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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 552 506 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.30% 23.94% 21.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.35% 26.07% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 326 272
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 14
Average hourly rate £23.50 £37.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £24.30 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.75 £122.00 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2364 1941 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.20% 91.82% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1203 1010 1053
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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 0 189 £350 +16.66% 70
Coventry 0 89 £325 +18.18% 24
Warwickshire -2 63 £314 +3.71% 20
Staffordshire 0 31 £310 -3.12% 27
Shropshire +3 19 £400 +68.42% 5
Worcestershire -7 16 £188 -42.74% 14
Solihull +2 13 £290 -3.33% 15
Herefordshire 0 8 £313 +5.04% 4
Walsall 0 5 £344 +10.00% 5
Wolverhampton -7 5 £255 -7.27% 3
West Bromwich -8 3 £425 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Dudley - - - - 1
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 400 (38.50%) .NET
2 398 (38.31%) JavaScript
3 354 (34.07%) HTML
4 338 (32.53%) C#
5 308 (29.64%) CSS
6 302 (29.07%) SQL Server
7 267 (25.70%) SQL
8 261 (25.12%) ASP.NET
9 215 (20.69%) jQuery
10 173 (16.65%) MVC
11 159 (15.30%) HTML5
12 148 (14.24%) Microsoft
13 143 (13.76%) Java
14 117 (11.26%) Web Services
15 116 (11.16%) CSS3
16 99 (9.53%) XML
17 93 (8.95%) MySQL
18 91 (8.76%) VB.NET
19 89 (8.57%) WCF
20 88 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
21 86 (8.28%) Oracle
22 82 (7.89%) PHP
23 81 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 80 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
25 76 (7.31%) Finance
26 74 (7.12%) Ajax
27 71 (6.83%) SharePoint
28 66 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
29 65 (6.26%) Windows
30 64 (6.16%) Visual Studio

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 71 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 59 (5.68%) CMS
3 39 (3.75%) WebSphere
4 27 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
4 27 (2.60%) Apache
5 23 (2.21%) IIS
6 20 (1.92%) Tomcat
6 20 (1.92%) OpenEdge
7 19 (1.83%) Node.js
8 16 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (1.54%) Umbraco
9 15 (1.44%) Sitecore CMS
10 11 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.96%) SAS
12 8 (0.77%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.77%) Drupal
13 7 (0.67%) WordPress
14 6 (0.58%) Joomla!
15 5 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 46 (4.43%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.41%) Photoshop
3 22 (2.12%) Adobe Captivate
4 19 (1.83%) MS Office
5 12 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.87%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.096%) Blender
9 1 (0.096%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.096%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 43 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.02%) Magento
3 18 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.58%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
5 5 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.29%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.19%) MoSes
8 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.096%) Tridion
9 1 (0.096%) Agresso
9 1 (0.096%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.096%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.096%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.096%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.96%) SaaS
1 10 (0.96%) Office 365
2 8 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (0.67%) GitHub
4 2 (0.19%) Force.com
4 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.12%) HTTP
2 20 (1.92%) Intranet
3 12 (1.15%) Internet
4 5 (0.48%) LDAP
4 5 (0.48%) FTP
4 5 (0.48%) LTE
5 3 (0.29%) 4G
5 3 (0.29%) 2G
5 3 (0.29%) 3G
6 2 (0.19%) Extranet
6 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.096%) SSL
7 1 (0.096%) LAN
7 1 (0.096%) VoIP
7 1 (0.096%) WAN
7 1 (0.096%) SMTP
7 1 (0.096%) Firewall
7 1 (0.096%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (29.07%) SQL Server
2 93 (8.95%) MySQL
3 81 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (5.10%) Relational Database
6 48 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 47 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
8 45 (4.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 32 (3.08%) Oracle Database
11 23 (2.21%) RDBMS
12 19 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
13 17 (1.64%) OLAP
14 11 (1.06%) Data Mart
15 10 (0.96%) MS Access
16 7 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.67%) MongoDB
17 6 (0.58%) NoSQL
17 6 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 64 (6.16%) Visual Studio
2 45 (4.33%) Subversion
3 31 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 29 (2.79%) Git (software)
4 29 (2.79%) Eclipse
5 24 (2.31%) Maven
6 21 (2.02%) JIRA
6 21 (2.02%) Ant
7 9 (0.87%) Toad
7 9 (0.87%) WebSpeed
8 8 (0.77%) NUnit
9 7 (0.67%) Selenium
9 7 (0.67%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.58%) Grunt
10 6 (0.58%) ProC
11 5 (0.48%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.38%) JMeter
12 4 (0.38%) Xcode
12 4 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (7.31%) Finance
2 33 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 28 (2.69%) Marketing
4 23 (2.21%) Multimedia
4 23 (2.21%) Automotive
5 21 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.73%) Advertising
6 18 (1.73%) Back Office
6 18 (1.73%) Retail
7 14 (1.35%) Banking
8 9 (0.87%) Games
9 5 (0.48%) Electronics
10 3 (0.29%) Billing
11 2 (0.19%) Legal
12 1 (0.096%) Publishing
12 1 (0.096%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.096%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.096%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.096%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (38.50%) .NET
2 354 (34.07%) HTML
3 308 (29.64%) CSS
4 261 (25.12%) ASP.NET
5 215 (20.69%) jQuery
6 159 (15.30%) HTML5
7 117 (11.26%) Web Services
8 116 (11.16%) CSS3
9 99 (9.53%) XML
10 89 (8.57%) WCF
11 74 (7.12%) Ajax
12 66 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC
13 62 (5.97%) .NET Framework
14 50 (4.81%) AngularJS
15 49 (4.72%) J2EE
16 35 (3.37%) Spring
16 35 (3.37%) WPF
17 34 (3.27%) XHTML
18 33 (3.18%) XSLT
18 33 (3.18%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 30 (2.89%) E-Learning
2 28 (2.69%) N-Tier
3 27 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.41%) NHS
5 12 (1.15%) iPad
6 10 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (0.77%) Digital Media
7 8 (0.77%) Pocket PC
8 7 (0.67%) Client/Server
8 7 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.58%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.58%) Open Source
10 4 (0.38%) Learning Management System
10 4 (0.38%) Social Media
10 4 (0.38%) Statistics
10 4 (0.38%) SCORM
10 4 (0.38%) W3C
10 4 (0.38%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.38%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.29%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 65 (6.26%) Windows
2 41 (3.95%) UNIX
3 31 (2.98%) Linux
3 31 (2.98%) Apple iOS
4 28 (2.69%) Android
5 14 (1.35%) Windows 8
5 14 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
6 10 (0.96%) Windows CE
7 9 (0.87%) AIX
7 9 (0.87%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
9 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.58%) Solaris
11 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.096%) HPUX
13 1 (0.096%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.096%) VME
13 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.096%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (16.65%) MVC
2 88 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (7.70%) Business Intelligence
4 64 (6.16%) CRM
5 63 (6.06%) Web Development
6 61 (5.87%) OO
7 59 (5.68%) E-Commerce
8 56 (5.39%) TDD
9 53 (5.10%) Unit Testing
10 44 (4.23%) Responsive Web Design
11 43 (4.14%) Scrum
12 38 (3.66%) Migration
13 33 (3.18%) ETL
13 33 (3.18%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (2.79%) SOA
15 27 (2.60%) Content Management
16 25 (2.41%) OOP
17 24 (2.31%) Workflow
18 23 (2.21%) Software Engineering
18 23 (2.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 398 (38.31%) JavaScript
2 338 (32.53%) C#
3 267 (25.70%) SQL
4 143 (13.76%) Java
5 91 (8.76%) VB.NET
6 82 (7.89%) PHP
7 55 (5.29%) T-SQL
8 39 (3.75%) VBA
9 37 (3.56%) VB
10 25 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 22 (2.12%) Perl
12 21 (2.02%) VBScript
13 18 (1.73%) C++
14 17 (1.64%) C
14 17 (1.64%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.15%) Scala
16 9 (0.87%) Ruby
16 9 (0.87%) Progress 4GL
16 9 (0.87%) Objective-C
17 8 (0.77%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (1.83%) Degree
2 14 (1.35%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.06%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.19%) MCTS
5 2 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.096%) AAT
6 1 (0.096%) MCITP
6 1 (0.096%) ICAEW
6 1 (0.096%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (0.096%) HL7
2 1 (0.096%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.096%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.096%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.096%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.19%) Control-M
2 1 (0.096%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 148 (14.24%) Microsoft
2 86 (8.28%) Oracle
3 34 (3.27%) Adobe
4 29 (2.79%) SAP
5 24 (2.31%) IBM
5 24 (2.31%) Sitecore
6 21 (2.02%) Progress
7 16 (1.54%) Business Objects
7 16 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.54%) Zend
8 12 (1.15%) webMethods
9 11 (1.06%) JBoss
10 10 (0.96%) Cognos
10 10 (0.96%) MicroStrategy
11 9 (0.87%) Alterian
12 7 (0.67%) Capita
12 7 (0.67%) AccuRev
13 6 (0.58%) Apple
13 6 (0.58%) JD Edwards
14 5 (0.48%) HP
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