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 23 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
23 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 525 490 536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.46% 23.17% 23.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.46% 25.06% 24.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 324 294
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 £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.98% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £22.75 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £39.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
2338 1955 2145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.11% 92.43% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1180 1040 1068
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 146 151
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.13 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 0 193 £350 +16.66% 61
Coventry 0 77 £320 +16.36% 25
Warwickshire -1 65 £325 +4.00% 32
Staffordshire 0 35 £314 -3.46% 34
Worcestershire -3 20 £210 -34.37% 17
Shropshire -1 18 £400 +68.42% 11
Solihull 0 9 £290 +5.45% 20
Herefordshire -1 8 £313 +5.04% 1
Walsall 0 4 £344 +5.76%
West Bromwich -8 3 £425 - 2
Wolverhampton -10 2 £255 -7.27% 7
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 4
Dudley - - - - 1
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 396 (38.79%) JavaScript
2 393 (38.49%) .NET
3 346 (33.89%) HTML
4 324 (31.73%) C#
5 322 (31.54%) CSS
6 290 (28.40%) SQL Server
7 262 (25.66%) SQL
8 254 (24.88%) ASP.NET
9 218 (21.35%) jQuery
10 168 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
11 167 (16.36%) MVC
12 166 (16.26%) Microsoft
13 147 (14.40%) HTML5
14 142 (13.91%) Java
15 120 (11.75%) Web Services
16 114 (11.17%) CSS3
17 97 (9.50%) XML
17 97 (9.50%) WCF
18 90 (8.81%) Oracle
19 89 (8.72%) MySQL
20 86 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 85 (8.33%) PHP
22 84 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
23 82 (8.03%) VB.NET
24 77 (7.54%) SharePoint
25 75 (7.35%) CRM
25 75 (7.35%) .NET Framework
26 74 (7.25%) Visual Studio
26 74 (7.25%) Finance
27 73 (7.15%) Ajax

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 77 (7.54%) SharePoint
2 50 (4.90%) CMS
3 41 (4.02%) WebSphere
4 30 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
5 29 (2.84%) Apache
6 27 (2.64%) IIS
7 24 (2.35%) OpenEdge
8 21 (2.06%) Node.js
9 18 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (1.67%) Tomcat
11 16 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.27%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (1.18%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.78%) Drupal
14 8 (0.78%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.59%) Joomla!
15 6 (0.59%) WordPress
16 5 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.49%) SAS
17 4 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 25 (2.45%) Photoshop
3 14 (1.37%) MS Office
4 12 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.08%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.098%) Blender
9 1 (0.098%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.098%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.098%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.098%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.098%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 51 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.15%) Magento
3 17 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
6 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.29%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.20%) MoSes
8 2 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.098%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.098%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.098%) Tridion
9 1 (0.098%) Agresso
9 1 (0.098%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.08%) Office 365
2 10 (0.98%) SaaS
3 7 (0.69%) GitHub
4 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.20%) Force.com
6 2 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.35%) HTTP
1 24 (2.35%) Intranet
2 12 (1.18%) Internet
3 7 (0.69%) FTP
4 3 (0.29%) Extranet
4 3 (0.29%) LDAP
5 2 (0.20%) LTE
6 1 (0.098%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.098%) Firewall
6 1 (0.098%) LAN
6 1 (0.098%) VoIP
6 1 (0.098%) WAN
6 1 (0.098%) SMTP
6 1 (0.098%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.098%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.098%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 290 (28.40%) SQL Server
2 89 (8.72%) MySQL
3 86 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 52 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 50 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 49 (4.80%) Relational Database
8 44 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
9 41 (4.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 33 (3.23%) Oracle Database
11 22 (2.15%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.67%) OLAP
12 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.08%) Data Mart
14 9 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.78%) MS Access
15 8 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.78%) QlikView
15 8 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 74 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 46 (4.51%) Subversion
3 36 (3.53%) Git (software)
3 36 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (2.64%) Eclipse
5 21 (2.06%) Maven
5 21 (2.06%) JIRA
6 18 (1.76%) Ant
7 10 (0.98%) WebSpeed
7 10 (0.98%) NUnit
8 9 (0.88%) Toad
9 7 (0.69%) Selenium
9 7 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.59%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.59%) Grunt
11 5 (0.49%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.49%) ProC
11 5 (0.49%) Xcode
12 4 (0.39%) JMeter
General
1 74 (7.25%) Finance
2 25 (2.45%) Marketing
3 20 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 20 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.76%) Advertising
4 18 (1.76%) Automotive
4 18 (1.76%) Retail
5 17 (1.67%) Back Office
6 14 (1.37%) Banking
7 9 (0.88%) Games
8 6 (0.59%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.49%) Electronics
10 4 (0.39%) Billing
11 3 (0.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.098%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.098%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.098%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.098%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 393 (38.49%) .NET
2 346 (33.89%) HTML
3 322 (31.54%) CSS
4 254 (24.88%) ASP.NET
5 218 (21.35%) jQuery
6 147 (14.40%) HTML5
7 120 (11.75%) Web Services
8 114 (11.17%) CSS3
9 97 (9.50%) XML
9 97 (9.50%) WCF
10 75 (7.35%) .NET Framework
11 73 (7.15%) Ajax
12 64 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (5.58%) AngularJS
14 47 (4.60%) J2EE
15 35 (3.43%) XHTML
16 34 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 33 (3.23%) XSLT
17 33 (3.23%) Spring
18 31 (3.04%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (3.43%) User Experience
1 35 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (2.84%) Mobile App
3 28 (2.74%) N-Tier
4 19 (1.86%) NHS
5 15 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (1.37%) E-Learning
7 12 (1.18%) iPad
8 8 (0.78%) Pocket PC
8 8 (0.78%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.69%) Open Source
10 6 (0.59%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.59%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.59%) W3C
10 6 (0.59%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.49%) SCORM
11 5 (0.49%) Learning Management System
12 4 (0.39%) Social Media
12 4 (0.39%) Statistics
12 4 (0.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 62 (6.07%) Windows
2 43 (4.21%) UNIX
3 31 (3.04%) Linux
3 31 (3.04%) Apple iOS
4 28 (2.74%) Android
5 14 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
5 14 (1.37%) Windows 8
6 10 (0.98%) Windows Phone
6 10 (0.98%) Windows CE
7 8 (0.78%) AIX
7 8 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
8 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.49%) Solaris
10 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (0.20%) VME
13 1 (0.098%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.098%) HPUX
13 1 (0.098%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.098%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (16.36%) MVC
3 84 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
4 75 (7.35%) CRM
5 68 (6.66%) OO
6 67 (6.56%) Web Development
7 59 (5.78%) E-Commerce
8 58 (5.68%) Unit Testing
9 55 (5.39%) TDD
10 42 (4.11%) Scrum
11 38 (3.72%) Responsive Web Design
12 35 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (3.13%) Migration
14 29 (2.84%) SOA
14 29 (2.84%) ETL
15 28 (2.74%) OOP
16 27 (2.64%) Waterfall
17 25 (2.45%) Content Management
18 23 (2.25%) Logistics
19 22 (2.15%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 396 (38.79%) JavaScript
2 324 (31.73%) C#
3 262 (25.66%) SQL
4 142 (13.91%) Java
5 85 (8.33%) PHP
6 82 (8.03%) VB.NET
7 53 (5.19%) T-SQL
8 31 (3.04%) VB
9 30 (2.94%) VBA
10 29 (2.84%) PL/SQL
11 25 (2.45%) VBScript
12 19 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 17 (1.67%) C
14 16 (1.57%) C++
15 12 (1.18%) Perl
15 12 (1.18%) Ruby
16 10 (0.98%) Scala
16 10 (0.98%) Progress 4GL
17 9 (0.88%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (1.86%) Degree
2 14 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.08%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.20%) MCTS
6 1 (0.098%) MCITP
6 1 (0.098%) ICAEW
6 1 (0.098%) CIMA
6 1 (0.098%) AAT
6 1 (0.098%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (0.098%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.098%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.098%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.098%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.098%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 166 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 90 (8.81%) Oracle
3 31 (3.04%) SAP
4 27 (2.64%) IBM
5 22 (2.15%) Progress
6 21 (2.06%) Zend
6 21 (2.06%) Sitecore
7 20 (1.96%) Adobe
8 17 (1.67%) Business Objects
9 15 (1.47%) MicroStrategy
10 13 (1.27%) JBoss
11 12 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.18%) webMethods
12 9 (0.88%) Cognos
13 7 (0.69%) Alterian
13 7 (0.69%) Capita
13 7 (0.69%) AccuRev
14 6 (0.59%) ICL
14 6 (0.59%) Apple
14 6 (0.59%) JD Edwards
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