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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank - 40 51
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 0 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.82% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.96% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £470 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.97% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-16.33% -5.06%
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
397 409 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.43% 92.95% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 256 307
Median daily rate £398 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.13% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 45
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.46% -11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £46.21 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Tuxedo
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (75.00%) VME
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (25.00%) QMS
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Military
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (25.00%) ICL
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (25.00%) Ada
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio

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 3 (75.00%) Tuxedo
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) VME
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) QMS
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (25.00%) SDLC
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) UML
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) Ada
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) ICL