Period
to 2 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 102 102 135
Rank change year-on-year 0 +33 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 20 89 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.00% 1.94% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 2.05% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 42 43
Median daily rate £450 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.22% +14.12%
10th Percentile £221 £357 £363
90th Percentile £605 £536 £600
England median daily rate £525 £525 £525
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £50.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -12.20%

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 1,892 4,348 4,703
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.85% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,093 2,714 2,899
Median daily rate £441 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £252 £249
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 142 194
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -9.49%
10th Percentile £11.73 £11.02 £10.94
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.95 £39.63
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -0.27%

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Senior Developer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Developer in the West Midlands

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Developer in the West Midlands.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +7 8 £419 -6.94% 9
Coventry +24 6 £550 +20.55% 8
Shropshire +19 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £210 -
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 12 (60.00%) Java
2 10 (50.00%) Unix
2 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (45.00%) TDD
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 7 (35.00%) Node.js
6 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) CSS
7 5 (25.00%) HTML
7 5 (25.00%) SQL
7 5 (25.00%) Azure
7 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (25.00%) Microservices
7 5 (25.00%) Public Sector
8 4 (20.00%) Java 8
8 4 (20.00%) Docker
8 4 (20.00%) DevOps
8 4 (20.00%) Spring Boot
8 4 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (20.00%) RESTful
8 4 (20.00%) OpenID
8 4 (20.00%) BDD
8 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (20.00%) JUnit
8 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (20.00%) ETL
8 4 (20.00%) Spring

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 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Drupal
1 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
1 1 (5.00%) SilverStripe
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Azure
2 4 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) Pentaho
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (20.00%) JUnit
3 3 (15.00%) Spock
3 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.00%) CA Gen
4 1 (5.00%) gulp
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) Maven
4 1 (5.00%) Mockito
4 1 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.00%) Toad
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (25.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) Node.js
2 5 (25.00%) CSS
2 5 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (20.00%) OpenID
3 4 (20.00%) RESTful
3 4 (20.00%) Spring
3 4 (20.00%) Spring Boot
4 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (15.00%) LDAP
4 3 (15.00%) React
4 3 (15.00%) SAML
4 3 (15.00%) SOAP
4 3 (15.00%) Vue.js
4 3 (15.00%) Web Services
5 2 (10.00%) Django
5 2 (10.00%) J2EE
5 2 (10.00%) JSON
5 2 (10.00%) Laravel
5 2 (10.00%) REST
5 2 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PKI
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Microservices
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) DevOps
5 4 (20.00%) ETL
5 4 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (15.00%) Asynchronous Programming
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (15.00%) Kanban
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) Use Case
7 2 (10.00%) Change Control
7 2 (10.00%) Progressive Web App
7 2 (10.00%) Separation of Concerns
7 2 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) Java 8
4 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.00%) ES6
5 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (15.00%) Python
5 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.00%) C#
7 1 (5.00%) Go
7 1 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (5.00%) Ruby
7 1 (5.00%) Scala
7 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Kibana
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) BEA
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica
3 1 (5.00%) Pega
3 1 (5.00%) webMethods