The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 54 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 12 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.55% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.50% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +34.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +42.85%
Applications Developer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
717 605 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.76% 91.95% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 399 340
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 25
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.90 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £17.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Developer across the Birmingham region.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Applications Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Applications Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Applications Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Developer in their job title.

1 7 (50.00%) OpenEdge
2 5 (35.71%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone
4 3 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone 8
4 3 (21.43%) Subversion
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (21.43%) Pocket PC
4 3 (21.43%) Embedded C++
4 3 (21.43%) Windows CE
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) C++
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Applications Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (50.00%) OpenEdge
2 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Subversion
2 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) WCF
2 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) Ajax
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (7.14%) CSS3
4 1 (7.14%) PhoneGap
4 1 (7.14%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 3 (21.43%) Pocket PC
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone
1 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Phone 8
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (21.43%) Windows CE
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Android Development
3 1 (7.14%) iOS Development
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (7.14%) OOP
3 1 (7.14%) SOA
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Embedded C++
3 3 (21.43%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) PHP
5 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Sencha
2 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle