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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 134 122 118
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 4 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.65% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.67% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 10
Median daily rate £353 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £363 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £170.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +385.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +8.84%
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
2813 2971 2847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.39% 95.84% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1818 1920 1850
Median daily rate £365 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 199 183
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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
Wiltshire -10 2 £355 +9.23%
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 - 3
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (22.22%) WCF
3 3 (16.67%) React
3 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Avionics
3 3 (16.67%) CAN bus
3 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) LabVIEW
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) CMS
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) CSS
3 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) C
3 3 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 2 (11.11%) Windows
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) VB
4 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) CA
4 2 (11.11%) OO
4 2 (11.11%) MVC

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 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (16.67%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Simulink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Mart
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) DataStage
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.56%) Pentaho
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) LabVIEW
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Avionics
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) WCF
2 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) React
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) CAN bus
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) BYOD
2 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 3 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
1 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
1 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) MVC
2 2 (11.11%) OO
2 2 (11.11%) Release Management
2 2 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Acquisition
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (11.11%) Groovy
4 2 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) COBOL
5 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) CA
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) IBM
2 1 (5.56%) Informatica
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft