The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 72 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.32% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £43.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-65.71% +34.61%
Programmer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
859 727 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.00% 94.29% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 421 427
Average daily rate £400 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -10.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.30 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester - 1 £350 - 2
Warrington - 1 £517 -
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Visualisation
3 5 (29.41%) Spotfire
3 5 (29.41%) D3.js
4 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
4 4 (23.53%) HTTP
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (17.65%) SAP XI
5 3 (17.65%) SMTP
5 3 (17.65%) FTP
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) webMethods
5 3 (17.65%) SLA
5 3 (17.65%) SAP
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Solaris
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) OOP
5 3 (17.65%) OO
5 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) 3ds Max
2 1 (5.88%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
2 3 (17.65%) FTP
2 3 (17.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Spotfire
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (5.88%) Base SAS
3 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
1 5 (29.41%) D3.js
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) JDBC
2 3 (17.65%) SAP XI
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) XSLT
3 2 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) Classic ASP
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Visualisation
2 2 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Solaris
2 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) OO
2 3 (17.65%) OOP
2 3 (17.65%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
2 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.76%) SOA
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
4 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
4 1 (5.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Delphi
5 1 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
1 3 (17.65%) SAP
1 3 (17.65%) webMethods
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow