The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 130 109 117
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 15 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.41% 0.70% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.75% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
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£438 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £375 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.30 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +22.72%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3442 2807 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.38% 93.60% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1998 1514 1101
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 163 174
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the North West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 3 July 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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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
Lancashire +10 8 £450 - 3
Manchester -19 4 £300 -11.11% 6
Merseyside -12 2 - - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (37.93%) DB2
1 11 (37.93%) zOS
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 9 (31.03%) IBM
3 9 (31.03%) CICS
4 7 (24.14%) MQSeries
4 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
4 7 (24.14%) COBOL
4 7 (24.14%) Mainframe
5 6 (20.69%) Banking
5 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (20.69%) CRM
5 6 (20.69%) Assembly Language
5 6 (20.69%) Finance
5 6 (20.69%) Validation
5 6 (20.69%) Migration
6 5 (17.24%) JCL
6 5 (17.24%) RACF
6 5 (17.24%) REXX
6 5 (17.24%) ISPF
6 5 (17.24%) IBM Mainframe
6 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
7 4 (13.79%) VSAM
7 4 (13.79%) Degree
7 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
7 4 (13.79%) QA
7 4 (13.79%) CA
7 4 (13.79%) SAS
8 3 (10.34%) Games

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (31.03%) CICS
2 7 (24.14%) MQSeries
3 4 (13.79%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) SNA
2 1 (3.45%) SMS
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) DB2
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.90%) Base SAS
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.45%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (3.45%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (3.45%) OLAP
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) ERwin
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) ISPF
2 2 (6.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Mainframe
2 5 (17.24%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (13.79%) VSAM
3 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) zOS
2 3 (10.34%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Validation
1 6 (20.69%) Migration
1 6 (20.69%) CRM
2 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.90%) Data Security
3 2 (6.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Stress Testing
3 2 (6.90%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) TDD
4 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) COBOL
3 6 (20.69%) Assembly Language
4 5 (17.24%) REXX
4 5 (17.24%) JCL
5 3 (10.34%) C#
6 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.90%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) VB
7 1 (3.45%) VBA
7 1 (3.45%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.45%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) IBM
2 4 (13.79%) CA
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.45%) Intel
5 1 (3.45%) Syncsort
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