The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Liverpool region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 26 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.56% 1.81% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.97% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate
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£265 £235 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.76% -14.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
Job Titles Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
168 152 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 93.85% 91.57% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 91 71
Average daily rate £375 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £201 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £11.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £15.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Programmer
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Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Programmer
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) CICS
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (100.00%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Adabas
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) COBOL
1 1 (100.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (100.00%) NATURAL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM