The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 38 39 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 20 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.35% 2.74% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 2.94% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 1
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£288 £313 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +35.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £39.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-1.89% +4.49%
Programmer
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
557 442 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 93.30% 93.05% 91.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 290 71
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 14 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £34.50 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Programmer in the job title across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Programmer across the Tyne and Wear region.

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Programmer across the Tyne and Wear region.

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Sunderland +4 15 £288 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 4 £395 +26.40% 2
Gateshead - 1 - -
Programmer
North East

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
1 23 (79.31%) Manufacturing
2 21 (72.41%) FTP
2 21 (72.41%) IBM
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 21 (72.41%) Visual Studio
2 21 (72.41%) VB
2 21 (72.41%) .NET
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server 2000
2 21 (72.41%) VB6
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) Oracle
4 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Java
4 4 (13.79%) Web Services
4 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) SAS
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (10.34%) COBOL
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
6 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (6.90%) SDLC
6 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.90%) SOA

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (10.34%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (79.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server 2000
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.90%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (3.45%) Base SAS
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (72.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) ERwin
General
1 23 (79.31%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Games
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (72.41%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) SOAP
3 2 (6.90%) Java SE
3 2 (6.90%) Java EE
3 2 (6.90%) REST
3 2 (6.90%) Java EE 5
3 2 (6.90%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
1 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) HP Superdome
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) UNIX
2 2 (6.90%) HPUX
2 2 (6.90%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
1 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.90%) SDLC
2 2 (6.90%) SOA
2 2 (6.90%) ETL
2 2 (6.90%) Validation
2 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
2 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.45%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (3.45%) Data Security
3 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (72.41%) VB
1 21 (72.41%) VB6
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) COBOL
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) OCP
1 2 (6.90%) OCA
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (6.90%) OCAJ
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) IBM
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (3.45%) HP