The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - £39.50
Software 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
183 236 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 95.81% 96.72% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 152 84
Average daily rate £365 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.63% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 33
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.00 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Programmer
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Delphi
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Delphi
1 1 (100.00%) SQL