The median contractor rate for a Junior was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 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.

Junior
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 117 120
Rank change year-on-year +23 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Junior 21 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.94% 0.44% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.46% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 6
Median daily rate £238 £260 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +9.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £365 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £200 £225
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.25 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £11.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +35.55% -28.57%  

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 2091 2614 2430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.54% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1319 1457 1368
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 72 173
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior in the West Midlands

Junior
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 28 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
Coventry +5 6 £289 -32.00% 2
Birmingham -3 5 £225 +12.50% 10
Warwickshire +4 4 £125 - 2
Shropshire - 1 £115 - 3
Junior
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Project Management
3 7 (19.44%) PMO
4 6 (16.67%) Service Management
4 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.89%) SQL
5 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
5 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.33%) .NET
7 3 (8.33%) Migration
7 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (8.33%) Degree
7 3 (8.33%) IT Governance
7 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 3 (8.33%) Handset
7 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (8.33%) Skype
8 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
8 2 (5.56%) Front End Development
8 2 (5.56%) Windows Server

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 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.78%) Firewall
2 1 (2.78%) WAN
2 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
2 1 (2.78%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Advertising
3 2 (5.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.33%) Handset
1 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Android
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 6 (16.67%) Service Management
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) IT Governance
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (5.56%) CRM
6 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.56%) Front End Development
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) MVC
6 2 (5.56%) OOP
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 2 (5.56%) Time Management
7 1 (2.78%) Analytics
7 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) PHP
2 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (2.78%) PHP 7
3 1 (2.78%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) R
3 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) PMO
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Aruba
2 1 (2.78%) Blue Coat
2 1 (2.78%) BMC
2 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco
2 1 (2.78%) F5
2 1 (2.78%) Fortinet
2 1 (2.78%) HP
2 1 (2.78%) IBM
2 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software