Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 184 170 166
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 11 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.24% 0.23% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.24% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 12
East of England median daily rate £319 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +30.77% -5.45%
10th Percentile £306 £405 £205
90th Percentile £359 £445 £496
England median daily rate £450 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £30.25 - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -17.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,407 4,209 4,849
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.59% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,541 2,437 2,847
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £218
90th Percentile £580 £549 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 333 467
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +17.95%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the East of England

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in the East of England

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in the East of England

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Programmer in the East of England

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the East of England region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire -15 4 - - 10
Suffolk +7 3 £319 -25.00% 2
Essex -2 1 - - 7
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 6
Norfolk - 1 £313 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £363 - 2
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Java
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Delphi
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) GitHub
4 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Informatics
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source Development
5 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (9.09%) Workload Management
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Computer Science

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (9.09%) Smallworld
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
2 1 (9.09%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (9.09%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) AccuRev
1 1 (9.09%) Android Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 1 (9.09%) JUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) Informatics
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source
3 2 (18.18%) Open Source Development
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (9.09%) OpenUP
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) C
3 2 (18.18%) Delphi
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) Apex Code
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Magik
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Borland
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com