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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 457 463 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.28% 23.55% 20.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.25% 25.79% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 253 248
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £409 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £26.40 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £82.25 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2151 1795 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.76% 91.30% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 858 995
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £201 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £496 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 131 145
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.55 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 0 147 £325 +8.33% 80
Coventry +1 73 £325 +20.93% 21
Warwickshire -2 46 £320 +18.51% 36
Staffordshire -2 29 £300 -4.76% 34
Solihull +7 15 £325 +15.04% 12
Shropshire -5 11 £375 +50.00% 7
Worcestershire -12 9 £305 -16.03% 18
Wolverhampton 0 8 £251 -4.28% 4
Herefordshire +5 6 £313 +4.16% 3
Walsall -1 6 £325 +4.00% 4
Dudley -2 1 £325 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £315 - 4
West Bromwich - - - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 410 (40.04%) .NET
2 399 (38.96%) JavaScript
3 362 (35.35%) HTML
4 340 (33.20%) C#
5 300 (29.30%) CSS
6 293 (28.61%) SQL Server
7 276 (26.95%) SQL
7 276 (26.95%) ASP.NET
8 214 (20.90%) jQuery
9 171 (16.70%) MVC
10 160 (15.63%) HTML5
11 151 (14.75%) Java
12 135 (13.18%) XML
13 127 (12.40%) Microsoft
14 112 (10.94%) Web Services
15 111 (10.84%) MySQL
15 111 (10.84%) CSS3
16 100 (9.77%) PHP
17 91 (8.89%) WCF
18 88 (8.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 82 (8.01%) VB.NET
20 81 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
21 77 (7.52%) Oracle
21 77 (7.52%) Finance
21 77 (7.52%) Ajax
22 76 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC
23 73 (7.13%) CMS
24 71 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
25 69 (6.74%) Web Development
26 68 (6.64%) SharePoint

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 73 (7.13%) CMS
2 68 (6.64%) SharePoint
3 38 (3.71%) Apache
4 31 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 28 (2.73%) WebSphere
6 21 (2.05%) IIS
7 20 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
8 19 (1.86%) Sitecore CMS
9 17 (1.66%) WordPress
10 14 (1.37%) Umbraco
10 14 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.17%) Node.js
12 11 (1.07%) Drupal
13 9 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.88%) OpenEdge
14 8 (0.78%) SAS
15 7 (0.68%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.49%) Moodle
18 4 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 43 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.03%) MS Office
3 28 (2.73%) Photoshop
4 23 (2.25%) Adobe Captivate
5 14 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.88%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.098%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.098%) Blender
8 1 (0.098%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.098%) Simulink
8 1 (0.098%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 29 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 29 (2.83%) Magento
2 18 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
4 6 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.49%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.29%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.098%) Tridion
9 1 (0.098%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.098%) e-Work
9 1 (0.098%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.098%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.098%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.27%) SaaS
2 11 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.39%) Office 365
3 4 (0.39%) GitHub
4 2 (0.20%) Force.com
5 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.56%) HTTP
2 10 (0.98%) LDAP
2 10 (0.98%) Internet
3 8 (0.78%) Intranet
4 5 (0.49%) LTE
4 5 (0.49%) 4G
5 4 (0.39%) FTP
5 4 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.29%) 3G
6 3 (0.29%) 2G
7 2 (0.20%) Extranet
8 1 (0.098%) Firewall
8 1 (0.098%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.098%) Asterisk PBX
8 1 (0.098%) SSL
8 1 (0.098%) LAN
8 1 (0.098%) VoIP
8 1 (0.098%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 293 (28.61%) SQL Server
2 111 (10.84%) MySQL
3 88 (8.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 54 (5.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 48 (4.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 48 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 41 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (3.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 31 (3.03%) Oracle Database
10 24 (2.34%) RDBMS
11 21 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (1.66%) OLAP
13 10 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
14 9 (0.88%) MS Access
15 7 (0.68%) NonStop SQL
16 6 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.59%) MongoDB
17 5 (0.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 45 (4.39%) Subversion
3 38 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (3.52%) Eclipse
5 30 (2.93%) Maven
6 27 (2.64%) Ant
7 14 (1.37%) Git (software)
8 10 (0.98%) NUnit
9 9 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (0.68%) JIRA
10 7 (0.68%) Selenium
11 6 (0.59%) Grunt
12 5 (0.49%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.49%) PhoneGap
12 5 (0.49%) ProC
12 5 (0.49%) JUnit
13 4 (0.39%) WebSpeed
13 4 (0.39%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 3 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 77 (7.52%) Finance
2 42 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.03%) Automotive
4 26 (2.54%) Marketing
5 24 (2.34%) Multimedia
6 22 (2.15%) Retail
7 19 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.27%) Advertising
8 13 (1.27%) Back Office
9 12 (1.17%) Banking
10 9 (0.88%) Games
11 3 (0.29%) Electronics
11 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.29%) Billing
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.098%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.098%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.098%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (40.04%) .NET
2 362 (35.35%) HTML
3 300 (29.30%) CSS
4 276 (26.95%) ASP.NET
5 214 (20.90%) jQuery
6 160 (15.63%) HTML5
7 135 (13.18%) XML
8 112 (10.94%) Web Services
9 111 (10.84%) CSS3
10 91 (8.89%) WCF
11 77 (7.52%) Ajax
12 76 (7.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (6.05%) .NET Framework
14 57 (5.57%) J2EE
15 47 (4.59%) JSP
16 46 (4.49%) WPF
17 42 (4.10%) XSLT
17 42 (4.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 39 (3.81%) Spring
19 34 (3.32%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (2.83%) E-Learning
2 25 (2.44%) N-Tier
3 24 (2.34%) NHS
4 23 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 14 (1.37%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.07%) Digital Media
7 10 (0.98%) Open Source
8 7 (0.68%) iPad
8 7 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.59%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.49%) Web 2.0
10 5 (0.49%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.39%) Social Media
12 3 (0.29%) WURFL
12 3 (0.29%) DataPower
12 3 (0.29%) GIS
12 3 (0.29%) W3C
13 2 (0.20%) EPoS
13 2 (0.20%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 63 (6.15%) Windows
2 45 (4.39%) UNIX
3 39 (3.81%) Linux
4 31 (3.03%) Apple iOS
5 29 (2.83%) Android
6 8 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.68%) AIX
8 6 (0.59%) Windows CE
9 5 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (0.49%) Solaris
9 5 (0.49%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.098%) VME
12 1 (0.098%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.098%) VMS
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.098%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (16.70%) MVC
2 81 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (6.74%) Web Development
5 62 (6.05%) TDD
6 60 (5.86%) OO
7 59 (5.76%) E-Commerce
8 53 (5.18%) CRM
9 44 (4.30%) Responsive Web Design
10 42 (4.10%) Scrum
11 38 (3.71%) Migration
12 37 (3.61%) SOA
13 36 (3.52%) Unit Testing
14 34 (3.32%) Workflow
15 31 (3.03%) ETL
16 29 (2.83%) Content Management
17 25 (2.44%) Software Engineering
18 23 (2.25%) Android Development
18 23 (2.25%) iOS Development
19 21 (2.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 399 (38.96%) JavaScript
2 340 (33.20%) C#
3 276 (26.95%) SQL
4 151 (14.75%) Java
5 100 (9.77%) PHP
6 82 (8.01%) VB.NET
7 57 (5.57%) T-SQL
8 56 (5.47%) VBA
9 38 (3.71%) Perl
10 33 (3.22%) VB
11 16 (1.56%) C
11 16 (1.56%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.46%) VBScript
12 15 (1.46%) Ruby
13 14 (1.37%) C++
13 14 (1.37%) Shell Script
14 12 (1.17%) Scala
15 8 (0.78%) Apex Code
15 8 (0.78%) VB6
15 8 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 24 (2.34%) Degree
2 10 (0.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.78%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.098%) AAT
6 1 (0.098%) CIMA
6 1 (0.098%) MCITP
6 1 (0.098%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.05%) QA
2 3 (0.29%) HL7
3 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.098%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.20%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (0.49%) Control-M
2 1 (0.098%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 127 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 77 (7.52%) Oracle
3 40 (3.91%) Adobe
4 31 (3.03%) SAP
5 27 (2.64%) Sitecore
6 18 (1.76%) IBM
7 17 (1.66%) Alterian
8 16 (1.56%) Cognos
9 15 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.37%) Progress
11 13 (1.27%) Business Objects
12 12 (1.17%) JBoss
12 12 (1.17%) webMethods
13 10 (0.98%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.88%) MicroStrategy
14 9 (0.88%) HP
15 7 (0.68%) BMC
15 7 (0.68%) Apple
15 7 (0.68%) JD Edwards
15 7 (0.68%) Remedy
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350
Posted: 4 hours ago
Halesowen
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Strategic Insights Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Computer Futures
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Argyll Scott
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Rate: From £29,529 to £32,073 per annum (Grade G)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DOE - negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent daily rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago