The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Manchester 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 78 66 72
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 8 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.57% 0.73% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.77% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £413 £483 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +22.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £437 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £529 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £305
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.22 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +11.80%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 908 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 94.09% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 405 640
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 83
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Programmer
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton -2 4 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Programmer
North West

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 12 (42.86%) Finance
3 11 (39.29%) LAMP
3 11 (39.29%) MySQL
3 11 (39.29%) XML
4 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 10 (35.71%) C#
4 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) .NET
5 9 (32.14%) Java
6 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 7 (25.00%) TDD
7 7 (25.00%) jQuery
7 7 (25.00%) HTML5
7 7 (25.00%) CSS3
7 7 (25.00%) JBoss
7 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 7 (25.00%) PHP
7 7 (25.00%) HTML
7 7 (25.00%) CSS
7 7 (25.00%) OOP
7 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 6 (21.43%) Java RMI
8 6 (21.43%) OOD
8 6 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (21.43%) OO
8 6 (21.43%) EJB
8 6 (21.43%) Struts
8 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
8 6 (21.43%) J2EE

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
1 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 6 (21.43%) MQSeries
1 6 (21.43%) CMS
1 6 (21.43%) Adobe CQ
1 6 (21.43%) Escenic
1 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.57%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) MySQL
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 6 (21.43%) Hadoop
3 6 (21.43%) Big Data
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
5 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.57%) Xcode
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) LAMP
1 11 (39.29%) XML
2 10 (35.71%) .NET
3 7 (25.00%) jQuery
3 7 (25.00%) HTML5
3 7 (25.00%) CSS3
3 7 (25.00%) HTML
3 7 (25.00%) CSS
4 6 (21.43%) Java RMI
4 6 (21.43%) EJB
4 6 (21.43%) Struts
4 6 (21.43%) J2EE
4 6 (21.43%) Hibernate
4 6 (21.43%) Ajax
4 6 (21.43%) Spring
4 6 (21.43%) JSF
4 6 (21.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (17.86%) XSD
5 5 (17.86%) XSLT
6 3 (10.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Derivative
2 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
3 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.57%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) CentOS
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) zOS
3 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.00%) TDD
2 7 (25.00%) OOP
2 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (21.43%) OOD
3 6 (21.43%) OOA/OOD
3 6 (21.43%) OO
3 6 (21.43%) RUP
3 6 (21.43%) UML
3 6 (21.43%) Scrum
3 6 (21.43%) BDD
4 4 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (3.57%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.57%) Analytics
5 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) Java
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.00%) PHP
4 6 (21.43%) Scala
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) Assembly Language
5 1 (3.57%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) RACF
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) JBoss
3 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
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