The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 66 65 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 0.62% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.66% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Median daily rate £350 £395 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +57.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.53% +2.00%
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
727 758 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.97% 94.28% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 521 355
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 26
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £11.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.40 £30.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (28.57%) React
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Backbone.js
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Legal
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) NHS
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) MS Access
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) ERP

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Mercurial
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (28.57%) Backbone.js
4 2 (28.57%) React
4 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) CSS3
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
1 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) PHP 5
2 1 (14.29%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft