Period
to 5 April 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 April 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 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 529 969 977
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.15% 19.40% 20.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.10% 20.34% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 629 683
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £256
90th Percentile £538 £538 £517
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £30.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +47.61% +21.94%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -

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 2,632 4,765 4,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.38% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,563 3,007 2,854
Median daily rate £428 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +3.72% +2.44%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £574
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 141 160
Median hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -12.33% +10.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.82 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 +1 224 £450 +10.77% 115
Coventry 0 125 £494 +16.18% 16
Shropshire -6 48 £420 -6.67% 16
Warwickshire -3 33 £400 +8.84% 25
Solihull +5 19 £453 +14.56% 14
Staffordshire -3 15 £380 +5.56% 73
Worcestershire +14 10 £275 -29.03% 29
Wolverhampton -5 5 £388 +6.90% 15
Herefordshire 0 4 £413 +10.00% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £400 - 5
West Bromwich -2 1 - -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 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.

1 204 (38.56%) SQL
2 189 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (29.30%) Java
4 153 (28.92%) Azure
5 149 (28.17%) JavaScript
6 133 (25.14%) C#
7 126 (23.82%) SQL Server
8 124 (23.44%) Microsoft
9 112 (21.17%) .NET
10 104 (19.66%) HTML
10 104 (19.66%) CSS
11 103 (19.47%) Business Intelligence
12 93 (17.58%) Git (software)
13 86 (16.26%) REST
14 82 (15.50%) DevOps
15 80 (15.12%) TDD
16 78 (14.74%) Power Platform
17 77 (14.56%) Spring
18 75 (14.18%) Microservices
19 74 (13.99%) Power BI
19 74 (13.99%) Scrum
20 72 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
21 71 (13.42%) AngularJS
22 67 (12.67%) SOAP
22 67 (12.67%) Public Sector
23 65 (12.29%) Node.js
24 62 (11.72%) Finance
24 62 (11.72%) Web Services
25 59 (11.15%) JUnit
25 59 (11.15%) Maven

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 37 (6.99%) SharePoint
2 25 (4.73%) Confluence
2 25 (4.73%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.70%) CMS
4 8 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.32%) SAS
6 5 (0.95%) Apache
6 5 (0.95%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.76%) ArcGIS
7 4 (0.76%) Drupal
7 4 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.76%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.76%) WordPress
8 3 (0.57%) JBoss
9 2 (0.38%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.38%) IIS
9 2 (0.38%) nginx
9 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.38%) WinCC
Applications
1 14 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.57%) GIMP
2 3 (0.57%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (6.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.76%) Magento
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.19%) ProductWriter
5 1 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 153 (28.92%) Azure
2 78 (14.74%) Power Platform
3 58 (10.96%) AWS
4 41 (7.75%) Dynamics 365
5 36 (6.81%) Amazon EC2
6 35 (6.62%) Amazon SQS
7 20 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
8 19 (3.59%) SaaS
9 14 (2.65%) PaaS
10 8 (1.51%) Azure Stack
10 8 (1.51%) Serverless
11 7 (1.32%) Office 365
11 7 (1.32%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.95%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.95%) GCP
13 3 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.57%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.57%) GitHub
13 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.32%) HTTP
2 5 (0.95%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.57%) SSL
3 3 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.38%) Intranet
4 2 (0.38%) RTSP
5 1 (0.19%) Internet
5 1 (0.19%) SMS
5 1 (0.19%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (23.82%) SQL Server
2 74 (13.99%) Power BI
3 55 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 54 (10.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (9.83%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
7 38 (7.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 35 (6.62%) Amazon RDS
9 25 (4.73%) NoSQL
10 23 (4.35%) MongoDB
11 22 (4.16%) SQL Server 2016
12 21 (3.97%) MySQL
13 14 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (2.65%) Oracle Database
14 13 (2.46%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
16 9 (1.70%) QlikView
17 7 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
17 7 (1.32%) Qlik Sense
17 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 93 (17.58%) Git (software)
2 59 (11.15%) JUnit
2 59 (11.15%) Maven
3 52 (9.83%) Jenkins
4 50 (9.45%) Mockito
5 40 (7.56%) SonarQube
6 37 (6.99%) DbUnit
6 37 (6.99%) jMock
7 36 (6.81%) JIRA
8 19 (3.59%) Bitbucket
9 16 (3.02%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.46%) Visual Studio
11 12 (2.27%) Gradle
11 12 (2.27%) Selenium
11 12 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
11 12 (2.27%) webpack
12 10 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.89%) Travis CI
13 9 (1.70%) gulp
14 8 (1.51%) Mocha
General
1 67 (12.67%) Public Sector
2 62 (11.72%) Finance
3 22 (4.16%) Law
4 12 (2.27%) Retail
5 11 (2.08%) Banking
6 7 (1.32%) Marketing
7 4 (0.76%) Games
8 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (21.17%) .NET
2 104 (19.66%) CSS
2 104 (19.66%) HTML
3 86 (16.26%) REST
4 77 (14.56%) Spring
5 71 (13.42%) AngularJS
6 67 (12.67%) SOAP
7 65 (12.29%) Node.js
8 62 (11.72%) Web Services
9 55 (10.40%) RESTful
10 45 (8.51%) OpenID
11 44 (8.32%) XML
12 43 (8.13%) HTML5
12 43 (8.13%) React
13 39 (7.37%) ActiveMQ
13 39 (7.37%) JSON
14 37 (6.99%) PowerMock
15 35 (6.62%) ASP.NET
16 33 (6.24%) J2EE
17 32 (6.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.05%) User Experience
2 17 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.84%) PKI
4 11 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.51%) NHS
5 8 (1.51%) Robotics
6 5 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 5 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.38%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.38%) MPEG
8 2 (0.38%) SCADA
8 2 (0.38%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.19%) AS400
9 1 (0.19%) CCTV
9 1 (0.19%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.19%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.96%) Unix
2 25 (4.73%) Linux
2 25 (4.73%) Windows
3 4 (0.76%) Android
4 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (19.47%) Business Intelligence
3 82 (15.50%) DevOps
4 80 (15.12%) TDD
5 75 (14.18%) Microservices
6 74 (13.99%) Scrum
7 72 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
8 59 (11.15%) BDD
9 58 (10.96%) Migration
10 56 (10.59%) Kanban
11 50 (9.45%) ETL
12 47 (8.88%) MVC
13 45 (8.51%) Data Modelling
14 44 (8.32%) Test Automation
15 42 (7.94%) Open Source
16 38 (7.18%) Front End Development
17 36 (6.81%) CRM
18 31 (5.86%) Data Migration
19 29 (5.48%) Process Improvement
19 29 (5.48%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 204 (38.56%) SQL
2 155 (29.30%) Java
3 149 (28.17%) JavaScript
4 133 (25.14%) C#
5 39 (7.37%) Python
6 35 (6.62%) PL/SQL
6 35 (6.62%) PowerShell
7 26 (4.91%) Bash Shell
8 25 (4.73%) T-SQL
9 24 (4.54%) PHP
9 24 (4.54%) Shell Script
10 13 (2.46%) ES6
10 13 (2.46%) TypeScript
11 12 (2.27%) C
12 11 (2.08%) Ruby
13 9 (1.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 8 (1.51%) Perl
15 7 (1.32%) C++
15 7 (1.32%) Java 8
15 7 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (9.83%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.95%) Degree
4 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.38%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.19%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.19%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.19%) MCPD
5 1 (0.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.76%) QA
2 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 51 (9.64%) Docker
2 34 (6.43%) Postfix
3 19 (3.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) OpenIDM
4 2 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.32%) Ansible
1 7 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 5 (0.95%) Terraform
3 3 (0.57%) Kibana
3 3 (0.57%) Puppet
4 2 (0.38%) Grafana
5 1 (0.19%) logstash
Vendors
1 124 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.59%) Oracle
3 23 (4.35%) BEA
4 13 (2.46%) webMethods
5 12 (2.27%) Informatica
6 10 (1.89%) SAP
6 10 (1.89%) Tableau
7 9 (1.70%) Google
8 6 (1.13%) ForgeRock
8 6 (1.13%) Pega
8 6 (1.13%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.95%) Cloudera
9 5 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.95%) Splunk
10 4 (0.76%) Blue Prism
10 4 (0.76%) UiPath
11 3 (0.57%) Adobe
11 3 (0.57%) IBM
11 3 (0.57%) Mapbox
11 3 (0.57%) Trillium