Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Programmer was £598 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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.

Software Programmer
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 624 606 608
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 8 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.017% 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.024% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 10
London median daily rate £598 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.95% +7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £463 £258 £334
90th Percentile £900 £550 £413
England median daily rate £560 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +57.75% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £37.25 £44.50
% change year-on-year - -16.29% -

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
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 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in London

Software Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Programmer in London

Software Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Programmer in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Programmer in London

Software Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Programmer in London

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 London region featuring Software Programmer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) MiFID
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) FIS
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) Puppet
4 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (25.00%) Play Framework
4 2 (25.00%) EMIR
4 2 (25.00%) Docker
4 2 (25.00%) Microservices
4 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (25.00%) Derivative
4 2 (25.00%) SunGard GMI
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) Equities
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) Linux

Software 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SunGard GMI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Core
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) Play Framework
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
3 1 (12.50%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (25.00%) Derivative
1 2 (25.00%) Equities
1 2 (25.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Microservices
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) JCL
4 1 (12.50%) NATURAL
4 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) MiFID
2 2 (25.00%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) CQG
1 2 (25.00%) Fidessa
1 2 (25.00%) FIS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) SunGard
2 1 (12.50%) Fujitsu
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Software AG