The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 51 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.02% 0.42% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.46% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£331 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
Programmer
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
441 433 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.18% 91.93% 96.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 207 243
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 69 79
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the Essex region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the Essex region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 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
Braintree - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Halstead - - - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Programmer
East of England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) LAMP
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) NUnit
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) ABAP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) LAMP
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ
4 1 (16.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) Autofac
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) ABAP
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Business Objects
1 1 (16.67%) Cognos
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft