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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 115 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 26 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 1.31% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.42% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £268 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £336 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £319
% change year-on-year
+4.84% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +114.28%
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
2899 2604 2293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.40% 92.11% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1845 1539 1389
Average daily rate £383 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 147 162
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £39.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 -4 8 £315 - 2
Wiltshire -12 7 £288 -4.16% 3
Dorset +2 5 £225 -30.76%
Gloucestershire -9 4 £340 - 3
Somerset -7 1 - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (31.03%) .NET
4 16 (27.59%) C#
4 16 (27.59%) Java
4 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET
5 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
6 13 (22.41%) Windows
6 13 (22.41%) Oracle
6 13 (22.41%) MS Access
7 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
8 11 (18.97%) Visual Studio
8 11 (18.97%) VB.NET
9 10 (17.24%) VB
9 10 (17.24%) C
9 10 (17.24%) Scrum
9 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
10 9 (15.52%) HTML
10 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (15.52%) TDD
10 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
11 8 (13.79%) Waterfall
11 8 (13.79%) V-Model
11 8 (13.79%) PL/SQL
11 8 (13.79%) CSS

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 2 (3.45%) Mule
1 2 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (3.45%) LiveCycle
1 2 (3.45%) CMS
1 2 (3.45%) SAS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) CICS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Project
2 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP HR
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Multicast
2 3 (5.17%) HTTP
3 1 (1.72%) SNMP
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.72%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.41%) MS Access
3 9 (15.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.72%) DB2
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Visual Studio
2 9 (15.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.90%) Subversion
4 3 (5.17%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.17%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.72%) ERwin
General
1 4 (6.90%) Games
1 4 (6.90%) Military
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) .NET
2 15 (25.86%) ASP.NET
3 9 (15.52%) HTML
3 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 8 (13.79%) CSS
5 5 (8.62%) Web Services
5 5 (8.62%) Spring
6 4 (6.90%) REST
6 4 (6.90%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 4 (6.90%) OpenGL
6 4 (6.90%) DirectX
7 3 (5.17%) J2SE
7 3 (5.17%) J2EE
7 3 (5.17%) JSON
7 3 (5.17%) GWT
7 3 (5.17%) Ext JS
8 2 (3.45%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.45%) Spring MVC
8 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Open Source
2 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
2 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.72%) MPEG
5 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) AS400
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.72%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.72%) DTV
5 1 (1.72%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.72%) iSeries
5 1 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Linux
3 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.72%) UNIX
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.24%) Scrum
2 10 (17.24%) Data Analysis
3 9 (15.52%) TDD
4 8 (13.79%) Waterfall
4 8 (13.79%) V-Model
5 4 (6.90%) Game Development
5 4 (6.90%) Unit Testing
5 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
5 4 (6.90%) Project Management
5 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.17%) Migration
6 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.45%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.45%) MVC
7 2 (3.45%) Change Management
7 2 (3.45%) ETL
7 2 (3.45%) OO
8 1 (1.72%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 16 (27.59%) C#
2 16 (27.59%) Java
3 11 (18.97%) VB.NET
4 10 (17.24%) VB
4 10 (17.24%) C
5 8 (13.79%) PL/SQL
6 7 (12.07%) VBA
6 7 (12.07%) VB6
7 6 (10.34%) C++
8 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
9 2 (3.45%) COBOL
10 1 (1.72%) Python
10 1 (1.72%) SAPscript
10 1 (1.72%) PHP
10 1 (1.72%) RPG
10 1 (1.72%) ABAP
10 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.72%) JCL
10 1 (1.72%) LINC
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.72%) vSphere
1 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.41%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) Adobe
3 3 (5.17%) Google
3 3 (5.17%) Sencha
4 2 (3.45%) Tableau
4 2 (3.45%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.45%) Teradata
4 2 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.72%) Cognos
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) HP
5 1 (1.72%) CA
5 1 (1.72%) Informatica
5 1 (1.72%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.72%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) Altiris
5 1 (1.72%) Infor
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