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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 34 36 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 27.42% 32.73% 39.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.57% 33.64% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 45
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £375 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
119 107 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.97% 97.27% 97.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 65 107
Average daily rate £315 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.10 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% +66.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £28.85 £11.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 20 £325 -1.51% 8
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £283 - 4
Cannock - 1 £300 - 2
Lichfield - - - - 1
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - - 5
Tamworth - - - - 3
Developer
West Midlands

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 49 (68.06%) .NET
2 45 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 38 (52.78%) C#
4 32 (44.44%) SQL
5 24 (33.33%) VB.NET
6 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
6 23 (31.94%) ASP.NET
7 22 (30.56%) HTML
8 20 (27.78%) CSS
9 18 (25.00%) Web Services
9 18 (25.00%) Windows
10 17 (23.61%) WinForms
11 14 (19.44%) VB
11 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
12 13 (18.06%) XML
12 13 (18.06%) Ajax
12 13 (18.06%) jQuery
13 12 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (15.28%) HTML5
15 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
15 10 (13.89%) CSS3
15 10 (13.89%) Back Office
15 10 (13.89%) OO
15 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
16 9 (12.50%) N-Tier
16 9 (12.50%) WCF
17 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (11.11%) .NET Framework
18 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
18 7 (9.72%) OOP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (4.17%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) WordPress
2 2 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Liferay
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.39%) SAS
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.39%) Magento
3 1 (1.39%) Tridion
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) HTTP
1 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (5.56%) OLAP
6 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 3 (4.17%) MySQL
7 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.39%) SQLite
8 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.39%) MS Access
8 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.39%) DataStage
8 1 (1.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) JIRA
2 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.17%) PHPUnit
3 3 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (4.17%) Subversion
4 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (1.39%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.39%) Grunt
5 1 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.39%) Yeoman
5 1 (1.39%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) Bower
5 1 (1.39%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 10 (13.89%) Back Office
2 6 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Games
4 2 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (68.06%) .NET
2 23 (31.94%) ASP.NET
3 22 (30.56%) HTML
4 20 (27.78%) CSS
5 18 (25.00%) Web Services
6 17 (23.61%) WinForms
7 13 (18.06%) XML
7 13 (18.06%) Ajax
7 13 (18.06%) jQuery
8 11 (15.28%) HTML5
9 10 (13.89%) CSS3
10 9 (12.50%) WCF
11 8 (11.11%) .NET Framework
12 4 (5.56%) JSON
12 4 (5.56%) XHTML
12 4 (5.56%) XSLT
13 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 3 (4.17%) Sass
13 3 (4.17%) SOAP
13 3 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.78%) User Experience
3 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) Open Source
3 2 (2.78%) WURFL
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) iPhone
4 1 (1.39%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) EPoS
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) BBC
4 1 (1.39%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (5.56%) Android
2 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (2.78%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) BlackBerry OS
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
1 10 (13.89%) OO
2 7 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (9.72%) OOP
2 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (9.72%) MVC
2 7 (9.72%) Web Development
3 6 (8.33%) Web Application Development
4 5 (6.94%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.56%) TDD
5 4 (5.56%) SOA
5 4 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.17%) ERP
6 3 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.78%) SEO
7 2 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.78%) Document Management
7 2 (2.78%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.39%) Progressive Enhancement
8 1 (1.39%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.78%) C#
2 32 (44.44%) SQL
3 24 (33.33%) VB.NET
4 23 (31.94%) JavaScript
5 14 (19.44%) VB
6 5 (6.94%) PHP
7 4 (5.56%) Java
7 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.17%) VB6
9 2 (2.78%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.39%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.39%) VBScript
10 1 (1.39%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.39%) VBA
10 1 (1.39%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) AAT
2 1 (1.39%) CIMA
2 1 (1.39%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.33%) AccuRev
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) Twitter
4 1 (1.39%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.39%) Adobe
4 1 (1.39%) Apple
4 1 (1.39%) Sage
4 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.39%) Infragistics