The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 80 57 34
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.55% 0.68% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.72% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£475 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -10.71%
Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
976 552 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 90.20% 93.40% 90.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 330 153
Average daily rate £413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.61 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -19.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.09 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the North East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -21 5 - - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 21 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (74.07%) .NET
2 20 (74.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
3 19 (70.37%) VB
4 16 (59.26%) Manufacturing
4 16 (59.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (55.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 15 (55.56%) IBM
5 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio
5 15 (55.56%) FTP
5 15 (55.56%) VB6
5 15 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
7 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (14.81%) Web Services
7 4 (14.81%) CRM
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 3 (11.11%) Linux
9 2 (7.41%) SOAP
9 2 (7.41%) COBOL
9 2 (7.41%) SOA
9 2 (7.41%) SAS
9 2 (7.41%) Oracle
9 2 (7.41%) Python
9 2 (7.41%) Games

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (7.41%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) FTP
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (74.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (59.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (55.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.70%) ERwin
General
1 16 (59.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.41%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (74.07%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (7.41%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) J2EE
4 1 (3.70%) Java SE
4 1 (3.70%) Java EE
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) Java EE 5
4 1 (3.70%) JPA
4 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
1 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) CRM
2 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
2 2 (7.41%) SOA
3 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Data Security
3 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (3.70%) WFM
3 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
3 1 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (3.70%) SDLC
3 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) VB
2 15 (55.56%) VB6
3 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.41%) COBOL
5 2 (7.41%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) OCP
1 1 (3.70%) OCA
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.70%) OCAJ
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (55.56%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) EnterpriseDB