The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 87 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 28 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.62% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.78% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £318 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% -11.76%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 1800 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.71% 91.23% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 873 985
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 129 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Developer across the West Midlands region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Developer across the West Midlands region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Coventry -8 7 £325 -3.70% 4
Warwickshire - 7 £325 - 3
Birmingham -12 5 £238 -34.02% 8
Staffordshire +3 4 £300 -19.46% 9
Shropshire -3 1 £350 - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 30 (66.67%) .NET
2 25 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 23 (51.11%) C#
4 18 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (33.33%) MVC
5 15 (33.33%) HTML
5 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 14 (31.11%) SQL
6 14 (31.11%) CSS
7 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 10 (22.22%) jQuery
9 8 (17.78%) XML
10 7 (15.56%) Java
10 7 (15.56%) Back Office
10 7 (15.56%) Web Services
10 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
10 7 (15.56%) TDD
10 7 (15.56%) HTML5
11 6 (13.33%) CSS3
11 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
12 5 (11.11%) WPF
12 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (11.11%) Capita
12 5 (11.11%) Oracle
13 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
13 4 (8.89%) Windows
13 4 (8.89%) OO
13 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
13 4 (8.89%) N-Tier
13 4 (8.89%) SOA

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.89%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (2.22%) DTS
5 1 (2.22%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.22%) ReportNet
5 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.67%) PhoneGap
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Ant
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) JMeter
2 1 (2.22%) Subversion
2 1 (2.22%) Maven
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (15.56%) Back Office
2 4 (8.89%) Automotive
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (66.67%) .NET
2 25 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 15 (33.33%) HTML
4 14 (31.11%) CSS
5 12 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (22.22%) jQuery
7 8 (17.78%) XML
8 7 (15.56%) Web Services
8 7 (15.56%) .NET Framework
8 7 (15.56%) HTML5
9 6 (13.33%) CSS3
10 5 (11.11%) WPF
11 4 (8.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (8.89%) NHibernate
11 4 (8.89%) WinForms
12 3 (6.67%) Ajax
12 3 (6.67%) J2EE
12 3 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
12 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 3 (6.67%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) N-Tier
1 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Android
2 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) MVC
2 7 (15.56%) TDD
3 5 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.89%) iOS Development
4 4 (8.89%) Migration
4 4 (8.89%) OO
4 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
4 4 (8.89%) SOA
5 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (6.67%) UML
5 3 (6.67%) AOP
5 3 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.44%) Web Development
6 2 (4.44%) Android Development
6 2 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (4.44%) Analytics
6 2 (4.44%) Scrum
6 2 (4.44%) OOP
6 2 (4.44%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 23 (51.11%) C#
2 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.11%) SQL
4 7 (15.56%) Java
5 4 (8.89%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.44%) VB
7 1 (2.22%) ABAP
7 1 (2.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle
1 5 (11.11%) Capita
2 2 (4.44%) Sencha
2 2 (4.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) HP
3 1 (2.22%) webMethods
3 1 (2.22%) Teradata
3 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Cognos
3 1 (2.22%) Facebook
3 1 (2.22%) Google
3 1 (2.22%) Sitecore