The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 103 111 102
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 12 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.48% 0.50% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.56% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 10
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£350 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £39.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-1.89% +4.49%
Programmer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2258 2332 2214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.39% 89.55% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1144 914
Average daily rate £390 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 75 115
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.28 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
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 28 May 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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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
Reading +7 10 £350 +27.27% 3
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) WCF
3 9 (56.25%) C#
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (50.00%) RESTful
4 8 (50.00%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (50.00%) System Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
4 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (50.00%) RAD
4 8 (50.00%) Client/Server
4 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 8 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (50.00%) WPF
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) Telerik
5 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) SAS
6 2 (12.50%) LAN
6 2 (12.50%) WLAN

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) SAS
2 1 (6.25%) WordPress
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WLAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) SNMP
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
3 1 (6.25%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) WCF
2 8 (50.00%) RESTful
2 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 8 (50.00%) Web Services
2 8 (50.00%) WPF
3 3 (18.75%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) Ajax
4 2 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (6.25%) CSS3
5 1 (6.25%) Symfony
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) XSLT
5 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Mobile Computing
1 8 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Scrum
1 8 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (50.00%) System Testing
1 8 (50.00%) RAD
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) MVC
2 2 (12.50%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.25%) Coaching
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) OOP
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) C#
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 2 (12.50%) VB
4 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Telerik
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Zend