The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 67 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.76% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.80% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £550 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.65% +24.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £42.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-21.17% +36.00%
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
692 999 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.51% 95.51% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 621 444
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 69
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +3.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.92 £33.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
5 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
5 1 (6.25%) User Experience
5 1 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) MS Office
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (6.25%) Online Banking
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
2 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) MVC
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
2 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
2 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft