The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 9 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 Buckinghamshire 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 65 60 63
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 21 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.58% 1.56% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.67% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 5
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1238 896 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.87% 93.43% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 429 394
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 82 64
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-7.26% -2.94%
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 9 July 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 9 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
Milton Keynes -10 9 £325 -7.14%
Aylesbury - 2 £415 -
Marlow +3 1 £300 -
High Wycombe - 1 £300 -
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) OO
2 9 (33.33%) Ruby
2 9 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 8 (29.63%) Retail
4 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) WFM
4 7 (25.93%) LAMP
4 7 (25.93%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) CSS
4 7 (25.93%) HTML5
5 6 (22.22%) CSS3
5 6 (22.22%) Product Management
5 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 6 (22.22%) Banking
6 3 (11.11%) Migration
6 3 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) DB2
6 3 (11.11%) C#
7 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
7 2 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
7 2 (7.41%) COBOL
7 2 (7.41%) .NET
7 2 (7.41%) PHP
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.41%) XML
7 2 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (7.41%) TIBCO

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.70%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) 3ds Max
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (3.70%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.70%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Xcode
General
1 8 (29.63%) Retail
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (25.93%) LAMP
2 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) CSS
2 7 (25.93%) HTML5
3 6 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (7.41%) .NET
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.41%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) XSLT
5 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) IBM Mainframe
1 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) SCORM
2 1 (3.70%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) OO
2 7 (25.93%) WFM
3 6 (22.22%) Product Management
3 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) MVC
6 1 (3.70%) OOP
6 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) iOS Development
6 1 (3.70%) Web Development
6 1 (3.70%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) Ruby
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) COBOL
3 2 (7.41%) PHP
3 2 (7.41%) JCL
4 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.70%) ECMAScript
4 1 (3.70%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) TIBCO
1 2 (7.41%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle