The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 546 473 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.96% 25.82% 23.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.25% 27.76% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 274 277
Average daily rate £315 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 16
Average hourly rate £23.00 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.31 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £41.32 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Developer
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 155 £300 -7.69% 72
Warwickshire 0 113 £314 -3.46% 27
Coventry +3 57 £311 +3.75% 15
Staffordshire 0 46 £318 -3.78% 49
Wolverhampton 0 22 £285 +10.67% 9
Shropshire -1 15 £263 -19.23% 3
Solihull -5 15 £350 +27.15% 7
Walsall 0 7 £375 +13.63% 7
Worcestershire -11 5 £300 - 22
Stourbridge - 2 £205 -
Dudley - 2 £363 -
Kingswinford - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 3
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 398 (39.17%) .NET
2 342 (33.66%) JavaScript
3 336 (33.07%) HTML
4 332 (32.68%) SQL
5 311 (30.61%) C#
6 302 (29.72%) SQL Server
7 259 (25.49%) CSS
8 242 (23.82%) ASP.NET
9 189 (18.60%) jQuery
10 145 (14.27%) XML
11 143 (14.07%) Java
12 140 (13.78%) HTML5
13 137 (13.48%) MVC
14 111 (10.93%) Microsoft
15 102 (10.04%) Oracle
16 96 (9.45%) MySQL
17 95 (9.35%) Web Services
18 92 (9.06%) WCF
19 86 (8.46%) PHP
20 82 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
20 82 (8.07%) Finance
21 81 (7.97%) SQL Server 2008
22 80 (7.87%) T-SQL
23 79 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
24 78 (7.68%) CSS3
25 77 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 76 (7.48%) VB.NET
27 74 (7.28%) SharePoint
28 71 (6.99%) TDD
28 71 (6.99%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 74 (7.28%) SharePoint
2 63 (6.20%) CMS
3 39 (3.84%) Tomcat
4 35 (3.44%) Apache
5 28 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 22 (2.17%) IIS
7 17 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 15 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.18%) SAS
9 12 (1.18%) WordPress
10 11 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
10 11 (1.08%) WebLogic
11 9 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
12 8 (0.79%) PowerExchange
13 7 (0.69%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.59%) NetWeaver
14 6 (0.59%) OpenEdge
14 6 (0.59%) Drupal
15 4 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 46 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.54%) MS Office
3 26 (2.56%) Photoshop
4 23 (2.26%) Adobe Captivate
5 15 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.79%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.30%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.20%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.098%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.098%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 20 (1.97%) Magento
2 17 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.08%) Cognos TM1
4 10 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.59%) TRIRIGA
7 5 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.39%) HFM
8 4 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.098%) SAP xRPM
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.098%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.098%) e-Work
10 1 (0.098%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.098%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.67%) SaaS
2 10 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.098%) Force.com
3 1 (0.098%) GitHub
3 1 (0.098%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.17%) HTTP
2 16 (1.57%) Internet
3 15 (1.48%) Intranet
4 14 (1.38%) LDAP
5 5 (0.49%) 4G
6 4 (0.39%) FTP
7 3 (0.30%) LTE
7 3 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.30%) SMTP
7 3 (0.30%) 3G
7 3 (0.30%) 2G
8 1 (0.098%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.098%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.098%) WAN
8 1 (0.098%) SSL
8 1 (0.098%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (29.72%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.45%) MySQL
3 81 (7.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 77 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 69 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 46 (4.53%) Oracle Database
7 45 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
8 43 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (4.23%) Relational Database
9 32 (3.15%) OLAP
10 29 (2.85%) RDBMS
10 29 (2.85%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 15 (1.48%) Oracle OLAP
14 14 (1.38%) Cognos Powerplay
15 12 (1.18%) DTS
16 11 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (0.98%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 69 (6.79%) Visual Studio
2 57 (5.61%) Subversion
3 39 (3.84%) Eclipse
4 32 (3.15%) Ant
4 32 (3.15%) Maven
5 30 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (1.38%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.28%) JIRA
8 11 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (1.08%) ProC
9 7 (0.69%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.69%) Selenium
10 4 (0.39%) Xcode
10 4 (0.39%) JUnit
10 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.30%) PhoneGap
11 3 (0.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (0.30%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.30%) QUnit
General
1 82 (8.07%) Finance
2 44 (4.33%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.44%) Retail
4 28 (2.76%) Banking
5 26 (2.56%) Automotive
6 24 (2.36%) Multimedia
7 18 (1.77%) Marketing
8 15 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.28%) Games
10 10 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.59%) Front Office
12 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.39%) Advertising
14 3 (0.30%) Back Office
15 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.098%) Billing
16 1 (0.098%) Electronics
16 1 (0.098%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 398 (39.17%) .NET
2 336 (33.07%) HTML
3 259 (25.49%) CSS
4 242 (23.82%) ASP.NET
5 189 (18.60%) jQuery
6 145 (14.27%) XML
7 140 (13.78%) HTML5
8 95 (9.35%) Web Services
9 92 (9.06%) WCF
10 78 (7.68%) CSS3
11 71 (6.99%) .NET Framework
12 65 (6.40%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (6.10%) J2EE
14 58 (5.71%) JSP
15 48 (4.72%) REST
16 47 (4.63%) Ajax
17 46 (4.53%) Spring
18 43 (4.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 41 (4.04%) XSLT
20 40 (3.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (2.95%) E-Learning
2 28 (2.76%) Mobile App
3 24 (2.36%) NHS
4 23 (2.26%) N-Tier
5 16 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 10 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.89%) Open Source
7 9 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (0.89%) Clustering
8 8 (0.79%) W3C
9 7 (0.69%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.69%) Digital Media
9 7 (0.69%) Pocket PC
9 7 (0.69%) PDA
10 6 (0.59%) iPhone
11 5 (0.49%) Online Games
11 5 (0.49%) iPad
11 5 (0.49%) Web 2.0
11 5 (0.49%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 69 (6.79%) UNIX
2 64 (6.30%) Windows
3 49 (4.82%) Linux
4 30 (2.95%) Apple iOS
5 23 (2.26%) Android
6 12 (1.18%) Windows CE
7 10 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (0.89%) AIX
9 6 (0.59%) Solaris
10 5 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.098%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.098%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.098%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (13.48%) MVC
2 82 (8.07%) Business Intelligence
3 79 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (6.99%) TDD
5 58 (5.71%) Data Modelling
6 51 (5.02%) ETL
7 48 (4.72%) OO
8 44 (4.33%) E-Commerce
8 44 (4.33%) Web Development
9 43 (4.23%) Workflow
10 42 (4.13%) CRM
11 40 (3.94%) Migration
11 40 (3.94%) Scrum
12 39 (3.84%) SOA
13 32 (3.15%) Responsive Web Design
14 31 (3.05%) Software Engineering
15 27 (2.66%) OOP
16 24 (2.36%) ERP
17 22 (2.17%) Unit Testing
18 20 (1.97%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 342 (33.66%) JavaScript
2 332 (32.68%) SQL
3 311 (30.61%) C#
4 143 (14.07%) Java
5 86 (8.46%) PHP
6 80 (7.87%) T-SQL
7 76 (7.48%) VB.NET
8 56 (5.51%) VBA
9 51 (5.02%) VB
10 40 (3.94%) PL/SQL
11 36 (3.54%) Perl
12 33 (3.25%) C++
13 21 (2.07%) C
13 21 (2.07%) Ruby
14 17 (1.67%) VB6
14 17 (1.67%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.28%) Apex Code
16 11 (1.08%) ActionScript 3.0
16 11 (1.08%) X++
16 11 (1.08%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 25 (2.46%) Degree
2 18 (1.77%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.098%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.89%) QA
2 7 (0.69%) SLA
3 3 (0.30%) HL7
3 3 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 111 (10.93%) Microsoft
2 102 (10.04%) Oracle
3 40 (3.94%) Adobe
4 35 (3.44%) Cognos
5 33 (3.25%) SAP
6 24 (2.36%) Business Objects
7 23 (2.26%) Alterian
8 18 (1.77%) Informatica
9 16 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.57%) Teradata
10 13 (1.28%) Sitecore
10 13 (1.28%) Progress
11 11 (1.08%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.08%) IBM
11 11 (1.08%) webMethods
12 8 (0.79%) Remedy
13 7 (0.69%) HP
13 7 (0.69%) BEA
13 7 (0.69%) BMC
14 6 (0.59%) Sage
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