The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Programmer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 120 124 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 12 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.16% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.17% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 15
Median daily rate £453 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £292 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £300 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.38 £37.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-16.33% -8.53%
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
2636 2419 2229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.92% 94.57% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1479 1143
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 150 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £11.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
Birmingham +2 2 £378 +30.17% 3
Coventry - 2 £325 -
Warwickshire - 2 £325 -
Worcestershire - 1 £475 -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Programmer 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 Programmer in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) Unix
4 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
5 5 (21.74%) Informatica
5 5 (21.74%) J2EE
5 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
5 5 (21.74%) Apache Hive
5 5 (21.74%) Apache Flume
5 5 (21.74%) Apache Pig
5 5 (21.74%) Sqoop
5 5 (21.74%) HDFS
5 5 (21.74%) WSO2
6 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 4 (17.39%) C#
7 3 (13.04%) Workflow
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
7 3 (13.04%) .NET
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.04%) CSS
7 3 (13.04%) Web Services
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
8 2 (8.70%) iSeries
8 2 (8.70%) jQuery
8 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Web Development
8 2 (8.70%) HTML5

Programmer 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 5 (21.74%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) BigMachines
1 1 (4.35%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Apache Hive
1 5 (21.74%) Hadoop
1 5 (21.74%) Sqoop
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) IMS/DB
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.35%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.35%) PVCS
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) J2EE
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
4 2 (8.70%) jQuery
4 2 (8.70%) XML
5 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.35%) Ajax
5 1 (4.35%) Apache CXF
5 1 (4.35%) CSS3
5 1 (4.35%) Laravel
5 1 (4.35%) Mason
5 1 (4.35%) Symfony
5 1 (4.35%) Visualforce
5 1 (4.35%) WCF
5 1 (4.35%) WPF
5 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) iSeries
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) SUSE
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Workflow
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) ERP
3 2 (8.70%) MVC
3 2 (8.70%) Scrum
3 2 (8.70%) Web Development
4 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.35%) Data Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.35%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (4.35%) ETL
4 1 (4.35%) OO
4 1 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (4.35%) OOP
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) UML
4 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
3 4 (17.39%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) C
5 2 (8.70%) COBOL
5 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) RPG
5 2 (8.70%) RPG/400
5 2 (8.70%) SQL
6 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) JCL
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) R
6 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Apache Flume
1 5 (21.74%) HDFS
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Informatica
2 5 (21.74%) WSO2
3 1 (4.35%) Micro Focus
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Siebel
3 1 (4.35%) Zend