The median contractor rate for a Developer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 160 150 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.65% 23.26% 19.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.64% 24.51% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 104 106
Median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £31.25 £9.00 £11.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +247.22% -24.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 624 612 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.15% 94.88% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 382 427
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 23
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 187 (51.94%) JavaScript
2 168 (46.67%) HTML
3 144 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (38.89%) CSS
5 121 (33.61%) .NET
6 89 (24.72%) C#
7 80 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 77 (21.39%) AngularJS
9 71 (19.72%) SQL Server
10 68 (18.89%) .NET Framework
11 65 (18.06%) SQL
11 65 (18.06%) MVC
12 60 (16.67%) Scrum
13 59 (16.39%) Front End Development
14 56 (15.56%) WCF
15 55 (15.28%) Visual Studio
15 55 (15.28%) HTML5
16 51 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
16 51 (14.17%) Web Development
17 48 (13.33%) jQuery
17 48 (13.33%) ASP.NET
18 44 (12.22%) Finance
19 41 (11.39%) Web Services
20 40 (11.11%) Java
21 37 (10.28%) CRM
21 37 (10.28%) Entity Framework
22 36 (10.00%) TDD
23 35 (9.72%) Dynamics CRM
23 35 (9.72%) XML
24 33 (9.17%) Git (software)

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 23 (6.39%) CMS
1 23 (6.39%) Drupal
2 18 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.33%) OpenEdge
4 6 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.11%) WordPress
7 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.83%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.56%) Apache
8 2 (0.56%) Confluence
8 2 (0.56%) JBoss
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.28%) Kentico
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.56%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.28%) CATIA
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 35 (9.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.67%) GitHub
2 6 (1.67%) Office 365
3 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.11%) Slack
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.50%) HTTP
2 8 (2.22%) LDAP
3 4 (1.11%) Skype
4 2 (0.56%) Internet
5 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (8.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (5.28%) SQL Server 2014
7 16 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 16 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (4.17%) MySQL
9 14 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (3.33%) Power BI
11 10 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (2.50%) QlikView
13 7 (1.94%) Hazelcast
14 6 (1.67%) MongoDB
14 6 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (1.11%) Data Mart
16 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (15.28%) Visual Studio
2 33 (9.17%) Git (software)
3 29 (8.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 27 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (6.11%) Subversion
6 20 (5.56%) NUnit
7 19 (5.28%) Moq
8 14 (3.89%) Jenkins
9 12 (3.33%) gulp
10 10 (2.78%) CruiseControl
11 6 (1.67%) Grunt
11 6 (1.67%) Selenium
12 5 (1.39%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.39%) Protractor
13 4 (1.11%) Jasmine
13 4 (1.11%) JIRA
13 4 (1.11%) Mocha
14 3 (0.83%) JHipster
14 3 (0.83%) TestNG
14 3 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 44 (12.22%) Finance
2 11 (3.06%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.22%) Advertising
3 8 (2.22%) Banking
4 6 (1.67%) Marketing
4 6 (1.67%) Retail
5 2 (0.56%) Electronics
5 2 (0.56%) Games
5 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.28%) Automotive
6 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.28%) Legal
6 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (46.67%) HTML
2 140 (38.89%) CSS
3 121 (33.61%) .NET
4 77 (21.39%) AngularJS
5 68 (18.89%) .NET Framework
6 56 (15.56%) WCF
7 55 (15.28%) HTML5
8 48 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 48 (13.33%) jQuery
9 41 (11.39%) Web Services
10 37 (10.28%) Entity Framework
11 35 (9.72%) XML
12 32 (8.89%) ASP.NET Web API
13 31 (8.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (8.61%) CSS3
14 26 (7.22%) React
15 25 (6.94%) Node.js
16 22 (6.11%) Spring
17 21 (5.83%) REST
18 20 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (2.22%) User Experience
2 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.11%) Virtual Team
4 3 (0.83%) AS400
4 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
4 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
4 3 (0.83%) iPad
5 2 (0.56%) CMDB
5 2 (0.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.56%) SCADA
6 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.28%) Fintech
6 1 (0.28%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.28%) NHS
6 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.28%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.28%) Linux
2 15 (4.17%) Unix
3 9 (2.50%) Windows
4 8 (2.22%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.11%) Android
5 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.28%) AIX
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.06%) MVC
3 60 (16.67%) Scrum
4 59 (16.39%) Front End Development
5 51 (14.17%) Business Intelligence
5 51 (14.17%) Web Development
6 37 (10.28%) CRM
7 36 (10.00%) TDD
8 31 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (8.06%) SOLID
10 28 (7.78%) OO
11 23 (6.39%) ETL
12 22 (6.11%) BDD
12 22 (6.11%) Content Management
13 21 (5.83%) OOD
14 19 (5.28%) Line Management
15 18 (5.00%) Unit Testing
16 14 (3.89%) Visualisation
17 11 (3.06%) Mentoring
18 10 (2.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 187 (51.94%) JavaScript
2 89 (24.72%) C#
3 65 (18.06%) SQL
4 40 (11.11%) Java
5 23 (6.39%) PHP
6 9 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.22%) X++
8 6 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.11%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.83%) C++
10 3 (0.83%) RPG
10 3 (0.83%) RPG IV
11 2 (0.56%) ECMAScript
11 2 (0.56%) Groovy
11 2 (0.56%) MUMPS
11 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.56%) VB
12 1 (0.28%) Ruby
12 1 (0.28%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.56%) Degree
4 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.56%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.28%) MCPD
5 1 (0.28%) MCSD
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.28%) QA
1 1 (0.28%) SLA
1 1 (0.28%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (1.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.56%) Ansible
2 2 (0.56%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 80 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.00%) ServiceNow
3 12 (3.33%) Progress
4 8 (2.22%) IBM
5 7 (1.94%) Cognos
6 6 (1.67%) SAP
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle
7 5 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.83%) CA
9 2 (0.56%) Informatica
9 2 (0.56%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.56%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.28%) Cincom
10 1 (0.28%) Mapbox
10 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.28%) Tableau
10 1 (0.28%) Teradata
10 1 (0.28%) webMethods
10 1 (0.28%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.28%) Zend
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