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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 187 156 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.76% 23.32% 20.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.10% 25.87% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 97 58
Average daily rate
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£333 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.93 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.63% -25.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.58% -6.07%
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
690 603 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.04% 90.13% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 360 256
Average daily rate £364 £342 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% -2.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £27.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 2015.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 121 (35.38%) .NET
2 96 (28.07%) HTML
2 96 (28.07%) SQL Server
3 95 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 94 (27.49%) C#
5 91 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (24.27%) CSS
7 77 (22.51%) MVC
8 69 (20.18%) SQL
9 63 (18.42%) ASP.NET
10 53 (15.50%) TDD
11 52 (15.20%) jQuery
12 48 (14.04%) Microsoft
13 47 (13.74%) HTML5
14 46 (13.45%) Git (software)
15 41 (11.99%) PHP
15 41 (11.99%) Web Services
16 40 (11.70%) BDD
17 36 (10.53%) Linux
17 36 (10.53%) Scrum
18 34 (9.94%) Mentoring
19 33 (9.65%) Subversion
20 32 (9.36%) Python
21 31 (9.06%) .NET Framework
21 31 (9.06%) WCF
22 30 (8.77%) MySQL
23 28 (8.19%) Finance
24 27 (7.89%) Java
24 27 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
24 27 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 24 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (4.39%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (3.51%) CMS
4 12 (3.51%) Node.js
5 11 (3.22%) WordPress
6 6 (1.75%) Apache
7 5 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.46%) SAS
8 4 (1.17%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.88%) Drupal
9 3 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.58%) Moodle
10 2 (0.58%) Blackboard Learning System
10 2 (0.58%) Mule
10 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.29%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (3.51%) Photoshop
2 11 (3.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.17%) MS Office
4 3 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.88%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.58%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.29%) Simulink
6 1 (0.29%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.29%) InDesign
6 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.05%) Magento
4 3 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.29%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.58%) PaaS
3 2 (0.58%) Heroku
3 2 (0.58%) Office 365
3 2 (0.58%) GitHub
3 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (0.58%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.88%) HTTP
1 3 (0.88%) FlexRay
2 2 (0.58%) Intranet
3 1 (0.29%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (28.07%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.77%) MySQL
3 26 (7.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (7.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 22 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (4.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (2.92%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.63%) NoSQL
12 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.17%) OLAP
15 3 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
15 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (0.88%) QlikView
15 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
15 3 (0.88%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.88%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 46 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.65%) Subversion
3 27 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (7.02%) Visual Studio
5 18 (5.26%) Selenium
6 4 (1.17%) JIRA
6 4 (1.17%) NUnit
6 4 (1.17%) PhpStorm
7 3 (0.88%) Moq
7 3 (0.88%) Grunt
8 2 (0.58%) gulp
8 2 (0.58%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.58%) MorphX
8 2 (0.58%) Xcode
8 2 (0.58%) ReSharper
8 2 (0.58%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.29%) XMLUnit
9 1 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
General
1 28 (8.19%) Finance
2 14 (4.09%) Games
3 12 (3.51%) Retail
4 8 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.05%) Automotive
5 7 (2.05%) Electronics
6 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.75%) Back Office
6 6 (1.75%) Advertising
6 6 (1.75%) Marketing
7 5 (1.46%) German Language
7 5 (1.46%) Banking
8 4 (1.17%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.58%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (35.38%) .NET
2 96 (28.07%) HTML
3 83 (24.27%) CSS
4 63 (18.42%) ASP.NET
5 52 (15.20%) jQuery
6 47 (13.74%) HTML5
7 41 (11.99%) Web Services
8 31 (9.06%) .NET Framework
8 31 (9.06%) WCF
9 27 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (7.60%) XML
10 26 (7.60%) AngularJS
11 25 (7.31%) CSS3
12 24 (7.02%) RESTful
13 22 (6.43%) Entity Framework
13 22 (6.43%) Django
13 22 (6.43%) Flask
14 12 (3.51%) Ajax
15 11 (3.22%) WPF
16 10 (2.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.22%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.75%) Device Driver
4 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.88%) Data Extraction
5 3 (0.88%) Data Integration
5 3 (0.88%) NHS
5 3 (0.88%) W3C
6 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.58%) Replication
6 2 (0.58%) E-Learning
6 2 (0.58%) VLE
6 2 (0.58%) iPhone
6 2 (0.58%) DataPower
6 2 (0.58%) Informatics
6 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.58%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.58%) Social Media
6 2 (0.58%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.29%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.53%) Linux
2 19 (5.56%) Ubuntu
3 18 (5.26%) Debian
4 8 (2.34%) UNIX
5 6 (1.75%) Windows
5 6 (1.75%) Android
6 5 (1.46%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (22.51%) MVC
3 53 (15.50%) TDD
4 40 (11.70%) BDD
5 36 (10.53%) Scrum
6 34 (9.94%) Mentoring
7 25 (7.31%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (7.02%) SOA
9 23 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (6.14%) CRM
11 20 (5.85%) Migration
12 19 (5.56%) Test Automation
13 17 (4.97%) E-Commerce
14 15 (4.39%) ETL
14 15 (4.39%) Unit Testing
15 13 (3.80%) Microservices
15 13 (3.80%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
16 12 (3.51%) TOGAF
17 11 (3.22%) Software Engineering
17 11 (3.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 95 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 94 (27.49%) C#
3 69 (20.18%) SQL
4 41 (11.99%) PHP
5 32 (9.36%) Python
6 27 (7.89%) Java
7 18 (5.26%) C++
8 15 (4.39%) T-SQL
8 15 (4.39%) X++
9 9 (2.63%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.75%) Objective-C
10 6 (1.75%) Ruby
11 5 (1.46%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.17%) VBA
12 4 (1.17%) Perl
12 4 (1.17%) PHP4
13 3 (0.88%) PHP5
13 3 (0.88%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.88%) C
14 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (2.63%) Degree
2 5 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.58%) ISEB
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.29%) MCTS
4 1 (0.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.17%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.58%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 13 (3.80%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 48 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.43%) Oracle
3 13 (3.80%) Adobe
4 7 (2.05%) Ab Initio
5 6 (1.75%) Zend
6 5 (1.46%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.46%) Netezza
6 5 (1.46%) Telerik
6 5 (1.46%) SAP
7 4 (1.17%) Google
8 3 (0.88%) Apple
8 3 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.88%) IBM
8 3 (0.88%) Nintex
8 3 (0.88%) Tableau
9 2 (0.58%) Facebook
9 2 (0.58%) Talend
9 2 (0.58%) DevExpress
9 2 (0.58%) Blackboard
9 2 (0.58%) hybris
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