The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 52 31 44
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.23% 0.37% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.41% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
Programmer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
350 243 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.16% 89.67% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 109 230
Average daily rate £350 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 25
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancaster - - - -
Ormskirk - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (83.33%) Ajax
2 5 (83.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) QA
2 5 (83.33%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) JSF
2 5 (83.33%) jQuery
2 5 (83.33%) Scala
2 5 (83.33%) Hadoop
2 5 (83.33%) HTML5
2 5 (83.33%) Escenic
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) CSS3
2 5 (83.33%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (83.33%) Big Data
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 5 (83.33%) CMS
2 5 (83.33%) LAMP
2 5 (83.33%) Hibernate
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) J2EE
2 5 (83.33%) MySQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
1 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
1 5 (83.33%) MQSeries
1 5 (83.33%) CMS
1 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
1 5 (83.33%) Escenic
1 5 (83.33%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (16.67%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) MySQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Hadoop
1 5 (83.33%) Big Data
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) J2EE
1 5 (83.33%) EJB
1 5 (83.33%) CSS
1 5 (83.33%) Struts
1 5 (83.33%) XML
1 5 (83.33%) Java RMI
1 5 (83.33%) LAMP
1 5 (83.33%) Hibernate
1 5 (83.33%) Spring
1 5 (83.33%) JSF
1 5 (83.33%) Ajax
1 5 (83.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 5 (83.33%) jQuery
1 5 (83.33%) HTML5
1 5 (83.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) VSAM
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (83.33%) BDD
2 5 (83.33%) UML
2 5 (83.33%) OOP
2 5 (83.33%) OOA/OOD
2 5 (83.33%) RUP
2 5 (83.33%) OOD
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) Scala
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Oracle
1 5 (83.33%) JBoss