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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 30 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 19.23% 10.49% 21.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.58% 11.64% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £335 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
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
139 146 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 89.10% 90.12% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 49 69
Average daily rate £475 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 24 (38.71%) Java
2 23 (37.10%) SQL
3 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (24.19%) C#
4 15 (24.19%) .NET
5 13 (20.97%) IBM
6 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
6 12 (19.35%) WebSphere
7 11 (17.74%) HTML
7 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
7 11 (17.74%) SAP
7 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
7 11 (17.74%) TDD
8 9 (14.52%) MVC
9 8 (12.90%) CRM
9 8 (12.90%) XML
9 8 (12.90%) Oracle
9 8 (12.90%) Jasmine
10 7 (11.29%) HTML5
10 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
10 7 (11.29%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (11.29%) JDBC
10 7 (11.29%) Finance
11 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.68%) Information Management
11 6 (9.68%) CSS
11 6 (9.68%) DB2
11 6 (9.68%) J2EE
11 6 (9.68%) UNIX
11 6 (9.68%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 12 (19.35%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Pig
4 2 (3.23%) Umbraco
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.61%) MQSI
5 1 (1.61%) WordPress
5 1 (1.61%) Drupal
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (1.61%) Confluence
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.61%) DOC1
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.61%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.68%) DB2
3 6 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (9.68%) NoSQL
4 5 (8.06%) IBM InfoSphere
4 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (8.06%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.84%) MySQL
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (4.84%) RavenDB
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.23%) Big Data
6 2 (3.23%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Jasmine
2 6 (9.68%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.06%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 4 (6.45%) Ant
5 3 (4.84%) Selenium
5 3 (4.84%) Bower
5 3 (4.84%) Grunt
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) Maven
7 1 (1.61%) JIRA
7 1 (1.61%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Legal
2 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) .NET
2 11 (17.74%) HTML
3 8 (12.90%) XML
4 7 (11.29%) HTML5
4 7 (11.29%) JDBC
5 6 (9.68%) CSS
5 6 (9.68%) J2EE
5 6 (9.68%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
6 5 (8.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 5 (8.06%) jQuery
7 4 (6.45%) Spring
7 4 (6.45%) Web Services
8 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
8 3 (4.84%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (4.84%) Backbone.js
8 3 (4.84%) CSS3
8 3 (4.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
9 2 (3.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) User Experience
2 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (1.61%) Data Extraction
2 1 (1.61%) FMCG
2 1 (1.61%) Open Source
2 1 (1.61%) DataPower
2 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.68%) UNIX
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) SUSE
3 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.74%) E-Commerce
2 11 (17.74%) TDD
3 9 (14.52%) MVC
4 8 (12.90%) CRM
5 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.68%) Information Management
6 5 (8.06%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.06%) RAD
7 3 (4.84%) SOA
7 3 (4.84%) ETL
8 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.23%) MapReduce
8 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
8 2 (3.23%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.23%) Web Development
8 2 (3.23%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.23%) Workflow
8 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.71%) Java
2 23 (37.10%) SQL
3 15 (24.19%) C#
4 12 (19.35%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.06%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.06%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.84%) JCL
7 2 (3.23%) NATURAL
7 2 (3.23%) COBOL
7 2 (3.23%) VBA
8 1 (1.61%) PL/1
8 1 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) ABAP
8 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.23%) Degree
1 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) IBM
2 11 (17.74%) SAP
3 8 (12.90%) Oracle
4 6 (9.68%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.45%) Adobe
6 2 (3.23%) Pega
6 2 (3.23%) hybris
6 2 (3.23%) Ab Initio
6 2 (3.23%) Business Objects
6 2 (3.23%) Informatica
7 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.61%) Netezza