Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 318 254
Rank change year-on-year -28 -64 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 32 60 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.36% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.38% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 105
South East median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76% +30.77%
10th Percentile £320 £263 £313
90th Percentile £520 £488 £569
England median daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15904 15621 18300
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.95% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9440 9298 10742
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 772 917
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the South East

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in the South East

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the South East over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programmer in the South East

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in the South East

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Thames Valley -21 15 £425 +41.67% 3
Berkshire 0 12 £425 +41.67% 3
Sussex - 7 £463 -
Hampshire +3 4 £500 +54.80% 3
Oxfordshire +9 2 £575 +109.09%
West Sussex -6 2 - -
Surrey -18 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -35 1 - -
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 South East region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 12 (37.50%) Finance
3 11 (34.38%) Unix
4 10 (31.25%) Java
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle
5 9 (28.13%) SLA
5 9 (28.13%) Workflow
5 9 (28.13%) Project Management
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (28.13%) Data Analysis
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (28.13%) Systems Analysis
5 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (28.13%) Sonata
5 9 (28.13%) Defect Management
6 8 (25.00%) NoSQL
6 8 (25.00%) Linux
7 7 (21.88%) XML
8 6 (18.75%) CSS
8 6 (18.75%) Puppet
8 6 (18.75%) Microservices
8 6 (18.75%) Docker
8 6 (18.75%) JSON
9 5 (15.63%) Play Framework
9 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
9 5 (15.63%) Open Source
9 5 (15.63%) Scala
9 5 (15.63%) Python
9 5 (15.63%) IntelliJ

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (28.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.25%) SAS
3 1 (3.13%) Alfresco
3 1 (3.13%) CICS
3 1 (3.13%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
3 1 (3.13%) uWSGI
Business Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle BPM
1 9 (28.13%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.38%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) Adabas
4 2 (6.25%) Big Data
5 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) IntelliJ
2 2 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (3.13%) Ant
3 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) JIRA
3 1 (3.13%) JUnit
3 1 (3.13%) Mockito
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Banking
2 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 6 (18.75%) CSS
2 6 (18.75%) JSON
3 5 (15.63%) Play Framework
4 3 (9.38%) HTML
5 2 (6.25%) .NET
5 2 (6.25%) Flask
5 2 (6.25%) Web Services
5 2 (6.25%) XSLT
6 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.13%) Django
6 1 (3.13%) J2EE
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) JSP
6 1 (3.13%) Node.js
6 1 (3.13%) React
6 1 (3.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) SCADA
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Fintech
3 1 (3.13%) IVR
3 1 (3.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Unix
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (28.13%) Data Analysis
1 9 (28.13%) Defect Management
1 9 (28.13%) Project Management
1 9 (28.13%) Systems Analysis
1 9 (28.13%) Workflow
2 6 (18.75%) Microservices
3 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 4 (12.50%) Web Development
5 3 (9.38%) BDD
5 3 (9.38%) TDD
6 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.25%) Data Security
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.13%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.13%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (3.13%) Statistics
7 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) Python
3 5 (15.63%) Scala
4 3 (9.38%) C#
4 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.25%) Delphi
5 2 (6.25%) PHP
5 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.13%) COBOL
6 1 (3.13%) JCL
6 1 (3.13%) NATURAL
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.13%) CDISC
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Docker
2 1 (3.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Capita