The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 83 89 71
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 12 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.69% 0.69% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.74% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
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£350 £250 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -22.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £31.70
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +34.06%
Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1648 1493 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.55% 94.02% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 735 568
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 147 131
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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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
Northamptonshire -5 9 £350 +75.00%
Nottinghamshire -5 2 £238 -11.62%
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (52.63%) PL/SQL
3 10 (52.63%) Oracle
3 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 9 (47.37%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (47.37%) Java
4 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database
4 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (31.58%) Billing
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) PHP
7 2 (10.53%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) C++
7 2 (10.53%) COBOL
7 2 (10.53%) DB2
7 2 (10.53%) .NET
7 2 (10.53%) MySQL
7 2 (10.53%) CICS
7 2 (10.53%) DataStage
7 2 (10.53%) RTP
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 2 (10.53%) VSAM
7 2 (10.53%) Pentaho
7 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
7 2 (10.53%) Drupal
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (10.53%) CICS
1 2 (10.53%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) PRMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) RTP
1 2 (10.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle Reports
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database
1 9 (47.37%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) DataStage
2 2 (10.53%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (31.58%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) VSAM
2 1 (5.26%) iSeries
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) AS400
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) E-business
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) PL/SQL
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
3 9 (47.37%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) C++
5 2 (10.53%) COBOL
6 1 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (5.26%) JCL
6 1 (5.26%) Python
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.26%) RPG
6 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) IBM