Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 657 605 414
Rank change year-on-year -52 -191 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 206 258 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.26% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.28% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 162 398
England median daily rate £463 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £650 £561 £538
UK median daily rate £463 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +17.09% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 15
England median hourly rate £29.62 £37.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.48% -12.35% +21.43%
10th Percentile £21.85 £29.46 £32.50
90th Percentile £51.80 £40.66 £44.20
UK median hourly rate £29.62 £37.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -20.48% -12.35% +21.43%

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 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -7 114 £519 +19.94% 9
South East -23 32 £425 +13.33% 4
North of England +30 17 £388 +10.71% 7
South West +2 16 £423 +5.63% 3
Midlands +33 13 £425 +30.67% 2
West Midlands +26 13 £425 +34.71% 2
North West +17 10 £425 +6.25% 3
East of England -12 9 £319 -15.00% 10
Yorkshire +12 4 £388 +21.09% 3
North East +62 3 £350 +59.09% 1
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 73 (35.44%) SQL
2 66 (32.04%) Java
3 65 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (27.18%) Finance
5 37 (17.96%) C#
6 35 (16.99%) JavaScript
7 33 (16.02%) Banking
8 31 (15.05%) Python
9 30 (14.56%) Docker
10 29 (14.08%) C++
11 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
11 27 (13.11%) CSS
12 26 (12.62%) Oracle
12 26 (12.62%) Unix
13 25 (12.14%) .NET
13 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (10.68%) Microservices
14 22 (10.68%) Linux
15 20 (9.71%) HTML
15 20 (9.71%) Microsoft
15 20 (9.71%) NoSQL
15 20 (9.71%) Test Automation
16 19 (9.22%) Git (software)
16 19 (9.22%) TDD
17 18 (8.74%) C
17 18 (8.74%) Scala
17 18 (8.74%) Open Source
18 17 (8.25%) Scrum
19 16 (7.77%) XML
20 14 (6.80%) Web Services

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 (5.83%) SAS
2 9 (4.37%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.37%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.46%) Apache
3 3 (1.46%) CICS
3 3 (1.46%) IIS
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.97%) Confluence
4 2 (0.97%) JBoss
4 2 (0.97%) nginx
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (0.97%) Tuxedo
4 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.97%) WordPress
5 1 (0.49%) CMS
5 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.49%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.97%) S-PLUS
3 1 (0.49%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (5.34%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (4.37%) Sonata
3 2 (0.97%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.97%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.97%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.49%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.49%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.49%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.49%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.49%) Kypera Housing
4 1 (0.49%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.49%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.49%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.49%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.49%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.49%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) Serverless
4 2 (0.97%) GitHub
5 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) npm
5 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.91%) HTTP
2 5 (2.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.97%) Intranet
4 1 (0.49%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.49%) SSL
4 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.71%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (5.83%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.88%) Big Data
6 8 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.88%) MySQL
6 8 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 7 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.40%) RDBMS
8 6 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.91%) DB2
8 6 (2.91%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.43%) Adabas
9 5 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.46%) Base SAS
12 2 (0.97%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 19 (9.22%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.80%) IntelliJ
3 9 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.88%) JUnit
5 6 (2.91%) Gerrit
5 6 (2.91%) Grunt
5 6 (2.91%) gulp
5 6 (2.91%) JIRA
5 6 (2.91%) Maven
6 5 (2.43%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.43%) Jasmine
6 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.94%) GitLab
7 4 (1.94%) PhpStorm
7 4 (1.94%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.46%) Babel
8 3 (1.46%) Mocha
8 3 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.46%) webpack
General
1 56 (27.18%) Finance
2 33 (16.02%) Banking
3 12 (5.83%) Front Office
4 9 (4.37%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.91%) Back Office
5 6 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.43%) Games
7 4 (1.94%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.46%) International Banking
9 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.97%) Automotive
9 2 (0.97%) Publishing
9 2 (0.97%) Retail
10 1 (0.49%) Electronics
10 1 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.11%) CSS
2 25 (12.14%) .NET
3 20 (9.71%) HTML
4 16 (7.77%) XML
5 14 (6.80%) Web Services
6 12 (5.83%) JSON
7 11 (5.34%) Play Framework
7 11 (5.34%) RESTful
8 10 (4.85%) Node.js
9 8 (3.88%) AngularJS
10 7 (3.40%) HTML5
10 7 (3.40%) jQuery
10 7 (3.40%) REST
11 6 (2.91%) Flask
11 6 (2.91%) Kafka
11 6 (2.91%) React
12 5 (2.43%) Spring
13 4 (1.94%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (1.94%) Hibernate
13 4 (1.94%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.31%) Mobile App
3 12 (5.83%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.88%) Derivative
5 7 (3.40%) Animation
5 7 (3.40%) Fixed Income
5 7 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.91%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.94%) AS400
7 4 (1.94%) iPad
7 4 (1.94%) Life Science
7 4 (1.94%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.94%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.94%) Spread Betting
8 3 (1.46%) Equities
8 3 (1.46%) iPhone
8 3 (1.46%) SCADA
8 3 (1.46%) User Experience
9 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.62%) Unix
2 22 (10.68%) Linux
3 14 (6.80%) Android
3 14 (6.80%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.88%) Windows
5 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.97%) AIX
6 2 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (0.97%) MVS
6 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.97%) zOS
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (10.68%) Microservices
3 20 (9.71%) Test Automation
4 19 (9.22%) TDD
5 18 (8.74%) Open Source
6 17 (8.25%) Scrum
7 14 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (6.31%) Software Engineering
9 12 (5.83%) Data Analysis
9 12 (5.83%) Project Management
9 12 (5.83%) Systems Analysis
10 11 (5.34%) BDD
10 11 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (5.34%) DevOps
10 11 (5.34%) Unit Testing
10 11 (5.34%) Web Development
11 10 (4.85%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (4.85%) Workflow
12 9 (4.37%) Change Management
12 9 (4.37%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (35.44%) SQL
2 66 (32.04%) Java
3 37 (17.96%) C#
4 35 (16.99%) JavaScript
5 31 (15.05%) Python
6 29 (14.08%) C++
7 18 (8.74%) C
7 18 (8.74%) Scala
8 11 (5.34%) PL/SQL
9 10 (4.85%) PHP
10 9 (4.37%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.91%) Delphi
11 6 (2.91%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.43%) R
12 5 (2.43%) Ruby
13 4 (1.94%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.94%) Go
13 4 (1.94%) NATURAL
13 4 (1.94%) Perl
13 4 (1.94%) RPG
Qualifications
1 13 (6.31%) Degree
1 13 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.46%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.49%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.37%) QA
1 9 (4.37%) SLA
2 8 (3.88%) MiFID
3 4 (1.94%) EMIR
4 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.97%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.97%) GCP
5 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.49%) CDISC
6 1 (0.49%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 30 (14.56%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
Systems Management
1 12 (5.83%) Puppet
2 9 (4.37%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.94%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.97%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.49%) Ansible
5 1 (0.49%) Grafana
5 1 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.49%) Kibana
5 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (12.62%) Oracle
2 20 (9.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.37%) Apple
3 9 (4.37%) IBM
4 6 (2.91%) SAP
5 4 (1.94%) AppDynamics
5 4 (1.94%) Cognos
5 4 (1.94%) HP
5 4 (1.94%) Splunk
6 3 (1.46%) Charles River
6 3 (1.46%) Tableau
7 2 (0.97%) Capita
7 2 (0.97%) CQG
7 2 (0.97%) Fidessa
7 2 (0.97%) Hyperion
7 2 (0.97%) Progress
7 2 (0.97%) Software AG
7 2 (0.97%) SunGard
7 2 (0.97%) Sybase
7 2 (0.97%) Vertica