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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 62 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 5 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.60% 2.04% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 2.18% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 7
Average daily rate
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£278 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.62% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £303 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £450 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
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
769 687 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.43% 93.60% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 329 339
Average daily rate £375 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 57 59
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £42.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) WFM
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) DB2
3 3 (25.00%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Staffware
5 1 (8.33%) ATM
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (8.33%) JCL
5 1 (8.33%) Middleware
5 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) XSLT
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) COBOL
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) .NET

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Staffware
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) XSLT
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) WFM
2 3 (25.00%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) COBOL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) JCL
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) TIBCO