The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
England / London
Rank 327 363 312
Rank change year-on-year +36 -51  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 79 77 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.35% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.37% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 49 88
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £553 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -  
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 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
City of London -3 9 £525 +10.52% 7
West End of London - 2 £98 - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 51 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (40.00%) SQL
3 44 (36.67%) Java
4 43 (35.83%) C#
5 35 (29.17%) Finance
6 34 (28.33%) .NET
7 26 (21.67%) Degree
8 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 24 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 20 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (15.83%) Software Engineering
12 18 (15.00%) TDD
12 18 (15.00%) Mathematics
12 18 (15.00%) Computer Science
13 17 (14.17%) Scrum
14 16 (13.33%) Banking
15 15 (12.50%) MVC
15 15 (12.50%) C++
15 15 (12.50%) Linux
15 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
15 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (11.67%) Investment Management
16 14 (11.67%) T-SQL
16 14 (11.67%) Oracle
17 13 (10.83%) Visual Studio
17 13 (10.83%) Web Services
17 13 (10.83%) Front Office
17 13 (10.83%) SDLC
18 12 (10.00%) Waterfall

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.17%) GlassFish
3 5 (4.17%) JBoss
3 5 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.33%) SAS
5 3 (2.50%) CMS
5 3 (2.50%) Drupal
6 2 (1.67%) Liferay
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.83%) CICS
7 1 (0.83%) Documentum
7 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.67%) GitHub
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) LAN
1 1 (0.83%) SNMP
1 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) MySQL
3 7 (5.83%) Big Data
4 6 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 5 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.50%) SAP BW
7 3 (2.50%) SAP HANA
8 2 (1.67%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.67%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Visual Studio
2 10 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.50%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.50%) Hudson
4 3 (2.50%) NUnit
4 3 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.50%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.67%) JUnit
5 2 (1.67%) Moq
5 2 (1.67%) Xcode
6 1 (0.83%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.83%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.83%) JIRA
6 1 (0.83%) Maven
6 1 (0.83%) Selenium
6 1 (0.83%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (29.17%) Finance
2 16 (13.33%) Banking
3 13 (10.83%) Front Office
4 5 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.17%) Games
4 5 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (28.33%) .NET
2 13 (10.83%) Web Services
3 12 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 10 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 9 (7.50%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (7.50%) HTML
5 9 (7.50%) J2EE
5 9 (7.50%) Spring
6 7 (5.83%) CSS
6 7 (5.83%) Entity Framework
6 7 (5.83%) Node.js
6 7 (5.83%) REST
7 6 (5.00%) Hibernate
7 6 (5.00%) SOAP
7 6 (5.00%) XML
8 5 (4.17%) JSTL
8 5 (4.17%) Struts
8 5 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (3.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.17%) Equities
4 10 (8.33%) Fixed Income
5 8 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (5.00%) Fintech
7 4 (3.33%) Derivative
8 3 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (2.50%) Exotic Derivative
9 2 (1.67%) AS400
9 2 (1.67%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.67%) HoloLens
10 1 (0.83%) Clustering
10 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.83%) iSeries
10 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.83%) VAX
10 1 (0.83%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.50%) Linux
2 10 (8.33%) Unix
3 9 (7.50%) Ubuntu
4 7 (5.83%) Windows
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (15.83%) Software Engineering
4 18 (15.00%) Mathematics
4 18 (15.00%) TDD
5 17 (14.17%) Scrum
6 15 (12.50%) MVC
7 14 (11.67%) Investment Management
8 13 (10.83%) SDLC
9 12 (10.00%) Asset Management
9 12 (10.00%) OO
9 12 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 10 (8.33%) Inversion of Control
10 10 (8.33%) Open Source
11 9 (7.50%) Dependency Injection
11 9 (7.50%) Load Balancing
12 8 (6.67%) SOA
13 7 (5.83%) Fund Management
14 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce
14 6 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 48 (40.00%) SQL
2 44 (36.67%) Java
3 43 (35.83%) C#
4 25 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.50%) C++
6 14 (11.67%) T-SQL
7 11 (9.17%) Scala
8 10 (8.33%) VBA
9 9 (7.50%) PowerShell
9 9 (7.50%) Shell Script
10 8 (6.67%) C
11 6 (5.00%) Python
12 5 (4.17%) PHP
12 5 (4.17%) PL/SQL
12 5 (4.17%) Ruby
13 4 (3.33%) VB
14 3 (2.50%) ABAP
14 3 (2.50%) COBOL
14 3 (2.50%) Perl
14 3 (2.50%) RPG
Qualifications
1 26 (21.67%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) CFA
2 3 (2.50%) MBA
3 2 (1.67%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) PhD
4 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.83%) CDISC
1 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.83%) EMIR
1 1 (0.83%) ISO15022
1 1 (0.83%) ISO20022
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (3.33%) Puppet
2 3 (2.50%) Ansible
2 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.67%) Oracle
3 9 (7.50%) Sybase
4 7 (5.83%) SAP
5 5 (4.17%) hybris
5 5 (4.17%) webMethods
6 4 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.50%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.50%) IBM
7 3 (2.50%) Infragistics
7 3 (2.50%) Teradata
8 2 (1.67%) Typemock
9 1 (0.83%) Adobe
9 1 (0.83%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.83%) HP
9 1 (0.83%) JDA
9 1 (0.83%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.83%) Talend
9 1 (0.83%) Twitter
9 1 (0.83%) Xamarin