Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 24 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 75 123 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 28.63% 28.67% 37.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.24% 29.78% 39.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 79 76
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +1.56%
10th Percentile £275 £235 £250
90th Percentile £425 £415 £425
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +1.35% +8.82% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £8.00
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 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 248 413 283
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 96.27% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 261 173
Staffordshire median daily rate £361 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -6.21% +15.54%
10th Percentile £222 £188 £263
90th Percentile £466 £488 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 24
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £25.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.20% +81.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £10.30 £12.25 £10.09
90th Percentile £44.30 £53.50 £19.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 44 £375 +25.00% 18
Stafford -1 7 £325 +11.11% 4
Lichfield +2 3 - - 4
Tamworth -7 3 £300 - 1
Burton-upon-Trent +4 1 - - 3
Cannock +1 1 £325 +12.07%
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 44 (58.67%) SQL Server
2 38 (50.67%) SQL
3 35 (46.67%) .NET
4 33 (44.00%) C#
5 28 (37.33%) MVC
6 22 (29.33%) HTML
6 22 (29.33%) CSS
7 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (22.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (22.67%) ETL
10 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 15 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 15 (20.00%) VB.NET
11 13 (17.33%) jQuery
11 13 (17.33%) TypeScript
12 12 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
12 12 (16.00%) WinForms
12 12 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (14.67%) Git (software)
13 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 10 (13.33%) SpecFlow
14 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
14 10 (13.33%) JIRA
14 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (13.33%) Web Development
14 10 (13.33%) TDD
15 9 (12.00%) Java
15 9 (12.00%) Tableau
15 9 (12.00%) BDD

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 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.67%) JBoss
4 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.67%) Internet
2 3 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (58.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (22.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.00%) MySQL
5 6 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (6.67%) Power BI
6 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
7 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (4.00%) Blockchain
9 2 (2.67%) PowerPivot
9 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.33%) DataStage
10 1 (1.33%) DTS
10 1 (1.33%) OLTP
10 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (13.33%) JIRA
2 10 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.00%) Subversion
5 4 (5.33%) AccuRev
6 3 (4.00%) Maven
6 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.33%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.33%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.33%) Gradle
7 1 (1.33%) NUnit
7 1 (1.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 7 (9.33%) Back Office
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (46.67%) .NET
2 22 (29.33%) CSS
2 22 (29.33%) HTML
3 13 (17.33%) jQuery
4 12 (16.00%) WinForms
5 11 (14.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 8 (10.67%) RESTful
7 7 (9.33%) .NET Framework
7 7 (9.33%) HTML5
7 7 (9.33%) WPF
8 6 (8.00%) XML
9 5 (6.67%) Sass
10 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.33%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (5.33%) Laravel
10 4 (5.33%) REST
10 4 (5.33%) Servlets
11 3 (4.00%) J2SE
11 3 (4.00%) JMS
11 3 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.67%) Learning Management System
3 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.67%) NHS
3 2 (2.67%) SCORM
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) iPad
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.00%) Android
1 3 (4.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.67%) Linux
2 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.33%) MVC
2 18 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (22.67%) ETL
4 12 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (16.00%) Dependency Injection
5 10 (13.33%) TDD
5 10 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 10 (13.33%) Web Development
6 9 (12.00%) BDD
7 8 (10.67%) SDLC
8 7 (9.33%) OO
9 6 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (6.67%) API Development
10 5 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (5.33%) Complex ETL
11 4 (5.33%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.33%) Data Management
11 4 (5.33%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (5.33%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (5.33%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) SQL
2 33 (44.00%) C#
3 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 15 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 13 (17.33%) TypeScript
5 9 (12.00%) Java
6 7 (9.33%) PHP
7 4 (5.33%) VB
8 3 (4.00%) Elixir
8 3 (4.00%) Erlang
8 3 (4.00%) Go
9 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.33%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.33%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.33%) Python
10 1 (1.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.00%) Tableau
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
4 2 (2.67%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) SAP