Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 369 285 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 25.75% 19.05% 25.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.13% 20.04% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 188 268
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £250
90th Percentile £513 £475 £495
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.74% +10.61%
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% +738.57%
10th Percentile £33.50 £35.00 £90.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £35.00 £110.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +42.31% +35.42% +37.14%

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 1,360 1,422 1,496
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.05% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 996 972
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £384 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.23% -0.97% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £219 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 43 47
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.43 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.21% -3.45% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.98 £8.39 £10.46
90th Percentile £38.00 £39.75 £36.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.41 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.52% +9.37% -14.29%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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.

1 143 (38.75%) JavaScript
2 133 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (33.88%) HTML
4 112 (30.35%) CSS
5 105 (28.46%) Java
6 101 (27.37%) TDD
7 90 (24.39%) C#
7 90 (24.39%) SQL
8 88 (23.85%) .NET
9 75 (20.33%) SQL Server
9 75 (20.33%) Spring
10 73 (19.78%) Git (software)
11 71 (19.24%) AngularJS
12 69 (18.70%) jQuery
13 58 (15.72%) MVC
14 57 (15.45%) HTML5
15 55 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
16 54 (14.63%) Front End Development
17 53 (14.36%) Security Cleared
17 53 (14.36%) Scrum
18 51 (13.82%) Spring Boot
19 50 (13.55%) SC Cleared
19 50 (13.55%) Web Services
20 49 (13.28%) ASP.NET
20 49 (13.28%) BDD
21 46 (12.47%) RESTful
21 46 (12.47%) Microservices
21 46 (12.47%) Hibernate
21 46 (12.47%) Java 8
22 45 (12.20%) 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 16 (4.34%) WebSphere
2 15 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (2.71%) CMS
4 7 (1.90%) Drupal
4 7 (1.90%) WordPress
5 6 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.36%) Apache
6 5 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.08%) Confluence
7 4 (1.08%) JBoss
8 3 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.54%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.27%) Mule
10 1 (0.27%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (4.34%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.07%) GIMP
3 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.27%) Revit
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.08%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.54%) Magento
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Exstream
5 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.52%) Serverless
4 9 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
5 8 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (2.17%) GitHub
5 8 (2.17%) npm
6 7 (1.90%) Azure Functions
6 7 (1.90%) Google Tag Manager
7 5 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.36%) Office 365
7 5 (1.36%) SaaS
8 4 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
8 4 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.81%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.81%) Yarn
10 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.27%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.27%) IaaS
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.44%) SMS
2 1 (0.27%) DSL
2 1 (0.27%) HTTP
2 1 (0.27%) Intranet
2 1 (0.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.33%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.67%) PostgreSQL
2 32 (8.67%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 14 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.44%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.44%) MySQL
6 9 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.90%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.36%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (1.08%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 73 (19.78%) Git (software)
2 37 (10.03%) Jenkins
3 27 (7.32%) Maven
4 24 (6.50%) JUnit
5 22 (5.96%) Visual Studio
6 21 (5.69%) DbUnit
6 21 (5.69%) Mockito
7 20 (5.42%) jMock
7 20 (5.42%) SonarQube
8 18 (4.88%) Subversion
9 12 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (2.98%) Eclipse
10 11 (2.98%) gulp
11 10 (2.71%) IntelliJ
11 10 (2.71%) PHPUnit
11 10 (2.71%) Selenium
12 9 (2.44%) JIRA
13 8 (2.17%) NUnit
14 7 (1.90%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.90%) webpack
General
1 36 (9.76%) Finance
2 11 (2.98%) Retail
3 5 (1.36%) Law
4 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.08%) Marketing
5 3 (0.81%) Advertising
5 3 (0.81%) Back Office
5 3 (0.81%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.54%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.54%) Banking
6 2 (0.54%) German Language
6 2 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (33.88%) HTML
2 112 (30.35%) CSS
3 88 (23.85%) .NET
4 75 (20.33%) Spring
5 71 (19.24%) AngularJS
6 69 (18.70%) jQuery
7 57 (15.45%) HTML5
8 51 (13.82%) Spring Boot
9 50 (13.55%) Web Services
10 49 (13.28%) ASP.NET
11 46 (12.47%) Hibernate
11 46 (12.47%) RESTful
12 45 (12.20%) React
13 41 (11.11%) Apache Camel
14 40 (10.84%) KnockoutJS
15 39 (10.57%) CSS3
16 34 (9.21%) SOAP
17 32 (8.67%) Ajax
17 32 (8.67%) Sass
18 31 (8.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.92%) User Experience
2 12 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.25%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.17%) NHS
5 5 (1.36%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.08%) Taxonomies
7 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.81%) iPhone
8 2 (0.54%) iPad
8 2 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.27%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.27%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.27%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.27%) CMDB
9 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.27%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.27%) Fintech
9 1 (0.27%) iSeries
9 1 (0.27%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.25%) Android
2 10 (2.71%) Linux
3 9 (2.44%) Mac OS X
4 8 (2.17%) Unix
5 7 (1.90%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.90%) Windows
6 2 (0.54%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (36.04%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (27.37%) TDD
3 58 (15.72%) MVC
4 54 (14.63%) Front End Development
5 53 (14.36%) Scrum
6 49 (13.28%) BDD
7 46 (12.47%) Microservices
8 45 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (10.30%) Migration
10 30 (8.13%) DevOps
11 27 (7.32%) Test Automation
12 25 (6.78%) Wireframes
13 24 (6.50%) Kanban
14 23 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (6.23%) OO
15 19 (5.15%) Web Development
16 18 (4.88%) E-Commerce
17 17 (4.61%) CRM
18 16 (4.34%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
18 16 (4.34%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 143 (38.75%) JavaScript
2 105 (28.46%) Java
3 90 (24.39%) C#
3 90 (24.39%) SQL
4 46 (12.47%) Java 8
5 26 (7.05%) PHP
6 17 (4.61%) TypeScript
7 12 (3.25%) ES6
7 12 (3.25%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 8 (2.17%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.90%) Python
10 6 (1.63%) ES7
10 6 (1.63%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.36%) C++
11 5 (1.36%) ES8
12 4 (1.08%) ABAP
12 4 (1.08%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.08%) PureScript
13 3 (0.81%) XAML
Qualifications
1 53 (14.36%) Security Cleared
2 50 (13.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.08%) Degree
4 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.27%) ISEB
5 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) PMO
2 4 (1.08%) WAI
3 2 (0.54%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.54%) IEC 62304
3 2 (0.54%) ISO 13485
3 2 (0.54%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (9.49%) Docker
2 8 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.17%) vSphere
3 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (1.36%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.54%) Ansible
3 2 (0.54%) Terraform
4 1 (0.27%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.27%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 43 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (6.78%) Oracle
3 14 (3.79%) Google
3 14 (3.79%) IBM
3 14 (3.79%) UiPath
4 13 (3.52%) SAP
4 13 (3.52%) Zend
5 8 (2.17%) VMware
5 8 (2.17%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.36%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.81%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.54%) Birst
9 2 (0.54%) Blue Prism
9 2 (0.54%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.54%) Pegasus
9 2 (0.54%) Sencha
10 1 (0.27%) Apple
10 1 (0.27%) HP
10 1 (0.27%) QNX