Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 118 125
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 83 87 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.72% 1.49% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.57% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 53 34
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +20.30% -1.48%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £266
90th Percentile £587 £481 £456
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.63 £36.02
% change year-on-year +3.15% +21.11% -9.95%

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 4568 5533 4755
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.91% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2908 3334 2697
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £214
90th Percentile £541 £541 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 227 260
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.33
90th Percentile £46.15 £37.85 £38.88
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year +3.89% +0.61% +8.42%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Staffordshire +18 18 £388 +4.73% 1
Birmingham -22 16 £425 +13.33% 6
Shropshire +30 15 £575 - 1
Coventry +6 14 £481 +6.94% 2
Warwickshire +7 11 £350 -6.67% 3
Solihull - 3 - - 2
Worcestershire - 2 £300 - 2
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.94%) JavaScript
3 26 (31.33%) Git (software)
4 24 (28.92%) RESTful
4 24 (28.92%) SOA
5 23 (27.71%) SQL
6 22 (26.51%) Java
7 21 (25.30%) HTML
8 20 (24.10%) MySQL
8 20 (24.10%) CSS
8 20 (24.10%) SOAP
8 20 (24.10%) TDD
8 20 (24.10%) MVC
9 19 (22.89%) Scrum
9 19 (22.89%) Subversion
9 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
9 19 (22.89%) Kanban
10 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (21.69%) C#
10 18 (21.69%) .NET
10 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
11 16 (19.28%) Degree
12 15 (18.07%) XML
12 15 (18.07%) Jenkins
13 14 (16.87%) PHP
14 13 (15.66%) Middleware
14 13 (15.66%) JSON
14 13 (15.66%) Android
14 13 (15.66%) Unit Testing
15 12 (14.46%) Apple iOS

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 11 (13.25%) Apache Spark
1 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.05%) GlassFish
2 10 (12.05%) JBoss
2 10 (12.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (12.05%) WildFly
3 4 (4.82%) Mule
4 3 (3.61%) Mule ESB
4 3 (3.61%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.41%) WordPress
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.61%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (3.61%) SaaS
3 2 (2.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) HTTP
2 5 (6.02%) SSL
3 3 (3.61%) AMQP
3 3 (3.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) MySQL
2 19 (22.89%) SQL Server
3 11 (13.25%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (13.25%) Big Data
3 11 (13.25%) Hadoop
3 11 (13.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (12.05%) MongoDB
4 10 (12.05%) NoSQL
4 10 (12.05%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (8.43%) RDBMS
5 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
6 6 (7.23%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (6.02%) PowerPivot
8 4 (4.82%) Power BI
9 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (31.33%) Git (software)
2 19 (22.89%) Subversion
3 15 (18.07%) Jenkins
4 12 (14.46%) SoapUI
5 11 (13.25%) JUnit
6 10 (12.05%) Hudson
6 10 (12.05%) JBehave
7 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.82%) Maven
8 4 (4.82%) Mocha
9 2 (2.41%) webpack
10 1 (1.20%) Android Studio
10 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.20%) DbUnit
10 1 (1.20%) jMock
10 1 (1.20%) Mockito
10 1 (1.20%) NUnit
10 1 (1.20%) PHPUnit
10 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.20%) xUnit.net
General
1 4 (4.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Advertising
2 2 (2.41%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Automotive
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) RESTful
2 21 (25.30%) HTML
3 20 (24.10%) CSS
3 20 (24.10%) SOAP
4 18 (21.69%) .NET
5 15 (18.07%) XML
6 13 (15.66%) JSON
6 13 (15.66%) Middleware
7 12 (14.46%) JSON Schema
7 12 (14.46%) WSDL
7 12 (14.46%) XSD
8 11 (13.25%) Spring
8 11 (13.25%) Spring Boot
9 10 (12.05%) Hibernate
9 10 (12.05%) HornetQ
9 10 (12.05%) Java EE
9 10 (12.05%) JAX-RS
9 10 (12.05%) JMS
9 10 (12.05%) RESTEasy
9 10 (12.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Mobile App
2 8 (9.64%) User Experience
3 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.61%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.41%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.20%) iPad
7 1 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.20%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) Android
2 12 (14.46%) Apple iOS
2 12 (14.46%) Linux
2 12 (14.46%) Mac OS X
2 12 (14.46%) Unix
3 4 (4.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.92%) SOA
3 20 (24.10%) MVC
3 20 (24.10%) TDD
4 19 (22.89%) Kanban
4 19 (22.89%) Scrum
5 18 (21.69%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.66%) Unit Testing
7 12 (14.46%) ETL
7 12 (14.46%) Web Development
8 11 (13.25%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (13.25%) Mathematics
8 11 (13.25%) Software Engineering
9 10 (12.05%) Analytics
9 10 (12.05%) Dependency Injection
9 10 (12.05%) DSDM
9 10 (12.05%) Functional Testing
9 10 (12.05%) Personalization
9 10 (12.05%) Predictive Analytics
9 10 (12.05%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (34.94%) JavaScript
2 23 (27.71%) SQL
3 22 (26.51%) Java
4 18 (21.69%) C#
5 14 (16.87%) PHP
6 10 (12.05%) Scala
7 3 (3.61%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.20%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.20%) Python
8 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Degree
2 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.41%) Master's Degree
2 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) Ansible
2 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.46%) MuleSoft
2 12 (14.46%) WSO2
3 11 (13.25%) Tableau
4 10 (12.05%) Oracle
5 3 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.20%) webMethods
6 1 (1.20%) Xamarin