The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
England / West Midlands
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 536 636 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.58% 24.37% 18.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.08% 25.61% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 400 249
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -28.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £20.00 £21.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.80 £32.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
- +13.19%

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
2226 2483 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.77% 95.13% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1395 1165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 77 176
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.85 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 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 0 172 £400 +23.07% 73
Coventry 0 82 £400 +14.28% 25
Warwickshire -1 50 £375 +3.44% 27
Shropshire 0 48 £450 +5.88% 12
Staffordshire 0 41 £350 +9.37% 27
Herefordshire +2 21 £285 -32.94% 1
Solihull -8 11 £350 -6.66% 18
Worcestershire +1 10 £350 -9.67% 28
Wolverhampton +4 7 £318 +5.83% 3
Walsall +2 3 £325 +4.83% 2
West Bromwich -3 1 - -
Smethwick - 1 - -
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 473 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
2 459 (38.73%) HTML
3 451 (38.06%) JavaScript
4 401 (33.84%) CSS
5 380 (32.07%) .NET
6 330 (27.85%) C#
7 305 (25.74%) SQL
8 264 (22.28%) Microsoft
9 248 (20.93%) MVC
10 247 (20.84%) Java
11 211 (17.81%) SQL Server
12 209 (17.64%) AngularJS
13 186 (15.70%) ASP.NET
14 171 (14.43%) Scrum
15 167 (14.09%) HTML5
16 157 (13.25%) TDD
17 156 (13.16%) Web Development
18 154 (13.00%) Web Services
19 149 (12.57%) jQuery
20 148 (12.49%) Business Intelligence
21 126 (10.63%) .NET Framework
22 121 (10.21%) ASP.NET MVC
23 120 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
24 115 (9.70%) XML
25 113 (9.54%) CRM
26 109 (9.20%) Git (software)
27 107 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
28 101 (8.52%) PHP
29 100 (8.44%) Oracle
30 99 (8.35%) BDD

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 54 (4.56%) CMS
2 49 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.62%) Drupal
4 24 (2.03%) Tomcat
5 23 (1.94%) Confluence
6 20 (1.69%) Apache
7 14 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (1.10%) WordPress
9 12 (1.01%) OpenEdge
10 11 (0.93%) JBoss
10 11 (0.93%) Umbraco
11 10 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 9 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.76%) Sitefinity
12 9 (0.76%) WebSphere
13 8 (0.68%) nginx
14 7 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.51%) K2 blackpearl
15 6 (0.51%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 50 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.51%) MS Office
4 5 (0.42%) HipChat
5 3 (0.25%) InDesign
5 3 (0.25%) InVision
5 3 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) UXPin
6 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.084%) CATIA
7 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.084%) MS Project
7 1 (0.084%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.084%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 93 (7.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.42%) Magento
5 4 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 4 (0.34%) Maximo
5 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.25%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.17%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.084%) Exstream
8 1 (0.084%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.084%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.084%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.084%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.084%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 107 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.69%) GitHub
3 18 (1.52%) IaaS
4 17 (1.43%) SaaS
5 16 (1.35%) PaaS
6 14 (1.18%) Office 365
7 8 (0.68%) Google Analytics
8 6 (0.51%) Slack
9 3 (0.25%) Heroku
9 3 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.084%) Boomi
11 1 (0.084%) Google Play
11 1 (0.084%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.46%) HTTP
2 9 (0.76%) LDAP
3 8 (0.68%) Skype
4 7 (0.59%) SSL
4 7 (0.59%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.51%) Internet
5 6 (0.51%) Network Security
6 5 (0.42%) Firewall
7 3 (0.25%) Intranet
8 1 (0.084%) Broadband
8 1 (0.084%) Extranet
8 1 (0.084%) FTP
8 1 (0.084%) SSH
8 1 (0.084%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 82 (6.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 77 (6.50%) MySQL
6 62 (5.23%) Relational Database
7 58 (4.89%) MongoDB
8 49 (4.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 38 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (2.95%) BusinessObjects
11 34 (2.87%) NoSQL
12 32 (2.70%) Power BI
13 31 (2.62%) QlikView
13 31 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
15 21 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (1.60%) Oracle Database
17 17 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
18 13 (1.10%) OLAP
19 12 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 109 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 96 (8.10%) Visual Studio
3 67 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (4.56%) Jenkins
5 49 (4.14%) Subversion
6 44 (3.71%) Visual Studio Team System
7 33 (2.78%) NUnit
8 30 (2.53%) JIRA
9 27 (2.28%) gulp
10 26 (2.19%) JUnit
11 25 (2.11%) IntelliJ
11 25 (2.11%) Moq
11 25 (2.11%) Selenium
12 24 (2.03%) Cucumber
13 22 (1.86%) Eclipse
14 20 (1.69%) Grunt
15 16 (1.35%) Jasmine
16 14 (1.18%) Ant
16 14 (1.18%) Protractor
17 12 (1.01%) Maven
General
1 89 (7.51%) Finance
2 50 (4.22%) Retail
3 43 (3.63%) Marketing
4 40 (3.38%) Advertising
5 35 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.60%) Banking
7 14 (1.18%) Games
8 11 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.68%) Automotive
10 4 (0.34%) Electronics
11 3 (0.25%) Back Office
12 2 (0.17%) Billing
12 2 (0.17%) Local Government
12 2 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.084%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.084%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.084%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.084%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.084%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 459 (38.73%) HTML
2 401 (33.84%) CSS
3 380 (32.07%) .NET
4 209 (17.64%) AngularJS
5 186 (15.70%) ASP.NET
6 167 (14.09%) HTML5
7 154 (13.00%) Web Services
8 149 (12.57%) jQuery
9 126 (10.63%) .NET Framework
10 121 (10.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 115 (9.70%) XML
12 92 (7.76%) REST
12 92 (7.76%) WCF
13 87 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
14 85 (7.17%) RESTful
15 81 (6.84%) Entity Framework
16 78 (6.58%) CSS3
17 64 (5.40%) Node.js
18 63 (5.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 59 (4.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.64%) User Experience
2 38 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 18 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 9 (0.76%) W3C
6 8 (0.68%) NHS
7 7 (0.59%) DataPower
8 6 (0.51%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.42%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.42%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.42%) e-Learning
9 5 (0.42%) iPad
9 5 (0.42%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.34%) AS400
10 4 (0.34%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.34%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.25%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (8.19%) Linux
2 71 (5.99%) Unix
3 39 (3.29%) Windows
4 27 (2.28%) Android
5 22 (1.86%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.77%) Mac OS X
7 13 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 7 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.42%) AIX
9 5 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.34%) VME
11 3 (0.25%) Debian
11 3 (0.25%) SUSE
12 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.17%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.084%) CentOS
13 1 (0.084%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.084%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (39.92%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (20.93%) MVC
3 171 (14.43%) Scrum
4 157 (13.25%) TDD
5 156 (13.16%) Web Development
6 148 (12.49%) Business Intelligence
7 120 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 113 (9.54%) CRM
9 99 (8.35%) BDD
10 98 (8.27%) OO
11 92 (7.76%) Front End Development
12 72 (6.08%) ETL
13 65 (5.49%) SOLID
14 57 (4.81%) Migration
14 57 (4.81%) Open Source
15 49 (4.14%) Responsive Web Design
16 44 (3.71%) Web Design
17 43 (3.63%) Configuration Management
18 42 (3.54%) Microservices
19 40 (3.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 451 (38.06%) JavaScript
2 330 (27.85%) C#
3 305 (25.74%) SQL
4 247 (20.84%) Java
5 101 (8.52%) PHP
6 62 (5.23%) T-SQL
7 61 (5.15%) Scala
8 42 (3.54%) PL/SQL
9 40 (3.38%) Python
10 27 (2.28%) Ruby
11 23 (1.94%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.69%) COBOL
12 20 (1.69%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.69%) X++
13 19 (1.60%) VB.NET
14 17 (1.43%) Perl
15 13 (1.10%) C++
16 12 (1.01%) TypeScript
17 10 (0.84%) C
17 10 (0.84%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 57 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 32 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 23 (1.94%) Degree
4 9 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 8 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (0.51%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.17%) ISEB
7 2 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.084%) MCP
8 1 (0.084%) MCPD
8 1 (0.084%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.60%) QA
2 11 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.42%) SLA
4 4 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.17%) MISRA
5 2 (0.17%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.084%) SDET
6 1 (0.084%) WAI
System Software
1 34 (2.87%) Docker
2 7 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.084%) Firmware
3 1 (0.084%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (2.03%) Puppet
2 10 (0.84%) Grafana
3 9 (0.76%) Kibana
4 7 (0.59%) Ansible
5 4 (0.34%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (0.34%) Netcool
5 4 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.25%) logstash
6 3 (0.25%) rkt
7 2 (0.17%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.17%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.17%) Terraform
8 1 (0.084%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.084%) Plesk
Vendors
1 264 (22.28%) Microsoft
2 100 (8.44%) Oracle
3 39 (3.29%) IBM
4 25 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (1.86%) SAP
6 20 (1.69%) Google
6 20 (1.69%) Informatica
7 17 (1.43%) webMethods
8 16 (1.35%) Adobe
8 16 (1.35%) Pega
9 15 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 15 (1.27%) Xamarin
10 12 (1.01%) Progress
11 10 (0.84%) Micro Focus
12 9 (0.76%) Zend
13 8 (0.68%) Cognos
14 7 (0.59%) BEA
14 7 (0.59%) Sitecore
15 6 (0.51%) Tableau
16 5 (0.42%) Apple
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £479 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Posted: 3 days ago