The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 104 96 78
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.46% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.50% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 9
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£306 £326 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.13% +1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £600 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2200 1790 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.87% 91.19% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 863 993
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 128 137
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.64 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Developer
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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 25 July 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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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
Staffordshire - 5 £313 - 8
Warwickshire - 3 £275 - 3
Birmingham -8 2 £265 -24.28% 6
Coventry - 2 £313 - 2
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 5
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 23 (57.50%) .NET
2 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
3 20 (50.00%) C#
4 19 (47.50%) JavaScript
5 15 (37.50%) SQL
6 12 (30.00%) Java
7 11 (27.50%) VBA
7 11 (27.50%) Perl
7 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
8 9 (22.50%) HTML
8 9 (22.50%) WPF
9 8 (20.00%) MySQL
9 8 (20.00%) MS Office
10 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
10 7 (17.50%) CSS
10 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
10 7 (17.50%) MVC
10 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
11 6 (15.00%) WinForms
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 5 (12.50%) VB
12 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
12 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 4 (10.00%) Degree
13 4 (10.00%) Silverlight
13 4 (10.00%) jQuery
13 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (10.00%) Windows
13 4 (10.00%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.50%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Simulink
3 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) LTE
1 3 (7.50%) 4G
2 2 (5.00%) Intranet
2 2 (5.00%) 3G
2 2 (5.00%) 2G
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.00%) MySQL
3 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) OLAP
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.00%) Back Office
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Automotive
5 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (57.50%) .NET
2 9 (22.50%) HTML
2 9 (22.50%) WPF
3 7 (17.50%) .NET Framework
3 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.50%) CSS
4 6 (15.00%) WinForms
5 4 (10.00%) Web Services
5 4 (10.00%) jQuery
5 4 (10.00%) Silverlight
6 3 (7.50%) WCF
7 2 (5.00%) JSON
7 2 (5.00%) LINQ
7 2 (5.00%) Classic ASP
8 1 (2.50%) SOAP
8 1 (2.50%) XML
8 1 (2.50%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.50%) Spring.NET
8 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.50%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) MVC
2 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 3 (7.50%) OO
4 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.00%) Web Development
4 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.00%) TDD
5 1 (2.50%) Test-First Development
5 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.50%) Data Management
5 1 (2.50%) AOP
5 1 (2.50%) Refactoring
5 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.50%) Web Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.50%) Dependency Injection
5 1 (2.50%) MVVM
5 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.50%) BDD
5 1 (2.50%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) JavaScript
3 15 (37.50%) SQL
4 12 (30.00%) Java
5 11 (27.50%) Perl
5 11 (27.50%) VBA
6 5 (12.50%) VB
6 5 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 3 (7.50%) C++
8 2 (5.00%) C
8 2 (5.00%) VBScript
9 1 (2.50%) PHP
9 1 (2.50%) Python
9 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) ION Trading
3 1 (2.50%) Pega
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
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