The first table below looks at the demand for the Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 51 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 6 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.00% 1.80% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.92% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate £244 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £293 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £550 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £319 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.70 £29.66
% change year-on-year
+34.06% +6.87%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
543 469 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.05% 93.61% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 249 314
Average daily rate £340 £340 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.70 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Programmer
West Midlands

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 5 (35.71%) jQuery
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) WPF
4 3 (21.43%) Symfony
4 3 (21.43%) LINQ
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) iPhone
4 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) PHP
4 3 (21.43%) SOAP
4 3 (21.43%) OOP
4 3 (21.43%) Xcode
4 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
4 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
4 3 (21.43%) REST
4 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
4 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) iPad
5 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (14.29%) CSS
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) HTML

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Xcode
1 3 (21.43%) TeamCity
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Electronics
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
1 5 (35.71%) jQuery
2 3 (21.43%) WPF
2 3 (21.43%) Symfony
2 3 (21.43%) LINQ
2 3 (21.43%) REST
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (7.14%) WCF
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) iPhone
2 2 (14.29%) iPad
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) OOP
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) iOS Development
3 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Content Management
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) PHP
1 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
2 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VB6
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) ION Trading
2 1 (7.14%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.14%) InterSystems
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