Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 October 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.

Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,074 854 1,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.17% 18.58% 21.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.44% 19.61% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 562 866
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.74% +10.61%
10th Percentile £295 £263 £251
90th Percentile £513 £500 £488
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% +35.42% +37.14%
10th Percentile £30.88 £23.57 £14.50
90th Percentile £56.75 £52.40 £42.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.67%

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 4,786 4,356 5,859
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.76% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,898 2,733 3,485
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £235
90th Percentile £575 £542 £540
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 203 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.60 £50.00 £39.28
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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
Birmingham +1 369 £425 +14.09% 210
Shropshire +1 183 £450 -14.29% 36
Coventry -3 137 £425 +13.33% 44
Staffordshire 0 102 £375 +7.14% 113
Warwickshire -2 71 £400 +31.15% 57
Solihull +9 43 £400 +6.67% 27
Wolverhampton +5 24 £425 +21.43% 6
Worcestershire +5 17 £360 +2.86% 50
Walsall 0 7 £425 +18.06% 9
Herefordshire -16 4 £420 +29.31% 3
Sutton Coldfield +7 2 £385 - 11
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 443 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (37.34%) JavaScript
3 347 (32.31%) HTML
4 338 (31.47%) CSS
5 337 (31.38%) C#
6 330 (30.73%) .NET
7 294 (27.37%) SQL
8 276 (25.70%) Java
9 220 (20.48%) SQL Server
10 209 (19.46%) TDD
11 195 (18.16%) MVC
12 194 (18.06%) Git (software)
13 182 (16.95%) Scrum
14 176 (16.39%) AngularJS
15 172 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
16 162 (15.08%) ASP.NET
16 162 (15.08%) HTML5
17 158 (14.71%) jQuery
18 156 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
19 144 (13.41%) Web Services
20 128 (11.92%) Spring
20 128 (11.92%) Microservices
21 125 (11.64%) Microsoft
22 113 (10.52%) DevOps
23 109 (10.15%) REST
24 108 (10.06%) CSS3
25 107 (9.96%) Test Automation
26 106 (9.87%) Docker
27 104 (9.68%) BDD
28 100 (9.31%) Front End Development

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 39 (3.63%) Confluence
2 29 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 28 (2.61%) Documentum
4 26 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
5 21 (1.96%) WebSphere
6 18 (1.68%) Apache
6 18 (1.68%) SharePoint
7 17 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.49%) CMS
9 14 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
9 14 (1.30%) JBoss
10 13 (1.21%) nginx
11 10 (0.93%) WordPress
12 8 (0.74%) Drupal
13 5 (0.47%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.37%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.28%) ColdFusion
15 3 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 2 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (1.58%) Photoshop
2 16 (1.49%) GIMP
3 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.093%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.093%) Revit
5 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (1.02%) Magento
4 8 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.47%) SAP MII
6 2 (0.19%) Exstream
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.19%) Shopify
7 1 (0.093%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.093%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.093%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.093%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 172 (16.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (3.54%) GitHub
4 30 (2.79%) Google Analytics
5 23 (2.14%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (1.58%) SaaS
6 17 (1.58%) Serverless
7 13 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.12%) Office 365
9 11 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.74%) npm
10 8 (0.74%) Slack
11 7 (0.65%) Azure Functions
11 7 (0.65%) Force.com
11 7 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
11 7 (0.65%) IaaS
11 7 (0.65%) PaaS
11 7 (0.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 4 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.37%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.96%) HTTP
1 21 (1.96%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.68%) SSL
3 14 (1.30%) Internet
4 12 (1.12%) SMS
5 8 (0.74%) Skype
6 3 (0.28%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.19%) Intranet
7 2 (0.19%) RTP
8 1 (0.093%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 58 (5.40%) NoSQL
3 53 (4.93%) Relational Database
4 50 (4.66%) MySQL
5 49 (4.56%) MongoDB
6 43 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (1.68%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.58%) Redis
12 15 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
12 15 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (1.21%) Power BI
13 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
15 11 (1.02%) DB2
15 11 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 11 (1.02%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 194 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.29%) Jenkins
3 65 (6.05%) JIRA
4 57 (5.31%) Visual Studio
5 56 (5.21%) Selenium
6 53 (4.93%) Cucumber
6 53 (4.93%) gulp
7 46 (4.28%) Maven
8 45 (4.19%) JUnit
9 44 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
10 39 (3.63%) IntelliJ
11 34 (3.17%) Visual Studio Team System
12 33 (3.07%) Subversion
13 32 (2.98%) Grunt
14 31 (2.89%) Eclipse
15 30 (2.79%) Mockito
16 29 (2.70%) SonarQube
17 26 (2.42%) Bitbucket
17 26 (2.42%) Sublime Text
18 24 (2.23%) DbUnit
General
1 55 (5.12%) Finance
2 25 (2.33%) Marketing
3 22 (2.05%) Retail
4 19 (1.77%) Law
5 13 (1.21%) Back Office
6 9 (0.84%) Games
7 8 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 6 (0.56%) Banking
9 5 (0.47%) Local Government
9 5 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.47%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.37%) Advertising
11 3 (0.28%) Automotive
11 3 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.19%) Billing
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) German Language
13 1 (0.093%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (32.31%) HTML
2 338 (31.47%) CSS
3 330 (30.73%) .NET
4 176 (16.39%) AngularJS
5 162 (15.08%) ASP.NET
5 162 (15.08%) HTML5
6 158 (14.71%) jQuery
7 144 (13.41%) Web Services
8 128 (11.92%) Spring
9 109 (10.15%) REST
10 108 (10.06%) CSS3
11 95 (8.85%) .NET Framework
12 91 (8.47%) React
13 89 (8.29%) RESTful
14 86 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
15 85 (7.91%) Node.js
16 84 (7.82%) Sass
16 84 (7.82%) SOAP
17 82 (7.64%) Spring Boot
18 81 (7.54%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 89 (8.29%) User Experience
2 44 (4.10%) Mobile App
3 33 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
4 31 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 18 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (1.40%) iPhone
8 11 (1.02%) Public Cloud
9 8 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 8 (0.74%) NHS
9 8 (0.74%) Smart Home
10 6 (0.56%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.47%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.47%) iPad
11 5 (0.47%) W3C
12 4 (0.37%) Fintech
12 4 (0.37%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.28%) Data Structures
14 2 (0.19%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 69 (6.42%) Linux
2 67 (6.24%) Unix
3 54 (5.03%) Windows
4 44 (4.10%) Android
5 40 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 17 (1.58%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.84%) VME
9 8 (0.74%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.28%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.093%) CentOS
11 1 (0.093%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.093%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.093%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (19.46%) TDD
3 195 (18.16%) MVC
4 182 (16.95%) Scrum
5 156 (14.53%) Continuous Integration
6 128 (11.92%) Microservices
7 113 (10.52%) DevOps
8 107 (9.96%) Test Automation
9 104 (9.68%) BDD
10 100 (9.31%) Front End Development
11 81 (7.54%) Kanban
11 81 (7.54%) OO
12 77 (7.17%) Migration
13 64 (5.96%) Web Development
14 61 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
15 53 (4.93%) Problem-Solving
16 46 (4.28%) E-Commerce
17 45 (4.19%) CRM
18 43 (4.00%) Content Management
19 42 (3.91%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 401 (37.34%) JavaScript
2 337 (31.38%) C#
3 294 (27.37%) SQL
4 276 (25.70%) Java
5 77 (7.17%) PHP
6 60 (5.59%) Java 8
7 51 (4.75%) PL/SQL
8 50 (4.66%) Python
8 50 (4.66%) TypeScript
9 43 (4.00%) Scala
10 40 (3.72%) Ruby
11 33 (3.07%) T-SQL
12 32 (2.98%) VB.NET
13 25 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 23 (2.14%) Groovy
14 23 (2.14%) Objective-C
15 22 (2.05%) Perl
16 21 (1.96%) Apple Swift
17 19 (1.77%) ES6
18 14 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 71 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.72%) Degree
4 13 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.37%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.28%) OCA
9 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.19%) OCP
10 1 (0.093%) ISEB
10 1 (0.093%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.093%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.14%) QA
2 16 (1.49%) WCAG
3 10 (0.93%) WAI
4 8 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.56%) PMO
6 2 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.19%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.19%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.093%) GDPR
System Software
1 106 (9.87%) Docker
2 11 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (1.02%) vSphere
3 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.093%) Firmware
4 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.093%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.093%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (2.51%) Kibana
2 25 (2.33%) Grafana
3 23 (2.14%) Puppet
4 13 (1.21%) Graphite
5 11 (1.02%) HockeyApp
6 9 (0.84%) Kubernetes
7 8 (0.74%) Ansible
8 6 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.28%) Terraform
10 2 (0.19%) Mesos
10 2 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.093%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.093%) Capistrano
11 1 (0.093%) Docker Swarm
11 1 (0.093%) logstash
11 1 (0.093%) Packer
11 1 (0.093%) SCCM
11 1 (0.093%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 125 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 88 (8.19%) Oracle
3 51 (4.75%) Google
4 37 (3.45%) Xamarin
5 23 (2.14%) SAP
6 22 (2.05%) WSO2
7 20 (1.86%) IBM
7 20 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
8 19 (1.77%) BEA
9 18 (1.68%) UiPath
10 15 (1.40%) webMethods
10 15 (1.40%) Zend
11 14 (1.30%) Atlassian
11 14 (1.30%) Pega
12 13 (1.21%) BMC
12 13 (1.21%) Remedy
12 13 (1.21%) Twitter
13 12 (1.12%) MuleSoft
13 12 (1.12%) VMware
14 11 (1.02%) Teradata