The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 92 88 70
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 5 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.13% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.14% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £420 - £381
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-16.33% -8.53%
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
1718 1449 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.60% 95.58% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 990 781 613
Median daily rate £383 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 64
Median hourly rate £13.60 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Games
2 2 (22.22%) CICS
2 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (11.11%) Teradata
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
3 1 (11.11%) SAS
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (22.22%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Games
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
1 1 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
1 1 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
1 1 (11.11%) Project Management
1 1 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Teradata