The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 56 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.07% 0.77% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.82% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +118.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £318 £309
% change year-on-year
+3.93% +2.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Programmer
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
692 608 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.76% 93.25% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 387 301
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.30 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.60 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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
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 22 October 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 7 (70.00%) OpenEdge
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Billing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (10.00%) Magento
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) ABAP
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 7 (70.00%) OpenEdge
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) WebSpeed
General
1 1 (10.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
1 1 (10.00%) WPF
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (10.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) ABAP
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Progress