The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Programmer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 71 66
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £455 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +16.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +51.51% -17.50%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 605 782 691
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.28% 94.56% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 550 457
Median daily rate £378 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 34
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Programmer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Birmingham

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in Birmingham

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) OO
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) Java EE
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) JPA
1 3 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Informatica
2 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) RPG
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) RPG/400
2 1 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database

Programmer 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (50.00%) Java EE
1 3 (50.00%) JPA
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) Spring Boot
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) RPG
2 1 (16.67%) RPG/400
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Informatica
1 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
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