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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 114 88 96
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 29 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.27% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.33% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 15
Median daily rate £366 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £334 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +33.33%
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
2835 2261 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.59% 95.40% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1688 1376 1123
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 137 198
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £29.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -19 7 £455 +21.33% 3
Staffordshire +5 6 £360 +2.85% 8
Coventry -5 5 £450 +15.38% 1
Warwickshire -6 4 £305 -23.75% 4
Wolverhampton +3 3 £255 -23.88%
Shropshire -30 3 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 £338 - 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (27.50%) Shell Script
3 21 (26.25%) SQL
4 20 (25.00%) .NET
4 20 (25.00%) Oracle
5 19 (23.75%) MVC
5 19 (23.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (22.50%) Linux
7 17 (21.25%) C#
7 17 (21.25%) Java
7 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
7 17 (21.25%) Software Engineering
8 14 (17.50%) Ruby
8 14 (17.50%) HTML
8 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 14 (17.50%) Puppet
8 14 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (17.50%) OpenStack
8 14 (17.50%) Vagrant
8 14 (17.50%) Packer
8 14 (17.50%) Terraform
8 14 (17.50%) Consul
9 13 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (16.25%) Unix
9 13 (16.25%) CSS
9 13 (16.25%) Google
9 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (15.00%) Scrum
10 12 (15.00%) ASP.NET
10 12 (15.00%) OO

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 (17.50%) OpenStack
2 11 (13.75%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.50%) CMS
4 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.50%) IIS
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.50%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Kentico
5 1 (1.25%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (16.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) DNS
1 1 (1.25%) HTTP
1 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
4 8 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.25%) MariaDB
7 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
8 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.25%) MySQL
10 1 (1.25%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (17.50%) Vagrant
2 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.25%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.50%) ClearQuest
5 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.25%) CA Gen
6 1 (1.25%) JIRA
6 1 (1.25%) PVCS
6 1 (1.25%) Subversion
6 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.25%) Back Office
2 3 (3.75%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) HTML
3 13 (16.25%) CSS
4 12 (15.00%) ASP.NET
5 11 (13.75%) J2EE
6 10 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (12.50%) ELK Stack
6 10 (12.50%) REST
6 10 (12.50%) Sensu
7 9 (11.25%) jQuery
7 9 (11.25%) Web Services
8 8 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (8.75%) Ajax
9 7 (8.75%) WCF
10 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 6 (7.50%) SOAP
11 5 (6.25%) HTML5
12 4 (5.00%) AngularJS
12 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Linux
2 13 (16.25%) Unix
3 6 (7.50%) Windows
4 4 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (5.00%) VxWorks
4 4 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (23.75%) MVC
3 17 (21.25%) Software Engineering
4 12 (15.00%) OO
4 12 (15.00%) Scrum
5 10 (12.50%) SDLC
5 10 (12.50%) Service Management
6 9 (11.25%) Data Modelling
7 8 (10.00%) RUP
7 8 (10.00%) Waterfall
8 7 (8.75%) DevOps
8 7 (8.75%) Test Strategy
9 6 (7.50%) TDD
10 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.00%) ETL
11 4 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
11 4 (5.00%) Open Source
11 4 (5.00%) SOLID
11 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.50%) Shell Script
2 21 (26.25%) SQL
3 17 (21.25%) C#
3 17 (21.25%) Java
3 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
4 14 (17.50%) Ruby
5 6 (7.50%) PHP
6 5 (6.25%) C
6 5 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.75%) C++
8 2 (2.50%) R
8 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (17.50%) Consul
1 14 (17.50%) Packer
1 14 (17.50%) Puppet
1 14 (17.50%) Terraform
2 10 (12.50%) Uchiwa
3 9 (11.25%) Grafana
3 9 (11.25%) Graphite
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Oracle
2 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.25%) Google
4 12 (15.00%) Pega
5 11 (13.75%) Tableau
6 10 (12.50%) MuleSoft
7 9 (11.25%) Atlassian
7 9 (11.25%) ForgeRock
8 8 (10.00%) Informatica
9 4 (5.00%) WSO2
10 2 (2.50%) hybris
10 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.25%) Adobe
11 1 (1.25%) BEA
11 1 (1.25%) Capita
11 1 (1.25%) CODA
11 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.25%) webMethods
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago