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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 114 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 8 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.31% 1.15% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.23% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
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£360 £394 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +17.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £323
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £31.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+34.61% -3.70%
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
2438 2118 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.86% 93.30% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1481 1136 1173
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 258 233
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
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 23 January 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
Hertfordshire +3 3 £360 - 5
Essex -3 3 £375 +30.43% 5
Norfolk +6 1 £310 -
Suffolk -5 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Bedfordshire -16 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 12
East Anglia - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 14 (53.85%) C#
1 14 (53.85%) .NET
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (26.92%) CSS
4 7 (26.92%) HTML
4 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
6 5 (19.23%) LINQ
6 5 (19.23%) NUnit
6 5 (19.23%) Selenium
6 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (19.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (19.23%) LINQ to SQL
6 5 (19.23%) Castle Windsor
6 5 (19.23%) CSS3
6 5 (19.23%) Autofac
6 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
6 5 (19.23%) MVC
7 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (15.38%) Python
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
8 3 (11.54%) JSON
8 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
8 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
8 3 (11.54%) Jenkins

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.85%) Maya
1 1 (3.85%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) HTTP
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) MS Access
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) NUnit
1 5 (19.23%) Selenium
1 5 (19.23%) SpecFlow
2 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) .NET
2 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET
3 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 7 (26.92%) HTML
4 5 (19.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (19.23%) LINQ to SQL
4 5 (19.23%) Castle Windsor
4 5 (19.23%) CSS3
4 5 (19.23%) Autofac
4 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
4 5 (19.23%) LINQ
4 5 (19.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (11.54%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (11.54%) JSON
5 3 (11.54%) XML
5 3 (11.54%) Twisted
6 1 (3.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (3.85%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) Physics
2 1 (3.85%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 5 (19.23%) MVC
4 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) BDD
5 2 (7.69%) TDD
5 2 (7.69%) SOA
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) UML
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) ERP
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Validation
6 1 (3.85%) Game Development
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) Python
5 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 3 (11.54%) VB
5 3 (11.54%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 2 (7.69%) LINC
7 1 (3.85%) Lua
7 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.85%) VB6
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) Korn
7 1 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) HNC
1 2 (7.69%) HND
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) CDISC
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
1 3 (11.54%) Unisys
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos
3 1 (3.85%) Progress
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) Cerner
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco