Period
to 31 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 166 262 411
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 24.59% 20.09% 27.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.43% 21.11% 28.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 194 275
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £287
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.31
% change year-on-year - +15.47% +16.58%

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 628 1,241 1,436
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.04% 95.17% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 867 953
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £176 £213 £213
90th Percentile £602 £575 £575
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 48
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.06 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% +13.73% +5.52%
10th Percentile £11.71 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -8.82%

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 31 May 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 56 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (32.53%) JavaScript
3 53 (31.93%) SQL
4 51 (30.72%) Java
5 44 (26.51%) CSS
6 41 (24.70%) HTML
7 39 (23.49%) SQL Server
7 39 (23.49%) Azure
8 37 (22.29%) Spring
9 36 (21.69%) C#
10 34 (20.48%) TDD
11 29 (17.47%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (16.27%) Microsoft
12 27 (16.27%) AWS
12 27 (16.27%) AngularJS
13 26 (15.66%) Git (software)
13 26 (15.66%) Scrum
14 25 (15.06%) Microservices
15 24 (14.46%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (13.86%) Finance
16 23 (13.86%) .NET
16 23 (13.86%) RESTful
16 23 (13.86%) REST
16 23 (13.86%) Public Sector
17 21 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
17 21 (12.65%) JUnit
17 21 (12.65%) Web Services
18 20 (12.05%) SOAP
18 20 (12.05%) Power Platform
19 19 (11.45%) React

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 5 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.81%) CMS
2 3 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.20%) Drupal
3 2 (1.20%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.20%) WordPress
4 1 (0.60%) Apache
4 1 (0.60%) Liferay
4 1 (0.60%) Moodle
4 1 (0.60%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.01%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (2.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.60%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.60%) ProductWriter
4 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (23.49%) Azure
2 27 (16.27%) AWS
3 20 (12.05%) Power Platform
4 18 (10.84%) Amazon SQS
5 15 (9.04%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (4.22%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (4.22%) PaaS
7 6 (3.61%) Amazon S3
8 5 (3.01%) GCP
9 3 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.81%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.20%) Office 365
10 2 (1.20%) SaaS
11 1 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.60%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.60%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.60%) Serverless
11 1 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.81%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (14.46%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (10.84%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (10.84%) Power BI
4 16 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (9.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (6.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (6.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (5.42%) MySQL
9 6 (3.61%) NoSQL
9 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (2.41%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.81%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (1.81%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.81%) QlikView
11 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (1.20%) HDInsight
12 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 26 (15.66%) Git (software)
2 21 (12.65%) JUnit
3 19 (11.45%) Maven
4 18 (10.84%) Jenkins
4 18 (10.84%) SonarQube
5 16 (9.64%) Mockito
6 15 (9.04%) DbUnit
6 15 (9.04%) jMock
7 9 (5.42%) Mocha
8 8 (4.82%) webpack
9 6 (3.61%) Jasmine
9 6 (3.61%) Selenium
10 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (2.41%) gulp
11 4 (2.41%) JIRA
11 4 (2.41%) MSTest
11 4 (2.41%) NUnit
12 3 (1.81%) Babel
12 3 (1.81%) Spock
General
1 23 (13.86%) Finance
1 23 (13.86%) Public Sector
2 8 (4.82%) Law
3 6 (3.61%) Marketing
4 5 (3.01%) Retail
5 3 (1.81%) Games
5 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (26.51%) CSS
2 41 (24.70%) HTML
3 37 (22.29%) Spring
4 27 (16.27%) AngularJS
5 23 (13.86%) .NET
5 23 (13.86%) REST
5 23 (13.86%) RESTful
6 21 (12.65%) Web Services
7 20 (12.05%) SOAP
8 19 (11.45%) HTML5
8 19 (11.45%) React
9 17 (10.24%) ActiveMQ
10 16 (9.64%) Node.js
11 15 (9.04%) jQuery
11 15 (9.04%) PowerMock
12 14 (8.43%) Hibernate
12 14 (8.43%) JPA
13 13 (7.83%) Spring Cloud
14 11 (6.63%) CSS3
14 11 (6.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.04%) User Experience
2 6 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.81%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.81%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.60%) AS400
5 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.22%) Linux
1 7 (4.22%) Unix
2 3 (1.81%) Windows
3 2 (1.20%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.60%) Android
4 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (33.73%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.48%) TDD
3 29 (17.47%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (15.66%) Scrum
5 25 (15.06%) Microservices
6 21 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (11.45%) Test Automation
8 18 (10.84%) BDD
9 17 (10.24%) DevOps
9 17 (10.24%) Open Source
10 16 (9.64%) Front End Development
10 16 (9.64%) MVC
11 15 (9.04%) ETL
12 13 (7.83%) Kanban
12 13 (7.83%) Migration
12 13 (7.83%) Web Development
13 12 (7.23%) Data Modelling
14 10 (6.02%) CRM
15 9 (5.42%) BPMN
15 9 (5.42%) OO
Programming Languages
1 54 (32.53%) JavaScript
2 53 (31.93%) SQL
3 51 (30.72%) Java
4 36 (21.69%) C#
5 12 (7.23%) PHP
6 10 (6.02%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.82%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.82%) Python
8 7 (4.22%) ES6
8 7 (4.22%) Java 8
9 4 (2.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (2.41%) VB
10 3 (1.81%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.81%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.81%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.20%) R
11 2 (1.20%) Ruby
11 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.20%) VB6
12 1 (0.60%) Magik
Qualifications
1 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.41%) Degree
4 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.60%) MCPD
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (9.04%) Postfix
2 3 (1.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.81%) Docker
3 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.60%) Kibana
2 1 (0.60%) logstash
Vendors
1 27 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.63%) Oracle
3 7 (4.22%) Sitecore
4 5 (3.01%) Google
5 4 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.81%) Informatica
6 3 (1.81%) SAP
7 2 (1.20%) Tableau
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe
8 1 (0.60%) Automation Anywhere
8 1 (0.60%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.60%) Nintex
8 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.60%) UiPath
8 1 (0.60%) Zend