%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.18%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.18%) CA
7 3 (1.18%) Infragistics
8 2 (0.79%) HP
8 2 (0.79%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.79%) Typemock
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe
9 1 (0.39%) Informatica
9 1 (0.39%) JDA
9 1 (0.39%) Siemens
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