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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
England / West Midlands
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 536 572 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.42% 23.78% 15.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.82% 25.16% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 357 218
Median daily rate £375 £363 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -34.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.50 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £33.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.71%

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
2250 2273 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.10% 94.51% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1369 1238 1117
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 95 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.95 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 0 166 £375 +13.20% 95
Coventry 0 93 £400 +23.07% 22
Staffordshire 0 56 £350 +9.37% 28
Warwickshire 0 49 £325 -7.14% 30
Shropshire +3 44 £450 -4.25% 15
Solihull -8 18 £350 -6.66% 12
Worcestershire +2 16 £350 -22.22% 27
Herefordshire +1 9 £300 -25.00% 5
Walsall 0 3 £375 +13.63% 1
Wolverhampton -2 3 £350 +55.55% 9
Smethwick - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 459 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (38.15%) HTML
3 450 (37.56%) JavaScript
4 401 (33.47%) .NET
5 395 (32.97%) CSS
6 357 (29.80%) C#
7 335 (27.96%) SQL
8 268 (22.37%) Microsoft
8 268 (22.37%) MVC
9 242 (20.20%) Java
10 214 (17.86%) SQL Server
11 202 (16.86%) ASP.NET
12 195 (16.28%) AngularJS
13 176 (14.69%) HTML5
14 175 (14.61%) Scrum
15 164 (13.69%) Web Services
16 159 (13.27%) Web Development
17 143 (11.94%) jQuery
18 142 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
19 141 (11.77%) TDD
20 138 (11.52%) .NET Framework
21 124 (10.35%) ASP.NET MVC
22 120 (10.02%) XML
22 120 (10.02%) Oracle
23 116 (9.68%) Visual Studio
24 113 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
25 112 (9.35%) CRM
26 109 (9.10%) OO
27 107 (8.93%) WCF
27 107 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure

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 60 (5.01%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.67%) CMS
3 29 (2.42%) Drupal
4 25 (2.09%) Confluence
4 25 (2.09%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.75%) WordPress
6 15 (1.25%) Apache
6 15 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 14 (1.17%) JBoss
8 11 (0.92%) OpenEdge
9 10 (0.83%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.83%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.83%) WebLogic
9 10 (0.83%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (0.75%) Sitefinity
11 7 (0.58%) IIS
11 7 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 51 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.67%) MS Office
3 7 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.42%) HipChat
4 5 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) InDesign
5 3 (0.25%) InVision
5 3 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.25%) UXPin
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.083%) CATIA
7 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.083%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.083%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 90 (7.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 4 (0.33%) Maximo
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.25%) Magento
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.25%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.083%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.083%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.083%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.083%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 107 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.84%) IaaS
3 21 (1.75%) GitHub
3 21 (1.75%) SaaS
4 20 (1.67%) PaaS
5 18 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (1.17%) Office 365
7 7 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.58%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.50%) Heroku
9 4 (0.33%) Slack
10 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.083%) Boomi
11 1 (0.083%) Firebase
11 1 (0.083%) Google Play
11 1 (0.083%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.67%) HTTP
2 11 (0.92%) Network Security
3 6 (0.50%) LDAP
3 6 (0.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.42%) Firewall
4 5 (0.42%) Skype
4 5 (0.42%) SSL
5 3 (0.25%) DNS
5 3 (0.25%) Internet
6 2 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.083%) Broadband
7 1 (0.083%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.083%) Extranet
7 1 (0.083%) FTP
7 1 (0.083%) Multicast
7 1 (0.083%) SSH
7 1 (0.083%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 82 (6.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 77 (6.43%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (5.93%) MySQL
5 65 (5.43%) Relational Database
6 44 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (3.51%) MongoDB
8 39 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
9 34 (2.84%) Power BI
10 30 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 29 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (2.25%) NoSQL
13 24 (2.00%) Oracle Database
13 24 (2.00%) QlikView
14 23 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
15 18 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
16 16 (1.34%) IBM InfoSphere
17 13 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 116 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 107 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 70 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 62 (5.18%) Jenkins
5 48 (4.01%) Subversion
5 48 (4.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 32 (2.67%) JIRA
7 31 (2.59%) NUnit
8 28 (2.34%) JUnit
9 27 (2.25%) Selenium
10 25 (2.09%) Eclipse
11 24 (2.00%) Cucumber
11 24 (2.00%) Moq
12 22 (1.84%) gulp
13 21 (1.75%) Grunt
14 19 (1.59%) IntelliJ
15 18 (1.50%) Ant
16 17 (1.42%) Jasmine
17 15 (1.25%) Protractor
18 13 (1.09%) Maven
General
1 87 (7.26%) Finance
2 51 (4.26%) Retail
3 37 (3.09%) Advertising
3 37 (3.09%) Marketing
4 34 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.42%) Banking
6 14 (1.17%) Games
7 12 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.58%) Automotive
9 6 (0.50%) Electronics
10 4 (0.33%) Billing
11 3 (0.25%) Publishing
12 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.17%) Back Office
12 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.083%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.083%) Legal
13 1 (0.083%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (38.15%) HTML
2 401 (33.47%) .NET
3 395 (32.97%) CSS
4 202 (16.86%) ASP.NET
5 195 (16.28%) AngularJS
6 176 (14.69%) HTML5
7 164 (13.69%) Web Services
8 143 (11.94%) jQuery
9 138 (11.52%) .NET Framework
10 124 (10.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 120 (10.02%) XML
12 107 (8.93%) WCF
13 88 (7.35%) RESTful
14 83 (6.93%) ASP.NET Web API
14 83 (6.93%) REST
15 78 (6.51%) Entity Framework
16 77 (6.43%) CSS3
17 62 (5.18%) Spring
18 60 (5.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 59 (4.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.51%) User Experience
2 34 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (2.75%) Visualisation
4 28 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 21 (1.75%) Data Conversion
6 17 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 11 (0.92%) Digital Media
7 11 (0.92%) NHS
8 8 (0.67%) DataPower
9 7 (0.58%) e-Learning
10 6 (0.50%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (0.50%) iPad
10 6 (0.50%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.50%) W3C
11 4 (0.33%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.33%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.33%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.33%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 95 (7.93%) Linux
2 66 (5.51%) Unix
3 45 (3.76%) Windows
4 23 (1.92%) Android
5 18 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 18 (1.50%) Mac OS X
6 12 (1.00%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.75%) VME
8 7 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.50%) AIX
9 6 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.25%) Debian
11 3 (0.25%) SUSE
12 2 (0.17%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.17%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.083%) CentOS
13 1 (0.083%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (22.37%) MVC
3 175 (14.61%) Scrum
4 159 (13.27%) Web Development
5 142 (11.85%) Business Intelligence
6 141 (11.77%) TDD
7 113 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
8 112 (9.35%) CRM
9 109 (9.10%) OO
10 101 (8.43%) Front End Development
11 85 (7.10%) BDD
12 72 (6.01%) ETL
13 63 (5.26%) SOLID
14 61 (5.09%) Migration
15 53 (4.42%) Responsive Web Design
16 48 (4.01%) Configuration Management
17 47 (3.92%) Web Design
18 46 (3.84%) Open Source
19 44 (3.67%) Data Modelling
20 42 (3.51%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 450 (37.56%) JavaScript
2 357 (29.80%) C#
3 335 (27.96%) SQL
4 242 (20.20%) Java
5 101 (8.43%) PHP
6 69 (5.76%) T-SQL
7 52 (4.34%) PL/SQL
7 52 (4.34%) Scala
8 41 (3.42%) Python
9 26 (2.17%) Ruby
10 23 (1.92%) Shell Script
11 22 (1.84%) COBOL
11 22 (1.84%) VB.NET
12 21 (1.75%) X++
13 18 (1.50%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.42%) C++
15 16 (1.34%) Perl
16 13 (1.09%) C
17 12 (1.00%) VBA
18 11 (0.92%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 55 (4.59%) Security Cleared
2 30 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.00%) Degree
4 9 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.42%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.17%) ISEB
8 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.083%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.17%) QA
2 12 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.42%) SLA
4 4 (0.33%) WCAG
5 2 (0.17%) MISRA
5 2 (0.17%) MISRA C
5 2 (0.17%) SDET
5 2 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (2.00%) Docker
2 10 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.083%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (1.84%) Puppet
2 10 (0.83%) Ansible
3 7 (0.58%) Grafana
3 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.50%) Kibana
5 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (0.33%) Netcool
6 2 (0.17%) Plesk
6 2 (0.17%) Rundeck
6 2 (0.17%) Terraform
7 1 (0.083%) logstash
7 1 (0.083%) rkt
Vendors
1 268 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 120 (10.02%) Oracle
3 49 (4.09%) IBM
4 20 (1.67%) Adobe
4 20 (1.67%) Pega
5 18 (1.50%) Google
5 18 (1.50%) Informatica
6 17 (1.42%) SAP
7 16 (1.34%) webMethods
8 13 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.00%) Sitecore
9 12 (1.00%) Xamarin
10 11 (0.92%) Progress
11 10 (0.83%) Cognos
11 10 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 10 (0.83%) Zend
12 8 (0.67%) BEA
12 8 (0.67%) ICL
12 8 (0.67%) Micro Focus
13 7 (0.58%) Apple
Shrewsbury
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Marine Conservation Society
Rate: From £21,500 to £25,800 per annum Consider day rate or direct employme
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £340 - 390 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
University of Wolverhampton
Rate: From £26,829 to £29,301 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Barclay Anderson Limited
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Difrent
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £450 - £500+ per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
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Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
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Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
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Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
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