Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 998 900 1,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.36% 20.88% 22.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.53% 22.06% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 565 858
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £244
90th Percentile £513 £500 £486
England median daily rate £460 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +5.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £27.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +31.71% -13.68%
10th Percentile £21.60 £25.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.25 £38.40
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £41.75
% change year-on-year +4.29% -2.40% +11.33%

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 4,636 4,079 5,387
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 94.62% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,828 2,483 3,088
West Midlands median daily rate £419 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% +1.27% +12.70%
10th Percentile £245 £220 £220
90th Percentile £575 £537 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 193 162
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.49 £17.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.20% +11.29% -11.43%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £42.30 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £19.85
% change year-on-year -0.95% -5.78% +13.40%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 0 412 £400 +6.67% 158
Coventry +2 145 £425 +13.33% 59
Staffordshire 0 85 £336 -0.37% 70
Shropshire -12 74 £485 +2.11% 26
Warwickshire -5 73 £350 +2.94% 63
Solihull +12 55 £380 +10.14% 29
Wolverhampton +2 22 £425 +21.43% 17
Worcestershire -2 15 £338 -3.57% 42
Walsall +2 13 £425 +13.33% 3
Herefordshire -11 9 £375 +25.00% 4
Dudley - 2 £313 - 3
West Bromwich +11 1 £413 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 6
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 387 (38.78%) JavaScript
2 370 (37.07%) HTML
3 365 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
4 349 (34.97%) CSS
5 297 (29.76%) .NET
6 290 (29.06%) C#
7 254 (25.45%) SQL
8 228 (22.85%) SQL Server
9 221 (22.14%) Java
10 195 (19.54%) TDD
11 187 (18.74%) AngularJS
12 176 (17.64%) Git (software)
13 150 (15.03%) jQuery
14 149 (14.93%) Scrum
15 146 (14.63%) HTML5
16 137 (13.73%) MVC
17 133 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
18 130 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
19 129 (12.93%) ASP.NET
19 129 (12.93%) Microsoft
19 129 (12.93%) BDD
20 122 (12.22%) Web Services
21 115 (11.52%) Front End Development
22 112 (11.22%) CSS3
23 102 (10.22%) Kanban
24 98 (9.82%) React
25 87 (8.72%) User Experience
26 86 (8.62%) Security Cleared
26 86 (8.62%) .NET Framework
27 81 (8.12%) 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 35 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 26 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (1.80%) Documentum
3 18 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.70%) Confluence
4 17 (1.70%) SharePoint
5 14 (1.40%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (1.20%) CMS
7 11 (1.10%) ColdFusion
8 10 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.00%) JBoss
9 9 (0.90%) Apache
10 8 (0.80%) nginx
10 8 (0.80%) NServiceBus
11 7 (0.70%) Drupal
12 5 (0.50%) IIS
13 4 (0.40%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.40%) WildFly
13 4 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (2.10%) GIMP
1 21 (2.10%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.20%) Maya
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.10%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.80%) Magento
4 5 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.50%) SAP MII
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.20%) Exstream
6 2 (0.20%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.10%) Maximo
7 1 (0.10%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.10%) SAP POS DM
7 1 (0.10%) Shopify
7 1 (0.10%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 130 (13.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.50%) GitHub
4 15 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.10%) SaaS
6 10 (1.00%) PaaS
7 9 (0.90%) npm
7 9 (0.90%) Office 365
7 9 (0.90%) Serverless
8 8 (0.80%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.80%) IaaS
9 5 (0.50%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.30%) Yarn
11 2 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.20%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.10%) Heroku
12 1 (0.10%) Scribe Online
12 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.01%) Internet
2 18 (1.80%) HTTP
3 12 (1.20%) SMS
4 6 (0.60%) Skype
4 6 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.50%) Intranet
5 5 (0.50%) SSL
6 2 (0.20%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.20%) Network Security
6 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.10%) Extranet
7 1 (0.10%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (22.85%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.41%) MySQL
3 54 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 49 (4.91%) Relational Database
5 39 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 36 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
8 32 (3.21%) MongoDB
9 30 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 26 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 24 (2.40%) NoSQL
12 16 (1.60%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.40%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (1.20%) Power BI
15 12 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
16 11 (1.10%) QlikView
17 9 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
18 8 (0.80%) Redis
Development Applications
1 176 (17.64%) Git (software)
2 73 (7.31%) Jenkins
3 58 (5.81%) Maven
4 40 (4.01%) Visual Studio
5 36 (3.61%) JUnit
6 33 (3.31%) SonarQube
7 31 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 29 (2.91%) DbUnit
9 28 (2.81%) jMock
9 28 (2.81%) Mockito
9 28 (2.81%) Subversion
10 27 (2.71%) JIRA
11 26 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
12 24 (2.40%) Selenium
13 17 (1.70%) gulp
14 16 (1.60%) Bitbucket
14 16 (1.60%) Jasmine
14 16 (1.60%) PHPUnit
15 13 (1.30%) Grunt
15 13 (1.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 67 (6.71%) Finance
2 21 (2.10%) Back Office
3 16 (1.60%) Law
3 16 (1.60%) Manufacturing
3 16 (1.60%) Marketing
3 16 (1.60%) Retail
4 15 (1.50%) Banking
5 9 (0.90%) Games
6 8 (0.80%) Automotive
7 6 (0.60%) Advertising
8 5 (0.50%) Persian Language
9 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.30%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.20%) Local Government
11 1 (0.10%) Billing
11 1 (0.10%) Electronics
11 1 (0.10%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 370 (37.07%) HTML
2 349 (34.97%) CSS
3 297 (29.76%) .NET
4 187 (18.74%) AngularJS
5 150 (15.03%) jQuery
6 146 (14.63%) HTML5
7 129 (12.93%) ASP.NET
8 122 (12.22%) Web Services
9 112 (11.22%) CSS3
10 98 (9.82%) React
11 86 (8.62%) .NET Framework
12 80 (8.02%) Spring
13 78 (7.82%) Node.js
14 77 (7.72%) ASP.NET Web API
15 76 (7.62%) SOAP
16 75 (7.52%) RESTful
17 71 (7.11%) ASP.NET MVC
18 66 (6.61%) KnockoutJS
19 65 (6.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 64 (6.41%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.72%) User Experience
2 45 (4.51%) Enterprise Software
3 44 (4.41%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (2.91%) Mobile App
5 23 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (2.10%) Digital Media
7 11 (1.10%) Smart Home
8 10 (1.00%) iPad
8 10 (1.00%) iPhone
9 8 (0.80%) NHS
10 7 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.40%) W3C
12 3 (0.30%) Animation
12 3 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.30%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.30%) Fintech
12 3 (0.30%) Robotics
13 2 (0.20%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.20%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 53 (5.31%) Linux
2 49 (4.91%) Unix
3 41 (4.11%) Windows
4 36 (3.61%) Android
5 21 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 20 (2.00%) Mac OS X
7 16 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.10%) VMS
8 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (19.54%) TDD
3 149 (14.93%) Scrum
4 137 (13.73%) MVC
5 133 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 129 (12.93%) BDD
7 115 (11.52%) Front End Development
8 102 (10.22%) Kanban
9 73 (7.31%) Test Automation
10 71 (7.11%) Web Development
11 69 (6.91%) OO
12 67 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
13 66 (6.61%) Microservices
14 55 (5.51%) Problem-Solving
15 47 (4.71%) DevOps
16 45 (4.51%) E-Commerce
17 44 (4.41%) Migration
18 40 (4.01%) SDLC
18 40 (4.01%) SOLID
19 38 (3.81%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 387 (38.78%) JavaScript
2 290 (29.06%) C#
3 254 (25.45%) SQL
4 221 (22.14%) Java
5 75 (7.52%) PHP
6 57 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 53 (5.31%) Java 8
8 46 (4.61%) Python
8 46 (4.61%) TypeScript
9 45 (4.51%) T-SQL
10 39 (3.91%) VB.NET
11 24 (2.40%) PowerShell
12 21 (2.10%) Scala
13 15 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 14 (1.40%) Objective-C
15 11 (1.10%) Ruby
16 10 (1.00%) Go
17 9 (0.90%) XAML
18 8 (0.80%) Haskell
18 8 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 86 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 69 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 22 (2.20%) Degree
4 13 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (0.60%) DBS Check
7 4 (0.40%) OCP
8 2 (0.20%) ISEB
8 2 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.10%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.10%) QA
2 6 (0.60%) WAI
3 5 (0.50%) PMO
3 5 (0.50%) WCAG
4 3 (0.30%) GDPR
5 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.20%) GCP
5 2 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.10%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (6.51%) Docker
2 17 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (1.70%) vSphere
3 6 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.10%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (1.70%) Puppet
2 6 (0.60%) SCCM
2 6 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (0.60%) vCenter Server
3 5 (0.50%) Kibana
4 4 (0.40%) Ansible
4 4 (0.40%) Grafana
5 3 (0.30%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 3 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.20%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.10%) logstash
7 1 (0.10%) Packer
7 1 (0.10%) Rancher
7 1 (0.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 129 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 81 (8.12%) Oracle
3 25 (2.51%) Pega
4 24 (2.40%) Google
5 23 (2.30%) VMware
6 21 (2.10%) IBM
6 21 (2.10%) SAP
6 21 (2.10%) Xamarin
7 18 (1.80%) Zend
8 13 (1.30%) BEA
9 11 (1.10%) Capita
10 10 (1.00%) BMC
10 10 (1.00%) Remedy
11 9 (0.90%) Adobe
12 7 (0.70%) Atlassian
12 7 (0.70%) Cognos
12 7 (0.70%) MuleSoft
12 7 (0.70%) Sencha
12 7 (0.70%) Sitecore
12 7 (0.70%) WSO2