The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 493 684 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.03% 24.90% 20.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.40% 26.04% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 427 321
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 7
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.25 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.39% -35.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £14.50 £19.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £41.25 £38.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2107 2627 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.15% 95.63% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1463 1357
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer 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 29 March 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 0 160 £389 +11.07% 70
Coventry -1 65 £400 +6.66% 20
Warwickshire 0 49 £356 -7.16% 33
Shropshire 0 47 £450 +5.88% 11
Staffordshire 0 30 £350 +9.37% 22
Herefordshire +3 26 £300 -31.42% 3
Worcestershire +1 9 £350 +3.70% 26
Solihull -7 8 £338 -17.68% 14
Wolverhampton +6 5 £268 - 5
Walsall +1 3 £300 - 3
West Bromwich -7 1 - - 3
Smethwick - 1 - -
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 419 (39.75%) HTML
2 418 (39.66%) JavaScript
3 408 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 371 (35.20%) CSS
5 320 (30.36%) .NET
6 271 (25.71%) C#
7 247 (23.43%) SQL
8 217 (20.59%) Microsoft
9 206 (19.54%) Java
10 191 (18.12%) SQL Server
11 188 (17.84%) AngularJS
12 182 (17.27%) MVC
13 157 (14.90%) ASP.NET
14 137 (13.00%) TDD
14 137 (13.00%) HTML5
15 133 (12.62%) Web Development
16 127 (12.05%) jQuery
17 125 (11.86%) Web Services
17 125 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
18 118 (11.20%) Scrum
19 108 (10.25%) XML
20 95 (9.01%) CRM
20 95 (9.01%) Git (software)
21 91 (8.63%) .NET Framework
22 90 (8.54%) Linux
22 90 (8.54%) PHP
23 87 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
24 86 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
25 84 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
26 83 (7.87%) Dynamics CRM

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 49 (4.65%) CMS
2 39 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 36 (3.42%) Drupal
4 19 (1.80%) Apache
5 18 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 16 (1.52%) Confluence
7 12 (1.14%) OpenEdge
8 11 (1.04%) JBoss
8 11 (1.04%) Umbraco
9 10 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (0.95%) WordPress
10 8 (0.76%) Sitefinity
10 8 (0.76%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.66%) SAS
11 7 (0.66%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.57%) K2 blackpearl
12 6 (0.57%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 45 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.47%) HipChat
4 3 (0.28%) MS Office
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.19%) InDesign
5 2 (0.19%) InVision
5 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) UXPin
6 1 (0.095%) CATIA
6 1 (0.095%) MS Project
6 1 (0.095%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 83 (7.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.38%) Magento
5 4 (0.38%) Maximo
6 3 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.19%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.19%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.095%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.095%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.095%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.095%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.095%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.90%) GitHub
4 11 (1.04%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.04%) Office 365
5 10 (0.95%) PaaS
6 8 (0.76%) IaaS
7 7 (0.66%) SaaS
8 6 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.57%) Slack
9 4 (0.38%) Heroku
10 3 (0.28%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.19%) AdWords
12 1 (0.095%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.32%) HTTP
2 12 (1.14%) SSL
3 9 (0.85%) LDAP
3 9 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.76%) Skype
5 6 (0.57%) Internet
6 5 (0.47%) Firewall
7 3 (0.28%) Intranet
8 2 (0.19%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.19%) WinSCP
9 1 (0.095%) Broadband
9 1 (0.095%) Extranet
9 1 (0.095%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 82 (7.78%) MySQL
3 79 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (7.12%) Data Warehouse
5 74 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 61 (5.79%) MongoDB
7 48 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 44 (4.17%) Relational Database
9 38 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (3.32%) NoSQL
11 34 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 32 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
13 29 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
14 26 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (2.37%) Power BI
15 25 (2.37%) QlikView
16 12 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
16 12 (1.14%) Oracle Database
16 12 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
17 11 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 95 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 80 (7.59%) Visual Studio
3 56 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (4.17%) Subversion
5 35 (3.32%) Jenkins
6 34 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 25 (2.37%) gulp
7 25 (2.37%) IntelliJ
7 25 (2.37%) NUnit
8 20 (1.90%) JUnit
8 20 (1.90%) Selenium
9 19 (1.80%) JIRA
10 18 (1.71%) Cucumber
10 18 (1.71%) Grunt
10 18 (1.71%) Moq
11 17 (1.61%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.42%) Ant
13 13 (1.23%) Maven
14 11 (1.04%) Jasmine
15 10 (0.95%) Protractor
General
1 77 (7.31%) Finance
2 46 (4.36%) Marketing
3 39 (3.70%) Retail
4 38 (3.61%) Advertising
5 28 (2.66%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.14%) Banking
7 10 (0.95%) Games
8 9 (0.85%) Automotive
9 7 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.57%) Back Office
11 3 (0.28%) Electronics
11 3 (0.28%) Legal
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.095%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.095%) Billing
13 1 (0.095%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.095%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.095%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (39.75%) HTML
2 371 (35.20%) CSS
3 320 (30.36%) .NET
4 188 (17.84%) AngularJS
5 157 (14.90%) ASP.NET
6 137 (13.00%) HTML5
7 127 (12.05%) jQuery
8 125 (11.86%) Web Services
9 108 (10.25%) XML
10 91 (8.63%) .NET Framework
11 86 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
12 83 (7.87%) REST
13 72 (6.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 69 (6.55%) RESTful
14 69 (6.55%) WCF
15 68 (6.45%) CSS3
16 66 (6.26%) JSON
17 60 (5.69%) Node.js
18 54 (5.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 52 (4.93%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.17%) User Experience
2 33 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 15 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 9 (0.85%) W3C
6 7 (0.66%) DataPower
7 6 (0.57%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.47%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.47%) NHS
9 4 (0.38%) AS400
9 4 (0.38%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.38%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.28%) CMDB
10 3 (0.28%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.19%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.19%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.19%) Replication
11 2 (0.19%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 90 (8.54%) Linux
2 54 (5.12%) Unix
3 43 (4.08%) Windows
4 27 (2.56%) Android
5 19 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.52%) Mac OS X
7 11 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.47%) AIX
10 3 (0.28%) SUSE
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.19%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.095%) CentOS
12 1 (0.095%) Debian
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 1 (0.095%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (17.27%) MVC
3 137 (13.00%) TDD
4 133 (12.62%) Web Development
5 125 (11.86%) Business Intelligence
6 118 (11.20%) Scrum
7 95 (9.01%) CRM
8 87 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
9 82 (7.78%) Front End Development
10 80 (7.59%) BDD
11 69 (6.55%) ETL
12 59 (5.60%) Open Source
13 58 (5.50%) Migration
13 58 (5.50%) OO
14 46 (4.36%) SOLID
15 45 (4.27%) Microservices
16 38 (3.61%) Unit Testing
17 36 (3.42%) Data Migration
18 35 (3.32%) Responsive Web Design
19 33 (3.13%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 418 (39.66%) JavaScript
2 271 (25.71%) C#
3 247 (23.43%) SQL
4 206 (19.54%) Java
5 90 (8.54%) PHP
6 56 (5.31%) Scala
7 43 (4.08%) T-SQL
8 38 (3.61%) Python
9 28 (2.66%) PL/SQL
10 23 (2.18%) PowerShell
10 23 (2.18%) VB.NET
11 22 (2.09%) Ruby
12 15 (1.42%) X++
13 13 (1.23%) TypeScript
14 11 (1.04%) COBOL
14 11 (1.04%) Perl
15 9 (0.85%) Apex Code
15 9 (0.85%) Groovy
16 8 (0.76%) VB
16 8 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.47%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.09%) Degree
4 14 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.85%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.38%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.095%) MCPD
8 1 (0.095%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.09%) QA
2 8 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.095%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.095%) WAI
System Software
1 42 (3.98%) Docker
2 5 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.095%) Firmware
3 1 (0.095%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (2.56%) Puppet
2 9 (0.85%) Grafana
2 9 (0.85%) Kibana
3 8 (0.76%) Ansible
4 4 (0.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (0.38%) Netcool
5 3 (0.28%) logstash
5 3 (0.28%) rkt
6 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.19%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.19%) Terraform
7 1 (0.095%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.095%) Plesk
7 1 (0.095%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.095%) SCCM
7 1 (0.095%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 217 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 63 (5.98%) Oracle
3 32 (3.04%) IBM
4 25 (2.37%) Google
4 25 (2.37%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (1.90%) ServiceNow
6 19 (1.80%) SAP
7 17 (1.61%) Adobe
8 13 (1.23%) Informatica
8 13 (1.23%) webMethods
9 12 (1.14%) Progress
9 12 (1.14%) WSO2
9 12 (1.14%) Xamarin
10 10 (0.95%) Cognos
10 10 (0.95%) Micro Focus
11 9 (0.85%) Pega
12 7 (0.66%) Tableau
13 6 (0.57%) Zend
14 5 (0.47%) VMware
15 4 (0.38%) Teradata
Herefordshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £125 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £175 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day 6 months contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Recruit121
Rate: Competitive (All Inclusive)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £495 - £496.15 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Rate: £Negotiable DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Leamington Spa
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago