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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 73 79 64
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 15 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.49% 0.30% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 0.31% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £538 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.88% +65.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £38.75 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-19.03% -1.89%
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
949 957 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.15% 94.94% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 594 397
Median daily rate £425 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -48.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 12 £350 -
Warrington -15 2 £344 -36.04%
Programmer
North West

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (76.47%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) Web Services
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
6 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
6 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.88%) User Experience
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) Windows
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Web Design
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Banking

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.88%) JUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
3 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
2 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
2 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
2 1 (5.88%) MVC
2 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Web Application Development
2 1 (5.88%) Web Design
2 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow