The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 5 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 94 132 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.75% 23.16% 27.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.41% 26.88% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 82
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
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
540 491 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.45% 86.14% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 290 206
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 44
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -1.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £9.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £20.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 112 (42.91%) JavaScript
2 101 (38.70%) .NET
3 90 (34.48%) HTML
4 88 (33.72%) CSS
5 83 (31.80%) C#
6 67 (25.67%) SQL Server
7 64 (24.52%) SQL
8 60 (22.99%) ASP.NET
9 57 (21.84%) Microsoft
10 52 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (19.16%) jQuery
12 47 (18.01%) MVC
13 37 (14.18%) CRM
14 35 (13.41%) Finance
15 33 (12.64%) HTML5
16 32 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 31 (11.88%) Dynamics CRM
18 30 (11.49%) SharePoint
19 29 (11.11%) PHP
19 29 (11.11%) Web Services
20 26 (9.96%) Java
20 26 (9.96%) WCF
21 25 (9.58%) AngularJS
22 24 (9.20%) OO
22 24 (9.20%) Visual Studio
23 23 (8.81%) MySQL
24 22 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
24 22 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
25 21 (8.05%) .NET Framework
26 19 (7.28%) Oracle

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 30 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.98%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (4.60%) OpenEdge
3 12 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (3.83%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.83%) IIS
5 7 (2.68%) CMS
6 6 (2.30%) Node.js
7 5 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.53%) Apache
8 4 (1.53%) Drupal
9 3 (1.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.77%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.77%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.38%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.38%) Adobe CQ
11 1 (0.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (2.30%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.30%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.77%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.38%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (0.38%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 31 (11.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (1.15%) Magento
4 2 (0.77%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.77%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.53%) Intranet
2 3 (1.15%) FTP
3 2 (0.77%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (25.67%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (8.81%) MySQL
4 22 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (6.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (6.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (3.83%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.07%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (2.30%) QlikView
12 5 (1.92%) OLAP
13 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
13 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (1.15%) MS Access
13 3 (1.15%) Data Mart
14 2 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 24 (9.20%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.75%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (4.60%) Subversion
5 7 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (2.68%) JIRA
6 4 (1.53%) Lombardi
6 4 (1.53%) Ant
7 3 (1.15%) Toad
8 2 (0.77%) Maven
8 2 (0.77%) NUnit
8 2 (0.77%) WebSpeed
9 1 (0.38%) NSubstitute
9 1 (0.38%) Moq
9 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.38%) JMeter
General
1 35 (13.41%) Finance
2 10 (3.83%) Banking
2 10 (3.83%) Advertising
3 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.15%) Retail
5 2 (0.77%) Electronics
5 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Publishing
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Games
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
6 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (38.70%) .NET
2 90 (34.48%) HTML
3 88 (33.72%) CSS
4 60 (22.99%) ASP.NET
5 50 (19.16%) jQuery
6 33 (12.64%) HTML5
7 29 (11.11%) Web Services
8 26 (9.96%) WCF
9 25 (9.58%) AngularJS
10 21 (8.05%) .NET Framework
11 19 (7.28%) CSS3
12 17 (6.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (5.75%) XML
14 14 (5.36%) Backbone.js
15 12 (4.60%) Spring
15 12 (4.60%) Symfony
16 11 (4.21%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (4.21%) Ajax
17 10 (3.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 9 (3.45%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.21%) Mobile App
2 10 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.92%) User Experience
4 5 (1.92%) iPad
4 5 (1.92%) Pocket PC
5 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.53%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.15%) W3C
7 2 (0.77%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.77%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.38%) iPhone
8 1 (0.38%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.38%) NHS
8 1 (0.38%) VLE
8 1 (0.38%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.38%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.28%) Windows
2 13 (4.98%) UNIX
3 11 (4.21%) Linux
4 8 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.30%) Android
5 6 (2.30%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.92%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.92%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (1.92%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.92%) Windows CE
6 5 (1.92%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
8 1 (0.38%) HPUX
8 1 (0.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (18.01%) MVC
3 37 (14.18%) CRM
4 24 (9.20%) OO
5 22 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (7.28%) OOP
7 16 (6.13%) Unit Testing
8 15 (5.75%) Web Development
9 14 (5.36%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.98%) Scrum
10 13 (4.98%) TDD
11 11 (4.21%) Migration
12 10 (3.83%) Mentoring
13 9 (3.45%) ETL
14 8 (3.07%) SOA
15 7 (2.68%) Responsive Web Design
15 7 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (2.68%) Logistics
16 6 (2.30%) Software Engineering
16 6 (2.30%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 112 (42.91%) JavaScript
2 83 (31.80%) C#
3 64 (24.52%) SQL
4 29 (11.11%) PHP
5 26 (9.96%) Java
6 15 (5.75%) T-SQL
7 14 (5.36%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.30%) X++
8 6 (2.30%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.92%) PHP5
9 5 (1.92%) VBA
9 5 (1.92%) C++
9 5 (1.92%) VB
9 5 (1.92%) Embedded C++
9 5 (1.92%) Ruby
10 4 (1.53%) VBScript
10 4 (1.53%) Python
11 3 (1.15%) Scala
11 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (2.30%) Degree
2 4 (1.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (1.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.77%) MCITP
5 1 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.30%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) HL7
Vendors
1 57 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.28%) Oracle
3 13 (4.98%) Business Objects
4 12 (4.60%) Zend
5 8 (3.07%) Adobe
6 7 (2.68%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (1.53%) Ab Initio
8 3 (1.15%) Sencha
8 3 (1.15%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.77%) Netezza
9 2 (0.77%) Metastorm
9 2 (0.77%) Progress
9 2 (0.77%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.77%) HP
9 2 (0.77%) Tableau
9 2 (0.77%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.77%) Nintex
10 1 (0.38%) Talend
10 1 (0.38%) Xamarin
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