The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 210 244 204
Rank change year-on-year +34 -40  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 28 33 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.37% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.39% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 42
Median daily rate £406 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £296 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £475 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +11.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £40.00
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 the South East

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
West Sussex +18 8 £325 -27.77%
Sussex - 7 £463 -
Berkshire +23 5 £315 -21.25% 1
Surrey +3 3 £475 +58.33% 5
Oxfordshire - 2 £413 -
Hampshire +4 1 £500 +55.64% 2
Buckinghamshire -21 1 £413 +5.76% 1
Programmer
England

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

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

1 33 (52.38%) Java
2 29 (46.03%) Linux
3 25 (39.68%) CSS
4 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (33.33%) XML
5 21 (33.33%) SQL
5 21 (33.33%) NoSQL
6 20 (31.75%) MongoDB
7 19 (30.16%) Docker
7 19 (30.16%) Microservices
7 19 (30.16%) Scala
7 19 (30.16%) JSON
8 18 (28.57%) IntelliJ
8 18 (28.57%) Puppet
8 18 (28.57%) Open Source
8 18 (28.57%) Play Framework
9 16 (25.40%) C++
10 15 (23.81%) C
10 15 (23.81%) Oracle
11 10 (15.87%) Multithreading
12 9 (14.29%) C#
12 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
13 8 (12.70%) Assembly Language
13 8 (12.70%) Multithreaded Programming
14 7 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
14 7 (11.11%) HTML
15 6 (9.52%) PL/SQL
15 6 (9.52%) .NET
15 6 (9.52%) ETL
15 6 (9.52%) Mainframe

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 3 (4.76%) SAS
2 2 (3.17%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) FTP
1 3 (4.76%) LAN
1 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.76%) WAN
1 3 (4.76%) X.25
2 1 (1.59%) Link 11
2 1 (1.59%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 20 (31.75%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.52%) Big Data
3 6 (9.52%) Hadoop
3 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (6.35%) DB2
6 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.59%) DataStage
7 1 (1.59%) MS Access
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.59%) Spark SQL
7 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.59%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (28.57%) IntelliJ
2 5 (7.94%) ProC
3 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) JIRA
4 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.59%) Mocha
5 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (3.17%) Games
1 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (3.17%) Retail
2 1 (1.59%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.68%) CSS
2 21 (33.33%) XML
3 19 (30.16%) JSON
4 18 (28.57%) Play Framework
5 7 (11.11%) HTML
6 6 (9.52%) .NET
7 4 (6.35%) CSS3
8 3 (4.76%) Unreal Engine
9 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.17%) HTML5
9 2 (3.17%) jQuery
9 2 (3.17%) JSP
9 2 (3.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 2 (3.17%) Web Services
10 1 (1.59%) BAPI
10 1 (1.59%) Django
10 1 (1.59%) IDoc
10 1 (1.59%) SAP BSP
10 1 (1.59%) SAP Smart Forms
10 1 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 6 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) LPAR
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.03%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) Unix
3 3 (4.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.76%) zOS
4 2 (3.17%) Solaris
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (30.16%) Microservices
3 18 (28.57%) Open Source
4 10 (15.87%) Multithreading
5 8 (12.70%) Multithreaded Programming
6 7 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (9.52%) ETL
8 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.35%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.35%) TDD
9 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL
9 3 (4.76%) ITSM
9 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.76%) Network Management
9 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (4.76%) Time Management
9 3 (4.76%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (52.38%) Java
2 21 (33.33%) SQL
3 19 (30.16%) Scala
4 16 (25.40%) C++
5 15 (23.81%) C
6 9 (14.29%) C#
6 9 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 8 (12.70%) Assembly Language
8 6 (9.52%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.76%) COBOL
9 3 (4.76%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.59%) ABAP
10 1 (1.59%) Ada
10 1 (1.59%) PHP
10 1 (1.59%) Python
10 1 (1.59%) SAPscript
10 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Degree
2 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) CDISC
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 19 (30.16%) Docker
2 2 (3.17%) HDFS
2 2 (3.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (28.57%) Puppet
2 3 (4.76%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (1.59%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) SAP
3 3 (4.76%) Ab Initio
3 3 (4.76%) CA
3 3 (4.76%) IBM
3 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.76%) Teradata
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.59%) Cloudera