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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 505 548 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.48% 21.20% 23.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.10% 23.19% 25.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 303 327
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
Average hourly rate £22.88 £23.50 £39.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -40.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £9.50 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.88 £78.75 £135.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
2285 2363 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.66% 91.41% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1201 1013
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 166 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 0 168 £340 -2.85% 114
Coventry -2 66 £364 +11.92% 24
Staffordshire 0 61 £345 +11.29% 33
Warwickshire -1 58 £325 +1.56% 56
Shropshire +5 42 £270 -32.50% 6
Solihull 0 27 £340 +9.67% 9
Wolverhampton +8 8 £253 +1.50% 4
Worcestershire -4 7 £250 +33.33% 23
Herefordshire -7 1 £190 -39.20% 11
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 333 (31.30%) JavaScript
2 325 (30.55%) .NET
3 314 (29.51%) HTML
4 287 (26.97%) SQL
5 281 (26.41%) CSS
6 275 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
7 268 (25.19%) C#
8 255 (23.97%) SQL Server
9 168 (15.79%) jQuery
10 167 (15.70%) MVC
11 160 (15.04%) ASP.NET
12 148 (13.91%) Microsoft
12 148 (13.91%) HTML5
13 138 (12.97%) Oracle
14 136 (12.78%) TDD
15 129 (12.12%) XML
16 121 (11.37%) Finance
17 118 (11.09%) Java
17 118 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
18 104 (9.77%) PHP
19 100 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 99 (9.30%) Web Services
21 94 (8.83%) MySQL
22 92 (8.65%) Scrum
23 90 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 90 (8.46%) CSS3
24 88 (8.27%) Linux
25 87 (8.18%) Visual Studio
26 73 (6.86%) Git (software)
27 72 (6.77%) WCF

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 62 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 43 (4.04%) CMS
3 35 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
4 34 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 32 (3.01%) WordPress
6 19 (1.79%) Confluence
6 19 (1.79%) Apache
7 17 (1.60%) Joomla!
8 16 (1.50%) JBoss
9 15 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (1.22%) Node.js
10 13 (1.22%) NServiceBus
10 13 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.22%) IIS
11 12 (1.13%) SAS
12 10 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.66%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.56%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.47%) nginx
Applications
1 38 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 34 (3.20%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.32%) MS Office
3 14 (1.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.94%) InfoPath
5 8 (0.75%) PowerPivot
6 7 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.094%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.094%) Simulink
10 1 (0.094%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.094%) InDesign
10 1 (0.094%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.094%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.094%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.41%) Magento
4 12 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.28%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.094%) Bond Adapt
10 1 (0.094%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.094%) Maximo
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.094%) Odoo
10 1 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.094%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.94%) Office 365
3 6 (0.56%) GitHub
4 5 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.38%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.28%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.19%) PaaS
7 2 (0.19%) Heroku
7 2 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.35%) HTTP
2 11 (1.03%) Internet
3 10 (0.94%) Intranet
4 8 (0.75%) Skype
5 6 (0.56%) SSL
6 3 (0.28%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.19%) DNS
7 2 (0.19%) SMTP
7 2 (0.19%) FTP
7 2 (0.19%) FlexRay
7 2 (0.19%) Firewall
8 1 (0.094%) SSH
8 1 (0.094%) Extranet
8 1 (0.094%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (23.97%) SQL Server
2 100 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 94 (8.83%) MySQL
4 90 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (5.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 60 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
7 58 (5.45%) Oracle Database
8 47 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (2.91%) BusinessObjects
11 29 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
12 28 (2.63%) MongoDB
12 28 (2.63%) Relational Database
13 19 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
14 18 (1.69%) QlikView
15 17 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
17 15 (1.41%) NoSQL
17 15 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
18 10 (0.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 87 (8.18%) Visual Studio
2 73 (6.86%) Git (software)
3 55 (5.17%) Subversion
4 49 (4.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (3.01%) JIRA
6 28 (2.63%) Selenium
7 18 (1.69%) Eclipse
8 14 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
9 7 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.66%) NUnit
9 7 (0.66%) WebDriver
9 7 (0.66%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.66%) Grunt
10 6 (0.56%) MorphX
11 5 (0.47%) PHPUnit
11 5 (0.47%) CA Gen
12 4 (0.38%) PhpStorm
12 4 (0.38%) gulp
12 4 (0.38%) JUnit
13 3 (0.28%) Toad
General
1 121 (11.37%) Finance
2 35 (3.29%) Manufacturing
3 28 (2.63%) Retail
4 24 (2.26%) Games
5 21 (1.97%) Automotive
6 15 (1.41%) Marketing
7 14 (1.32%) Back Office
8 13 (1.22%) Advertising
9 11 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.66%) Electronics
11 6 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.47%) Billing
13 4 (0.38%) Legal
13 4 (0.38%) Publishing
14 3 (0.28%) Local Government
14 3 (0.28%) German Language
15 1 (0.094%) Banking
15 1 (0.094%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.094%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.094%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (30.55%) .NET
2 314 (29.51%) HTML
3 281 (26.41%) CSS
4 168 (15.79%) jQuery
5 160 (15.04%) ASP.NET
6 148 (13.91%) HTML5
7 129 (12.12%) XML
8 99 (9.30%) Web Services
9 90 (8.46%) CSS3
10 72 (6.77%) WCF
11 71 (6.67%) AngularJS
12 61 (5.73%) .NET Framework
13 58 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 53 (4.98%) Ajax
15 39 (3.67%) RESTful
16 36 (3.38%) Spring
17 35 (3.29%) JSON
18 32 (3.01%) J2EE
18 32 (3.01%) Entity Framework
19 30 (2.82%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 31 (2.91%) Mobile App
2 29 (2.73%) User Experience
3 27 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (2.07%) N-Tier
5 19 (1.79%) NHS
6 16 (1.50%) Visualisation
7 14 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.03%) iPhone
9 9 (0.85%) iPad
10 7 (0.66%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.66%) W3C
10 7 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.66%) Linked Data
11 6 (0.56%) New Media
11 6 (0.56%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.47%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.47%) Animation
12 5 (0.47%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.38%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 88 (8.27%) Linux
2 46 (4.32%) Windows
3 32 (3.01%) UNIX
4 26 (2.44%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.44%) Android
5 22 (2.07%) SUSE
6 19 (1.79%) Debian
6 19 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.47%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.094%) AIX
11 1 (0.094%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.094%) Tizen
11 1 (0.094%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (15.70%) MVC
3 136 (12.78%) TDD
4 118 (11.09%) Business Intelligence
5 92 (8.65%) Scrum
6 61 (5.73%) BDD
7 58 (5.45%) Web Development
8 52 (4.89%) CRM
9 51 (4.79%) SOA
10 49 (4.61%) ETL
10 49 (4.61%) OO
11 44 (4.14%) Migration
12 39 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (3.57%) Mentoring
14 35 (3.29%) Unit Testing
14 35 (3.29%) Continuous Integration
14 35 (3.29%) Software Engineering
15 34 (3.20%) Open Source
16 32 (3.01%) E-Commerce
17 31 (2.91%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 333 (31.30%) JavaScript
2 287 (26.97%) SQL
3 268 (25.19%) C#
4 118 (11.09%) Java
5 104 (9.77%) PHP
6 70 (6.58%) T-SQL
7 56 (5.26%) VB.NET
8 43 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 40 (3.76%) COBOL
9 40 (3.76%) Python
10 31 (2.91%) C++
11 25 (2.35%) VBA
12 24 (2.26%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.79%) Objective-C
13 19 (1.79%) VB
14 18 (1.69%) ActionScript
15 16 (1.50%) Perl
16 15 (1.41%) X++
17 14 (1.32%) Ruby
17 14 (1.32%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 28 (2.63%) Degree
2 25 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 14 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.19%) ISEB
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.47%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) WCAG
3 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.094%) HDFS
2 1 (0.094%) Firmware
2 1 (0.094%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 13 (1.22%) Vagrant
2 8 (0.75%) Kibana
3 7 (0.66%) Plesk
4 1 (0.094%) Puppet
4 1 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 148 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 138 (12.97%) Oracle
3 39 (3.67%) Adobe
4 31 (2.91%) Micro Focus
5 26 (2.44%) SAP
6 21 (1.97%) Google
7 19 (1.79%) IBM
8 17 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 16 (1.50%) Informatica
10 12 (1.13%) Tableau
11 9 (0.85%) Netezza
12 8 (0.75%) Hyperion
13 7 (0.66%) Zend
13 7 (0.66%) Pega
13 7 (0.66%) webMethods
14 5 (0.47%) Telerik
14 5 (0.47%) Sitecore
14 5 (0.47%) Apple
14 5 (0.47%) BEA
14 5 (0.47%) Cognos
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Applause IT Innovation
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £415 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Pen-y-bont, Shropshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago