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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 100 72 92
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 1.64% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.79% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 4
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£375 £294 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -46.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.44 £35.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +125.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
2097 2011 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.17% 91.37% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1036 818
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 132 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £37.80 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
Birmingham -7 6 £413 +35.13% 6
Staffordshire -1 5 £360 +30.90% 5
Shropshire -11 3 £325 -29.72% 3
Coventry 0 2 £375 +30.43% 3
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 4
Worcestershire - - - - 6
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Software Developer
England

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 26 (83.87%) .NET
2 20 (64.52%) C#
3 18 (58.06%) SQL
4 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
5 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
6 10 (32.26%) OO
7 9 (29.03%) VB
8 8 (25.81%) VBScript
8 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
8 8 (25.81%) CSS
9 7 (22.58%) XML
9 7 (22.58%) HTML
9 7 (22.58%) VB.NET
9 7 (22.58%) VBA
9 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
10 6 (19.35%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (19.35%) Oracle
10 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
10 6 (19.35%) WinForms
11 5 (16.13%) TDD
11 5 (16.13%) Web Services
11 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
12 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
12 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (12.90%) Spring.NET
12 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
12 4 (12.90%) Automotive
12 4 (12.90%) Validation
12 4 (12.90%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.45%) InfoPath
4 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Intranet
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) NUnit
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (12.90%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) German Language
2 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 2 (6.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (83.87%) .NET
2 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET
2 8 (25.81%) CSS
3 7 (22.58%) XML
3 7 (22.58%) HTML
3 7 (22.58%) .NET Framework
4 6 (19.35%) WinForms
5 5 (16.13%) Web Services
6 4 (12.90%) Spring.NET
6 4 (12.90%) SOAP
7 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (9.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (9.68%) WPF
7 3 (9.68%) jQuery
7 3 (9.68%) JSON
8 2 (6.45%) WCF
8 2 (6.45%) NHibernate
8 2 (6.45%) Ajax
8 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (6.45%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Open Source
1 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.45%) N-Tier
1 2 (6.45%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Software Engineering
2 10 (32.26%) OO
3 5 (16.13%) TDD
3 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Validation
5 3 (9.68%) OOP
5 3 (9.68%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) MVC
6 2 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) AOP
6 2 (6.45%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.45%) SOA
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.23%) RUP
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) Workflow
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) VB
4 8 (25.81%) VBScript
4 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
5 7 (22.58%) VB.NET
5 7 (22.58%) VBA
6 3 (9.68%) VB6
7 2 (6.45%) XPath
7 2 (6.45%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) Java
8 1 (3.23%) C++
8 1 (3.23%) VC++
8 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) VCP4
2 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Motorola
4 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.23%) webMethods
4 1 (3.23%) BEA
4 1 (3.23%) i2
4 1 (3.23%) Pega
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