The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 65 70 44
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 8 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.00% 0.65% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.70% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 12
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £39.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-1.89% +4.49%
Programmer
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
744 861 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.88% 92.98% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 510 281
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 46
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
2 4 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (23.53%) DB2
2 4 (23.53%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) JCL
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (17.65%) MS Office
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Games
4 2 (11.76%) Base SAS
4 2 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) CMDB
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (11.76%) Java EE
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) COBOL
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.76%) ETL
4 2 (11.76%) SAS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.76%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) FTP
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) APPN
1 2 (11.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) Base SAS
2 2 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) QUnit
1 1 (5.88%) PhantomJS
1 1 (5.88%) Mocha
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Spanish Language
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Java EE
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) D3.js
1 2 (11.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (5.88%) jQuery
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.88%) JSP
2 1 (5.88%) Struts
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Mainframe
1 4 (23.53%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (11.76%) CMDB
2 2 (11.76%) Credit Risk
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
1 2 (11.76%) Data Management
1 2 (11.76%) Validation
1 2 (11.76%) Open Source
1 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
1 2 (11.76%) ETL
1 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
1 2 (11.76%) Project Governance
1 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (11.76%) Data Reconciliation
2 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.88%) TDD
2 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) JCL
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) COBOL
3 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
3 1 (5.88%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) IBM
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) BMC