Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Programmer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 94 96
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 4 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.30% 0.21% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.22% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 12
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +15.11% +15.83%
10th Percentile £413 £340 £313
90th Percentile £478 £545 £509
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year -22.15% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1283 1372 1979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 93.91% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 993 1316
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £235 £264
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £33.80 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Programmer in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in Cheshire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wilmslow - 2 £475 -
Crewe - 1 £425 -
Programmer
North West

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cheshire region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) J2SE
1 2 (50.00%) OOD
1 2 (50.00%) SAS
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) STB
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
1 2 (50.00%) Java ME
1 2 (50.00%) Market Risk
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Android Development
1 2 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) R
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (50.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2SE
1 2 (50.00%) Java ME
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Market Risk
1 2 (50.00%) STB
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Android Development
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (50.00%) iOS Development
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OOD
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) R