The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Junior in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 59 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.12% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.13% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £133 £160 £80
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-31.25% +18.51%
Junior
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
711 759 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.22% 93.59% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 516 326
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 26
Average hourly rate £18.23 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.39% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Junior in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Junior across the Birmingham region.

Junior Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Junior
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior across the Birmingham region.

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Legal
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 4 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (12.50%) Unix
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
5 2 (12.50%) Derivative
5 2 (12.50%) Document Management
5 2 (12.50%) Logistics
5 2 (12.50%) Back Office
5 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Junior in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Junior in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SunGard GMI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Derivative
2 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.25%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Document Management
4 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (12.50%) Logistics
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Data Privacy
5 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) Python
1 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) SunGard