The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Reading 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 58 71 78
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 11 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.24% 0.54% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.59% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.65 £31.80
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +2.67%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
785 844 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.70% 90.85% 88.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 366 387
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 38
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Programmer
Berkshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 (47.06%) C
2 7 (41.18%) Embedded C
2 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) GDB
2 7 (41.18%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 4 (23.53%) IPv4
4 4 (23.53%) IPv6
5 3 (17.65%) PHP
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) MySQL
6 2 (11.76%) Law
6 2 (11.76%) LAMP
6 2 (11.76%) Games
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) XML
6 2 (11.76%) MS Office
6 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
6 2 (11.76%) HTML
6 2 (11.76%) UNIX
6 2 (11.76%) OOP
6 2 (11.76%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) ECMAScript
7 1 (5.88%) Windows
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.88%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) IPv4
2 4 (23.53%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) QlikView
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) GDB
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Law
1 2 (11.76%) Games
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) LAMP
1 2 (11.76%) XML
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) GIS
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) SCORM
1 1 (5.88%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) SUSE
2 1 (5.88%) Debian
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Embedded Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 2 (11.76%) OOP
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C
2 7 (41.18%) Embedded C
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) ECMAScript
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
2 1 (5.88%) ESRI