Period
to 24 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 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.

Programmer
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 89 101
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 8 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.63% 0.53% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.58% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 9
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £371 £388 £320
90th Percentile £464 £413 £478
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1179 1384 1776
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 91.66% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 777 1039
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +4.58%
10th Percentile £256 £228 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 75 119
Reading median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.65
90th Percentile £44.88 £35.40 £45.10
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +6.90% -32.71% +23.14%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Reading

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in Reading

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in Reading over the 6 months to 24 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programmer in Reading

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in Reading

Programmer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 Reading region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (87.50%) Data Analysis
2 7 (87.50%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 7 (87.50%) SLA
2 7 (87.50%) Project Management
2 7 (87.50%) Workflow
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (87.50%) Defect Management
2 7 (87.50%) Sonata
3 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) COBOL
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) CICS
3 1 (12.50%) zOS
3 1 (12.50%) NATURAL
3 1 (12.50%) JCL
3 1 (12.50%) Adabas
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (87.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) CICS
Business Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle BPM
1 7 (87.50%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Adabas
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Data Analysis
1 7 (87.50%) Defect Management
1 7 (87.50%) Project Management
1 7 (87.50%) Systems Analysis
1 7 (87.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) COBOL
2 1 (12.50%) JCL
2 1 (12.50%) NATURAL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) IBM