The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 36 26 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 23.23% 12.56% 26.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.00% 13.98% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
144 186 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 92.90% 89.86% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 58 82
Average daily rate £400 £475 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +13.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -56.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 30 (36.59%) Java
2 29 (35.37%) SQL
3 24 (29.27%) SAP
4 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.73%) IBM
5 16 (19.51%) WebSphere
6 14 (17.07%) HTML
7 13 (15.85%) .NET
7 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
8 12 (14.63%) JDBC
9 11 (13.41%) XML
9 11 (13.41%) MVC
10 10 (12.20%) J2EE
10 10 (12.20%) C#
10 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
10 10 (12.20%) CSS
10 10 (12.20%) CRM
11 9 (10.98%) Eclipse
11 9 (10.98%) ABAP
11 9 (10.98%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
12 8 (9.76%) WCF
12 8 (9.76%) DB2
12 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
12 8 (9.76%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 8 (9.76%) RAD
12 8 (9.76%) Web Services
12 8 (9.76%) Information Management
13 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 16 (19.51%) WebSphere
2 9 (10.98%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.88%) IIS
6 3 (3.66%) MQSI
7 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.44%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (2.44%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.44%) CMS
7 2 (2.44%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.22%) WordPress
8 1 (1.22%) LiveCycle
8 1 (1.22%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (1.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) MS Office
1 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.22%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.44%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.22%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.22%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.76%) DB2
4 7 (8.54%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.54%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (6.10%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.66%) Adabas
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.44%) Big Data
7 2 (2.44%) MS Access
7 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 2 (2.44%) MySQL
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.22%) QlikView
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Eclipse
2 8 (9.76%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.88%) Ant
4 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.66%) Hudson
5 3 (3.66%) Jasmine
5 3 (3.66%) Grunt
5 3 (3.66%) Bower
5 3 (3.66%) Selenium
5 3 (3.66%) Subversion
5 3 (3.66%) Maven
6 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (1.22%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (8.54%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) HTML
2 13 (15.85%) .NET
3 12 (14.63%) JDBC
4 11 (13.41%) XML
5 10 (12.20%) CSS
5 10 (12.20%) J2EE
6 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET
6 8 (9.76%) Web Services
6 8 (9.76%) WCF
7 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.32%) Spring
7 6 (7.32%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 6 (7.32%) jQuery
7 6 (7.32%) HTML5
7 6 (7.32%) JSP
8 5 (6.10%) Servlets
8 5 (6.10%) EJB
9 4 (4.88%) Struts
9 4 (4.88%) JMS
9 4 (4.88%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.66%) N-Tier
1 3 (3.66%) NHS
1 3 (3.66%) User Experience
2 2 (2.44%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.22%) FMCG
3 1 (1.22%) DataPower
3 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.22%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.32%) UNIX
2 2 (2.44%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (13.41%) MVC
3 10 (12.20%) CRM
4 8 (9.76%) RAD
4 8 (9.76%) Information Management
5 7 (8.54%) E-Commerce
6 6 (7.32%) TDD
7 5 (6.10%) ETL
7 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.10%) Workflow
7 5 (6.10%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.88%) Integration Testing
8 4 (4.88%) SOA
8 4 (4.88%) Migration
9 3 (3.66%) BDD
9 3 (3.66%) EAI
9 3 (3.66%) OO
9 3 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.44%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 30 (36.59%) Java
2 29 (35.37%) SQL
3 17 (20.73%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.20%) C#
5 9 (10.98%) ABAP
6 6 (7.32%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.88%) JCL
8 3 (3.66%) NATURAL
8 3 (3.66%) COBOL
8 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.44%) VBA
10 1 (1.22%) PL/1
10 1 (1.22%) Ruby
10 1 (1.22%) RPG IV
10 1 (1.22%) RPG
10 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.22%) VB
10 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
1 3 (3.66%) VCP4
2 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (29.27%) SAP
2 17 (20.73%) IBM
3 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.54%) Oracle
5 4 (4.88%) Adobe
6 3 (3.66%) Informatica
7 2 (2.44%) Ab Initio
7 2 (2.44%) Pega
7 2 (2.44%) hybris
7 2 (2.44%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.22%) Tableau
8 1 (1.22%) Netezza
8 1 (1.22%) Sybase
8 1 (1.22%) Cognos