Period
to 24 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 905 1,052 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.02% 20.43% 19.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.09% 21.57% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 710 580
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £281 £263
90th Percentile £538 £513 £501
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £46.25 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +55.46% +32.22%
10th Percentile £22.40 £27.75 £23.60
90th Percentile £41.13 £48.75 £38.53
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +0.59%

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 4,292 4,878 4,169
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.72% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,778 2,964 2,618
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £225 £236 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 211 184
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -5.34% +9.17%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.10 £35.75 £43.03
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +6.95% +3.31% -4.74%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -1 276 £438 +9.38% 211
Coventry +2 220 £425 - 40
Shropshire +3 126 £458 -5.67% 16
Warwickshire +2 61 £400 +6.67% 43
Solihull +4 52 £400 - 36
Staffordshire 0 45 £363 +6.23% 54
Worcestershire -11 19 £375 +11.11% 42
Wolverhampton 0 13 £375 -11.76% 12
Walsall -3 3 £463 +8.82% 5
West Bromwich +1 2 £413 -
Herefordshire -2 2 £238 -36.67% 13
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 416 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
2 306 (33.81%) JavaScript
3 276 (30.50%) .NET
4 273 (30.17%) C#
5 248 (27.40%) HTML
6 246 (27.18%) CSS
7 222 (24.53%) Java
8 217 (23.98%) SQL
9 215 (23.76%) Scrum
10 199 (21.99%) Git (software)
11 195 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 189 (20.88%) SQL Server
13 149 (16.46%) AngularJS
14 146 (16.13%) TDD
15 128 (14.14%) MVC
16 127 (14.03%) Web Services
17 115 (12.71%) Microsoft
18 108 (11.93%) DevOps
19 105 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
20 103 (11.38%) ASP.NET
20 103 (11.38%) Microservices
21 98 (10.83%) BDD
22 96 (10.61%) REST
23 91 (10.06%) Kanban
24 87 (9.61%) Spring
25 83 (9.17%) HTML5
26 82 (9.06%) React
27 81 (8.95%) Front End Development
27 81 (8.95%) .NET Framework
28 77 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API

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 35 (3.87%) Documentum
2 29 (3.20%) Confluence
3 28 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 24 (2.65%) CMS
4 24 (2.65%) WebLogic
5 22 (2.43%) WordPress
6 13 (1.44%) Drupal
7 10 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.10%) Umbraco
8 7 (0.77%) NServiceBus
8 7 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 6 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.55%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.55%) IIS
11 4 (0.44%) Apache
12 3 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.33%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.33%) DNN
12 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (1.44%) GIMP
1 13 (1.44%) Photoshop
2 11 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (4.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.10%) Magento
3 4 (0.44%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) Exstream
5 2 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.22%) Shopify
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.11%) SAP MII
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 195 (21.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (7.40%) Amazon AWS
3 47 (5.19%) Power Platform
4 41 (4.53%) Dynamics 365
5 33 (3.65%) Serverless
6 27 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (2.98%) Office 365
7 22 (2.43%) Amazon SQS
8 15 (1.66%) PaaS
9 12 (1.33%) AWS Lambda
9 12 (1.33%) Azure Functions
10 11 (1.22%) GitHub
11 10 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (1.10%) SaaS
12 9 (0.99%) PowerApps
13 8 (0.88%) Amazon EKS
14 7 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 7 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.77%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.77%) Internet
2 5 (0.55%) AMQP
3 4 (0.44%) HTTP
4 3 (0.33%) Firewall
4 3 (0.33%) SSL
4 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.22%) RTP
5 2 (0.22%) Skype
6 1 (0.11%) Intranet
6 1 (0.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (20.88%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.08%) MySQL
2 46 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 45 (4.97%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (4.64%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (4.09%) Power BI
6 26 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (2.76%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.65%) NoSQL
9 23 (2.54%) MongoDB
10 20 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (1.77%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
12 13 (1.44%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.22%) QlikView
13 11 (1.22%) RDBMS
14 10 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
15 9 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 199 (21.99%) Git (software)
2 69 (7.62%) Jenkins
3 51 (5.64%) Maven
4 42 (4.64%) JUnit
5 41 (4.53%) JIRA
6 40 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 32 (3.54%) Visual Studio
8 31 (3.43%) Mockito
9 29 (3.20%) jMock
10 26 (2.87%) SonarQube
11 25 (2.76%) DbUnit
12 22 (2.43%) webpack
13 20 (2.21%) Cucumber
14 19 (2.10%) gulp
15 17 (1.88%) Selenium
16 14 (1.55%) Bitbucket
16 14 (1.55%) CA Gen
17 12 (1.33%) Jasmine
17 12 (1.33%) SoapUI
18 11 (1.22%) Grunt
General
1 51 (5.64%) Finance
2 29 (3.20%) Law
3 19 (2.10%) Marketing
4 12 (1.33%) Retail
5 10 (1.10%) Banking
5 10 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.99%) Advertising
7 7 (0.77%) Games
8 6 (0.66%) Back Office
9 4 (0.44%) Legal
10 3 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.33%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
12 1 (0.11%) Local Government
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (30.50%) .NET
2 248 (27.40%) HTML
3 246 (27.18%) CSS
4 149 (16.46%) AngularJS
5 127 (14.03%) Web Services
6 103 (11.38%) ASP.NET
7 96 (10.61%) REST
8 87 (9.61%) Spring
9 83 (9.17%) HTML5
10 82 (9.06%) React
11 81 (8.95%) .NET Framework
12 77 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
13 72 (7.96%) ASP.NET MVC
14 70 (7.73%) CSS3
15 68 (7.51%) RESTful
16 67 (7.40%) jQuery
17 63 (6.96%) SOAP
18 60 (6.63%) Node.js
19 44 (4.86%) .NET Core
19 44 (4.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
2 38 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
3 37 (4.09%) User Experience
4 21 (2.32%) Robotics
5 16 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 14 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (1.44%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.66%) NHS
11 4 (0.44%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.44%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.33%) Tandem
13 2 (0.22%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.22%) AS400
13 2 (0.22%) Embedded Systems
13 2 (0.22%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.22%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.22%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (4.64%) Unix
2 32 (3.54%) Linux
3 17 (1.88%) Windows
4 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.99%) Android
6 5 (0.55%) MVS
7 4 (0.44%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (23.76%) Scrum
3 146 (16.13%) TDD
4 128 (14.14%) MVC
5 108 (11.93%) DevOps
6 105 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
7 103 (11.38%) Microservices
8 98 (10.83%) BDD
9 91 (10.06%) Kanban
10 81 (8.95%) Front End Development
11 69 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
12 62 (6.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 56 (6.19%) Web Development
14 53 (5.86%) SOLID
15 49 (5.41%) CRM
16 45 (4.97%) OO
17 44 (4.86%) ETL
18 43 (4.75%) Architectural Design
19 42 (4.64%) Migration
19 42 (4.64%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 306 (33.81%) JavaScript
2 273 (30.17%) C#
3 222 (24.53%) Java
4 217 (23.98%) SQL
5 71 (7.85%) PHP
6 48 (5.30%) PL/SQL
7 46 (5.08%) TypeScript
8 32 (3.54%) Java 8
8 32 (3.54%) Python
9 25 (2.76%) Shell Script
10 21 (2.32%) T-SQL
11 20 (2.21%) ES6
12 19 (2.10%) Apex Code
13 18 (1.99%) Perl
14 15 (1.66%) VBA
15 13 (1.44%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.22%) Scala
17 9 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.88%) ABAP
19 7 (0.77%) C++
Qualifications
1 58 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 47 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (0.88%) Degree
4 3 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.11%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.11%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.22%) WCAG
2 8 (0.88%) GDPR
2 8 (0.88%) QA
3 3 (0.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 70 (7.73%) Docker
2 19 (2.10%) Postfix
3 4 (0.44%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.11%) LXC
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (1.44%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.66%) Ansible
3 4 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.22%) Kibana
4 2 (0.22%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Terraform
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 115 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 75 (8.29%) Oracle
3 32 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
4 30 (3.31%) Pega
5 24 (2.65%) BEA
6 22 (2.43%) webMethods
7 21 (2.32%) Informatica
8 17 (1.88%) WSO2
9 14 (1.55%) SAP
10 12 (1.33%) MuleSoft
10 12 (1.33%) Tableau
11 11 (1.22%) UiPath
12 10 (1.10%) Google
12 10 (1.10%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.77%) IBM
14 6 (0.66%) Adobe
14 6 (0.66%) ESRI
14 6 (0.66%) Sitecore
15 4 (0.44%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.44%) Blue Prism