Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 94 119 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 35.74% 31.90% 40.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 37.60% 33.24% 44.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 80 83
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +6.92% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £225
90th Percentile £425 £438 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.49 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +21.94% +25.00% -33.33%

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 250 358 254
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.98% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 227 177
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £269 £185 £225
90th Percentile £456 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 18
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £19.75 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +49.06% -5.36%
10th Percentile £11.65 £11.26 £10.09
90th Percentile £40.50 £57.50 £17.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.58 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +9.29% +7.26% -

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 February 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 23 February 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 55 £375 +15.38% 29
Stafford -1 13 £350 +7.69% 10
Lichfield +3 5 £329 - 12
Tamworth -5 3 £300 - 13
Burton-upon-Trent 0 1 - - 4
Cannock - 1 - - 5
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 52 (55.32%) C#
1 52 (55.32%) SQL Server
2 50 (53.19%) .NET
3 49 (52.13%) SQL
4 34 (36.17%) HTML
4 34 (36.17%) CSS
5 32 (34.04%) MVC
6 27 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
8 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
8 22 (23.40%) Internet
9 20 (21.28%) TypeScript
10 19 (20.21%) T-SQL
10 19 (20.21%) VB.NET
11 18 (19.15%) WinForms
12 16 (17.02%) Web Development
13 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (14.89%) .NET Framework
14 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
14 13 (13.83%) jQuery
14 13 (13.83%) Back Office
14 13 (13.83%) ETL
15 12 (12.77%) Java
15 12 (12.77%) Dependency Injection
16 11 (11.70%) HTML5
16 11 (11.70%) OO
16 11 (11.70%) JIRA
17 10 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 10 (10.64%) TDD
17 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence

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 7 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.26%) ColdFusion
2 4 (4.26%) JBoss
2 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.06%) Confluence
3 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.13%) IaaS
2 2 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.40%) Internet
2 4 (4.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (55.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (8.51%) MySQL
5 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.32%) Power BI
6 5 (5.32%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (2.13%) DTS
9 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.06%) OLTP
10 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (1.06%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.70%) JIRA
3 8 (8.51%) SpecFlow
4 6 (6.38%) Subversion
4 6 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.26%) AccuRev
5 4 (4.26%) Maven
5 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.13%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.13%) MSI
6 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.13%) webpack
6 2 (2.13%) WiX
7 1 (1.06%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.06%) Gradle
General
1 13 (13.83%) Back Office
2 4 (4.26%) Finance
3 2 (2.13%) Games
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (53.19%) .NET
2 34 (36.17%) CSS
2 34 (36.17%) HTML
3 18 (19.15%) WinForms
4 14 (14.89%) .NET Framework
5 13 (13.83%) jQuery
6 11 (11.70%) HTML5
7 10 (10.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 9 (9.57%) ASP.NET
8 9 (9.57%) WPF
8 9 (9.57%) XML
9 8 (8.51%) Castle Windsor
9 8 (8.51%) RESTful
10 7 (7.45%) CSS3
10 7 (7.45%) REST
10 7 (7.45%) Web Services
11 6 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (6.38%) Servlets
12 5 (5.32%) Middleware
12 5 (5.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.26%) User Experience
3 3 (3.19%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.13%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.13%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) SCORM
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Linux
3 2 (2.13%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.04%) MVC
2 27 (28.72%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.02%) Web Development
4 13 (13.83%) ETL
5 12 (12.77%) Dependency Injection
6 11 (11.70%) OO
7 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (10.64%) TDD
8 8 (8.51%) BDD
8 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.45%) SDLC
10 6 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (5.32%) API Development
11 5 (5.32%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (5.32%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.32%) SOLID
11 5 (5.32%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.26%) Complex ETL
12 4 (4.26%) Data Management
12 4 (4.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 52 (55.32%) C#
2 49 (52.13%) SQL
3 26 (27.66%) JavaScript
4 20 (21.28%) TypeScript
5 19 (20.21%) T-SQL
5 19 (20.21%) VB.NET
6 12 (12.77%) Java
7 7 (7.45%) PHP
8 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.26%) VB
9 3 (3.19%) Elixir
9 3 (3.19%) Erlang
9 3 (3.19%) Go
10 1 (1.06%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.06%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.06%) PHP 7
10 1 (1.06%) Python
10 1 (1.06%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.06%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.06%) GDPR
1 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.13%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) SCCM
1 2 (2.13%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) Tableau
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle
4 2 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (1.06%) Xamarin