The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 23 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.83% 0.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +16.37%
Programmer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108 206 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 90.00% 93.21% 96.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 56 59
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 16
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Programmer
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) VB6
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) VB6