The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 228 213
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 36 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.44% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 38
Median daily rate £475 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £373 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -66.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £15.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +366.66% -64.70%  

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 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +9 12 £481 +16.66% 3
Hampshire +13 7 £388 +14.81%
Surrey +15 5 - - 3
Berkshire +26 4 £456 +17.74% 1
East Sussex +8 3 £233 -35.86%
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £413 -2.94% 5
Kent +7 1 £245 -38.75% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £413 - 2
Sussex - 1 - -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 24 (47.06%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) CSS
3 19 (37.25%) Linux
3 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (37.25%) MongoDB
4 18 (35.29%) Scala
4 18 (35.29%) XML
5 17 (33.33%) IntelliJ
5 17 (33.33%) JSON
5 17 (33.33%) Puppet
5 17 (33.33%) Play Framework
5 17 (33.33%) Docker
5 17 (33.33%) Microservices
6 15 (29.41%) SQL
7 14 (27.45%) NoSQL
8 13 (25.49%) Open Source
9 12 (23.53%) C#
10 11 (21.57%) C++
11 9 (17.65%) C
12 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
12 8 (15.69%) .NET
13 6 (11.76%) Oracle
14 5 (9.80%) HTML
14 5 (9.80%) Mainframe
14 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
15 4 (7.84%) CSS3
15 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
15 4 (7.84%) MS Office
15 4 (7.84%) Windows

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 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) FTP
1 3 (5.88%) LAN
1 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.88%) WAN
1 3 (5.88%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) MongoDB
2 14 (27.45%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (3.92%) Big Data
5 2 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.92%) DB2
5 2 (3.92%) MS Access
6 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.96%) Spark SQL
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.96%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (33.33%) IntelliJ
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) ProC
2 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.92%) Bower
3 2 (3.92%) Grunt
3 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.96%) Mocha
General
1 2 (3.92%) Games
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (43.14%) CSS
2 18 (35.29%) XML
3 17 (33.33%) JSON
3 17 (33.33%) Play Framework
4 8 (15.69%) .NET
5 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
5 5 (9.80%) HTML
6 4 (7.84%) CSS3
7 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
7 3 (5.88%) Node.js
7 3 (5.88%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.92%) HTML5
8 2 (3.92%) jQuery
8 2 (3.92%) LINQ
8 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (3.92%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (1.96%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (1.96%) JSP
9 1 (1.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.88%) LPAR
4 2 (3.92%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Windows
3 3 (5.88%) Unix
3 3 (5.88%) zOS
4 2 (3.92%) Solaris
4 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (33.33%) Microservices
3 13 (25.49%) Open Source
4 4 (7.84%) Multithreading
4 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.88%) ETL
5 3 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
5 3 (5.88%) Network Management
5 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.88%) Project Management
5 3 (5.88%) Time Management
5 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Web Development
6 2 (3.92%) ITSM
6 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.92%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) Scala
3 15 (29.41%) SQL
4 12 (23.53%) C#
5 11 (21.57%) C++
6 9 (17.65%) C
7 8 (15.69%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.92%) Assembly Language
9 2 (3.92%) COBOL
9 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.96%) Ada
10 1 (1.96%) PHP
10 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (5.88%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (1.96%) Oozie
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) CA
2 3 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (3.92%) Ab Initio
3 2 (3.92%) IBM
3 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.92%) Teradata
4 1 (1.96%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.96%) Cloudera
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) RedGate
4 1 (1.96%) Rockwell
4 1 (1.96%) Siemens
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