The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 104 100 74
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.51% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.55% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 20
Average daily rate £460 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £347 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.47 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% -7.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.48%
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
2380 1990 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.00% 92.34% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1114 1021
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 173 141
Average hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire - 10 £480 - 2
Staffordshire -1 7 £338 - 10
Warwickshire +2 2 £338 - 4
Coventry -1 2 £324 -13.66% 4
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 24 (63.16%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 18 (47.37%) C#
4 14 (36.84%) VB.NET
5 13 (34.21%) WinForms
6 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
7 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
8 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET
9 9 (23.68%) Unix
10 8 (21.05%) HTML
10 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
10 8 (21.05%) Migration
11 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
11 7 (18.42%) Java
11 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
11 7 (18.42%) VB
11 7 (18.42%) CSS
12 6 (15.79%) jQuery
12 6 (15.79%) HTML5
12 6 (15.79%) Oracle
12 6 (15.79%) Informatica
12 6 (15.79%) VB6
12 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (15.79%) WPF
13 5 (13.16%) MVC
13 5 (13.16%) Scrum
13 5 (13.16%) webMethods
13 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
13 5 (13.16%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.89%) Confluence
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
1 2 (5.26%) SSL
1 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.89%) Pentaho
3 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) JIRA
1 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.89%) PVCS
2 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.26%) ClearCase
3 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.26%) IntelliJ
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) JUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Blend
3 2 (5.26%) PHPUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.63%) NSubstitute
4 1 (2.63%) NuGet
4 1 (2.63%) NUnit
4 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (63.16%) .NET
2 13 (34.21%) WinForms
3 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET
4 8 (21.05%) HTML
5 7 (18.42%) CSS
6 6 (15.79%) HTML5
6 6 (15.79%) jQuery
6 6 (15.79%) WPF
7 5 (13.16%) XML
8 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 4 (10.53%) Ajax
8 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (10.53%) J2EE
8 4 (10.53%) JSON
8 4 (10.53%) REST
8 4 (10.53%) WCF
9 3 (7.89%) CSS3
10 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (5.26%) Entity Framework
10 2 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Integration
1 3 (7.89%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.26%) Linked Data
2 2 (5.26%) RIA
2 2 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Unix
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 8 (21.05%) Migration
3 7 (18.42%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.16%) MVC
5 5 (13.16%) OO
5 5 (13.16%) Scrum
6 4 (10.53%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.89%) BDD
7 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.89%) DevOps
7 3 (7.89%) ETL
7 3 (7.89%) ETL Development
7 3 (7.89%) Open Source
7 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.89%) RUP
7 3 (7.89%) TDD
8 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 18 (47.37%) C#
3 14 (36.84%) VB.NET
4 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
5 7 (18.42%) Java
5 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
5 7 (18.42%) VB
6 6 (15.79%) VB6
7 3 (7.89%) Perl
7 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
7 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
8 2 (5.26%) Haskell
8 2 (5.26%) PHP
8 2 (5.26%) Scala
9 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Docker
1 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
1 2 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Informatica
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) webMethods
3 3 (7.89%) BEA
3 3 (7.89%) Cloudera
3 3 (7.89%) Pega
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe
4 2 (5.26%) DevExpress
4 2 (5.26%) VMware
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