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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 147 116 125
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 11 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.57% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +23.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £460 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £32.65
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -0.45%
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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 31 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
Manchester -18 4 £300 -7.69% 5
Cheshire -7 3 £335 +11.66% 3
Merseyside -10 2 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 £425 - 2
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 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 10 (30.30%) SQL
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
1 10 (30.30%) zOS
2 8 (24.24%) IBM
2 8 (24.24%) CICS
3 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
4 6 (18.18%) Validation
4 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 6 (18.18%) MQSeries
4 6 (18.18%) CRM
4 6 (18.18%) COBOL
4 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (15.15%) Banking
5 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
5 5 (15.15%) QA
5 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) Finance
5 5 (15.15%) SAS
5 5 (15.15%) Assembly Language
5 5 (15.15%) RACF
6 4 (12.12%) Games
6 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.12%) VSAM
6 4 (12.12%) JCL
6 4 (12.12%) CA
6 4 (12.12%) REXX
6 4 (12.12%) C#
6 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 8 (24.24%) CICS
2 6 (18.18%) MQSeries
3 5 (15.15%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) SNA
2 1 (3.03%) SMS
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) DB2
2 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.06%) Base SAS
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (3.03%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (3.03%) OLAP
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) ERwin
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
1 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 4 (12.12%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) ISPF
2 3 (9.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.03%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
2 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (12.12%) VSAM
3 4 (12.12%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (6.06%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) zOS
2 3 (9.09%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Validation
1 6 (18.18%) Migration
1 6 (18.18%) CRM
2 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.09%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.09%) V-Model
3 3 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.06%) Data Security
4 2 (6.06%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) COBOL
3 5 (15.15%) Assembly Language
4 4 (12.12%) REXX
4 4 (12.12%) JCL
4 4 (12.12%) CLIST
4 4 (12.12%) C#
5 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.06%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) VBA
6 1 (3.03%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) CDISC
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) RACF
2 1 (3.03%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.03%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) IBM
2 4 (12.12%) CA
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) Intel
5 1 (3.03%) Syncsort
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