Period
to 23 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 23 March 2019.

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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 51 93 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 23.29% 34.32% 28.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.64% 36.05% 29.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 59 65
Staffordshire median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £303 £292 £263
90th Percentile £442 £431 £435
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £58.75 £46.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.03% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.08 £25.00
% change year-on-year +44.79% +24.32% +23.46%

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 207 258 323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.20% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 161 208
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £213 £275 £185
90th Percentile £460 £456 £477
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 29
Staffordshire median hourly rate £34.50 £14.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.93% -32.56% +59.26%
10th Percentile £14.33 £11.17 £11.31
90th Percentile £59.31 £47.75 £65.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -17.95% +16.42% +11.67%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -4 19 £360 +6.67% 19
Lichfield 0 10 £413 +25.48% 14
Stafford -3 4 £400 - 5
Tamworth -7 3 £375 +20.00% 16
Burton-upon-Trent -1 1 £350 - 6
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 23 March 2019, 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 38 (74.51%) .NET
2 34 (66.67%) C#
3 32 (62.75%) SQL Server
4 31 (60.78%) SQL
5 22 (43.14%) HTML
6 21 (41.18%) CSS
7 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
7 19 (37.25%) MVC
8 18 (35.29%) Web Services
8 18 (35.29%) ASP.NET
9 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (27.45%) jQuery
11 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
11 13 (25.49%) Visual Studio
11 13 (25.49%) REST
12 12 (23.53%) Oracle
12 12 (23.53%) VB.NET
12 12 (23.53%) WinForms
13 11 (21.57%) .NET Framework
13 11 (21.57%) Degree
13 11 (21.57%) SOAP
14 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
14 10 (19.61%) Middleware
14 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
15 9 (17.65%) JIRA
15 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
15 9 (17.65%) NHibernate
15 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
16 8 (15.69%) Web Development
16 8 (15.69%) WPF

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 (1.96%) CMS
1 1 (1.96%) Confluence
1 1 (1.96%) IIS
1 1 (1.96%) Kentico
1 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.96%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (62.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) NoSQL
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.88%) MySQL
4 3 (5.88%) Power BI
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.96%) MS Access
6 1 (1.96%) OLAP
6 1 (1.96%) OLTP
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Visual Studio
2 9 (17.65%) JIRA
3 8 (15.69%) AccuRev
4 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.92%) Subversion
6 1 (1.96%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.96%) Hudson
General
1 3 (5.88%) Back Office
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
1 3 (5.88%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (74.51%) .NET
2 22 (43.14%) HTML
3 21 (41.18%) CSS
4 18 (35.29%) ASP.NET
4 18 (35.29%) Web Services
5 14 (27.45%) jQuery
6 13 (25.49%) REST
7 12 (23.53%) WinForms
8 11 (21.57%) .NET Framework
8 11 (21.57%) SOAP
9 10 (19.61%) Middleware
10 9 (17.65%) NHibernate
11 8 (15.69%) WPF
12 7 (13.73%) RESTful
13 4 (7.84%) Spring
14 3 (5.88%) Laravel
14 3 (5.88%) WCF
14 3 (5.88%) XML
15 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
15 2 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) MVC
2 16 (31.37%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (17.65%) Computer Science
3 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 8 (15.69%) Web Development
5 7 (13.73%) TDD
6 6 (11.76%) SDLC
6 6 (11.76%) Use Case
7 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (5.88%) Front End Development
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
10 2 (3.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (3.92%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (3.92%) DSDM
10 2 (3.92%) OO PHP
10 2 (3.92%) RAD
10 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.92%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (66.67%) C#
2 31 (60.78%) SQL
3 19 (37.25%) JavaScript
4 12 (23.53%) VB.NET
5 7 (13.73%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.88%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) Elixir
7 1 (1.96%) Erlang
7 1 (1.96%) Go
7 1 (1.96%) Java
7 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.96%) VB
7 1 (1.96%) VB6
7 1 (1.96%) VBA
7 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) Degree
3 10 (19.61%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (23.53%) Oracle
2 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Informatica
3 1 (1.96%) JD Edwards