The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 30 53 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.43% 35.81% 36.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.08% 38.41% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 44
Median daily rate £350 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £240 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 130 138 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 92.86% 93.24% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 88 103
Median daily rate £375 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 19
Median hourly rate £17.78 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -1 12 £388 +10.71% 9
Stafford +1 6 £325 +13.04% 5
Burton-upon-Trent -1 2 - - 4
Tamworth -6 1 £350 +16.66% 6
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Staffordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 35 (39.33%) HTML
2 34 (38.20%) .NET
3 31 (34.83%) C#
4 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
5 27 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
7 22 (24.72%) MySQL
7 22 (24.72%) HTML5
7 22 (24.72%) AngularJS
8 21 (23.60%) CSS
9 19 (21.35%) Java
9 19 (21.35%) MVC
10 18 (20.22%) SQL
11 15 (16.85%) TDD
12 14 (15.73%) PHP
12 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
13 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET
13 13 (14.61%) Web Development
13 13 (14.61%) jQuery
14 12 (13.48%) RESTful
14 12 (13.48%) User Experience
14 12 (13.48%) React
15 11 (12.36%) Angular 2
15 11 (12.36%) Scrum
16 10 (11.24%) WPF
16 10 (11.24%) T-SQL
16 10 (11.24%) OO
16 10 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
17 9 (10.11%) Web Services

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 4 (4.49%) WordPress
2 3 (3.37%) ColdFusion
3 2 (2.25%) Apache
3 2 (2.25%) CMS
3 2 (2.25%) JBoss
4 1 (1.12%) Confluence
4 1 (1.12%) Drupal
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Magento
2 1 (1.12%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Google Analytics
1 2 (2.25%) Slack
2 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (31.46%) SQL Server
2 22 (24.72%) MySQL
3 10 (11.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (8.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.25%) Data Mart
7 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.25%) OLAP
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.25%) Power BI
7 2 (2.25%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.12%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.49%) Gradle
3 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.37%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.37%) Subversion
3 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.25%) Android Studio
4 2 (2.25%) Ant
4 2 (2.25%) Grunt
4 2 (2.25%) gulp
4 2 (2.25%) Maven
4 2 (2.25%) NUnit
4 2 (2.25%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) CocoaPods
5 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.12%) JIRA
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.12%) Xcode
General
1 9 (10.11%) Retail
2 7 (7.87%) Games
3 4 (4.49%) Back Office
4 3 (3.37%) Advertising
5 2 (2.25%) Finance
5 2 (2.25%) Marketing
6 1 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (39.33%) HTML
2 34 (38.20%) .NET
3 22 (24.72%) AngularJS
3 22 (24.72%) HTML5
4 21 (23.60%) CSS
5 13 (14.61%) ASP.NET
5 13 (14.61%) jQuery
6 12 (13.48%) React
6 12 (13.48%) RESTful
7 11 (12.36%) Angular 2
8 10 (11.24%) WPF
9 9 (10.11%) Web Services
10 8 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (8.99%) XML
11 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (6.74%) CodeIgniter
11 6 (6.74%) Laravel
11 6 (6.74%) Spring
12 5 (5.62%) Ajax
13 4 (4.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) User Experience
2 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.25%) Replication
3 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.12%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.12%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.49%) Windows
2 3 (3.37%) Android
3 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.25%) Linux
3 2 (2.25%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.35%) MVC
3 15 (16.85%) TDD
4 13 (14.61%) Web Development
5 11 (12.36%) Scrum
6 10 (11.24%) OO
7 9 (10.11%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.74%) B2B
10 5 (5.62%) BDD
10 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (5.62%) Microservices
10 5 (5.62%) SOLID
10 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.49%) Front End Development
11 4 (4.49%) Kanban
11 4 (4.49%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (4.49%) SOA
12 3 (3.37%) CRM
12 3 (3.37%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.83%) C#
2 26 (29.21%) JavaScript
3 19 (21.35%) Java
4 18 (20.22%) SQL
5 14 (15.73%) PHP
6 10 (11.24%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.37%) C
7 3 (3.37%) C++
7 3 (3.37%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.37%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.37%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.12%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.12%) ES6
9 1 (1.12%) Pascal
9 1 (1.12%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.25%) Apple
2 2 (2.25%) Google
2 2 (2.25%) Oracle
3 1 (1.12%) Zend
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