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 April 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 569 463 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.48% 25.43% 24.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.76% 27.40% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 257 281
Average daily rate £315 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 16
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.31 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £41.32 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2209 1690 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.17% 92.81% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 777 962
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 152 171
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.31 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 April 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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 157 £300 -7.69% 35
Warwickshire 0 116 £315 -3.07% 19
Coventry +3 61 £310 +3.33% 16
Staffordshire +1 50 £320 +1.58% 30
Wolverhampton 0 21 £285 +10.67% 8
Solihull -3 17 £340 +23.52% 6
Shropshire 0 15 £263 -11.76% 3
Walsall 0 7 £375 +13.63% 4
Worcestershire -14 4 £313 +4.16% 9
Stourbridge - 2 £205 -
Dudley - 2 £363 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £300 - 3
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Kingswinford - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 409 (39.79%) .NET
2 344 (33.46%) JavaScript
3 337 (32.78%) HTML
4 334 (32.49%) SQL
5 320 (31.13%) C#
6 308 (29.96%) SQL Server
7 259 (25.19%) CSS
8 251 (24.42%) ASP.NET
9 188 (18.29%) jQuery
10 145 (14.11%) XML
10 145 (14.11%) Java
11 143 (13.91%) HTML5
12 139 (13.52%) MVC
13 112 (10.89%) Microsoft
14 103 (10.02%) Oracle
15 100 (9.73%) Web Services
16 94 (9.14%) MySQL
17 93 (9.05%) WCF
18 85 (8.27%) Finance
19 84 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
19 84 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 83 (8.07%) PHP
21 82 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
22 81 (7.88%) T-SQL
23 80 (7.78%) VB.NET
23 80 (7.78%) CSS3
24 78 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
25 75 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 74 (7.20%) SharePoint
27 72 (7.00%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 74 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 65 (6.32%) CMS
3 39 (3.79%) Tomcat
4 35 (3.40%) Apache
5 28 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 21 (2.04%) IIS
7 17 (1.65%) WebSphere
8 16 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (1.17%) WordPress
10 11 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.07%) SharePoint Server
11 9 (0.88%) SAS
12 8 (0.78%) PowerExchange
13 7 (0.68%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.68%) OpenEdge
14 6 (0.58%) Drupal
14 6 (0.58%) NetWeaver
15 4 (0.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 46 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 36 (3.50%) MS Office
3 26 (2.53%) Photoshop
4 23 (2.24%) Adobe Captivate
5 15 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (0.78%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.29%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.19%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.097%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.097%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.097%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 21 (2.04%) Magento
2 19 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (1.07%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.58%) TRIRIGA
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
7 5 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.39%) HFM
8 4 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
10 1 (0.097%) SAP xRPM
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.097%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.097%) e-Work
10 1 (0.097%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Manufacturing
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.85%) SaaS
2 10 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.097%) Force.com
3 1 (0.097%) GitHub
3 1 (0.097%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.14%) HTTP
2 15 (1.46%) Intranet
2 15 (1.46%) Internet
3 14 (1.36%) LDAP
4 5 (0.49%) 4G
5 4 (0.39%) FTP
6 3 (0.29%) LTE
6 3 (0.29%) SMTP
6 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.29%) 3G
6 3 (0.29%) 2G
7 1 (0.097%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.097%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.097%) WAN
7 1 (0.097%) SSL
7 1 (0.097%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 308 (29.96%) SQL Server
2 94 (9.14%) MySQL
3 84 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 82 (7.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 75 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (4.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (4.57%) Oracle Database
8 45 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (4.09%) Relational Database
10 32 (3.11%) OLAP
11 29 (2.82%) RDBMS
12 27 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.46%) Oracle OLAP
16 14 (1.36%) Cognos Powerplay
17 12 (1.17%) DTS
18 11 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
18 11 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
19 10 (0.97%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 70 (6.81%) Visual Studio
2 57 (5.54%) Subversion
3 39 (3.79%) Eclipse
4 35 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (3.11%) Maven
5 32 (3.11%) Ant
6 14 (1.36%) Git (software)
7 13 (1.26%) JIRA
8 11 (1.07%) Oracle Forms
8 11 (1.07%) ProC
9 7 (0.68%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.68%) Selenium
10 4 (0.39%) Xcode
10 4 (0.39%) JUnit
10 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (0.29%) QUnit
11 3 (0.29%) SpecFlow
11 3 (0.29%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.29%) PhoneGap
11 3 (0.29%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 85 (8.27%) Finance
2 47 (4.57%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.50%) Retail
4 29 (2.82%) Banking
5 26 (2.53%) Automotive
6 24 (2.33%) Multimedia
7 20 (1.95%) Marketing
8 19 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.26%) Games
10 10 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.58%) Front Office
12 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.39%) Advertising
13 4 (0.39%) Back Office
14 2 (0.19%) Billing
14 2 (0.19%) Electronics
14 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.097%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 409 (39.79%) .NET
2 337 (32.78%) HTML
3 259 (25.19%) CSS
4 251 (24.42%) ASP.NET
5 188 (18.29%) jQuery
6 145 (14.11%) XML
7 143 (13.91%) HTML5
8 100 (9.73%) Web Services
9 93 (9.05%) WCF
10 80 (7.78%) CSS3
11 72 (7.00%) .NET Framework
12 70 (6.81%) ASP.NET MVC
13 63 (6.13%) J2EE
14 59 (5.74%) JSP
15 50 (4.86%) Ajax
16 47 (4.57%) REST
17 46 (4.47%) Spring
18 44 (4.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 43 (4.18%) XSLT
20 41 (3.99%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (2.92%) E-Learning
2 26 (2.53%) N-Tier
2 26 (2.53%) Mobile App
3 24 (2.33%) NHS
4 16 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.07%) Computer Science
6 9 (0.88%) Open Source
6 9 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (0.88%) Clustering
7 8 (0.78%) W3C
8 7 (0.68%) Data Integration
8 7 (0.68%) Digital Media
8 7 (0.68%) Pocket PC
8 7 (0.68%) PDA
9 5 (0.49%) Online Games
9 5 (0.49%) iPhone
9 5 (0.49%) iPad
9 5 (0.49%) Web 2.0
10 4 (0.39%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 69 (6.71%) UNIX
2 66 (6.42%) Windows
3 49 (4.77%) Linux
4 29 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 22 (2.14%) Android
6 12 (1.17%) Windows CE
7 10 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
8 9 (0.88%) AIX
9 6 (0.58%) Solaris
10 5 (0.49%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.097%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.097%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.097%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (13.52%) MVC
2 84 (8.17%) Business Intelligence
3 78 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (7.00%) TDD
5 59 (5.74%) Data Modelling
6 52 (5.06%) ETL
7 50 (4.86%) OO
8 48 (4.67%) E-Commerce
9 46 (4.47%) Web Development
10 44 (4.28%) CRM
11 43 (4.18%) Workflow
12 42 (4.09%) Migration
12 42 (4.09%) SOA
13 41 (3.99%) Scrum
14 32 (3.11%) Responsive Web Design
15 31 (3.02%) Software Engineering
16 26 (2.53%) ERP
17 25 (2.43%) OOP
18 22 (2.14%) Unit Testing
19 20 (1.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 344 (33.46%) JavaScript
2 334 (32.49%) SQL
3 320 (31.13%) C#
4 145 (14.11%) Java
5 83 (8.07%) PHP
6 81 (7.88%) T-SQL
7 80 (7.78%) VB.NET
8 56 (5.45%) VBA
9 51 (4.96%) VB
10 39 (3.79%) PL/SQL
11 35 (3.40%) Perl
12 31 (3.02%) C++
13 21 (2.04%) Ruby
14 19 (1.85%) C
15 18 (1.75%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.56%) VB6
17 13 (1.26%) X++
18 11 (1.07%) Apex Code
18 11 (1.07%) VBScript
19 10 (0.97%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 27 (2.63%) Degree
2 17 (1.65%) Security Cleared
3 12 (1.17%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (0.88%) QA
2 7 (0.68%) SLA
3 3 (0.29%) WCAG
3 3 (0.29%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (0.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 112 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 103 (10.02%) Oracle
3 39 (3.79%) Adobe
4 35 (3.40%) SAP
4 35 (3.40%) Cognos
5 23 (2.24%) Alterian
6 22 (2.14%) Business Objects
7 17 (1.65%) Informatica
8 16 (1.56%) Teradata
9 15 (1.46%) Sitecore
9 15 (1.46%) Progress
10 14 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.17%) webMethods
12 11 (1.07%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.07%) IBM
13 8 (0.78%) Remedy
14 7 (0.68%) JBoss
14 7 (0.68%) HP
14 7 (0.68%) BEA
14 7 (0.68%) BMC
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