The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Programmer
Rank - 142 113
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.13% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.14% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £219 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.50 -
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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
2484 2897 2122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.13% 92.91% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1616 1078
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £218 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 210 248
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software 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 Software Programmer across the East of England region.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Software 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 Software Programmer across the East of England region.

Software Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Game Development
3 1 (33.33%) Kinect
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
3 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (33.33%) Physics
3 1 (33.33%) Lua
3 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Adobe
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Xcode

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (33.33%) Maya
1 1 (33.33%) 3ds Max
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Kinect
1 1 (33.33%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (33.33%) Physics
1 1 (33.33%) Artificial Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Android
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Image Processing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Lua
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe