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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 671 515 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.28% 20.67% 21.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.22% 21.74% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 294 301
Median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 9
Median hourly rate £22.00 £22.88 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -16.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £38.26 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.48 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.07% +7.07%
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
3162 2369 2385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.56% 95.06% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1885 1400 1210
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 151 184
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 182 £363 +6.61% 61
Coventry +1 125 £380 +4.10% 19
Warwickshire +1 75 £350 +7.69% 24
Shropshire -1 67 £415 +53.70% 4
Staffordshire -1 44 £300 -9.77% 32
Solihull -9 13 £316 -6.98% 7
Worcestershire +3 11 £275 +10.00% 10
Wolverhampton 0 8 £300 +66.66% 5
Herefordshire -3 4 £278 +46.05% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £325 - 4
Walsall - 1 £400 -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 431 (33.99%) HTML
2 426 (33.60%) JavaScript
3 417 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
4 416 (32.81%) SQL
5 391 (30.84%) CSS
6 374 (29.50%) .NET
7 344 (27.13%) C#
8 314 (24.76%) Java
9 240 (18.93%) MVC
10 235 (18.53%) SQL Server
11 204 (16.09%) Microsoft
12 189 (14.91%) Oracle
13 185 (14.59%) ASP.NET
14 169 (13.33%) HTML5
15 162 (12.78%) Web Development
16 160 (12.62%) jQuery
17 152 (11.99%) Web Services
18 151 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
19 148 (11.67%) XML
20 125 (9.86%) AngularJS
21 117 (9.23%) Linux
21 117 (9.23%) J2EE
22 115 (9.07%) REST
23 113 (8.91%) Visual Studio
23 113 (8.91%) Scrum
24 111 (8.75%) TDD
25 107 (8.44%) Spring
26 106 (8.36%) Front End Development
27 105 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 104 (8.20%) Unix

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 88 (6.94%) CMS
2 64 (5.05%) WebLogic
3 52 (4.10%) SharePoint
4 47 (3.71%) JBoss
5 25 (1.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 24 (1.89%) WordPress
7 21 (1.66%) Mule
8 20 (1.58%) Umbraco
9 18 (1.42%) Tomcat
10 17 (1.34%) OpenStack
11 16 (1.26%) Apache
11 16 (1.26%) Documentum
11 16 (1.26%) WebLogic Portal
12 15 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
13 14 (1.10%) Confluence
13 14 (1.10%) Liferay
13 14 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
14 13 (1.03%) Sitefinity
15 11 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.95%) MS Office
3 11 (0.87%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.079%) GIMP
8 1 (0.079%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 46 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.47%) Magento
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.24%) Maximo
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payroll
7 3 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
8 2 (0.16%) StreamServe
8 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 93 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.10%) SaaS
5 12 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 10 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.79%) Google App Engine
6 10 (0.79%) Office 365
7 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.55%) GitHub
8 6 (0.47%) IaaS
9 5 (0.39%) Heroku
9 5 (0.39%) PaaS
10 3 (0.24%) Google Play
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.079%) Firebase
12 1 (0.079%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.68%) Network Security
2 26 (2.05%) HTTP
3 9 (0.71%) Internet
4 6 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.39%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.39%) Intranet
5 5 (0.39%) SNMP
5 5 (0.39%) SSL
6 3 (0.24%) DNS
6 3 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.24%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.16%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.16%) IPv4
7 2 (0.16%) Multicast
8 1 (0.079%) DHCP
8 1 (0.079%) Firewall
8 1 (0.079%) FTP
8 1 (0.079%) LDAP
8 1 (0.079%) Skype
8 1 (0.079%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 105 (8.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 91 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (6.31%) Oracle Database
5 78 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
6 69 (5.44%) BusinessObjects
7 64 (5.05%) Relational Database
8 54 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 46 (3.63%) MySQL
10 43 (3.39%) MongoDB
11 40 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
12 38 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (2.37%) RDBMS
14 27 (2.13%) Oracle OWB
15 26 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
16 20 (1.58%) QlikView
16 20 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
17 17 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (1.34%) Power BI
18 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 113 (8.91%) Visual Studio
2 93 (7.33%) Git (software)
3 58 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 57 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 48 (3.79%) JIRA
6 46 (3.63%) Selenium
7 43 (3.39%) JUnit
8 41 (3.23%) Eclipse
9 35 (2.76%) Subversion
10 32 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
11 29 (2.29%) ClearQuest
11 29 (2.29%) Maven
12 27 (2.13%) Ant
13 22 (1.74%) Toad
14 20 (1.58%) PVCS
15 17 (1.34%) Vagrant
15 17 (1.34%) Visual Studio Team System
16 16 (1.26%) Artifactory
16 16 (1.26%) Grunt
17 13 (1.03%) IntelliJ
General
1 79 (6.23%) Finance
2 29 (2.29%) Automotive
2 29 (2.29%) Retail
3 24 (1.89%) Marketing
4 20 (1.58%) Advertising
5 19 (1.50%) Banking
6 12 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.87%) Games
8 9 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 7 (0.55%) Back Office
10 5 (0.39%) Electronics
11 4 (0.32%) Billing
11 4 (0.32%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.32%) Publishing
12 3 (0.24%) Law
12 3 (0.24%) Legal
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.079%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.079%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (33.99%) HTML
2 391 (30.84%) CSS
3 374 (29.50%) .NET
4 185 (14.59%) ASP.NET
5 169 (13.33%) HTML5
6 160 (12.62%) jQuery
7 152 (11.99%) Web Services
8 148 (11.67%) XML
9 125 (9.86%) AngularJS
10 117 (9.23%) J2EE
11 115 (9.07%) REST
12 107 (8.44%) Spring
13 90 (7.10%) CSS3
14 86 (6.78%) JSON
15 83 (6.55%) SOAP
16 82 (6.47%) .NET Framework
16 82 (6.47%) ASP.NET MVC
17 76 (5.99%) Hibernate
17 76 (5.99%) WCF
18 63 (4.97%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 33 (2.60%) Digital Media
2 30 (2.37%) Computer Science
3 24 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 24 (1.89%) User Experience
4 13 (1.03%) Visualisation
5 12 (0.95%) Data Integration
6 11 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (0.79%) DataPower
8 9 (0.71%) Data Conversion
8 9 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.63%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.47%) NHS
10 6 (0.47%) Replication
11 4 (0.32%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.32%) iPad
11 4 (0.32%) iPhone
11 4 (0.32%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.32%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.24%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 117 (9.23%) Linux
2 104 (8.20%) Unix
3 82 (6.47%) Windows
4 16 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 11 (0.87%) Android
6 8 (0.63%) VME
7 7 (0.55%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.47%) VxWorks
9 5 (0.39%) Debian
9 5 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.32%) AIX
10 4 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.24%) SUSE
12 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.079%) Fedora
13 1 (0.079%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.079%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.079%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (18.93%) MVC
3 162 (12.78%) Web Development
4 151 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
5 113 (8.91%) Scrum
6 111 (8.75%) TDD
7 106 (8.36%) Front End Development
8 104 (8.20%) ETL
9 102 (8.04%) OO
10 98 (7.73%) CRM
11 95 (7.49%) Data Modelling
12 85 (6.70%) Software Engineering
13 83 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
14 80 (6.31%) DevOps
15 70 (5.52%) Migration
16 58 (4.57%) Responsive Web Design
17 51 (4.02%) Open Source
17 51 (4.02%) Test Strategy
18 48 (3.79%) OOP
18 48 (3.79%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 426 (33.60%) JavaScript
2 416 (32.81%) SQL
3 344 (27.13%) C#
4 314 (24.76%) Java
5 97 (7.65%) PHP
6 93 (7.33%) PL/SQL
7 82 (6.47%) T-SQL
8 51 (4.02%) Scala
9 43 (3.39%) Shell Script
10 39 (3.08%) Ruby
11 35 (2.76%) C
11 35 (2.76%) C++
12 33 (2.60%) VB
13 31 (2.44%) VB.NET
14 23 (1.81%) Python
15 15 (1.18%) COBOL
16 14 (1.10%) Perl
17 11 (0.87%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.79%) TypeScript
19 8 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 54 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.31%) Degree
4 18 (1.42%) Sun Certification
5 12 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.79%) OCPJP
7 3 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.16%) MCTS
9 1 (0.079%) MCAD
9 1 (0.079%) MCP
9 1 (0.079%) MCPD
9 1 (0.079%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.74%) QA
2 19 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.71%) WCAG
4 6 (0.47%) WAI
5 2 (0.16%) GCP
5 2 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.079%) HL7
6 1 (0.079%) SDET
System Software
1 35 (2.76%) Docker
2 14 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.39%) iptables
4 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.16%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.16%) HDFS
5 2 (0.16%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.079%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.079%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 51 (4.02%) Puppet
2 14 (1.10%) Packer
3 13 (1.03%) Graphite
4 11 (0.87%) Uchiwa
5 5 (0.39%) Rancher
6 4 (0.32%) Ansible
6 4 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (0.32%) Consul
6 4 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.32%) Terraform
7 3 (0.24%) Grafana
8 2 (0.16%) MOM
8 2 (0.16%) SCOM
8 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.079%) Kibana
9 1 (0.079%) Plesk
9 1 (0.079%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 204 (16.09%) Microsoft
2 189 (14.91%) Oracle
3 45 (3.55%) IBM
3 45 (3.55%) Pega
4 40 (3.15%) Adobe
5 35 (2.76%) Google
6 33 (2.60%) SAP
7 32 (2.52%) Informatica
8 29 (2.29%) Sitecore
9 27 (2.13%) MuleSoft
10 26 (2.05%) webMethods
11 20 (1.58%) WSO2
12 19 (1.50%) VMware
13 15 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (1.18%) Tableau
14 14 (1.10%) EMC
15 13 (1.03%) ForgeRock
16 12 (0.95%) Atlassian
17 8 (0.63%) Xamarin
18 7 (0.55%) Zend
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £365.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £340 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vacancy Filler
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lennon Wright
Rate: Unspecified Fantastic salaries on offer!
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwickshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £315 - £316 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rates -
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Enterprise Partners
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Staffordshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staffordshire
Canon
Posted: 16 days ago