The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 49 52
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 15 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.39% 1.39% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 1.47% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.48% +14.66%  

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 606 613 711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.50% 94.89% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 383 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (58.82%) .NET
3 18 (52.94%) C#
4 15 (44.12%) Scrum
4 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
5 14 (41.18%) MVC
5 14 (41.18%) .NET Framework
5 14 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
7 11 (32.35%) HTML
7 11 (32.35%) SQL
7 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
7 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
9 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
9 9 (26.47%) WCF
10 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
10 8 (23.53%) CSS
10 8 (23.53%) OO
11 7 (20.59%) TDD
12 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
12 6 (17.65%) ETL
12 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
13 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence

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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.94%) JBoss
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.88%) QlikView
6 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (26.47%) Visual Studio
3 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.82%) Moq
5 3 (8.82%) NUnit
5 3 (8.82%) Subversion
5 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.94%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.94%) gulp
6 1 (2.94%) JHipster
6 1 (2.94%) Protractor
6 1 (2.94%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.94%) Automotive
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (58.82%) .NET
2 14 (41.18%) .NET Framework
3 11 (32.35%) HTML
4 10 (29.41%) ASP.NET
5 9 (26.47%) WCF
6 8 (23.53%) CSS
6 8 (23.53%) Entity Framework
7 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (14.71%) Web Services
8 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (11.76%) XML
9 3 (8.82%) AngularJS
10 2 (5.88%) REST
11 1 (2.94%) CSS3
11 1 (2.94%) HTML5
11 1 (2.94%) jQuery
11 1 (2.94%) Node.js
11 1 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
1 4 (11.76%) Mac OS X
1 4 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Scrum
3 14 (41.18%) MVC
4 11 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (23.53%) OO
6 7 (20.59%) TDD
7 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 6 (17.65%) ETL
8 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.76%) Front End Development
9 4 (11.76%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (11.76%) Line Management
9 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 4 (11.76%) OO PHP
9 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
9 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
9 4 (11.76%) Web Design
9 4 (11.76%) Web Development
10 3 (8.82%) CRM
10 3 (8.82%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) C#
2 13 (38.24%) JavaScript
3 11 (32.35%) SQL
4 4 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) Informatica
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle