The median contractor rate for a Development Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Development Manager
England / West Midlands
Rank 114 120 110
Rank change year-on-year +6 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Manager 4 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.37% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Median daily rate £475 £474 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.26% +15.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £344 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £423 £424
% change year-on-year +10.65% -0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.23 £40.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -32.36% -10.55%  

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 2160 2572 2382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.79% 95.44% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1421 1330
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Development Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Manager in the West Midlands

Development Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Development Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Manager in the West Midlands

Development Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Manager in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Manager in the West Midlands

Development Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Manager in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Manager in the West Midlands

Development Manager
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 Development Manager within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 -6 1 £500 +31.57%
Coventry - 1 £360 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £450 - 1
Development Manager
England

Development Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Development Manager 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 Development Manager in the job title.

1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) QA
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Automotive
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe
4 1 (7.14%) PMP
4 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
4 1 (7.14%) MS Office
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing

Development Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Automotive
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) CSS3
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
4 1 (7.14%) Matrix Management
4 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe