The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 20 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.34% 1.48% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.59% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £43.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-65.71% +34.61%
Programmer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
141 126 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 94.63% 93.33% 88.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 43 60
Average daily rate £450 £373 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% -17.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £220 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) COBOL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (25.00%) CICS
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) VSAM
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) CDISC
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Clinical Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (25.00%) CICS
1 1 (25.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Clinical Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Entry
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Programming
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) JCL
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) CDISC
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle