The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 44 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.28% 1.17% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 1.25% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate £283 £550 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.63% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
548 480 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.40% 93.75% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 257 315
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Developer
West Midlands

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (50.00%) C#
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) VBA
3 5 (25.00%) WPF
4 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (20.00%) PHP
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) OOP
5 3 (15.00%) SOAP
5 3 (15.00%) C++
5 3 (15.00%) HTML
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) MS Office
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) TDD
5 3 (15.00%) Retail
5 3 (15.00%) Symfony
5 3 (15.00%) Web Development
5 3 (15.00%) jQuery
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (15.00%) 4G

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) 4G
2 2 (10.00%) LTE
2 2 (10.00%) 2G
2 2 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) OLAP
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) WPF
3 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) Symfony
3 3 (15.00%) jQuery
3 3 (15.00%) REST
4 2 (10.00%) LINQ
4 2 (10.00%) WinForms
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) OOP
2 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) TDD
2 3 (15.00%) Web Development
2 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) VBA
4 4 (20.00%) PHP
5 3 (15.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) VB
7 1 (5.00%) Python
7 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.00%) C
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) ION Trading
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Autodesk