The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Wales region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 62 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 4 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.56% 3.55% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 3.81% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 2
Average daily rate £394 £325 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +136.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £313 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £325 £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.22 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +11.80%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
661 394 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 91.81% 93.14% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 232 218
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 31
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.69 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £28.30 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -24 3 £394 +21.15% 1
West Wales - 1 - -
Programmer
UK

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (30.00%) XML
4 2 (20.00%) AS400
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) RPG
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 2 (20.00%) INSURE/90
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) RPG IV
4 2 (20.00%) iSeries
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (10.00%) Joomla!
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (10.00%) Zend
5 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (10.00%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) SAS Macro
5 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) SAS
1 1 (10.00%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) INSURE/90
2 1 (10.00%) SAP R/3
2 1 (10.00%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (30.00%) XML
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) Flash
4 1 (10.00%) Ajax
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) AS400
1 2 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (10.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) RPG IV
2 2 (20.00%) RPG
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) ABAP
3 1 (10.00%) ActionScript
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Macro
3 1 (10.00%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCTS
1 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Zend
2 1 (10.00%) SAP