The table below looks at the statistics for the Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 93 108 80
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 22 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.67% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.73% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 17
Average daily rate
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£318 £288 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.43% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £31.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -10.71%
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 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
2287 2338 1907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.67% 91.47% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1190 993
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 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 165 133
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 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Programmer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Programmer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Programmer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Programmer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Programmer
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 Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 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
Warwickshire +10 7 £318 +5.83% 1
Birmingham +5 3 £400 +6.66% 3
Staffordshire -10 3 £300 +20.00%
Coventry -2 1 £380 +26.66% 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £180 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) RPG
3 7 (30.43%) AS400
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 6 (26.09%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
5 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
5 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
5 5 (21.74%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) Change Management
6 4 (17.39%) OO
6 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
6 4 (17.39%) LINQ
6 4 (17.39%) WCF
7 3 (13.04%) WPF
7 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
7 3 (13.04%) iSeries
7 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
7 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
7 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
7 3 (13.04%) PHP
7 3 (13.04%) C++
7 3 (13.04%) HTML
7 3 (13.04%) VBScript
7 3 (13.04%) DB2

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 (4.35%) MQSeries
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 1 (4.35%) Sqoop
4 1 (4.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 3 (13.04%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) XML
3 4 (17.39%) WCF
3 4 (17.39%) LINQ
4 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
4 3 (13.04%) WPF
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
4 3 (13.04%) HTML
4 3 (13.04%) WinForms
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
5 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (8.70%) Web Services
5 2 (8.70%) jQuery
5 2 (8.70%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) WebCenter
6 1 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (4.35%) Spring
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) AS400
2 3 (13.04%) iSeries
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Xbox
3 1 (4.35%) PlayStation
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) UNIX
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) TDD
1 6 (26.09%) Software Engineering
2 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.35%) CRM
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.35%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
6 1 (4.35%) Graceful Degradation
6 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) RPG
4 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
5 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
6 3 (13.04%) PHP
6 3 (13.04%) VBScript
6 3 (13.04%) C++
7 2 (8.70%) Java
7 2 (8.70%) Perl
7 2 (8.70%) Python
8 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
1 1 (4.35%) HDFS
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Informatica
3 1 (4.35%) Facebook
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter
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