Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 333 327 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 23.45% 19.76% 25.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.40% 20.76% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 233 237
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -2.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £311 £244 £270
90th Percentile £538 £475 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -65.00% +614.29%
10th Percentile £33.50 £35.00 £90.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £35.00 £110.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £31.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +49.61% +44.32% +25.71%

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 1,365 1,575 1,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 95.17% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 1,114 874
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% - +7.38%
10th Percentile £185 £216 £225
90th Percentile £554 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 47 54
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.17 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.63% -5.08% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.05 £8.39 £10.60
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.25 £27.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018, 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.

1 134 (40.24%) JavaScript
2 129 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (32.73%) HTML
4 105 (31.53%) Java
5 100 (30.03%) SQL
6 99 (29.73%) CSS
7 92 (27.63%) TDD
8 89 (26.73%) Spring
9 81 (24.32%) SQL Server
10 72 (21.62%) C#
11 70 (21.02%) Git (software)
12 66 (19.82%) .NET
13 65 (19.52%) Spring Boot
14 59 (17.72%) BDD
15 57 (17.12%) Hibernate
16 56 (16.82%) Java 8
17 52 (15.62%) MVC
18 51 (15.32%) Microservices
19 48 (14.41%) Security Cleared
20 47 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
21 46 (13.81%) Apache Camel
22 45 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
22 45 (13.51%) Scrum
22 45 (13.51%) Microsoft
23 44 (13.21%) Web Services
23 44 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
24 43 (12.91%) Migration
24 43 (12.91%) SC Cleared
24 43 (12.91%) Relational Database
25 42 (12.61%) RESTful

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 25 (7.51%) WebSphere
2 13 (3.90%) CMS
3 7 (2.10%) Drupal
3 7 (2.10%) WordPress
4 6 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.20%) Confluence
5 4 (1.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.20%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.90%) Apache
7 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.60%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.10%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.50%) GIMP
3 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Revit
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.50%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) Exstream
3 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP MII
3 1 (0.30%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.20%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.70%) Azure Data Factory
5 8 (2.40%) GitHub
5 8 (2.40%) Serverless
6 7 (2.10%) Google Tag Manager
7 6 (1.80%) Azure Functions
7 6 (1.80%) npm
8 3 (0.90%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.90%) Office 365
8 3 (0.90%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.30%) IaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.20%) SMS
2 2 (0.60%) SSL
3 1 (0.30%) DSL
3 1 (0.30%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 44 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
3 43 (12.91%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.90%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 12 (3.60%) MySQL
7 11 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.70%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.40%) Power BI
11 6 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.80%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (1.80%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.20%) Redis
12 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.90%) Big Data
13 3 (0.90%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 70 (21.02%) Git (software)
2 41 (12.31%) Jenkins
3 33 (9.91%) Subversion
4 27 (8.11%) Maven
5 26 (7.81%) JUnit
6 22 (6.61%) DbUnit
6 22 (6.61%) Mockito
7 21 (6.31%) jMock
7 21 (6.31%) SonarQube
8 19 (5.71%) Visual Studio
9 13 (3.90%) Selenium
10 12 (3.60%) Eclipse
11 10 (3.00%) Cucumber
11 10 (3.00%) IntelliJ
11 10 (3.00%) JIRA
12 9 (2.70%) PHPUnit
13 8 (2.40%) NUnit
14 7 (2.10%) gulp
14 7 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.10%) webpack
General
1 26 (7.81%) Finance
2 12 (3.60%) Retail
3 4 (1.20%) Marketing
4 3 (0.90%) Advertising
4 3 (0.90%) Back Office
4 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.60%) Banking
5 2 (0.60%) Games
5 2 (0.60%) German Language
5 2 (0.60%) Law
5 2 (0.60%) Local Government
5 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (32.73%) HTML
2 99 (29.73%) CSS
3 89 (26.73%) Spring
4 66 (19.82%) .NET
5 65 (19.52%) Spring Boot
6 57 (17.12%) Hibernate
7 46 (13.81%) Apache Camel
8 44 (13.21%) Web Services
9 42 (12.61%) RESTful
10 40 (12.01%) AngularJS
10 40 (12.01%) jQuery
11 36 (10.81%) SOAP
12 33 (9.91%) HTML5
13 32 (9.61%) ASP.NET
13 32 (9.61%) J2EE
14 30 (9.01%) React
15 26 (7.81%) RabbitMQ
16 24 (7.21%) REST
17 21 (6.31%) CSS3
17 21 (6.31%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.71%) User Experience
2 12 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.10%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.10%) NHS
5 5 (1.50%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.90%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.30%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.30%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.30%) CMDB
8 1 (0.30%) iPhone
8 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.70%) Android
1 9 (2.70%) Linux
2 7 (2.10%) Mac OS X
2 7 (2.10%) Unix
3 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.60%) VxWorks
4 2 (0.60%) Windows
5 1 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (27.63%) TDD
3 59 (17.72%) BDD
4 52 (15.62%) MVC
5 51 (15.32%) Microservices
6 45 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (13.51%) Scrum
7 43 (12.91%) Migration
8 32 (9.61%) Front End Development
9 27 (8.11%) Test Automation
10 26 (7.81%) DevOps
11 24 (7.21%) Trunk-Based Development
12 22 (6.61%) CRM
12 22 (6.61%) Kanban
13 20 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
13 20 (6.01%) OO
14 19 (5.71%) Robotic Process Automation
15 17 (5.11%) Web Development
16 16 (4.80%) E-Commerce
16 16 (4.80%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 134 (40.24%) JavaScript
2 105 (31.53%) Java
3 100 (30.03%) SQL
4 72 (21.62%) C#
5 56 (16.82%) Java 8
6 28 (8.41%) PHP
7 15 (4.50%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.40%) ES6
8 8 (2.40%) Python
9 7 (2.10%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.10%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.80%) Go
11 5 (1.50%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.50%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.20%) ES7
13 3 (0.90%) C++
13 3 (0.90%) ES8
13 3 (0.90%) XPath
14 2 (0.60%) ABAP
14 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 43 (12.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.50%) Degree
4 3 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.30%) ISEB
5 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.80%) PMO
2 3 (0.90%) QA
3 2 (0.60%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.60%) IEC 62304
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.60%) WCAG
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 27 (8.11%) Docker
2 9 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (0.30%) Firmware
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (2.40%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.60%) Ansible
2 2 (0.60%) Terraform
3 1 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.30%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.51%) IBM
3 19 (5.71%) UiPath
4 16 (4.80%) Oracle
5 12 (3.60%) Zend
6 10 (3.00%) Google
7 9 (2.70%) Sitecore
7 9 (2.70%) VMware
8 8 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.20%) SAP
10 3 (0.90%) Blue Prism
10 3 (0.90%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.60%) Birst
11 2 (0.60%) Pegasus
11 2 (0.60%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.30%) Adobe
12 1 (0.30%) Apple
12 1 (0.30%) HP
12 1 (0.30%) NEC
12 1 (0.30%) Red Hat