The median contractor rate for a Software Programmer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 159 -
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 - 0.028% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +20.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.25 -

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 2453 3629 3440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.93% 94.33% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 2172 1806
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 171 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.23 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Programmer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Programmer in the North West

Software Programmer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software 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 Software Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) SDLC
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) RIA
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) CSS
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) GitLab

Software 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (25.00%) GitLab
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) SDLC
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft