Period
to 23 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 309 372 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.52% 25.83% 19.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.30% 27.21% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 242 176
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £263 £294 £263
90th Percentile £553 £500 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £46.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year -42.70% +46.83% +36.96%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,326 1,367 1,341
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.65% 94.93% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 908 922 945
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.97%
10th Percentile £205 £175 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 50 37
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +5.52% -1.97%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.75 £8.39
90th Percentile £53.13 £35.25 £39.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £16.41
% change year-on-year +4.26% -5.52% +9.37%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 111 (35.92%) JavaScript
2 109 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (34.63%) Java
4 88 (28.48%) CSS
5 83 (26.86%) HTML
6 77 (24.92%) AngularJS
7 66 (21.36%) SQL
8 61 (19.74%) Git (software)
9 59 (19.09%) Scrum
10 58 (18.77%) C#
11 57 (18.45%) .NET
12 53 (17.15%) React
13 50 (16.18%) HTML5
14 49 (15.86%) Web Services
15 47 (15.21%) SQL Server
16 45 (14.56%) Spring
17 44 (14.24%) TDD
17 44 (14.24%) PHP
17 44 (14.24%) AWS
18 43 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (13.59%) jQuery
20 39 (12.62%) RESTful
20 39 (12.62%) Kanban
20 39 (12.62%) Azure
20 39 (12.62%) CSS3
21 38 (12.30%) Front End Development
21 38 (12.30%) Security Cleared
22 36 (11.65%) Microsoft
22 36 (11.65%) BDD
23 35 (11.33%) Jenkins

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 17 (5.50%) Confluence
2 10 (3.24%) CMS
2 10 (3.24%) WordPress
3 9 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.59%) Umbraco
5 4 (1.29%) Drupal
5 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.65%) Apache
6 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
7 1 (0.32%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (7.44%) GIMP
1 23 (7.44%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.59%) Magento
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.65%) Shopify
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.24%) AWS
2 39 (12.62%) Azure
3 24 (7.77%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (7.44%) Amazon SQS
5 19 (6.15%) Power Platform
6 11 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (2.59%) GCP
8 4 (1.29%) Office 365
8 4 (1.29%) Serverless
9 3 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.97%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.97%) PaaS
10 2 (0.65%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Flow
10 2 (0.65%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon Neptune
11 1 (0.32%) IaaS
11 1 (0.32%) npm
11 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.65%) AMQP
1 2 (0.65%) Extranet
2 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.32%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 35 (11.33%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (7.77%) MySQL
4 23 (7.44%) Amazon RDS
5 17 (5.50%) Power BI
6 16 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.59%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.94%) QlikView
11 6 (1.94%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.29%) OLAP
13 4 (1.29%) OLAP Cube
13 4 (1.29%) Qlik Sense
13 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.97%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 61 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 35 (11.33%) Jenkins
3 30 (9.71%) Maven
4 29 (9.39%) SonarQube
5 28 (9.06%) DbUnit
5 28 (9.06%) jMock
5 28 (9.06%) JUnit
5 28 (9.06%) Mockito
6 22 (7.12%) JIRA
7 13 (4.21%) gulp
7 13 (4.21%) webpack
8 11 (3.56%) Grunt
9 7 (2.27%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.94%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.62%) Selenium
11 5 (1.62%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.29%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.97%) WebDriver
14 2 (0.65%) PostCSS
General
1 24 (7.77%) Public Sector
2 15 (4.85%) Finance
3 10 (3.24%) Games
3 10 (3.24%) Law
3 10 (3.24%) Retail
4 7 (2.27%) Banking
5 5 (1.62%) Advertising
5 5 (1.62%) Marketing
6 4 (1.29%) Back Office
6 4 (1.29%) Legal
6 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.65%) Automotive
7 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (28.48%) CSS
2 83 (26.86%) HTML
3 77 (24.92%) AngularJS
4 57 (18.45%) .NET
5 53 (17.15%) React
6 50 (16.18%) HTML5
7 49 (15.86%) Web Services
8 45 (14.56%) Spring
9 42 (13.59%) jQuery
10 39 (12.62%) CSS3
10 39 (12.62%) RESTful
11 32 (10.36%) SOAP
12 30 (9.71%) Sass
13 29 (9.39%) REST
14 28 (9.06%) PowerMock
15 25 (8.09%) ActiveMQ
15 25 (8.09%) LESS
15 25 (8.09%) Node.js
16 23 (7.44%) Ajax
17 22 (7.12%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.44%) User Experience
2 16 (5.18%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.62%) NHS
5 5 (1.62%) Robotics
6 4 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.97%) Tandem
8 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.32%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) iPhone
9 1 (0.32%) iSeries
9 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.32%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.94%) Apple iOS
2 4 (1.29%) Android
2 4 (1.29%) Windows
3 3 (0.97%) Linux
4 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (35.28%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (19.09%) Scrum
3 44 (14.24%) TDD
4 43 (13.92%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (12.62%) Kanban
6 38 (12.30%) Front End Development
7 36 (11.65%) BDD
8 35 (11.33%) Microservices
9 34 (11.00%) Business Intelligence
10 28 (9.06%) Open Source
11 23 (7.44%) MVC
12 19 (6.15%) Web Development
13 17 (5.50%) Robotic Process Automation
14 15 (4.85%) DevOps
15 14 (4.53%) Analytics
15 14 (4.53%) Migration
16 13 (4.21%) BPMN
16 13 (4.21%) Test Automation
16 13 (4.21%) Workflow
17 12 (3.88%) OO
Programming Languages
1 111 (35.92%) JavaScript
2 107 (34.63%) Java
3 66 (21.36%) SQL
4 58 (18.77%) C#
5 44 (14.24%) PHP
6 23 (7.44%) Java 8
7 15 (4.85%) TypeScript
8 13 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.27%) Python
10 6 (1.94%) ES6
11 5 (1.62%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.65%) ABAP
12 2 (0.65%) ES7
12 2 (0.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 2 (0.65%) Scala
12 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.65%) VBA
13 1 (0.32%) Go
13 1 (0.32%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.32%) RPG
Qualifications
1 38 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.29%) Degree
4 2 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.62%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) PMO
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (9.39%) Docker
2 23 (7.44%) Postfix
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.97%) Ansible
1 3 (0.97%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.65%) Kibana
3 1 (0.32%) MIIS
3 1 (0.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.83%) Oracle
3 14 (4.53%) UiPath
4 11 (3.56%) Tableau
5 7 (2.27%) Google
6 5 (1.62%) SAP
6 5 (1.62%) webMethods
7 4 (1.29%) IBM
7 4 (1.29%) Pega
7 4 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.97%) Adobe
8 3 (0.97%) WooCommerce
9 2 (0.65%) Alteryx
9 2 (0.65%) BEA
9 2 (0.65%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.65%) Databricks
9 2 (0.65%) Informatica
9 2 (0.65%) Nintex
9 2 (0.65%) Zend
10 1 (0.32%) Telerik