The median contractor rate for a Software Programmer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 160 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.026% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.027% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £343 £331
% change year-on-year -24.08% +3.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2750 3641 3522
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.82% 94.74% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 2258 1996
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 130 203
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.31 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.40 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Software Programmer in the job title.

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