Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 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.

Application Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 191 153
Rank change year-on-year +23 -38 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 16 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £236 £269 £312
90th Percentile £475 £441 £527
England median daily rate £411 £415 £400
% change year-on-year -0.90% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.25% - -
England median hourly rate £47.00 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.90% -6.67% +20.00%

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 4579 5861 4672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.07% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 3522 2671
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £236 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Staffordshire - 4 £350 - 2
Warwickshire +2 3 £200 -41.82%
Birmingham +7 2 £375 -0.99%
Coventry +12 1 £475 +18.75% 1
Solihull - 1 £450 -
Walsall - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £325 -
Applications Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 5 (31.25%) C#
3 5 (31.25%) .NET
3 5 (31.25%) CSS
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) Publishing
4 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) Xamarin
5 3 (18.75%) Android
5 3 (18.75%) RESTful
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
5 3 (18.75%) Blockchain
5 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
5 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
5 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 3 (18.75%) JSON
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Cryptography
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) SAML
6 2 (12.50%) IIS

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 2 (12.50%) IIS
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Blockchain
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) CocoaPods
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Publishing
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
4 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (18.75%) HTML5
4 3 (18.75%) JSON
4 3 (18.75%) RESTful
5 2 (12.50%) Ajax
5 2 (12.50%) CSS3
5 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
5 2 (12.50%) SAML
5 2 (12.50%) Xamarin.iOS
6 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (6.25%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (6.25%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (6.25%) REST
6 1 (6.25%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Animation
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (18.75%) Android
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) MVC
3 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 3 (18.75%) Cryptography
4 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
4 3 (18.75%) iOS Development
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Android Development
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) API Integration
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Human Factors
6 1 (6.25%) Microservices
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Apple Swift
4 1 (6.25%) COBOL
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.25%) NVQ Level 4
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Xamarin
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Altova
3 1 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) DevExpress
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Pega