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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 92 102 126
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 28 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.11% 0.87% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.95% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 4
Average daily rate
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£376 £220 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.90% -32.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2256 2207 2790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.70% 90.97% 88.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 949 1038
Average daily rate £365 £373 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.01% +3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 84 103
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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
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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 +11 12 £400 +10.34% 1
Slough -1 5 £300 -36.84% 1
Maidenhead -5 2 £300 +140.00% 1
Newbury -1 1 £200 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) RPG
2 13 (35.14%) WebSphere
2 13 (35.14%) RPG IV
3 8 (21.62%) C
4 7 (18.92%) Embedded C
4 7 (18.92%) Cisco
4 7 (18.92%) GDB
4 7 (18.92%) Embedded Software Development
5 5 (13.51%) Oracle
5 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
5 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.81%) .NET
6 4 (10.81%) IPv4
6 4 (10.81%) IPv6
6 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (8.11%) MySQL
7 3 (8.11%) PHP
7 3 (8.11%) UNIX
8 2 (5.41%) Windows
8 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.41%) Toad
8 2 (5.41%) DB2
8 2 (5.41%) XML
8 2 (5.41%) ITIL
8 2 (5.41%) OOP
8 2 (5.41%) OO
8 2 (5.41%) DSDM
8 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (35.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) IPv4
2 4 (10.81%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.11%) MySQL
3 2 (5.41%) DB2
3 2 (5.41%) DataStage
3 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.70%) QlikView
4 1 (2.70%) OLTP
4 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) GDB
2 2 (5.41%) Toad
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Games
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) LAMP
3 1 (2.70%) WPF
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) iSeries
2 1 (2.70%) Derivative
2 1 (2.70%) SCADA
2 1 (2.70%) GIS
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.70%) SUSE
3 1 (2.70%) Debian
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Embedded Software Development
2 4 (10.81%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) OOP
3 2 (5.41%) OO
3 2 (5.41%) DSDM
3 2 (5.41%) Six Sigma
3 2 (5.41%) Workflow
3 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
3 2 (5.41%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (5.41%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (5.41%) TOGAF
3 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.70%) Multithreading
4 1 (2.70%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (51.35%) SQL
2 13 (35.14%) RPG
2 13 (35.14%) RPG IV
3 8 (21.62%) C
4 7 (18.92%) Embedded C
5 3 (8.11%) PHP
6 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.41%) C#
6 2 (5.41%) C++
6 2 (5.41%) Java
7 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VB
7 1 (2.70%) Python
7 1 (2.70%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco
2 5 (13.51%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) ESRI
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.70%) Sybase
4 1 (2.70%) Cognos
4 1 (2.70%) Business Objects