Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 278 930 1,060
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.17% 19.91% 20.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.90% 21.04% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 642 720
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £324 £313 £275
90th Percentile £544 £538 £513
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.04% +35.45%
10th Percentile £30.55 £20.60 £22.38
90th Percentile £36.75 £42.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -18.60% +1.18% -

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 1,748 4,421 4,853
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.36% 94.65% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,029 2,810 2,935
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £213 £247 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 144 210
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +16.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.17 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.82 £35.08
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +0.03%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Developer in the West Midlands

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 -1 119 £433 +1.76% 79
Coventry -3 59 £475 +11.76% 27
Shropshire -18 25 £420 -6.67% 10
Warwickshire -12 18 £388 +6.16% 33
Solihull -5 16 £463 +15.63% 5
Herefordshire -3 9 £525 +110.00% 6
Staffordshire -8 8 £368 +8.09% 25
Worcestershire +10 5 £275 -27.87% 9
Wolverhampton -9 1 - - 7
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 3
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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.

1 107 (38.49%) JavaScript
2 104 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (33.81%) SQL
4 86 (30.94%) C#
5 82 (29.50%) Azure
6 78 (28.06%) .NET
7 70 (25.18%) Microsoft
8 69 (24.82%) Java
9 67 (24.10%) HTML
10 64 (23.02%) CSS
11 54 (19.42%) SQL Server
12 49 (17.63%) DevOps
13 43 (15.47%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (15.11%) Power Platform
15 41 (14.75%) Power BI
15 41 (14.75%) Git (software)
16 36 (12.95%) Oracle
16 36 (12.95%) Public Sector
17 32 (11.51%) Unix
18 31 (11.15%) Spring
18 31 (11.15%) Requirements Gathering
19 30 (10.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 30 (10.79%) Scrum
19 30 (10.79%) CRM
19 30 (10.79%) REST
20 29 (10.43%) Node.js
20 29 (10.43%) MVC
20 29 (10.43%) TDD
20 29 (10.43%) Dynamics 365
21 28 (10.07%) Dynamics CRM

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 25 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.68%) Confluence
2 13 (4.68%) WebLogic
3 7 (2.52%) SAS
4 5 (1.80%) CMS
5 3 (1.08%) Drupal
5 3 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.08%) IIS
5 3 (1.08%) WordPress
6 2 (0.72%) Apache
6 2 (0.72%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) Liferay
7 1 (0.36%) Moodle
7 1 (0.36%) Mule
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.36%) SilverStripe
7 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.36%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.80%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Maya
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.36%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 28 (10.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.80%) Magento
3 3 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.36%) ProductWriter
5 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.36%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 82 (29.50%) Azure
2 42 (15.11%) Power Platform
3 29 (10.43%) Dynamics 365
4 22 (7.91%) AWS
5 10 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.60%) PaaS
5 10 (3.60%) SaaS
6 8 (2.88%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (2.52%) Serverless
8 6 (2.16%) GCP
9 5 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (1.80%) Azure Functions
10 4 (1.44%) Power Automate
11 3 (1.08%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.08%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.72%) GitHub
12 2 (0.72%) Heroku
12 2 (0.72%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.72%) npm
12 2 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.80%) HTTPS
2 3 (1.08%) Intranet
3 2 (0.72%) RTSP
4 1 (0.36%) HTTP
4 1 (0.36%) Internet
4 1 (0.36%) Skype
4 1 (0.36%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 41 (14.75%) Power BI
3 30 (10.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (8.27%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (8.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (5.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (4.68%) NoSQL
6 13 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (4.32%) MongoDB
7 12 (4.32%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.60%) MySQL
9 9 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (2.52%) QlikView
12 6 (2.16%) Pentaho
13 5 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
13 5 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (1.80%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.80%) OLAP
13 5 (1.80%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 41 (14.75%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.27%) Maven
3 19 (6.83%) JUnit
4 18 (6.47%) JIRA
5 17 (6.12%) Jenkins
6 15 (5.40%) Bitbucket
6 15 (5.40%) Mockito
7 13 (4.68%) Visual Studio
8 12 (4.32%) Cucumber
9 10 (3.60%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (3.24%) Gradle
11 8 (2.88%) SonarQube
12 7 (2.52%) Mocha
13 6 (2.16%) Jasmine
13 6 (2.16%) Selenium
13 6 (2.16%) webpack
14 5 (1.80%) Artifactory
14 5 (1.80%) DbUnit
14 5 (1.80%) jMock
15 3 (1.08%) Babel
General
1 36 (12.95%) Public Sector
2 21 (7.55%) Finance
3 11 (3.96%) Law
4 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.44%) Marketing
4 4 (1.44%) Retail
5 3 (1.08%) Games
6 2 (0.72%) Housing Association
6 2 (0.72%) Military
6 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Electronics
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Police
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (28.06%) .NET
2 67 (24.10%) HTML
3 64 (23.02%) CSS
4 31 (11.15%) Spring
5 30 (10.79%) REST
6 29 (10.43%) Node.js
7 25 (8.99%) React
8 24 (8.63%) AngularJS
8 24 (8.63%) XML
9 23 (8.27%) .NET Framework
9 23 (8.27%) HTML5
9 23 (8.27%) OpenID
10 22 (7.91%) ASP.NET
11 21 (7.55%) jQuery
11 21 (7.55%) Web Services
12 20 (7.19%) SAML
13 18 (6.47%) OAuth
14 16 (5.76%) J2EE
14 16 (5.76%) JSON
15 15 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.99%) User Experience
2 12 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.44%) PKI
6 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.72%) MPEG
7 2 (0.72%) NHS
7 2 (0.72%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.36%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.36%) CCTV
8 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.36%) iPhone
8 1 (0.36%) SCADA
8 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.36%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.36%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.51%) Unix
2 18 (6.47%) Linux
3 9 (3.24%) Windows
4 3 (1.08%) Android
5 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (17.63%) DevOps
3 43 (15.47%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (11.15%) Requirements Gathering
5 30 (10.79%) CRM
5 30 (10.79%) Scrum
6 29 (10.43%) MVC
6 29 (10.43%) TDD
7 28 (10.07%) Migration
8 27 (9.71%) Front End Development
9 25 (8.99%) Data Modelling
9 25 (8.99%) Microservices
10 22 (7.91%) Test Automation
11 20 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.83%) Process Improvement
13 18 (6.47%) Data Migration
14 17 (6.12%) ETL
15 16 (5.76%) BDD
15 16 (5.76%) Kanban
15 16 (5.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 107 (38.49%) JavaScript
2 94 (33.81%) SQL
3 86 (30.94%) C#
4 69 (24.82%) Java
5 24 (8.63%) PL/SQL
6 19 (6.83%) PowerShell
7 17 (6.12%) Python
7 17 (6.12%) T-SQL
8 16 (5.76%) PHP
9 14 (5.04%) Shell Script
10 9 (3.24%) C
10 9 (3.24%) ES6
11 7 (2.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (2.52%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.52%) VBScript
12 6 (2.16%) C++
12 6 (2.16%) Ruby
13 5 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 4 (1.44%) VB
15 3 (1.08%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 18 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.68%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.80%) Degree
3 5 (1.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.72%) MCSD
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.72%) QA
1 2 (0.72%) WCAG
2 1 (0.36%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (6.83%) Docker
2 11 (3.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.80%) Postfix
4 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.52%) Ansible
2 6 (2.16%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.80%) Terraform
4 1 (0.36%) Kibana
4 1 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 70 (25.18%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.95%) Oracle
3 13 (4.68%) BEA
4 9 (3.24%) SAP
5 8 (2.88%) Informatica
6 7 (2.52%) Google
7 6 (2.16%) Sitecore
8 5 (1.80%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.44%) webMethods
10 3 (1.08%) Birst
10 3 (1.08%) Infor
10 3 (1.08%) Trillium
11 2 (0.72%) Apple
11 2 (0.72%) BMC
11 2 (0.72%) IBM
11 2 (0.72%) Remedy
11 2 (0.72%) Tableau
12 1 (0.36%) Pega
12 1 (0.36%) Zend