The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Programmer
Rank 107 79 79
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 13 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.53% 1.41% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.53% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £305 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £578 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+14.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2237 1825 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.86% 91.75% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 901 972
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Programmer
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
Coventry -15 5 £275 +103.70%
Birmingham -11 2 £375 +44.23% 1
Staffordshire - 2 £275 - 2
Warwickshire -10 1 £200 -50.00% 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Programmer
England

Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
4 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (16.67%) C#
5 5 (16.67%) OLAP
5 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.67%) ERP
5 5 (16.67%) Progress
6 4 (13.33%) OO
6 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (13.33%) CSS
6 4 (13.33%) WPF
6 4 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (10.00%) LINQ
7 3 (10.00%) HTML
7 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (10.00%) MySQL
7 3 (10.00%) WebSpeed
7 3 (10.00%) MVC
7 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.00%) CICS
7 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (6.67%) WCF

Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (10.00%) CICS
2 2 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.33%) OpenEdge
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (3.33%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (3.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
1 2 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.67%) OLAP
4 3 (10.00%) MySQL
4 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 3 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.33%) DataStage
6 1 (3.33%) Couchbase
6 1 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) WebSpeed
2 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Automotive
2 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (13.33%) CSS
3 4 (13.33%) WPF
4 3 (10.00%) LINQ
4 3 (10.00%) HTML
5 2 (6.67%) WCF
5 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 2 (6.67%) jQuery
6 1 (3.33%) Spring
6 1 (3.33%) JSON
6 1 (3.33%) MDX
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.33%) CSS3
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (3.33%) HTML5
6 1 (3.33%) Classic ASP
6 1 (3.33%) J2EE
6 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) DTV
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Solaris
2 1 (3.33%) zOS
2 1 (3.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 8 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (16.67%) ERP
4 4 (13.33%) OO
5 3 (10.00%) MVC
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Web Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.33%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.33%) Workflow
7 1 (3.33%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.67%) Progress 4GL
4 2 (6.67%) VB
4 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (6.67%) VB6
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) ABAP
5 1 (3.33%) VBA
5 1 (3.33%) REXX
5 1 (3.33%) JCL
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Progress
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 2 (6.67%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.33%) Netezza
4 1 (3.33%) Cognos
4 1 (3.33%) Sun
4 1 (3.33%) BMC
4 1 (3.33%) CA
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec
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