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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 458 442 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.38% 21.73% 24.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.10% 23.49% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 282 283
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 15
Average hourly rate £28.75 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.79% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £23.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £25.20 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
2279 1882 2071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.45% 92.53% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1225 1024 1019
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 146 175
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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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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 0 167 £350 +11.11% 63
Coventry +1 63 £320 +16.36% 30
Warwickshire 0 63 £350 +5.66% 36
Staffordshire 0 34 £325 +6.12% 27
Worcestershire +1 18 £250 -19.54% 12
Shropshire -10 13 £250 -9.09% 5
Solihull -4 10 £319 +10.86% 13
Wolverhampton -8 7 £265 -3.63% 7
Herefordshire -3 6 £390 +32.20% 1
West Bromwich -1 4 £425 - 1
Walsall -2 2 £336 +6.74% 4
Dudley - 2 £500 -
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 370 (39.32%) .NET
2 355 (37.73%) JavaScript
3 307 (32.62%) HTML
4 298 (31.67%) C#
5 293 (31.14%) CSS
6 265 (28.16%) SQL Server
7 233 (24.76%) ASP.NET
8 224 (23.80%) SQL
9 182 (19.34%) jQuery
10 172 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
11 160 (17.00%) Microsoft
12 144 (15.30%) MVC
13 130 (13.82%) HTML5
14 126 (13.39%) Java
15 123 (13.07%) Web Services
16 103 (10.95%) CSS3
17 91 (9.67%) XML
18 88 (9.35%) WCF
19 83 (8.82%) Oracle
20 79 (8.40%) PHP
21 78 (8.29%) SharePoint
21 78 (8.29%) .NET Framework
22 75 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 75 (7.97%) CRM
22 75 (7.97%) OO
23 74 (7.86%) VB.NET
24 69 (7.33%) MySQL
25 68 (7.23%) Visual Studio
26 67 (7.12%) Finance
27 66 (7.01%) Business Intelligence

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 78 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 41 (4.36%) WebSphere
3 35 (3.72%) CMS
4 27 (2.87%) Apache
4 27 (2.87%) IIS
4 27 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (2.55%) OpenEdge
6 23 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 21 (2.23%) Node.js
8 18 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.17%) Umbraco
9 11 (1.17%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.17%) JBoss
10 9 (0.96%) LiveLink
11 8 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (0.74%) WordPress
13 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.64%) Drupal
13 6 (0.64%) Joomla!
14 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.44%) Photoshop
3 16 (1.70%) InfoPath
4 11 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.96%) MS Office
6 8 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.11%) Blender
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.11%) Simulink
8 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 58 (6.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.81%) Magento
3 10 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.64%) TRIRIGA
5 5 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.32%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.21%) MoSes
9 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.11%) Agresso
9 1 (0.11%) Tridion
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.11%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.17%) Office 365
3 7 (0.74%) SaaS
4 6 (0.64%) GitHub
5 3 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Force.com
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.66%) Intranet
2 24 (2.55%) HTTP
3 16 (1.70%) Internet
4 7 (0.74%) FTP
5 3 (0.32%) LDAP
6 2 (0.21%) Extranet
6 2 (0.21%) LTE
7 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.11%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.11%) LAN
7 1 (0.11%) VoIP
7 1 (0.11%) WAN
7 1 (0.11%) SMTP
7 1 (0.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (28.16%) SQL Server
2 75 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (7.33%) MySQL
4 53 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (5.31%) Relational Database
7 41 (4.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 41 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (3.51%) Oracle Database
10 20 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (2.02%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (1.17%) Data Mart
15 10 (1.06%) OLAP
16 9 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (0.85%) MS Access
18 7 (0.74%) MongoDB
18 7 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 68 (7.23%) Visual Studio
2 42 (4.46%) Subversion
2 42 (4.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (3.29%) Git (software)
4 18 (1.91%) Eclipse
4 18 (1.91%) JIRA
5 17 (1.81%) NUnit
6 15 (1.59%) Maven
7 14 (1.49%) Ant
8 10 (1.06%) MSBuild
9 9 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (0.96%) Toad
10 8 (0.85%) WebSpeed
11 7 (0.74%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.53%) Grunt
12 5 (0.53%) Jenkins
12 5 (0.53%) StyleCop
12 5 (0.53%) MSTest
12 5 (0.53%) NDepend
General
1 67 (7.12%) Finance
2 21 (2.23%) Retail
3 18 (1.91%) Advertising
4 16 (1.70%) Manufacturing
4 16 (1.70%) Marketing
5 15 (1.59%) Automotive
6 14 (1.49%) Back Office
7 10 (1.06%) Banking
8 9 (0.96%) Games
9 8 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 6 (0.64%) Publishing
11 5 (0.53%) German Language
11 5 (0.53%) Electronics
12 3 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (39.32%) .NET
2 307 (32.62%) HTML
3 293 (31.14%) CSS
4 233 (24.76%) ASP.NET
5 182 (19.34%) jQuery
6 130 (13.82%) HTML5
7 123 (13.07%) Web Services
8 103 (10.95%) CSS3
9 91 (9.67%) XML
10 88 (9.35%) WCF
11 78 (8.29%) .NET Framework
12 65 (6.91%) Ajax
13 64 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
14 62 (6.59%) AngularJS
15 45 (4.78%) J2EE
16 34 (3.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 28 (2.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 28 (2.98%) Backbone.js
18 27 (2.87%) KnockoutJS
18 27 (2.87%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (3.19%) Mobile App
3 28 (2.98%) N-Tier
4 27 (2.87%) User Experience
5 17 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (1.28%) iPad
7 11 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.06%) NHS
9 9 (0.96%) Open Source
9 9 (0.96%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.85%) Data Integration
10 8 (0.85%) Pocket PC
11 7 (0.74%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.64%) E-Learning
12 6 (0.64%) W3C
12 6 (0.64%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
13 5 (0.53%) Digital Media
13 5 (0.53%) Social Media
13 5 (0.53%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 52 (5.53%) Windows
2 35 (3.72%) UNIX
3 27 (2.87%) Linux
4 26 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 24 (2.55%) Android
6 12 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
6 12 (1.28%) Windows 8
7 10 (1.06%) Windows CE
7 10 (1.06%) Windows Phone
8 8 (0.85%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (0.64%) AIX
10 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.32%) Solaris
13 2 (0.21%) HPUX
13 2 (0.21%) VME
14 1 (0.11%) BlackBerry OS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.11%) VMS
14 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (15.30%) MVC
3 75 (7.97%) CRM
3 75 (7.97%) OO
4 66 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
5 59 (6.27%) TDD
6 56 (5.95%) Unit Testing
7 55 (5.84%) Web Development
8 49 (5.21%) E-Commerce
9 40 (4.25%) Scrum
10 35 (3.72%) Migration
11 34 (3.61%) Responsive Web Design
12 33 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (3.40%) OOP
14 30 (3.19%) Workflow
15 27 (2.87%) SOA
16 26 (2.76%) Software Engineering
16 26 (2.76%) Waterfall
17 22 (2.34%) Content Management
17 22 (2.34%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 355 (37.73%) JavaScript
2 298 (31.67%) C#
3 224 (23.80%) SQL
4 126 (13.39%) Java
5 79 (8.40%) PHP
6 74 (7.86%) VB.NET
7 40 (4.25%) T-SQL
8 34 (3.61%) PL/SQL
9 30 (3.19%) VB
10 27 (2.87%) VBScript
11 20 (2.13%) VBA
12 17 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 17 (1.81%) C++
13 13 (1.38%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.38%) Ruby
14 12 (1.28%) C
15 11 (1.17%) ABAP
15 11 (1.17%) ActionScript
16 10 (1.06%) Python
16 10 (1.06%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 22 (2.34%) Security Cleared
2 20 (2.13%) Degree
3 13 (1.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.21%) MCTS
6 2 (0.21%) MCITP
7 1 (0.11%) AAT
7 1 (0.11%) ICAEW
7 1 (0.11%) PhD
7 1 (0.11%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.11%) HL7
2 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 160 (17.00%) Microsoft
2 83 (8.82%) Oracle
3 27 (2.87%) IBM
4 24 (2.55%) SAP
5 22 (2.34%) Adobe
5 22 (2.34%) Zend
6 17 (1.81%) Sitecore
6 17 (1.81%) Business Objects
7 15 (1.59%) Progress
8 13 (1.38%) MicroStrategy
9 9 (0.96%) Open Text
10 7 (0.74%) Capita
10 7 (0.74%) HP
10 7 (0.74%) Apple
10 7 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.64%) webMethods
12 5 (0.53%) Sencha
13 4 (0.43%) Hyperion
13 4 (0.43%) Informatica
13 4 (0.43%) ICL
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 to £230 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £100.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Rate: £330 - £340 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stourport-On-Severn, Worcestershire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £16k - 18k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group
Posted: 10 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago