The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 47 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 3 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.00% 1.26% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.36% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Median daily rate - £435 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
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
283 369 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 94.65% 92.71% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 246 288
Median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £750 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 25
Median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +39.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.02 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

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 Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Lancashire region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) RIA
3 2 (40.00%) VME
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) COBOL
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) Micro Focus
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Tuxedo
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Subversion
4 1 (20.00%) ICL
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (20.00%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) VME
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL
3 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) ICL
1 1 (20.00%) Micro Focus
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat