Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 305 399 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.27% 26.35% 22.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.32% 27.37% 23.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 261 204
Birmingham median daily rate £363 £375 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +10.70% +0.37%
10th Percentile £243 £263 £219
90th Percentile £475 £480 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +1.35% +8.82% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £35.00 £100.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +471.43% -36.36%
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +42.05% +25.71% -36.36%

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 1501 1458 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 96.30% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 935 815
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £211
90th Percentile £525 £550 £516
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 129 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (37.70%) HTML
3 110 (36.07%) CSS
4 105 (34.43%) JavaScript
5 76 (24.92%) Java
6 70 (22.95%) SQL
6 70 (22.95%) .NET
7 68 (22.30%) TDD
8 66 (21.64%) HTML5
9 63 (20.66%) Web Services
10 55 (18.03%) C#
10 55 (18.03%) jQuery
10 55 (18.03%) AngularJS
11 54 (17.70%) CSS3
12 49 (16.07%) Front End Development
13 48 (15.74%) SQL Server
14 46 (15.08%) Git (software)
15 43 (14.10%) Spring
16 42 (13.77%) Web Development
17 40 (13.11%) MVC
17 40 (13.11%) Digital Media
18 39 (12.79%) Test Automation
19 32 (10.49%) ASP.NET
19 32 (10.49%) PHP
19 32 (10.49%) Maven
20 30 (9.84%) Microsoft
21 29 (9.51%) Scrum
22 25 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (8.20%) Node.js
23 24 (7.87%) 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 12 (3.93%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.28%) Drupal
3 7 (2.30%) Umbraco
4 6 (1.97%) Apache Solr
4 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.97%) WordPress
5 5 (1.64%) JBoss
6 4 (1.31%) CMS
7 3 (0.98%) Apache
7 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.66%) Confluence
8 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.66%) GeoServer
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.33%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.33%) IIS
9 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.64%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.98%) Simulink
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.33%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 12 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.98%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.33%) Maximo
4 1 (0.33%) Misys Equation
4 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.30%) SaaS
4 5 (1.64%) PaaS
5 4 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.98%) GitHub
6 3 (0.98%) IaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.66%) npm
7 2 (0.66%) Office 365
8 1 (0.33%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.31%) LDAP
2 3 (0.98%) HTTP
2 3 (0.98%) SMS
3 1 (0.33%) Internet
3 1 (0.33%) MPLS
3 1 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.21%) MySQL
3 20 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (3.28%) Power BI
8 9 (2.95%) Pentaho
8 9 (2.95%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.30%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.97%) QlikView
11 5 (1.64%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.31%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 46 (15.08%) Git (software)
2 32 (10.49%) Maven
3 18 (5.90%) JUnit
4 16 (5.25%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.28%) DbUnit
5 10 (3.28%) jMock
5 10 (3.28%) Mockito
5 10 (3.28%) SonarQube
6 7 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.30%) Visual Studio
7 6 (1.97%) Mocha
8 5 (1.64%) JIRA
9 4 (1.31%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.31%) Subversion
9 4 (1.31%) TortoiseSVN
10 3 (0.98%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.66%) Grunt
11 2 (0.66%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.66%) Xcode
General
1 18 (5.90%) Finance
2 9 (2.95%) Banking
3 4 (1.31%) Advertising
3 4 (1.31%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.31%) Retail
4 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
4 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.98%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.33%) Automotive
6 1 (0.33%) Back Office
6 1 (0.33%) Billing
6 1 (0.33%) Front Office
6 1 (0.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (37.70%) HTML
2 110 (36.07%) CSS
3 70 (22.95%) .NET
4 66 (21.64%) HTML5
5 63 (20.66%) Web Services
6 55 (18.03%) AngularJS
6 55 (18.03%) jQuery
7 54 (17.70%) CSS3
8 43 (14.10%) Spring
9 32 (10.49%) ASP.NET
10 25 (8.20%) Node.js
11 24 (7.87%) RESTful
11 24 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (6.89%) Java SE
13 20 (6.56%) REST
14 19 (6.23%) SOAP
14 19 (6.23%) XML
15 15 (4.92%) JSON
16 14 (4.59%) .NET Framework
17 12 (3.93%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.11%) Digital Media
2 20 (6.56%) User Experience
3 15 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.59%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.62%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.97%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.31%) CMDB
8 4 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.98%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.66%) AS400
10 2 (0.66%) iPhone
10 2 (0.66%) Life Science
10 2 (0.66%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.33%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.33%) iPad
11 1 (0.33%) iSeries
11 1 (0.33%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.25%) Android
2 9 (2.95%) Apple iOS
2 9 (2.95%) Linux
2 9 (2.95%) Windows
3 3 (0.98%) Unix
4 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) CentOS
5 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (42.30%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (22.30%) TDD
3 49 (16.07%) Front End Development
4 42 (13.77%) Web Development
5 40 (13.11%) MVC
6 39 (12.79%) Test Automation
7 29 (9.51%) Scrum
8 25 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (7.21%) ETL
10 20 (6.56%) OO
11 19 (6.23%) Unit Testing
12 18 (5.90%) BDD
12 18 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (5.57%) CRM
13 17 (5.57%) Migration
14 15 (4.92%) SDLC
15 14 (4.59%) E-Commerce
15 14 (4.59%) Kanban
15 14 (4.59%) Open Source
16 13 (4.26%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (34.43%) JavaScript
2 76 (24.92%) Java
3 70 (22.95%) SQL
4 55 (18.03%) C#
5 32 (10.49%) PHP
6 14 (4.59%) Python
7 13 (4.26%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.62%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.30%) MATLAB
10 6 (1.97%) C
10 6 (1.97%) C++
10 6 (1.97%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.97%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.64%) Apple Swift
11 5 (1.64%) ES6
11 5 (1.64%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 3 (0.98%) ABAP
13 3 (0.98%) R
13 3 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (3.93%) Degree
1 12 (3.93%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.64%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.33%) MCPD
4 1 (0.33%) MCSD
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.33%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.62%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.64%) Docker
2 4 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.66%) HockeyApp
1 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.89%) Oracle
3 12 (3.93%) Tableau
4 6 (1.97%) ServiceNow
5 5 (1.64%) Zend
6 4 (1.31%) SAP
6 4 (1.31%) VMware
6 4 (1.31%) Xamarin
7 3 (0.98%) HP
7 3 (0.98%) IBM
7 3 (0.98%) Informatica
7 3 (0.98%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.66%) Adobe
8 2 (0.66%) Cognos
8 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.33%) Altova
9 1 (0.33%) CA
9 1 (0.33%) Citrix
9 1 (0.33%) Misys
9 1 (0.33%) Progress