The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 528 497 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.22% 22.39% 25.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.11% 24.54% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 288 289
Average daily rate
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£340 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 14
Average hourly rate £31.44 £18.50 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.94% -37.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.77 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.76 £32.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Developer
England

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
2388 2025 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.46% 91.22% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1049 815
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 128 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 Developer across the West Midlands region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Developer across the West Midlands region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham 0 155 £350 +12.90% 87
Staffordshire -1 64 £336 +5.07% 46
Warwickshire -2 58 £306 -0.40% 40
Shropshire +9 57 £400 +25.49% 12
Coventry 0 53 £325 - 31
Solihull +5 15 £413 +37.50% 19
Worcestershire +2 7 £300 -4.00% 10
Walsall -1 7 £300 -20.00% 1
Wolverhampton -5 7 £248 -6.60% 11
West Bromwich -5 5 £338 -
Herefordshire -4 2 £275 -31.25% 6
Bilston - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 6
Dudley - - - - 2
Halesowen - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 346 (39.14%) .NET
2 270 (30.54%) C#
3 267 (30.20%) SQL
4 256 (28.96%) JavaScript
5 236 (26.70%) HTML
5 236 (26.70%) SQL Server
6 213 (24.10%) CSS
7 172 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
8 160 (18.10%) ASP.NET
9 137 (15.50%) Java
10 128 (14.48%) MVC
10 128 (14.48%) jQuery
11 122 (13.80%) Microsoft
12 117 (13.24%) Oracle
13 100 (11.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 97 (10.97%) XML
14 97 (10.97%) Finance
15 91 (10.29%) Web Services
16 85 (9.62%) HTML5
17 84 (9.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 82 (9.28%) .NET Framework
19 78 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
20 64 (7.24%) WCF
21 63 (7.13%) SharePoint
21 63 (7.13%) UNIX
22 62 (7.01%) T-SQL
22 62 (7.01%) PHP
23 58 (6.56%) VB.NET
23 58 (6.56%) OO
24 57 (6.45%) MySQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 63 (7.13%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 34 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 28 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 26 (2.94%) CMS
4 26 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 17 (1.92%) Apache
6 16 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (1.58%) Umbraco
8 13 (1.47%) IIS
9 12 (1.36%) Node.js
10 9 (1.02%) Drupal
10 9 (1.02%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.90%) WordPress
11 8 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
12 7 (0.79%) JBoss
12 7 (0.79%) LiveLink
13 6 (0.68%) OpenEdge
13 6 (0.68%) Confluence
13 6 (0.68%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 30 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 12 (1.36%) PowerPivot
4 11 (1.24%) MS Office
4 11 (1.24%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 30 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.49%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.79%) Magento
5 6 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.23%) SiteCatalyst
8 2 (0.23%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.11%) SAP xRPM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.11%) Exstream
9 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.11%) Bond Adapt
9 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.45%) Office 365
3 2 (0.23%) SaaS
3 2 (0.23%) PaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Heroku
4 1 (0.11%) GitHub
4 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.70%) HTTP
2 14 (1.58%) Internet
3 12 (1.36%) Intranet
4 3 (0.34%) Extranet
4 3 (0.34%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.23%) SSL
5 2 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.23%) Firewall
6 1 (0.11%) SSH
6 1 (0.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 236 (26.70%) SQL Server
2 100 (11.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 84 (9.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (6.45%) MySQL
5 52 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (5.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (3.62%) Oracle Database
9 27 (3.05%) Relational Database
9 27 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (2.49%) MongoDB
11 15 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
13 10 (1.13%) OLAP
13 10 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
13 10 (1.13%) Data Mining
14 9 (1.02%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 48 (5.43%) Visual Studio
2 46 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 33 (3.73%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.94%) Subversion
5 15 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (1.02%) JIRA
7 8 (0.90%) ReSharper
8 7 (0.79%) NUnit
9 6 (0.68%) MSBuild
9 6 (0.68%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.57%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.57%) Jenkins
10 5 (0.57%) Maven
10 5 (0.57%) MSTest
11 4 (0.45%) NDepend
11 4 (0.45%) PHPUnit
11 4 (0.45%) NCover
11 4 (0.45%) Xcode
11 4 (0.45%) Lombardi
11 4 (0.45%) Grunt
General
1 97 (10.97%) Finance
2 19 (2.15%) Automotive
2 19 (2.15%) Advertising
3 17 (1.92%) Marketing
4 12 (1.36%) Retail
5 11 (1.24%) Banking
6 9 (1.02%) Publishing
6 9 (1.02%) Electronics
7 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.90%) German Language
8 7 (0.79%) Games
9 6 (0.68%) Back Office
10 5 (0.57%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.45%) Law
12 3 (0.34%) Legal
12 3 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (39.14%) .NET
2 236 (26.70%) HTML
3 213 (24.10%) CSS
4 160 (18.10%) ASP.NET
5 128 (14.48%) jQuery
6 97 (10.97%) XML
7 91 (10.29%) Web Services
8 85 (9.62%) HTML5
9 82 (9.28%) .NET Framework
10 64 (7.24%) WCF
11 52 (5.88%) CSS3
12 47 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 46 (5.20%) AngularJS
14 43 (4.86%) Ajax
14 43 (4.86%) J2EE
15 40 (4.52%) Entity Framework
16 33 (3.73%) REST
17 30 (3.39%) XSLT
18 28 (3.17%) JSON
19 27 (3.05%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.41%) Open Source
2 22 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.15%) NHS
4 18 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.92%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.70%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.58%) Visualisation
8 11 (1.24%) N-Tier
9 10 (1.13%) User Experience
10 6 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.68%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.57%) SCADA
11 5 (0.57%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.57%) Replication
11 5 (0.57%) E-Learning
11 5 (0.57%) iPad
12 4 (0.45%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.13%) UNIX
2 39 (4.41%) Linux
3 31 (3.51%) Windows
4 15 (1.70%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.36%) Android
6 8 (0.90%) SUSE
7 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.34%) HPUX
9 2 (0.23%) zOS
9 2 (0.23%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.11%) Tizen
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (14.48%) MVC
3 78 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
4 58 (6.56%) OO
5 57 (6.45%) Web Development
6 54 (6.11%) TDD
7 51 (5.77%) SOA
8 48 (5.43%) Scrum
9 47 (5.32%) CRM
10 43 (4.86%) Migration
11 39 (4.41%) E-Commerce
12 36 (4.07%) Workflow
13 34 (3.85%) Unit Testing
14 32 (3.62%) Data Modelling
15 30 (3.39%) Test Strategy
16 29 (3.28%) Responsive Web Design
17 28 (3.17%) Waterfall
17 28 (3.17%) ETL
17 28 (3.17%) Web Design
18 25 (2.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 270 (30.54%) C#
2 267 (30.20%) SQL
3 256 (28.96%) JavaScript
4 137 (15.50%) Java
5 62 (7.01%) PHP
5 62 (7.01%) T-SQL
6 58 (6.56%) VB.NET
7 52 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 24 (2.71%) VB
9 22 (2.49%) Ruby
9 22 (2.49%) Shell Script
10 20 (2.26%) Perl
11 19 (2.15%) Python
11 19 (2.15%) X++
12 18 (2.04%) VBA
12 18 (2.04%) VBScript
13 14 (1.58%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.24%) VB6
14 11 (1.24%) C++
15 9 (1.02%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 34 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 31 (3.51%) Degree
3 23 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.23%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.23%) MCTS
7 1 (0.11%) MCITP
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.47%) QA
2 2 (0.23%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.23%) HL7
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Firmware
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (0.90%) Kibana
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 122 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 117 (13.24%) Oracle
3 33 (3.73%) IBM
3 33 (3.73%) webMethods
4 24 (2.71%) Business Objects
5 23 (2.60%) Adobe
6 19 (2.15%) Pega
6 19 (2.15%) Sitecore
7 18 (2.04%) SAP
7 18 (2.04%) Informatica
8 14 (1.58%) BEA
9 10 (1.13%) Google
10 9 (1.02%) Micro Focus
11 8 (0.90%) Red Hat
12 7 (0.79%) OpenText
12 7 (0.79%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.68%) Apple
13 6 (0.68%) HP
14 5 (0.57%) Netezza
15 4 (0.45%) Zend
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 6 hours ago
Staffordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 400 to 425 per day GBP
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Churchill Frank
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 250 to 250 per day GBP
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 400 to 450 per day GBP
Posted: 6 days ago