The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Developer
Rank 108 83 95
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 4 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.18% 1.15% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 1.26% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 3
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£375 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +7.14%
Applications Developer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1961 1905 1717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.62% 90.89% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 988 800
Average daily rate £350 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 139 187
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Applications Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Applications Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
Coventry -2 1 £340 -20.00% 1
Warwickshire -3 1 £375 - 2
Birmingham -10 1 £375 -21.05% 1
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title.

1 10 (35.71%) OpenEdge
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) C#
4 6 (21.43%) .NET
4 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
5 5 (17.86%) HTML
6 4 (14.29%) C++
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.29%) JIRA
6 4 (14.29%) WCF
7 3 (10.71%) HTML5
7 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
7 3 (10.71%) Android
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Phone
7 3 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (10.71%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) MVC
7 3 (10.71%) Information Management
7 3 (10.71%) Subversion
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (10.71%) Pocket PC
7 3 (10.71%) Embedded C++
7 3 (10.71%) Windows CE
7 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (35.71%) OpenEdge
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) LiveLink
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) PowerPivot
1 1 (3.57%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) SQLite
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (3.57%) OLAP
3 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.57%) Ant
General
1 1 (3.57%) Games
1 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
3 4 (14.29%) WCF
4 3 (10.71%) HTML5
4 3 (10.71%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) XML
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
6 1 (3.57%) CSS3
6 1 (3.57%) PhoneGap
6 1 (3.57%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (3.57%) WPF
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (3.57%) JSF
6 1 (3.57%) Ajax
6 1 (3.57%) JSON
6 1 (3.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.71%) Pocket PC
3 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Android
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Phone
1 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Phone 8
1 3 (10.71%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (10.71%) Windows CE
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.71%) Mobile Application Development
2 3 (10.71%) Scrum
2 3 (10.71%) MVC
2 3 (10.71%) Information Management
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Android Development
4 1 (3.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (3.57%) Web Application Development
4 1 (3.57%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Content Management
4 1 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.57%) SOA
4 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (10.71%) Embedded C++
4 3 (10.71%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) VB6
6 1 (3.57%) VBA
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Open Text
3 1 (3.57%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.57%) Sencha
3 1 (3.57%) Sage
3 1 (3.57%) Apple
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle