Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £331 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Software Developer
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 21 32
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.48% 5.49% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.59% 5.79% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £331 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% -5.19% +14.89%
10th Percentile £306 £308 £307
90th Percentile £381 £336 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.19% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate £54.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +40.63% -12.33% -

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 286 242 408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.95% 94.90% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 162 259
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £248 £226 £183
90th Percentile £460 £474 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 22
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.25 £14.20 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -43.20% +78.57%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.30 £12.13
90th Percentile £58.53 £44.30 £45.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -11.76%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Staffordshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 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 -10 8 £338 +5.47% 6
Tamworth - 1 £425 - 6
Lichfield - 1 - - 1
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
3 13 (81.25%) .NET
4 12 (75.00%) SQL
5 10 (62.50%) VB.NET
5 10 (62.50%) MVC
5 10 (62.50%) WinForms
6 8 (50.00%) WPF
7 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (37.50%) Degree
7 6 (37.50%) JIRA
7 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
7 6 (37.50%) WCF
7 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
7 6 (37.50%) AccuRev
7 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
8 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
8 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
8 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (25.00%) Internet
10 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
10 3 (18.75%) HTML
10 3 (18.75%) CSS
10 3 (18.75%) Back Office
11 2 (12.50%) Middleware
11 2 (12.50%) SOAP
11 2 (12.50%) Web Services
11 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
11 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET

Software 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) NoSQL
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) AccuRev
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) WinForms
3 8 (50.00%) WPF
4 6 (37.50%) WCF
5 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
7 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 2 (12.50%) Middleware
7 2 (12.50%) REST
7 2 (12.50%) SOAP
7 2 (12.50%) Web Services
8 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) MVC
2 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Web Application Development
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) VB.NET
4 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle