Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 99 78 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 33.67% 29.55% 28.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.38% 31.08% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 79
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -4.06%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £254
90th Percentile £463 £425 £415
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £56.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.44% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £31.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year +49.61% +44.32% +25.71%

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 288 251 413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.96% 95.08% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 169 260
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% -6.21%
10th Percentile £236 £235 £165
90th Percentile £463 £463 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 31
Staffordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £14.20 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.56% -43.20% +85.19%
10th Percentile £12.85 £10.30 £12.50
90th Percentile £58.79 £44.30 £57.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -1 40 £375 - 50
Lichfield -1 13 £490 - 14
Tamworth -4 9 £375 +25.00% 21
Stafford 0 7 £356 +9.62% 8
Burton-upon-Trent 0 3 £350 - 5
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 79 (79.80%) .NET
2 69 (69.70%) SQL
3 66 (66.67%) C#
4 56 (56.57%) SQL Server
5 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (41.41%) ASP.NET
7 37 (37.37%) Web Services
8 36 (36.36%) JavaScript
9 34 (34.34%) .NET Framework
10 29 (29.29%) Visual Studio
11 27 (27.27%) CSS
11 27 (27.27%) HTML
11 27 (27.27%) MVC
11 27 (27.27%) jQuery
12 24 (24.24%) Security Cleared
12 24 (24.24%) NoSQL
13 19 (19.19%) SC Cleared
13 19 (19.19%) WinForms
13 19 (19.19%) Oracle
13 19 (19.19%) VB.NET
13 19 (19.19%) E-Commerce
13 19 (19.19%) REST
14 18 (18.18%) SOAP
14 18 (18.18%) Degree
15 17 (17.17%) WPF
15 17 (17.17%) Entity Framework
16 16 (16.16%) Middleware
17 15 (15.15%) Web Development
18 14 (14.14%) JIRA
18 14 (14.14%) Computer Science

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
3 1 (1.01%) CMS
3 1 (1.01%) Kentico
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 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.01%) IaaS
3 1 (1.01%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) RTP
3 1 (1.01%) SMS
3 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (56.57%) SQL Server
2 24 (24.24%) 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 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.02%) Power BI
8 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.01%) PowerCenter
9 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 29 (29.29%) Visual Studio
2 14 (14.14%) JIRA
3 13 (13.13%) AccuRev
4 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.03%) Hudson
6 2 (2.02%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.03%) Marketing
2 2 (2.02%) Back Office
3 1 (1.01%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (79.80%) .NET
2 41 (41.41%) ASP.NET
3 37 (37.37%) Web Services
4 34 (34.34%) .NET Framework
5 27 (27.27%) CSS
5 27 (27.27%) HTML
5 27 (27.27%) jQuery
6 19 (19.19%) REST
6 19 (19.19%) WinForms
7 18 (18.18%) SOAP
8 17 (17.17%) Entity Framework
8 17 (17.17%) WPF
9 16 (16.16%) Middleware
10 12 (12.12%) NHibernate
11 11 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (9.09%) HTML5
12 9 (9.09%) WCF
13 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET Web API
13 8 (8.08%) RESTful
14 7 (7.07%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.04%) User Experience
4 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.05%) Windows
3 4 (4.04%) Android
4 1 (1.01%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.43%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.27%) MVC
3 19 (19.19%) E-Commerce
4 15 (15.15%) Web Development
5 14 (14.14%) Computer Science
5 14 (14.14%) TDD
6 12 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (12.12%) Use Case
7 8 (8.08%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.08%) Web Application Development
8 7 (7.07%) iOS Development
8 7 (7.07%) SDLC
9 5 (5.05%) Migration
9 5 (5.05%) Scrum
10 4 (4.04%) API Development
11 3 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
11 3 (3.03%) Facilities Management
11 3 (3.03%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (3.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 69 (69.70%) SQL
2 66 (66.67%) C#
3 36 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 19 (19.19%) VB.NET
5 8 (8.08%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.05%) PHP
7 4 (4.04%) Apple Swift
7 4 (4.04%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.03%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.02%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 19 (19.19%) SC Cleared
3 18 (18.18%) Degree
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
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) Oracle
2 11 (11.11%) Teradata
3 7 (7.07%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.03%) Informatica
5 2 (2.02%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.01%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.01%) Twitter