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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
England / North West
Rank 120 145 129
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 11 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.36% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 7
Median daily rate £350 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £488 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.38 £38.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-3.54% -11.42%

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
2475 3598 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.16% 94.78% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 2145 1716
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 171 185
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 January 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 +10 4 £349 +13.87% 4
Lancashire - 3 - - 3
Cheshire +24 2 £365 -18.88% 1
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (36.84%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
2 6 (31.58%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (21.05%) MS Office
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.53%) RIA
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) SAS
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Games
6 1 (5.26%) Debian
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) CICS

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 2 (10.53%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
1 4 (21.05%) MS Office
1 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) GitLab
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) RESTful
1 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (5.26%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) RIA
4 1 (5.26%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) CentOS
1 1 (5.26%) Debian
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) SDLC
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Video Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PL/SQL
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) RPG
3 1 (5.26%) RPG IV
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) SAP