Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 514 503 411
Rank change year-on-year -11 -92 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 112 116 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.26% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.27% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 79 154
London median daily rate £525 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +2.10% +1.52%
10th Percentile £400 £300 £306
90th Percentile £650 £595 £546
England median daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
London median hourly rate £42.31 £21.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.58% - -
England median hourly rate £35.56 £37.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.54% -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 London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44141 42982 44791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31959 30601 31582
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 558 689
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in London

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in London

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programmer in London

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in London

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programmer in London

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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
Central London 0 15 £450 +7.14% 1
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 London region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 42 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (34.82%) SQL
3 36 (32.14%) Java
4 32 (28.57%) Finance
5 29 (25.89%) Banking
6 24 (21.43%) C#
7 22 (19.64%) C++
7 22 (19.64%) Python
8 21 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 20 (17.86%) Docker
10 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
11 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 14 (12.50%) TDD
12 14 (12.50%) .NET
13 13 (11.61%) Unix
13 13 (11.61%) C
13 13 (11.61%) Mobile App
13 13 (11.61%) Microservices
14 12 (10.71%) Apple iOS
14 12 (10.71%) CSS
14 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
14 12 (10.71%) Scrum
15 11 (9.82%) Android
15 11 (9.82%) Front Office
16 10 (8.93%) HTML
16 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (8.04%) RESTful
17 9 (8.04%) Degree
17 9 (8.04%) QA

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.79%) CICS
2 2 (1.79%) IIS
2 2 (1.79%) SAS
2 2 (1.79%) WordPress
3 1 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.89%) Apache
3 1 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (0.89%) Drupal
3 1 (0.89%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (0.89%) OpenEdge
3 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.89%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (1.79%) SunGard GMI
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.68%) Serverless
3 1 (0.89%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (8.04%) NoSQL
4 7 (6.25%) Big Data
4 7 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 7 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.46%) DB2
7 2 (1.79%) Adabas
7 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.89%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.89%) Flink
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.89%) Spark SQL
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.36%) Gerrit
2 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.46%) Grunt
3 5 (4.46%) gulp
3 5 (4.46%) Jasmine
4 4 (3.57%) Maven
4 4 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.68%) Babel
5 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.68%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.68%) GDB
5 3 (2.68%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.68%) JUnit
5 3 (2.68%) Mocha
5 3 (2.68%) Sinon.JS
5 3 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.68%) webpack
5 3 (2.68%) Xcode
General
1 32 (28.57%) Finance
2 29 (25.89%) Banking
3 11 (9.82%) Front Office
4 9 (8.04%) Financial Institution
5 6 (5.36%) Back Office
6 5 (4.46%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.68%) Games
7 3 (2.68%) International Banking
8 2 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.89%) Automotive
9 1 (0.89%) Marketing
9 1 (0.89%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.89%) Publishing
9 1 (0.89%) Retail
9 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.89%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.50%) .NET
2 12 (10.71%) CSS
3 10 (8.93%) HTML
4 9 (8.04%) RESTful
4 9 (8.04%) Web Services
5 8 (7.14%) Node.js
6 6 (5.36%) HTML5
6 6 (5.36%) Kafka
6 6 (5.36%) REST
6 6 (5.36%) XML
7 5 (4.46%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (4.46%) jQuery
8 4 (3.57%) .NET Core
8 4 (3.57%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (3.57%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.57%) CSS3
8 4 (3.57%) Flask
8 4 (3.57%) J2ME
8 4 (3.57%) Middleware
9 3 (2.68%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.25%) Animation
4 7 (6.25%) Derivative
4 7 (6.25%) Fixed Income
4 7 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.57%) Data Structures
5 4 (3.57%) Spread Betting
6 3 (2.68%) Equities
6 3 (2.68%) iPad
6 3 (2.68%) iPhone
6 3 (2.68%) Linked Data
7 2 (1.79%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.79%) Java Card
7 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.79%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.79%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.89%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Unix
2 12 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 11 (9.82%) Android
4 6 (5.36%) Linux
5 3 (2.68%) Windows
6 2 (1.79%) AIX
6 2 (1.79%) MVS
6 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 14 (12.50%) TDD
4 13 (11.61%) Microservices
5 12 (10.71%) Scrum
6 9 (8.04%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (8.04%) Open Source
7 8 (7.14%) BDD
7 8 (7.14%) DevOps
7 8 (7.14%) Front End Development
7 8 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 7 (6.25%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (6.25%) iOS Development
8 7 (6.25%) OOP
8 7 (6.25%) Software Architecture
9 6 (5.36%) Change Management
9 6 (5.36%) Low Latency
9 6 (5.36%) Multithreading
9 6 (5.36%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.82%) SQL
2 36 (32.14%) Java
3 24 (21.43%) C#
4 22 (19.64%) C++
4 22 (19.64%) Python
5 21 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 13 (11.61%) C
7 7 (6.25%) Scala
7 7 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.46%) PHP
8 5 (4.46%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.57%) Go
10 3 (2.68%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.68%) ES6
10 3 (2.68%) Perl
10 3 (2.68%) Ruby
10 3 (2.68%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.79%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.79%) NATURAL
11 2 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Degree
2 7 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.68%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.89%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) QA
2 8 (7.14%) MiFID
3 4 (3.57%) EMIR
4 2 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.89%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 20 (17.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.57%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.79%) Puppet
4 1 (0.89%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.04%) Apple
3 5 (4.46%) Oracle
4 4 (3.57%) AppDynamics
4 4 (3.57%) HP
4 4 (3.57%) IBM
4 4 (3.57%) Splunk
5 3 (2.68%) Charles River
6 2 (1.79%) Cognos
6 2 (1.79%) CQG
6 2 (1.79%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.79%) FIS
6 2 (1.79%) Fujitsu
6 2 (1.79%) Software AG
6 2 (1.79%) SunGard
6 2 (1.79%) Tableau
6 2 (1.79%) Vertica
7 1 (0.89%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.89%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.89%) MuleSoft