The median contractor rate for a Applications Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Developer
England / West Midlands
Rank 107 89 103
Rank change year-on-year -18 +14  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 11 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 1.38% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.45% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 12
Median daily rate £350 £380 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +9.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.23 £38.75 -
% change year-on-year +21.88% -  

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 2162 2559 2349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.80% 95.38% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1419 1303
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -3.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Developer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Birmingham -3 4 £550 +100.00% 2
Solihull - 4 £350 -
Coventry +2 3 £400 - 3
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 12 (66.67%) HTML
2 9 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 8 (44.44%) CSS
4 7 (38.89%) Android Development
4 7 (38.89%) iOS Development
4 7 (38.89%) Android
4 7 (38.89%) Apple iOS
4 7 (38.89%) Xamarin
5 6 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (33.33%) .NET
5 6 (33.33%) MVC
6 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 5 (27.78%) XSLT
6 5 (27.78%) HTML5
6 5 (27.78%) Xamarin.iOS
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (16.67%) TDD
8 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
8 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
9 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) git-flow
2 1 (5.56%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) CSS
3 6 (33.33%) .NET
4 5 (27.78%) HTML5
4 5 (27.78%) Xamarin.iOS
4 5 (27.78%) XSLT
5 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 3 (16.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.11%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) Node.js
7 2 (11.11%) REST
7 2 (11.11%) Spring
7 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.56%) Ajax
8 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
8 1 (5.56%) Java EE
8 1 (5.56%) ODBC
8 1 (5.56%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Android
1 7 (38.89%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Android Development
1 7 (38.89%) iOS Development
2 6 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (11.11%) Cross-Platform Development
5 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (11.11%) OOP
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) Apple Swift
6 1 (5.56%) Objective-C
6 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Xamarin
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow