The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire 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 55 56 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 11 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.37% 1.62% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.72% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate
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£328 £363 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.65% +61.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
748 696 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.03% 93.93% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 314 345
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 80 139
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.45 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.02% -22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Programmer
East of England

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Cambridgeshire 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
Peterborough +9 7 £305 - 1
Cambridge - 5 £350 -
Huntingdon - 1 - -
St Neots - - - -
Programmer
East of England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 9 (40.91%) SAS
2 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 6 (27.27%) UML
3 6 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (22.73%) Unisys
4 5 (22.73%) .NET
4 5 (22.73%) Data Management
4 5 (22.73%) CDISC
5 4 (18.18%) Clinical Data Management
5 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Validation
6 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
6 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) C++
6 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 3 (13.64%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (13.64%) STL
6 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
6 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (13.64%) GoogleTest
6 3 (13.64%) Qt
6 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Google
7 2 (9.09%) LINC
7 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (9.09%) Degree

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 9 (40.91%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) DB2
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.55%) DataStage
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) LabVIEW
1 3 (13.64%) GoogleTest
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (27.27%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) STL
2 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (13.64%) Qt
3 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.55%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) ADO.NET
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) UML
2 5 (22.73%) Data Management
3 4 (18.18%) Clinical Data Management
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C++
2 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.09%) LINC
3 2 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (4.55%) COBOL
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) CDISC
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Unisys
2 3 (13.64%) Google
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft