Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 923 1235 1013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.18% 21.18% 20.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.21% 22.32% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 787 632
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £246 £263 £225
90th Percentile £500 £488 £487
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.18% +25.71% -39.00%
10th Percentile £22.68 £14.50 £9.19
90th Percentile £52.50 £42.25 £36.78
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +2.70%

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 4568 5533 4755
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.91% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3334 2697
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £214
90th Percentile £541 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 227 260
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £37.85 £38.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year +3.89% +0.61% +8.42%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in the West Midlands

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 Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in the West Midlands

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 Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in the West Midlands

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 Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Birmingham -1 326 £363 -3.33% 48
Coventry 0 180 £400 +6.67% 19
Warwickshire +1 111 £309 -6.79% 29
Staffordshire 0 77 £350 +7.69% 28
Shropshire -1 62 £520 +17.51% 14
Solihull +3 18 £375 +15.38% 13
Worcestershire -3 13 £325 +5.69% 12
Wolverhampton -1 11 £350 +1.45% 7
Herefordshire +8 7 £325 +17.12% 1
Walsall +5 6 £310 -20.51% 2
Sutton Coldfield -6 3 - - 5
West Bromwich +4 2 £225 -6.25%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 366 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 351 (38.03%) JavaScript
3 348 (37.70%) HTML
4 325 (35.21%) CSS
5 310 (33.59%) .NET
6 273 (29.58%) C#
7 234 (25.35%) SQL
8 218 (23.62%) SQL Server
9 211 (22.86%) MVC
10 195 (21.13%) TDD
11 184 (19.93%) Java
12 158 (17.12%) HTML5
13 157 (17.01%) Git (software)
14 154 (16.68%) AngularJS
15 153 (16.58%) jQuery
16 140 (15.17%) ASP.NET
17 136 (14.73%) Web Services
18 130 (14.08%) Scrum
19 122 (13.22%) Microsoft
20 121 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
21 119 (12.89%) CSS3
22 118 (12.78%) Web Development
23 111 (12.03%) Front End Development
24 103 (11.16%) BDD
25 89 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
26 86 (9.32%) RESTful
27 85 (9.21%) Kanban
27 85 (9.21%) XML
28 84 (9.10%) ASP.NET Web API
29 83 (8.99%) PHP

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 41 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.93%) JBoss
3 21 (2.28%) CMS
4 16 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.73%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.52%) Umbraco
6 13 (1.41%) IIS
6 13 (1.41%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.30%) WordPress
8 11 (1.19%) Apache Spark
9 10 (1.08%) Drupal
9 10 (1.08%) GlassFish
9 10 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (1.08%) WildFly
10 9 (0.98%) Apache
10 9 (0.98%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.76%) Mule
13 6 (0.65%) DNN
Applications
1 19 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.33%) GIMP
4 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.33%) Simulink
5 2 (0.22%) HipChat
5 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) EngageOne
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 38 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.65%) Magento
4 4 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
4 4 (0.43%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.22%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.11%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.11%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 121 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
3 16 (1.73%) SaaS
4 9 (0.98%) GitHub
5 7 (0.76%) PaaS
6 6 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.54%) G Suite
7 5 (0.54%) IaaS
8 4 (0.43%) Office 365
9 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.22%) npm
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.11%) Google Play
10 1 (0.11%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) Serverless
10 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.93%) HTTP
2 16 (1.73%) SSL
3 13 (1.41%) Internet
4 8 (0.87%) Bluetooth
5 6 (0.65%) SMS
5 6 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (0.54%) LDAP
6 5 (0.54%) RTSP
7 4 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.33%) AMQP
8 3 (0.33%) FTP
9 2 (0.22%) Intranet
10 1 (0.11%) 4G
10 1 (0.11%) 5G
10 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.11%) MPLS
10 1 (0.11%) SNMP
10 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 71 (7.69%) MySQL
3 61 (6.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (4.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (3.14%) MongoDB
9 26 (2.82%) NoSQL
9 26 (2.82%) Power BI
10 25 (2.71%) Relational Database
11 19 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
12 18 (1.95%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.84%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (1.52%) Big Data
17 12 (1.30%) Hadoop
17 12 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
18 11 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 157 (17.01%) Git (software)
2 49 (5.31%) Maven
3 43 (4.66%) Jenkins
4 40 (4.33%) Subversion
5 38 (4.12%) JUnit
6 28 (3.03%) JIRA
7 27 (2.93%) Visual Studio
8 25 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (1.95%) Eclipse
10 16 (1.73%) SoapUI
11 13 (1.41%) Mockito
12 12 (1.30%) SpecFlow
13 11 (1.19%) Android Studio
13 11 (1.19%) jMock
13 11 (1.19%) Selenium
14 10 (1.08%) DbUnit
14 10 (1.08%) Hudson
14 10 (1.08%) JBehave
14 10 (1.08%) SonarQube
14 10 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 52 (5.63%) Finance
2 27 (2.93%) Automotive
3 26 (2.82%) Retail
4 15 (1.63%) Advertising
5 12 (1.30%) Marketing
6 11 (1.19%) Back Office
6 11 (1.19%) Games
7 9 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.65%) Banking
8 6 (0.65%) Publishing
9 5 (0.54%) Law
10 4 (0.43%) Billing
11 3 (0.33%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (37.70%) HTML
2 325 (35.21%) CSS
3 310 (33.59%) .NET
4 158 (17.12%) HTML5
5 154 (16.68%) AngularJS
6 153 (16.58%) jQuery
7 140 (15.17%) ASP.NET
8 136 (14.73%) Web Services
9 119 (12.89%) CSS3
10 86 (9.32%) RESTful
11 85 (9.21%) XML
12 84 (9.10%) ASP.NET Web API
13 79 (8.56%) Spring
14 76 (8.23%) .NET Framework
15 74 (8.02%) JSON
16 73 (7.91%) ASP.NET MVC
17 71 (7.69%) REST
18 63 (6.83%) SOAP
18 63 (6.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 41 (4.44%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 80 (8.67%) User Experience
2 48 (5.20%) Greenfield Project
3 47 (5.09%) Digital Media
4 41 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 34 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (1.52%) Wiki
9 10 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.87%) Animation
11 5 (0.54%) W3C
12 4 (0.43%) AS400
12 4 (0.43%) CMDB
12 4 (0.43%) iPad
12 4 (0.43%) iPhone
12 4 (0.43%) iSeries
12 4 (0.43%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.43%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 63 (6.83%) Android
2 56 (6.07%) Apple iOS
3 42 (4.55%) Linux
4 34 (3.68%) Unix
5 26 (2.82%) Windows
6 16 (1.73%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.52%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.22%) SUSE
9 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.11%) Solaris
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (22.86%) MVC
3 195 (21.13%) TDD
4 130 (14.08%) Scrum
5 118 (12.78%) Web Development
6 111 (12.03%) Front End Development
7 103 (11.16%) BDD
8 89 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
9 85 (9.21%) Kanban
10 74 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
11 72 (7.80%) Test Automation
12 54 (5.85%) CRM
13 53 (5.74%) ETL
14 51 (5.53%) Unit Testing
15 50 (5.42%) SOLID
16 48 (5.20%) OO
17 40 (4.33%) SDLC
17 40 (4.33%) SOA
18 39 (4.23%) iOS Development
19 37 (4.01%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 351 (38.03%) JavaScript
2 273 (29.58%) C#
3 234 (25.35%) SQL
4 184 (19.93%) Java
5 83 (8.99%) PHP
6 42 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 38 (4.12%) TypeScript
8 32 (3.47%) VB.NET
9 30 (3.25%) Objective-C
10 24 (2.60%) Scala
11 22 (2.38%) Python
12 19 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.63%) Apple Swift
13 15 (1.63%) ES6
14 14 (1.52%) C++
14 14 (1.52%) VBA
15 10 (1.08%) C
15 10 (1.08%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.08%) Ruby
16 9 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (5.09%) Degree
2 22 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.65%) MCTS
8 5 (0.54%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.43%) OCP
9 4 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.11%) MCPD
11 1 (0.11%) MCSD
11 1 (0.11%) NVQ Level 4
11 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.63%) QA
2 10 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.43%) WCAG
5 3 (0.33%) WAI
6 1 (0.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (3.14%) Docker
2 6 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.65%) vSphere
3 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (0.98%) Ansible
2 8 (0.87%) Puppet
3 5 (0.54%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle EDQ
4 4 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.43%) Terraform
5 2 (0.22%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.11%) Grafana
6 1 (0.11%) Kibana
6 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 122 (13.22%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.61%) Oracle
3 30 (3.25%) Tableau
4 22 (2.38%) WSO2
5 21 (2.28%) IBM
6 19 (2.06%) Google
7 18 (1.95%) MuleSoft
7 18 (1.95%) SAP
8 14 (1.52%) Xamarin
9 12 (1.30%) Cognos
9 12 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.30%) Sitecore
10 8 (0.87%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.87%) Zend
11 6 (0.65%) Informatica
11 6 (0.65%) VMware
11 6 (0.65%) webMethods
12 3 (0.33%) Adobe
12 3 (0.33%) Apple
12 3 (0.33%) Micro Focus