Period
to 14 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 787 1,046 875
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.04% 20.34% 18.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.95% 21.39% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 696 581
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £292 £300 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 25
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £49.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.65% +60.48% +37.78%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -4.55% +3.53% +6.25%

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 3,756 4,889 4,551
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.06% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,436 3,009 2,867
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £235 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 213 194
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -0.94% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £37.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.02% +3.83%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 0 316 £425 - 172
Coventry +2 163 £450 +5.88% 33
Shropshire -9 59 £418 -5.33% 29
Warwickshire -7 47 £409 -3.82% 46
Solihull +2 45 £405 +1.25% 21
Staffordshire -1 34 £419 +11.67% 79
Worcestershire +5 20 £319 -11.46% 67
Wolverhampton 0 8 £381 -12.86% 11
Herefordshire +9 2 £288 -31.59% 22
Walsall -4 2 £425 +13.33% 6
West Bromwich +2 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield 0 1 £413 +7.14% 5
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 317 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (32.91%) JavaScript
3 226 (28.72%) C#
4 221 (28.08%) SQL
5 218 (27.70%) .NET
6 199 (25.29%) CSS
7 197 (25.03%) HTML
8 190 (24.14%) Azure
9 174 (22.11%) Java
10 169 (21.47%) SQL Server
11 158 (20.08%) Git (software)
12 155 (19.70%) Scrum
13 148 (18.81%) AngularJS
14 139 (17.66%) TDD
15 124 (15.76%) Microsoft
16 106 (13.47%) Web Services
17 105 (13.34%) REST
18 103 (13.09%) Business Intelligence
19 98 (12.45%) MVC
20 97 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
21 91 (11.56%) HTML5
22 90 (11.44%) Power Platform
23 89 (11.31%) Microservices
24 88 (11.18%) Kanban
24 88 (11.18%) ASP.NET
25 86 (10.93%) BDD
26 83 (10.55%) React
27 82 (10.42%) Power BI
28 73 (9.28%) Spring
29 72 (9.15%) Node.js

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 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 34 (4.32%) Confluence
3 15 (1.91%) CMS
4 12 (1.52%) Documentum
4 12 (1.52%) Umbraco
5 10 (1.27%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.02%) WordPress
7 7 (0.89%) Drupal
8 6 (0.76%) Apache
9 4 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.51%) JBoss
9 4 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.38%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.38%) nginx
10 3 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.25%) IIS
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 31 (3.94%) Photoshop
2 28 (3.56%) GIMP
3 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.27%) Magento
3 4 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.25%) Shopify
6 1 (0.13%) JDE World
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 190 (24.14%) Azure
2 90 (11.44%) Power Platform
3 68 (8.64%) AWS
4 38 (4.83%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (4.45%) Amazon SQS
6 34 (4.32%) Dynamics 365
7 24 (3.05%) GitHub
7 24 (3.05%) Serverless
8 16 (2.03%) Office 365
9 13 (1.65%) Azure Functions
9 13 (1.65%) PaaS
10 11 (1.40%) SaaS
11 9 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.14%) PowerApps
12 7 (0.89%) Azure Stack
12 7 (0.89%) CloudSense
13 6 (0.76%) npm
14 5 (0.64%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.89%) HTTP
2 6 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.64%) Internet
4 3 (0.38%) SSL
5 2 (0.25%) Extranet
5 2 (0.25%) Intranet
5 2 (0.25%) Network Security
6 1 (0.13%) DSL
6 1 (0.13%) Firewall
6 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.13%) RTP
6 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (21.47%) SQL Server
2 82 (10.42%) Power BI
3 70 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 53 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
7 34 (4.32%) Amazon RDS
8 33 (4.19%) MySQL
9 30 (3.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 28 (3.56%) Relational Database
11 24 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 19 (2.41%) MongoDB
13 13 (1.65%) NoSQL
14 12 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
14 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
16 8 (1.02%) QlikView
17 7 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
17 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 158 (20.08%) Git (software)
2 62 (7.88%) Jenkins
3 48 (6.10%) JUnit
3 48 (6.10%) Maven
4 43 (5.46%) JIRA
5 41 (5.21%) Mockito
5 41 (5.21%) SonarQube
6 39 (4.96%) jMock
7 38 (4.83%) DbUnit
8 28 (3.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (3.43%) gulp
9 27 (3.43%) webpack
10 22 (2.80%) Grunt
11 14 (1.78%) Jasmine
12 13 (1.65%) Vagrant
12 13 (1.65%) Visual Studio
13 12 (1.52%) Cucumber
14 10 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (1.27%) Selenium
15 6 (0.76%) Bitbucket
General
1 66 (8.39%) Finance
2 56 (7.12%) Public Sector
3 33 (4.19%) Law
4 14 (1.78%) Marketing
4 14 (1.78%) Retail
5 13 (1.65%) Banking
6 12 (1.52%) Games
7 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.51%) Advertising
8 4 (0.51%) Local Government
9 2 (0.25%) Back Office
9 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.13%) Automotive
10 1 (0.13%) Billing
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) Front Office
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
10 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (27.70%) .NET
2 199 (25.29%) CSS
3 197 (25.03%) HTML
4 148 (18.81%) AngularJS
5 106 (13.47%) Web Services
6 105 (13.34%) REST
7 91 (11.56%) HTML5
8 88 (11.18%) ASP.NET
9 83 (10.55%) React
10 73 (9.28%) Spring
11 72 (9.15%) Node.js
12 69 (8.77%) RESTful
13 68 (8.64%) SOAP
14 63 (8.01%) JSON
15 61 (7.75%) CSS3
16 60 (7.62%) Sass
17 59 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
18 53 (6.73%) .NET Framework
18 53 (6.73%) ASP.NET Web API
19 48 (6.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.72%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (5.21%) User Experience
3 35 (4.45%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (1.78%) NHS
5 13 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 8 (1.02%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.02%) PKI
8 6 (0.76%) Robotics
9 4 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.38%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.38%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.25%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.25%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.25%) iSeries
11 2 (0.25%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.25%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.25%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (2.67%) Unix
2 18 (2.29%) Linux
3 16 (2.03%) Windows
4 13 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.40%) Android
6 4 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (40.28%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (19.70%) Scrum
3 139 (17.66%) TDD
4 103 (13.09%) Business Intelligence
5 98 (12.45%) MVC
6 97 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
7 89 (11.31%) Microservices
8 88 (11.18%) Kanban
9 86 (10.93%) BDD
10 70 (8.89%) DevOps
10 70 (8.89%) Front End Development
11 60 (7.62%) ETL
12 55 (6.99%) Web Development
13 47 (5.97%) Digital Transformation Programme
14 45 (5.72%) Migration
15 42 (5.34%) Open Source
16 41 (5.21%) SOLID
17 36 (4.57%) CRM
18 34 (4.32%) OO
19 32 (4.07%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 259 (32.91%) JavaScript
2 226 (28.72%) C#
3 221 (28.08%) SQL
4 174 (22.11%) Java
5 62 (7.88%) PHP
6 48 (6.10%) TypeScript
7 43 (5.46%) PowerShell
8 27 (3.43%) Python
9 23 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 17 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 16 (2.03%) ES6
11 16 (2.03%) Java 8
12 15 (1.91%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.52%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.40%) Apex Code
15 10 (1.27%) Scala
16 9 (1.14%) C
17 8 (1.02%) VB
17 8 (1.02%) VB6
18 6 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 51 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (0.89%) Degree
4 4 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.27%) WCAG
2 8 (1.02%) QA
3 6 (0.76%) GDPR
4 5 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.25%) PSD2
6 1 (0.13%) PMO
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (7.75%) Docker
2 33 (4.19%) Postfix
3 9 (1.14%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.25%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.13%) LXC
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (0.76%) Ansible
1 6 (0.76%) Puppet
2 5 (0.64%) Kibana
2 5 (0.64%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.25%) Grafana
4 2 (0.25%) MIIS
4 2 (0.25%) Terraform
5 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 124 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.32%) Oracle
3 25 (3.18%) Tableau
4 22 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (1.52%) ServiceNow
6 10 (1.27%) SAP
6 10 (1.27%) UiPath
7 8 (1.02%) BEA
7 8 (1.02%) webMethods
8 7 (0.89%) Adobe
8 7 (0.89%) Informatica
8 7 (0.89%) MuleSoft
9 6 (0.76%) ForgeRock
10 5 (0.64%) Google
10 5 (0.64%) JDA
10 5 (0.64%) Splunk
10 5 (0.64%) Zend
11 3 (0.38%) ESRI
11 3 (0.38%) Pega
11 3 (0.38%) Sitecore