Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Digital Developer was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 August 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.

Digital Developer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 83 -
Rank change year-on-year -21 - +87
Contract jobs requiring a Digital Developer 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.27% 0.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Birmingham median daily rate £480 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £463
% change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% +85.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 1,407 1,270 1,463
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 94.99% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 886 978
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £177 £231 £213
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 31 40
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -6.79% -1.61%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.30 £10.57
90th Percentile £37.25 £35.00 £37.28
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%

Digital Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Digital Developer in Birmingham

Digital Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Digital Developer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Digital Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, Digital 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 Digital Developer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (100.00%) Zend
1 4 (100.00%) PHPUnit
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (100.00%) OO PHP
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
1 4 (100.00%) Doctrine
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Mac OS X
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Case Management
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Behat
4 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Digital 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) PHPUnit
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Doctrine
2 2 (50.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Behat
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) OO PHP
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Case Management
4 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Zend