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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 552 494 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.24% 20.80% 22.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.66% 22.82% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 289 198
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 £165 £245 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £14.90 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £37.10 £68.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
2238 2165 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.23% 91.16% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1111 741
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 198 122
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 0 186 £330 +10.00% 89
Coventry 0 79 £315 -2.32% 27
Staffordshire +2 57 £325 +3.17% 37
Warwickshire 0 55 £300 -7.69% 40
Shropshire +2 27 £273 -22.14% 19
Solihull 0 18 £325 -1.51% 20
West Bromwich - 14 £225 -
Wolverhampton +2 10 £300 +2.56% 6
Worcestershire +10 7 £244 -28.30% 21
Herefordshire - 1 £188 - 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 371 (34.45%) .NET
2 312 (28.97%) C#
3 311 (28.88%) JavaScript
4 307 (28.51%) SQL
5 293 (27.21%) HTML
6 270 (25.07%) CSS
7 269 (24.98%) SQL Server
8 243 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
9 182 (16.90%) ASP.NET
10 171 (15.88%) MVC
11 165 (15.32%) jQuery
12 138 (12.81%) Oracle
13 136 (12.63%) Java
14 131 (12.16%) Microsoft
15 125 (11.61%) HTML5
16 123 (11.42%) XML
17 118 (10.96%) TDD
18 115 (10.68%) Web Services
19 109 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
20 108 (10.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 100 (9.29%) PHP
21 100 (9.29%) Finance
22 92 (8.54%) MySQL
22 92 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 87 (8.08%) Visual Studio
24 86 (7.99%) Scrum
25 85 (7.89%) Linux
26 79 (7.34%) WCF
26 79 (7.34%) CSS3
27 78 (7.24%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 72 (6.69%) SharePoint
2 49 (4.55%) CMS
3 41 (3.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 33 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
5 32 (2.97%) WordPress
6 23 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.95%) WebLogic
8 20 (1.86%) Node.js
9 18 (1.67%) Apache
10 17 (1.58%) Joomla!
11 15 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.30%) Umbraco
13 13 (1.21%) Confluence
13 13 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 11 (1.02%) SAS
15 8 (0.74%) IIS
15 8 (0.74%) JBoss
15 8 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.74%) NServiceBus
16 6 (0.56%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 40 (3.71%) MS Excel
2 35 (3.25%) Photoshop
3 15 (1.39%) PowerPivot
4 13 (1.21%) MS Office
5 12 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.84%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.093%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.093%) Simulink
10 1 (0.093%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.093%) InDesign
10 1 (0.093%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 25 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.39%) Magento
4 13 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.37%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.093%) SAP xRPM
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.093%) TRIRIGA
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.093%) Odoo
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.093%) MFGPRO
11 1 (0.093%) Maximo
11 1 (0.093%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (0.74%) Office 365
3 5 (0.46%) GitHub
3 5 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.46%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.37%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.28%) PaaS
6 2 (0.19%) Heroku
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.19%) SaaS
6 2 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.14%) HTTP
2 15 (1.39%) Intranet
3 10 (0.93%) Internet
4 6 (0.56%) SSL
4 6 (0.56%) Skype
5 3 (0.28%) FlexRay
5 3 (0.28%) Extranet
6 2 (0.19%) Firewall
6 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.19%) DNS
6 2 (0.19%) SMTP
6 2 (0.19%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (24.98%) SQL Server
2 108 (10.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 92 (8.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (8.54%) MySQL
4 54 (5.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 53 (4.92%) Oracle Database
6 47 (4.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
7 37 (3.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 31 (2.88%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (2.04%) MongoDB
11 20 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
13 16 (1.49%) QlikView
14 15 (1.39%) Data Mining
15 14 (1.30%) MS Access
15 14 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
16 13 (1.21%) NoSQL
17 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 87 (8.08%) Visual Studio
2 73 (6.78%) Git (software)
3 54 (5.01%) Subversion
4 48 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (2.32%) JIRA
6 20 (1.86%) Selenium
6 20 (1.86%) Eclipse
7 16 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
7 16 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.74%) NUnit
9 7 (0.65%) Grunt
10 6 (0.56%) ReSharper
11 5 (0.46%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.37%) PhpStorm
12 4 (0.37%) Maven
12 4 (0.37%) MorphX
12 4 (0.37%) JUnit
13 3 (0.28%) Xcode
13 3 (0.28%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.28%) Moq
General
1 100 (9.29%) Finance
2 26 (2.41%) Manufacturing
2 26 (2.41%) Retail
3 21 (1.95%) Automotive
4 19 (1.76%) Games
5 17 (1.58%) Back Office
5 17 (1.58%) Marketing
6 15 (1.39%) Advertising
7 11 (1.02%) Electronics
8 8 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.74%) Billing
9 5 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.46%) Banking
9 5 (0.46%) Law
9 5 (0.46%) German Language
10 4 (0.37%) Publishing
11 3 (0.28%) Local Government
11 3 (0.28%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.093%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 371 (34.45%) .NET
2 293 (27.21%) HTML
3 270 (25.07%) CSS
4 182 (16.90%) ASP.NET
5 165 (15.32%) jQuery
6 125 (11.61%) HTML5
7 123 (11.42%) XML
8 115 (10.68%) Web Services
9 79 (7.34%) WCF
9 79 (7.34%) CSS3
10 78 (7.24%) .NET Framework
11 64 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC
12 61 (5.66%) AngularJS
13 49 (4.55%) Entity Framework
14 48 (4.46%) Ajax
15 36 (3.34%) Spring
16 35 (3.25%) J2EE
16 35 (3.25%) RESTful
17 30 (2.79%) REST
17 30 (2.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (1.95%) Mobile App
3 19 (1.76%) NHS
4 17 (1.58%) N-Tier
5 16 (1.49%) Visualisation
6 15 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (0.93%) User Experience
8 8 (0.74%) Data Integration
8 8 (0.74%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.65%) iPad
9 7 (0.65%) W3C
10 6 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.56%) Device Driver
10 6 (0.56%) Data Extraction
10 6 (0.56%) New Media
10 6 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.46%) iPhone
11 5 (0.46%) Replication
12 4 (0.37%) E-Learning
13 3 (0.28%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.89%) Linux
2 44 (4.09%) UNIX
3 32 (2.97%) Windows
4 22 (2.04%) SUSE
5 20 (1.86%) Ubuntu
6 19 (1.76%) Debian
7 16 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.21%) Android
9 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.28%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.093%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.093%) Tizen
11 1 (0.093%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.093%) AIX
11 1 (0.093%) HPUX
11 1 (0.093%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.093%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (22.56%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (15.88%) MVC
3 118 (10.96%) TDD
4 109 (10.12%) Business Intelligence
5 86 (7.99%) Scrum
6 73 (6.78%) SOA
7 58 (5.39%) CRM
7 58 (5.39%) Web Development
8 53 (4.92%) BDD
9 49 (4.55%) Mentoring
10 44 (4.09%) E-Commerce
11 41 (3.81%) Migration
12 39 (3.62%) OO
13 38 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
14 37 (3.44%) Open Source
15 34 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (3.16%) Responsive Web Design
15 34 (3.16%) Workflow
16 33 (3.06%) ETL
16 33 (3.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 312 (28.97%) C#
2 311 (28.88%) JavaScript
3 307 (28.51%) SQL
4 136 (12.63%) Java
5 100 (9.29%) PHP
6 71 (6.59%) T-SQL
7 47 (4.36%) VB.NET
8 41 (3.81%) PL/SQL
8 41 (3.81%) Python
9 37 (3.44%) COBOL
10 28 (2.60%) C++
11 27 (2.51%) Shell Script
12 25 (2.32%) VBA
13 20 (1.86%) Perl
13 20 (1.86%) X++
14 18 (1.67%) VB
15 16 (1.49%) Ruby
16 12 (1.11%) Objective-C
17 11 (1.02%) VBScript
17 11 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (3.62%) Security Cleared
2 30 (2.79%) Degree
3 29 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.19%) ISEB
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.093%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.093%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.093%) MCTS
5 1 (0.093%) MCITP
5 1 (0.093%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (0.93%) QA
2 3 (0.28%) WCAG
3 2 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
4 1 (0.093%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.093%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.46%) Docker
2 1 (0.093%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.093%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (1.21%) Vagrant
2 8 (0.74%) Kibana
3 7 (0.65%) Plesk
4 1 (0.093%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 138 (12.81%) Oracle
2 131 (12.16%) Microsoft
3 37 (3.44%) IBM
4 36 (3.34%) Adobe
5 31 (2.88%) Micro Focus
6 24 (2.23%) Google
7 23 (2.14%) Business Objects
8 21 (1.95%) Informatica
9 20 (1.86%) SAP
10 18 (1.67%) webMethods
10 18 (1.67%) Pega
11 12 (1.11%) Netezza
12 10 (0.93%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.93%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.93%) BEA
13 8 (0.74%) Ab Initio
13 8 (0.74%) Tableau
14 7 (0.65%) Zend
15 6 (0.56%) Apple
16 5 (0.46%) Telerik
Birmingham
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Rate: Contract Negotiable Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Modis
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: Yesterday
Shrewsbury
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £230 - £250 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
eappstechnologies
Rate: Best in the Industry
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Shrewsbury
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £251 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £160 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - 375 per day
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