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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 6 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 17 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.26% 26.28% 14.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.89% 28.35% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 14
Average daily rate £386 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £211 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £379 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.96%
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
143 127 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 94.70% 92.70% 88.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 59
Average daily rate £450 £365 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £220 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
2 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
4 6 (15.79%) ETL
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 6 (15.79%) Java
5 5 (13.16%) C#
5 5 (13.16%) Unix
5 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (13.16%) NHS
5 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
5 5 (13.16%) Finance
6 4 (10.53%) Scrum
6 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Marketing
6 4 (10.53%) JIRA
6 4 (10.53%) Informatica
6 4 (10.53%) SAP
6 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.53%) Data Integration
6 4 (10.53%) Confluence
6 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.53%) Analytics
7 3 (7.89%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.89%) ETL Development
7 3 (7.89%) Database Optimisation

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (10.53%) Confluence
2 2 (5.26%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.63%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.63%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.89%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.89%) Pentaho
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.26%) OLAP
4 2 (5.26%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.63%) JasperReports
5 1 (2.63%) MS Access
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
2 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) jQuery
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 2 (5.26%) Dojo
2 2 (5.26%) DOM
2 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) J2EE
2 2 (5.26%) Spring
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.63%) Classic ASP
3 1 (2.63%) Guice
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) NHS
2 4 (10.53%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.63%) Fintech
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.42%) Data Modelling
3 6 (15.79%) ETL
4 5 (13.16%) Data Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Analytics
5 4 (10.53%) Scrum
5 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Database Optimisation
6 3 (7.89%) ETL Development
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.89%) TDD
7 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.26%) Mobile Development
7 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.63%) ABAP
7 1 (2.63%) JCL
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
7 1 (2.63%) PL/1
7 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Informatica
3 4 (10.53%) SAP
4 3 (7.89%) Cloudera
4 3 (7.89%) TOWER Software
5 2 (5.26%) Endeca
5 2 (5.26%) webMethods
6 1 (2.63%) BEA
6 1 (2.63%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Pega
6 1 (2.63%) Tableau
6 1 (2.63%) WSO2