The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
England / Midlands
Rank 14 7 3
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 9 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 7.83% 12.02% 21.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.11% 12.82% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 10
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 111 195 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 96.52% 93.75% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 94 59
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £343 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the Midlands

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the Midlands

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the Midlands

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Midlands region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 12 (54.55%) HTML
1 12 (54.55%) CSS
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) HTML5
4 6 (27.27%) JSON
4 6 (27.27%) jQuery
4 6 (27.27%) C#
4 6 (27.27%) SAP
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (22.73%) REST
5 5 (22.73%) CSS3
6 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
6 4 (18.18%) Open Source
6 4 (18.18%) Ajax
6 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (18.18%) ETL
6 4 (18.18%) MySQL
7 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (13.64%) MVC
7 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.64%) Adobe
7 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 3 (13.64%) DB2
7 3 (13.64%) JSP
7 3 (13.64%) SOA
7 3 (13.64%) CRM

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (13.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (9.09%) MQSeries
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) CICS
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Moodle
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.55%) Magento
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) Google App Engine
3 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
2 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.55%) DataStage
4 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Grunt
2 2 (9.09%) MSBuild
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.55%) ChangeMan
3 1 (4.55%) gulp
3 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
3 1 (4.55%) Mocha
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Games
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) CSS
1 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 7 (31.82%) HTML5
3 6 (27.27%) jQuery
3 6 (27.27%) JSON
4 5 (22.73%) CSS3
4 5 (22.73%) REST
4 5 (22.73%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) Ajax
6 3 (13.64%) Django
6 3 (13.64%) JSP
6 3 (13.64%) Play Framework
6 3 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (13.64%) Spring
7 2 (9.09%) .NET
7 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
7 2 (9.09%) Backbone.js
7 2 (9.09%) MSMQ
7 2 (9.09%) Node.js
7 2 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (18.18%) ETL
1 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
1 4 (18.18%) Open Source
2 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (13.64%) CRM
2 3 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (13.64%) MVC
2 3 (13.64%) OO
2 3 (13.64%) SOA
3 2 (9.09%) Business Activity Monitoring
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
3 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.09%) Presales
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) Web Development
4 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (13.64%) Ruby
4 3 (13.64%) Scala
5 2 (9.09%) PHP
5 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) ABAP
6 1 (4.55%) COBOL
6 1 (4.55%) ES6
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
1 6 (27.27%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) Adobe
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (9.09%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Google
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) TIBCO
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