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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 55 65 65
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 11 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.30% 0.85% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.93% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £250 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.46%
Programmer
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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
762 856 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.18% 90.97% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 393 373
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 28 43
Average hourly rate £20.78 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.20% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.05 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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
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 July 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
3 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (61.54%) RESTful
3 8 (61.54%) Mobile Computing
3 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (61.54%) RAD
3 8 (61.54%) Client/Server
3 8 (61.54%) Web Services
3 8 (61.54%) C#
3 8 (61.54%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) T-SQL
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) Telerik
3 8 (61.54%) WCF
3 8 (61.54%) WPF
3 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (61.54%) System Testing
4 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) PHP
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (15.38%) Ajax

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 (7.69%) SAS
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (69.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WLAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Jenkins
2 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.69%) Ant
3 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) Web Services
1 8 (61.54%) RESTful
1 8 (61.54%) WCF
1 8 (61.54%) WPF
1 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) Ajax
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) CSS3
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 1 (7.69%) Symfony
4 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.69%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Client/Server
1 8 (61.54%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) RAD
1 8 (61.54%) Scrum
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
1 8 (61.54%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (61.54%) System Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
1 8 (61.54%) T-SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Telerik
3 1 (7.69%) Alterian
3 1 (7.69%) Zend
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle