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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 132 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 10 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.52% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.55% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Median daily rate £375 £363 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +42.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £405 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.50% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.25 - £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-41.42% -20.00%
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
2794 2931 3050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.05% 95.97% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1789 1794 1869
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 168 192
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.49 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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 +7 2 £526 +40.26% 2
Somerset +7 2 £375 +3.44%
Wiltshire +2 2 £444 +13.78%
Dorset - 2 - - 1
Bristol -2 1 £310 -13.88% 4
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (30.77%) WCF
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) HTML
4 6 (23.08%) CSS
4 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
5 5 (19.23%) Aerospace
5 5 (19.23%) UML
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 4 (15.38%) Web Development
6 4 (15.38%) Java SE
6 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) Avionics
6 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
6 4 (15.38%) Eclipse RCP
6 4 (15.38%) CAN bus
6 4 (15.38%) HTML5
6 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
6 4 (15.38%) J2EE
6 4 (15.38%) C
6 4 (15.38%) XML
6 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
6 4 (15.38%) LabVIEW
6 4 (15.38%) CMS

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 8 (30.77%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (15.38%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Data Mart
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) DataStage
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.85%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 4 (15.38%) Eclipse RCP
1 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 4 (15.38%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (19.23%) Aerospace
2 4 (15.38%) Avionics
3 1 (3.85%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) WCF
2 6 (23.08%) CSS
2 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 4 (15.38%) HTML5
3 4 (15.38%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) Java SE
3 4 (15.38%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.54%) React
5 2 (7.69%) Web Services
6 1 (3.85%) .NET
6 1 (3.85%) JSON
6 1 (3.85%) REST
6 1 (3.85%) RSS
6 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) CAN bus
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Statistics
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 5 (19.23%) Scrum
2 5 (19.23%) UML
3 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 4 (15.38%) Web Development
4 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) System Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) Groovy
5 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) COBOL
6 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Informatica