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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
England / South West
Rank 130 137 111
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 6 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.47% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.49% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 29
Median daily rate £303 £500 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.50% +61.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £508 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -65.71%

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
2577 2878 3075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.02% 96.16% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1912 1943
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 167 157
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire 0 3 £285 -43.00%
Bristol +2 2 £350 +105.88% 1
Somerset 0 1 £330 - 1
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (10.00%) React
3 1 (10.00%) Docker
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
3 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Grails
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Grails
1 1 (10.00%) JSON
1 1 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (10.00%) React
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) COBOL
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) RPG
3 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus