Period
to 25 November 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 108 307 334
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 22.55% 23.58% 23.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.79% 24.50% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 251 239
Median daily rate £350 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £198 £263 £297
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -11.76% +3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +14.29%
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -26.32% +50.79%

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 454 1,253 1,355
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.24% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 865 945
Median daily rate £400 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.80% +5.70%
10th Percentile £190 £200 £186
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.44% +5.88% +19.59%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.25 £43.25
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +4.69% +0.95% -8.78%

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 25 November 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 61 (56.48%) JavaScript
2 44 (40.74%) CSS
3 40 (37.04%) HTML
4 29 (26.85%) SQL
5 27 (25.00%) C#
5 27 (25.00%) .NET
6 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (20.37%) React
8 21 (19.44%) Azure
8 21 (19.44%) Node.js
9 20 (18.52%) AngularJS
9 20 (18.52%) PHP
10 18 (16.67%) REST
10 18 (16.67%) jQuery
11 17 (15.74%) Web Development
11 17 (15.74%) Front End Development
12 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
13 14 (12.96%) ASP.NET
13 14 (12.96%) DevOps
14 13 (12.04%) Git (software)
15 12 (11.11%) E-Commerce
15 12 (11.11%) User Experience
16 10 (9.26%) Scrum
16 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
16 10 (9.26%) Java
16 10 (9.26%) JSON
17 9 (8.33%) RESTful
17 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
17 9 (8.33%) Google
17 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving

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 (4.63%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.63%) WordPress
2 4 (3.70%) Apache
2 4 (3.70%) Gunicorn
2 4 (3.70%) nginx
3 2 (1.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.85%) CMS
3 2 (1.85%) DNN
4 1 (0.93%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (3.70%) Figma
1 4 (3.70%) Photoshop
1 4 (3.70%) Sketch
1 4 (3.70%) Zeplin
2 1 (0.93%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Magento
2 4 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.93%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.44%) Azure
2 7 (6.48%) Power Platform
3 6 (5.56%) GCP
4 5 (4.63%) Apigee
4 5 (4.63%) AWS
5 4 (3.70%) Amazon Alexa
6 3 (2.78%) Cloudflare
6 3 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.78%) GitHub
6 3 (2.78%) Serverless
7 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.85%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.85%) Force.com
8 1 (0.93%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.93%) npm
8 1 (0.93%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.93%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.93%) SaaS
8 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.63%) DNS
2 1 (0.93%) HTTP
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.41%) MySQL
2 8 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 6 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.56%) Power BI
4 5 (4.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.85%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.93%) QGIS
8 1 (0.93%) SAS Visual Analytics
8 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 13 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.56%) JUnit
2 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.78%) GitLab
3 3 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) Babel
4 1 (0.93%) CA Gen
4 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.93%) git-flow
4 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.93%) Mocha
4 1 (0.93%) Mockito
4 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.93%) ProC
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.93%) Subversion
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.93%) Toad
4 1 (0.93%) webpack
General
1 5 (4.63%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.78%) Games
3 2 (1.85%) Finance
3 2 (1.85%) Law
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Housing Association
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (40.74%) CSS
2 40 (37.04%) HTML
3 27 (25.00%) .NET
4 22 (20.37%) React
5 21 (19.44%) Node.js
6 20 (18.52%) AngularJS
7 18 (16.67%) jQuery
7 18 (16.67%) REST
8 14 (12.96%) ASP.NET
9 10 (9.26%) JSON
10 9 (8.33%) RESTful
11 8 (7.41%) .NET Core
12 7 (6.48%) Entity Framework
12 7 (6.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (6.48%) Vue.js
13 6 (5.56%) .NET Framework
13 6 (5.56%) Ionic Framework
13 6 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
13 6 (5.56%) Spring
13 6 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) User Experience
2 4 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) Animation
2 4 (3.70%) Graphic Design
3 3 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.78%) NHS
4 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) EPoS
5 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.93%) Social Media
5 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.41%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.56%) Android
4 3 (2.78%) Ubuntu
5 2 (1.85%) Unix
5 2 (1.85%) Windows
6 1 (0.93%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (15.74%) Front End Development
2 17 (15.74%) Web Development
3 14 (12.96%) DevOps
4 12 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.26%) Scrum
6 9 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.41%) MVC
7 8 (7.41%) TDD
8 7 (6.48%) Analytics
8 7 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.48%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (5.56%) Computer Science
9 6 (5.56%) Data Protection
9 6 (5.56%) Kanban
9 6 (5.56%) Microservices
9 6 (5.56%) Prototyping
9 6 (5.56%) SDLC
9 6 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 61 (56.48%) JavaScript
2 29 (26.85%) SQL
3 27 (25.00%) C#
4 20 (18.52%) PHP
5 10 (9.26%) Java
6 7 (6.48%) TypeScript
7 5 (4.63%) C
7 5 (4.63%) Python
8 4 (3.70%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.78%) C++
9 3 (2.78%) VB
10 2 (1.85%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.85%) VBScript
11 1 (0.93%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.93%) Korn
11 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.93%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.93%) MCPD
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.33%) Docker
2 2 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.93%) cPanel
2 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Plesk
2 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.33%) Google
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle
3 3 (2.78%) WooCommerce
4 2 (1.85%) Adobe
4 2 (1.85%) IBM
4 2 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.85%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.85%) Xamarin
5 1 (0.93%) Automation Anywhere
5 1 (0.93%) BEA
5 1 (0.93%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.93%) CA
5 1 (0.93%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) Nintex
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.93%) Teradata
5 1 (0.93%) UiPath