The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 99 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 5 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.48% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.51% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate £420 £413 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £403 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £423 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £346 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.99% +15.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-49.28% -20.00%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1714 1576 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.64% 95.05% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 824 680
Average daily rate £395 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) CICS
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) Multicast
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Teradata
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) SAS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Multicast
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
1 1 (10.00%) Physical Data Model
1 1 (10.00%) Project Management
1 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Teradata