The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Application Developer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 122 112
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 7 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.63% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.67% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 5
Median daily rate £340 £370 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +18.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £338
% change year-on-year +5.26% +12.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1917 2850 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.53% 94.75% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1684 1421
Median daily rate £388 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +10.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 87 142
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Applications Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Developer in the West Midlands

Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Developer in the West Midlands

Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Developer in the West Midlands

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Warwickshire -2 2 £340 -11.91%
Coventry +15 1 - - 1
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Applications 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 West Midlands region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 7 (38.89%) HTML
1 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
2 6 (33.33%) Xamarin
2 6 (33.33%) Android Development
2 6 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 6 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 6 (33.33%) CSS
2 6 (33.33%) Android
3 5 (27.78%) .NET
3 5 (27.78%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (22.22%) Xamarin.iOS
4 4 (22.22%) XSLT
4 4 (22.22%) C#
4 4 (22.22%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
5 3 (16.67%) Publishing
5 3 (16.67%) Open Source
5 3 (16.67%) Blockchain
6 2 (11.11%) TypeScript
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (11.11%) Cross-Platform Development
6 2 (11.11%) Angular 2
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (11.11%) HTML5
6 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Applications Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Drupal
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Blockchain
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.56%) Rational Application Developer
1 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (27.78%) .NET
4 4 (22.22%) Xamarin.iOS
4 4 (22.22%) XSLT
5 2 (11.11%) Angular 2
5 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (11.11%) HTML5
5 2 (11.11%) jQuery
5 2 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.56%) Ajax
6 1 (5.56%) Core Data
6 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Mobile App
2 5 (27.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Android
1 6 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Android Development
1 6 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 4 (22.22%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 3 (16.67%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) Cross-Platform Development
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) BPEL
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) TypeScript
3 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
3 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Xamarin
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow