Period
to 21 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 972 960 1,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.66% 20.24% 22.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.61% 21.25% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 666 671
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £308 £255 £263
90th Percentile £538 £513 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 24
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £31.08 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.79% +24.32% +42.86%
10th Percentile £38.75 £21.89 £17.64
90th Percentile £61.38 £48.75 £33.58
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.50% +2.88% -

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 4,716 4,517 4,626
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.26% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,958 2,816 2,839
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £217
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 170 210
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +21.21% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.75 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £35.10
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.07% +1.08% -

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 0 290 £413 +3.13% 206
Coventry -1 216 £425 +6.25% 54
Shropshire +7 187 £440 -4.97% 30
Warwickshire +1 61 £360 +10.77% 50
Staffordshire -1 50 £350 - 58
Solihull +6 21 £400 +10.34% 55
Worcestershire -7 18 £388 +24.00% 54
Wolverhampton 0 13 £369 -3.09% 16
Walsall 0 12 £296 -4.44% 11
West Bromwich +1 6 £325 +44.44% 1
Dudley +2 1 £250 - 7
Herefordshire -11 1 £375 +15.38% 8
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 452 (46.50%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (34.88%) JavaScript
3 324 (33.33%) C#
4 316 (32.51%) .NET
5 294 (30.25%) SQL
6 278 (28.60%) HTML
7 254 (26.13%) CSS
8 252 (25.93%) SQL Server
9 234 (24.07%) Java
10 205 (21.09%) Git (software)
11 189 (19.44%) Scrum
12 182 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
13 181 (18.62%) TDD
14 166 (17.08%) MVC
15 144 (14.81%) DevOps
16 143 (14.71%) Web Services
17 141 (14.51%) Microsoft
18 140 (14.40%) Microservices
19 131 (13.48%) ASP.NET
20 122 (12.55%) Spring
21 121 (12.45%) REST
22 118 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
23 107 (11.01%) Oracle
24 100 (10.29%) Docker
25 97 (9.98%) AngularJS
26 96 (9.88%) BDD
27 93 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web API
28 90 (9.26%) .NET Framework
29 87 (8.95%) Kanban
30 85 (8.74%) Business Intelligence

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 33 (3.40%) CMS
1 33 (3.40%) Documentum
2 28 (2.88%) Confluence
3 23 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 22 (2.26%) NServiceBus
5 16 (1.65%) Umbraco
5 16 (1.65%) WebLogic
6 15 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.44%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.23%) WordPress
9 10 (1.03%) Drupal
10 6 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 6 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.41%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.41%) Apache
12 4 (0.41%) ColdFusion
12 4 (0.41%) JBoss
13 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.31%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.10%) CATIA
5 1 (0.10%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 67 (6.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.93%) Magento
3 4 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.21%) Exstream
5 2 (0.21%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.21%) SAP POS DM
5 2 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.10%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 182 (18.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
3 50 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (2.98%) Azure Data Factory
5 28 (2.88%) SaaS
6 24 (2.47%) Office 365
7 22 (2.26%) PaaS
7 22 (2.26%) Serverless
8 21 (2.16%) GitHub
9 11 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.13%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.41%) Azure Functions
11 4 (0.41%) npm
11 4 (0.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.41%) Slack
12 3 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.31%) IaaS
12 3 (0.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.21%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.13%) SSL
2 8 (0.82%) DSL
3 7 (0.72%) HTTP
4 6 (0.62%) Skype
5 5 (0.51%) Internet
6 3 (0.31%) AMQP
6 3 (0.31%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.21%) Extranet
7 2 (0.21%) Firewall
7 2 (0.21%) Intranet
7 2 (0.21%) RTP
8 1 (0.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 67 (6.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (5.66%) Relational Database
4 50 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
4 50 (5.14%) Power BI
5 47 (4.84%) MongoDB
6 38 (3.91%) MySQL
7 35 (3.60%) NoSQL
7 35 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 34 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 34 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 32 (3.29%) RDBMS
10 31 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (1.95%) SQL Server 2016
12 17 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
14 13 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 13 (1.34%) MS Access
15 12 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (1.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 205 (21.09%) Git (software)
2 83 (8.54%) Jenkins
3 73 (7.51%) Visual Studio
4 61 (6.28%) Maven
5 53 (5.45%) JIRA
6 46 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 39 (4.01%) JUnit
8 36 (3.70%) Selenium
9 35 (3.60%) Cucumber
10 33 (3.40%) Subversion
11 28 (2.88%) Mockito
12 24 (2.47%) SonarQube
13 22 (2.26%) jMock
14 20 (2.06%) DbUnit
14 20 (2.06%) gulp
15 18 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
16 17 (1.75%) GitLab
17 11 (1.13%) Bitbucket
17 11 (1.13%) IntelliJ
18 10 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 59 (6.07%) Finance
2 14 (1.44%) Retail
3 13 (1.34%) Games
4 11 (1.13%) Publishing
5 9 (0.93%) Marketing
6 7 (0.72%) Banking
7 6 (0.62%) Law
8 5 (0.51%) Advertising
8 5 (0.51%) Legal
9 3 (0.31%) Back Office
10 1 (0.10%) Automotive
10 1 (0.10%) Billing
10 1 (0.10%) Electronics
10 1 (0.10%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.10%) French Language
10 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.10%) Local Government
10 1 (0.10%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 316 (32.51%) .NET
2 278 (28.60%) HTML
3 254 (26.13%) CSS
4 143 (14.71%) Web Services
5 131 (13.48%) ASP.NET
6 122 (12.55%) Spring
7 121 (12.45%) REST
8 97 (9.98%) AngularJS
9 93 (9.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 90 (9.26%) .NET Framework
11 84 (8.64%) SOAP
12 83 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 75 (7.72%) Spring Boot
14 69 (7.10%) HTML5
14 69 (7.10%) XML
15 68 (7.00%) RESTful
16 66 (6.79%) React
17 64 (6.58%) JSON
18 63 (6.48%) jQuery
19 55 (5.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.01%) User Experience
2 26 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (2.26%) Mobile App
6 9 (0.93%) NHS
7 8 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (0.72%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.62%) Robotics
10 4 (0.41%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.41%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.31%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.31%) AS400
11 3 (0.31%) FMCG
11 3 (0.31%) iPad
11 3 (0.31%) Mobile Games
11 3 (0.31%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.21%) Animation
12 2 (0.21%) iPhone
12 2 (0.21%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.32%) Unix
2 36 (3.70%) Linux
3 21 (2.16%) Windows
4 13 (1.34%) Android
4 13 (1.34%) Mac OS
5 9 (0.93%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.51%) MVS
7 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.31%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.31%) VME
8 2 (0.21%) CentOS
8 2 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (46.50%) Agile Software Development
2 189 (19.44%) Scrum
3 181 (18.62%) TDD
4 166 (17.08%) MVC
5 144 (14.81%) DevOps
6 140 (14.40%) Microservices
7 118 (12.14%) Continuous Integration
8 96 (9.88%) BDD
9 87 (8.95%) Kanban
10 85 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
11 79 (8.13%) CRM
12 77 (7.92%) Migration
13 61 (6.28%) Test Automation
14 58 (5.97%) SOLID
15 56 (5.76%) Data Modelling
16 55 (5.66%) Web Development
17 54 (5.56%) Front End Development
18 53 (5.45%) OO
19 50 (5.14%) Test Strategy
20 48 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 339 (34.88%) JavaScript
2 324 (33.33%) C#
3 294 (30.25%) SQL
4 234 (24.07%) Java
5 62 (6.38%) T-SQL
6 54 (5.56%) PHP
7 53 (5.45%) Python
8 39 (4.01%) Java 8
9 37 (3.81%) PL/SQL
10 34 (3.50%) Scala
11 27 (2.78%) Ruby
11 27 (2.78%) VB.NET
12 26 (2.67%) TypeScript
13 20 (2.06%) Perl
14 19 (1.95%) Apex Code
15 15 (1.54%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.54%) VBA
16 14 (1.44%) ES6
17 13 (1.34%) Go
18 10 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 49 (5.04%) SC Cleared
3 19 (1.95%) Degree
4 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.31%) DBS Check
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.21%) OCA
6 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.44%) QA
2 4 (0.41%) GDPR
2 4 (0.41%) WCAG
3 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.31%) PMO
3 3 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (10.29%) Docker
2 6 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.62%) vSphere
3 4 (0.41%) Postfix
4 1 (0.10%) Firmware
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 25 (2.57%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.93%) Kibana
2 9 (0.93%) Puppet
3 8 (0.82%) Grafana
4 7 (0.72%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (0.51%) Graphite
6 4 (0.41%) Ansible
6 4 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.21%) cPanel
7 2 (0.21%) HockeyApp
7 2 (0.21%) Plesk
8 1 (0.10%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.10%) Salt
8 1 (0.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 141 (14.51%) Microsoft
2 107 (11.01%) Oracle
3 32 (3.29%) Pega
4 28 (2.88%) WSO2
5 25 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (2.16%) UiPath
7 20 (2.06%) Google
8 16 (1.65%) IBM
9 14 (1.44%) BEA
10 12 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.03%) Informatica
11 10 (1.03%) Tableau
12 9 (0.93%) Adobe
13 8 (0.82%) MuleSoft
13 8 (0.82%) SAP
13 8 (0.82%) Splunk
14 7 (0.72%) Sitecore
15 6 (0.62%) VMware
15 6 (0.62%) webMethods
15 6 (0.62%) Xamarin