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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 99 85 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 19 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.71% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.76% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 12
Average daily rate £325 £325 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -29.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £255 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £435 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.29 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.22%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2153 1705 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.02% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 799 955
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 154 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 6 £363 +11.53% 9
Coventry -3 4 £400 - 1
Warwickshire -10 3 £315 -3.07% 5
Worcestershire - 2 £313 - 6
Staffordshire - 2 - - 2
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (60.00%) C#
2 17 (56.67%) .NET
3 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
4 11 (36.67%) MVC
5 9 (30.00%) Oracle
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (23.33%) Java
7 7 (23.33%) Windows
8 6 (20.00%) HTML
8 6 (20.00%) Retail
8 6 (20.00%) WPF
9 5 (16.67%) TDD
9 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
9 5 (16.67%) CSS
10 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (13.33%) WCF
10 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (10.00%) NHibernate
11 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (10.00%) Scrum
11 3 (10.00%) WinForms
11 3 (10.00%) Business Objects
11 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
11 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.33%) ReportNet
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.33%) Cognos Powerplay
5 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.33%) DTS
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 6 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Back Office
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (56.67%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (20.00%) WPF
4 6 (20.00%) HTML
5 5 (16.67%) CSS
6 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
6 4 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (13.33%) WCF
7 3 (10.00%) NHibernate
7 3 (10.00%) WinForms
8 2 (6.67%) SOAP
8 2 (6.67%) Web Services
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 2 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
8 2 (6.67%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (6.67%) jQuery
8 2 (6.67%) Spring.NET
8 2 (6.67%) HTML5
9 1 (3.33%) REST
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) MVC
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) AOP
5 2 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (3.33%) MVVM
6 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.33%) BDD
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
6 1 (3.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (3.33%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.33%) Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Data Transformation
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.33%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (3.33%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) C#
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 7 (23.33%) Java
5 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (6.67%) VB
7 1 (3.33%) VB6
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) Perl
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.67%) Cognos
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.67%) Teradata
4 1 (3.33%) Facebook
4 1 (3.33%) BEA
4 1 (3.33%) Informatica
4 1 (3.33%) webMethods
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