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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Programmer
Rank 107 106 72
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 13 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.54% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.59% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
Average daily rate
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£318 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £375 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £30.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.63%
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
2244 2187 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.89% 90.97% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1124 859
Average daily rate £365 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 185 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +5 4 £318 +58.75%
Birmingham +1 2 - -
Staffordshire -6 2 £300 +9.09%
Solihull - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £180 -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) C#
2 9 (36.00%) .NET
3 8 (32.00%) TDD
3 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
3 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
3 8 (32.00%) XML
4 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (28.00%) WCF
5 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (24.00%) WPF
5 6 (24.00%) LINQ
5 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (24.00%) WinForms
5 6 (24.00%) VBScript
5 6 (24.00%) OO
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle
6 5 (20.00%) C++
6 5 (20.00%) Games
6 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) Change Management
7 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (12.00%) RPG
8 3 (12.00%) Java
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.00%) ActionScript
8 3 (12.00%) AS400
8 3 (12.00%) MVC
8 3 (12.00%) Scrum

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (4.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.00%) Mule
1 1 (4.00%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) MS Access
4 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) NUnit
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Games
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) XML
3 7 (28.00%) WCF
4 6 (24.00%) WPF
4 6 (24.00%) LINQ
4 6 (24.00%) WinForms
4 6 (24.00%) .NET Framework
4 6 (24.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.00%) Spring
5 2 (8.00%) jQuery
5 2 (8.00%) Web Services
6 1 (4.00%) HTML
6 1 (4.00%) XSLT
6 1 (4.00%) J2EE
6 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.00%) CSS
6 1 (4.00%) Servlets
6 1 (4.00%) WebCenter
6 1 (4.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) AS400
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) TDD
1 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (24.00%) OO
3 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) MVC
5 3 (12.00%) Scrum
6 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.00%) Web Application Development
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) RUP
7 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (24.00%) VBScript
5 5 (20.00%) C++
6 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (12.00%) RPG
7 3 (12.00%) Java
7 3 (12.00%) ActionScript
8 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
9 1 (4.00%) Perl
9 1 (4.00%) PHP
9 1 (4.00%) VC++
9 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Sun Certification
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) BEA
3 1 (4.00%) webMethods
3 1 (4.00%) Teradata
3 1 (4.00%) Aprimo
3 1 (4.00%) Pega