The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 126 113 104
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 18 16 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.59% 0.66% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.71% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Average daily rate
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£329 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £213 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £28.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2864 2255 2843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.29% 93.22% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1792 1170 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 239 274
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire +4 12 £320 - 6
Essex -14 3 £338 - 1
Norfolk -8 2 £275 -
Suffolk +9 1 - -
East Anglia - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 5
Bedfordshire - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 19 (42.22%) SQL
2 15 (33.33%) .NET
3 10 (22.22%) C#
4 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
4 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
4 8 (17.78%) CSS
4 8 (17.78%) Linux
4 8 (17.78%) DevOps
5 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (15.56%) XML
5 7 (15.56%) HTML
5 7 (15.56%) Unisys
5 7 (15.56%) MVC
5 7 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
6 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 6 (13.33%) VB.NET
7 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
7 5 (11.11%) UML
7 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 5 (11.11%) UNIX
7 5 (11.11%) Mainframe
7 5 (11.11%) Degree
7 5 (11.11%) JSON
7 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.89%) jQuery
8 4 (8.89%) Finance

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (4.44%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.22%) CICS
2 1 (2.22%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.22%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) VPN
3 2 (4.44%) DNS
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.89%) DB2
3 4 (8.89%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.67%) Datomic
5 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.22%) DataStage
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.44%) NUnit
2 2 (4.44%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.22%) GoogleTest
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
2 8 (17.78%) CSS
3 7 (15.56%) HTML
3 7 (15.56%) XML
4 6 (13.33%) .NET Framework
5 5 (11.11%) JSON
5 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (8.89%) jQuery
6 4 (8.89%) Web Services
7 3 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (6.67%) Twisted
7 3 (6.67%) PhoneGap
8 2 (4.44%) Autofac
8 2 (4.44%) LINQ
8 2 (4.44%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (4.44%) CSS3
8 2 (4.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.44%) LINQ to SQL
8 2 (4.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) Statistics
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 5 (11.11%) UNIX
3 4 (8.89%) Windows
4 3 (6.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) DevOps
2 7 (15.56%) MVC
2 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
3 5 (11.11%) UML
4 4 (8.89%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.67%) Web Application Development
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (6.67%) Functional Programming
5 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (4.44%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.44%) Validation
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) SQL
2 10 (22.22%) C#
3 8 (17.78%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.33%) VB.NET
5 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 4 (8.89%) PHP
6 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.67%) Python
7 3 (6.67%) LINC
7 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.67%) VB
7 3 (6.67%) Clojure
7 3 (6.67%) ClojureScript
8 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.44%) Korn
9 1 (2.22%) VB6
9 1 (2.22%) Ruby
9 1 (2.22%) ABAP
9 1 (2.22%) VBA
9 1 (2.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) HNC
2 2 (4.44%) HND
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) CDISC
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Ansible
2 2 (4.44%) Puppet
2 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Unisys
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.22%) Cognos
4 1 (2.22%) Progress
4 1 (2.22%) Cerner
4 1 (2.22%) Google
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) IBM