Period
to 22 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Programmer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Software Programmer
England > North West
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 231 237
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.056% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.059% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
North West median daily rate - £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +43.10%
England median daily rate £560 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +56.64% +2.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

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 5327 6770 7887
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 94.28% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3335 4303 4712
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £575 £555 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 255 418
North West median hourly rate £19.38 £16.50 £18.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.42% -12.30% +17.01%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.93 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.38 £47.39 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.70%

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Programmer in the North West

Software 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 Software Programmer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Programmer in the North West

Software 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 Software Programmer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Programmer in the North West