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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 573 498 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.48% 21.31% 24.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.18% 23.37% 27.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 289 223
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Average hourly rate £25.92 £11.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.65% -70.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £11.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.93 £30.30 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
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
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 182 £328 +9.16% 86
Coventry +1 72 £320 +6.66% 30
Warwickshire -1 71 £313 -3.84% 39
Staffordshire +2 45 £338 +5.46% 36
Shropshire +12 37 £400 +73.91% 6
Solihull +4 21 £313 -8.08% 17
West Bromwich - 19 £248 -
Wolverhampton 0 11 £263 -19.23% 3
Worcestershire +1 5 £300 -4.76% 26
Walsall -1 5 - - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £188 - 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 349 (35.40%) .NET
2 292 (29.61%) JavaScript
3 287 (29.11%) SQL
4 273 (27.69%) HTML
5 270 (27.38%) C#
6 254 (25.76%) SQL Server
7 246 (24.95%) CSS
8 230 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
9 164 (16.63%) MVC
10 162 (16.43%) ASP.NET
11 157 (15.92%) jQuery
12 135 (13.69%) Java
13 127 (12.88%) Microsoft
14 126 (12.78%) Oracle
15 113 (11.46%) HTML5
16 107 (10.85%) XML
17 106 (10.75%) Finance
18 102 (10.34%) TDD
19 98 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
20 97 (9.84%) PHP
20 97 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 93 (9.43%) Web Services
22 88 (8.92%) Scrum
23 82 (8.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 81 (8.22%) MySQL
25 77 (7.81%) .NET Framework
26 73 (7.40%) WCF
26 73 (7.40%) CSS3
27 70 (7.10%) Linux
27 70 (7.10%) SOA

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 59 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 42 (4.26%) CMS
3 33 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
4 31 (3.14%) WordPress
4 31 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 30 (3.04%) WebSphere
6 23 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 17 (1.72%) Joomla!
7 17 (1.72%) Apache
8 14 (1.42%) Node.js
8 14 (1.42%) Umbraco
9 13 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 12 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (1.22%) Confluence
11 9 (0.91%) SAS
12 8 (0.81%) NServiceBus
12 8 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
13 7 (0.71%) IIS
13 7 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 35 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.04%) Photoshop
3 12 (1.22%) PowerPivot
4 11 (1.12%) MS Office
5 10 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.10%) InDesign
8 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 24 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.91%) Magento
6 8 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
8 4 (0.41%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.10%) Bond Adapt
11 1 (0.10%) Maximo
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.10%) MFGPRO
11 1 (0.10%) SAP xRPM
11 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.10%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.51%) Office 365
2 5 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (0.41%) Google App Engine
3 4 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.30%) PaaS
4 3 (0.30%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.30%) GitHub
5 2 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.20%) Heroku
5 2 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.83%) HTTP
2 13 (1.32%) Intranet
3 12 (1.22%) Internet
4 5 (0.51%) Skype
5 3 (0.30%) Extranet
5 3 (0.30%) SSL
6 2 (0.20%) FlexRay
6 2 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.20%) FTP
6 2 (0.20%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 97 (9.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (8.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 81 (8.22%) MySQL
5 45 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 40 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
8 37 (3.75%) Oracle Database
9 35 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (2.54%) Relational Database
11 23 (2.33%) MongoDB
12 21 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
12 21 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (1.42%) QlikView
14 13 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.32%) SQL Server 2000
14 13 (1.32%) Data Mining
14 13 (1.32%) MS Access
15 10 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 63 (6.39%) Visual Studio
2 61 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 51 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (4.67%) Subversion
5 21 (2.13%) JIRA
6 18 (1.83%) Selenium
7 16 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.81%) Grunt
9 6 (0.61%) Eclipse
9 6 (0.61%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.51%) PHPUnit
10 5 (0.51%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.41%) PhpStorm
11 4 (0.41%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.41%) Lombardi
11 4 (0.41%) MorphX
11 4 (0.41%) Maven
12 3 (0.30%) NUnit
12 3 (0.30%) Xcode
General
1 106 (10.75%) Finance
2 22 (2.23%) Automotive
3 19 (1.93%) Marketing
4 18 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.62%) Advertising
5 16 (1.62%) Retail
6 10 (1.01%) Electronics
6 10 (1.01%) Back Office
7 9 (0.91%) Banking
8 7 (0.71%) Telecoms
9 6 (0.61%) Games
10 5 (0.51%) Billing
10 5 (0.51%) German Language
11 4 (0.41%) Law
11 4 (0.41%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) Local Government
12 3 (0.30%) Legal
13 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (35.40%) .NET
2 273 (27.69%) HTML
3 246 (24.95%) CSS
4 162 (16.43%) ASP.NET
5 157 (15.92%) jQuery
6 113 (11.46%) HTML5
7 107 (10.85%) XML
8 93 (9.43%) Web Services
9 77 (7.81%) .NET Framework
10 73 (7.40%) WCF
10 73 (7.40%) CSS3
11 55 (5.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 55 (5.58%) AngularJS
12 52 (5.27%) Ajax
13 40 (4.06%) J2EE
14 38 (3.85%) Entity Framework
15 33 (3.35%) XSLT
15 33 (3.35%) JSON
15 33 (3.35%) Spring
16 29 (2.94%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (3.75%) Open Source
2 23 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (1.83%) NHS
4 17 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 15 (1.52%) Visualisation
6 14 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.32%) User Experience
8 12 (1.22%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.71%) Data Integration
9 7 (0.71%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.61%) New Media
10 6 (0.61%) W3C
10 6 (0.61%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.51%) Graphic Design
11 5 (0.51%) Replication
11 5 (0.51%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.51%) iPad
12 4 (0.41%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 70 (7.10%) Linux
2 53 (5.38%) UNIX
3 28 (2.84%) Windows
4 20 (2.03%) Ubuntu
5 19 (1.93%) Debian
6 15 (1.52%) Android
6 15 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.81%) SUSE
8 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.20%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.20%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.20%) AIX
11 2 (0.20%) HPUX
11 2 (0.20%) zOS
11 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.10%) Solaris
12 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (16.63%) MVC
3 102 (10.34%) TDD
4 98 (9.94%) Business Intelligence
5 88 (8.92%) Scrum
6 70 (7.10%) SOA
7 61 (6.19%) Web Development
8 52 (5.27%) CRM
9 40 (4.06%) Migration
9 40 (4.06%) E-Commerce
9 40 (4.06%) OO
9 40 (4.06%) BDD
10 39 (3.96%) Mentoring
11 35 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
12 34 (3.45%) ETL
12 34 (3.45%) Workflow
13 33 (3.35%) Web Design
13 33 (3.35%) Test Strategy
13 33 (3.35%) Responsive Web Design
14 32 (3.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 292 (29.61%) JavaScript
2 287 (29.11%) SQL
3 270 (27.38%) C#
4 135 (13.69%) Java
5 97 (9.84%) PHP
6 62 (6.29%) T-SQL
7 47 (4.77%) PL/SQL
8 43 (4.36%) VB.NET
8 43 (4.36%) Python
9 24 (2.43%) Shell Script
10 22 (2.23%) VBA
10 22 (2.23%) X++
11 18 (1.83%) Perl
12 17 (1.72%) Ruby
12 17 (1.72%) COBOL
13 15 (1.52%) C++
13 15 (1.52%) VB
14 12 (1.22%) VBScript
15 11 (1.12%) C
16 8 (0.81%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 37 (3.75%) Security Cleared
2 28 (2.84%) Degree
2 28 (2.84%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (0.20%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.10%) MCTS
4 1 (0.10%) MCITP
4 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.42%) QA
2 2 (0.20%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (0.20%) WCAG
3 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.51%) Docker
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.10%) Firmware
2 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (1.32%) Vagrant
2 8 (0.81%) Kibana
3 7 (0.71%) Plesk
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 127 (12.88%) Microsoft
2 126 (12.78%) Oracle
3 35 (3.55%) Adobe
3 35 (3.55%) IBM
4 27 (2.74%) webMethods
5 26 (2.64%) Google
6 25 (2.54%) Business Objects
7 20 (2.03%) Informatica
8 19 (1.93%) SAP
9 18 (1.83%) Pega
10 14 (1.42%) Micro Focus
11 13 (1.32%) Sitecore
12 12 (1.22%) BEA
13 10 (1.01%) Netezza
14 9 (0.91%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.81%) Ab Initio
16 7 (0.71%) Apple
16 7 (0.71%) Tableau
17 6 (0.61%) Zend
18 4 (0.41%) Jaspersoft
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