The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Programmer
Rank 114 103 105
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Programmer 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.041% 0.20% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.22% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £563 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £325 £263
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 - -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 1800 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.71% 91.23% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 873 985
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 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 129 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Programmer across the West Midlands region.

Software Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Programmer across the West Midlands region.

Software Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Software Programmer
England

Software Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) LINQ
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) ION Trading
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (20.00%) Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Intranet
4 1 (20.00%) DTV
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) VBScript

Software Programmer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
General
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) WPF
2 3 (60.00%) LINQ
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) ION Trading
2 1 (20.00%) SAP