The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 118 103 125
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 11 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.39% 0.73% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.80% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
Average daily rate £275 £238 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -40.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £305
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.22 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +11.80%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -4 7 £275 +15.78% 2
Slough - 3 £240 -
Newbury -5 1 £325 -
Bracknell - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 21 (61.76%) SQL
2 17 (50.00%) HTML
3 15 (44.12%) .NET
4 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
5 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (26.47%) OO
6 9 (26.47%) PHP
6 9 (26.47%) Java
6 9 (26.47%) VB.NET
6 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
7 8 (23.53%) VBA
7 8 (23.53%) VBScript
7 8 (23.53%) Web Services
7 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (20.59%) CSS
8 7 (20.59%) C#
9 6 (17.65%) MySQL
9 6 (17.65%) OOP
10 5 (14.71%) XML
10 5 (14.71%) ITIL
10 5 (14.71%) VLE
10 5 (14.71%) YUI
10 5 (14.71%) Zend
10 5 (14.71%) CodeIgniter
10 5 (14.71%) Blackboard
10 5 (14.71%) Degree
11 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.94%) JDE World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (23.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (17.65%) MySQL
4 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Subversion
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.94%) Xcode
2 1 (2.94%) Grunt
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) HTML
2 15 (44.12%) .NET
3 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
4 8 (23.53%) Web Services
5 7 (20.59%) CSS
6 5 (14.71%) XML
6 5 (14.71%) YUI
6 5 (14.71%) CodeIgniter
7 4 (11.76%) WCF
8 3 (8.82%) LAMP
8 3 (8.82%) jQuery
9 2 (5.88%) Laravel
9 2 (5.88%) JSON
9 2 (5.88%) Smarty
9 2 (5.88%) Kohana
9 2 (5.88%) Symfony
9 2 (5.88%) SOAP
10 1 (2.94%) WPF
10 1 (2.94%) WAMP
10 1 (2.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) VLE
2 1 (2.94%) AS400
2 1 (2.94%) iPhone
2 1 (2.94%) iSeries
2 1 (2.94%) SCADA
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.94%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) OO
2 6 (17.65%) OOP
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.76%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) MVC
6 2 (5.88%) Web Development
6 2 (5.88%) Workflow
7 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.94%) ERP
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.94%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (61.76%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 9 (26.47%) PHP
3 9 (26.47%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) VB.NET
4 8 (23.53%) VBA
4 8 (23.53%) VBScript
5 7 (20.59%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) VB
7 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) RPG
7 1 (2.94%) Python
7 1 (2.94%) PHP5
7 1 (2.94%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Zend
1 5 (14.71%) Blackboard
2 2 (5.88%) Remedy
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Business Objects