Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Programmer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 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.

Programmer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 204 143
Rank change year-on-year +30 -61 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Programmer 13 7 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.11% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.12% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 20
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £316 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.71% -0.63% +15.45%
10th Percentile £330 £315 £263
90th Percentile £488 £316 £475
England median daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £35.56 £37.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.54% -12.35% +21.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4542 5822 4705
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 95.05% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2864 3494 2693
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £234 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 236 274
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.54
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Programmer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Programmer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Programmer in the West Midlands

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Programmer in the West Midlands

Programmer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Programmer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Programmer in the West Midlands

Programmer
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 Programmer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Programmer in the West Midlands

Programmer
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 Programmer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 2 £375 -
Staffordshire - 2 £350 -
Solihull - 1 £340 -
Programmer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 West Midlands region featuring Programmer in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) SAP
3 4 (30.77%) IntelliJ
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
4 3 (23.08%) OO
4 3 (23.08%) .NET
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 2 (15.38%) RAD
5 2 (15.38%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) AS400
5 2 (15.38%) GIS
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 2 (15.38%) JUnit
5 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (15.38%) Microservices
5 2 (15.38%) React
5 2 (15.38%) Spring Boot
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Open Source
5 2 (15.38%) Puppet
5 2 (15.38%) Backbone.js

Programmer 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (7.69%) SAP MII
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) GIS
1 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) IntelliJ
2 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
2 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (15.38%) Backbone.js
2 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
2 2 (15.38%) Java EE
2 2 (15.38%) JPA
2 2 (15.38%) JSF
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) Play Framework
2 2 (15.38%) React
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) Spring Boot
2 2 (15.38%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) AS400
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) OO
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) Microservices
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) RAD
2 2 (15.38%) SDLC
2 2 (15.38%) TDD
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Prototyping
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Scala
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) RPG
4 1 (7.69%) RPG III
4 1 (7.69%) RPG IV
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards