The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 54 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 14 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.61% 0.29% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.32% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
Programmer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
784 936 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.01% 91.41% 87.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 430 362
Average daily rate £380 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £48.85 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (40.00%) C
2 7 (35.00%) GDB
2 7 (35.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Embedded C
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) PHP
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (20.00%) MySQL
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) CSS
4 4 (20.00%) IPv4
4 4 (20.00%) IPv6
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) SOAP
5 3 (15.00%) Web Services
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.00%) Zend
6 2 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (10.00%) Ajax
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (10.00%) jQuery
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (10.00%) XML
6 2 (10.00%) UNIX
6 2 (10.00%) Java

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (20.00%) IPv4
2 4 (20.00%) IPv6
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) GDB
2 2 (10.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Law
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) LAMP
4 2 (10.00%) Ajax
4 2 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (10.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) Laravel
5 1 (5.00%) .NET
5 1 (5.00%) Symfony
5 1 (5.00%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) SCORM
2 1 (5.00%) Derivative
2 1 (5.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Debian
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) OOP
3 2 (10.00%) OO
3 2 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.00%) DRM
4 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Refactoring
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) C
2 7 (35.00%) Embedded C
3 5 (25.00%) PHP
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) PHP5
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Zend
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) ESRI
4 1 (5.00%) Business Objects