Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 99 75 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 35.23% 31.25% 24.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.26% 32.47% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 67
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -4.94%
10th Percentile £310 £286 £210
90th Percentile £450 £425 £399
West Midlands median daily rate £411 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +9.67% +2.74% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £53.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £32.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +44.53% +33.33% +37.14%

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 273 231 406
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.15% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 159 259
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -10.03%
10th Percentile £275 £204 £162
90th Percentile £460 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 23
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.20 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.30 £10.65
90th Percentile £35.30 £36.30 £44.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Staffordshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Staffordshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Staffordshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor 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 23 October 2018. 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 0 47 £361 -3.67% 60
Lichfield +1 8 £459 - 9
Tamworth -3 7 £450 +50.00% 15
Stafford -1 6 £356 +5.56% 3
Burton-upon-Trent -1 3 £350 - 3
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 75 (75.76%) .NET
2 64 (64.65%) SQL
3 63 (63.64%) C#
4 57 (57.58%) SQL Server
5 42 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
6 31 (31.31%) .NET Framework
7 30 (30.30%) ASP.NET
8 28 (28.28%) Web Services
9 26 (26.26%) CSS
9 26 (26.26%) HTML
9 26 (26.26%) MVC
10 23 (23.23%) NoSQL
11 22 (22.22%) jQuery
12 21 (21.21%) WinForms
12 21 (21.21%) VB.NET
13 20 (20.20%) Visual Studio
14 18 (18.18%) E-Commerce
14 18 (18.18%) Entity Framework
15 17 (17.17%) WPF
16 16 (16.16%) Web Development
17 15 (15.15%) Degree
17 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
17 15 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
18 14 (14.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 13 (13.13%) JIRA
19 13 (13.13%) Computer Science
19 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
20 12 (12.12%) AccuRev
20 12 (12.12%) Relational Database

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 3 (3.03%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.02%) IIS
2 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Magento
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (2.02%) IaaS
2 2 (2.02%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) RTP
3 1 (1.01%) SMS
3 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (57.58%) SQL Server
2 23 (23.23%) NoSQL
3 14 (14.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (12.12%) Relational Database
5 11 (11.11%) DB2
5 11 (11.11%) Redis
6 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
7 5 (5.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
8 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (2.02%) Power BI
9 2 (2.02%) QlikView
9 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.01%) PowerCenter
10 1 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
10 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (20.20%) Visual Studio
2 13 (13.13%) JIRA
3 12 (12.12%) AccuRev
4 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.03%) Hudson
5 3 (3.03%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.02%) Subversion
7 1 (1.01%) MSI
7 1 (1.01%) WiX
General
1 5 (5.05%) Back Office
2 3 (3.03%) Marketing
3 2 (2.02%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (75.76%) .NET
2 31 (31.31%) .NET Framework
3 30 (30.30%) ASP.NET
4 28 (28.28%) Web Services
5 26 (26.26%) CSS
5 26 (26.26%) HTML
6 22 (22.22%) jQuery
7 21 (21.21%) WinForms
8 18 (18.18%) Entity Framework
9 17 (17.17%) WPF
10 11 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (10.10%) HTML5
11 10 (10.10%) WCF
12 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (9.09%) REST
12 9 (9.09%) SOAP
13 8 (8.08%) AngularJS
14 7 (7.07%) CSS3
14 7 (7.07%) Middleware
14 7 (7.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.05%) User Experience
5 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.08%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.06%) Windows
3 5 (5.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.26%) MVC
3 18 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 16 (16.16%) Web Development
5 15 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.10%) TDD
7 8 (8.08%) iOS Development
7 8 (8.08%) Web Application Development
8 6 (6.06%) Migration
8 6 (6.06%) SDLC
8 6 (6.06%) Use Case
9 5 (5.05%) Scrum
10 4 (4.04%) API Development
11 3 (3.03%) BDD
11 3 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (3.03%) Dependency Injection
11 3 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (3.03%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 64 (64.65%) SQL
2 63 (63.64%) C#
3 31 (31.31%) JavaScript
4 21 (21.21%) VB.NET
5 11 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 8 (8.08%) TypeScript
7 5 (5.05%) Apple Swift
7 5 (5.05%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.05%) PHP
8 3 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) Degree
2 13 (13.13%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) SCCM
1 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (11.11%) Teradata
2 10 (10.10%) Oracle
3 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.03%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.02%) Informatica
6 1 (1.01%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.01%) Twitter
6 1 (1.01%) VMware