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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 497 482 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.67% 19.68% 23.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.08% 21.66% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 283 270
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.71 £9.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £37.50 £108.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.56% -2.14%
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
2251 2225 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.64% 90.85% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1140 884
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
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 146 183 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 £350 +7.69% 81
Coventry -1 80 £325 - 27
Staffordshire +2 55 £325 +8.33% 41
Warwickshire -1 44 £300 - 40
Shropshire +5 25 £270 -32.50% 12
Solihull 0 21 £340 +4.61% 12
Wolverhampton +4 13 £269 +10.82% 8
Worcestershire +2 9 £244 -1.01% 20
West Bromwich - 3 £225 - 1
Herefordshire -7 1 £190 -41.53% 4
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 374 (33.82%) .NET
2 315 (28.48%) JavaScript
3 312 (28.21%) SQL
4 308 (27.85%) C#
5 303 (27.40%) HTML
6 275 (24.86%) CSS
7 267 (24.14%) SQL Server
8 254 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
9 182 (16.46%) ASP.NET
10 170 (15.37%) jQuery
11 168 (15.19%) MVC
12 148 (13.38%) Oracle
13 137 (12.39%) Microsoft
14 132 (11.93%) XML
14 132 (11.93%) HTML5
15 130 (11.75%) TDD
16 127 (11.48%) Java
17 118 (10.67%) Web Services
18 117 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
19 106 (9.58%) Finance
20 104 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 103 (9.31%) PHP
22 100 (9.04%) MySQL
23 91 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 90 (8.14%) Visual Studio
25 87 (7.87%) WCF
26 85 (7.69%) Linux
26 85 (7.69%) Scrum
27 83 (7.50%) CSS3
28 77 (6.96%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 67 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 47 (4.25%) CMS
3 40 (3.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 33 (2.98%) WordPress
5 32 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
6 24 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 20 (1.81%) Node.js
8 19 (1.72%) WebLogic
9 17 (1.54%) Apache
9 17 (1.54%) Joomla!
10 16 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.27%) Confluence
12 13 (1.18%) NServiceBus
12 13 (1.18%) JBoss
13 12 (1.08%) SAS
14 11 (0.99%) Umbraco
14 11 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 9 (0.81%) IIS
16 8 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
17 6 (0.54%) Drupal
Applications
1 40 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.16%) Photoshop
3 13 (1.18%) MS Office
4 12 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (1.08%) PowerPivot
5 9 (0.81%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.090%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.090%) Simulink
9 1 (0.090%) Stateflow
9 1 (0.090%) InDesign
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 23 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (1.45%) Magento
4 13 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.27%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.090%) Bond Adapt
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.090%) MFGPRO
11 1 (0.090%) Maximo
11 1 (0.090%) Odoo
11 1 (0.090%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.090%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (0.81%) Office 365
3 6 (0.54%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.45%) GitHub
4 5 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.36%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.27%) PaaS
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.27%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.18%) Heroku
7 2 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.090%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.44%) HTTP
2 15 (1.36%) Intranet
3 10 (0.90%) Internet
4 6 (0.54%) SSL
4 6 (0.54%) Skype
5 3 (0.27%) FlexRay
5 3 (0.27%) Extranet
6 2 (0.18%) Firewall
6 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.18%) DNS
6 2 (0.18%) SMTP
6 2 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 267 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 104 (9.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 100 (9.04%) MySQL
4 91 (8.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 57 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 56 (5.06%) Oracle Database
7 52 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (4.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 38 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (2.80%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
12 23 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
13 22 (1.99%) MongoDB
14 20 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
15 17 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (1.45%) QlikView
17 15 (1.36%) Oracle BI EE
17 15 (1.36%) Data Mining
18 14 (1.27%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 90 (8.14%) Visual Studio
2 76 (6.87%) Git (software)
3 58 (5.24%) Subversion
4 47 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (2.35%) JIRA
6 20 (1.81%) Selenium
6 20 (1.81%) Eclipse
7 16 (1.45%) Dreamweaver
7 16 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.63%) NUnit
8 7 (0.63%) Grunt
9 6 (0.54%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.45%) MorphX
10 5 (0.45%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.36%) PhpStorm
11 4 (0.36%) Xcode
11 4 (0.36%) JUnit
12 3 (0.27%) Ant
12 3 (0.27%) Maven
12 3 (0.27%) WebDriver
General
1 106 (9.58%) Finance
2 32 (2.89%) Manufacturing
3 25 (2.26%) Retail
4 23 (2.08%) Automotive
5 22 (1.99%) Games
6 17 (1.54%) Back Office
7 14 (1.27%) Advertising
8 13 (1.18%) Marketing
9 10 (0.90%) Electronics
10 9 (0.81%) Telecoms
11 7 (0.63%) Billing
12 6 (0.54%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.45%) Publishing
13 5 (0.45%) Banking
13 5 (0.45%) Law
13 5 (0.45%) German Language
14 3 (0.27%) Legal
14 3 (0.27%) Local Government
15 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.090%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 374 (33.82%) .NET
2 303 (27.40%) HTML
3 275 (24.86%) CSS
4 182 (16.46%) ASP.NET
5 170 (15.37%) jQuery
6 132 (11.93%) XML
6 132 (11.93%) HTML5
7 118 (10.67%) Web Services
8 87 (7.87%) WCF
9 83 (7.50%) CSS3
10 77 (6.96%) .NET Framework
11 63 (5.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 63 (5.70%) AngularJS
12 50 (4.52%) Ajax
13 48 (4.34%) Entity Framework
14 39 (3.53%) Spring
15 38 (3.44%) RESTful
16 37 (3.35%) J2EE
17 33 (2.98%) WinForms
18 30 (2.71%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (2.53%) Mobile App
2 25 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (1.72%) NHS
4 18 (1.63%) N-Tier
4 18 (1.63%) Visualisation
5 16 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.36%) User Experience
7 11 (0.99%) iPhone
8 10 (0.90%) iPad
9 9 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.63%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.63%) W3C
10 7 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.54%) New Media
11 6 (0.54%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.45%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.36%) Animation
13 4 (0.36%) Replication
13 4 (0.36%) E-Learning
14 3 (0.27%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.69%) Linux
2 41 (3.71%) Windows
3 37 (3.35%) UNIX
4 24 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 22 (1.99%) SUSE
6 20 (1.81%) Ubuntu
7 19 (1.72%) Debian
8 18 (1.63%) Android
9 4 (0.36%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.090%) AIX
12 1 (0.090%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.090%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (15.19%) MVC
3 130 (11.75%) TDD
4 117 (10.58%) Business Intelligence
5 85 (7.69%) Scrum
6 73 (6.60%) SOA
7 62 (5.61%) Web Development
8 55 (4.97%) BDD
9 54 (4.88%) CRM
10 46 (4.16%) E-Commerce
11 42 (3.80%) Mentoring
12 41 (3.71%) OO
13 39 (3.53%) ETL
13 39 (3.53%) Open Source
14 37 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (3.35%) Workflow
15 36 (3.25%) Migration
15 36 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
16 33 (2.98%) Responsive Web Design
17 32 (2.89%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 315 (28.48%) JavaScript
2 312 (28.21%) SQL
3 308 (27.85%) C#
4 127 (11.48%) Java
5 103 (9.31%) PHP
6 70 (6.33%) T-SQL
7 52 (4.70%) VB.NET
8 44 (3.98%) PL/SQL
8 44 (3.98%) Python
9 37 (3.35%) COBOL
10 30 (2.71%) C++
11 25 (2.26%) VBA
12 23 (2.08%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.72%) Objective-C
13 19 (1.72%) X++
13 19 (1.72%) Perl
14 18 (1.63%) Ruby
15 17 (1.54%) VB
16 13 (1.18%) ActionScript
17 12 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (3.71%) Security Cleared
2 30 (2.71%) Degree
2 30 (2.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.18%) ISEB
4 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.090%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.090%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.090%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (0.63%) QA
2 3 (0.27%) WCAG
3 2 (0.18%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (0.18%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.090%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (0.45%) Docker
2 1 (0.090%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.090%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (1.18%) Vagrant
2 8 (0.72%) Kibana
3 7 (0.63%) Plesk
Vendors
1 148 (13.38%) Oracle
2 137 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.35%) IBM
4 34 (3.07%) Adobe
5 31 (2.80%) Micro Focus
6 24 (2.17%) Google
6 24 (2.17%) SAP
7 20 (1.81%) Informatica
8 16 (1.45%) webMethods
9 15 (1.36%) Pega
10 14 (1.27%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.81%) BEA
11 9 (0.81%) Netezza
11 9 (0.81%) Zend
11 9 (0.81%) Tableau
12 8 (0.72%) Hyperion
13 7 (0.63%) Sitecore
14 6 (0.54%) Apple
15 5 (0.45%) Telerik
16 4 (0.36%) Cognos
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £365 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ISL
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
NES IT
Rate: Good rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £275 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago