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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 142 134 116
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 14 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.34% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.36% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 10
Average daily rate £331 £346 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-64.70% +30.76%
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
3595 3063 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.07% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2158 1709 1336
Average daily rate £381 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 188 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -21 5 £306 -23.43% 3
Lancashire -4 4 £265 -13.11% 1
Cheshire -4 3 £450 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £350 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 13 (37.14%) C#
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
3 9 (25.71%) .NET
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
3 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.00%) Java
4 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.14%) Linux
5 6 (17.14%) Unix
5 6 (17.14%) Windows
5 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (14.29%) Degree
6 5 (14.29%) Spotfire
6 5 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (14.29%) D3.js
6 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
7 4 (11.43%) HTML5
7 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
7 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
7 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
7 4 (11.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 4 (11.43%) Finance
7 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) XML
7 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (8.57%) Node.js
1 3 (8.57%) SAS
1 3 (8.57%) Tuxedo
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) 3ds Max
2 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 3 (8.57%) FTP
2 3 (8.57%) SMTP
3 1 (2.86%) Multicast
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) Spotfire
3 3 (8.57%) Base SAS
3 3 (8.57%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (5.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Essbase
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.71%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.86%) JIRA
4 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.86%) Military
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) D3.js
3 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
3 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.43%) HTML
3 4 (11.43%) HTML5
3 4 (11.43%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 4 (11.43%) XML
4 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (8.57%) JDBC
4 3 (8.57%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
4 3 (8.57%) SAP XI
4 3 (8.57%) Web Services
4 3 (8.57%) XSLT
5 2 (5.71%) SOAP
6 1 (2.86%) Apache Flex
6 1 (2.86%) Middleware
6 1 (2.86%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Linux
1 6 (17.14%) Unix
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.57%) Android
3 3 (8.57%) Solaris
3 3 (8.57%) VME
3 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
2 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (8.57%) Data Analysis
3 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
3 3 (8.57%) MVC
3 3 (8.57%) OO
3 3 (8.57%) OOP
3 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (5.71%) Front End Development
4 2 (5.71%) SOA
4 2 (5.71%) System Testing
5 1 (2.86%) BDD
5 1 (2.86%) High Availability
5 1 (2.86%) QMS
5 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) C#
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) C
4 3 (8.57%) COBOL
4 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) Ada
5 1 (2.86%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) Delphi
5 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) REXX
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.86%) VB6
5 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle
3 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.57%) SAP
3 3 (8.57%) webMethods
4 1 (2.86%) ICL
4 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.86%) Xamarin