The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 613 521 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.40% 20.34% 16.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.70% 21.53% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 326 256
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £253 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.65% -47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.65 £28.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £43.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%
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
2587 2420 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.55% 94.46% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1327 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £522 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 117 181
Median hourly rate £15.99 £14.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 215 £384 +13.70% 76
Coventry +1 97 £375 +0.67% 14
Staffordshire 0 77 £346 +1.83% 35
Shropshire -1 50 £450 +16.12% 12
Warwickshire -5 41 £325 - 28
Solihull +6 20 £350 -3.44% 13
Worcestershire 0 18 £330 -26.66% 30
Wolverhampton 0 4 £375 +66.66% 8
Walsall -2 3 £390 +8.33% 3
West Bromwich - 2 £240 -
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 479 (37.66%) HTML
2 478 (37.58%) JavaScript
3 465 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
4 428 (33.65%) CSS
5 410 (32.23%) .NET
6 389 (30.58%) SQL
7 368 (28.93%) C#
8 287 (22.56%) MVC
9 273 (21.46%) Java
10 265 (20.83%) Microsoft
11 232 (18.24%) SQL Server
12 204 (16.04%) ASP.NET
13 193 (15.17%) HTML5
14 190 (14.94%) AngularJS
15 184 (14.47%) Web Development
16 159 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
17 157 (12.34%) Scrum
18 152 (11.95%) jQuery
19 151 (11.87%) Web Services
20 128 (10.06%) .NET Framework
21 127 (9.98%) XML
21 127 (9.98%) Oracle
22 126 (9.91%) TDD
23 117 (9.20%) Visual Studio
23 117 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
24 115 (9.04%) OO
25 113 (8.88%) Front End Development
26 111 (8.73%) CRM
27 110 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
28 109 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 84 (6.60%) CMS
2 66 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.75%) JBoss
4 28 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 26 (2.04%) WebLogic
6 25 (1.97%) Drupal
7 24 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 23 (1.81%) Confluence
8 23 (1.81%) WordPress
9 19 (1.49%) Apache
9 19 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (1.42%) Umbraco
11 15 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.10%) Sitefinity
13 13 (1.02%) Documentum
14 12 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
15 11 (0.86%) Mule
16 10 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
16 10 (0.79%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 54 (4.25%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.71%) MS Office
2 9 (0.71%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.39%) HipChat
5 3 (0.24%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.24%) InDesign
5 3 (0.24%) InVision
5 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.24%) UXPin
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.079%) GIMP
7 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.079%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 81 (6.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.39%) Magento
6 5 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
8 3 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.24%) Maximo
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.24%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.079%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 109 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.65%) IaaS
2 21 (1.65%) SaaS
3 19 (1.49%) PaaS
4 18 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (1.10%) Office 365
6 13 (1.02%) GitHub
7 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.47%) Heroku
9 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.31%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.24%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.24%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.079%) Firebase
12 1 (0.079%) Google Play
12 1 (0.079%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.62%) HTTP
2 16 (1.26%) Network Security
3 6 (0.47%) Internet
4 5 (0.39%) Firewall
4 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.24%) DNS
5 3 (0.24%) Intranet
5 3 (0.24%) SSL
6 2 (0.16%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.16%) FTP
6 2 (0.16%) LDAP
6 2 (0.16%) Multicast
7 1 (0.079%) Broadband
7 1 (0.079%) Extranet
7 1 (0.079%) SSH
7 1 (0.079%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 89 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 83 (6.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
5 72 (5.66%) Relational Database
6 60 (4.72%) MySQL
7 49 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 42 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 37 (2.91%) MongoDB
10 35 (2.75%) Power BI
11 32 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
12 29 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
13 25 (1.97%) Oracle Database
14 21 (1.65%) QlikView
15 19 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
17 17 (1.34%) IBM InfoSphere
17 17 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
18 16 (1.26%) NoSQL
19 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 117 (9.20%) Visual Studio
2 99 (7.78%) Git (software)
3 67 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (4.95%) Jenkins
5 49 (3.85%) Subversion
6 39 (3.07%) Visual Studio Team System
7 35 (2.75%) Selenium
8 32 (2.52%) JIRA
9 28 (2.20%) Eclipse
9 28 (2.20%) JUnit
10 23 (1.81%) NUnit
11 22 (1.73%) Moq
12 19 (1.49%) Ant
12 19 (1.49%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.42%) Jasmine
14 16 (1.26%) Grunt
15 14 (1.10%) Maven
16 13 (1.02%) IntelliJ
17 12 (0.94%) Protractor
17 12 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (7.78%) Finance
2 52 (4.09%) Retail
3 33 (2.59%) Advertising
3 33 (2.59%) Marketing
4 32 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.73%) Banking
6 21 (1.65%) Games
7 13 (1.02%) Automotive
7 13 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.55%) Back Office
8 7 (0.55%) Electronics
9 4 (0.31%) Billing
9 4 (0.31%) Publishing
10 3 (0.24%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.16%) Law
11 2 (0.16%) Legal
11 2 (0.16%) Local Government
11 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.079%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 479 (37.66%) HTML
2 428 (33.65%) CSS
3 410 (32.23%) .NET
4 204 (16.04%) ASP.NET
5 193 (15.17%) HTML5
6 190 (14.94%) AngularJS
7 152 (11.95%) jQuery
8 151 (11.87%) Web Services
9 128 (10.06%) .NET Framework
10 127 (9.98%) XML
11 117 (9.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 102 (8.02%) WCF
13 100 (7.86%) REST
14 97 (7.63%) RESTful
15 83 (6.53%) CSS3
15 83 (6.53%) Spring
16 77 (6.05%) J2EE
17 76 (5.97%) ASP.NET Web API
18 71 (5.58%) SOAP
19 70 (5.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (3.54%) User Experience
2 34 (2.67%) Visualisation
3 31 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.26%) Digital Media
7 14 (1.10%) Data Conversion
8 10 (0.79%) DataPower
8 10 (0.79%) NHS
9 7 (0.55%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.55%) iPad
9 7 (0.55%) Replication
10 6 (0.47%) e-Learning
10 6 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.47%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.39%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.31%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.31%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.31%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.24%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 90 (7.08%) Linux
2 77 (6.05%) Unix
3 54 (4.25%) Windows
4 19 (1.49%) Mac OS X
5 18 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.18%) Android
7 9 (0.71%) VME
8 8 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.47%) AIX
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.39%) VxWorks
10 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.24%) Debian
12 3 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.079%) CentOS
14 1 (0.079%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (36.56%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (22.56%) MVC
3 184 (14.47%) Web Development
4 159 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 157 (12.34%) Scrum
6 126 (9.91%) TDD
7 115 (9.04%) OO
8 113 (8.88%) Front End Development
9 111 (8.73%) CRM
10 110 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
11 80 (6.29%) ETL
12 67 (5.27%) Responsive Web Design
13 62 (4.87%) Data Modelling
14 61 (4.80%) BDD
15 59 (4.64%) Configuration Management
16 58 (4.56%) Migration
16 58 (4.56%) Web Design
17 55 (4.32%) SOLID
18 47 (3.69%) Software Engineering
19 46 (3.62%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 478 (37.58%) JavaScript
2 389 (30.58%) SQL
3 368 (28.93%) C#
4 273 (21.46%) Java
5 108 (8.49%) PHP
6 77 (6.05%) T-SQL
7 62 (4.87%) PL/SQL
8 54 (4.25%) Scala
9 39 (3.07%) Python
10 30 (2.36%) Ruby
11 25 (1.97%) Shell Script
12 22 (1.73%) C++
13 21 (1.65%) VB.NET
14 19 (1.49%) C
14 19 (1.49%) X++
15 16 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 14 (1.10%) COBOL
16 14 (1.10%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.94%) VB
18 11 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (4.32%) Security Cleared
2 35 (2.75%) Degree
3 30 (2.36%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (0.47%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.31%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.24%) OCPJP
8 3 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.16%) ISEB
9 2 (0.16%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.079%) MCP
10 1 (0.079%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.34%) Data Quality
1 17 (1.34%) QA
2 7 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (0.55%) WCAG
3 5 (0.39%) WAI
4 2 (0.16%) MISRA
4 2 (0.16%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.16%) SDET
5 1 (0.079%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (1.81%) Docker
2 11 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.079%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (1.89%) Puppet
2 6 (0.47%) Ansible
3 5 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.39%) Rancher
4 3 (0.24%) Grafana
5 2 (0.16%) Kibana
5 2 (0.16%) MOM
5 2 (0.16%) Plesk
5 2 (0.16%) SCOM
6 1 (0.079%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.079%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 265 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 127 (9.98%) Oracle
3 56 (4.40%) IBM
4 40 (3.14%) Adobe
5 31 (2.44%) Pega
6 22 (1.73%) webMethods
7 20 (1.57%) Sitecore
8 18 (1.42%) Informatica
8 18 (1.42%) SAP
9 15 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.10%) Google
11 13 (1.02%) VMware
11 13 (1.02%) Xamarin
12 12 (0.94%) MuleSoft
12 12 (0.94%) Tableau
13 10 (0.79%) Cognos
13 10 (0.79%) Zend
14 9 (0.71%) WSO2
15 8 (0.63%) ICL
15 8 (0.63%) Progress
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £540 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
ISL
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + 12 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 15 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: competitve
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 11 hours ago