Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 654 600 442
Rank change year-on-year -54 -158 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 192 230 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.26% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.28% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 172 340
England median daily rate £450 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 13
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £29.10 £34.63 £18.50
90th Percentile £44.70 £41.45 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -17.65%

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 86,860 83,617 94,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,250 54,901 61,259
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,931 3,500
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -38 101 £550 +30.18% 48
South East -36 31 £425 -10.53% 37
North of England +19 21 £406 +16.07% 40
Midlands -6 16 £388 -3.73% 43
North West +7 13 £438 +19.86% 21
East of England -16 11 £319 -25.00% 26
South West +7 10 £325 - 18
West Midlands -11 9 £388 -8.82% 28
East Midlands +2 6 £479 +19.38% 15
Yorkshire -6 4 £409 +36.25% 13
Programmer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 75 (39.06%) SQL
2 53 (27.60%) Java
3 51 (26.56%) Finance
4 50 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (18.23%) C#
5 35 (18.23%) Python
6 32 (16.67%) Unix
7 29 (15.10%) JavaScript
8 28 (14.58%) Oracle
9 27 (14.06%) Linux
10 26 (13.54%) C++
10 26 (13.54%) Banking
11 25 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
12 22 (11.46%) SQL Server
13 19 (9.90%) C
13 19 (9.90%) Scrum
14 18 (9.38%) Project Management
14 18 (9.38%) Test Automation
15 17 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (8.85%) Front Office
16 16 (8.33%) Git (software)
16 16 (8.33%) Degree
17 15 (7.81%) Web Development
17 15 (7.81%) TDD
17 15 (7.81%) .NET
17 15 (7.81%) Windows
17 15 (7.81%) Web Services
18 14 (7.29%) HTML
18 14 (7.29%) Computer Science
18 14 (7.29%) Scala

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 11 (5.73%) Apache Spark
2 7 (3.65%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (3.65%) SAS
3 6 (3.13%) IIS
4 5 (2.60%) nginx
5 4 (2.08%) CICS
5 4 (2.08%) Confluence
5 4 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.56%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (1.04%) Ethereum
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.52%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.52%) Apache
8 1 (0.52%) Apache Airflow
8 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.52%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.52%) uWSGI
Applications
1 12 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.04%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.52%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (3.65%) Oracle BPM
1 7 (3.65%) Sonata
2 4 (2.08%) SAP HCM
3 2 (1.04%) SunGard GMI
4 1 (0.52%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.52%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.52%) INSURE/90
4 1 (0.52%) Kypera Housing
4 1 (0.52%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.52%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.52%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.52%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.21%) GitHub
2 8 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (2.08%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Serverless
6 1 (0.52%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.13%) HTTP
3 4 (2.08%) SSL
4 2 (1.04%) 5G
4 2 (1.04%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.04%) Intranet
5 1 (0.52%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.52%) BOOTP
5 1 (0.52%) Internet
5 1 (0.52%) LTE
5 1 (0.52%) SNMP
5 1 (0.52%) SSH
5 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.77%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.73%) Hadoop
5 10 (5.21%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.69%) DB2
6 9 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 7 (3.65%) Big Data
8 7 (3.65%) Oracle Database
9 6 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.13%) Spotfire
10 5 (2.60%) Adabas
10 5 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (2.08%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.56%) Geospatial Data
12 3 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (1.04%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 16 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.21%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.65%) Cucumber
3 7 (3.65%) IntelliJ
3 7 (3.65%) JIRA
3 7 (3.65%) JUnit
3 7 (3.65%) ProC
4 5 (2.60%) Ant
4 5 (2.60%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.08%) Gatling
5 4 (2.08%) Gerrit
5 4 (2.08%) Grunt
5 4 (2.08%) gulp
5 4 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (2.08%) Maven
5 4 (2.08%) Selenium
5 4 (2.08%) Sublime Text
6 3 (1.56%) GDB
6 3 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (26.56%) Finance
2 26 (13.54%) Banking
3 17 (8.85%) Front Office
4 9 (4.69%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (3.65%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.13%) Back Office
7 4 (2.08%) Games
8 3 (1.56%) Retail
9 2 (1.04%) Legal
9 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.52%) Automotive
10 1 (0.52%) International Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.52%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.81%) .NET
1 15 (7.81%) Web Services
2 14 (7.29%) HTML
3 9 (4.69%) AngularJS
3 9 (4.69%) CSS
3 9 (4.69%) jQuery
3 9 (4.69%) RESTful
3 9 (4.69%) XML
4 8 (4.17%) Node.js
5 7 (3.65%) Kafka
6 6 (3.13%) HTML5
6 6 (3.13%) J2EE
6 6 (3.13%) React
7 5 (2.60%) JSON
7 5 (2.60%) REST
8 4 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (2.08%) Flask
8 4 (2.08%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.08%) Play Framework
8 4 (2.08%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.29%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.77%) Derivative
4 11 (5.73%) Fixed Income
5 9 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (4.17%) Hedge funds
7 6 (3.13%) FMCG
8 5 (2.60%) Fintech
8 5 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.60%) User Experience
9 4 (2.08%) AS400
9 4 (2.08%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.08%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.08%) PMI
10 3 (1.56%) Equities
10 3 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
10 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.56%) SCADA
11 2 (1.04%) Java Card
11 2 (1.04%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.67%) Unix
2 27 (14.06%) Linux
3 15 (7.81%) Windows
4 7 (3.65%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.56%) Android
5 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.04%) AIX
6 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.04%) MVS
6 2 (1.04%) VxWorks
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.04%) zOS
7 1 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.04%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (9.90%) Scrum
3 18 (9.38%) Project Management
3 18 (9.38%) Test Automation
4 17 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (7.81%) TDD
5 15 (7.81%) Web Development
6 13 (6.77%) Migration
6 13 (6.77%) Software Engineering
7 11 (5.73%) Analytics
7 11 (5.73%) DevOps
7 11 (5.73%) OO
7 11 (5.73%) Systems Analysis
8 10 (5.21%) Microservices
8 10 (5.21%) Risk Management
8 10 (5.21%) SDLC
9 9 (4.69%) Translating Business Requirements
9 9 (4.69%) Unit Testing
9 9 (4.69%) Workflow
10 8 (4.17%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 75 (39.06%) SQL
2 53 (27.60%) Java
3 35 (18.23%) C#
3 35 (18.23%) Python
4 29 (15.10%) JavaScript
5 26 (13.54%) C++
6 19 (9.90%) C
7 14 (7.29%) Scala
8 12 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 11 (5.73%) Haskell
9 11 (5.73%) T-SQL
10 10 (5.21%) Perl
10 10 (5.21%) RPG
11 7 (3.65%) Ruby
11 7 (3.65%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.13%) R
13 5 (2.60%) PHP
13 5 (2.60%) RPG IV
14 4 (2.08%) COBOL
14 4 (2.08%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 16 (8.33%) Degree
2 9 (4.69%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.08%) CFA
5 4 (2.08%) MBA
5 4 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.65%) MiFID
1 7 (3.65%) SLA
2 6 (3.13%) CDISC
3 5 (2.60%) QA
4 4 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.56%) EMIR
6 2 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.04%) GCP
6 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (6.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (0.52%) RACF
2 1 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (2.60%) Puppet
2 4 (2.08%) Grafana
2 4 (2.08%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (2.08%) Kibana
2 4 (2.08%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.04%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.52%) Ansible
4 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.52%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 28 (14.58%) Oracle
2 11 (5.73%) SAP
3 10 (5.21%) Cognos
3 10 (5.21%) IBM
4 9 (4.69%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.65%) Tableau
6 5 (2.60%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.60%) Splunk
7 4 (2.08%) AppDynamics
7 4 (2.08%) Google
8 2 (1.04%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.04%) Capita
8 2 (1.04%) CQG
8 2 (1.04%) Fidessa
8 2 (1.04%) FIS
8 2 (1.04%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.04%) HP
8 2 (1.04%) Murex
8 2 (1.04%) SunGard
8 2 (1.04%) Zend