The median contractor rate for a Software Programmer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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.

Software Programmer
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 426 422
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.005% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £343 £331
% change year-on-year -24.08% +3.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 23 June 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 24 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) Linux
3 11 (40.74%) C#
3 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 11 (40.74%) .NET
4 10 (37.04%) Java
5 9 (33.33%) T-SQL
5 9 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 9 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
5 9 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
5 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
5 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 9 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (33.33%) Break/Fix
6 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
6 8 (29.63%) Degree
6 8 (29.63%) Open Source
7 7 (25.93%) Puppet
7 7 (25.93%) CSS
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) OO
8 6 (22.22%) JBoss
8 6 (22.22%) RAD
8 6 (22.22%) RUP

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 6 (22.22%) GlassFish
1 6 (22.22%) JBoss
1 6 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 6 (22.22%) WebLogic
1 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 5 (18.52%) CMS
2 5 (18.52%) Drupal
2 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) MySQL
2 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (18.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (18.52%) Hudson
2 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
2 5 (18.52%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (18.52%) Vagrant
3 2 (7.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (25.93%) CSS
4 6 (22.22%) J2EE
4 6 (22.22%) JSTL
4 6 (22.22%) REST
4 6 (22.22%) SOAP
4 6 (22.22%) Spring
4 6 (22.22%) Struts
4 6 (22.22%) Web Services
5 5 (18.52%) HTML
6 2 (7.41%) JSON
6 2 (7.41%) Play Framework
6 2 (7.41%) XML
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
7 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (29.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Software Engineering
2 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) Break/Fix
3 9 (33.33%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (33.33%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 8 (29.63%) Open Source
5 7 (25.93%) OO
6 6 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 6 (22.22%) Mathematics
6 6 (22.22%) RAD
6 6 (22.22%) RUP
6 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 6 (22.22%) TDD
6 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (22.22%) UML
6 6 (22.22%) Validation
6 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) Java
3 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 9 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) PHP
6 2 (7.41%) Scala
7 1 (3.70%) C
7 1 (3.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (7.41%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Puppet
2 5 (18.52%) Ansible
2 5 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) hybris
3 5 (18.52%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (14.81%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.70%) Kofax