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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 546 521 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.49% 24.30% 20.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.51% 26.45% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 332 255
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 16
Average hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £24.30 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £122.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
2322 1970 2103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.38% 91.88% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1024 1043
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 138 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 0 184 £350 +16.66% 75
Coventry 0 84 £325 +18.18% 21
Warwickshire -2 64 £320 +6.66% 21
Staffordshire 0 30 £310 -4.61% 27
Shropshire +2 18 £400 +68.42% 4
Solihull +1 14 £290 -3.33% 15
Worcestershire -10 12 £150 -53.12% 18
Herefordshire 0 8 £313 +5.04% 3
Wolverhampton -4 6 £249 -5.23% 2
Walsall +2 5 £344 +10.00% 5
West Bromwich -7 2 £425 - 3
Dudley 0 1 £325 -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 405 (39.05%) .NET
2 400 (38.57%) JavaScript
3 362 (34.91%) HTML
4 346 (33.37%) C#
5 310 (29.89%) CSS
6 304 (29.32%) SQL Server
7 266 (25.65%) SQL
8 265 (25.55%) ASP.NET
9 213 (20.54%) jQuery
10 174 (16.78%) MVC
11 158 (15.24%) HTML5
12 147 (14.18%) Microsoft
13 142 (13.69%) Java
14 116 (11.19%) Web Services
15 115 (11.09%) CSS3
16 108 (10.41%) XML
17 96 (9.26%) MySQL
18 90 (8.68%) WCF
19 89 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
19 89 (8.58%) VB.NET
20 87 (8.39%) Oracle
21 83 (8.00%) PHP
22 80 (7.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 78 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
24 77 (7.43%) Ajax
25 76 (7.33%) Finance
26 70 (6.75%) SharePoint
27 68 (6.56%) Web Development
28 67 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
29 65 (6.27%) Windows

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 70 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 63 (6.08%) CMS
3 37 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 31 (2.99%) Apache
5 27 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
6 23 (2.22%) IIS
6 23 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.93%) OpenEdge
8 17 (1.64%) Node.js
8 17 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
9 16 (1.54%) Umbraco
9 16 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (0.96%) SAS
10 10 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.68%) WordPress
12 7 (0.68%) Drupal
13 5 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.48%) Joomla!
14 4 (0.39%) Moodle
Applications
1 46 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.51%) Photoshop
3 23 (2.22%) Adobe Captivate
4 19 (1.83%) MS Office
5 12 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.87%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.096%) Blender
9 1 (0.096%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.096%) Simulink
9 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 41 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.93%) Magento
3 18 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.29%) SAP EWM
8 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.19%) MoSes
9 1 (0.096%) Tridion
9 1 (0.096%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.096%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.096%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.096%) e-Work
9 1 (0.096%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.06%) SaaS
2 9 (0.87%) Office 365
3 8 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.58%) GitHub
5 2 (0.19%) Force.com
6 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.12%) HTTP
2 15 (1.45%) Intranet
3 12 (1.16%) Internet
4 6 (0.58%) LDAP
5 5 (0.48%) LTE
6 4 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.39%) FTP
7 3 (0.29%) 4G
7 3 (0.29%) 3G
7 3 (0.29%) 2G
8 2 (0.19%) Extranet
9 1 (0.096%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.096%) Firewall
9 1 (0.096%) SSL
9 1 (0.096%) LAN
9 1 (0.096%) VoIP
9 1 (0.096%) WAN
9 1 (0.096%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (29.32%) SQL Server
2 96 (9.26%) MySQL
3 80 (7.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 59 (5.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (5.11%) Relational Database
6 48 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 44 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 34 (3.28%) Oracle Database
11 22 (2.12%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (1.54%) OLAP
15 11 (1.06%) Data Mart
16 9 (0.87%) MS Access
17 7 (0.68%) MongoDB
17 7 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (0.68%) NonStop SQL
18 6 (0.58%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 63 (6.08%) Visual Studio
2 48 (4.63%) Subversion
3 32 (3.09%) Eclipse
4 31 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (2.60%) Maven
5 27 (2.60%) Git (software)
6 23 (2.22%) Ant
7 19 (1.83%) JIRA
8 9 (0.87%) WebSpeed
8 9 (0.87%) Toad
9 8 (0.77%) NUnit
10 7 (0.68%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.68%) Selenium
11 6 (0.58%) Grunt
12 5 (0.48%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.48%) ProC
12 5 (0.48%) Xcode
13 4 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.39%) JMeter
14 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 76 (7.33%) Finance
2 33 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.60%) Marketing
4 24 (2.31%) Multimedia
5 23 (2.22%) Automotive
6 21 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.74%) Retail
8 17 (1.64%) Back Office
8 17 (1.64%) Advertising
9 10 (0.96%) Banking
10 9 (0.87%) Games
11 5 (0.48%) Electronics
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Legal
14 1 (0.096%) Publishing
14 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.096%) German Language
14 1 (0.096%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.096%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 405 (39.05%) .NET
2 362 (34.91%) HTML
3 310 (29.89%) CSS
4 265 (25.55%) ASP.NET
5 213 (20.54%) jQuery
6 158 (15.24%) HTML5
7 116 (11.19%) Web Services
8 115 (11.09%) CSS3
9 108 (10.41%) XML
10 90 (8.68%) WCF
11 77 (7.43%) Ajax
12 67 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (5.98%) .NET Framework
14 51 (4.92%) J2EE
15 45 (4.34%) AngularJS
16 41 (3.95%) WPF
17 37 (3.57%) Spring
17 37 (3.57%) XSLT
18 36 (3.47%) XHTML
19 35 (3.38%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (2.99%) E-Learning
2 28 (2.70%) N-Tier
3 27 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.41%) NHS
5 13 (1.25%) iPad
6 9 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (0.87%) Digital Media
6 9 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 8 (0.77%) Pocket PC
8 7 (0.68%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.58%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.58%) Open Source
10 4 (0.39%) Web 2.0
10 4 (0.39%) Statistics
10 4 (0.39%) SCORM
10 4 (0.39%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.39%) iPhone
10 4 (0.39%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.39%) Social Media
11 3 (0.29%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 65 (6.27%) Windows
2 42 (4.05%) UNIX
3 32 (3.09%) Linux
4 31 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 27 (2.60%) Android
6 14 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
6 14 (1.35%) Windows 8
7 10 (0.96%) Windows CE
8 9 (0.87%) Windows Phone
9 8 (0.77%) AIX
9 8 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
10 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.58%) Solaris
12 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (0.096%) HPUX
14 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.096%) VMS
14 1 (0.096%) VME
14 1 (0.096%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (16.78%) MVC
2 89 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (6.56%) Web Development
5 63 (6.08%) CRM
6 62 (5.98%) TDD
7 61 (5.88%) OO
8 59 (5.69%) E-Commerce
9 53 (5.11%) Unit Testing
10 45 (4.34%) Scrum
10 45 (4.34%) Responsive Web Design
11 41 (3.95%) Migration
12 33 (3.18%) ETL
12 33 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (2.70%) SOA
14 26 (2.51%) Content Management
15 25 (2.41%) Software Engineering
16 24 (2.31%) OOP
17 23 (2.22%) Waterfall
17 23 (2.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 400 (38.57%) JavaScript
2 346 (33.37%) C#
3 266 (25.65%) SQL
4 142 (13.69%) Java
5 89 (8.58%) VB.NET
6 83 (8.00%) PHP
7 56 (5.40%) T-SQL
8 40 (3.86%) VBA
9 38 (3.66%) VB
10 25 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 24 (2.31%) Perl
12 21 (2.03%) C++
13 20 (1.93%) VBScript
14 15 (1.45%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.45%) C
15 13 (1.25%) Scala
16 10 (0.96%) Ruby
16 10 (0.96%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.87%) Progress 4GL
18 8 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (1.93%) Degree
2 13 (1.25%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 2 (0.19%) MCTS
7 1 (0.096%) AAT
7 1 (0.096%) CIMA
7 1 (0.096%) MCITP
7 1 (0.096%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (0.096%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.096%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.096%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.39%) Control-M
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 147 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 87 (8.39%) Oracle
3 34 (3.28%) Adobe
4 29 (2.80%) SAP
5 26 (2.51%) Sitecore
6 22 (2.12%) IBM
7 21 (2.03%) Progress
8 17 (1.64%) Business Objects
9 16 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.45%) Zend
11 12 (1.16%) webMethods
12 11 (1.06%) Alterian
13 10 (0.96%) JBoss
13 10 (0.96%) Cognos
14 9 (0.87%) MicroStrategy
15 7 (0.68%) AccuRev
15 7 (0.68%) Apple
15 7 (0.68%) Capita
16 6 (0.58%) HP
16 6 (0.58%) JD Edwards
West Bromwich, West Midlands
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £227 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £280
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Eclipse IT Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 300 to 350 per day GBP
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500-£600
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Rate: From £250 to £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
ARM Technology
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago