Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 85 74 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 31.84% 24.18% 28.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.07% 25.78% 30.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 50 66
Staffordshire median daily rate £335 £339 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +12.92% -7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £213
90th Percentile £435 £409 £465
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £25.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +18.86% +24.39% -28.55%

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 257 287 268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 93.79% 92.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 185 176
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £335 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.29% -11.19%
10th Percentile £269 £200 £206
90th Percentile £456 £470 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 17
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +33.33% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £37.25 £73.50 £16.37
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -10.98%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 44 £325 -3.35% 45
Stafford -1 13 £400 +23.08% 6
Lichfield +3 4 £320 - 12
Tamworth -2 2 £319 -1.92% 11
Burton-upon-Trent -3 1 - - 7
Cannock - 1 - - 8
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 55 (64.71%) .NET
2 54 (63.53%) C#
3 43 (50.59%) SQL
4 41 (48.24%) SQL Server
5 35 (41.18%) HTML
6 34 (40.00%) CSS
7 26 (30.59%) Internet
8 24 (28.24%) MVC
8 24 (28.24%) JavaScript
8 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (27.06%) .NET Framework
10 22 (25.88%) TypeScript
11 20 (23.53%) VB.NET
12 19 (22.35%) WinForms
13 17 (20.00%) T-SQL
14 15 (17.65%) Web Development
15 13 (15.29%) TDD
15 13 (15.29%) Windows
15 13 (15.29%) HTML5
15 13 (15.29%) Entity Framework
16 12 (14.12%) Back Office
17 11 (12.94%) jQuery
17 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
17 11 (12.94%) ColdFusion
17 11 (12.94%) BDD
17 11 (12.94%) SpecFlow
18 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
18 10 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
18 10 (11.76%) Castle Windsor

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 11 (12.94%) ColdFusion
2 3 (3.53%) JBoss
2 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.24%) IaaS
2 7 (8.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.59%) Internet
2 3 (3.53%) HTTP
3 1 (1.18%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (48.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.71%) MySQL
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.35%) QlikView
5 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) DTS
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) SpecFlow
2 6 (7.06%) MSI
2 6 (7.06%) WiX
3 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.53%) JIRA
4 3 (3.53%) Maven
4 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.35%) Bitbucket
5 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.18%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.18%) NUnit
6 1 (1.18%) Subversion
6 1 (1.18%) webpack
General
1 12 (14.12%) Back Office
2 6 (7.06%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Games
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (64.71%) .NET
2 35 (41.18%) HTML
3 34 (40.00%) CSS
4 23 (27.06%) .NET Framework
5 19 (22.35%) WinForms
6 13 (15.29%) Entity Framework
6 13 (15.29%) HTML5
7 11 (12.94%) jQuery
8 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 10 (11.76%) Castle Windsor
8 10 (11.76%) Web Services
9 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET
9 9 (10.59%) CSS3
9 9 (10.59%) WCF
10 8 (9.41%) AngularJS
10 8 (9.41%) WPF
11 7 (8.24%) XML
12 6 (7.06%) MFC
12 6 (7.06%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.71%) User Experience
4 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.53%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.29%) Windows
2 3 (3.53%) Android
3 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (28.24%) MVC
2 15 (17.65%) Web Development
3 13 (15.29%) TDD
4 11 (12.94%) BDD
5 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (8.24%) OO
6 7 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.88%) OOP
9 4 (4.71%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.53%) Android Development
10 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (3.53%) Kanban
10 3 (3.53%) Scrum
10 3 (3.53%) SDLC
10 3 (3.53%) SOA
10 3 (3.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 54 (63.53%) C#
2 43 (50.59%) SQL
3 24 (28.24%) JavaScript
4 22 (25.88%) TypeScript
5 20 (23.53%) VB.NET
6 17 (20.00%) T-SQL
7 9 (10.59%) Java
8 3 (3.53%) PHP
8 3 (3.53%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.18%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.18%) Python
10 1 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft App-V
1 6 (7.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) SCCM
1 6 (7.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.06%) VMware
3 2 (2.35%) Oracle
3 2 (2.35%) Xamarin