Period
to 27 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 11 40 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 12.22% 25.16% 31.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.92% 26.85% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 57
Median daily rate £390 £335 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.42% - -0.74%
10th Percentile £337 £213 £266
90th Percentile £463 £448 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.31
% change year-on-year - +15.47% +16.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 79 149 252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.78% 93.71% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 95 153
Median daily rate £380 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -1.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £150 £179 £275
90th Percentile £525 £462 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £441 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +3.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 16
Median hourly rate £16.20 £17.70 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +42.51% -19.87%
10th Percentile £13.20 £12.33 £11.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.15 £36.88
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -10.14%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Staffordshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Developer in Staffordshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in Staffordshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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
Stoke-on-Trent -2 5 £380 +13.86% 18
Leek - 2 - -
Lichfield -1 1 £400 +1.59% 2
Burton-upon-Trent -1 1 - - 2
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) Azure
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
5 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) React
5 2 (18.18%) Vue.js
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) API Development
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (9.09%) ITSM
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2017
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
1 1 (9.09%) Police
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Core
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) React
2 2 (18.18%) Vue.js
3 1 (9.09%) CSS
3 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Algorithms
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Analytics
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (9.09%) API Development
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Data Visualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Data-Driven Decision Making
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (9.09%) Physics
3 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Alteryx
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau