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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 115 94 78
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.37% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.41% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Average daily rate
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£294 £301 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £600 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.13 £38.25
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -0.32%
Software Developer
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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
2322 1970 2103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.38% 91.88% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1024 1043
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 138 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
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 22 August 2014. 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
Staffordshire - 4 £319 - 6
Warwickshire - 1 £275 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 5
Worcestershire - - - - 5
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (64.71%) .NET
2 19 (55.88%) C#
3 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
5 11 (32.35%) SQL
6 9 (26.47%) WPF
7 8 (23.53%) HTML
7 8 (23.53%) Java
8 7 (20.59%) Perl
8 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
8 7 (20.59%) CSS
8 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
8 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
9 6 (17.65%) MVC
9 6 (17.65%) WinForms
9 6 (17.65%) VBA
10 5 (14.71%) VB
10 5 (14.71%) MySQL
10 5 (14.71%) Web Services
10 5 (14.71%) MS Office
10 5 (14.71%) Back Office
10 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
11 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (11.76%) Windows
11 4 (11.76%) VB.NET
11 4 (11.76%) Degree
11 4 (11.76%) Silverlight
11 4 (11.76%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.94%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) LTE
2 2 (5.88%) Intranet
2 2 (5.88%) 3G
2 2 (5.88%) 2G
2 2 (5.88%) 4G
3 1 (2.94%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (14.71%) Back Office
3 3 (8.82%) Finance
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Automotive
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (64.71%) .NET
2 9 (26.47%) WPF
3 8 (23.53%) HTML
4 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET
4 7 (20.59%) CSS
4 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
5 6 (17.65%) WinForms
6 5 (14.71%) Web Services
7 4 (11.76%) Silverlight
7 4 (11.76%) jQuery
8 3 (8.82%) WCF
9 2 (5.88%) Classic ASP
9 2 (5.88%) JSON
9 2 (5.88%) LINQ
10 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (2.94%) Spring.NET
10 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
10 1 (2.94%) CSS3
10 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.94%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) MVC
2 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.88%) OO
3 2 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (2.94%) Test Automation
4 1 (2.94%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.94%) Test-First Development
4 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.94%) Refactoring
4 1 (2.94%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.94%) AOP
4 1 (2.94%) Web Development
4 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
4 1 (2.94%) MVVM
4 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.94%) BDD
4 1 (2.94%) Signal Processing
4 1 (2.94%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) C#
2 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
3 11 (32.35%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) Java
5 7 (20.59%) Perl
6 6 (17.65%) VBA
7 5 (14.71%) VB
8 4 (11.76%) VB.NET
9 3 (8.82%) C++
10 2 (5.88%) VBScript
10 2 (5.88%) C
11 1 (2.94%) Python
11 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) ION Trading
3 1 (2.94%) Pega
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Business Objects