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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 590 573 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.75% 22.53% 21.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.92% 23.79% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 382 292
Median daily rate £375 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 17
Median hourly rate £23.75 £25.92 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% +107.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £13.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £33.93 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.88
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +14.06%
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
2692 2409 2215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.69% 94.73% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1476 1137
Median daily rate £395 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 151 178
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.55 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 0 172 £368 +13.07% 69
Warwickshire 0 86 £356 +18.75% 33
Coventry -1 86 £400 +26.98% 25
Shropshire -2 84 £399 -0.31% 10
Solihull -2 41 £439 +40.48% 10
Worcestershire +7 28 £325 +8.33% 16
Staffordshire -2 24 £305 -9.62% 46
Wolverhampton -5 5 £255 -5.11% 2
West Bromwich -6 1 - - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 437 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (33.55%) SQL
3 363 (29.49%) HTML
4 358 (29.08%) JavaScript
5 344 (27.94%) CSS
6 318 (25.83%) .NET
7 304 (24.70%) C#
8 295 (23.96%) Java
9 246 (19.98%) SQL Server
10 238 (19.33%) Oracle
11 183 (14.87%) Business Intelligence
12 182 (14.78%) MVC
13 171 (13.89%) ASP.NET
14 169 (13.73%) Microsoft
15 168 (13.65%) Unix
16 166 (13.48%) jQuery
17 161 (13.08%) HTML5
18 144 (11.70%) Scrum
19 136 (11.05%) Linux
20 135 (10.97%) Web Services
21 132 (10.72%) Web Development
22 126 (10.24%) AngularJS
23 123 (9.99%) J2EE
24 120 (9.75%) Software Engineering
25 118 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 117 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 109 (8.85%) XML
28 105 (8.53%) BusinessObjects
28 105 (8.53%) Shell Script
29 100 (8.12%) OO

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 83 (6.74%) WebLogic
2 49 (3.98%) CMS
3 46 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 39 (3.17%) OpenStack
5 38 (3.09%) Confluence
6 35 (2.84%) JBoss
7 29 (2.36%) Node.js
8 20 (1.62%) Documentum
9 19 (1.54%) Captiva
10 18 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
10 18 (1.46%) WordPress
11 16 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (1.30%) Umbraco
12 15 (1.22%) Liferay
12 15 (1.22%) WebSphere
13 14 (1.14%) Apache
14 12 (0.97%) Mule
15 10 (0.81%) IIS
16 8 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.65%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 52 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.62%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.49%) MS Office
4 6 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.41%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.081%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
3 13 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.41%) INSURE/90
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.32%) BigMachines
7 4 (0.32%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.32%) SAP GTS
8 3 (0.24%) Magento
8 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.16%) StreamServe
9 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.081%) Misys Midas
10 1 (0.081%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
3 50 (4.06%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.22%) SaaS
5 7 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.57%) Office 365
6 6 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.41%) GitHub
7 5 (0.41%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.32%) Google Play
8 4 (0.32%) IaaS
9 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.24%) Force.com
9 3 (0.24%) PaaS
10 1 (0.081%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.081%) Heroku
10 1 (0.081%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.081%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.95%) HTTP
2 23 (1.87%) Network Security
3 12 (0.97%) SSL
4 9 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.49%) Intranet
6 5 (0.41%) DNS
7 4 (0.32%) Internet
7 4 (0.32%) SNMP
8 3 (0.24%) SMTP
8 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.24%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.16%) FTP
10 1 (0.081%) DHCP
10 1 (0.081%) Firewall
10 1 (0.081%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.081%) IPv4
10 1 (0.081%) VPN
10 1 (0.081%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (19.98%) SQL Server
2 118 (9.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 117 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 105 (8.53%) BusinessObjects
5 80 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
6 79 (6.42%) Oracle Database
7 66 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 52 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 50 (4.06%) Hadoop
10 49 (3.98%) MongoDB
10 49 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
11 43 (3.49%) MySQL
11 43 (3.49%) Pentaho
12 35 (2.84%) Big Data
13 34 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 29 (2.36%) QlikView
15 29 (2.36%) RDBMS
16 28 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
17 21 (1.71%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 93 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 82 (6.66%) Visual Studio
3 73 (5.93%) JIRA
4 45 (3.66%) Eclipse
4 45 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (3.49%) Jenkins
6 42 (3.41%) JUnit
7 41 (3.33%) Vagrant
8 39 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
9 37 (3.01%) Selenium
10 27 (2.19%) ClearQuest
11 26 (2.11%) Maven
11 26 (2.11%) PVCS
12 25 (2.03%) ClearCase
13 23 (1.87%) Subversion
14 21 (1.71%) Toad
15 17 (1.38%) Ant
16 13 (1.06%) Artifactory
16 13 (1.06%) Grunt
17 12 (0.97%) IntelliJ
General
1 90 (7.31%) Finance
2 32 (2.60%) Retail
3 24 (1.95%) Automotive
4 17 (1.38%) Advertising
5 16 (1.30%) Marketing
6 15 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.89%) Back Office
8 8 (0.65%) Games
9 7 (0.57%) Banking
10 4 (0.32%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.24%) Billing
11 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.16%) Publishing
13 1 (0.081%) Electronics
13 1 (0.081%) Front Office
13 1 (0.081%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.081%) Military
13 1 (0.081%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (29.49%) HTML
2 344 (27.94%) CSS
3 318 (25.83%) .NET
4 171 (13.89%) ASP.NET
5 166 (13.48%) jQuery
6 161 (13.08%) HTML5
7 135 (10.97%) Web Services
8 126 (10.24%) AngularJS
9 123 (9.99%) J2EE
10 109 (8.85%) XML
11 98 (7.96%) Spring
12 95 (7.72%) CSS3
13 87 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 66 (5.36%) Hibernate
15 60 (4.87%) WCF
16 59 (4.79%) .NET Framework
16 59 (4.79%) REST
17 57 (4.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 53 (4.31%) JSON
19 48 (3.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (2.44%) Data Integration
2 29 (2.36%) Mobile App
3 24 (1.95%) Computer Science
4 22 (1.79%) Digital Media
4 22 (1.79%) N-Tier
5 18 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (1.30%) User Experience
7 15 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.22%) NHS
8 12 (0.97%) Visualisation
9 9 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.49%) Data Conversion
10 6 (0.49%) Informatics
11 5 (0.41%) AS400
11 5 (0.41%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (0.41%) iSeries
12 4 (0.32%) Statistics
12 4 (0.32%) Streaming Video
13 3 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 168 (13.65%) Unix
2 136 (11.05%) Linux
3 82 (6.66%) Windows
4 15 (1.22%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.81%) Android
7 8 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.57%) SUSE
9 5 (0.41%) Debian
10 3 (0.24%) AIX
11 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.081%) Fedora
12 1 (0.081%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.081%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 437 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (14.87%) Business Intelligence
3 182 (14.78%) MVC
4 144 (11.70%) Scrum
5 132 (10.72%) Web Development
6 120 (9.75%) Software Engineering
7 100 (8.12%) ETL
7 100 (8.12%) OO
8 97 (7.88%) TDD
9 95 (7.72%) Data Modelling
10 83 (6.74%) Test Strategy
11 75 (6.09%) Front End Development
12 72 (5.85%) DevOps
13 70 (5.69%) Migration
14 64 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (4.63%) CRM
16 54 (4.39%) SOA
16 54 (4.39%) Waterfall
17 53 (4.31%) Configuration Management
18 52 (4.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 413 (33.55%) SQL
2 358 (29.08%) JavaScript
3 304 (24.70%) C#
4 295 (23.96%) Java
5 105 (8.53%) Shell Script
6 94 (7.64%) PL/SQL
7 80 (6.50%) PHP
8 79 (6.42%) T-SQL
9 56 (4.55%) VB.NET
10 50 (4.06%) Ruby
11 43 (3.49%) Scala
12 39 (3.17%) VB
13 34 (2.76%) C
14 29 (2.36%) C++
14 29 (2.36%) Perl
15 16 (1.30%) TypeScript
16 15 (1.22%) Python
16 15 (1.22%) VB6
17 13 (1.06%) ABAP
18 11 (0.89%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 90 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 65 (5.28%) SC Cleared
3 31 (2.52%) Degree
4 24 (1.95%) Sun Certification
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
6 7 (0.57%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.24%) MCAD
9 3 (0.24%) MCITP
9 3 (0.24%) MCSD
9 3 (0.24%) MCTS
10 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.27%) Data Quality
2 20 (1.62%) QA
3 7 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.16%) GCP
4 2 (0.16%) WCAG
5 1 (0.081%) HL7
5 1 (0.081%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (1.62%) Docker
2 9 (0.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.41%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.41%) HDFS
4 4 (0.32%) iptables
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.081%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.081%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 70 (5.69%) Puppet
2 39 (3.17%) Packer
3 28 (2.27%) Graphite
3 28 (2.27%) Uchiwa
4 25 (2.03%) Terraform
5 15 (1.22%) Grafana
6 3 (0.24%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.081%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.081%) Kibana
7 1 (0.081%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.081%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.081%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 238 (19.33%) Oracle
2 169 (13.73%) Microsoft
3 95 (7.72%) Informatica
4 68 (5.52%) Pega
5 55 (4.47%) Google
6 35 (2.84%) SAP
7 34 (2.76%) MuleSoft
8 32 (2.60%) webMethods
9 31 (2.52%) Atlassian
10 28 (2.27%) Tableau
11 27 (2.19%) Adobe
11 27 (2.19%) ForgeRock
11 27 (2.19%) WSO2
12 24 (1.95%) VMware
13 21 (1.71%) Cloudera
14 20 (1.62%) IBM
15 19 (1.54%) EMC
16 17 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
17 11 (0.89%) Sitecore
18 10 (0.81%) Cognos
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £455 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 per day + 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 per day + 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £411.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £301 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago