Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Senior Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 135 120
Rank change year-on-year +42 -15 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 86 76 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.95% 1.26% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.33% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 48 41
West Midlands median daily rate £455 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £330 £286 £313
90th Percentile £575 £529 £450
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £42.80
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.10 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +10.25% -1.40%

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 4169 5734 4870
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.66% 95.28% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2620 3344 2859
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.38% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £209
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 186 324
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.55 £38.75 £39.45
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 23 £419 +5.35% 3
Shropshire +28 16 £550 +37.50% 1
Coventry +16 10 £388 -13.89% 3
Warwickshire +12 10 £400 +31.15% 6
Walsall - 4 £406 -
Staffordshire +1 2 £450 +28.57% 3
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 50 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.05%) TDD
3 29 (33.72%) Java
3 29 (33.72%) SQL
4 28 (32.56%) SOA
5 27 (31.40%) Git (software)
5 27 (31.40%) RESTful
6 25 (29.07%) Scrum
7 22 (25.58%) Kanban
7 22 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (24.42%) Subversion
9 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
10 19 (22.09%) JavaScript
10 19 (22.09%) Unix
10 19 (22.09%) Jenkins
11 18 (20.93%) HTML
11 18 (20.93%) SOAP
12 17 (19.77%) Linux
12 17 (19.77%) MySQL
12 17 (19.77%) Spring
13 16 (18.60%) JUnit
13 16 (18.60%) XML
13 16 (18.60%) CSS
13 16 (18.60%) AngularJS
13 16 (18.60%) JSON
14 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
14 15 (17.44%) Analytics
14 15 (17.44%) Oracle
15 14 (16.28%) Middleware
15 14 (16.28%) NoSQL

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 13 (15.12%) Apache Spark
1 13 (15.12%) JBoss
2 12 (13.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (12.79%) GlassFish
3 11 (12.79%) WildFly
4 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.33%) Apache
5 2 (2.33%) Mule
5 2 (2.33%) Mule ESB
5 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.16%) nginx
6 1 (1.16%) SAS
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.33%) PaaS
2 2 (2.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.16%) GitHub
3 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.16%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.16%) Heroku
3 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) HTTP
1 8 (9.30%) SSL
2 2 (2.33%) AMQP
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) Intranet
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.77%) MySQL
3 14 (16.28%) NoSQL
4 13 (15.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (15.12%) Hadoop
5 12 (13.95%) Big Data
5 12 (13.95%) MongoDB
5 12 (13.95%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (6.98%) QlikView
7 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.49%) PowerPivot
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (31.40%) Git (software)
2 21 (24.42%) Subversion
3 19 (22.09%) Jenkins
4 16 (18.60%) JUnit
5 11 (12.79%) Hudson
5 11 (12.79%) JBehave
5 11 (12.79%) SoapUI
6 7 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (6.98%) Maven
8 4 (4.65%) DbUnit
8 4 (4.65%) jMock
8 4 (4.65%) Mockito
8 4 (4.65%) SonarQube
8 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
9 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.33%) Selenium
10 1 (1.16%) Ant
10 1 (1.16%) Moq
10 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Automotive
3 1 (1.16%) Games
3 1 (1.16%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.40%) RESTful
2 18 (20.93%) HTML
2 18 (20.93%) SOAP
3 17 (19.77%) Spring
4 16 (18.60%) AngularJS
4 16 (18.60%) CSS
4 16 (18.60%) JSON
4 16 (18.60%) XML
5 14 (16.28%) Middleware
5 14 (16.28%) Spring Boot
6 13 (15.12%) .NET
6 13 (15.12%) Hibernate
6 13 (15.12%) XSD
7 12 (13.95%) HTML5
7 12 (13.95%) Java EE
7 12 (13.95%) JSON Schema
7 12 (13.95%) WSDL
8 11 (12.79%) HornetQ
8 11 (12.79%) RESTEasy
8 11 (12.79%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.65%) User Experience
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) iPad
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.16%) Online Games
4 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) Unix
2 17 (19.77%) Linux
3 12 (13.95%) Mac OS X
4 11 (12.79%) Android
4 11 (12.79%) Apple iOS
5 4 (4.65%) Windows
6 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.05%) TDD
3 28 (32.56%) SOA
4 25 (29.07%) Scrum
5 22 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (25.58%) Kanban
6 15 (17.44%) Analytics
6 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
7 13 (15.12%) Unit Testing
8 12 (13.95%) MVC
9 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (12.79%) Dependency Injection
9 11 (12.79%) DSDM
9 11 (12.79%) Functional Testing
9 11 (12.79%) Mathematics
9 11 (12.79%) Personalization
9 11 (12.79%) Predictive Analytics
9 11 (12.79%) Software Delivery
10 8 (9.30%) Front End Development
11 7 (8.14%) Conceptual Models
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.72%) Java
1 29 (33.72%) SQL
2 19 (22.09%) JavaScript
3 13 (15.12%) C#
3 13 (15.12%) Scala
4 9 (10.47%) PHP
5 3 (3.49%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.33%) Perl
7 1 (1.16%) C++
7 1 (1.16%) F#
7 1 (1.16%) Groovy
7 1 (1.16%) Haskell
7 1 (1.16%) Python
7 1 (1.16%) Ruby
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Degree
2 7 (8.14%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.16%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Ansible
1 2 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) Grafana
2 1 (1.16%) Kibana
2 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Oracle
2 12 (13.95%) MuleSoft
2 12 (13.95%) WSO2
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.49%) Tableau
5 2 (2.33%) Google
5 2 (2.33%) Informatica
5 2 (2.33%) SAP
5 2 (2.33%) webMethods
6 1 (1.16%) Adobe
6 1 (1.16%) BEA
6 1 (1.16%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.16%) VMware
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