The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 50 62 52
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.63% 0.15% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.16% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £250 £251 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.39% -22.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +8.84%
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
466 631 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.29% 97.53% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 381 266
Median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 49 69
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

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 Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Essex region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) Kanban
1 3 (50.00%) ATDD
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
1 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB6

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) ATDD
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
1 3 (50.00%) Extreme Programming
1 3 (50.00%) Kanban
1 3 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree