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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 128 108 98
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 22 19 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.71% 0.80% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.86% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 15
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £31.80
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +10.06%
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 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
2893 2211 2904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.50% 93.57% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1732 1092 1461
Average daily rate £375 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 212 318
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.95 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 12 September 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 12 September 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 7 £320 -11.72% 6
Essex -4 6 £338 -0.73%
Suffolk - 6 £375 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £300 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (41.30%) SQL
2 17 (36.96%) .NET
3 12 (26.09%) C#
4 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
5 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
5 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET
5 9 (19.57%) CSS
6 8 (17.39%) HTML
6 8 (17.39%) MVC
6 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (15.22%) UML
7 7 (15.22%) Unisys
7 7 (15.22%) .NET Framework
8 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (13.04%) DevOps
8 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
8 6 (13.04%) VB.NET
9 5 (10.87%) PHP
9 5 (10.87%) Linux
9 5 (10.87%) Mainframe
9 5 (10.87%) Web Services
9 5 (10.87%) XML
9 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (10.87%) Degree
9 5 (10.87%) jQuery
10 4 (8.70%) LINQ
10 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
10 4 (8.70%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 3 (6.52%) SAS
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) CICS
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.17%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) VPN
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.70%) DB2
3 4 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.52%) Datomic
5 1 (2.17%) MySQL
5 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.17%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) LabVIEW
1 3 (6.52%) GoogleTest
2 2 (4.35%) NUnit
2 2 (4.35%) Selenium
2 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.96%) .NET
2 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET
2 9 (19.57%) CSS
3 8 (17.39%) HTML
4 7 (15.22%) .NET Framework
5 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (10.87%) jQuery
6 5 (10.87%) Web Services
6 5 (10.87%) XML
7 4 (8.70%) LINQ
8 3 (6.52%) PhoneGap
8 3 (6.52%) Qt
8 3 (6.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (6.52%) JSON
8 3 (6.52%) STL
9 2 (4.35%) LAMP
9 2 (4.35%) WCF
9 2 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (4.35%) LINQ to SQL
9 2 (4.35%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.52%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.35%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
2 4 (8.70%) UNIX
2 4 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
2 8 (17.39%) MVC
2 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.22%) UML
4 6 (13.04%) DevOps
5 4 (8.70%) Migration
5 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.52%) Web Application Development
6 3 (6.52%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Validation
6 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.52%) Functional Programming
6 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.35%) OOP
7 2 (4.35%) OO
7 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.35%) Data Management
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) C#
3 9 (19.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.04%) VB.NET
5 5 (10.87%) PHP
6 4 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.52%) VB
7 3 (6.52%) C++
7 3 (6.52%) LINC
7 3 (6.52%) Clojure
7 3 (6.52%) ClojureScript
8 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.17%) Java
9 1 (2.17%) Perl
9 1 (2.17%) VB6
9 1 (2.17%) Ruby
9 1 (2.17%) Korn
9 1 (2.17%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) HNC
2 2 (4.35%) HND
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) CDISC
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Ansible
2 2 (4.35%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Unisys
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Google
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.17%) Cognos
5 1 (2.17%) Progress
5 1 (2.17%) ION Trading
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
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