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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 100 72 89
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 1.27% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.39% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 6
Average daily rate
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£333 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £248 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £306 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.47 £35.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +13.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.52 £35.00 £23.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £35.00 £38.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
2116 1946 1901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.93% 91.23% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1022 873
Average daily rate £350 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 147 192
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 £10.50 £10.28 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Warwickshire - 5 £385 - 3
Birmingham -7 3 £230 -8.00% 7
Coventry -7 2 £385 +33.91% 5
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (85.00%) .NET
2 12 (60.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) C#
4 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 10 (50.00%) OO
5 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (40.00%) VBScript
6 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
7 7 (35.00%) VBA
7 7 (35.00%) VB
8 6 (30.00%) HTML
8 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
8 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
8 6 (30.00%) CSS
8 6 (30.00%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (25.00%) XML
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (20.00%) IIS
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 3 (15.00%) jQuery
11 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
11 3 (15.00%) Validation
11 3 (15.00%) WinForms
11 3 (15.00%) Web Services
11 3 (15.00%) OOP
12 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 2 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
12 2 (10.00%) Motorola

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) HTML
2 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (30.00%) CSS
3 5 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (15.00%) jQuery
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.00%) WinForms
4 3 (15.00%) Web Services
5 2 (10.00%) DHTML
5 2 (10.00%) SOAP
5 2 (10.00%) Ajax
5 2 (10.00%) WPF
5 2 (10.00%) Spring.NET
6 1 (5.00%) HTML5
6 1 (5.00%) CSS3
6 1 (5.00%) JSON
6 1 (5.00%) Classic ASP
6 1 (5.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) BBC
2 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) OO
2 9 (45.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 3 (15.00%) OOP
6 2 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
6 2 (10.00%) TDD
7 1 (5.00%) MVVM
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Forensics
7 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) SOA
7 1 (5.00%) Workflow
7 1 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 11 (55.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) VBScript
3 8 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 7 (35.00%) VBA
4 7 (35.00%) VB
5 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (10.00%) VB6
6 2 (10.00%) XPath
7 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Motorola
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle