The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Senior Developer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 65 48
Rank change year-on-year +23 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 15 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.35% 0.87% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 0.92% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 12
Median daily rate £400 £455 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.08% +21.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £369 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £518 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -4.06% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -7.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 609 763 690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.31% 94.43% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1868 1751
Median daily rate £378 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.58% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 85
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.75 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Birmingham

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Birmingham

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) .NET
3 12 (40.00%) MVC
4 11 (36.67%) Scrum
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
5 10 (33.33%) C#
6 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
7 8 (26.67%) HTML
7 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (26.67%) TDD
8 7 (23.33%) RESTful
8 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
8 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
8 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
8 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (20.00%) REST
9 6 (20.00%) CSS
9 6 (20.00%) Java
9 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (16.67%) PHP
10 5 (16.67%) SOAP
10 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (16.67%) WCF
10 5 (16.67%) BDD
11 4 (13.33%) Open Source

Senior 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) JBoss
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) PaaS
2 2 (6.67%) SaaS
3 1 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (3.33%) Google App Engine
3 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.33%) Heroku
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (6.67%) MySQL
4 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.67%) QlikView
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.33%) Base SAS
5 1 (3.33%) OLAP
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (3.33%) SAS EBI
5 1 (3.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (10.00%) DbUnit
4 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (10.00%) jMock
4 3 (10.00%) JUnit
4 3 (10.00%) Maven
4 3 (10.00%) Mockito
4 3 (10.00%) SonarQube
4 3 (10.00%) Subversion
5 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
5 1 (3.33%) Moq
5 1 (3.33%) NUnit
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.33%) Selenium
5 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
3 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 7 (23.33%) RESTful
4 6 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (20.00%) CSS
4 6 (20.00%) REST
5 5 (16.67%) SOAP
5 5 (16.67%) WCF
6 4 (13.33%) jQuery
6 4 (13.33%) Spring
6 4 (13.33%) Web Services
7 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (10.00%) Entity Framework
7 3 (10.00%) PowerMock
8 2 (6.67%) D3.js
8 2 (6.67%) HTML5
8 2 (6.67%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.33%) Online Games
3 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (76.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) MVC
3 11 (36.67%) Scrum
4 9 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (26.67%) TDD
6 5 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (13.33%) ETL
7 4 (13.33%) Open Source
8 3 (10.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (10.00%) CRM
8 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (10.00%) Front End Development
8 3 (10.00%) Kanban
8 3 (10.00%) Microservices
8 3 (10.00%) OO
8 3 (10.00%) Refactoring
9 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (6.67%) SDLC
9 2 (6.67%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) F#
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Docker
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) VMware