Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 16 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 1,036 827 1,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.45% 19.19% 20.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.67% 20.26% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 562 837
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £286 £263 £250
90th Percentile £513 £500 £488
England median daily rate £467 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +3.78% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% +44.44% +2.27%
10th Percentile £27.75 £25.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.10 £38.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +10.81%

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 4,781 4,082 5,788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 94.71% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,890 2,580 3,396
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £243 £225 £222
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 174 201
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.48 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £31.02 £46.23 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +1 405 £400 +6.67% 153
Coventry -1 142 £425 +17.24% 34
Shropshire -6 107 £480 -5.88% 18
Staffordshire 0 84 £345 +2.99% 80
Warwickshire -5 75 £394 +21.15% 52
Solihull +9 53 £400 +11.89% 25
Wolverhampton +4 30 £425 +21.43% 7
Worcestershire +1 18 £338 -3.57% 54
Walsall +1 12 £425 +32.81% 8
Herefordshire -11 11 £375 +25.00% 7
Sutton Coldfield +4 2 £545 - 10
West Bromwich +9 1 £413 - 1
Dudley - 1 £313 - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 400 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
2 399 (38.51%) JavaScript
3 359 (34.65%) HTML
4 348 (33.59%) CSS
5 299 (28.86%) .NET
6 285 (27.51%) C#
7 264 (25.48%) SQL
8 256 (24.71%) Java
9 219 (21.14%) SQL Server
10 197 (19.02%) TDD
11 195 (18.82%) AngularJS
12 188 (18.15%) Git (software)
13 166 (16.02%) Scrum
14 154 (14.86%) MVC
15 147 (14.19%) ASP.NET
16 144 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 136 (13.13%) HTML5
18 135 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
19 131 (12.64%) BDD
20 125 (12.07%) Web Services
21 124 (11.97%) Front End Development
22 123 (11.87%) jQuery
23 118 (11.39%) Microsoft
24 113 (10.91%) React
25 112 (10.81%) Spring
26 104 (10.04%) CSS3
27 96 (9.27%) Kanban
28 92 (8.88%) Microservices
29 91 (8.78%) User Experience
30 86 (8.30%) Oracle

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 42 (4.05%) WebSphere
2 27 (2.61%) Confluence
3 26 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
4 24 (2.32%) Documentum
5 21 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 18 (1.74%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.45%) Apache
7 15 (1.45%) CMS
8 14 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 11 (1.06%) Tomcat
10 10 (0.97%) ColdFusion
10 10 (0.97%) JBoss
11 9 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (0.87%) WordPress
12 6 (0.58%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.48%) Drupal
13 5 (0.48%) Umbraco
14 4 (0.39%) nginx
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 3 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (2.03%) GIMP
1 21 (2.03%) Photoshop
2 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.19%) Revit
4 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.097%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.77%) Magento
4 5 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.48%) SAP MII
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.19%) Exstream
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.19%) Shopify
6 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.097%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.097%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.097%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 144 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 15 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.45%) GitHub
5 13 (1.25%) SaaS
5 13 (1.25%) Serverless
6 12 (1.16%) Office 365
7 11 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (1.06%) IaaS
7 11 (1.06%) PaaS
8 10 (0.97%) npm
9 7 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
11 4 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.29%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.29%) Force.com
12 3 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.29%) Yarn
13 2 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.83%) Internet
2 18 (1.74%) HTTP
3 16 (1.54%) SMS
4 13 (1.25%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.87%) SSL
6 3 (0.29%) Bluetooth
6 3 (0.29%) Intranet
6 3 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.19%) Network Security
8 1 (0.097%) Extranet
8 1 (0.097%) Skype
8 1 (0.097%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 63 (6.08%) Relational Database
3 56 (5.41%) MySQL
4 49 (4.73%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
6 39 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (3.57%) MongoDB
8 35 (3.38%) NoSQL
9 32 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 19 (1.83%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.64%) Redis
12 16 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 16 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (1.16%) Power BI
13 12 (1.16%) RDBMS
14 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
15 10 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
16 9 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 188 (18.15%) Git (software)
2 78 (7.53%) Jenkins
3 55 (5.31%) Maven
4 44 (4.25%) Subversion
5 39 (3.76%) JUnit
6 38 (3.67%) Visual Studio
7 34 (3.28%) JIRA
8 32 (3.09%) Selenium
9 31 (2.99%) gulp
10 30 (2.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 28 (2.70%) SonarQube
12 26 (2.51%) Grunt
13 25 (2.41%) DbUnit
13 25 (2.41%) Mockito
14 24 (2.32%) jMock
15 23 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 21 (2.03%) Cucumber
17 20 (1.93%) Bitbucket
18 18 (1.74%) Jasmine
19 17 (1.64%) Eclipse
General
1 66 (6.37%) Finance
2 26 (2.51%) Retail
3 23 (2.22%) Law
4 19 (1.83%) Marketing
5 15 (1.45%) Back Office
6 13 (1.25%) Banking
7 8 (0.77%) Automotive
8 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.58%) Advertising
9 6 (0.58%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.48%) Local Government
10 5 (0.48%) Persian Language
11 4 (0.39%) Games
11 4 (0.39%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.19%) Billing
13 2 (0.19%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) German Language
14 1 (0.097%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 359 (34.65%) HTML
2 348 (33.59%) CSS
3 299 (28.86%) .NET
4 195 (18.82%) AngularJS
5 147 (14.19%) ASP.NET
6 136 (13.13%) HTML5
7 125 (12.07%) Web Services
8 123 (11.87%) jQuery
9 113 (10.91%) React
10 112 (10.81%) Spring
11 104 (10.04%) CSS3
12 81 (7.82%) Sass
13 80 (7.72%) .NET Framework
14 79 (7.63%) RESTful
15 78 (7.53%) Node.js
16 76 (7.34%) ASP.NET MVC
16 76 (7.34%) REST
17 74 (7.14%) Spring Boot
18 73 (7.05%) ASP.NET Web API
19 71 (6.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.78%) User Experience
2 37 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 37 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 36 (3.47%) Greenfield Project
4 24 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (1.25%) Smart Home
7 11 (1.06%) NHS
8 10 (0.97%) iPad
8 10 (0.97%) iPhone
9 8 (0.77%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.77%) Mainframe
10 7 (0.68%) W3C
11 5 (0.48%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.39%) Fintech
12 4 (0.39%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.29%) Animation
14 2 (0.19%) Data Protection Act
14 2 (0.19%) Robotics
14 2 (0.19%) Vector Graphics
Operating Systems
1 60 (5.79%) Linux
1 60 (5.79%) Unix
2 48 (4.63%) Windows
3 39 (3.76%) Android
4 26 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.93%) Ubuntu
6 18 (1.74%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.77%) VME
8 3 (0.29%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.097%) CentOS
9 1 (0.097%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.097%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (0.097%) VMS
9 1 (0.097%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (38.61%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (19.02%) TDD
3 166 (16.02%) Scrum
4 154 (14.86%) MVC
5 135 (13.03%) Continuous Integration
6 131 (12.64%) BDD
7 124 (11.97%) Front End Development
8 96 (9.27%) Kanban
9 92 (8.88%) Microservices
10 80 (7.72%) Migration
11 79 (7.63%) Test Automation
12 68 (6.56%) Web Development
13 66 (6.37%) OO
14 63 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
15 62 (5.98%) DevOps
16 52 (5.02%) Problem-Solving
17 47 (4.54%) E-Commerce
18 38 (3.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
19 37 (3.57%) Wireframes
20 33 (3.19%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 399 (38.51%) JavaScript
2 285 (27.51%) C#
3 264 (25.48%) SQL
4 256 (24.71%) Java
5 78 (7.53%) PHP
6 63 (6.08%) Java 8
7 60 (5.79%) PL/SQL
8 45 (4.34%) Python
9 43 (4.15%) TypeScript
10 35 (3.38%) T-SQL
11 29 (2.80%) VB.NET
12 27 (2.61%) Scala
13 21 (2.03%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.93%) PowerShell
15 16 (1.54%) ES6
16 14 (1.35%) Objective-C
17 13 (1.25%) Perl
18 12 (1.16%) COBOL
18 12 (1.16%) Ruby
19 10 (0.97%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.66%) SC Cleared
3 24 (2.32%) Degree
4 12 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (0.39%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.39%) OCP
7 3 (0.29%) OCA
8 2 (0.19%) ISEB
8 2 (0.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.097%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.097%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.097%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.097%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.83%) QA
2 17 (1.64%) WCAG
3 11 (1.06%) WAI
4 9 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.68%) PMO
6 3 (0.29%) GCP
6 3 (0.29%) GDPR
7 2 (0.19%) DO-178B
7 2 (0.19%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.19%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.097%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (7.14%) Docker
2 13 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (1.25%) vSphere
3 4 (0.39%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.097%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.097%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (1.83%) Puppet
2 8 (0.77%) Ansible
3 7 (0.68%) Kibana
3 7 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (0.58%) Grafana
5 5 (0.48%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.39%) SCCM
6 4 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.39%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.19%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.19%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.19%) Graphite
7 2 (0.19%) Mesos
7 2 (0.19%) Terraform
8 1 (0.097%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.097%) logstash
8 1 (0.097%) Packer
Vendors
1 118 (11.39%) Microsoft
2 86 (8.30%) Oracle
3 36 (3.47%) IBM
4 31 (2.99%) Google
5 28 (2.70%) Xamarin
6 23 (2.22%) SAP
7 20 (1.93%) Pega
8 17 (1.64%) VMware
9 16 (1.54%) BEA
9 16 (1.54%) Zend
10 14 (1.35%) Capita
10 14 (1.35%) UiPath
11 13 (1.25%) BMC
11 13 (1.25%) Remedy
11 13 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (1.16%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.16%) webMethods
13 8 (0.77%) Adobe
13 8 (0.77%) WSO2
14 7 (0.68%) Teradata