The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 31 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.68% 31.30% 27.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.44% 32.73% 28.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 35
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£310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Developer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
109 110 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 97.32% 95.65% 97.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 62 108
Average daily rate £320 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 9
Average hourly rate £9.50 £16.69 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.07% +51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.00 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £23.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent 0 16 £325 -1.51% 7
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £275 - 3
Cannock - 1 £300 - 1
Lichfield - - - - 6
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - - 3
Tamworth - - - - 2
Developer
West Midlands

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 50 (71.43%) .NET
2 47 (67.14%) SQL Server
3 38 (54.29%) C#
4 33 (47.14%) SQL
5 24 (34.29%) VB.NET
5 24 (34.29%) ASP.NET
6 20 (28.57%) HTML
7 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
8 17 (24.29%) VB
8 17 (24.29%) CSS
8 17 (24.29%) Windows
8 17 (24.29%) WinForms
9 16 (22.86%) Web Services
10 15 (21.43%) XML
10 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 15 (21.43%) Ajax
11 13 (18.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (14.29%) Back Office
12 10 (14.29%) CSS3
13 9 (12.86%) jQuery
13 9 (12.86%) Web Development
13 9 (12.86%) WCF
13 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
14 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (11.43%) N-Tier
14 8 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (11.43%) HTML5
15 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
15 7 (10.00%) .NET Framework
15 7 (10.00%) Dynamics AX

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (2.86%) IIS
1 2 (2.86%) WordPress
1 2 (2.86%) Node.js
2 1 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) SAS
2 1 (1.43%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.43%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (67.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.71%) OLAP
6 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.43%) DataStage
8 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.43%) MS Access
8 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.43%) QlikView
8 1 (1.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) JIRA
2 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.43%) Grunt
4 1 (1.43%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.43%) Yeoman
4 1 (1.43%) Bower
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.43%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (1.43%) Xcode
4 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (14.29%) Back Office
2 6 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Advertising
3 2 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (71.43%) .NET
2 24 (34.29%) ASP.NET
3 20 (28.57%) HTML
4 17 (24.29%) CSS
4 17 (24.29%) WinForms
5 16 (22.86%) Web Services
6 15 (21.43%) XML
6 15 (21.43%) Ajax
7 10 (14.29%) CSS3
8 9 (12.86%) WCF
8 9 (12.86%) jQuery
9 8 (11.43%) HTML5
10 7 (10.00%) .NET Framework
11 6 (8.57%) XHTML
12 5 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (5.71%) XSLT
14 3 (4.29%) SOAP
14 3 (4.29%) JSON
14 3 (4.29%) Classic ASP
14 3 (4.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) N-Tier
2 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.86%) WURFL
2 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) BBC
3 1 (1.43%) iPhone
3 1 (1.43%) Open Source
3 1 (1.43%) iPad
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
3 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.29%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
3 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.86%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (2.86%) Android
5 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.86%) Web Development
2 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (10.00%) OO
3 7 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.14%) MVC
6 4 (5.71%) ERP
6 4 (5.71%) OOP
6 4 (5.71%) SOA
6 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.29%) Web Application Development
7 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.29%) TDD
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (2.86%) Migration
8 2 (2.86%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.86%) SEO
8 2 (2.86%) Document Management
9 1 (1.43%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (54.29%) C#
2 33 (47.14%) SQL
3 24 (34.29%) VB.NET
4 19 (27.14%) JavaScript
5 17 (24.29%) VB
6 4 (5.71%) VB6
6 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.86%) ActionScript
7 2 (2.86%) PHP
7 2 (2.86%) Java
7 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.86%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.43%) X++
8 1 (1.43%) VBA
8 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) AAT
2 1 (1.43%) CIMA
2 1 (1.43%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.57%) AccuRev
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (1.43%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.43%) Twitter
4 1 (1.43%) Adobe
4 1 (1.43%) Apple
4 1 (1.43%) Sage
4 1 (1.43%) Infragistics
4 1 (1.43%) Sitecore