The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 54 56
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 4 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 0.62% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.65% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Median daily rate £375 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  

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 624 612 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.15% 94.88% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 382 427
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 £225 £220
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 23
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 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Birmingham

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Birmingham

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) EAI
3 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (20.00%) Dutch Language
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) TestNG
3 1 (20.00%) CouchDB

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) PouchDB
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Mocha
1 1 (20.00%) TestNG
1 1 (20.00%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
1 1 (20.00%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) Node.js
1 1 (20.00%) React
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) EAI
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Apex Code
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) ES6
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) TypeScript
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Mapbox
1 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com