The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Junior featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Junior
Rank 130 98 104
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 16 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.64% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 9
Median daily rate £300 £206 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £96 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £253 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £200 £220
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £10.53
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +18.68%
Junior
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 West 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3144 2338 2384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.56% 95.12% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1870 1380 1209
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 146 184
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Junior in the job title.

Junior Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Junior
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Junior Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Junior
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Junior Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Junior
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire 0 7 - - 2
Coventry -15 3 £325 +217.07% 2
Staffordshire +4 1 - -
Solihull -5 1 £300 - 2
Shropshire - 1 £200 -
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Junior contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 7 (19.44%) Manufacturing
3 6 (16.67%) PLM
3 6 (16.67%) Product Management
3 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (13.89%) Java
4 5 (13.89%) Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) Linux
5 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (11.11%) Web Development
5 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 4 (11.11%) Pega
5 4 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 3 (8.33%) Business Transformation
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
6 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (8.33%) Legal
6 3 (8.33%) ENOVIA
6 3 (8.33%) Statistics
6 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing

Junior Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (19.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.56%) MS Office
4 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.78%) MS Project
5 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) ENOVIA
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) LAN
1 3 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MySQL
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 7 (19.44%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) CSS
2 3 (8.33%) XML
3 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET
3 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.56%) HTML5
3 2 (5.56%) WCF
3 2 (5.56%) WPF
4 1 (2.78%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
2 3 (8.33%) Statistics
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) PLM
2 6 (16.67%) Product Management
2 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (13.89%) Project Management
3 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 4 (11.11%) Test Strategy
4 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 4 (11.11%) Web Development
5 3 (8.33%) Business Transformation
5 3 (8.33%) CRM
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) C#
2 3 (8.33%) PHP
2 3 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Pega
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe
4 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.78%) Huawei
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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Posted: 5 days ago
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