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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 178 146 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.67% 22.53% 27.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.54% 24.21% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 104 80
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% -2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £23.50 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £23.50 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
697 603 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.69% 93.06% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 382 298
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £184 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 146 (44.51%) JavaScript
2 122 (37.20%) HTML
2 122 (37.20%) CSS
3 115 (35.06%) .NET
4 106 (32.32%) C#
5 90 (27.44%) SQL Server
6 88 (26.83%) ASP.NET
7 78 (23.78%) SQL
8 75 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (22.56%) Microsoft
10 63 (19.21%) jQuery
11 61 (18.60%) MVC
12 49 (14.94%) WCF
12 49 (14.94%) HTML5
13 43 (13.11%) PHP
13 43 (13.11%) Web Services
14 42 (12.80%) CRM
15 38 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
16 37 (11.28%) SharePoint
16 37 (11.28%) MySQL
17 34 (10.37%) AngularJS
18 32 (9.76%) Java
18 32 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 31 (9.45%) Visual Studio
20 30 (9.15%) Oracle
20 30 (9.15%) CSS3
21 29 (8.84%) Finance
22 27 (8.23%) XML
22 27 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
23 26 (7.93%) Windows

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 37 (11.28%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.88%) OpenEdge
3 15 (4.57%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (3.35%) CMS
4 11 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.44%) IIS
6 7 (2.13%) Node.js
7 6 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.83%) Apache
8 5 (1.52%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.22%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.91%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.91%) WordPress
10 3 (0.91%) SAS
10 3 (0.91%) JBoss
10 3 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.61%) Drupal
11 2 (0.61%) Magnolia
Applications
1 12 (3.66%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.74%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.83%) MS Office
4 5 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.91%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.30%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 38 (11.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.05%) Magento
3 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.30%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.30%) e-Work
5 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.30%) MoSes
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.22%) Office 365
2 3 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.30%) Force.com
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.52%) FTP
1 5 (1.52%) Intranet
2 3 (0.91%) HTTP
3 2 (0.61%) LTE
4 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (27.44%) SQL Server
2 37 (11.28%) MySQL
3 32 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 24 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (5.49%) Oracle Database
7 17 (5.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (4.57%) Relational Database
10 14 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (3.96%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (2.74%) Data Mart
13 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (2.13%) BusinessObjects XI
15 5 (1.52%) RDBMS
16 4 (1.22%) Oracle Discoverer
16 4 (1.22%) OLAP
16 4 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
17 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (9.45%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.40%) Subversion
3 13 (3.96%) JIRA
4 12 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.05%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.05%) Ant
6 9 (2.74%) Toad
7 7 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (1.83%) Maven
9 5 (1.52%) WebSpeed
9 5 (1.52%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.91%) Xcode
11 2 (0.61%) NUnit
11 2 (0.61%) JMeter
11 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.30%) FxCop
12 1 (0.30%) ProC
12 1 (0.30%) PVCS
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (8.84%) Finance
2 10 (3.05%) Advertising
3 6 (1.83%) Retail
4 5 (1.52%) Banking
4 5 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.22%) Electronics
5 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.91%) Games
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (37.20%) HTML
1 122 (37.20%) CSS
2 115 (35.06%) .NET
3 88 (26.83%) ASP.NET
4 63 (19.21%) jQuery
5 49 (14.94%) WCF
5 49 (14.94%) HTML5
6 43 (13.11%) Web Services
7 34 (10.37%) AngularJS
8 30 (9.15%) CSS3
9 27 (8.23%) XML
10 24 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (6.71%) .NET Framework
12 21 (6.40%) Backbone.js
13 19 (5.79%) KnockoutJS
14 17 (5.18%) Symfony
15 16 (4.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 16 (4.88%) Ajax
16 14 (4.27%) Ember.js
17 13 (3.96%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.10%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (3.35%) iPad
4 10 (3.05%) User Experience
5 8 (2.44%) Pocket PC
6 6 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.52%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.52%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.52%) W3C
8 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.22%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.22%) Social Media
9 2 (0.61%) iPhone
9 2 (0.61%) AS400
10 1 (0.30%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.30%) VLE
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.30%) DTV
10 1 (0.30%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.93%) Windows
2 15 (4.57%) Apple iOS
3 12 (3.66%) Android
4 10 (3.05%) UNIX
4 10 (3.05%) Windows Mobile
5 9 (2.74%) Linux
5 9 (2.74%) Windows Phone
6 8 (2.44%) Windows Phone 8
6 8 (2.44%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.44%) Windows CE
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.61%) Solaris
8 2 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) HPUX
9 1 (0.30%) VMS
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (22.87%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (18.60%) MVC
3 42 (12.80%) CRM
4 27 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (7.62%) E-Commerce
6 23 (7.01%) Web Development
7 18 (5.49%) OO
7 18 (5.49%) OOP
7 18 (5.49%) Scrum
8 17 (5.18%) Unit Testing
9 13 (3.96%) TDD
10 12 (3.66%) Logistics
10 12 (3.66%) iOS Development
11 11 (3.35%) Mobile Application Development
11 11 (3.35%) SOA
12 10 (3.05%) Workflow
12 10 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.05%) Responsive Web Design
13 9 (2.74%) Android Development
13 9 (2.74%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 146 (44.51%) JavaScript
2 106 (32.32%) C#
3 78 (23.78%) SQL
4 43 (13.11%) PHP
5 32 (9.76%) Java
6 13 (3.96%) PL/SQL
7 9 (2.74%) C++
7 9 (2.74%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.44%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.44%) Embedded C++
9 6 (1.83%) Objective-C
9 6 (1.83%) PHP5
9 6 (1.83%) PHP4
10 5 (1.52%) ActionScript
10 5 (1.52%) VBA
10 5 (1.52%) Progress 4GL
10 5 (1.52%) C
11 4 (1.22%) VB
12 3 (0.91%) VBScript
12 3 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (2.13%) Degree
1 7 (2.13%) SC Cleared
1 7 (2.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 74 (22.56%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.15%) Oracle
3 17 (5.18%) Zend
4 14 (4.27%) Business Objects
5 10 (3.05%) MicroStrategy
6 9 (2.74%) Adobe
7 6 (1.83%) Progress
8 5 (1.52%) Sencha
9 3 (0.91%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.91%) Nintex
9 3 (0.91%) Hyperion
9 3 (0.91%) SAP
9 3 (0.91%) HP
9 3 (0.91%) webMethods
10 2 (0.61%) Apple
10 2 (0.61%) Alterian
10 2 (0.61%) Google
10 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.61%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.30%) Tableau
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