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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 80 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 9 3 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.25% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.26% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 12
Average daily rate
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£370 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £253 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £345 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.30
% change year-on-year
- +8.35%
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
1283 1142 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.20% 93.99% 90.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 584 659
Average daily rate £338 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 87 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 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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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
Altrincham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (37.04%) C#
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 9 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 8 (29.63%) Oracle
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
4 7 (25.93%) CSS
4 7 (25.93%) HTML
4 7 (25.93%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) jQuery
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) JBoss
5 6 (22.22%) OOP
5 6 (22.22%) zOS
5 6 (22.22%) HTML5
5 6 (22.22%) CSS3
6 5 (18.52%) Escenic
6 5 (18.52%) BDD
6 5 (18.52%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (18.52%) Big Data
6 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
6 5 (18.52%) UML
6 5 (18.52%) CMS
6 5 (18.52%) LAMP
6 5 (18.52%) IBM
6 5 (18.52%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (18.52%) Java RMI
6 5 (18.52%) OOD
6 5 (18.52%) RUP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (18.52%) Escenic
1 5 (18.52%) Adobe CQ
1 5 (18.52%) CMS
1 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
1 5 (18.52%) MQSeries
1 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
1 5 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.81%) CICS
3 2 (7.41%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP PM
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) IPsec
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
1 2 (7.41%) SMS
1 2 (7.41%) IKE
1 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Big Data
2 5 (18.52%) MySQL
2 5 (18.52%) Hadoop
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.70%) DB2
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.70%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) .NET
2 7 (25.93%) CSS
2 7 (25.93%) HTML
2 7 (25.93%) jQuery
3 6 (22.22%) HTML5
3 6 (22.22%) CSS3
4 5 (18.52%) LAMP
4 5 (18.52%) Java RMI
4 5 (18.52%) Struts
4 5 (18.52%) XML
4 5 (18.52%) EJB
4 5 (18.52%) J2EE
4 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
4 5 (18.52%) Spring
4 5 (18.52%) JSF
4 5 (18.52%) Ajax
4 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (11.11%) WCF
6 2 (7.41%) WPF
6 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
1 2 (7.41%) PKI
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) AS400
2 1 (3.70%) LPAR
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) zOS
2 1 (3.70%) OS/390
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) OOP
3 5 (18.52%) BDD
3 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
3 5 (18.52%) UML
3 5 (18.52%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (18.52%) OOD
3 5 (18.52%) RUP
3 5 (18.52%) Scrum
3 5 (18.52%) TDD
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) MVC
4 3 (11.11%) OO
4 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Stress Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.70%) ETL
6 1 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) C#
2 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Scala
6 2 (7.41%) VB
6 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.70%) Assembly Language
7 1 (3.70%) VBScript
7 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) RPG
7 1 (3.70%) COBOL
7 1 (3.70%) VBA
7 1 (3.70%) C
7 1 (3.70%) VB6
7 1 (3.70%) X++
7 1 (3.70%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.70%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) JBoss
3 5 (18.52%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Intel
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Syncsort