Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 84 57 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 30.22% 24.78% 17.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.34% 26.15% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 34 47
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +11.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £301 £188
90th Percentile £438 £440 £375
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 £46.25 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +42.31% +44.44% +2.27%

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 268 218 363
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 94.78% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 153 218
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +3.70% -6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £188
90th Percentile £456 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 19
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.80% -6.00% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.30 £11.08
90th Percentile £22.85 £26.05 £46.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 38 £338 +0.75% 36
Stafford +2 13 £400 +33.33% 10
Tamworth +6 4 £375 +7.14% 11
Lichfield +1 2 £228 - 8
Burton-upon-Trent -5 2 £300 -11.11% 7
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 58 (69.05%) .NET
2 54 (64.29%) C#
3 47 (55.95%) SQL Server
4 45 (53.57%) SQL
5 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (32.14%) CSS
7 26 (30.95%) HTML
7 26 (30.95%) .NET Framework
8 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
9 21 (25.00%) MVC
10 19 (22.62%) Entity Framework
10 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET
11 17 (20.24%) Web Services
12 16 (19.05%) WinForms
13 15 (17.86%) VB.NET
14 14 (16.67%) Windows
14 14 (16.67%) Internet
15 13 (15.48%) T-SQL
15 13 (15.48%) Web Development
15 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (15.48%) TypeScript
16 12 (14.29%) jQuery
17 11 (13.10%) WPF
17 11 (13.10%) TDD
17 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (11.90%) ColdFusion
18 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 10 (11.90%) HTML5
18 10 (11.90%) NoSQL
18 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API

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 10 (11.90%) ColdFusion
2 2 (2.38%) Confluence
3 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.14%) IaaS
2 6 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (2.38%) SMS
3 1 (1.19%) HTTP
3 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (55.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) NoSQL
2 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 7 (8.33%) DB2
4 7 (8.33%) Redis
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (3.57%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.38%) MySQL
7 2 (2.38%) Power BI
7 2 (2.38%) QlikView
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.19%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.19%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.33%) SpecFlow
3 6 (7.14%) JIRA
4 4 (4.76%) MSI
4 4 (4.76%) WiX
5 3 (3.57%) AccuRev
5 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.38%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.19%) Hudson
7 1 (1.19%) Maven
7 1 (1.19%) NUnit
7 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (8.33%) Back Office
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (69.05%) .NET
2 27 (32.14%) CSS
3 26 (30.95%) .NET Framework
3 26 (30.95%) HTML
4 19 (22.62%) ASP.NET
4 19 (22.62%) Entity Framework
5 17 (20.24%) Web Services
6 16 (19.05%) WinForms
7 12 (14.29%) jQuery
8 11 (13.10%) WPF
9 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
9 10 (11.90%) HTML5
10 8 (9.52%) AngularJS
10 8 (9.52%) WCF
11 7 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 6 (7.14%) Castle Windsor
12 6 (7.14%) CSS3
12 6 (7.14%) REST
13 4 (4.76%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.57%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (8.33%) Android
3 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.00%) MVC
3 13 (15.48%) Web Development
4 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (13.10%) TDD
5 7 (8.33%) BDD
6 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.14%) Dependency Injection
6 6 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (5.95%) iOS Development
7 5 (5.95%) Scrum
8 4 (4.76%) Android Development
8 4 (4.76%) Web Application Development
9 3 (3.57%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.57%) Facilities Management
9 3 (3.57%) Kanban
9 3 (3.57%) Migration
9 3 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (3.57%) OO
9 3 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 54 (64.29%) C#
2 45 (53.57%) SQL
3 22 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.86%) VB.NET
5 13 (15.48%) T-SQL
5 13 (15.48%) TypeScript
6 5 (5.95%) PHP
7 4 (4.76%) Apple Swift
7 4 (4.76%) Java
7 4 (4.76%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.19%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Docker
2 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) SCCM
1 4 (4.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (8.33%) Teradata
2 5 (5.95%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.76%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) VMware
3 4 (4.76%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.38%) Informatica
5 1 (1.19%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.19%) Twitter