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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 145 138 120
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 24 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.55% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.59% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 10
Median daily rate £350 £485 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.83% +29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £418 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £550 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-49.28% -20.00%
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
3794 3750 2930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.28% 94.32% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2286 1995 1547
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 225 203
Median hourly rate £18.80 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.29 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Cheshire 0 11 £350 -34.88%
Manchester -9 5 £420 +1.75% 3
Lancashire -2 4 £265 -43.61%
Merseyside - 4 - -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 12 (35.29%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
3 5 (14.71%) C#
3 5 (14.71%) Web Services
4 4 (11.76%) Windows
4 4 (11.76%) COBOL
4 4 (11.76%) Banking
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) VME
5 3 (8.82%) C
5 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.82%) .NET
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle
5 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
5 3 (8.82%) Tuxedo
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (8.82%) CICS
5 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Games
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
6 2 (5.88%) MS Access
6 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
6 2 (5.88%) XML

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 3 (8.82%) CICS
1 3 (8.82%) Tuxedo
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) Multicast
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.88%) MS Access
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (5.88%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.94%) JUnit
4 1 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Games
4 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.94%) Military
4 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) Spring
3 2 (5.88%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) Apache Flex
4 1 (2.94%) HTML
4 1 (2.94%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (2.94%) SOAP
4 1 (2.94%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) VME
3 2 (5.88%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Android
4 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (8.82%) Project Management
2 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.88%) Migration
2 2 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (2.94%) Front End Development
3 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
3 1 (2.94%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (2.94%) MVC
3 1 (2.94%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (2.94%) QMS
3 1 (2.94%) Quality Management
3 1 (2.94%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (2.94%) SDLC
3 1 (2.94%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (2.94%) System Testing
3 1 (2.94%) Validation
3 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
3 1 (2.94%) Web Application Development
3 1 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) C#
4 4 (11.76%) COBOL
5 3 (8.82%) C
5 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.94%) Ada
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) Delphi
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
1 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.94%) ICL
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
2 1 (2.94%) Teradata