Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 April 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.

Senior Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 100 117
Rank change year-on-year -24 +17 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 60 81 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.26% 1.75% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.85% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 49
West Midlands median daily rate £485 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.38% +1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £363 £334 £271
90th Percentile £600 £553 £451
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £44.10
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +17.60%

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 4,540 4,390 5,022
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 94.67% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,834 2,696 2,804
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 209 174
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.25 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 April 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 -26 18 £500 +29.03% 17
Shropshire -2 17 £580 +5.45% 1
Staffordshire -1 8 £381 +1.67% 13
Coventry -11 7 £500 +3.63% 5
Solihull - 4 £450 - 5
Herefordshire +5 3 £375 -6.25% 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 £475 +5.56% 1
Warwickshire -3 1 - - 4
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (48.33%) Scrum
3 26 (43.33%) HTML
3 26 (43.33%) JavaScript
4 23 (38.33%) CSS
4 23 (38.33%) BDD
5 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (33.33%) Kanban
6 19 (31.67%) Java
7 17 (28.33%) C#
7 17 (28.33%) .NET
8 16 (26.67%) TDD
9 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 15 (25.00%) Pega
9 15 (25.00%) HTML5
9 15 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (23.33%) MVC
10 14 (23.33%) SQL
11 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
12 12 (20.00%) AngularJS
13 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
13 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
13 11 (18.33%) SOA
13 11 (18.33%) Maven
14 10 (16.67%) Web Services
15 9 (15.00%) Selenium
15 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
15 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
15 9 (15.00%) Puppet

Senior 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 8 (13.33%) Documentum
2 5 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.00%) JBoss
3 3 (5.00%) nginx
3 3 (5.00%) WildFly
4 2 (3.33%) WordPress
5 1 (1.67%) Captiva
5 1 (1.67%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.67%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.33%) GitHub
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Internet
1 2 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 6 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.67%) Redis
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.00%) Cloud Spanner
4 3 (5.00%) MySQL
4 3 (5.00%) Neo4j
4 3 (5.00%) QlikView
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.33%) JasperReports
5 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.67%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.33%) Maven
3 9 (15.00%) Selenium
4 4 (6.67%) JIRA
5 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.00%) GitLab
5 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.33%) DbUnit
6 2 (3.33%) jMock
6 2 (3.33%) JUnit
6 2 (3.33%) Mockito
6 2 (3.33%) SonarQube
6 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.33%) Subversion
6 2 (3.33%) webpack
7 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.67%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.67%) Xcode
General
1 4 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (43.33%) HTML
2 23 (38.33%) CSS
3 17 (28.33%) .NET
4 15 (25.00%) HTML5
5 12 (20.00%) AngularJS
6 10 (16.67%) Web Services
7 9 (15.00%) CSS3
8 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
9 7 (11.67%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (11.67%) JMS
10 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
10 6 (10.00%) JSON
10 6 (10.00%) React
10 6 (10.00%) REST
10 6 (10.00%) RESTful
11 5 (8.33%) Hibernate
11 5 (8.33%) jQuery
11 5 (8.33%) JSP
11 5 (8.33%) Spring
11 5 (8.33%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 5 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (3.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.33%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Android
2 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (48.33%) Scrum
3 23 (38.33%) BDD
4 20 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (33.33%) Kanban
5 16 (26.67%) TDD
6 15 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 14 (23.33%) MVC
8 11 (18.33%) SOA
9 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (15.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (13.33%) DevOps
10 8 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
10 8 (13.33%) OO
11 7 (11.67%) Microservices
11 7 (11.67%) Virtual Environments
12 6 (10.00%) Front End Development
12 6 (10.00%) OOP
13 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (8.33%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 26 (43.33%) JavaScript
2 19 (31.67%) Java
3 17 (28.33%) C#
4 14 (23.33%) SQL
5 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 5 (8.33%) PHP
6 5 (8.33%) Python
7 4 (6.67%) TypeScript
8 3 (5.00%) Clojure
8 3 (5.00%) Erlang
8 3 (5.00%) F#
8 3 (5.00%) Groovy
8 3 (5.00%) Haskell
8 3 (5.00%) Ruby
8 3 (5.00%) Scala
9 2 (3.33%) VB
10 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.67%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
1 2 (3.33%) ISEB
1 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.67%) OCP
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) GDPR
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Docker
2 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (25.00%) Pega
2 5 (8.33%) Google
2 5 (8.33%) WSO2
3 4 (6.67%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.00%) Unisys
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) EMC
6 1 (1.67%) OpenText
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.67%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.67%) Zend