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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
England / North West
Rank 121 146 132
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 10 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.31% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.33% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 8
Median daily rate £355 £306 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.91% -11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £490 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%

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
2508 3625 3153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.82% 94.92% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1577 2158 1727
Median daily rate £380 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.13% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 199 199
Median hourly rate £18.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.20% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.55 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester +16 4 £344 +12.24% 4
Cheshire +32 3 £360 -16.90% 2
Lancashire +6 1 £400 +50.94%
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 (35.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
3 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (20.00%) MS Office
4 4 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) SAS
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
6 2 (10.00%) RPG IV
6 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) RIA
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) AS400
6 2 (10.00%) RPG
6 2 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) CSS

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 (15.00%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
1 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.00%) Big Data
3 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) GitLab
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (5.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) AS400
2 2 (10.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) CentOS
1 1 (5.00%) Debian
1 1 (5.00%) Linux
1 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (15.00%) SDLC
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) BDD
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Kanban
4 1 (5.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) Video Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) RPG
4 2 (10.00%) RPG IV
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) COBOL
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Sybase