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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 101 95
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.72% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.76% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 3
Median daily rate £325 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.03% +5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £276 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £545 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £32.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%

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
2267 2223 1979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.03% 94.52% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1204 1146
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 103 163
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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
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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Solihull - 5 £325 - 3
Coventry -13 2 £225 -30.50% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £350 - 1
Shropshire +8 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -7 1 £325 - 3
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 21 (56.76%) .NET
2 18 (48.65%) C#
2 18 (48.65%) HTML
3 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
5 13 (35.14%) CSS
5 13 (35.14%) MVC
6 12 (32.43%) XML
6 12 (32.43%) SQL
7 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
7 11 (29.73%) Visual Studio
7 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
7 11 (29.73%) jQuery
8 8 (21.62%) Java
8 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
9 7 (18.92%) SOAP
9 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
10 6 (16.22%) OOP
10 6 (16.22%) OO
10 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
11 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
11 5 (13.51%) e-Learning
11 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Degree
11 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
11 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (13.51%) Web Development
11 5 (13.51%) HTML5
11 5 (13.51%) REST
11 5 (13.51%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.70%) CMS
3 1 (2.70%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) IaaS
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Broadband
2 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.70%) Multicast
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.41%) DB2
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.70%) CouchDB
5 1 (2.70%) MS Access
5 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.70%) Redis
5 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.70%) Riak
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.41%) IntelliJ
4 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Subversion
4 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.70%) TestNG
General
1 3 (8.11%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Automotive
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (56.76%) .NET
2 18 (48.65%) HTML
3 13 (35.14%) CSS
4 12 (32.43%) XML
5 11 (29.73%) jQuery
6 7 (18.92%) SOAP
7 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
8 5 (13.51%) HTML5
8 5 (13.51%) REST
8 5 (13.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (10.81%) AngularJS
9 4 (10.81%) CSS3
9 4 (10.81%) JSON
9 4 (10.81%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (10.81%) WCF
10 3 (8.11%) Ajax
10 3 (8.11%) WPF
11 2 (5.41%) NHibernate
11 2 (5.41%) Node.js
11 2 (5.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) e-Learning
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Android
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) VxWorks
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (45.95%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) MVC
3 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
4 6 (16.22%) OO
4 6 (16.22%) OOP
5 5 (13.51%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (13.51%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.51%) Web Development
6 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
6 4 (10.81%) TDD
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) BDD
8 2 (5.41%) Cross-Browser Development
8 2 (5.41%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (5.41%) Network Management
8 2 (5.41%) Scrum
8 2 (5.41%) SOLID
8 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) C#
2 15 (40.54%) JavaScript
3 12 (32.43%) SQL
4 8 (21.62%) Java
5 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
6 3 (8.11%) Python
7 2 (5.41%) C
7 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.41%) Scala
7 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.70%) C++
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Canon
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Google
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