Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 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.

Application Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 170 199
Rank change year-on-year +5 +29 -40
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 44 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.35% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 11
West Midlands median daily rate £363 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £290 £236 £269
90th Percentile £484 £475 £441
England median daily rate £420 £413 £415
% change year-on-year +1.82% -0.60% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £29.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +81.25% -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £47.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -40.43% +11.90% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,857 4,559 5,923
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 94.74% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,995 2,880 3,537
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £213 £231
90th Percentile £575 £539 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 198 238
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
% change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%

Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Applications Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 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
Warwickshire +23 13 £425 +112.50% 1
Shropshire - 9 £360 -
Birmingham +12 8 £363 -3.33% 6
Coventry -13 5 £300 -36.84%
Solihull +6 3 £330 -26.67% 1
Staffordshire -11 2 £388 +10.71% 5
Applications Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Applications 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 West Midlands region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 23 (52.27%) JavaScript
2 21 (47.73%) Mobile App
3 20 (45.45%) C#
4 19 (43.18%) HTML
5 18 (40.91%) CSS
6 17 (38.64%) Web Services
6 17 (38.64%) jQuery
7 15 (34.09%) Android
8 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (31.82%) Apple iOS
8 14 (31.82%) Objective-C
8 14 (31.82%) Apple Swift
9 13 (29.55%) MVC
9 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
9 13 (29.55%) Xamarin
10 12 (27.27%) CSS3
10 12 (27.27%) HTML5
10 12 (27.27%) JSON
11 11 (25.00%) iOS SDK
11 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (25.00%) Mobile Development
12 10 (22.73%) Zurb Foundation
12 10 (22.73%) HockeyApp
12 10 (22.73%) Web Design
12 10 (22.73%) Xcode
12 10 (22.73%) .NET
12 10 (22.73%) REST
12 10 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (22.73%) Twitter

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 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.27%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (18.18%) SaaS
4 5 (11.36%) Force.com
4 5 (11.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.55%) Serverless
6 1 (2.27%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.27%) SMS
2 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) MySQL
1 9 (20.45%) SQLite
2 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (22.73%) Xcode
2 9 (20.45%) Eclipse
3 8 (18.18%) JIRA
3 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (11.36%) Marketing
2 2 (4.55%) Billing
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Law
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) HTML
2 18 (40.91%) CSS
3 17 (38.64%) jQuery
3 17 (38.64%) Web Services
4 12 (27.27%) CSS3
4 12 (27.27%) HTML5
4 12 (27.27%) JSON
5 11 (25.00%) iOS SDK
6 10 (22.73%) .NET
6 10 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
6 10 (22.73%) REST
6 10 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (22.73%) Zurb Foundation
7 9 (20.45%) Android SDK
7 9 (20.45%) J2EE
7 9 (20.45%) J2ME
8 7 (15.91%) SOAP
9 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
9 5 (11.36%) Visualforce
10 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (47.73%) Mobile App
2 10 (22.73%) iPhone
3 9 (20.45%) Public Cloud
3 9 (20.45%) User Experience
4 3 (6.82%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.27%) Internet of Things
6 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Android
2 14 (31.82%) Apple iOS
3 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 6 (13.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) MVC
2 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 10 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (22.73%) Web Design
4 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (20.45%) MVVM
4 9 (20.45%) OO
4 9 (20.45%) Scrum
4 9 (20.45%) SDLC
4 9 (20.45%) SOLID
4 9 (20.45%) TDD
4 9 (20.45%) UX Design
5 8 (18.18%) CRM
5 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
7 6 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (52.27%) JavaScript
2 20 (45.45%) C#
3 14 (31.82%) Apple Swift
3 14 (31.82%) Objective-C
4 9 (20.45%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) Java
6 5 (11.36%) Apex Code
6 5 (11.36%) SOQL
6 5 (11.36%) SOSL
6 5 (11.36%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.27%) Python
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
1 13 (29.55%) Xamarin
2 10 (22.73%) Twitter
3 9 (20.45%) Apple
4 8 (18.18%) Atlassian
5 6 (13.64%) BMC
5 6 (13.64%) Remedy
6 5 (11.36%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (4.55%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) Google
8 1 (2.27%) NEC