Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 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.

Senior Developer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 77 60
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 17 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.07% 1.97% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 2.05% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 18
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +18.08%
10th Percentile £319 £277 £311
90th Percentile £485 £480 £466
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.65% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £40.00
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 1509 1465 1298
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 96.25% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 942 811
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.82% +6.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £518
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 £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 5 (29.41%) PHP
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) HTML
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) TDD
2 4 (23.53%) Release Management
2 4 (23.53%) RESTful
2 4 (23.53%) Node.js
2 4 (23.53%) Mocha
2 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
3 3 (17.65%) REST
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) ETL
3 3 (17.65%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
3 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) J2EE
3 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) JUnit
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) XML
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint

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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (11.76%) PowerPivot
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Mocha
2 2 (11.76%) DbUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.76%) jMock
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Maven
2 2 (11.76%) Mockito
2 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
3 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.88%) xUnit.net
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) Node.js
1 4 (23.53%) RESTful
1 4 (23.53%) SOAP
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) J2EE
2 3 (17.65%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) .NET Core
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) LAMP
3 2 (11.76%) PowerMock
3 2 (11.76%) Spring
3 2 (11.76%) Spring Boot
3 2 (11.76%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) Behat
4 1 (5.88%) Kendo UI
4 1 (5.88%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (23.53%) Change Management
1 4 (23.53%) Release Management
1 4 (23.53%) TDD
2 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) ETL
2 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) BDD
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Complex ETL
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.76%) Information Governance
3 2 (11.76%) Kanban
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) Web Development
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PHP
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Apex Code
4 1 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) Tableau
2 1 (5.88%) Salesforce.com