The median contractor rate for a Junior was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 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.

Junior
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 118 107
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 13 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.76% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.81% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Median daily rate £235 £300 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.66% +69.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £136 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £348 £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £220 £200
% change year-on-year -4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.07 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% -6.45%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1917 2850 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.53% 94.75% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1684 1421
Median daily rate £388 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +10.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 87 142
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Junior
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Junior in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Junior in the West Midlands

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior in the West Midlands

Junior
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior in the West Midlands

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in the West Midlands

Junior
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Birmingham +13 4 - - 7
Warwickshire +6 4 £280 - 3
Coventry +9 1 - - 4
Junior
England

Junior Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 West Midlands region featuring Junior in the job title.

1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) Project Management
3 7 (20.59%) Finance
4 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
4 6 (17.65%) Degree
5 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (14.71%) Service Management
5 5 (14.71%) PMO
6 4 (11.76%) Migration
6 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 4 (11.76%) SQL
6 4 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (8.82%) Skype
7 3 (8.82%) Analytics
7 3 (8.82%) ITIL
7 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.82%) Handset
7 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
7 3 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (5.88%) Advertising
8 2 (5.88%) Automotive
8 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
8 2 (5.88%) MS Access
8 2 (5.88%) SAS
8 2 (5.88%) .NET

Junior Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Skype
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MS Access
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Dashboards
2 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.94%) GIS
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Advertising
3 2 (5.88%) Automotive
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) Ajax
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) jQuery
2 1 (2.94%) Razor View Engine
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Handset
2 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.94%) Android
1 1 (2.94%) Windows
1 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Project Management
2 6 (17.65%) Programme Management
3 5 (14.71%) Service Management
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.76%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Analytics
5 3 (8.82%) ITIL
5 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) Time Management
7 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.94%) Change Management
7 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.94%) MVC
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) R
2 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.94%) VB
2 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) SAP