The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Junior
Rank 98 101 104
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 15 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.77% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.85% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 2
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£206 £175 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £145 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £213 £210
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £10.57 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+18.31% -10.08%
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
2285 2363 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.66% 91.41% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1201 1013
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 166 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Junior
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Junior Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Junior across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Junior Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 7 £219 -2.77% 9
Warwickshire +9 3 £200 - 6
Coventry +1 2 £103 -54.44%
Staffordshire -12 2 - - 5
Junior
England

Junior
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (24.14%) CSS
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) HTML
4 5 (17.24%) .NET
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
4 5 (17.24%) Marketing
4 5 (17.24%) jQuery
5 4 (13.79%) Time Management
5 4 (13.79%) Analytics
5 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
5 4 (13.79%) XML
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 4 (13.79%) MS Office
5 4 (13.79%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) Java
6 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
6 3 (10.34%) Windows
6 3 (10.34%) Finance
6 3 (10.34%) Web Development
6 3 (10.34%) Coaching
6 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
6 3 (10.34%) QA
6 3 (10.34%) Google
7 2 (6.90%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Pay per click

Junior
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SSL
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Marketing
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) CSS
2 5 (17.24%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) jQuery
3 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.79%) XML
4 2 (6.90%) XHTML
4 2 (6.90%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) WCF
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.45%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) W3C
3 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Psychology
4 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.45%) EPoS
4 1 (3.45%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.79%) Time Management
2 4 (13.79%) Analytics
3 3 (10.34%) Coaching
3 3 (10.34%) Web Development
4 2 (6.90%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Pay per click
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) SOA
4 2 (6.90%) MVC
4 2 (6.90%) SEO
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Transition Management
5 1 (3.45%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (3.45%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.90%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) C
5 2 (6.90%) R
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe