The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 120 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 6 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.24% 0.58% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.60% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 13
Median daily rate £450 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +13.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-41.42% -20.00%
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
2448 2650 2865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.76% 95.77% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1413 1470 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 240 208
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% -11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 3 £450 - 2
Hertfordshire +3 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 3
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 7 (35.00%) Validation
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) C++
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Python
3 5 (25.00%) Biology
3 5 (25.00%) Bioinformatics
4 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 4 (20.00%) Parallel Computing
4 4 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 4 (20.00%) Postgraduate
4 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 4 (20.00%) C
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) MySQL
5 3 (15.00%) Spring
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 3 (15.00%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) JUnit
5 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.00%) JDBC

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) Base SAS
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) JUnit
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Apache CXF
1 3 (15.00%) JAX-RS
1 3 (15.00%) JDBC
1 3 (15.00%) RESTful
1 3 (15.00%) Spring
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) HTML5
2 2 (10.00%) Silverlight
2 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (25.00%) Biology
3 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (15.00%) Life Science
5 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (35.00%) Validation
2 5 (25.00%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
3 4 (20.00%) Parallel Computing
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) API Development
4 3 (15.00%) ATDD
4 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) DevOps
4 3 (15.00%) Extreme Programming
4 3 (15.00%) Kanban
4 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) C++
1 6 (30.00%) Java
2 5 (25.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) C
3 4 (20.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) R
4 1 (5.00%) RPG
4 1 (5.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Postgraduate
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Docker
1 1 (5.00%) MetaFrame
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
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