Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £530 per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 6 months to 20 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 57 122 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 14.50% 15.60% 22.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.04% 16.42% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 70 19
Shropshire median daily rate £530 £415 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.71% +44.35% -17.86%
10th Percentile £363 £315 £220
90th Percentile £590 £513 £459
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - £21.47 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +42.05% +25.71% -36.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire. 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
Shropshire
Contract vacancies in Shropshire with a recognized job title 379 743 374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 95.01% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 301 126
Shropshire median daily rate £460 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £239
90th Percentile £589 £563 £509
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 18
Shropshire median hourly rate £35.00 £21.47 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.06% -36.40% +68.75%
10th Percentile £24.20 £21.46 £14.55
90th Percentile £39.20 £37.42 £40.87
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Shropshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Shropshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Shropshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Shropshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Shropshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Shropshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Telford -7 48 £535 +28.92% 7
Shrewsbury - 1 £350 - 1
Developer
West Midlands

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Shropshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (56.14%) JSON
2 32 (56.14%) Git (software)
3 26 (45.61%) Linux
4 24 (42.11%) Unix
5 23 (40.35%) Subversion
6 22 (38.60%) Java
6 22 (38.60%) SOA
7 21 (36.84%) HTML
7 21 (36.84%) XML
7 21 (36.84%) WSO2
8 20 (35.09%) SOAP
8 20 (35.09%) CSS
8 20 (35.09%) Middleware
9 19 (33.33%) MuleSoft
10 17 (29.82%) HTTP
10 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (26.32%) Open Source
11 15 (26.32%) WSDL
11 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
11 15 (26.32%) JSON Schema
11 15 (26.32%) SoapUI
12 14 (24.56%) XSD
12 14 (24.56%) Scala
13 13 (22.81%) HTML5
13 13 (22.81%) C#
13 13 (22.81%) Mac OS X
13 13 (22.81%) SSL
14 12 (21.05%) AngularJS
15 11 (19.30%) Jenkins

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 8 (14.04%) WebLogic
2 7 (12.28%) Mule
3 5 (8.77%) Apache
3 5 (8.77%) JBoss
4 4 (7.02%) Mule ESB
5 3 (5.26%) Confluence
5 3 (5.26%) nginx
5 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) GitHub
1 3 (5.26%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) HTTP
2 13 (22.81%) SSL
3 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.26%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.02%) OLAP
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) QlikView
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (56.14%) Git (software)
2 23 (40.35%) Subversion
3 15 (26.32%) SoapUI
4 11 (19.30%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.79%) Selenium
6 7 (12.28%) IntelliJ
6 7 (12.28%) JUnit
7 5 (8.77%) Eclipse
7 5 (8.77%) Maven
8 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
8 4 (7.02%) Grunt
8 4 (7.02%) gulp
8 4 (7.02%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (5.26%) Ant
9 3 (5.26%) Gatling
9 3 (5.26%) JIRA
9 3 (5.26%) Sublime Text
10 2 (3.51%) WebLogic Workshop
11 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (56.14%) JSON
2 21 (36.84%) HTML
2 21 (36.84%) XML
3 20 (35.09%) CSS
3 20 (35.09%) Middleware
3 20 (35.09%) SOAP
4 15 (26.32%) JSON Schema
4 15 (26.32%) WSDL
5 14 (24.56%) XSD
6 13 (22.81%) HTML5
7 12 (21.05%) AngularJS
8 11 (19.30%) REST
9 10 (17.54%) Play Framework
10 9 (15.79%) Spring
11 8 (14.04%) CSS3
11 8 (14.04%) XSLT
12 7 (12.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (10.53%) Ajax
13 6 (10.53%) RESTful
14 5 (8.77%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.75%) EPoS
1 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Linux
2 24 (42.11%) Unix
3 13 (22.81%) Mac OS X
4 5 (8.77%) Mac OS
5 3 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 3 (5.26%) Windows
6 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (38.60%) SOA
3 17 (29.82%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (26.32%) Open Source
5 10 (17.54%) DevOps
6 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 9 (15.79%) Scrum
6 9 (15.79%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.04%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Analytics
8 7 (12.28%) Configuration Management
8 7 (12.28%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.28%) Microservices
8 7 (12.28%) Sequence Diagram
8 7 (12.28%) Web Development
9 6 (10.53%) Coaching
9 6 (10.53%) Conceptual Models
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.53%) Kanban
10 5 (8.77%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) Java
2 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 14 (24.56%) Scala
4 13 (22.81%) C#
5 8 (14.04%) SQL
6 7 (12.28%) Ruby
6 7 (12.28%) TypeScript
7 6 (10.53%) Python
8 3 (5.26%) Groovy
8 3 (5.26%) Haskell
8 3 (5.26%) Perl
9 2 (3.51%) PHP
10 1 (1.75%) VB
10 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.75%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) Puppet
2 5 (8.77%) Ansible
3 3 (5.26%) Grafana
3 3 (5.26%) Kibana
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) WSO2
2 19 (33.33%) MuleSoft
3 9 (15.79%) webMethods
4 8 (14.04%) Google
5 4 (7.02%) IBM
6 3 (5.26%) Cognos
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.51%) Adobe
8 1 (1.75%) Facebook
8 1 (1.75%) Telerik