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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Developer
Rank 91 94 90
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 17 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.80% 0.71% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.78% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 2
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£364 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £326 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £425 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £366
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.47%
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
1931 1920 1726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.74% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 995 798
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 138 187
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.40 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 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 28 January 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
Coventry +6 6 £370 -1.33% 5
Birmingham -6 4 £275 -35.29% 13
Staffordshire +7 2 £375 - 11
Warwickshire -5 1 - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 5
Stourbridge - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Senior Developer
England

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 20 (46.51%) .NET
2 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
3 17 (39.53%) HTML
3 17 (39.53%) CSS
4 14 (32.56%) C#
4 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (30.23%) Java
6 12 (27.91%) MVC
7 10 (23.26%) jQuery
7 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
8 9 (20.93%) HTML5
8 9 (20.93%) SQL
8 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
9 7 (16.28%) SOA
9 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
10 6 (13.95%) Scrum
10 6 (13.95%) Web Services
10 6 (13.95%) XML
10 6 (13.95%) OO
10 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
10 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
10 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
11 5 (11.63%) Marketing
12 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
12 4 (9.30%) TDD
12 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC 2
12 4 (9.30%) Node.js
12 4 (9.30%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
1 4 (9.30%) Node.js
2 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) JIRA
3 2 (4.65%) Maven
3 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.65%) Ant
4 1 (2.33%) Grunt
4 1 (2.33%) Bower
4 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.33%) JMeter
4 1 (2.33%) ProC
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 5 (11.63%) Marketing
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (46.51%) .NET
2 17 (39.53%) HTML
2 17 (39.53%) CSS
3 10 (23.26%) jQuery
3 10 (23.26%) AngularJS
4 9 (20.93%) HTML5
4 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
5 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
6 6 (13.95%) Web Services
6 6 (13.95%) XML
7 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 4 (9.30%) J2EE
8 3 (6.98%) CSS3
8 3 (6.98%) PhoneGap
8 3 (6.98%) WCF
8 3 (6.98%) JSON
9 2 (4.65%) Java EE
9 2 (4.65%) Ajax
9 2 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) N-Tier
1 4 (9.30%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.98%) Android
2 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.91%) MVC
3 7 (16.28%) SOA
4 6 (13.95%) Scrum
4 6 (13.95%) OO
4 6 (13.95%) E-Commerce
4 6 (13.95%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.30%) TDD
5 4 (9.30%) UML
5 4 (9.30%) OOP
6 3 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (6.98%) Android Development
6 3 (6.98%) iOS Development
6 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.65%) Kanban
7 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
8 1 (2.33%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 18 (41.86%) JavaScript
2 14 (32.56%) C#
3 13 (30.23%) Java
4 9 (20.93%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 2 (4.65%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) ActionScript
6 1 (2.33%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) C
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.33%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 2 (4.65%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.98%) Sencha
2 2 (4.65%) IBM
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) HP
3 1 (2.33%) MicroStrategy
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