The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 114 119 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 15 9 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.34% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.36% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 24
Average daily rate
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£313 £280 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.60% -16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £325 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.65 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-8.11% +3.65%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2840 2467 2982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.57% 92.40% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1516
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 189 225
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Programmer
England

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
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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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 +7 13 £338 +12.50% 4
Merseyside +3 1 £265 +6.00%
Cheshire +1 1 £300 +7.14% 3
Lancashire - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 13 (36.11%) Java
1 13 (36.11%) Oracle
2 11 (30.56%) Finance
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 8 (22.22%) .NET
3 8 (22.22%) C#
3 8 (22.22%) HTML
3 8 (22.22%) CSS
4 7 (19.44%) UML
4 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 7 (19.44%) jQuery
5 6 (16.67%) HTML5
5 6 (16.67%) CSS3
5 6 (16.67%) MySQL
5 6 (16.67%) OOP
5 6 (16.67%) JBoss
5 6 (16.67%) SAS
5 6 (16.67%) IBM
5 6 (16.67%) zOS
6 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.89%) RUP
6 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
6 5 (13.89%) MQSeries
6 5 (13.89%) Java RMI
6 5 (13.89%) OOD
6 5 (13.89%) EJB
6 5 (13.89%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (13.89%) Struts
6 5 (13.89%) WebLogic
6 5 (13.89%) XML

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (16.67%) SAS
2 5 (13.89%) CICS
2 5 (13.89%) CMS
2 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (13.89%) Escenic
2 5 (13.89%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (13.89%) WebLogic
2 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 5 (13.89%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.78%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SMS
1 2 (5.56%) IKE
1 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
1 2 (5.56%) IPsec
2 1 (2.78%) Extranet
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.67%) MySQL
3 5 (13.89%) Hadoop
3 5 (13.89%) Big Data
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.56%) OLAP
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.78%) Adabas
6 1 (2.78%) DB2
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.78%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) French Language
3 1 (2.78%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.78%) Law
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) HTML
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
1 8 (22.22%) CSS
2 7 (19.44%) jQuery
3 6 (16.67%) HTML5
3 6 (16.67%) CSS3
4 5 (13.89%) Struts
4 5 (13.89%) XML
4 5 (13.89%) J2EE
4 5 (13.89%) EJB
4 5 (13.89%) Java RMI
4 5 (13.89%) LAMP
4 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
4 5 (13.89%) Spring
4 5 (13.89%) JSF
4 5 (13.89%) Ajax
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (11.11%) Django
6 3 (8.33%) GWT
6 3 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) HP Superdome
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.56%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.78%) LPAR
3 1 (2.78%) AS400
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) zOS
2 4 (11.11%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) HPUX
3 1 (2.78%) OS/390
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) UML
2 6 (16.67%) OOP
3 5 (13.89%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (13.89%) RUP
3 5 (13.89%) OOD
3 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.89%) TDD
3 5 (13.89%) Scrum
3 5 (13.89%) BDD
4 4 (11.11%) MVC
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Stress Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Test Scripting
6 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (2.78%) ETL
7 1 (2.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) Java
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 7 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) Scala
5 4 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (5.56%) COBOL
6 2 (5.56%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.78%) NATURAL
7 1 (2.78%) Groovy
7 1 (2.78%) C
7 1 (2.78%) RPG
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.78%) VB
7 1 (2.78%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) OCP
1 2 (5.56%) OCA
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
1 2 (5.56%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.78%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) JBoss
2 6 (16.67%) IBM
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Intel
5 1 (2.78%) Syncsort
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