The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Programmer
Rank 154 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 2 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £350 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Software 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
3579 2967 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.16% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2155 1669 1303
Average daily rate £375 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 179 191
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £42.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software 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 Software Programmer across the North West region.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software 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 Software Programmer across the North West region.

Software Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software 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 Software Programmer within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (33.33%) Ada
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Delphi
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Military
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (33.33%) QMS
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Flex
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Front End Development
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) QMS
1 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) UML
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Ada
2 1 (33.33%) Delphi
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft