The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 117 103 120
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 25 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 0.59% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Median daily rate £343 £300 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.66% -
Software 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
3056 2380 2400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.17% 94.29% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1834 1377 1196
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 150 168
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.19 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.16 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Developer across the West Midlands region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Developer across the West Midlands region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 September 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
Staffordshire +5 9 £350 +12.00% 10
Solihull +3 4 - -
Shropshire - 4 - -
Coventry -11 3 £328 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 30 (65.22%) C#
2 29 (63.04%) .NET
3 27 (58.70%) HTML
4 23 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (43.48%) CSS
7 16 (34.78%) MVC
8 15 (32.61%) HTML5
9 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
9 14 (30.43%) SQL
10 13 (28.26%) jQuery
11 12 (26.09%) Visual Studio
11 12 (26.09%) XML
12 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET
12 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
12 11 (23.91%) REST
13 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
14 9 (19.57%) Java
15 8 (17.39%) SOAP
15 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
16 7 (15.22%) CSS3
16 7 (15.22%) Scala
16 7 (15.22%) Web Development
16 7 (15.22%) JSON
16 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
16 7 (15.22%) OOP
17 6 (13.04%) Web Services
17 6 (13.04%) Degree
17 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (13.04%) Ajax

Software 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 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.35%) JBoss
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.35%) Umbraco
2 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) nginx
3 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.17%) Firebase
1 1 (2.17%) GitHub
1 1 (2.17%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) Multicast
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) Intranet
3 1 (2.17%) Network Security
3 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) MongoDB
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.17%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) Riak
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.87%) IntelliJ
3 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.52%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.35%) JUnit
4 2 (4.35%) Selenium
5 1 (2.17%) Ant
5 1 (2.17%) Gatling
5 1 (2.17%) Grunt
5 1 (2.17%) gulp
5 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.17%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.17%) NSubstitute
5 1 (2.17%) NUnit
5 1 (2.17%) ReSharper
5 1 (2.17%) Sublime Text
General
1 4 (8.70%) Retail
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (63.04%) .NET
2 27 (58.70%) HTML
3 20 (43.48%) CSS
4 15 (32.61%) HTML5
5 13 (28.26%) jQuery
6 12 (26.09%) XML
7 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET
7 11 (23.91%) REST
8 8 (17.39%) SOAP
9 7 (15.22%) CSS3
9 7 (15.22%) JSON
10 6 (13.04%) Ajax
10 6 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (13.04%) Web Services
11 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
11 5 (10.87%) AngularJS
11 5 (10.87%) Play Framework
11 5 (10.87%) WinForms
12 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (8.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) e-Learning
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.17%) Life Science
3 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Linux
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) VxWorks
4 1 (2.17%) Fedora
4 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.78%) MVC
3 14 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 7 (15.22%) OOP
4 7 (15.22%) Web Development
5 6 (13.04%) Open Source
6 5 (10.87%) DevOps
6 5 (10.87%) OO
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.87%) TDD
6 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Microservices
7 4 (8.70%) Network Management
8 3 (6.52%) OOD
9 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.35%) Migration
9 2 (4.35%) Scrum
9 2 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (65.22%) C#
2 23 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (30.43%) SQL
4 9 (19.57%) Java
5 7 (15.22%) Scala
6 3 (6.52%) C
6 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.17%) Groovy
7 1 (2.17%) Haskell
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) PHP 5
7 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Grafana
2 1 (2.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Canon
3 2 (4.35%) Google
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) webMethods
4 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.17%) DevExpress
4 1 (2.17%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.17%) MuleSoft
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
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