Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 17 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.

Developer
England > Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1597 2181 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.55% 22.14% 20.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.61% 23.23% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 1406 1115
Midlands median daily rate £375 £368 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £215
90th Percentile £500 £480 £475
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 34
Midlands median hourly rate £33.44 £23.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.30% +34.29% -50.00%
10th Percentile £23.42 £14.50 £8.89
90th Percentile £55.60 £42.28 £43.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7749 9388 8119
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.32% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4843 5691 4692
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £218 £231 £217
90th Percentile £550 £553 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 368 452
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.50 £37.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the Midlands

Developer
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands 0 879 £375 +3.45% 149
East Midlands -1 702 £375 - 156
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 626 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 623 (39.01%) JavaScript
3 597 (37.38%) HTML
4 579 (36.26%) CSS
5 520 (32.56%) .NET
6 478 (29.93%) C#
7 417 (26.11%) SQL
8 357 (22.35%) SQL Server
9 336 (21.04%) MVC
10 312 (19.54%) Java
11 308 (19.29%) HTML5
12 302 (18.91%) TDD
13 301 (18.85%) Git (software)
14 277 (17.35%) jQuery
15 267 (16.72%) AngularJS
16 249 (15.59%) CSS3
17 235 (14.72%) ASP.NET
18 228 (14.28%) Front End Development
19 208 (13.02%) Scrum
20 199 (12.46%) RESTful
21 195 (12.21%) Web Services
22 179 (11.21%) Microsoft
23 175 (10.96%) Web Development
24 170 (10.64%) Node.js
25 150 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
26 142 (8.89%) Oracle
27 141 (8.83%) Spring
28 138 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
29 134 (8.39%) React
29 134 (8.39%) Test Automation

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 66 (4.13%) SharePoint
2 51 (3.19%) CMS
3 34 (2.13%) JBoss
4 24 (1.50%) Tomcat
5 20 (1.25%) Apache
5 20 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (1.19%) Umbraco
7 18 (1.13%) IIS
8 16 (1.00%) Drupal
8 16 (1.00%) WordPress
9 13 (0.81%) Apache Solr
9 13 (0.81%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.75%) WildFly
11 11 (0.69%) GlassFish
12 10 (0.63%) Confluence
12 10 (0.63%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.56%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.50%) DNN
Applications
1 26 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.50%) Simulink
6 7 (0.44%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 4 (0.25%) Doxygen
10 3 (0.19%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.13%) HipChat
11 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.063%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.063%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.063%) GIMP
12 1 (0.063%) InDesign
12 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.063%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 31 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.94%) Magento
3 10 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 4 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.25%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.25%) Maximo
5 4 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.13%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.063%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 129 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (1.06%) npm
4 16 (1.00%) SaaS
5 14 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
6 13 (0.81%) GitHub
7 8 (0.50%) PaaS
8 7 (0.44%) IaaS
9 6 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.25%) G Suite
11 4 (0.25%) Office 365
12 3 (0.19%) Serverless
13 2 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.13%) Heroku
14 1 (0.063%) Adobe Analytics
14 1 (0.063%) Google App Engine
14 1 (0.063%) Google Play
14 1 (0.063%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.32%) HTTP
2 26 (1.63%) Internet
3 24 (1.50%) SSL
4 17 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.75%) Bluetooth
6 10 (0.63%) Intranet
7 9 (0.56%) SMS
8 7 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.38%) LDAP
10 5 (0.31%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.25%) AMQP
11 4 (0.25%) DNS
11 4 (0.25%) FTP
11 4 (0.25%) RTSP
12 3 (0.19%) DSL
12 3 (0.19%) SMTP
13 2 (0.13%) CTI
13 2 (0.13%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.13%) Modbus
13 2 (0.13%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 357 (22.35%) SQL Server
2 111 (6.95%) MySQL
3 81 (5.07%) MongoDB
4 76 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 74 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 69 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 68 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
8 60 (3.76%) Relational Database
9 41 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
10 33 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 29 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 28 (1.75%) Power BI
13 27 (1.69%) Big Data
14 26 (1.63%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
17 16 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
18 13 (0.81%) Hadoop
18 13 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 301 (18.85%) Git (software)
2 81 (5.07%) JUnit
3 77 (4.82%) Maven
4 75 (4.70%) Jenkins
5 58 (3.63%) Subversion
6 52 (3.26%) Visual Studio
7 50 (3.13%) JIRA
8 46 (2.88%) gulp
9 40 (2.50%) Grunt
10 38 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (1.75%) Selenium
12 26 (1.63%) Jasmine
13 23 (1.44%) Gradle
14 21 (1.31%) Eclipse
14 21 (1.31%) SonarQube
15 16 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
15 16 (1.00%) SoapUI
15 16 (1.00%) SpecFlow
15 16 (1.00%) webpack
16 15 (0.94%) TeamCity
General
1 128 (8.02%) Finance
2 88 (5.51%) Retail
3 45 (2.82%) Banking
4 33 (2.07%) Automotive
5 26 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 24 (1.50%) Advertising
7 22 (1.38%) Marketing
8 14 (0.88%) Back Office
9 13 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 12 (0.75%) Games
11 10 (0.63%) Publishing
12 8 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.38%) Electronics
14 6 (0.38%) Legal
15 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.25%) Billing
15 4 (0.25%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.19%) Local Government
16 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 597 (37.38%) HTML
2 579 (36.26%) CSS
3 520 (32.56%) .NET
4 308 (19.29%) HTML5
5 277 (17.35%) jQuery
6 267 (16.72%) AngularJS
7 249 (15.59%) CSS3
8 235 (14.72%) ASP.NET
9 199 (12.46%) RESTful
10 195 (12.21%) Web Services
11 170 (10.64%) Node.js
12 141 (8.83%) Spring
13 138 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
14 134 (8.39%) React
15 129 (8.08%) JSON
15 129 (8.08%) XML
16 121 (7.58%) .NET Framework
17 113 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
18 106 (6.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 98 (6.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 110 (6.89%) User Experience
2 65 (4.07%) Mobile App
3 54 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
5 40 (2.50%) Digital Media
6 38 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 14 (0.88%) Wiki
9 12 (0.75%) Management Information System
10 11 (0.69%) Algorithms
11 10 (0.63%) iPad
11 10 (0.63%) iPhone
12 7 (0.44%) Animation
13 6 (0.38%) W3C
14 5 (0.31%) AS400
14 5 (0.31%) CMDB
14 5 (0.31%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.31%) Graphic Design
14 5 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 107 (6.70%) Android
2 77 (4.82%) Linux
2 77 (4.82%) Windows
3 75 (4.70%) Apple iOS
4 53 (3.32%) Unix
5 17 (1.06%) Mac OS X
6 15 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 14 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.38%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.31%) AIX
9 5 (0.31%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.13%) HPUX
12 2 (0.13%) Solaris
12 2 (0.13%) SUSE
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (39.20%) Agile Software Development
2 336 (21.04%) MVC
3 302 (18.91%) TDD
4 228 (14.28%) Front End Development
5 208 (13.02%) Scrum
6 175 (10.96%) Web Development
7 150 (9.39%) Continuous Integration
8 134 (8.39%) Test Automation
9 127 (7.95%) Unit Testing
10 116 (7.26%) BDD
11 105 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
12 92 (5.76%) E-Commerce
12 92 (5.76%) OO
13 82 (5.13%) Kanban
14 81 (5.07%) ETL
15 73 (4.57%) Android Development
16 71 (4.45%) Responsive Web Design
17 68 (4.26%) SDLC
18 64 (4.01%) Microservices
19 57 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 623 (39.01%) JavaScript
2 478 (29.93%) C#
3 417 (26.11%) SQL
4 312 (19.54%) Java
5 133 (8.33%) PHP
6 66 (4.13%) T-SQL
7 63 (3.94%) TypeScript
8 52 (3.26%) VB.NET
9 50 (3.13%) Python
10 46 (2.88%) Scala
11 38 (2.38%) ES6
12 34 (2.13%) Objective-C
13 33 (2.07%) Apple Swift
14 30 (1.88%) PL/SQL
15 28 (1.75%) Ruby
16 22 (1.38%) PowerShell
17 18 (1.13%) C++
17 18 (1.13%) VBA
18 15 (0.94%) VB
19 14 (0.88%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 63 (3.94%) Degree
2 49 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 24 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.56%) Sun Certification
6 7 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.38%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.31%) DBS Check
8 5 (0.31%) MCTS
9 3 (0.19%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.063%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.063%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.063%) MCPD
10 1 (0.063%) MCSD
10 1 (0.063%) Numerate Degree
10 1 (0.063%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.063%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.063%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (0.94%) QA
2 10 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.19%) WAI
4 3 (0.19%) WCAG
5 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.13%) SLA
6 1 (0.063%) HL7
System Software
1 55 (3.44%) Docker
2 8 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.25%) vSphere
4 1 (0.063%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (0.88%) Ansible
2 13 (0.81%) Puppet
3 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.25%) Grafana
6 4 (0.25%) Kibana
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
7 3 (0.19%) Mesos
8 2 (0.13%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.063%) logstash
9 1 (0.063%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.063%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 179 (11.21%) Microsoft
2 142 (8.89%) Oracle
3 43 (2.69%) SAP
4 37 (2.32%) Tableau
5 30 (1.88%) Adobe
5 30 (1.88%) Google
6 25 (1.57%) Sitecore
6 25 (1.57%) Xamarin
7 24 (1.50%) IBM
8 23 (1.44%) WSO2
9 19 (1.19%) MuleSoft
10 18 (1.13%) Cognos
11 15 (0.94%) Zend
12 14 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (0.81%) Perforce
14 12 (0.75%) Informatica
14 12 (0.75%) ServiceNow
15 11 (0.69%) webMethods
16 8 (0.50%) HP
16 8 (0.50%) Pega