The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 47 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 11 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.64% 0.65% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.71% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate £340 £303 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.39% -28.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £269 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £351 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.75 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+32.66% +10.29%
Senior 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
626 563 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.43% 91.99% 89.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 343 296
Average daily rate £363 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £202 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.98 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.55 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) C#
3 8 (36.36%) Java
3 8 (36.36%) MVC
4 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
4 7 (31.82%) jQuery
5 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 6 (27.27%) Spring
5 6 (27.27%) TDD
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) JPA
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) MVVM
7 4 (18.18%) SDLC
7 4 (18.18%) WPF
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (18.18%) Multithreading
7 4 (18.18%) HTML
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) Web Services
7 4 (18.18%) OO
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle
7 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
7 4 (18.18%) Subversion
8 3 (13.64%) ETL

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) nginx
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) SAP SD
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.09%) OLAP
5 1 (4.55%) Big Data
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (4.55%) MySQL
5 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) Ant
3 2 (9.09%) Gradle
3 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) jQuery
2 6 (27.27%) Spring
3 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
4 4 (18.18%) .NET
4 4 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 4 (18.18%) HTML
4 4 (18.18%) HTML5
4 4 (18.18%) JPA
4 4 (18.18%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) WPF
5 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
5 3 (13.64%) CSS
5 3 (13.64%) REST
6 2 (9.09%) Ajax
6 2 (9.09%) Apache Camel
6 2 (9.09%) Java EE
6 2 (9.09%) Play Framework
6 2 (9.09%) SOAP
6 2 (9.09%) Spring Boot
6 2 (9.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) MVC
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
4 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Multithreading
4 4 (18.18%) MVVM
4 4 (18.18%) OO
4 4 (18.18%) SDLC
5 3 (13.64%) BDD
5 3 (13.64%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) Build Automation
6 2 (9.09%) Complex ETL
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (9.09%) OOD
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) C#
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 5 (22.73%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) ABAP
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby
6 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 2 (9.09%) hybris
4 1 (4.55%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) Tableau