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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 628 556 483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.95% 23.46% 20.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.15% 24.59% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 354 282
Median daily rate £370 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £167 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 15
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 £21.85 £12.24 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £27.70 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
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
2835 2261 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.59% 95.40% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1688 1376 1123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 137 198
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £29.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 0 195 £350 +4.47% 47
Warwickshire 0 97 £350 +16.66% 21
Coventry -1 95 £400 +26.98% 20
Shropshire -3 69 £415 +52.29% 9
Solihull -2 35 £364 +11.92% 4
Staffordshire -2 32 £300 -7.69% 40
Worcestershire +5 28 £325 +33.33% 14
Wolverhampton 0 10 £300 +1.69% 5
Herefordshire -3 1 - - 3
Walsall - 1 £400 - 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 460 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 433 (33.00%) SQL
3 405 (30.87%) JavaScript
4 402 (30.64%) HTML
5 385 (29.34%) CSS
6 350 (26.68%) .NET
7 327 (24.92%) Java
8 319 (24.31%) C#
9 235 (17.91%) SQL Server
10 224 (17.07%) Oracle
11 207 (15.78%) MVC
12 197 (15.02%) Microsoft
13 186 (14.18%) jQuery
14 180 (13.72%) ASP.NET
15 172 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
16 169 (12.88%) Unix
17 165 (12.58%) HTML5
18 153 (11.66%) Web Development
19 148 (11.28%) J2EE
20 146 (11.13%) Scrum
21 144 (10.98%) Linux
22 138 (10.52%) Web Services
23 132 (10.06%) AngularJS
24 127 (9.68%) Software Engineering
25 121 (9.22%) XML
26 117 (8.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 113 (8.61%) Spring
27 113 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 110 (8.38%) TDD
29 104 (7.93%) ETL

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 81 (6.17%) WebLogic
2 68 (5.18%) CMS
3 46 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 39 (2.97%) JBoss
4 39 (2.97%) OpenStack
5 36 (2.74%) Confluence
6 23 (1.75%) Umbraco
7 19 (1.45%) Documentum
8 18 (1.37%) Apache
8 18 (1.37%) Mule
8 18 (1.37%) WordPress
9 17 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 17 (1.30%) Captiva
10 15 (1.14%) Liferay
10 15 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
10 15 (1.14%) WebSphere
11 13 (0.99%) WebLogic Portal
12 11 (0.84%) IIS
13 9 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 52 (3.96%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.45%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.46%) MS Office
5 5 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.076%) GIMP
7 1 (0.076%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.076%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.38%) INSURE/90
6 5 (0.38%) Magento
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.23%) BigMachines
8 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.23%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.23%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.15%) Maximo
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
9 2 (0.15%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 89 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
3 53 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (0.99%) SaaS
5 11 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.69%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 4 (0.30%) GitHub
7 4 (0.30%) Google Play
8 3 (0.23%) IaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.15%) PaaS
10 1 (0.076%) Heroku
10 1 (0.076%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.13%) Network Security
2 25 (1.91%) HTTP
3 12 (0.91%) SSL
4 9 (0.69%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.46%) Intranet
6 5 (0.38%) DNS
6 5 (0.38%) SNMP
7 4 (0.30%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.30%) Internet
8 3 (0.23%) SMTP
8 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.23%) ZigBee
9 2 (0.15%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.15%) FTP
9 2 (0.15%) IPv4
10 1 (0.076%) DHCP
10 1 (0.076%) Firewall
10 1 (0.076%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.076%) VPN
10 1 (0.076%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 117 (8.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 113 (8.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 103 (7.85%) BusinessObjects
5 83 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
6 75 (5.72%) Oracle Database
7 60 (4.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 57 (4.34%) MongoDB
9 55 (4.19%) Relational Database
10 48 (3.66%) Hadoop
11 47 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
12 44 (3.35%) MySQL
13 42 (3.20%) Pentaho
14 33 (2.52%) Big Data
15 32 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
16 30 (2.29%) RDBMS
17 29 (2.21%) Oracle OWB
18 27 (2.06%) QlikView
19 26 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
20 17 (1.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 102 (7.77%) Git (software)
1 102 (7.77%) Visual Studio
2 72 (5.49%) JIRA
3 48 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 47 (3.58%) JUnit
5 44 (3.35%) Jenkins
5 44 (3.35%) Selenium
6 43 (3.28%) Eclipse
7 41 (3.13%) Vagrant
8 38 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
9 31 (2.36%) Maven
10 28 (2.13%) ClearQuest
10 28 (2.13%) Subversion
11 26 (1.98%) PVCS
12 25 (1.91%) ClearCase
13 22 (1.68%) Toad
14 18 (1.37%) Ant
15 15 (1.14%) Grunt
16 14 (1.07%) Artifactory
17 13 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 86 (6.55%) Finance
2 30 (2.29%) Automotive
3 29 (2.21%) Marketing
4 28 (2.13%) Retail
5 20 (1.52%) Advertising
6 15 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 13 (0.99%) Back Office
7 13 (0.99%) Games
8 10 (0.76%) Banking
9 4 (0.30%) General Ledger
9 4 (0.30%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.23%) Billing
10 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.23%) Publishing
11 2 (0.15%) Legal
12 1 (0.076%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.076%) Electronics
12 1 (0.076%) Front Office
12 1 (0.076%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.076%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (30.64%) HTML
2 385 (29.34%) CSS
3 350 (26.68%) .NET
4 186 (14.18%) jQuery
5 180 (13.72%) ASP.NET
6 165 (12.58%) HTML5
7 148 (11.28%) J2EE
8 138 (10.52%) Web Services
9 132 (10.06%) AngularJS
10 121 (9.22%) XML
11 113 (8.61%) Spring
12 100 (7.62%) CSS3
13 89 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 84 (6.40%) REST
15 73 (5.56%) .NET Framework
15 73 (5.56%) Hibernate
16 71 (5.41%) WCF
17 70 (5.34%) JSON
18 58 (4.42%) SOAP
19 55 (4.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (2.13%) Computer Science
1 28 (2.13%) Data Integration
2 27 (2.06%) Digital Media
3 25 (1.91%) Mobile App
4 20 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (1.30%) N-Tier
5 17 (1.30%) User Experience
6 13 (0.99%) NHS
7 12 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (0.91%) Visualisation
8 9 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.46%) Data Conversion
9 6 (0.46%) DataPower
9 6 (0.46%) Informatics
9 6 (0.46%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (0.38%) AS400
10 5 (0.38%) Data Centre
10 5 (0.38%) iSeries
11 4 (0.30%) iPad
12 3 (0.23%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 169 (12.88%) Unix
2 144 (10.98%) Linux
3 81 (6.17%) Windows
4 15 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 12 (0.91%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.84%) Android
7 7 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.38%) Debian
8 5 (0.38%) VxWorks
9 4 (0.30%) AIX
9 4 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.23%) SUSE
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.076%) Fedora
12 1 (0.076%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.076%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.076%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.076%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 460 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (15.78%) MVC
3 172 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
4 153 (11.66%) Web Development
5 146 (11.13%) Scrum
6 127 (9.68%) Software Engineering
7 110 (8.38%) TDD
8 104 (7.93%) ETL
9 99 (7.55%) OO
10 96 (7.32%) Data Modelling
11 94 (7.16%) Front End Development
12 89 (6.78%) CRM
13 88 (6.71%) DevOps
14 81 (6.17%) Test Strategy
15 74 (5.64%) Migration
16 70 (5.34%) Continuous Integration
17 56 (4.27%) Waterfall
18 53 (4.04%) Service Management
19 51 (3.89%) Configuration Management
20 50 (3.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 433 (33.00%) SQL
2 405 (30.87%) JavaScript
3 327 (24.92%) Java
4 319 (24.31%) C#
5 99 (7.55%) Shell Script
6 96 (7.32%) PL/SQL
7 94 (7.16%) PHP
8 79 (6.02%) T-SQL
9 60 (4.57%) Ruby
10 53 (4.04%) Scala
11 48 (3.66%) VB.NET
12 38 (2.90%) C
13 37 (2.82%) VB
14 33 (2.52%) C++
15 24 (1.83%) Perl
16 15 (1.14%) Python
17 14 (1.07%) TypeScript
18 11 (0.84%) VB6
19 9 (0.69%) Groovy
19 9 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 67 (5.11%) SC Cleared
3 37 (2.82%) Degree
4 23 (1.75%) Sun Certification
5 10 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (0.61%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.38%) MCTS
8 4 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.30%) MCAD
8 4 (0.30%) MCSD
9 3 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.23%) MCITP
10 2 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.076%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.91%) QA
2 19 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.15%) GCP
4 2 (0.15%) WCAG
5 1 (0.076%) HL7
5 1 (0.076%) SLA
5 1 (0.076%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (2.21%) Docker
2 9 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.38%) Apache Flume
3 5 (0.38%) HDFS
3 5 (0.38%) iptables
4 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.23%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) OpenSSH
6 2 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.076%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 75 (5.72%) Puppet
2 39 (2.97%) Packer
3 29 (2.21%) Graphite
4 28 (2.13%) Uchiwa
5 25 (1.91%) Consul
5 25 (1.91%) Terraform
6 15 (1.14%) Grafana
7 4 (0.30%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.23%) Rancher
9 1 (0.076%) Kibana
9 1 (0.076%) TIBCO Hawk
9 1 (0.076%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 224 (17.07%) Oracle
2 197 (15.02%) Microsoft
3 89 (6.78%) Informatica
4 67 (5.11%) Pega
5 59 (4.50%) Google
6 40 (3.05%) MuleSoft
7 34 (2.59%) Adobe
8 33 (2.52%) webMethods
9 31 (2.36%) Tableau
9 31 (2.36%) WSO2
10 29 (2.21%) Atlassian
10 29 (2.21%) ForgeRock
11 28 (2.13%) SAP
12 25 (1.91%) Sitecore
13 24 (1.83%) VMware
14 22 (1.68%) IBM
15 21 (1.60%) Cloudera
16 18 (1.37%) EMC
17 16 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
18 9 (0.69%) Cognos
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ISL
Posted: 1 hour ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Calibre Search Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rates -
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford and Worcester
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford and Worcester
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £310 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £496.15 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Computer People
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