Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 > South West
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 194 182
Rank change year-on-year +6 -12 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 10 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.20% 0.19% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 15
South West median daily rate £318 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.03% +10.00% +20.97%
10th Percentile £267 £268 £218
90th Percentile £390 £438 £524
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £42.25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -34.78% +64.29% -9.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 4,836 4,941 5,648
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.39% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,916 3,165 3,692
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £222 £235
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 300 341
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £37.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.48% +0.67% +85.78%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.93 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.96 £19.49
% change year-on-year -2.40% -2.72% +11.37%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the South West

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in the South West

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in the South West

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 21 May 2018. 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
Gloucestershire +14 4 - - 5
Bristol -3 4 £343 -19.41% 8
Wiltshire +12 1 £250 -12.28%
Devon - 1 £325 - 2
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Programmer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) SAP
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (40.00%) Cognos
4 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (40.00%) ETL
4 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (40.00%) JIRA
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 4 (40.00%) Kanban
4 4 (40.00%) Confluence
5 3 (30.00%) PHP
6 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (20.00%) MySQL
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Statistics
6 2 (20.00%) GitLab
6 2 (20.00%) Lumira
6 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (20.00%) PhpStorm
6 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence

Programmer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 4 (40.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (40.00%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) Lumira
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) GitLab
2 2 (20.00%) PhpStorm
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
2 4 (40.00%) Kanban
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Statistics
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) ABAP
5 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) SAP
2 4 (40.00%) Cognos
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Anywhere
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Prism
3 1 (10.00%) Unisys
3 1 (10.00%) Xamarin