The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 Milton Keynes 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 58 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 10 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.12% 2.18% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 2.29% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £328 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.80 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-20.63% +20.00%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
814 654 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.15% 95.20% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 311 306
Average daily rate £350 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 46
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.91 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 £22.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Programmer
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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 24 July 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (23.08%) WFM
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) DB2
3 3 (23.08%) OO
4 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
5 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Staffware
5 1 (7.69%) ATM
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
5 1 (7.69%) JCL
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) COBOL
5 1 (7.69%) SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) WFM
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) JCL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) COBOL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) IBM
1 1 (7.69%) TIBCO
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle