Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 33 36
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 5.45% 3.10% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 3.21% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £320 £338 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +14.89% -9.62%
10th Percentile £308 £307 £263
90th Percentile £336 £375 £362
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £343 £300
% change year-on-year +2.19% +14.17% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £36.50 -
% change year-on-year -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 244 405 283
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 96.43% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 257 173
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +13.28%
10th Percentile £227 £178 £263
90th Percentile £473 £488 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 23
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.20% +78.57% -
10th Percentile £10.30 £12.13 £10.12
90th Percentile £44.30 £45.50 £19.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.83% -11.76% +5.07%

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 November 2017. 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 +13 14 £320 -1.54% 1
Software Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 13 (92.86%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) VB.NET
4 8 (57.14%) TypeScript
4 8 (57.14%) MVC
4 8 (57.14%) CSS
5 7 (50.00%) HTML
5 7 (50.00%) TDD
5 7 (50.00%) SpecFlow
5 7 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (50.00%) BDD
6 6 (42.86%) jQuery
6 6 (42.86%) Internet
7 5 (35.71%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (35.71%) WinForms
7 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
7 5 (35.71%) Back Office
7 5 (35.71%) HTML5
7 5 (35.71%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (35.71%) Sass
7 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (21.43%) Web Development
8 3 (21.43%) WPF
8 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
9 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
9 2 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
9 2 (14.29%) VB
9 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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 6 (42.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) DTS
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (35.71%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) CSS
3 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 6 (42.86%) jQuery
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 5 (35.71%) Sass
5 5 (35.71%) WinForms
6 3 (21.43%) WPF
7 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 2 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) MVC
2 7 (50.00%) BDD
2 7 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (35.71%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Web Development
5 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) VB.NET
3 8 (57.14%) TypeScript
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft