The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 87 90 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 48 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.75% 1.33% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.40% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 10
Median daily rate £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £438 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +20.00%
Senior 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
2587 2420 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.55% 94.46% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1327 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £522 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 117 181
Median hourly rate £15.99 £14.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.40% -9.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 25 £400 +19.40% 15
Staffordshire +5 9 £363 +20.83% 4
Coventry -1 7 £375 -20.21% 1
Warwickshire -6 1 £375 +22.95%
Wolverhampton - 1 £450 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 43 (48.31%) C#
1 43 (48.31%) .NET
2 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (37.08%) HTML
4 31 (34.83%) JavaScript
5 29 (32.58%) SQL
5 29 (32.58%) CSS
6 26 (29.21%) MVC
7 21 (23.60%) ASP.NET
7 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (22.47%) Web Development
9 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
9 19 (21.35%) PHP
10 18 (20.22%) OO
11 16 (17.98%) Relational Database
12 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (15.73%) CMS
13 13 (14.61%) TDD
13 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
13 13 (14.61%) Java
13 13 (14.61%) WCF
13 13 (14.61%) Git (software)
14 12 (13.48%) REST
14 12 (13.48%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (13.48%) Scrum
14 12 (13.48%) Web Design
15 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
15 11 (12.36%) HTTP
15 11 (12.36%) Linux
16 10 (11.24%) ETL

Senior 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 14 (15.73%) CMS
2 5 (5.62%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.49%) Sitefinity
3 4 (4.49%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.49%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.25%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) IIS
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.25%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.25%) WordPress
5 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) GitHub
2 1 (1.12%) IaaS
2 1 (1.12%) PaaS
2 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) HTTP
2 3 (3.37%) Network Security
3 1 (1.12%) FTP
3 1 (1.12%) SSH
3 1 (1.12%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.98%) Relational Database
3 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.87%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.62%) MySQL
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (3.37%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.25%) OLAP
8 2 (2.25%) QlikView
8 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.12%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.49%) JUnit
5 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.25%) Moq
6 2 (2.25%) NUnit
6 2 (2.25%) Subversion
7 1 (1.12%) Bower
7 1 (1.12%) gulp
7 1 (1.12%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.12%) Toad
7 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.12%) Yeoman
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Marketing
2 4 (4.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.37%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Advertising
4 2 (2.25%) Automotive
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Electronics
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (48.31%) .NET
2 33 (37.08%) HTML
3 29 (32.58%) CSS
4 21 (23.60%) ASP.NET
5 13 (14.61%) WCF
6 12 (13.48%) REST
7 10 (11.24%) .NET Framework
7 10 (11.24%) jQuery
8 9 (10.11%) Web Services
9 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (8.99%) Entity Framework
9 8 (8.99%) RESTful
10 6 (6.74%) HTML5
10 6 (6.74%) Spring
10 6 (6.74%) XML
11 5 (5.62%) JSP
11 5 (5.62%) Servlets
11 5 (5.62%) Struts
11 5 (5.62%) Swing
11 5 (5.62%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.37%) Digital Media
2 3 (3.37%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.25%) User Experience
4 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.36%) Linux
2 9 (10.11%) Mac OS X
2 9 (10.11%) Unix
3 3 (3.37%) Windows
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (2.25%) VxWorks
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.21%) MVC
3 20 (22.47%) Web Development
4 18 (20.22%) OO
5 14 (15.73%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (14.61%) TDD
7 12 (13.48%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (13.48%) Scrum
7 12 (13.48%) Web Design
8 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (11.24%) ETL
9 10 (11.24%) OO PHP
10 9 (10.11%) Configuration Management
10 9 (10.11%) SOLID
11 8 (8.99%) Line Management
12 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
13 6 (6.74%) OOD
14 5 (5.62%) Continuous Deployment
14 5 (5.62%) CRM
14 5 (5.62%) UML
Programming Languages
1 43 (48.31%) C#
2 31 (34.83%) JavaScript
3 29 (32.58%) SQL
4 19 (21.35%) PHP
5 13 (14.61%) Java
6 6 (6.74%) C
7 3 (3.37%) C++
8 2 (2.25%) VB
9 1 (1.12%) Groovy
9 1 (1.12%) Python
9 1 (1.12%) Ruby
9 1 (1.12%) Scala
9 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.49%) Sun Certification
2 1 (1.12%) MCP
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.49%) Sun
3 3 (3.37%) Pega
3 3 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.25%) Informatica
4 2 (2.25%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.12%) SAP