Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 201 199
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 10 23 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.36% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 29
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -0.69%
10th Percentile £316 £330 £275
90th Percentile £473 £444 £475
England median daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £37.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.15% - -
England median hourly rate £35.56 £37.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.54% -12.35% +21.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5444 6437 8090
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.40% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3429 4150 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £586 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 235 402
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.45 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the North West

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in the North West

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programmer in the North West

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in the North West

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the North West 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
Cheshire +3 4 £425 +6.25%
Manchester +17 3 - - 3
Lancashire +11 2 - -
Merseyside +3 1 £275 -26.67%
Programmer
England

Programmer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (30.00%) C
1 3 (30.00%) C++
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Market Risk
2 2 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Java ME
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) STB
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) OOD
2 2 (20.00%) SAS
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) J2SE
2 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (20.00%) R
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (20.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Infor LN
1 1 (10.00%) INSURE/90
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) HTTP
1 2 (20.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) J2SE
1 2 (20.00%) Java ME
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) EDI
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML5
2 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Market Risk
1 2 (20.00%) STB
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (20.00%) Android Development
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) OOD
2 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Database Security
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
1 3 (30.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) R
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (10.00%) RPG
3 1 (10.00%) RPG IV
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Infor
1 1 (10.00%) Jaspersoft
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Progress
1 1 (10.00%) QAD