Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 870 1311 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.66% 21.30% 21.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.72% 22.45% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 861 671
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +8.96% +3.08%
10th Percentile £261 £253 £180
90th Percentile £500 £488 £461
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +37.14% -36.36%
10th Percentile £23.73 £14.50 £8.00
90th Percentile £51.05 £42.25 £34.20
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.41% +10.67% +7.14%

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 4412 5839 4684
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.88% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2773 3481 2744
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £208
90th Percentile £544 £540 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 225 278
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.02% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £10.32 £10.00 £10.31
90th Percentile £50.00 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.79
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.02% +7.79%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -1 296 £375 - 46
Coventry 0 142 £375 - 25
Warwickshire +1 121 £309 -11.79% 14
Staffordshire 0 75 £350 +12.00% 29
Shropshire -1 65 £525 +26.51% 10
Solihull -4 21 £375 -3.85% 15
Walsall +1 8 £360 -10.00%
Worcestershire -6 8 £338 +7.14% 8
Herefordshire +4 7 £325 +17.12% 5
Wolverhampton -4 7 £350 +16.67% 2
Sutton Coldfield -8 3 - - 5
West Bromwich +3 2 £225 -6.25%
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 359 (41.26%) JavaScript
2 344 (39.54%) HTML
3 339 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (37.59%) CSS
5 285 (32.76%) .NET
6 262 (30.11%) C#
7 232 (26.67%) SQL
8 202 (23.22%) MVC
9 196 (22.53%) SQL Server
10 179 (20.57%) AngularJS
11 161 (18.51%) Java
11 161 (18.51%) jQuery
12 157 (18.05%) TDD
12 157 (18.05%) HTML5
13 151 (17.36%) Git (software)
14 123 (14.14%) ASP.NET
15 117 (13.45%) CSS3
16 110 (12.64%) Front End Development
17 108 (12.41%) Scrum
18 106 (12.18%) Web Development
19 101 (11.61%) Microsoft
20 92 (10.57%) Web Services
21 88 (10.11%) RESTful
22 87 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
23 85 (9.77%) PHP
24 81 (9.31%) BDD
25 80 (9.20%) JSON
26 78 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
27 76 (8.74%) XML
28 74 (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 44 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 29 (3.33%) JBoss
3 22 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.84%) CMS
4 16 (1.84%) Tomcat
5 14 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (1.49%) Drupal
6 13 (1.49%) WebLogic
7 12 (1.38%) Apache Spark
8 11 (1.26%) Apache
8 11 (1.26%) GlassFish
8 11 (1.26%) WildFly
9 10 (1.15%) IIS
10 9 (1.03%) SAS
10 9 (1.03%) Umbraco
10 9 (1.03%) WordPress
11 8 (0.92%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.92%) Confluence
11 8 (0.92%) DNN
11 8 (0.92%) Mule
Applications
1 19 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) Simulink
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.23%) HipChat
5 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 24 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.69%) Magento
4 4 (0.46%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.34%) Maximo
5 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.11%) Misys Equation
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 87 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
3 14 (1.61%) SaaS
4 12 (1.38%) GitHub
5 9 (1.03%) PaaS
6 6 (0.69%) IaaS
7 5 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.57%) Office 365
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.23%) G Suite
10 2 (0.23%) npm
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.11%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.11%) Google Play
11 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) Serverless
11 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.79%) HTTP
2 20 (2.30%) SSL
3 14 (1.61%) Internet
4 8 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.69%) Intranet
6 5 (0.57%) LDAP
7 4 (0.46%) SMS
8 3 (0.34%) AMQP
8 3 (0.34%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.34%) RTSP
8 3 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.11%) 4G
9 1 (0.11%) 5G
9 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.11%) MPLS
9 1 (0.11%) Skype
9 1 (0.11%) SNMP
9 1 (0.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 70 (8.05%) MySQL
3 45 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (4.83%) MongoDB
5 36 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 31 (3.56%) NoSQL
8 26 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 25 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (2.07%) Power BI
12 16 (1.84%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.72%) Big Data
13 15 (1.72%) Oracle Database
13 15 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (1.49%) Hadoop
16 12 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (1.38%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 151 (17.36%) Git (software)
2 50 (5.75%) Subversion
3 47 (5.40%) JUnit
4 44 (5.06%) Jenkins
5 35 (4.02%) Maven
6 30 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 23 (2.64%) JIRA
8 20 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (2.18%) Selenium
10 18 (2.07%) SoapUI
11 14 (1.61%) Eclipse
12 13 (1.49%) SpecFlow
13 12 (1.38%) gulp
13 12 (1.38%) jMock
13 12 (1.38%) Mockito
14 11 (1.26%) Grunt
14 11 (1.26%) Hudson
14 11 (1.26%) JBehave
15 10 (1.15%) DbUnit
15 10 (1.15%) SonarQube
General
1 58 (6.67%) Finance
2 27 (3.10%) Automotive
3 24 (2.76%) Retail
4 16 (1.84%) Marketing
5 15 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.26%) Back Office
7 10 (1.15%) Advertising
7 10 (1.15%) Banking
8 7 (0.80%) Publishing
9 5 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.34%) Games
11 3 (0.34%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.23%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.11%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Electronics
13 1 (0.11%) Legal
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 344 (39.54%) HTML
2 327 (37.59%) CSS
3 285 (32.76%) .NET
4 179 (20.57%) AngularJS
5 161 (18.51%) jQuery
6 157 (18.05%) HTML5
7 123 (14.14%) ASP.NET
8 117 (13.45%) CSS3
9 92 (10.57%) Web Services
10 88 (10.11%) RESTful
11 80 (9.20%) JSON
12 76 (8.74%) XML
13 74 (8.51%) ASP.NET Web API
14 69 (7.93%) REST
14 69 (7.93%) Spring
15 66 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 61 (7.01%) SOAP
17 60 (6.90%) Node.js
18 59 (6.78%) ASP.NET MVC
19 57 (6.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (7.82%) User Experience
2 48 (5.52%) Greenfield Project
3 32 (3.68%) Mobile App
4 25 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.64%) Computer Science
6 20 (2.30%) Digital Media
7 15 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.61%) Wiki
9 10 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.03%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.92%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.69%) W3C
13 4 (0.46%) Animation
13 4 (0.46%) CMDB
13 4 (0.46%) e-Learning
13 4 (0.46%) iPad
13 4 (0.46%) iPhone
14 3 (0.34%) NHS
14 3 (0.34%) Web 2.0
15 2 (0.23%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 55 (6.32%) Linux
2 50 (5.75%) Android
3 39 (4.48%) Unix
4 34 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.79%) Windows
6 17 (1.95%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.38%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.69%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.23%) SUSE
11 1 (0.11%) CentOS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (38.97%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (23.22%) MVC
3 157 (18.05%) TDD
4 110 (12.64%) Front End Development
5 108 (12.41%) Scrum
6 106 (12.18%) Web Development
7 81 (9.31%) BDD
8 78 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
9 70 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
9 70 (8.05%) Test Automation
10 62 (7.13%) Kanban
11 55 (6.32%) OO
12 53 (6.09%) ETL
13 52 (5.98%) Unit Testing
14 49 (5.63%) SOA
15 46 (5.29%) Open Source
16 41 (4.71%) CRM
17 40 (4.60%) Responsive Web Design
18 37 (4.25%) SDLC
19 36 (4.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 359 (41.26%) JavaScript
2 262 (30.11%) C#
3 232 (26.67%) SQL
4 161 (18.51%) Java
5 85 (9.77%) PHP
6 44 (5.06%) T-SQL
7 39 (4.48%) Python
7 39 (4.48%) Scala
8 33 (3.79%) TypeScript
8 33 (3.79%) VB.NET
9 20 (2.30%) PL/SQL
9 20 (2.30%) Ruby
10 15 (1.72%) ES6
11 14 (1.61%) VBA
12 13 (1.49%) C++
13 12 (1.38%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.15%) PowerShell
15 9 (1.03%) Apple Swift
15 9 (1.03%) C
15 9 (1.03%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 49 (5.63%) Degree
2 21 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.72%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.57%) DBS Check
7 5 (0.57%) MCTS
8 3 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.11%) MCPD
9 1 (0.11%) MCSD
9 1 (0.11%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.15%) QA
2 6 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.34%) WAI
4 3 (0.34%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (3.22%) Docker
2 5 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.46%) vSphere
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (1.49%) Puppet
2 12 (1.38%) Ansible
3 4 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (0.34%) Grafana
4 3 (0.34%) Kibana
4 3 (0.34%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 101 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.78%) Oracle
3 29 (3.33%) WSO2
4 28 (3.22%) Tableau
5 23 (2.64%) MuleSoft
6 21 (2.41%) Google
7 16 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.84%) SAP
8 12 (1.38%) webMethods
9 10 (1.15%) IBM
9 10 (1.15%) Xamarin
10 8 (0.92%) Adobe
10 8 (0.92%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.80%) Sitecore
11 7 (0.80%) Zend
12 6 (0.69%) Cognos
13 5 (0.57%) HP
13 5 (0.57%) Progress
13 5 (0.57%) VMware
14 4 (0.46%) Informatica