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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 590 545 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.68% 23.04% 25.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.60% 25.33% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 303 274
Average daily rate
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£330 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 13
Average hourly rate £31.44 £22.75 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.19% -38.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.77 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.76 £32.50 £41.32
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
2500 2152 1705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.84% 90.99% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1105 799
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 142 154
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 0 174 £325 +8.33% 91
Staffordshire -1 72 £335 +7.63% 44
Warwickshire -1 64 £300 -4.38% 53
Coventry 0 63 £325 +4.00% 26
Shropshire +10 61 £400 +52.38% 7
Solihull +7 20 £363 +3.57% 23
Wolverhampton -2 8 £235 -17.54% 2
Worcestershire +2 7 £300 - 18
Walsall -1 6 £300 -20.00% 2
West Bromwich - 6 £338 - 3
Herefordshire -5 2 £231 -42.18% 10
Bilston - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 3
Dudley - - - - 4
Halesowen - - - -
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 347 (38.17%) .NET
2 278 (30.58%) C#
2 278 (30.58%) SQL
3 276 (30.36%) JavaScript
4 252 (27.72%) HTML
5 232 (25.52%) SQL Server
6 225 (24.75%) CSS
7 173 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
8 164 (18.04%) ASP.NET
9 139 (15.29%) Java
10 138 (15.18%) jQuery
11 137 (15.07%) MVC
12 122 (13.42%) Oracle
13 117 (12.87%) Microsoft
14 110 (12.10%) XML
15 101 (11.11%) Finance
16 99 (10.89%) HTML5
17 91 (10.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 90 (9.90%) Web Services
19 82 (9.02%) .NET Framework
20 80 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
21 79 (8.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 75 (8.25%) PHP
23 66 (7.26%) WCF
24 65 (7.15%) MySQL
25 64 (7.04%) T-SQL
26 61 (6.71%) UNIX
26 61 (6.71%) SharePoint
27 57 (6.27%) CSS3
28 56 (6.16%) OO

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 61 (6.71%) SharePoint
2 34 (3.74%) BizTalk Server
3 32 (3.52%) WebSphere
4 29 (3.19%) CMS
5 28 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (2.86%) WebLogic
7 17 (1.87%) Apache
8 14 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 14 (1.54%) Umbraco
9 13 (1.43%) Node.js
10 12 (1.32%) Confluence
10 12 (1.32%) IIS
11 11 (1.21%) WordPress
12 10 (1.10%) Drupal
13 9 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.88%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.77%) JBoss
16 6 (0.66%) Oracle BPEL
17 5 (0.55%) SAS
18 4 (0.44%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 28 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.75%) Photoshop
3 12 (1.32%) PowerPivot
3 12 (1.32%) MS Office
4 11 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (0.99%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 25 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.31%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.88%) Magento
5 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.44%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.22%) SiteCatalyst
9 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.11%) Exstream
10 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 1 (0.11%) Bond Adapt
10 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.11%) SAP xRPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.44%) Office 365
3 3 (0.33%) PaaS
4 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.22%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.22%) Heroku
5 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.65%) HTTP
2 13 (1.43%) Internet
3 12 (1.32%) Intranet
4 5 (0.55%) Skype
5 3 (0.33%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.33%) Extranet
6 2 (0.22%) FlexRay
6 2 (0.22%) Firewall
6 2 (0.22%) SSL
6 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.22%) FTP
7 1 (0.11%) LDAP
7 1 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (25.52%) SQL Server
2 91 (10.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 79 (8.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 65 (7.15%) MySQL
5 48 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 44 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (3.74%) Oracle Database
8 33 (3.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 33 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (2.86%) Relational Database
10 22 (2.42%) MongoDB
11 20 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (1.32%) Data Mining
14 11 (1.21%) OLAP
14 11 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
15 9 (0.99%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
16 8 (0.88%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 49 (5.39%) Visual Studio
2 45 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (3.96%) Git (software)
4 30 (3.30%) Subversion
5 18 (1.98%) JIRA
6 13 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.66%) ReSharper
7 6 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.55%) Maven
8 5 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.55%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.44%) Grunt
9 4 (0.44%) PHPUnit
9 4 (0.44%) Lombardi
9 4 (0.44%) Xcode
10 3 (0.33%) JUnit
10 3 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (0.33%) PhpStorm
11 2 (0.22%) Bower
General
1 101 (11.11%) Finance
2 19 (2.09%) Automotive
2 19 (2.09%) Advertising
2 19 (2.09%) Marketing
3 10 (1.10%) Banking
3 10 (1.10%) Retail
4 9 (0.99%) Electronics
5 8 (0.88%) Publishing
5 8 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 8 (0.88%) Back Office
6 7 (0.77%) German Language
7 6 (0.66%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.55%) Games
9 4 (0.44%) Law
10 3 (0.33%) Legal
10 3 (0.33%) Billing
11 2 (0.22%) Local Government
11 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (38.17%) .NET
2 252 (27.72%) HTML
3 225 (24.75%) CSS
4 164 (18.04%) ASP.NET
5 138 (15.18%) jQuery
6 110 (12.10%) XML
7 99 (10.89%) HTML5
8 90 (9.90%) Web Services
9 82 (9.02%) .NET Framework
10 66 (7.26%) WCF
11 57 (6.27%) CSS3
12 49 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (5.28%) AngularJS
14 47 (5.17%) Ajax
15 43 (4.73%) J2EE
16 40 (4.40%) Entity Framework
17 33 (3.63%) JSON
18 31 (3.41%) XSLT
18 31 (3.41%) REST
19 28 (3.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.07%) Open Source
2 22 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.31%) NHS
4 18 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 16 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.54%) Visualisation
8 13 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.21%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.10%) User Experience
11 7 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.66%) Replication
13 5 (0.55%) E-Learning
13 5 (0.55%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.55%) iPad
14 4 (0.44%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.44%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.44%) Physics
14 4 (0.44%) Device Driver
14 4 (0.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 61 (6.71%) UNIX
2 40 (4.40%) Linux
3 34 (3.74%) Windows
4 15 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.43%) Android
6 8 (0.88%) SUSE
7 5 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.22%) zOS
10 2 (0.22%) HPUX
10 2 (0.22%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.11%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (19.03%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (15.07%) MVC
3 80 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (6.16%) OO
5 55 (6.05%) Web Development
5 55 (6.05%) TDD
6 54 (5.94%) SOA
7 49 (5.39%) Scrum
8 46 (5.06%) CRM
9 41 (4.51%) Migration
10 37 (4.07%) E-Commerce
11 34 (3.74%) Web Design
11 34 (3.74%) Unit Testing
11 34 (3.74%) Test Strategy
12 33 (3.63%) Workflow
13 32 (3.52%) ETL
14 31 (3.41%) Data Modelling
15 28 (3.08%) Responsive Web Design
16 26 (2.86%) Waterfall
16 26 (2.86%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 278 (30.58%) C#
1 278 (30.58%) SQL
2 276 (30.36%) JavaScript
3 139 (15.29%) Java
4 75 (8.25%) PHP
5 64 (7.04%) T-SQL
6 51 (5.61%) VB.NET
7 49 (5.39%) PL/SQL
8 22 (2.42%) VB
9 21 (2.31%) Perl
9 21 (2.31%) Shell Script
10 20 (2.20%) Ruby
11 19 (2.09%) VBA
12 18 (1.98%) X++
12 18 (1.98%) Python
13 16 (1.76%) VBScript
14 13 (1.43%) COBOL
15 12 (1.32%) C++
16 11 (1.21%) C
16 11 (1.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 33 (3.63%) Security Cleared
2 32 (3.52%) Degree
3 25 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.55%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.22%) MCTS
6 2 (0.22%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.43%) QA
2 2 (0.22%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.22%) HL7
3 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.55%) Docker
2 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.11%) Firmware
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (0.88%) Kibana
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 122 (13.42%) Oracle
2 117 (12.87%) Microsoft
3 33 (3.63%) webMethods
4 32 (3.52%) Adobe
4 32 (3.52%) IBM
5 25 (2.75%) Business Objects
6 19 (2.09%) Informatica
6 19 (2.09%) Pega
7 17 (1.87%) SAP
7 17 (1.87%) Sitecore
8 14 (1.54%) BEA
9 12 (1.32%) Google
9 12 (1.32%) Micro Focus
10 9 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.88%) Ab Initio
12 6 (0.66%) Zend
12 6 (0.66%) Netezza
12 6 (0.66%) Apple
13 5 (0.55%) HP
14 4 (0.44%) Tableau
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £120 - £150 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £275 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago