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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Programmer
Rank 118 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 17 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.41% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.44% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 15
Average daily rate £450 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £35.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-49.28% -20.00%
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
2749 2524 2195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.06% 94.07% 93.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1487 1138
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 163 158
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 3 £340 +17.24% 3
Coventry - 2 £325 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £325 - 2
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (25.00%) Unix
5 5 (20.83%) .NET
5 5 (20.83%) J2EE
5 5 (20.83%) Informatica
5 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
5 5 (20.83%) Apache Hive
5 5 (20.83%) Apache Flume
5 5 (20.83%) Apache Pig
5 5 (20.83%) Sqoop
5 5 (20.83%) WSO2
5 5 (20.83%) HDFS
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) HTML
6 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (12.50%) CSS
7 3 (12.50%) MVC
7 3 (12.50%) Workflow
7 3 (12.50%) Finance
7 3 (12.50%) jQuery
8 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) WPF
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (8.33%) Web Development

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (20.83%) Apache Pig
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (4.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) BigMachines
1 1 (4.17%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Apache Hive
1 5 (20.83%) Hadoop
1 5 (20.83%) Sqoop
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) JDeveloper
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
1 5 (20.83%) J2EE
2 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) HTML5
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (8.33%) WPF
4 2 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Ajax
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) CSS3
5 1 (4.17%) Laravel
5 1 (4.17%) Middleware
5 1 (4.17%) Symfony
5 1 (4.17%) WCF
5 1 (4.17%) WinForms
5 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) iSeries
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) MVC
2 3 (12.50%) Workflow
3 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) ERP
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
3 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Web Development
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) E-business
4 1 (4.17%) OO
4 1 (4.17%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) Java
2 6 (25.00%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) RPG
4 2 (8.33%) RPG/400
4 2 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.17%) Apex Code
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) COBOL
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Apache Flume
1 5 (20.83%) HDFS
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Informatica
2 5 (20.83%) WSO2
3 1 (4.17%) Micro Focus
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) Siebel
3 1 (4.17%) Zend
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