Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 92 135
Rank change year-on-year -34 +43 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 76 86 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.46% 1.94% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 2.05% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 48
West Midlands median daily rate £478 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.20% +22.06% +6.67%
10th Percentile £363 £324 £286
90th Percentile £580 £578 £529
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
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% +10.25%

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 4,932 4,205 5,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,992 2,645 3,330
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.25% +10.07%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 182 180
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.15% +12.50% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £35.45 £43.18 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 July 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 July 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
Shropshire -17 24 £493 -10.45%
Birmingham -19 23 £455 +13.75% 17
Solihull - 10 £450 - 5
Herefordshire - 4 £375 - 3
Staffordshire -2 3 £350 - 9
Warwickshire -8 2 - - 4
Coventry -25 2 £438 -2.78% 10
Wolverhampton - 2 £463 - 1
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 51 (67.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.74%) Scrum
3 26 (34.21%) BDD
4 24 (31.58%) Kanban
5 23 (30.26%) .NET
5 23 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (28.95%) JavaScript
6 22 (28.95%) Pega
7 20 (26.32%) Jenkins
7 20 (26.32%) C#
8 19 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 18 (23.68%) Test Automation
9 18 (23.68%) Java
10 17 (22.37%) HTML
11 16 (21.05%) SQL
11 16 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (19.74%) CSS
12 15 (19.74%) SOA
12 15 (19.74%) Maven
13 14 (18.42%) TDD
13 14 (18.42%) Domain-Driven Design
13 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (17.11%) Puppet
14 13 (17.11%) Microservices
15 12 (15.79%) Docker
15 12 (15.79%) HTML5
15 12 (15.79%) Documentum
15 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
15 12 (15.79%) PHP
16 11 (14.47%) Microsoft

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 12 (15.79%) Documentum
2 3 (3.95%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.63%) JBoss
3 2 (2.63%) nginx
3 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.63%) WildFly
4 1 (1.32%) Captiva
4 1 (1.32%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.58%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.32%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Network Security
2 1 (1.32%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.58%) MySQL
3 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.26%) Redis
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.95%) Cloud Spanner
5 3 (3.95%) QlikView
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 15 (19.74%) Maven
3 10 (13.16%) Selenium
4 9 (11.84%) Git (software)
5 6 (7.89%) PHPUnit
6 4 (5.26%) JIRA
7 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.95%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.63%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.32%) Ant
9 1 (1.32%) Apache Continuum
9 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
9 1 (1.32%) Gradle
9 1 (1.32%) Hudson
9 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.32%) Mocha
9 1 (1.32%) Subversion
9 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (3.95%) Games
2 2 (2.63%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.26%) .NET
2 19 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 17 (22.37%) HTML
4 15 (19.74%) CSS
5 12 (15.79%) HTML5
6 9 (11.84%) CSS3
7 8 (10.53%) .NET Core
7 8 (10.53%) React
7 8 (10.53%) Spring
8 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (7.89%) Doctrine
8 6 (7.89%) REST
8 6 (7.89%) Sass
9 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
9 5 (6.58%) jQuery
9 5 (6.58%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (6.58%) LESS
9 5 (6.58%) Node.js
9 5 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.53%) Linux
2 6 (7.89%) Unix
3 5 (6.58%) Mac OS X
4 4 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (67.11%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (44.74%) Scrum
3 26 (34.21%) BDD
4 24 (31.58%) Kanban
5 23 (30.26%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (23.68%) Test Automation
7 16 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (19.74%) SOA
9 14 (18.42%) Domain-Driven Design
9 14 (18.42%) TDD
10 13 (17.11%) Microservices
11 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
11 10 (13.16%) MVC
11 10 (13.16%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (11.84%) Front End Development
12 9 (11.84%) OO
13 7 (9.21%) SDLC
14 6 (7.89%) E-Commerce
14 6 (7.89%) OO PHP
14 6 (7.89%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) JavaScript
2 20 (26.32%) C#
3 18 (23.68%) Java
4 16 (21.05%) SQL
5 12 (15.79%) PHP
6 5 (6.58%) Java 8
6 5 (6.58%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.63%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) PHP 5
8 1 (1.32%) Python
8 1 (1.32%) VB
8 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) ISEB
2 2 (2.63%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.32%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.32%) OCP
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) GDPR
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 12 (15.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.32%) Ansible
2 1 (1.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 22 (28.95%) Pega
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.21%) Zend
4 6 (7.89%) Google
5 4 (5.26%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.95%) WSO2
7 2 (2.63%) Oracle
7 2 (2.63%) Unisys
8 1 (1.32%) EMC
8 1 (1.32%) OpenText
8 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.32%) Xamarin