The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 West Midlands 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Developer
Rank 97 97 96
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 21 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.87% 0.055% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.059% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 4
Average daily rate £308 £215 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.02% -21.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £215 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.71% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -2.18%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2209 1690 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.17% 92.81% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 777 962
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 152 171
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.31 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Applications Developer
England

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 6 £300 -
Staffordshire - 4 £250 -
Birmingham - 2 £475 - 1
Coventry - 2 £188 - 2
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) HTML
2 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 15 (37.50%) XML
3 12 (30.00%) .NET
4 11 (27.50%) Java
4 11 (27.50%) SOAP
5 10 (25.00%) VB
5 10 (25.00%) Web Application Development
6 9 (22.50%) jQuery
7 8 (20.00%) Android
7 8 (20.00%) Ajax
7 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (20.00%) Windows
7 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.00%) Android Development
8 7 (17.50%) iOS Development
8 7 (17.50%) Mobile App
8 7 (17.50%) REST
8 7 (17.50%) HTML5
8 7 (17.50%) Apple iOS
9 6 (15.00%) Retail
9 6 (15.00%) Automotive
9 6 (15.00%) JSP
9 6 (15.00%) J2EE
9 6 (15.00%) C#
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (15.00%) TRIRIGA
10 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 5 (12.50%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 6 (15.00%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Cognos Powerplay
3 3 (7.50%) DTS
3 3 (7.50%) ReportNet
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (7.50%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (5.00%) PhoneGap
4 1 (2.50%) Ant
4 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.50%) Toad
4 1 (2.50%) Subversion
4 1 (2.50%) Maven
4 1 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) FishEye
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (15.00%) Retail
1 6 (15.00%) Automotive
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Retail Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) HTML
1 15 (37.50%) XML
2 12 (30.00%) .NET
3 11 (27.50%) SOAP
4 9 (22.50%) jQuery
5 8 (20.00%) Ajax
5 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.50%) REST
6 7 (17.50%) HTML5
7 6 (15.00%) JSP
7 6 (15.00%) J2EE
8 5 (12.50%) JSF
8 5 (12.50%) JSON
9 4 (10.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (10.00%) CSS
10 3 (7.50%) Web Services
10 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
10 3 (7.50%) WCF
11 2 (5.00%) Razor View Engine
11 2 (5.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Android
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Apple iOS
3 5 (12.50%) Windows CE
4 3 (7.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Web Application Development
2 8 (20.00%) Android Development
3 7 (17.50%) iOS Development
4 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (7.50%) Workflow
5 3 (7.50%) MVC
5 3 (7.50%) Data Transformation
6 2 (5.00%) Customer Insight
6 2 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (5.00%) OOD
6 2 (5.00%) SOA
6 2 (5.00%) OOP
7 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.50%) Scrum
7 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.50%) Project Management
7 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.50%) TDD
7 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 15 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) Java
4 10 (25.00%) VB
5 6 (15.00%) C#
6 5 (12.50%) PHP
6 5 (12.50%) VB6
7 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (10.00%) VBA
8 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
8 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
9 2 (5.00%) LotusScript
9 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (5.00%) VBScript
10 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) HL7
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Sage
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Business Objects
4 3 (7.50%) Cognos
5 2 (5.00%) DevExpress
5 2 (5.00%) Lotus
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Adobe