The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 3 months to 24 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.

Developer
England / Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 16 5
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 12 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 12.00% 6.95% 15.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.50% 7.43% 16.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Median daily rate £450 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £600 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33%  

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 96 175 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 96.00% 93.58% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 115 59
Median daily rate £500 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £125.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the Midlands

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 10 (45.45%) CSS
3 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 7 (31.82%) Java
4 7 (31.82%) Web Development
5 6 (27.27%) jQuery
5 6 (27.27%) HTML5
5 6 (27.27%) Open Source
6 5 (22.73%) Node.js
6 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) Web Services
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Adobe
6 5 (22.73%) CSS3
6 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
6 5 (22.73%) User Experience
7 4 (18.18%) React
7 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 4 (18.18%) User Stories
7 4 (18.18%) Grunt
7 4 (18.18%) Scrum
7 4 (18.18%) C#
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) MySQL
7 4 (18.18%) PHP
7 4 (18.18%) JSON
8 3 (13.64%) QA
8 3 (13.64%) Spring

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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
2 1 (4.55%) CICS
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Magento
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (4.55%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) SMTP
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (9.09%) DB2
3 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.55%) DataStage
4 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.55%) Power BI
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Grunt
3 1 (4.55%) ChangeMan
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) CSS
1 10 (45.45%) HTML
2 6 (27.27%) HTML5
2 6 (27.27%) jQuery
3 5 (22.73%) AngularJS
3 5 (22.73%) CSS3
3 5 (22.73%) Node.js
3 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 4 (18.18%) .NET
4 4 (18.18%) JSON
4 4 (18.18%) React
4 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (13.64%) Angular 2
5 3 (13.64%) JSP
5 3 (13.64%) RESTful
5 3 (13.64%) Spring
6 2 (9.09%) REST
6 2 (9.09%) Spring MVC
7 1 (4.55%) CakePHP
7 1 (4.55%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) User Experience
2 2 (9.09%) Blog
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Web Development
3 6 (27.27%) Open Source
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
4 4 (18.18%) User Stories
5 3 (13.64%) Analytics
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.64%) ETL
5 3 (13.64%) Front End Development
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 2 (9.09%) API Design
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) High Availability
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.09%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) JavaScript
2 7 (31.82%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) C#
4 4 (18.18%) PHP
5 3 (13.64%) Python
5 3 (13.64%) Ruby
6 2 (9.09%) Perl
7 1 (4.55%) ABAP
7 1 (4.55%) COBOL
7 1 (4.55%) R
7 1 (4.55%) Scala
7 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) AWS Certification
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Ansible
1 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
1 2 (9.09%) Mesos
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Adobe
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) IBM
2 2 (9.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) ATG
3 1 (4.55%) hybris
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) TIBCO