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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 358 454 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.55% 21.79% 25.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.26% 24.05% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 255 285
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£338 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 8
Average hourly rate £30.07 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.35% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £14.50 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.70 £34.50 £39.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
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
1961 1888 1701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.60% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 981 792
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 136 185
Average hourly rate £15.61 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.80% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 January 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
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 January 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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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 -4 94 £338 +3.84% 77
Coventry +1 53 £338 -6.89% 25
Warwickshire -1 50 £325 - 43
Shropshire -3 41 £394 +18.42% 5
Staffordshire 0 24 £330 +16.29% 33
Solihull +3 9 £400 +39.13% 16
Herefordshire +3 5 £313 -21.87% 1
Worcestershire -2 4 £218 -37.85% 13
Wolverhampton -11 3 £275 +3.77% 12
Kingswinford - 3 - -
Walsall -4 2 £300 -4.76% 4
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
Dudley - - - - 3
Halesowen - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - - 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 315 (38.75%) .NET
2 285 (35.06%) JavaScript
3 244 (30.01%) HTML
3 244 (30.01%) C#
4 229 (28.17%) CSS
5 224 (27.55%) SQL
6 222 (27.31%) SQL Server
7 158 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
8 155 (19.07%) ASP.NET
9 142 (17.47%) Microsoft
9 142 (17.47%) jQuery
10 121 (14.88%) Java
11 109 (13.41%) MVC
12 99 (12.18%) HTML5
13 98 (12.05%) Web Services
14 86 (10.58%) Oracle
15 83 (10.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 82 (10.09%) Finance
17 79 (9.72%) XML
18 73 (8.98%) .NET Framework
19 69 (8.49%) OO
20 67 (8.24%) CRM
20 67 (8.24%) SharePoint
20 67 (8.24%) WCF
21 66 (8.12%) CSS3
22 63 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 63 (7.75%) PHP
23 61 (7.50%) VB.NET
24 58 (7.13%) UNIX
24 58 (7.13%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 67 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 34 (4.18%) WebSphere
2 34 (4.18%) BizTalk Server
3 22 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (2.58%) CMS
5 20 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (2.34%) IIS
7 15 (1.85%) OpenEdge
8 14 (1.72%) Node.js
8 14 (1.72%) Apache
9 10 (1.23%) JBoss
10 9 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.11%) LiveLink
11 8 (0.98%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.74%) Drupal
13 5 (0.62%) WordPress
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle Service Bus
14 4 (0.49%) Joomla!
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 29 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 12 (1.48%) InfoPath
4 9 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.98%) PowerPivot
6 6 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.25%) MS Office
9 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 54 (6.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.11%) Magento
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.37%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.25%) e-Work
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Agresso
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.12%) Exstream
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) SAP xRPM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.86%) Office 365
3 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.37%) SaaS
4 2 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.21%) Intranet
2 14 (1.72%) HTTP
3 10 (1.23%) Internet
4 4 (0.49%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.37%) FTP
6 1 (0.12%) LDAP
6 1 (0.12%) Extranet
6 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (27.31%) SQL Server
2 83 (10.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (7.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (5.66%) MySQL
6 44 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (4.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 26 (3.20%) Oracle Database
9 24 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (2.46%) Relational Database
11 17 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (1.35%) OLAP
14 11 (1.35%) QlikView
15 10 (1.23%) MongoDB
16 9 (1.11%) MS Access
16 9 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
18 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 53 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 48 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (3.94%) Git (software)
4 28 (3.44%) Subversion
5 14 (1.72%) JIRA
6 10 (1.23%) NUnit
7 8 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
8 7 (0.86%) Maven
8 7 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (0.86%) MSBuild
8 7 (0.86%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.86%) PHPUnit
9 6 (0.74%) MSTest
9 6 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.62%) Ant
10 5 (0.62%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.62%) StyleCop
10 5 (0.62%) NDepend
10 5 (0.62%) NCover
10 5 (0.62%) Jasmine
General
1 82 (10.09%) Finance
2 20 (2.46%) Advertising
3 19 (2.34%) Marketing
4 14 (1.72%) Banking
4 14 (1.72%) Automotive
5 13 (1.60%) Retail
6 7 (0.86%) Publishing
7 6 (0.74%) German Language
7 6 (0.74%) Back Office
8 5 (0.62%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.62%) Games
9 4 (0.49%) Electronics
10 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.25%) Billing
11 2 (0.25%) Legal
11 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (38.75%) .NET
2 244 (30.01%) HTML
3 229 (28.17%) CSS
4 155 (19.07%) ASP.NET
5 142 (17.47%) jQuery
6 99 (12.18%) HTML5
7 98 (12.05%) Web Services
8 79 (9.72%) XML
9 73 (8.98%) .NET Framework
10 67 (8.24%) WCF
11 66 (8.12%) CSS3
12 57 (7.01%) AngularJS
13 45 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
14 37 (4.55%) Ajax
15 36 (4.43%) J2EE
16 26 (3.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 23 (2.83%) XSLT
18 22 (2.71%) WinForms
18 22 (2.71%) REST
19 21 (2.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (2.58%) User Experience
1 21 (2.58%) N-Tier
2 20 (2.46%) Mobile App
3 17 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 16 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (1.72%) NHS
6 13 (1.60%) Open Source
7 7 (0.86%) E-Learning
7 7 (0.86%) Data Integration
7 7 (0.86%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.62%) Pocket PC
8 5 (0.62%) iPad
8 5 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.49%) SCADA
9 4 (0.49%) Physics
10 3 (0.37%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.37%) W3C
10 3 (0.37%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 58 (7.13%) UNIX
2 41 (5.04%) Windows
3 25 (3.08%) Linux
4 17 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.60%) Android
6 7 (0.86%) Windows Phone
6 7 (0.86%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (0.74%) Windows CE
8 5 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
9 4 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.49%) AIX
9 4 (0.49%) HPUX
10 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.25%) zOS
11 2 (0.25%) Solaris
11 2 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (13.41%) MVC
3 69 (8.49%) OO
4 67 (8.24%) CRM
5 58 (7.13%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (5.78%) Unit Testing
7 45 (5.54%) TDD
8 41 (5.04%) Web Development
9 37 (4.55%) Scrum
10 36 (4.43%) E-Commerce
11 32 (3.94%) OOP
12 31 (3.81%) Migration
13 27 (3.32%) SOA
14 25 (3.08%) Workflow
14 25 (3.08%) Software Engineering
15 24 (2.95%) Data Modelling
16 22 (2.71%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (2.71%) Mentoring
17 21 (2.58%) Responsive Web Design
18 20 (2.46%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 285 (35.06%) JavaScript
2 244 (30.01%) C#
3 224 (27.55%) SQL
4 121 (14.88%) Java
5 63 (7.75%) PHP
6 61 (7.50%) VB.NET
7 53 (6.52%) T-SQL
8 45 (5.54%) PL/SQL
9 35 (4.31%) VB
10 27 (3.32%) VBScript
11 19 (2.34%) Ruby
12 17 (2.09%) Python
13 15 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.85%) VBA
14 14 (1.72%) VB6
14 14 (1.72%) C++
15 12 (1.48%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.48%) X++
16 7 (0.86%) Perl
17 6 (0.74%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (2.83%) Degree
2 18 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.25%) MCITP
6 2 (0.25%) MCTS
6 2 (0.25%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.12%) PhD
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.72%) QA
2 2 (0.25%) HL7
3 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.12%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 142 (17.47%) Microsoft
2 86 (10.58%) Oracle
3 20 (2.46%) webMethods
4 19 (2.34%) Adobe
4 19 (2.34%) IBM
4 19 (2.34%) Business Objects
5 15 (1.85%) SAP
6 14 (1.72%) Zend
7 13 (1.60%) Sitecore
8 9 (1.11%) Open Text
9 8 (0.98%) HP
10 7 (0.86%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (0.74%) BEA
12 5 (0.62%) Progress
12 5 (0.62%) Informatica
12 5 (0.62%) Ab Initio
12 5 (0.62%) Pega
13 4 (0.49%) Apple
13 4 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.37%) Hyperion
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