The median contractor rate for a Developer was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 May 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
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 392 599 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.97% 20.80% 22.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.18% 21.89% 23.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 383 378
Median daily rate £351 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.53% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £23.75 £25.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.84% -8.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £17.05 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £36.80 £33.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.38% +2.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1767 2737 2417
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.54% 95.03% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1576 1470
Median daily rate £396 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 78 150
Median hourly rate £15.64 £15.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.55% -13.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £35.00 £32.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 May 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
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 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 128 £363 -0.68% 74
Warwickshire 0 43 £300 -15.78% 19
Coventry -1 40 £350 -12.50% 23
Shropshire 0 35 £475 +19.12% 6
Staffordshire +1 34 £335 +11.66% 30
Herefordshire - 11 £300 - 3
Solihull -2 9 £340 -22.63% 10
Walsall - 5 £406 - 1
Worcestershire -2 3 £350 +7.69% 26
Wolverhampton -2 2 £350 +37.25% 5
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 365 (39.12%) HTML
2 359 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
3 351 (37.62%) JavaScript
4 341 (36.55%) CSS
5 265 (28.40%) .NET
6 232 (24.87%) C#
7 212 (22.72%) SQL
8 186 (19.94%) AngularJS
9 178 (19.08%) SQL Server
10 177 (18.97%) Java
11 157 (16.83%) TDD
12 156 (16.72%) MVC
13 151 (16.18%) Microsoft
14 132 (14.15%) HTML5
15 124 (13.29%) jQuery
16 116 (12.43%) ASP.NET
17 106 (11.36%) Web Services
18 103 (11.04%) Git (software)
19 100 (10.72%) XML
20 98 (10.50%) PHP
21 96 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
22 95 (10.18%) MySQL
23 90 (9.65%) Web Development
24 87 (9.32%) Linux
25 84 (9.00%) Scrum
25 84 (9.00%) REST
26 78 (8.36%) JSON
27 77 (8.25%) CSS3
28 72 (7.72%) BDD
29 71 (7.61%) Front End Development

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 28 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 27 (2.89%) CMS
3 19 (2.04%) Drupal
4 18 (1.93%) Apache
5 17 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.61%) JBoss
7 13 (1.39%) SAS
8 11 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.07%) nginx
10 9 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.96%) WordPress
11 8 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.86%) OpenEdge
11 8 (0.86%) WebSphere
12 7 (0.75%) NServiceBus
12 7 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.64%) K2 blackpearl
13 6 (0.64%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.54%) DNN
Applications
1 22 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) CATIA
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 49 (5.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.96%) Magento
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.43%) Maximo
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.21%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (1.82%) GitHub
3 11 (1.18%) Google Analytics
3 11 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (0.96%) PaaS
5 7 (0.75%) Office 365
6 6 (0.64%) SaaS
6 6 (0.64%) Slack
7 5 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.32%) Heroku
8 3 (0.32%) IaaS
8 3 (0.32%) Trello
9 2 (0.21%) AdWords
9 2 (0.21%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.11%) Boomi
10 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.79%) HTTP
2 22 (2.36%) SSL
3 11 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.07%) LDAP
4 10 (1.07%) Skype
5 9 (0.96%) Internet
6 4 (0.43%) Intranet
7 2 (0.21%) PuTTY
7 2 (0.21%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.11%) Broadband
8 1 (0.11%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (19.08%) SQL Server
2 95 (10.18%) MySQL
3 63 (6.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 61 (6.54%) MongoDB
5 60 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 52 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 34 (3.64%) NoSQL
9 33 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 27 (2.89%) SQL Server 2014
11 26 (2.79%) BusinessObjects
12 23 (2.47%) SQL Server 2016
13 21 (2.25%) QlikView
14 20 (2.14%) Relational Database
15 16 (1.71%) Power BI
16 14 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
17 13 (1.39%) Oracle Database
17 13 (1.39%) SAP HANA
18 12 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 103 (11.04%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.11%) Visual Studio
3 46 (4.93%) Subversion
4 32 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (3.22%) gulp
6 27 (2.89%) Jenkins
7 26 (2.79%) IntelliJ
8 24 (2.57%) Grunt
8 24 (2.57%) JUnit
8 24 (2.57%) Visual Studio Team System
9 20 (2.14%) Selenium
10 16 (1.71%) Maven
11 15 (1.61%) Eclipse
12 14 (1.50%) Cucumber
12 14 (1.50%) NUnit
13 11 (1.18%) SoapUI
14 10 (1.07%) Ant
14 10 (1.07%) JIRA
14 10 (1.07%) PHPUnit
15 9 (0.96%) Mockito
General
1 57 (6.11%) Finance
2 43 (4.61%) Marketing
3 28 (3.00%) Retail
4 22 (2.36%) Advertising
5 15 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.50%) Automotive
7 10 (1.07%) Banking
8 7 (0.75%) Back Office
9 4 (0.43%) Games
9 4 (0.43%) Legal
10 3 (0.32%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 365 (39.12%) HTML
2 341 (36.55%) CSS
3 265 (28.40%) .NET
4 186 (19.94%) AngularJS
5 132 (14.15%) HTML5
6 124 (13.29%) jQuery
7 116 (12.43%) ASP.NET
8 106 (11.36%) Web Services
9 100 (10.72%) XML
10 84 (9.00%) REST
11 78 (8.36%) JSON
12 77 (8.25%) CSS3
13 62 (6.65%) RESTful
14 61 (6.54%) SOAP
15 58 (6.22%) .NET Framework
16 57 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
17 54 (5.79%) Node.js
18 53 (5.68%) React
19 51 (5.47%) ASP.NET MVC
20 48 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 47 (5.04%) User Experience
2 43 (4.61%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.00%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 9 (0.96%) W3C
7 7 (0.75%) Virtual Team
8 5 (0.54%) DataPower
9 4 (0.43%) AS400
9 4 (0.43%) CMDB
9 4 (0.43%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.43%) NHS
10 3 (0.32%) SCADA
11 2 (0.21%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.21%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.21%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.21%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.21%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 87 (9.32%) Linux
2 48 (5.14%) Unix
3 36 (3.86%) Windows
4 31 (3.32%) Android
5 23 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.93%) Mac OS X
7 8 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.32%) SUSE
8 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.11%) CentOS
10 1 (0.11%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (38.48%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (16.83%) TDD
3 156 (16.72%) MVC
4 96 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
5 90 (9.65%) Web Development
6 84 (9.00%) Scrum
7 72 (7.72%) BDD
8 71 (7.61%) Front End Development
9 65 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
10 62 (6.65%) CRM
11 61 (6.54%) Open Source
12 59 (6.32%) Test Automation
13 56 (6.00%) Microservices
14 53 (5.68%) Migration
14 53 (5.68%) SOA
15 51 (5.47%) ETL
16 43 (4.61%) OO
17 41 (4.39%) SOLID
18 40 (4.29%) Mentoring
19 37 (3.97%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 351 (37.62%) JavaScript
2 232 (24.87%) C#
3 212 (22.72%) SQL
4 177 (18.97%) Java
5 98 (10.50%) PHP
6 51 (5.47%) Scala
7 33 (3.54%) Python
8 32 (3.43%) T-SQL
9 23 (2.47%) VB.NET
10 20 (2.14%) PL/SQL
10 20 (2.14%) Ruby
11 16 (1.71%) TypeScript
12 15 (1.61%) PowerShell
12 15 (1.61%) VBA
13 12 (1.29%) Perl
14 11 (1.18%) COBOL
15 9 (0.96%) VB
16 8 (0.86%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.86%) Groovy
17 7 (0.75%) ES6
Qualifications
1 25 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
2 23 (2.47%) Degree
3 22 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 19 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.43%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.11%) MCPD
8 1 (0.11%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.71%) QA
2 5 (0.54%) SLA
3 4 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 51 (5.47%) Docker
2 4 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (2.89%) Puppet
2 16 (1.71%) Ansible
3 9 (0.96%) Grafana
3 9 (0.96%) Kibana
4 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 4 (0.43%) Netcool
4 4 (0.43%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.32%) logstash
5 3 (0.32%) rkt
6 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.21%) Terraform
7 1 (0.11%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
7 1 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 151 (16.18%) Microsoft
2 54 (5.79%) Oracle
3 29 (3.11%) Google
4 28 (3.00%) IBM
4 28 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (2.89%) WSO2
6 26 (2.79%) SAP
7 17 (1.82%) MuleSoft
7 17 (1.82%) ServiceNow
8 16 (1.71%) Xamarin
9 12 (1.29%) Adobe
9 12 (1.29%) Zend
10 11 (1.18%) Informatica
11 10 (1.07%) Micro Focus
12 9 (0.96%) webMethods
13 8 (0.86%) Progress
14 6 (0.64%) Cognos
15 5 (0.54%) Sitecore
16 4 (0.43%) CA
16 4 (0.43%) JD Edwards
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
ESA Group
Rate: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Premier IT
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Gibbs S3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, West Midlands, UK
First Utility
Rate: Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
First Utility
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago