The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 360 358 320
Rank change year-on-year -2 -38  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 64 60 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.28% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.29% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 38 90
Median daily rate £450 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £314 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +16.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £30.60 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +51.51% -17.50%  

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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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 -8 6 £450 - 7
Mayfair - 1 £463 -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 63 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (40.56%) SQL
3 46 (32.17%) Java
4 45 (31.47%) C#
5 39 (27.27%) Finance
6 34 (23.78%) JavaScript
7 27 (18.88%) .NET
7 27 (18.88%) Software Engineering
8 25 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (16.08%) Banking
9 23 (16.08%) Degree
10 21 (14.69%) Open Source
11 20 (13.99%) REST
11 20 (13.99%) Microsoft
12 19 (13.29%) C
12 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
12 19 (13.29%) AngularJS
13 18 (12.59%) TDD
14 17 (11.89%) Oracle
14 17 (11.89%) Linux
14 17 (11.89%) Scrum
15 16 (11.19%) Unix
15 16 (11.19%) Mathematics
16 15 (10.49%) Web Services
16 15 (10.49%) CSS
16 15 (10.49%) HTML
16 15 (10.49%) Python
16 15 (10.49%) MVC
16 15 (10.49%) Jenkins
17 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills

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 10 (6.99%) WebSphere
2 9 (6.29%) CMS
3 7 (4.90%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (4.20%) GlassFish
4 6 (4.20%) JBoss
4 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.20%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.50%) Drupal
6 4 (2.80%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.70%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.70%) CICS
8 1 (0.70%) Liferay
8 1 (0.70%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.40%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.70%) GitHub
4 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.99%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.99%) Oracle Database 12c
3 9 (6.29%) MySQL
4 8 (5.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (4.20%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.80%) Big Data
6 4 (2.80%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.10%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.40%) HBase
8 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.70%) Impala
9 1 (0.70%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.70%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 15 (10.49%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.99%) Visual Studio
4 8 (5.59%) ProC
5 5 (3.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (3.50%) Hudson
5 5 (3.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (3.50%) Vagrant
6 4 (2.80%) JUnit
7 3 (2.10%) Maven
7 3 (2.10%) NUnit
7 3 (2.10%) Selenium
8 2 (1.40%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.40%) Grunt
8 2 (1.40%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.40%) Robot Framework
8 2 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.40%) webpack
8 2 (1.40%) Xcode
General
1 39 (27.27%) Finance
2 23 (16.08%) Banking
3 10 (6.99%) Front Office
4 6 (4.20%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.50%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.50%) Games
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
6 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.88%) .NET
2 20 (13.99%) REST
3 19 (13.29%) AngularJS
4 15 (10.49%) CSS
4 15 (10.49%) HTML
4 15 (10.49%) Web Services
5 14 (9.79%) Spring
6 10 (6.99%) J2EE
7 9 (6.29%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (6.29%) Hibernate
7 9 (6.29%) Node.js
8 8 (5.59%) .NET Framework
9 7 (4.90%) React
9 7 (4.90%) Struts
10 6 (4.20%) JSTL
10 6 (4.20%) SOAP
10 6 (4.20%) XML
11 5 (3.50%) Entity Framework
11 5 (3.50%) Middleware
11 5 (3.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.39%) Computer Science
3 11 (7.69%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.90%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.50%) Fintech
5 5 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (3.50%) User Experience
6 4 (2.80%) Equities
6 4 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.10%) AS400
7 3 (2.10%) Derivative
7 3 (2.10%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (2.10%) Exotic Derivative
8 2 (1.40%) Animation
8 2 (1.40%) iSeries
8 2 (1.40%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.70%) iPad
9 1 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.89%) Linux
2 16 (11.19%) Unix
3 11 (7.69%) Android
4 10 (6.99%) Apple iOS
5 9 (6.29%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.20%) Windows
7 1 (0.70%) MVS
7 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.88%) Software Engineering
3 25 (17.48%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (14.69%) Open Source
5 18 (12.59%) TDD
6 17 (11.89%) Scrum
7 16 (11.19%) Mathematics
8 15 (10.49%) MVC
9 13 (9.09%) DevOps
10 12 (8.39%) OO
11 10 (6.99%) Front End Development
11 10 (6.99%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (6.99%) Investment Management
11 10 (6.99%) Microservices
11 10 (6.99%) Test Scripting
12 9 (6.29%) Asset Management
12 9 (6.29%) Break/Fix
12 9 (6.29%) Dependency Injection
12 9 (6.29%) Load Balancing
12 9 (6.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (40.56%) SQL
2 46 (32.17%) Java
3 45 (31.47%) C#
4 34 (23.78%) JavaScript
5 19 (13.29%) C
6 15 (10.49%) Python
7 13 (9.09%) C++
7 13 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 11 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 10 (6.99%) PHP
9 10 (6.99%) Scala
10 9 (6.29%) PL/SQL
10 9 (6.29%) PowerShell
10 9 (6.29%) VBA
11 7 (4.90%) Go
12 5 (3.50%) Ruby
12 5 (3.50%) VB
13 3 (2.10%) RPG
14 2 (1.40%) COBOL
14 2 (1.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (16.08%) Degree
2 4 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.10%) CFA
3 3 (2.10%) MBA
3 3 (2.10%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (1.40%) PhD
4 2 (1.40%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.70%) PMP
5 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) CDISC
1 1 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.70%) EMIR
1 1 (0.70%) ISO 15022
1 1 (0.70%) ISO 20022
1 1 (0.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.70%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.70%) HDFS
2 1 (0.70%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) Puppet
2 5 (3.50%) Ansible
2 5 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.10%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.70%) Oozie
4 1 (0.70%) zSecure
Vendors
1 20 (13.99%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.89%) Oracle
3 9 (6.29%) Apple
4 7 (4.90%) Sybase
5 6 (4.20%) Adobe
5 6 (4.20%) hybris
5 6 (4.20%) webMethods
6 5 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.80%) Atlassian
7 4 (2.80%) IBM
7 4 (2.80%) Infragistics
8 2 (1.40%) Typemock
9 1 (0.70%) Blue Prism
9 1 (0.70%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.70%) Google
9 1 (0.70%) Tableau
9 1 (0.70%) Talend
9 1 (0.70%) Twitter
9 1 (0.70%) Vertica
9 1 (0.70%) Xamarin
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago