Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 23 October 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.

Senior Developer
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 19 38
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.07% 5.83% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 6.06% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +7.69%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £315
90th Percentile £388 £470 £379
West Midlands median daily rate £480 £431 £400
% change year-on-year +11.30% +7.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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 273 231 406
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.15% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 159 259
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -10.03%
10th Percentile £275 £204 £162
90th Percentile £460 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 23
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.20 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.30 £10.65
90th Percentile £35.30 £36.30 £44.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -11.76%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Staffordshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Developer in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Staffordshire

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Tamworth - 2 £375 - 4
Senior Developer
West Midlands

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

Senior 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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared