The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 138 132 129
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 6 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.69% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 6
Median daily rate £430 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £253 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £42.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-21.17% +36.00%
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
2688 3194 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.58% 95.54% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 2034 1945
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 225 171
Median hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Programmer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +1 2 - - 1
Bristol -9 2 £415 +33.79% 2
Somerset - 1 £475 - 1
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Release Management
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (12.50%) MVC
5 2 (12.50%) Cognos
5 2 (12.50%) Cognos Impromptu
5 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (12.50%) CA
5 2 (12.50%) IBM

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.25%) CICS
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) K2 blackpearl
1 1 (6.25%) NServiceBus
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (12.50%) Cognos Impromptu
1 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Base SAS
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Lumira
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (6.25%) SAS Visual Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Avionics
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) React
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) WF
2 1 (6.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) BYOD
2 1 (6.25%) CAN bus
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) COBOL
5 1 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) LINC
5 1 (6.25%) MATLAB
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) CA
2 2 (12.50%) Cognos
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau
3 1 (6.25%) Unisys