The median contractor rate for a Software Programmer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Programmer
UK / England
Rank 560 598 586
Rank change year-on-year +38 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 23 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.039% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.041% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 17
Median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £367 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £395 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.25 -

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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
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 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in England

Software Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Programmer in England

Software Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Programmer in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Programmer in England

Software Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Programmer in England

Software 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 Software Programmer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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 +38 20 £360 - 2
South East +24 1 £275 -31.25% 1
East of England - 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £525 -
Software Programmer
UK

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Software 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 Software Programmer in the job title.

1 27 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (45.45%) C#
4 13 (39.39%) .NET
5 12 (36.36%) SQL
6 11 (33.33%) Java
6 11 (33.33%) Linux
7 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
7 10 (30.30%) Degree
7 10 (30.30%) T-SQL
8 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
8 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
8 9 (27.27%) Ubuntu
8 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
8 9 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
8 9 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
8 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (21.21%) REST
9 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
9 7 (21.21%) TDD
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
10 6 (18.18%) HTML
10 6 (18.18%) SOAP
10 6 (18.18%) Web Services
10 6 (18.18%) OO
10 6 (18.18%) Spring

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (15.15%) GlassFish
1 5 (15.15%) JBoss
1 5 (15.15%) Tomcat
1 5 (15.15%) WebLogic
1 5 (15.15%) WebSphere
2 3 (9.09%) CMS
2 3 (9.09%) Drupal
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Git (software)
2 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (9.09%) Hudson
4 3 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (9.09%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.03%) GitLab
5 1 (3.03%) Maven
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) .NET
2 9 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (21.21%) REST
4 6 (18.18%) HTML
4 6 (18.18%) SOAP
4 6 (18.18%) Spring
4 6 (18.18%) Web Services
5 5 (15.15%) CSS
5 5 (15.15%) J2EE
5 5 (15.15%) JSTL
5 5 (15.15%) Struts
6 2 (6.06%) React
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.03%) JSON
7 1 (3.03%) JSP
7 1 (3.03%) Redux
7 1 (3.03%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (21.21%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) RIA
4 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (27.27%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Software Engineering
2 22 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (27.27%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 7 (21.21%) TDD
5 6 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (18.18%) OO
5 6 (18.18%) Open Source
6 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (15.15%) DevOps
6 5 (15.15%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
6 5 (15.15%) RAD
6 5 (15.15%) RUP
6 5 (15.15%) Scrum
6 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.15%) UML
6 5 (15.15%) Validation
6 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) C#
2 12 (36.36%) SQL
3 11 (33.33%) Java
4 10 (30.30%) T-SQL
5 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (9.09%) PHP
7 2 (6.06%) C++
8 1 (3.03%) C
8 1 (3.03%) Groovy
8 1 (3.03%) Python
8 1 (3.03%) Ruby
8 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) hybris
3 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Kofax
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Xamarin