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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 182 159 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.39% 24.80% 25.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.92% 27.46% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 103 63
Average daily rate
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£328 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £29.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% -19.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
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
761 579 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.60% 90.33% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 343 204
Average daily rate £360 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 111 (38.41%) .NET
2 87 (30.10%) JavaScript
2 87 (30.10%) SQL Server
3 83 (28.72%) C#
4 81 (28.03%) HTML
5 72 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (24.57%) CSS
7 70 (24.22%) MVC
8 59 (20.42%) SQL
9 53 (18.34%) ASP.NET
10 51 (17.65%) jQuery
11 43 (14.88%) Microsoft
12 42 (14.53%) TDD
13 41 (14.19%) HTML5
14 38 (13.15%) Git (software)
14 38 (13.15%) PHP
15 34 (11.76%) Scrum
16 33 (11.42%) Web Services
16 33 (11.42%) Linux
17 30 (10.38%) Finance
17 30 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
17 30 (10.38%) BDD
17 30 (10.38%) Mentoring
18 29 (10.03%) Python
19 27 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 26 (9.00%) Subversion
20 26 (9.00%) CSS3
20 26 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
21 25 (8.65%) WCF
21 25 (8.65%) SOA

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (6.92%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.15%) SharePoint 2013
2 12 (4.15%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (3.81%) CMS
3 11 (3.81%) WebSphere
4 10 (3.46%) WordPress
5 8 (2.77%) Node.js
6 4 (1.38%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.38%) Apache
6 4 (1.38%) SAS
7 3 (1.04%) Drupal
7 3 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.69%) Mule
8 2 (0.69%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.69%) IIS
9 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (0.35%) Moodle
9 1 (0.35%) Blackboard Learning System
Applications
1 11 (3.81%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.46%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.04%) MS Office
3 3 (1.04%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.35%) InDesign
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.73%) Magento
4 3 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.69%) PaaS
2 2 (0.69%) Heroku
2 2 (0.69%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.35%) GitHub
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.04%) HTTP
2 2 (0.69%) FlexRay
2 2 (0.69%) Intranet
3 1 (0.35%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (8.30%) MySQL
4 22 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.77%) Relational Database
11 6 (2.08%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.73%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (1.04%) OLAP
13 3 (1.04%) QlikView
13 3 (1.04%) Microsoft Power View
13 3 (1.04%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.04%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 30 (10.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (9.00%) Subversion
4 19 (6.57%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.19%) Selenium
6 4 (1.38%) PhpStorm
6 4 (1.38%) Lombardi
7 3 (1.04%) Grunt
7 3 (1.04%) Moq
8 2 (0.69%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.69%) NUnit
8 2 (0.69%) MorphX
8 2 (0.69%) JIRA
8 2 (0.69%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.69%) Xcode
9 1 (0.35%) Toad
9 1 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.35%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.35%) NSubstitute
General
1 30 (10.38%) Finance
2 9 (3.11%) Banking
3 8 (2.77%) Advertising
4 7 (2.42%) Retail
5 6 (2.08%) Marketing
5 6 (2.08%) Electronics
6 5 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.73%) Automotive
6 5 (1.73%) German Language
7 4 (1.38%) Games
7 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.69%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) Back Office
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (38.41%) .NET
2 81 (28.03%) HTML
3 71 (24.57%) CSS
4 53 (18.34%) ASP.NET
5 51 (17.65%) jQuery
6 41 (14.19%) HTML5
7 33 (11.42%) Web Services
8 26 (9.00%) CSS3
9 25 (8.65%) WCF
10 24 (8.30%) .NET Framework
11 22 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (7.27%) Flask
12 21 (7.27%) Django
12 21 (7.27%) XML
13 20 (6.92%) AngularJS
14 18 (6.23%) RESTful
15 15 (5.19%) Entity Framework
16 13 (4.50%) Spring
17 10 (3.46%) Ajax
17 10 (3.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.77%) Mobile App
1 8 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 5 (1.73%) Device Driver
4 4 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.04%) NHS
5 3 (1.04%) W3C
5 3 (1.04%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.04%) Data Extraction
6 2 (0.69%) Health Informatics
6 2 (0.69%) Social Media
6 2 (0.69%) Informatics
6 2 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.69%) Replication
7 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.35%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.42%) Linux
2 19 (6.57%) Ubuntu
3 18 (6.23%) Debian
4 8 (2.77%) UNIX
5 6 (2.08%) Android
6 5 (1.73%) Windows
6 5 (1.73%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.91%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (24.22%) MVC
3 42 (14.53%) TDD
4 34 (11.76%) Scrum
5 30 (10.38%) BDD
5 30 (10.38%) Mentoring
6 26 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (8.65%) SOA
8 20 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (6.57%) Test Automation
9 19 (6.57%) CRM
10 18 (6.23%) Migration
11 16 (5.54%) E-Commerce
12 15 (5.19%) ETL
13 14 (4.84%) Unit Testing
14 13 (4.50%) Microservices
14 13 (4.50%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
15 12 (4.15%) TOGAF
15 12 (4.15%) OO
16 10 (3.46%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 87 (30.10%) JavaScript
2 83 (28.72%) C#
3 59 (20.42%) SQL
4 38 (13.15%) PHP
5 29 (10.03%) Python
6 25 (8.65%) Java
7 16 (5.54%) T-SQL
8 14 (4.84%) X++
9 9 (3.11%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.08%) C++
11 5 (1.73%) PHP5
12 4 (1.38%) PHP4
12 4 (1.38%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.04%) C
13 3 (1.04%) VBA
13 3 (1.04%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.04%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.69%) R
15 1 (0.35%) ABAP
15 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (3.46%) Degree
2 4 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.35%) MCITP
4 1 (0.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.38%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) WCAG
2 2 (0.69%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 13 (4.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 43 (14.88%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.57%) Oracle
3 12 (4.15%) Adobe
4 7 (2.42%) Ab Initio
5 5 (1.73%) Zend
5 5 (1.73%) Netezza
5 5 (1.73%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.38%) Google
6 4 (1.38%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.04%) IBM
7 3 (1.04%) SAP
7 3 (1.04%) Telerik
7 3 (1.04%) Tableau
8 2 (0.69%) Facebook
8 2 (0.69%) Talend
8 2 (0.69%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.69%) Cognos
8 2 (0.69%) Cerner
8 2 (0.69%) Informatica
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £375 per day + £375 / Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + possible home working 2-3 days per week
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Birmingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago