The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 50 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.45% 0.33% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.36% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£230 £475 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.57% +50.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +1.42%
Software 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
613 556 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.90% 91.30% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 318 244
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Software Developer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) VBA
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) C#

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Spreadsheet
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) VBScript
1 3 (100.00%) VB
1 3 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (100.00%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) C#