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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 422 421 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.61% 20.56% 25.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.32% 22.39% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 242 286
Average daily rate
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£338 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 16
Average hourly rate £33.50 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.58% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £17.50 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
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
2184 1880 1964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.15% 91.80% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1223 1000 905
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 149 193
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.49 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% -22.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 2014.

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
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 27 November 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
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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 0 131 £331 +1.92% 85
Coventry +1 71 £325 +6.20% 21
Warwickshire 0 53 £350 +27.27% 32
Staffordshire -1 29 £323 +16.21% 34
Shropshire -2 28 £313 +5.93% 7
Worcestershire +5 14 £288 +11.65% 11
Solihull 0 13 £319 +13.33% 13
Herefordshire - 8 £390 - 3
Wolverhampton -6 6 £273 -0.90% 9
Dudley - 2 £500 -
Walsall -4 1 £310 -1.58% 5
West Bromwich - 1 £300 -
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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.

1 381 (39.69%) .NET
2 352 (36.67%) JavaScript
3 308 (32.08%) HTML
4 296 (30.83%) C#
5 289 (30.10%) CSS
6 263 (27.40%) SQL Server
7 234 (24.38%) SQL
8 222 (23.13%) ASP.NET
9 189 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
10 170 (17.71%) jQuery
11 168 (17.50%) Microsoft
12 135 (14.06%) MVC
13 134 (13.96%) Java
14 127 (13.23%) HTML5
15 120 (12.50%) Web Services
16 97 (10.10%) CSS3
17 93 (9.69%) Oracle
18 90 (9.38%) XML
19 88 (9.17%) OO
20 82 (8.54%) .NET Framework
20 82 (8.54%) WCF
21 80 (8.33%) SharePoint
22 79 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 75 (7.81%) CRM
23 75 (7.81%) PHP
23 75 (7.81%) VB.NET
23 75 (7.81%) Finance
24 67 (6.98%) Ajax
25 66 (6.88%) MySQL
25 66 (6.88%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 80 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 37 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 29 (3.02%) CMS
5 27 (2.81%) IIS
6 25 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (2.50%) Apache
7 24 (2.50%) OpenEdge
8 18 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (1.67%) Node.js
10 11 (1.15%) Umbraco
10 11 (1.15%) JBoss
11 10 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 9 (0.94%) LiveLink
13 7 (0.73%) Drupal
13 7 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (0.73%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.63%) WordPress
14 6 (0.63%) Joomla!
15 5 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 37 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.98%) Photoshop
3 16 (1.67%) InfoPath
3 16 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.63%) MS Office
6 3 (0.31%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) Blender
7 1 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.10%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 60 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.25%) Magento
4 7 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.63%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.31%) SAP EWM
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.21%) e-Work
7 2 (0.21%) MoSes
8 1 (0.10%) Exstream
8 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.10%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.04%) Office 365
3 7 (0.73%) SaaS
4 6 (0.63%) GitHub
5 3 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.50%) Intranet
2 23 (2.40%) HTTP
3 17 (1.77%) Internet
4 7 (0.73%) FTP
5 4 (0.42%) LDAP
6 2 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.10%) SSH
7 1 (0.10%) Firewall
7 1 (0.10%) Extranet
7 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.10%) LAN
7 1 (0.10%) VoIP
7 1 (0.10%) WAN
7 1 (0.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (27.40%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 66 (6.88%) MySQL
4 56 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (5.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 45 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 44 (4.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 42 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 39 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (3.44%) Oracle Database
11 21 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 18 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
14 13 (1.35%) RDBMS
14 13 (1.35%) OLAP
15 11 (1.15%) Data Mart
15 11 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.83%) QlikView
16 8 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
17 7 (0.73%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 61 (6.35%) Visual Studio
2 51 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (4.06%) Subversion
4 35 (3.65%) Git (software)
5 17 (1.77%) NUnit
5 17 (1.77%) JIRA
6 15 (1.56%) Maven
6 15 (1.56%) Eclipse
7 13 (1.35%) Ant
8 12 (1.25%) MSBuild
9 11 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (0.94%) Toad
11 8 (0.83%) WebSpeed
11 8 (0.83%) SpecFlow
12 7 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (0.63%) JMeter
13 6 (0.63%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.63%) MSTest
14 5 (0.52%) NDepend
14 5 (0.52%) NCover
General
1 75 (7.81%) Finance
2 22 (2.29%) Advertising
3 20 (2.08%) Retail
4 16 (1.67%) Marketing
5 15 (1.56%) Automotive
5 15 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.35%) Banking
7 12 (1.25%) Back Office
8 7 (0.73%) Publishing
8 7 (0.73%) Games
9 6 (0.63%) German Language
10 5 (0.52%) Electronics
10 5 (0.52%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.31%) Legal
12 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.10%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 381 (39.69%) .NET
2 308 (32.08%) HTML
3 289 (30.10%) CSS
4 222 (23.13%) ASP.NET
5 170 (17.71%) jQuery
6 127 (13.23%) HTML5
7 120 (12.50%) Web Services
8 97 (10.10%) CSS3
9 90 (9.38%) XML
10 82 (8.54%) .NET Framework
10 82 (8.54%) WCF
11 67 (6.98%) Ajax
12 63 (6.56%) AngularJS
13 56 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
14 49 (5.10%) J2EE
15 31 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 28 (2.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 26 (2.71%) Backbone.js
17 26 (2.71%) Spring
18 24 (2.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.81%) User Experience
4 25 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 19 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.67%) NHS
7 14 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.25%) iPad
10 10 (1.04%) Open Source
11 8 (0.83%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.83%) Pocket PC
12 7 (0.73%) Mathematics
12 7 (0.73%) E-Learning
13 6 (0.63%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.63%) W3C
13 6 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (0.52%) Learning Management System
14 5 (0.52%) Social Media
14 5 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (5.21%) Windows
2 46 (4.79%) UNIX
3 31 (3.23%) Linux
4 26 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.29%) Android
6 12 (1.25%) Windows 8
7 11 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
8 10 (1.04%) Windows CE
8 10 (1.04%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.83%) Windows Phone 8
10 5 (0.52%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.42%) AIX
12 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.21%) HPUX
13 2 (0.21%) VME
13 2 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.10%) Solaris
14 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (19.69%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (14.06%) MVC
3 88 (9.17%) OO
4 75 (7.81%) CRM
5 66 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
6 60 (6.25%) TDD
7 58 (6.04%) Unit Testing
8 55 (5.73%) Web Development
9 45 (4.69%) E-Commerce
10 41 (4.27%) Scrum
11 39 (4.06%) OOP
12 36 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (3.65%) Migration
14 33 (3.44%) Software Engineering
15 32 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
16 29 (3.02%) Waterfall
17 28 (2.92%) SOA
18 26 (2.71%) Workflow
19 23 (2.40%) iOS Development
20 21 (2.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 352 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 296 (30.83%) C#
3 234 (24.38%) SQL
4 134 (13.96%) Java
5 75 (7.81%) PHP
5 75 (7.81%) VB.NET
6 49 (5.10%) T-SQL
7 47 (4.90%) PL/SQL
8 37 (3.85%) VB
9 30 (3.13%) VBScript
10 23 (2.40%) Ruby
11 21 (2.19%) VBA
12 17 (1.77%) Python
13 16 (1.67%) C++
14 14 (1.46%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.46%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.04%) Progress 4GL
15 10 (1.04%) VB6
15 10 (1.04%) Scala
16 9 (0.94%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (2.60%) Security Cleared
2 21 (2.19%) Degree
3 14 (1.46%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.31%) MCTS
7 2 (0.21%) MCITP
8 1 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.98%) QA
2 2 (0.21%) HL7
3 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 168 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 93 (9.69%) Oracle
3 27 (2.81%) IBM
4 23 (2.40%) Adobe
5 22 (2.29%) SAP
5 22 (2.29%) Zend
6 21 (2.19%) Business Objects
7 15 (1.56%) Progress
8 13 (1.35%) Sitecore
9 11 (1.15%) webMethods
10 10 (1.04%) MicroStrategy
11 9 (0.94%) Open Text
11 9 (0.94%) HP
12 7 (0.73%) Capita
13 5 (0.52%) Sencha
13 5 (0.52%) Twitter
13 5 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.52%) Apple
14 4 (0.42%) Hyperion
14 4 (0.42%) Informatica
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