The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 64 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 2 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.27% 0.51% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.54% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£160 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.33% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -
Programmer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
675 369 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 92.21% 93.42% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 193 246
Average daily rate £435 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 32 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.75 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the Oxfordshire region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the Oxfordshire region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
Oxford - - - - 4
Programmer
South East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 9 (81.82%) .NET
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 4 (36.36%) WCF
4 4 (36.36%) REST
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (36.36%) Web Services
4 4 (36.36%) ActiveX
4 4 (36.36%) N-Tier
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) VB
4 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
4 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
4 4 (36.36%) VB6
5 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 2 (18.18%) OCX
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) Python
7 1 (9.09%) UNIX
7 1 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (9.09%) CSS
7 1 (9.09%) PHP

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Photoshop
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 1 (9.09%) Heroku
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) RSpec
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (9.09%) Sublime Text
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (36.36%) WCF
3 4 (36.36%) REST
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
3 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 4 (36.36%) ActiveX
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (18.18%) OCX
5 1 (9.09%) Spring
5 1 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (9.09%) Spring MVC
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
5 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (9.09%) Sass
5 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) VB
2 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
2 4 (36.36%) VB6
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PHP
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree