The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 149 141 128
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 8 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 9
Median daily rate £349 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.82% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £300 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £463 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
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
3035 3937 3053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.49% 94.03% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1994 2360 1797
Median daily rate £400 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 189 175
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +17.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the North West region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -7 3 - -
Manchester 0 2 £349 +16.25% 2
Merseyside - 2 £375 - 1
Cheshire +6 1 £338 +0.74%
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (23.81%) PL/SQL
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (19.05%) Apache Camel
5 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (9.52%) RESTful
6 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (9.52%) VME
6 2 (9.52%) RIA
6 2 (9.52%) MS Office
6 2 (9.52%) COBOL
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) MS Excel

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) CICS
1 1 (4.76%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
2 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Babel
3 1 (4.76%) GitLab
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) webpack
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Games
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Apache Camel
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) RESTful
4 1 (4.76%) JSON
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (4.76%) React
4 1 (4.76%) Redux
4 1 (4.76%) REST
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.76%) Sass
4 1 (4.76%) Spring
4 1 (4.76%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (9.52%) RIA
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) VME
2 1 (4.76%) CentOS
2 1 (4.76%) Debian
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Project Management
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Video Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.76%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) PL/SQL
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) COBOL
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) ES6
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) ICL
3 1 (4.76%) Micro Focus
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy