The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Developer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 141 201 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.07% 24.88% 24.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.15% 26.34% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 147 132
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £477 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £11.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

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 609 763 690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.31% 94.43% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1868 1751
Median daily rate £378 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.58% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 85
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.75 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +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 3 months to 28 June 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 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 28 June 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.

1 144 (47.84%) JavaScript
2 132 (43.85%) HTML
3 118 (39.20%) CSS
4 117 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (25.25%) AngularJS
6 75 (24.92%) .NET
7 63 (20.93%) SQL
8 58 (19.27%) SQL Server
9 51 (16.94%) C#
10 50 (16.61%) MVC
11 47 (15.61%) Microsoft
11 47 (15.61%) TDD
12 46 (15.28%) HTML5
13 44 (14.62%) Git (software)
13 44 (14.62%) Front End Development
14 43 (14.29%) Java
15 42 (13.95%) PHP
16 40 (13.29%) jQuery
17 38 (12.62%) React
18 37 (12.29%) CSS3
19 34 (11.30%) Scrum
19 34 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
20 33 (10.96%) Finance
20 33 (10.96%) Web Development
21 31 (10.30%) Node.js
22 29 (9.63%) Web Services
22 29 (9.63%) ASP.NET
23 27 (8.97%) Spring
23 27 (8.97%) Visual Studio
24 26 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 12 (3.99%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.66%) Drupal
3 6 (1.99%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.33%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.33%) CMS
5 4 (1.33%) JBoss
5 4 (1.33%) OpenEdge
5 4 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.33%) WordPress
6 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.00%) IIS
6 3 (1.00%) SAS
6 3 (1.00%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.66%) Apache
7 2 (0.66%) DNN
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.66%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.66%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.33%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 16 (5.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.99%) Magento
4 2 (0.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.66%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.66%) GitHub
3 5 (1.66%) Office 365
4 4 (1.33%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.00%) PaaS
6 2 (0.66%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.33%) Heroku
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) Slack
7 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.99%) LDAP
2 3 (1.00%) Internet
2 3 (1.00%) Skype
3 2 (0.66%) HTTP
4 1 (0.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (19.27%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (7.97%) MySQL
4 23 (7.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (3.99%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.99%) Relational Database
11 8 (2.66%) Power BI
12 7 (2.33%) Pentaho
12 7 (2.33%) QlikView
12 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (1.99%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (1.33%) Hazelcast
14 4 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 27 (8.97%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
4 15 (4.98%) gulp
4 15 (4.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (4.32%) Grunt
6 9 (2.99%) Subversion
7 8 (2.66%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.33%) JUnit
8 7 (2.33%) Maven
8 7 (2.33%) Mockito
9 6 (1.99%) jMock
9 6 (1.99%) Mocha
9 6 (1.99%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.66%) DbUnit
11 4 (1.33%) PHPUnit
12 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.00%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.00%) Selenium
12 3 (1.00%) webpack
General
1 33 (10.96%) Finance
2 11 (3.65%) Banking
3 9 (2.99%) Retail
4 7 (2.33%) Marketing
5 6 (1.99%) Advertising
5 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.33%) Automotive
6 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (43.85%) HTML
2 118 (39.20%) CSS
3 76 (25.25%) AngularJS
4 75 (24.92%) .NET
5 46 (15.28%) HTML5
6 40 (13.29%) jQuery
7 38 (12.62%) React
8 37 (12.29%) CSS3
9 31 (10.30%) Node.js
10 29 (9.63%) ASP.NET
10 29 (9.63%) Web Services
11 27 (8.97%) Spring
12 26 (8.64%) .NET Framework
13 24 (7.97%) RESTful
14 20 (6.64%) REST
15 19 (6.31%) ASP.NET Web API
15 19 (6.31%) Sass
15 19 (6.31%) WCF
16 17 (5.65%) Angular 2
16 17 (5.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.31%) User Experience
2 12 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
3 11 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.99%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.33%) AS400
5 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.00%) CMDB
6 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.00%) SCADA
7 2 (0.66%) Graphic Design
7 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.33%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.33%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.33%) NHS
8 1 (0.33%) Online Games
8 1 (0.33%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.65%) Linux
2 6 (1.99%) Windows
3 4 (1.33%) Android
3 4 (1.33%) Mac OS X
3 4 (1.33%) Unix
4 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (38.87%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (16.61%) MVC
3 47 (15.61%) TDD
4 44 (14.62%) Front End Development
5 34 (11.30%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (11.30%) Scrum
6 33 (10.96%) Web Development
7 26 (8.64%) BDD
8 21 (6.98%) CRM
8 21 (6.98%) OO
9 20 (6.64%) ETL
10 16 (5.32%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (4.98%) Test Automation
12 14 (4.65%) Workflow
13 12 (3.99%) OO PHP
14 11 (3.65%) E-Commerce
14 11 (3.65%) SOLID
15 9 (2.99%) ITIL
15 9 (2.99%) Open Source
15 9 (2.99%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (47.84%) JavaScript
2 63 (20.93%) SQL
3 51 (16.94%) C#
4 43 (14.29%) Java
5 42 (13.95%) PHP
6 8 (2.66%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.66%) Python
6 8 (2.66%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.66%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.33%) ES6
8 4 (1.33%) PHP 4
8 4 (1.33%) PHP 5
8 4 (1.33%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.33%) RPG
8 4 (1.33%) RPG IV
9 3 (1.00%) Ruby
9 3 (1.00%) Scala
9 3 (1.00%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.66%) Groovy
10 2 (0.66%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (3.32%) Security Cleared
2 9 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.66%) Degree
4 2 (0.66%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.33%) MCPD
5 1 (0.33%) MCSD
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.66%) WAI
2 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.66%) Docker
2 4 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (1.33%) SCOrch
2 3 (1.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.66%) Puppet
4 1 (0.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (15.61%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.98%) ServiceNow
3 14 (4.65%) Oracle
4 6 (1.99%) IBM
4 6 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (1.99%) SAP
5 5 (1.66%) Zend
6 4 (1.33%) CA
6 4 (1.33%) HP
6 4 (1.33%) Progress
7 3 (1.00%) Adobe
7 3 (1.00%) Cognos
7 3 (1.00%) Demandware
7 3 (1.00%) hybris
8 2 (0.66%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.66%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.66%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.33%) Blackboard
9 1 (0.33%) Informatica
9 1 (0.33%) Tableau
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