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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 143 128 120
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 20 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.45% 0.48% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.52% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 7
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£385 £338 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.07% +39.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £455 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.75 -
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 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
4112 2879 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.54% 92.13% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2469 1604 1316
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 182 204
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.93 £40.00 £35.00
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 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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Cheshire -5 8 £373 +24.16%
Manchester -14 7 £353 +0.71% 1
Merseyside -5 2 £385 +45.28%
Lancashire - 2 £445 - 4
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle
3 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 7 (20.00%) UNIX
3 7 (20.00%) CRM
3 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (17.14%) Validation
4 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (17.14%) SAS
5 5 (14.29%) HTTP
5 5 (14.29%) IBM
5 5 (14.29%) Windows
5 5 (14.29%) XML
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL
5 5 (14.29%) SAP
5 5 (14.29%) Games
5 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 5 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Base SAS
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Degree
6 4 (11.43%) Finance
6 4 (11.43%) SAP XI
6 4 (11.43%) SQL Server

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (17.14%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) CICS
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) HTTP
2 4 (11.43%) SMTP
2 4 (11.43%) FTP
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) SNA
4 1 (2.86%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Base SAS
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.57%) DB2
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) FileMaker
5 1 (2.86%) OLAP
5 1 (2.86%) SQLite
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.71%) ERwin
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (14.29%) Games
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.29%) XML
1 5 (14.29%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (11.43%) JDBC
2 4 (11.43%) SAP XI
3 3 (8.57%) CSS
3 3 (8.57%) .NET
4 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.86%) SOAP
5 1 (2.86%) Web Services
5 1 (2.86%) WCF
5 1 (2.86%) jQuery
5 1 (2.86%) HTML5
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) CSS3
5 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Mainframe
1 3 (8.57%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) VSAM
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) UNIX
2 5 (14.29%) Windows
3 4 (11.43%) Solaris
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.57%) zOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) CRM
1 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.14%) Validation
3 5 (14.29%) ITIL
4 4 (11.43%) OOP
4 4 (11.43%) OO
4 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
4 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.43%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
4 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (8.57%) V-Model
5 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.57%) SOA
5 3 (8.57%) Data Security
6 2 (5.71%) SDLC
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) C#
3 4 (11.43%) Java
4 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.71%) Assembly Language
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) COBOL
5 2 (5.71%) VB
6 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.86%) VBA
6 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.86%) REXX
6 1 (2.86%) JCL
6 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) CDISC
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) RACF
2 1 (2.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.86%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) SAP
2 5 (14.29%) IBM
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) webMethods
4 1 (2.86%) Syncsort
4 1 (2.86%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.86%) Intel
4 1 (2.86%) CA
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