The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 84 96 85
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 41 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.52% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 0.78% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 8
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.29 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-6.91% +0.71%
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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
2477 2181 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.95% 91.26% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1449 1127 777
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 150 152
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +4.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Birmingham +8 14 £363 - 11
Staffordshire - 12 £388 - 6
Warwickshire +4 7 £348 +10.31% 7
Shropshire - 6 £450 -
Coventry -2 1 £425 +6.25% 5
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (52.63%) .NET
2 24 (42.11%) SQL
3 20 (35.09%) C#
4 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (26.32%) jQuery
5 15 (26.32%) Java
5 15 (26.32%) MVC
6 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
6 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
7 12 (21.05%) HTML
7 12 (21.05%) CSS
8 11 (19.30%) Scrum
9 10 (17.54%) Web Services
9 10 (17.54%) SOA
9 10 (17.54%) HTML5
9 10 (17.54%) Node.js
10 8 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET
10 8 (14.04%) J2EE
10 8 (14.04%) TDD
11 7 (12.28%) Oracle
12 6 (10.53%) XML
12 6 (10.53%) UNIX
12 6 (10.53%) RUP
12 6 (10.53%) IBM
12 6 (10.53%) Informatica
12 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
12 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.53%) Pega
12 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (17.54%) Node.js
2 5 (8.77%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.26%) JBoss
4 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.51%) Maven
3 2 (3.51%) ReSharper
3 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.75%) Grunt
4 1 (1.75%) Bower
4 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.75%) Selenium
4 1 (1.75%) JIRA
4 1 (1.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.75%) JMeter
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (52.63%) .NET
2 15 (26.32%) jQuery
3 12 (21.05%) HTML
3 12 (21.05%) CSS
4 10 (17.54%) Web Services
4 10 (17.54%) HTML5
5 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET
5 8 (14.04%) J2EE
6 6 (10.53%) XML
6 6 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 6 (10.53%) WCF
7 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (8.77%) Spring
8 4 (7.02%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.26%) RESTful
9 3 (5.26%) CSS3
9 3 (5.26%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.26%) Entity Framework
9 3 (5.26%) SOAP
10 2 (3.51%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
3 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Animation
3 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) UNIX
2 5 (8.77%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.75%) Android
3 1 (1.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) MVC
3 11 (19.30%) Scrum
4 10 (17.54%) SOA
5 8 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (14.04%) TDD
6 6 (10.53%) RUP
6 6 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.02%) OO
8 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.51%) Kanban
9 2 (3.51%) BDD
10 1 (1.75%) Memory Management
10 1 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.75%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (1.75%) Low Latency
10 1 (1.75%) iOS Development
10 1 (1.75%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.11%) SQL
2 20 (35.09%) C#
3 15 (26.32%) Java
4 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.77%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.77%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.77%) Perl
5 5 (8.77%) PHP
6 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) PHP5
7 1 (1.75%) Ruby
7 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
2 6 (10.53%) IBM
2 6 (10.53%) Informatica
2 6 (10.53%) Pega
3 5 (8.77%) BEA
3 5 (8.77%) webMethods
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.75%) HP