Period
to 17 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 3 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 121 184 264
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.26% 24.34% 20.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.59% 25.99% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 137 188
10th Percentile £297 £313 £307
25th Percentile £328 £363 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £456 £494 £475
90th Percentile £501 £550 £539
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £13.50 -
Median % change year-on-year +233.33% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £28.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +60.71% -36.00% +44.34%

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 688 708 1,204
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.47% 93.65% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 441 863
10th Percentile £213 £163 £213
25th Percentile £325 £325 £343
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £506 £525 £500
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 34
10th Percentile £13.85 £11.43 £10.56
25th Percentile £15.24 £13.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +20.00%
75th Percentile £20.75 £18.75 £21.75
90th Percentile £42.60 £21.14 £45.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.75 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.63% +2.26% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in Birmingham

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 35 (28.93%) JavaScript
2 33 (27.27%) SQL
3 28 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (22.31%) C#
5 22 (18.18%) Azure
6 21 (17.36%) DevOps
6 21 (17.36%) CSS
7 20 (16.53%) Social Skills
8 19 (15.70%) HTML
8 19 (15.70%) .NET
9 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
10 17 (14.05%) Python
10 17 (14.05%) Front End Development
11 16 (13.22%) React
11 16 (13.22%) Node.js
12 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
12 15 (12.40%) Finance
13 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
14 13 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
15 12 (9.92%) TDD
15 12 (9.92%) Test Automation
15 12 (9.92%) User Experience
16 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
16 11 (9.09%) Web Services
17 10 (8.26%) Machine Learning
18 9 (7.44%) Git (software)
19 8 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 8 (6.61%) Java
20 7 (5.79%) Oracle
20 7 (5.79%) Data Extraction

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 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.13%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.65%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) Apache
4 1 (0.83%) Drupal
4 1 (0.83%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.83%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.83%) Kentico
4 1 (0.83%) Mendix
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Magento
2 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.18%) Azure
2 7 (5.79%) AWS
3 6 (4.96%) Power Platform
3 6 (4.96%) SaaS
4 4 (3.31%) Serverless
5 3 (2.48%) GCP
6 2 (1.65%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.65%) Cloudflare
6 2 (1.65%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.65%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (1.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.83%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.83%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.31%) Internet
2 3 (2.48%) VoIP
3 2 (1.65%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.13%) Power BI
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (3.31%) Flink
4 4 (3.31%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.48%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.65%) MS Access
6 2 (1.65%) MySQL
6 2 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.65%) Tableau
7 1 (0.83%) Big Data
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.83%) GIS
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.83%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (7.44%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.13%) NUnit
3 4 (3.31%) Mocha
3 4 (3.31%) MSTest
3 4 (3.31%) RStudio
3 4 (3.31%) Selenium
3 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (1.65%) GitLab
4 2 (1.65%) JIRA
4 2 (1.65%) webpack
5 1 (0.83%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.83%) GDB
5 1 (0.83%) JUnit
5 1 (0.83%) Mockito
5 1 (0.83%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.83%) PyCharm
General
1 20 (16.53%) Social Skills
2 15 (12.40%) Finance
3 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.31%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.48%) Marketing
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.36%) CSS
2 19 (15.70%) .NET
2 19 (15.70%) HTML
3 18 (14.88%) AngularJS
4 16 (13.22%) Node.js
4 16 (13.22%) React
5 11 (9.09%) Web Services
6 6 (4.96%) React Native
7 5 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.31%) Django
8 4 (3.31%) HTML5
8 4 (3.31%) jQuery
8 4 (3.31%) JSON
8 4 (3.31%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (3.31%) Laravel
8 4 (3.31%) Sass
8 4 (3.31%) Vue.js
9 3 (2.48%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) User Experience
2 3 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.65%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.65%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.83%) NHS
4 1 (0.83%) PKI
4 1 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.96%) Windows
2 4 (3.31%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Unix
4 2 (1.65%) Android
4 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.83%) Alpine Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (17.36%) DevOps
3 17 (14.05%) Front End Development
4 13 (10.74%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (9.92%) TDD
5 12 (9.92%) Test Automation
6 11 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.26%) Machine Learning
8 7 (5.79%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (5.79%) Data Extraction
8 7 (5.79%) Microservices
8 7 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (4.96%) Computer Science
9 6 (4.96%) CRM
9 6 (4.96%) Migration
9 6 (4.96%) SOLID
9 6 (4.96%) Workflow
10 5 (4.13%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.13%) OO
10 5 (4.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.93%) JavaScript
2 33 (27.27%) SQL
3 27 (22.31%) C#
4 17 (14.05%) Python
5 8 (6.61%) Java
6 7 (5.79%) TypeScript
7 6 (4.96%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.13%) PHP
9 4 (3.31%) PL/SQL
9 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.65%) C
10 2 (1.65%) ES6
10 2 (1.65%) Go
10 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.65%) Ruby
10 2 (1.65%) XAML
11 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.83%) C++
11 1 (0.83%) R
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (4.96%) Degree
2 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.31%) Docker
2 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.96%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.83%) Kiali
Vendors
1 14 (11.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle
3 5 (4.13%) Blue Prism
3 5 (4.13%) Citrix
3 5 (4.13%) UiPath
4 2 (1.65%) Google
4 2 (1.65%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.65%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.83%) Alteryx
5 1 (0.83%) BEA
5 1 (0.83%) OutSystems
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) SAP
5 1 (0.83%) WorldPay