The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 116 98 100
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 37 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 0.85% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.93% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 15
Average daily rate
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£340 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £350 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +355.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -
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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3102 2156 2513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.09% 91.55% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1341 1424
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 186 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.28 £33.17 £42.50
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 the South West

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
Bristol +6 20 £310 - 2
Gloucestershire - 7 £340 -
Dorset +5 6 £375 +66.66% 1
Wiltshire -27 1 £410 +49.09% 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 23 (37.70%) SQL
2 21 (34.43%) C#
3 20 (32.79%) .NET
4 18 (29.51%) SQL Server
5 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
5 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
6 12 (19.67%) Oracle
6 12 (19.67%) HTML
6 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
7 11 (18.03%) Java
7 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
7 11 (18.03%) CSS
7 11 (18.03%) Windows
7 11 (18.03%) MS Access
7 11 (18.03%) SAS
7 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (14.75%) Finance
8 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
8 9 (14.75%) VB.NET
8 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (13.11%) VB
9 8 (13.11%) C
9 8 (13.11%) Scrum
9 8 (13.11%) Data Analysis
10 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (11.48%) TDD
10 7 (11.48%) VB6
10 7 (11.48%) Financial Institution
10 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 11 (18.03%) SAS
2 3 (4.92%) CMS
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.28%) LiveCycle
3 2 (3.28%) Drupal
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
1 4 (6.56%) MS Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) Multicast
2 3 (4.92%) HTTP
3 1 (1.64%) SNMP
3 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) DVB
3 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (29.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) MS Access
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.28%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.28%) MySQL
8 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.64%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Visual Studio
1 9 (14.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.20%) Subversion
3 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.64%) ERwin
5 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Financial Institution
3 5 (8.20%) Games
4 2 (3.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.79%) .NET
2 17 (27.87%) ASP.NET
3 12 (19.67%) HTML
4 11 (18.03%) CSS
5 8 (13.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 6 (9.84%) Web Services
8 5 (8.20%) OpenGL
8 5 (8.20%) DirectX
8 5 (8.20%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 4 (6.56%) REST
9 4 (6.56%) jQuery
10 3 (4.92%) Spring
10 3 (4.92%) LAMP
10 3 (4.92%) J2EE
10 3 (4.92%) J2SE
10 3 (4.92%) GWT
10 3 (4.92%) Ext JS
10 3 (4.92%) JSON
10 3 (4.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) 3D Graphics
1 5 (8.20%) Mathematics
1 5 (8.20%) Computer Science
1 5 (8.20%) Open Source
2 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.64%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) MPEG
4 1 (1.64%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.64%) DTV
4 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.64%) UNIX
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.11%) Scrum
2 8 (13.11%) Data Analysis
3 7 (11.48%) TDD
4 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
4 6 (9.84%) V-Model
4 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
5 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
5 5 (8.20%) Game Development
6 4 (6.56%) Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.92%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.28%) Time Series Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.28%) ETL
8 2 (3.28%) Workflow
8 2 (3.28%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.28%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (1.64%) Content Management
9 1 (1.64%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) SQL
2 21 (34.43%) C#
3 11 (18.03%) Java
3 11 (18.03%) JavaScript
4 9 (14.75%) VB.NET
5 8 (13.11%) VB
5 8 (13.11%) C
6 7 (11.48%) VB6
6 7 (11.48%) PL/SQL
7 6 (9.84%) C++
8 4 (6.56%) VBA
9 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) ABAP
10 1 (1.64%) COBOL
10 1 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (1.64%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) HL7
2 1 (1.64%) FINREP
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle
3 3 (4.92%) Adobe
3 3 (4.92%) Google
3 3 (4.92%) Sitecore
3 3 (4.92%) Sencha
4 2 (3.28%) Twitter
4 2 (3.28%) Tableau
4 2 (3.28%) Teradata
5 1 (1.64%) Altiris
5 1 (1.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.64%) HP
5 1 (1.64%) CA
5 1 (1.64%) Informatica
5 1 (1.64%) MicroStrategy