Period
to 17 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 261 417 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.86% 28.01% 24.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.86% 29.57% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 279 182
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £285 £276
90th Percentile £550 £500 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - £45.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.00% +247.22%
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +73.08% +26.83%

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 1,251 1,410 1,191
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 94.69% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 947 798
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £231
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 32
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.53 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.20% +3.45% -9.38%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £43.13 £42.50 £35.43
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.28 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.48% -11.43% +9.63%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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.

1 110 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (33.72%) Java
3 87 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 70 (26.82%) CSS
5 66 (25.29%) SQL
5 66 (25.29%) HTML
6 58 (22.22%) C#
7 52 (19.92%) .NET
8 49 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (18.39%) Web Services
9 48 (18.39%) Scrum
10 46 (17.62%) Git (software)
11 44 (16.86%) AngularJS
12 41 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
12 41 (15.71%) TDD
12 41 (15.71%) SQL Server
13 39 (14.94%) Spring
13 39 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 36 (13.79%) Jenkins
15 34 (13.03%) RESTful
15 34 (13.03%) Microsoft
16 32 (12.26%) Kanban
17 31 (11.88%) BDD
18 30 (11.49%) React
18 30 (11.49%) Java 8
19 29 (11.11%) Maven
19 29 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
20 28 (10.73%) jQuery
21 27 (10.34%) Security Cleared
21 27 (10.34%) PHP

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 9 (3.45%) Confluence
2 8 (3.07%) CMS
2 8 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.07%) Umbraco
3 7 (2.68%) WordPress
4 3 (1.15%) Drupal
4 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.77%) Anypoint
5 2 (0.77%) DNN
5 2 (0.77%) IIS
6 1 (0.38%) Apache
6 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) Mule
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.68%) GIMP
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 25 (9.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.77%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.77%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) Exstream
3 1 (0.38%) Magento
3 1 (0.38%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.71%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (9.20%) Dynamics 365
4 17 (6.51%) Amazon EC2
4 17 (6.51%) Amazon SQS
5 13 (4.98%) Power Platform
6 10 (3.83%) Serverless
7 8 (3.07%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (2.30%) Office 365
9 4 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.53%) IBM Blueworks
10 2 (0.77%) GitHub
10 2 (0.77%) Scribe Online
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon Neptune
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.38%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.92%) AMQP
2 2 (0.77%) Firewall
3 1 (0.38%) Internet
3 1 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (6.90%) MySQL
4 13 (4.98%) Power BI
5 12 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.83%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.07%) QlikView
8 8 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.30%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.53%) Qlik Sense
11 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.15%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.15%) Hazelcast
12 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (17.62%) Git (software)
2 36 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 29 (11.11%) Maven
4 23 (8.81%) JUnit
4 23 (8.81%) Mockito
5 22 (8.43%) DbUnit
5 22 (8.43%) jMock
5 22 (8.43%) SonarQube
6 14 (5.36%) JIRA
7 8 (3.07%) Cucumber
8 7 (2.68%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.30%) Selenium
9 6 (2.30%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.92%) gulp
10 5 (1.92%) WebDriver
10 5 (1.92%) webpack
11 4 (1.53%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (1.15%) Android Studio
12 3 (1.15%) Grunt
12 3 (1.15%) JMeter
General
1 12 (4.60%) Finance
2 8 (3.07%) Retail
3 7 (2.68%) Banking
3 7 (2.68%) Legal
4 5 (1.92%) Advertising
4 5 (1.92%) Marketing
5 3 (1.15%) Back Office
5 3 (1.15%) Law
6 2 (0.77%) Automotive
6 2 (0.77%) Games
6 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (26.82%) CSS
2 66 (25.29%) HTML
3 52 (19.92%) .NET
4 48 (18.39%) Web Services
5 44 (16.86%) AngularJS
6 39 (14.94%) Spring
7 34 (13.03%) RESTful
8 30 (11.49%) React
9 28 (10.73%) jQuery
10 25 (9.58%) HTML5
11 24 (9.20%) SOAP
12 23 (8.81%) Node.js
13 22 (8.43%) PowerMock
14 20 (7.66%) CSS3
15 19 (7.28%) ActiveMQ
15 19 (7.28%) ASP.NET
16 16 (6.13%) Hibernate
16 16 (6.13%) Spring Cloud
16 16 (6.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 13 (4.98%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) User Experience
2 11 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 8 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.68%) NHS
6 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.92%) Robotics
7 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.53%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.15%) Tandem
9 2 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.38%) iSeries
10 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.30%) Android
1 6 (2.30%) Windows
2 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.15%) Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Debian
4 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (42.15%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.77%) Continuous Integration
3 48 (18.39%) Scrum
4 41 (15.71%) TDD
5 32 (12.26%) Kanban
6 31 (11.88%) BDD
7 26 (9.96%) CRM
7 26 (9.96%) Front End Development
8 25 (9.58%) Migration
9 24 (9.20%) Microservices
9 24 (9.20%) Open Source
10 23 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (6.90%) DevOps
12 17 (6.51%) Data Modelling
13 16 (6.13%) Technical Leadership
13 16 (6.13%) Test Automation
14 15 (5.75%) MVC
14 15 (5.75%) Robotic Process Automation
14 15 (5.75%) Web Development
14 15 (5.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 88 (33.72%) Java
2 87 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 66 (25.29%) SQL
4 58 (22.22%) C#
5 30 (11.49%) Java 8
6 27 (10.34%) PHP
7 16 (6.13%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.45%) Python
9 8 (3.07%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.68%) ES6
11 6 (2.30%) Perl
12 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.15%) ES7
13 3 (1.15%) VBA
14 2 (0.77%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.77%) C
14 2 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.77%) Scala
14 2 (0.77%) VB
14 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.53%) Degree
4 3 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.77%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) GDPR
2 1 (0.38%) PMO
2 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (8.81%) Docker
2 16 (6.13%) Postfix
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.92%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.77%) Puppet
3 1 (0.38%) Rundeck
3 1 (0.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.81%) Oracle
3 12 (4.60%) UiPath
4 7 (2.68%) Google
5 4 (1.53%) Blue Prism
5 4 (1.53%) IBM
5 4 (1.53%) webMethods
6 3 (1.15%) Pega
6 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.15%) SAP
6 3 (1.15%) WooCommerce
7 2 (0.77%) MuleSoft
7 2 (0.77%) Nintex
7 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.38%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.38%) Splunk
8 1 (0.38%) Tableau
8 1 (0.38%) Twitter
8 1 (0.38%) WSO2
8 1 (0.38%) Xamarin