Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £320 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.

Software Developer
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 24 33
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.76% 3.91% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.97% 4.13% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £320 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -10.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £308 £309
90th Percentile £354 £323 £375
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.50 £33.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year +15.79% -8.90% +25.25%

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%

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 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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 0 10 £320 +1.59% 9
Tamworth - 1 £425 - 2
Software Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
3 13 (81.25%) .NET
4 12 (75.00%) SQL
5 11 (68.75%) VB.NET
5 11 (68.75%) WinForms
6 10 (62.50%) T-SQL
7 8 (50.00%) Internet
8 6 (37.50%) Back Office
9 5 (31.25%) MVC
9 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
9 5 (31.25%) Windows
10 3 (18.75%) OOP
10 3 (18.75%) OO
10 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
10 3 (18.75%) WPF
10 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
11 2 (12.50%) HTML
11 2 (12.50%) CSS
12 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
12 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
12 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
12 1 (6.25%) TDD
12 1 (6.25%) Web Development
12 1 (6.25%) jQuery
12 1 (6.25%) Degree

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 8 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) AccuRev
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (37.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) WinForms
3 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
4 3 (18.75%) WPF
5 2 (12.50%) CSS
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (6.25%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) MVC
2 3 (18.75%) OO
2 3 (18.75%) OOP
2 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) BDD
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Web Application Development
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
3 11 (68.75%) VB.NET
4 10 (62.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree