The first table below looks at the demand for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Walsall 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Walsall region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 23.33% 33.33% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.14% 37.50% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £375 £330 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +65.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Walsall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
29 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Walsall 96.67% 88.89% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 8
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £105 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £342 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.61 £10.28 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -57.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Developer
West Midlands

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Walsall

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Walsall

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Walsall

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Walsall region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Walsall

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Walsall

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Walsall

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 10 (66.67%) jQuery
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) Progress
3 5 (33.33%) HTML5
4 4 (26.67%) Progress 4GL
4 4 (26.67%) CSS3
4 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) Photoshop
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) PHP
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) CMS
5 3 (20.00%) OOP
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (20.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Symfony
6 2 (13.33%) Web Development
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Walsall by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Walsall 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 (20.00%) CMS
1 3 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (13.33%) OpenEdge
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (6.67%) WebSpeed
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) jQuery
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) HTML5
4 4 (26.67%) CSS3
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
5 3 (20.00%) Symfony
6 2 (13.33%) XHTML
7 1 (6.67%) Ajax
7 1 (6.67%) WCF
7 1 (6.67%) XML
7 1 (6.67%) XSLT
7 1 (6.67%) JSP
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (6.67%) Sass
7 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) TDD
1 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (20.00%) OOP
1 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) SEO
2 2 (13.33%) Web Development
2 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Software Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
1 4 (26.67%) Progress 4GL
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) C#
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Progress
2 3 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (6.67%) Facebook
3 1 (6.67%) Sage