Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Junior
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 103 70
Rank change year-on-year +16 -33 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 12 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.76% 0.20% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.21% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 10
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £213 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.94% -8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £221 £201 £95
90th Percentile £340 £234 £304
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £219 £168
% change year-on-year +37.14% +30.60% -13.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £11.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% +36.36% -12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1501 1458 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 96.30% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 935 815
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £211
90th Percentile £525 £550 £516
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Junior in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in Birmingham

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Junior in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in Birmingham

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in Birmingham

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in Birmingham

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Junior 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 Birmingham region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (41.67%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) PMI
3 4 (33.33%) PMP
3 4 (33.33%) PMI Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (33.33%) Retail
3 4 (33.33%) Logistics
3 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Project Governance
3 4 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (25.00%) PMO
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) Escalation Management
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Email Filtering
6 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (8.33%) Line Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
6 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning
6 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Junos
6 1 (8.33%) F5

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (8.33%) Junos
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) Network Security
1 1 (8.33%) OSPF
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
1 1 (8.33%) SMTP
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Change Control
2 4 (33.33%) Logistics
2 4 (33.33%) Project Governance
2 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
4 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Machine Learning
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 4 (33.33%) PMP
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 3 (25.00%) PMO
3 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) 3Com
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) F5
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) Lotus
2 1 (8.33%) Radware