The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Programmer
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 20 - 26
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.21% - 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% - 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £225 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £341
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £70.00 £15.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +366.66% -65.71%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 128 143 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.12% 92.26% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 92 92
Median daily rate £370 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £236 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.80 £17.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in Staffordshire

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in Staffordshire

Programmer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in Staffordshire

Programmer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Programmer within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £225 -
Programmer
West Midlands

Programmer Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Staffordshire region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) LINQ
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 7 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 7 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 7 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (85.71%) AutoMapper
2 6 (85.71%) Workflow
2 6 (85.71%) StructureMap
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 6 (85.71%) NHS
3 5 (71.43%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland

Programmer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) LINQ
1 7 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (85.71%) AutoMapper
2 6 (85.71%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
2 6 (85.71%) System Testing
2 6 (85.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Workflow
3 5 (71.43%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 7 (100.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland