The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 658 529 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.99% 22.14% 19.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.06% 23.08% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 317 272
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £163 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 11
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £12.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £28.13 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +7.14%
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
2983 2292 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.15% 95.94% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1778 1367 1132
Median daily rate £400 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 148 198
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 186 £375 +7.14% 88
Coventry -1 126 £400 +23.07% 21
Warwickshire -1 84 £350 +16.66% 33
Shropshire -3 63 £415 +53.70% 16
Staffordshire -2 37 £300 -11.11% 47
Solihull -4 28 £390 +14.70% 9
Worcestershire +10 25 £325 +33.33% 15
Wolverhampton -3 6 £300 +9.09% 5
Herefordshire -4 2 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £325 - 4
Walsall - 1 £400 - 1
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 452 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (32.84%) HTML
3 420 (32.76%) SQL
4 418 (32.61%) JavaScript
5 401 (31.28%) CSS
6 345 (26.91%) .NET
7 329 (25.66%) Java
8 325 (25.35%) C#
9 223 (17.39%) SQL Server
10 217 (16.93%) MVC
11 193 (15.05%) Oracle
12 189 (14.74%) Microsoft
13 177 (13.81%) ASP.NET
14 176 (13.73%) HTML5
15 174 (13.57%) jQuery
16 164 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
17 154 (12.01%) Web Development
18 145 (11.31%) Unix
19 143 (11.15%) Linux
20 138 (10.76%) Web Services
20 138 (10.76%) J2EE
21 132 (10.30%) XML
22 127 (9.91%) Scrum
22 127 (9.91%) AngularJS
23 121 (9.44%) Software Engineering
24 114 (8.89%) Spring
25 108 (8.42%) Git (software)
26 106 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 105 (8.19%) REST
28 104 (8.11%) TDD

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 85 (6.63%) CMS
2 77 (6.01%) WebLogic
3 52 (4.06%) JBoss
4 39 (3.04%) OpenStack
5 38 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 24 (1.87%) Mule
7 23 (1.79%) Confluence
8 22 (1.72%) Umbraco
9 21 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 21 (1.64%) Apache
9 21 (1.64%) Documentum
10 19 (1.48%) WordPress
11 16 (1.25%) Captiva
12 15 (1.17%) Oracle Workflow
12 15 (1.17%) WebLogic Portal
12 15 (1.17%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.09%) Liferay
14 13 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.01%) Sitefinity
14 13 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.17%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.55%) MS Office
3 7 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.078%) GIMP
6 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.078%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.39%) Magento
6 4 (0.31%) INSURE/90
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.23%) Maximo
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.16%) StreamServe
8 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 102 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
3 50 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (0.94%) SaaS
5 10 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (0.78%) Google App Engine
6 7 (0.55%) Office 365
7 4 (0.31%) Google Play
8 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.23%) GitHub
9 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.16%) IaaS
10 1 (0.078%) Heroku
10 1 (0.078%) PaaS
10 1 (0.078%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.26%) Network Security
2 28 (2.18%) HTTP
3 10 (0.78%) SSL
3 10 (0.78%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.70%) Internet
5 7 (0.55%) Intranet
6 5 (0.39%) SNMP
7 4 (0.31%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.23%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.16%) DNS
9 2 (0.16%) FTP
9 2 (0.16%) IPv4
10 1 (0.078%) DHCP
10 1 (0.078%) Firewall
10 1 (0.078%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.078%) Multicast
10 1 (0.078%) VPN
10 1 (0.078%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 106 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 98 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (6.79%) BusinessObjects
5 81 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
6 75 (5.85%) Oracle Database
7 62 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 58 (4.52%) Relational Database
9 56 (4.37%) MongoDB
10 45 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
11 44 (3.43%) MySQL
12 33 (2.57%) Hadoop
13 32 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (2.34%) RDBMS
15 28 (2.18%) Oracle OWB
16 26 (2.03%) Pentaho
16 26 (2.03%) QlikView
16 26 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
17 24 (1.87%) Big Data
18 17 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 108 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 95 (7.41%) Visual Studio
3 59 (4.60%) JIRA
4 50 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 49 (3.82%) JUnit
5 49 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 48 (3.74%) Selenium
7 43 (3.35%) Eclipse
8 41 (3.20%) Vagrant
9 35 (2.73%) Oracle Forms
10 31 (2.42%) Subversion
11 30 (2.34%) Maven
12 29 (2.26%) ClearQuest
13 23 (1.79%) Toad
14 21 (1.64%) Ant
14 21 (1.64%) PVCS
15 17 (1.33%) ClearCase
15 17 (1.33%) IntelliJ
16 16 (1.25%) Artifactory
17 15 (1.17%) Grunt
General
1 80 (6.24%) Finance
2 29 (2.26%) Retail
3 27 (2.11%) Marketing
4 25 (1.95%) Automotive
5 21 (1.64%) Advertising
6 13 (1.01%) Games
7 12 (0.94%) Banking
8 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.55%) Back Office
10 6 (0.47%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.31%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.23%) Billing
12 3 (0.23%) Electronics
12 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.23%) Law
12 3 (0.23%) Legal
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.078%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.078%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (32.84%) HTML
2 401 (31.28%) CSS
3 345 (26.91%) .NET
4 177 (13.81%) ASP.NET
5 176 (13.73%) HTML5
6 174 (13.57%) jQuery
7 138 (10.76%) J2EE
7 138 (10.76%) Web Services
8 132 (10.30%) XML
9 127 (9.91%) AngularJS
10 114 (8.89%) Spring
11 105 (8.19%) REST
12 98 (7.64%) CSS3
13 87 (6.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 83 (6.47%) JSON
15 78 (6.08%) Hibernate
16 73 (5.69%) SOAP
17 71 (5.54%) WCF
18 60 (4.68%) .NET Framework
19 57 (4.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (2.42%) Computer Science
2 25 (1.95%) Digital Media
2 25 (1.95%) Mobile App
3 24 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (1.64%) Data Integration
5 17 (1.33%) User Experience
6 12 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (0.94%) Visualisation
7 10 (0.78%) DataPower
7 10 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 9 (0.70%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.47%) Data Conversion
9 6 (0.47%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (0.47%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.47%) Replication
10 4 (0.31%) AS400
10 4 (0.31%) iPad
10 4 (0.31%) iSeries
10 4 (0.31%) Statistics
11 3 (0.23%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 145 (11.31%) Unix
2 143 (11.15%) Linux
3 81 (6.32%) Windows
4 18 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.86%) Android
6 9 (0.70%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.39%) Debian
7 5 (0.39%) VxWorks
8 4 (0.31%) AIX
8 4 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.23%) SUSE
10 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.078%) Fedora
11 1 (0.078%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (35.26%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (16.93%) MVC
3 164 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
4 154 (12.01%) Web Development
5 127 (9.91%) Scrum
6 121 (9.44%) Software Engineering
7 104 (8.11%) TDD
8 102 (7.96%) DevOps
9 98 (7.64%) Front End Development
10 97 (7.57%) ETL
11 96 (7.49%) Data Modelling
12 93 (7.25%) OO
13 87 (6.79%) CRM
14 80 (6.24%) Continuous Integration
15 67 (5.23%) Migration
16 65 (5.07%) Test Strategy
17 60 (4.68%) Open Source
18 57 (4.45%) Responsive Web Design
19 56 (4.37%) Service Management
20 51 (3.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 420 (32.76%) SQL
2 418 (32.61%) JavaScript
3 329 (25.66%) Java
4 325 (25.35%) C#
5 88 (6.86%) PL/SQL
6 84 (6.55%) Shell Script
7 83 (6.47%) PHP
8 77 (6.01%) T-SQL
9 62 (4.84%) Ruby
10 59 (4.60%) Scala
11 37 (2.89%) C
12 35 (2.73%) VB
13 32 (2.50%) C++
13 32 (2.50%) VB.NET
14 19 (1.48%) Python
15 16 (1.25%) Perl
16 13 (1.01%) TypeScript
17 11 (0.86%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.78%) PowerShell
19 9 (0.70%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 91 (7.10%) Security Cleared
2 68 (5.30%) SC Cleared
3 41 (3.20%) Degree
4 21 (1.64%) Sun Certification
5 12 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.78%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.39%) MCTS
8 4 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.31%) MCAD
8 4 (0.31%) MCSD
9 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.23%) MCITP
10 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.078%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.95%) QA
2 17 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.39%) WCAG
5 4 (0.31%) WAI
6 2 (0.16%) GCP
6 2 (0.16%) SLA
7 1 (0.078%) HL7
System Software
1 36 (2.81%) Docker
2 10 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.39%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.39%) HDFS
3 5 (0.39%) iptables
4 4 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.16%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.078%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.078%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.078%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.078%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 79 (6.16%) Puppet
2 39 (3.04%) Packer
3 29 (2.26%) Graphite
4 28 (2.18%) Uchiwa
5 25 (1.95%) Consul
5 25 (1.95%) Terraform
6 15 (1.17%) Grafana
7 5 (0.39%) Rancher
8 4 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.16%) MOM
9 2 (0.16%) SCOM
9 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.078%) Kibana
10 1 (0.078%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 193 (15.05%) Oracle
2 189 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 59 (4.60%) Google
3 59 (4.60%) Informatica
4 58 (4.52%) Pega
5 46 (3.59%) MuleSoft
6 45 (3.51%) Adobe
7 34 (2.65%) IBM
8 31 (2.42%) WSO2
9 30 (2.34%) SAP
10 29 (2.26%) ForgeRock
10 29 (2.26%) webMethods
11 27 (2.11%) Atlassian
11 27 (2.11%) Sitecore
12 24 (1.87%) VMware
13 20 (1.56%) EMC
14 17 (1.33%) Tableau
15 15 (1.17%) Cloudera
15 15 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.62%) Cognos
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + Home working
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lennon Wright
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £80 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago