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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 94 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 8 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.84% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.88% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -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 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
1741 1243 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.75% 95.10% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 739 579
Average daily rate £375 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 55 89
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 5 (45.45%) Games
2 5 (45.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) DB2
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) CSS
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) HTML
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (9.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) VSAM
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (9.09%) JIRA
5 1 (9.09%) SQLite
5 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Base SAS
5 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
5 1 (9.09%) iPhone
5 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (9.09%) Mercurial

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (9.09%) MQSeries
1 1 (9.09%) SAS
1 1 (9.09%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) DB2
2 1 (9.09%) SQLite
2 1 (9.09%) Base SAS
2 1 (9.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
General
1 5 (45.45%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) CSS3
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
3 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) VSAM
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) zOS
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) System Testing
2 1 (9.09%) BDD
2 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Workflow
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
3 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
3 1 (9.09%) REXX
3 1 (9.09%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) COBOL
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) RACF
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) CA
3 1 (9.09%) Xamarin