The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 44 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.51% 1.19% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.28% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£445 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
Programmer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
367 313 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.10% 92.88% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 194 108
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 8
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £90.00 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the Bedfordshire region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
Programmer
East of England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
1 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Kinect
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (33.33%) Lua
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Physics
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Programmer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MQSeries
1 2 (66.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (33.33%) Maya
1 1 (33.33%) 3ds Max
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ISPF
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (33.33%) Kinect
2 1 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) zOS
2 1 (33.33%) Android
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Workflow
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
1 1 (33.33%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) COBOL
1 2 (66.67%) Assembly Language
1 2 (66.67%) REXX
1 2 (66.67%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) Lua
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Adobe