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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 40 37 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 27.03% 20.90% 21.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.78% 22.70% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -5.71%
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
139 163 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.92% 92.09% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 59 98
Average daily rate £400 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 24 (31.58%) SQL
2 23 (30.26%) SAP
3 19 (25.00%) Java
4 16 (21.05%) IBM
5 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
5 15 (19.74%) .NET
6 14 (18.42%) HTML
7 13 (17.11%) WebSphere
8 12 (15.79%) WCF
8 12 (15.79%) XML
8 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 12 (15.79%) CSS
8 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (14.47%) JDBC
9 11 (14.47%) C#
9 11 (14.47%) CRM
10 10 (13.16%) Web Services
10 10 (13.16%) ABAP
10 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 10 (13.16%) Relational Database
11 9 (11.84%) MVC
11 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
11 9 (11.84%) Eclipse
12 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 8 (10.53%) RAD
12 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
12 8 (10.53%) Visual Studio
12 8 (10.53%) Manufacturing
12 8 (10.53%) .NET Framework
13 7 (9.21%) Dynamics CRM

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (17.11%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (9.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (6.58%) IIS
5 3 (3.95%) CMS
5 3 (3.95%) WordPress
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.63%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.63%) MQSI
7 1 (1.32%) Drupal
7 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.32%) SAS
7 1 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.32%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.63%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.32%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.32%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (1.32%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (1.32%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (13.16%) Relational Database
3 7 (9.21%) DB2
3 7 (9.21%) RDBMS
3 7 (9.21%) IBM InfoSphere
4 6 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.26%) Adabas
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.32%) MySQL
8 1 (1.32%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.32%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.32%) OLTP
8 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Eclipse
2 8 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.53%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.63%) Hudson
4 2 (2.63%) Subversion
4 2 (2.63%) Maven
4 2 (2.63%) Grunt
4 2 (2.63%) Ant
5 1 (1.32%) Bower
5 1 (1.32%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.32%) Selenium
5 1 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (1.32%) NUnit
5 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.32%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.32%) NuGet
General
1 8 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.74%) .NET
2 14 (18.42%) HTML
3 12 (15.79%) XML
3 12 (15.79%) CSS
3 12 (15.79%) WCF
4 11 (14.47%) JDBC
5 10 (13.16%) Web Services
6 9 (11.84%) ASP.NET
7 8 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 5 (6.58%) jQuery
9 4 (5.26%) XML Schema
9 4 (5.26%) EJB
9 4 (5.26%) J2EE
9 4 (5.26%) JSP
9 4 (5.26%) Servlets
9 4 (5.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 3 (3.95%) HTML5
10 3 (3.95%) XHTML
10 3 (3.95%) JMS
10 3 (3.95%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) NHS
2 2 (2.63%) User Experience
2 2 (2.63%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) IVR
3 1 (1.32%) Informatics
3 1 (1.32%) Data Conversion
3 1 (1.32%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.63%) UNIX
1 2 (2.63%) Windows
1 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.32%) Linux
2 1 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.47%) CRM
3 9 (11.84%) MVC
4 8 (10.53%) RAD
5 7 (9.21%) Information Management
5 7 (9.21%) Workflow
6 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.58%) TDD
7 4 (5.26%) Migration
7 4 (5.26%) Integration Testing
7 4 (5.26%) BDD
8 3 (3.95%) Waterfall
8 3 (3.95%) Pair Programming
8 3 (3.95%) OO
9 2 (2.63%) EAI
9 2 (2.63%) Data Modelling
9 2 (2.63%) SOA
9 2 (2.63%) ETL
9 2 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) SQL
2 19 (25.00%) Java
3 15 (19.74%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.47%) C#
5 10 (13.16%) ABAP
6 4 (5.26%) COBOL
6 4 (5.26%) NATURAL
7 3 (3.95%) JCL
7 3 (3.95%) PHP
8 2 (2.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.32%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.32%) Ruby
9 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.32%) RPG IV
9 1 (1.32%) RPG
9 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) SAP
2 16 (21.05%) IBM
3 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.63%) Adobe
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle
4 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.32%) Ektron
5 1 (1.32%) Tableau
5 1 (1.32%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (1.32%) Sybase
5 1 (1.32%) Cognos
5 1 (1.32%) Progress
5 1 (1.32%) Genesys
5 1 (1.32%) Informatica