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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 617 376 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.18% 17.02% 21.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.64% 18.45% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 239 265
Average daily rate £363 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 14
Average hourly rate £20.50 £30.07 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.69 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £34.70 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.18 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+13.71% +6.59%
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
2406 2038 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.28% 92.26% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1133 1032
Average daily rate £384 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 183 143
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 149 £325 -7.14% 106
Shropshire -3 91 £460 +16.82% 26
Staffordshire 0 64 £320 -2.29% 46
Coventry -1 63 £338 +3.84% 39
Warwickshire +2 61 £350 +7.69% 34
Solihull 0 22 £375 -6.25% 11
Wolverhampton +3 5 £300 +9.58% 4
Herefordshire +3 5 £438 +45.83% 1
Worcestershire +10 4 £400 +196.29% 16
Walsall 0 3 £310 +3.33% 3
Kingswinford -1 3 £390 -
Sutton Coldfield - 3 £280 - 8
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 418 (36.41%) SQL
2 351 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (28.83%) JavaScript
4 327 (28.48%) .NET
5 308 (26.83%) C#
6 302 (26.31%) HTML
7 298 (25.96%) SQL Server
8 294 (25.61%) CSS
9 200 (17.42%) Java
10 193 (16.81%) Oracle
11 192 (16.72%) Business Intelligence
12 174 (15.16%) jQuery
13 169 (14.72%) MVC
14 158 (13.76%) ASP.NET
15 145 (12.63%) Microsoft
16 141 (12.28%) HTML5
17 139 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 125 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 122 (10.63%) Unix
20 119 (10.37%) Finance
21 115 (10.02%) AngularJS
22 102 (8.89%) TDD
23 99 (8.62%) Scrum
24 95 (8.28%) T-SQL
25 93 (8.10%) CSS3
26 91 (7.93%) OO
27 88 (7.67%) Web Services
27 88 (7.67%) ETL
28 86 (7.49%) Informatica
29 85 (7.40%) PL/SQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 60 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 33 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (2.44%) Confluence
5 27 (2.35%) CMS
6 20 (1.74%) JBoss
7 16 (1.39%) WordPress
8 15 (1.31%) Apache
9 14 (1.22%) Node.js
9 14 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (1.13%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (1.13%) Umbraco
10 13 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 10 (0.87%) IIS
11 10 (0.87%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.87%) SAS
11 10 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.78%) Documentum
13 8 (0.70%) Apache Spark
13 8 (0.70%) Captiva
Applications
1 67 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.44%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.44%) MS Office
4 5 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.087%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.087%) Final Cut Pro
5 1 (0.087%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.087%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.087%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.52%) BigMachines
5 6 (0.52%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.35%) INSURE/90
7 4 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.35%) SAP GTS
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.087%) BPCS
9 1 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.087%) MFGPRO
9 1 (0.087%) Misys Midas
9 1 (0.087%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (0.96%) SaaS
5 9 (0.78%) Office 365
6 6 (0.52%) GitHub
7 5 (0.44%) PaaS
8 4 (0.35%) Force.com
9 3 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.26%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.26%) IaaS
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.17%) Heroku
10 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.087%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.70%) HTTP
2 8 (0.70%) Intranet
3 6 (0.52%) SSL
3 6 (0.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.35%) FTP
5 3 (0.26%) DNS
5 3 (0.26%) SMTP
6 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.17%) Internet
6 2 (0.17%) Modbus
7 1 (0.087%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.087%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 298 (25.96%) SQL Server
2 139 (12.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 125 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (6.97%) BusinessObjects
5 77 (6.71%) Data Warehouse
6 72 (6.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 60 (5.23%) Relational Database
8 57 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 47 (4.09%) MySQL
10 45 (3.92%) Oracle Database
11 40 (3.48%) Hadoop
12 36 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
13 33 (2.87%) QlikView
14 30 (2.61%) MongoDB
15 27 (2.35%) Pentaho
16 26 (2.26%) Big Data
17 25 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
18 23 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
19 18 (1.57%) MS Access
19 18 (1.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 66 (5.75%) Visual Studio
2 45 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 36 (3.14%) JIRA
4 32 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (2.35%) CA Gen
6 25 (2.18%) Subversion
7 23 (2.00%) ClearCase
8 19 (1.66%) Eclipse
9 18 (1.57%) Oracle Forms
10 16 (1.39%) Selenium
11 15 (1.31%) JDeveloper
12 14 (1.22%) Jenkins
13 10 (0.87%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.78%) ClearQuest
14 9 (0.78%) Maven
15 8 (0.70%) Grunt
15 8 (0.70%) JUnit
15 8 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
15 8 (0.70%) Xcode
16 6 (0.52%) PVCS
General
1 119 (10.37%) Finance
2 38 (3.31%) Retail
3 25 (2.18%) Manufacturing
4 24 (2.09%) Advertising
5 20 (1.74%) Marketing
6 16 (1.39%) Games
7 15 (1.31%) Automotive
8 14 (1.22%) Back Office
9 6 (0.52%) Banking
9 6 (0.52%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.26%) Legal
10 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.26%) Publishing
11 2 (0.17%) Electronics
11 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.087%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.087%) Billing
12 1 (0.087%) Front Office
12 1 (0.087%) Military
12 1 (0.087%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (28.48%) .NET
2 302 (26.31%) HTML
3 294 (25.61%) CSS
4 174 (15.16%) jQuery
5 158 (13.76%) ASP.NET
6 141 (12.28%) HTML5
7 115 (10.02%) AngularJS
8 93 (8.10%) CSS3
9 88 (7.67%) Web Services
10 79 (6.88%) ASP.NET MVC
11 76 (6.62%) J2EE
12 72 (6.27%) XML
13 68 (5.92%) .NET Framework
14 58 (5.05%) WCF
15 53 (4.62%) Ajax
16 52 (4.53%) WinForms
17 49 (4.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 44 (3.83%) Spring
19 36 (3.14%) JSON
20 34 (2.96%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (3.92%) User Experience
2 44 (3.83%) NHS
3 43 (3.75%) N-Tier
4 27 (2.35%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (1.22%) Data Integration
6 14 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 7 (0.61%) Visualisation
8 5 (0.44%) AS400
8 5 (0.44%) Blog
8 5 (0.44%) iPhone
8 5 (0.44%) Linked Data
8 5 (0.44%) Replication
9 4 (0.35%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.35%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.35%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.35%) Informatics
9 4 (0.35%) RIA
9 4 (0.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 122 (10.63%) Unix
2 68 (5.92%) Linux
3 50 (4.36%) Windows
4 19 (1.66%) Apple iOS
5 16 (1.39%) Android
6 7 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.35%) SUSE
9 3 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.17%) AIX
10 2 (0.17%) Solaris
10 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.087%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 351 (30.57%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (16.72%) Business Intelligence
3 169 (14.72%) MVC
4 102 (8.89%) TDD
5 99 (8.62%) Scrum
6 91 (7.93%) OO
7 88 (7.67%) ETL
8 73 (6.36%) Software Engineering
9 72 (6.27%) Data Modelling
10 68 (5.92%) Test Strategy
11 61 (5.31%) Migration
11 61 (5.31%) Web Development
12 60 (5.23%) Front End Development
13 53 (4.62%) Waterfall
14 51 (4.44%) Configuration Management
15 49 (4.27%) SOA
16 48 (4.18%) Workflow
17 43 (3.75%) SDLC
18 42 (3.66%) RUP
19 41 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 418 (36.41%) SQL
2 331 (28.83%) JavaScript
3 308 (26.83%) C#
4 200 (17.42%) Java
5 95 (8.28%) T-SQL
6 85 (7.40%) PL/SQL
7 81 (7.06%) VB.NET
8 77 (6.71%) Shell Script
9 71 (6.18%) PHP
10 48 (4.18%) Perl
11 35 (3.05%) VB
12 24 (2.09%) TypeScript
13 21 (1.83%) VB6
14 20 (1.74%) C++
14 20 (1.74%) Ruby
15 19 (1.66%) Scala
16 18 (1.57%) ActionScript
16 18 (1.57%) C
17 16 (1.39%) Python
18 13 (1.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 26 (2.26%) SC Cleared
3 19 (1.66%) Degree
4 6 (0.52%) Sun Certification
5 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.087%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.087%) CCNA
8 1 (0.087%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.087%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.087%) MCAD
8 1 (0.087%) MCITP
8 1 (0.087%) MCSD
8 1 (0.087%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.26%) Data Quality
2 19 (1.66%) QA
3 11 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.087%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (0.96%) HDFS
2 5 (0.44%) Docker
3 4 (0.35%) Apache Flume
4 3 (0.26%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.26%) vSphere
5 2 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (1.39%) Puppet
2 10 (0.87%) Packer
3 9 (0.78%) Terraform
4 6 (0.52%) Uchiwa
5 5 (0.44%) Graphite
6 4 (0.35%) Grafana
7 3 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.17%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.087%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.087%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 193 (16.81%) Oracle
2 145 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 86 (7.49%) Informatica
4 61 (5.31%) Pega
5 34 (2.96%) webMethods
6 26 (2.26%) BEA
7 25 (2.18%) SAP
8 24 (2.09%) Tableau
9 18 (1.57%) Adobe
10 16 (1.39%) IBM
10 16 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (1.13%) Cloudera
11 13 (1.13%) Google
12 12 (1.05%) VMware
13 11 (0.96%) Cognos
14 9 (0.78%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.78%) EMC
14 9 (0.78%) MuleSoft
15 8 (0.70%) Netezza
15 8 (0.70%) Zend
West Midlands
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £350 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £315 - 385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ludlow, Shropshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps IT
Rate: £350 - £450 a day all inclusive
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Pertemps IT
Rate: £400 to £450 a day all inclusive
Posted: 14 days ago