Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 36 28
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 21 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.92% 1.29% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.24% 1.37% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Staffordshire median daily rate £320 £315 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% - -3.08%
10th Percentile £263 £308 £308
90th Percentile £330 £323 £323
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -13.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £35.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year - -4.08% +16.89%

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 255 291 268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 93.57% 92.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 187 176
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £335 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.29% -12.67%
10th Percentile £273 £200 £206
90th Percentile £456 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 17
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £37.63 £73.50 £16.37
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -9.64%

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
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 20 May 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 +8 14 £320 +1.59% 8
Lichfield - 1 £320 - 3
Software Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 21 (100.00%) C#
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 19 (90.48%) SQL
3 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
4 16 (76.19%) T-SQL
4 16 (76.19%) VB.NET
4 16 (76.19%) WinForms
5 13 (61.90%) Internet
6 11 (52.38%) Back Office
7 7 (33.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (28.57%) MVC
9 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
10 4 (19.05%) Windows
10 4 (19.05%) HTML
10 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
11 3 (14.29%) OOP
11 3 (14.29%) OO
11 3 (14.29%) TypeScript
11 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
12 2 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
12 2 (9.52%) HTML5
12 2 (9.52%) BDD
12 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
12 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
12 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (9.52%) Castle Windsor

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 13 (61.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (80.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) DTS
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SpecFlow
General
1 11 (52.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) WinForms
3 7 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 5 (23.81%) Entity Framework
5 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
5 4 (19.05%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (9.52%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (9.52%) Classic ASP
6 2 (9.52%) CSS
6 2 (9.52%) HTML5
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) MVC
2 3 (14.29%) OO
2 3 (14.29%) OOP
2 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) BDD
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (9.52%) TDD
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (90.48%) SQL
3 16 (76.19%) T-SQL
3 16 (76.19%) VB.NET
4 3 (14.29%) TypeScript
5 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft