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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 118 109 109
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 25 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.80% 0.70% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.75% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £213 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £32.10
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +9.03%
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
2899 2277 2941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.25% 94.05% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1726 1159 1458
Average daily rate £375 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 208 354
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -3 10 £305 -15.86% 4
Suffolk - 6 £375 - 2
Essex -2 5 £325 +1.56% 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 4
Bedfordshire - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 14 (29.79%) .NET
3 11 (23.40%) C#
4 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
5 9 (19.15%) SAS
6 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
6 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
7 6 (12.77%) MVC
7 6 (12.77%) CSS
7 6 (12.77%) UML
7 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
7 6 (12.77%) VB.NET
8 5 (10.64%) DevOps
8 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
8 5 (10.64%) Degree
8 5 (10.64%) jQuery
8 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
8 5 (10.64%) PHP
8 5 (10.64%) HTML
8 5 (10.64%) DB2
8 5 (10.64%) UNIX
8 5 (10.64%) Web Services
8 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (8.51%) Data Management
9 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
9 4 (8.51%) Migration
9 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
9 4 (8.51%) XML
9 4 (8.51%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (19.15%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) CICS
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) BASE24
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.13%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.26%) VPN
1 2 (4.26%) DNS
1 2 (4.26%) SAN
1 2 (4.26%) Firewall
1 2 (4.26%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) DB2
3 3 (6.38%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.38%) Datomic
4 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.13%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.13%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) LabVIEW
1 3 (6.38%) GoogleTest
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (29.79%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.77%) CSS
4 5 (10.64%) Web Services
4 5 (10.64%) HTML
4 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
4 5 (10.64%) jQuery
5 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (8.51%) XML
6 3 (6.38%) STL
6 3 (6.38%) PhoneGap
6 3 (6.38%) Qt
6 3 (6.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (6.38%) LINQ
7 2 (4.26%) LAMP
7 2 (4.26%) JSON
7 2 (4.26%) WCF
7 2 (4.26%) WPF
8 1 (2.13%) Ajax
8 1 (2.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.38%) Replication
2 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.26%) Statistics
4 1 (2.13%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) UNIX
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Software Engineering
2 6 (12.77%) UML
2 6 (12.77%) MVC
3 5 (10.64%) DevOps
4 4 (8.51%) Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Data Management
5 3 (6.38%) Validation
5 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Software Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (6.38%) Web Application Development
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile Application Development
5 3 (6.38%) Functional Programming
5 3 (6.38%) Clinical Data Management
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 11 (23.40%) C#
3 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.77%) VB.NET
4 5 (10.64%) PHP
4 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.38%) C++
6 3 (6.38%) VB
6 3 (6.38%) Clojure
6 3 (6.38%) ClojureScript
7 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.13%) Perl
8 1 (2.13%) COBOL
8 1 (2.13%) Java
8 1 (2.13%) JCL
8 1 (2.13%) VB6
8 1 (2.13%) Korn
8 1 (2.13%) LINC
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) HNC
2 2 (4.26%) HND
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) CDISC
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Ansible
2 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (8.51%) Unisys
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Google
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) ION Trading
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.13%) Cognos
4 1 (2.13%) Progress
4 1 (2.13%) Sun
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
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