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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 116 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 23 19 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.85% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.91% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 32
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£300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £294 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £372 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +7.69%
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
3065 2080 2958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.25% 92.98% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1994 1326 1735
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 163 249
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 -14 13 £300 -14.28% 6
Dorset -1 3 - - 1
Somerset -13 3 - - 2
Wiltshire -16 2 £425 +30.76% 1
Gloucestershire -14 1 £213 - 2
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 22 (46.81%) C#
2 21 (44.68%) .NET
3 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
4 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
5 13 (27.66%) SAS
6 10 (21.28%) Finance
6 10 (21.28%) HTML
6 10 (21.28%) CSS
7 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
8 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
9 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (14.89%) Financial Institution
9 7 (14.89%) MVC
9 7 (14.89%) Web Services
9 7 (14.89%) Windows
9 7 (14.89%) Java
9 7 (14.89%) SQL
9 7 (14.89%) jQuery
9 7 (14.89%) HTML5
10 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Scrum
11 5 (10.64%) LAMP
11 5 (10.64%) C++
11 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
11 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
11 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
11 5 (10.64%) CSS3
12 4 (8.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 13 (27.66%) SAS
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) CMS
4 3 (6.38%) IIS
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.26%) MQSeries
5 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.26%) Escenic
5 2 (4.26%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Drupal
6 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.13%) ArcGIS
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) InfoPath
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) CATIA
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Multicast
2 2 (4.26%) Intranet
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Data Mining
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.26%) Big Data
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
1 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.38%) Subversion
2 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.13%) MSTest
3 1 (2.13%) Moq
3 1 (2.13%) Hudson
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Financial Institution
3 4 (8.51%) Marketing
4 3 (6.38%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) CSS
2 10 (21.28%) HTML
3 9 (19.15%) ASP.NET
4 7 (14.89%) Web Services
4 7 (14.89%) jQuery
4 7 (14.89%) HTML5
5 5 (10.64%) .NET Framework
5 5 (10.64%) CSS3
5 5 (10.64%) LAMP
6 4 (8.51%) XML
6 4 (8.51%) WCF
6 4 (8.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (6.38%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (6.38%) Google Maps API
7 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (6.38%) OpenGL
7 3 (6.38%) DirectX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) GIS
3 3 (6.38%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Web 2.0
4 2 (4.26%) Taxonomies
4 2 (4.26%) Streaming Video
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) MPEG
5 1 (2.13%) DTV
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) IPTV
5 1 (2.13%) RIA
5 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Linux
3 1 (2.13%) MVS
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
2 7 (14.89%) MVC
2 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
3 6 (12.77%) Scrum
4 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.51%) Time Series Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) UML
5 3 (6.38%) TDD
5 3 (6.38%) Workflow
5 3 (6.38%) Game Development
6 2 (4.26%) Web Application Development
6 2 (4.26%) Image Processing
6 2 (4.26%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.26%) System Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.26%) Content Management
6 2 (4.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) C#
2 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.89%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) Java
4 5 (10.64%) C++
5 4 (8.51%) C
6 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.26%) Python
7 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.26%) Scala
8 1 (2.13%) Fortran
8 1 (2.13%) Pascal
8 1 (2.13%) Prolog
8 1 (2.13%) COBOL
8 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
1 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) HL7
2 1 (2.13%) FINREP
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) Google
3 2 (4.26%) Twitter
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.13%) ESRI
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