The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 94 84
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 33 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.52% 1.37% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.44% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 25
Median daily rate £525 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £273 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +14.66%  

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 2045 2717 2586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.11% 95.20% 93.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1278 1539 1501
Median daily rate £400 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +8.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 74 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.19 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +9 7 £442 +14.06% 12
Shropshire +20 6 £550 +37.50% 2
Coventry +12 5 £388 -13.88% 5
Warwickshire +6 2 - - 5
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 45 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (43.21%) .NET
3 33 (40.74%) C#
4 30 (37.04%) SQL Server
5 28 (34.57%) JavaScript
6 23 (28.40%) Scrum
6 23 (28.40%) TDD
6 23 (28.40%) SQL
7 22 (27.16%) HTML
8 19 (23.46%) CSS
8 19 (23.46%) MVC
8 19 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 17 (20.99%) .NET Framework
11 15 (18.52%) Web Services
11 15 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (17.28%) Git (software)
13 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
13 13 (16.05%) Java
14 12 (14.81%) Unix
14 12 (14.81%) WCF
14 12 (14.81%) RESTful
14 12 (14.81%) AngularJS
15 11 (13.58%) Entity Framework
15 11 (13.58%) XSLT
15 11 (13.58%) XML
15 11 (13.58%) SOAP
16 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
16 10 (12.35%) Subversion
16 10 (12.35%) BDD

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 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) NServiceBus
3 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.70%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.47%) ColdFusion
4 2 (2.47%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.47%) WordPress
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.23%) CMS
5 1 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.47%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) HTTP
1 4 (4.94%) SSL
2 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (37.04%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) MySQL
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.94%) QlikView
7 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.47%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.47%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.23%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.23%) OLAP
8 1 (1.23%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (17.28%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.35%) Subversion
2 10 (12.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (12.35%) Visual Studio
3 6 (7.41%) NUnit
4 4 (4.94%) JUnit
4 4 (4.94%) MSTest
4 4 (4.94%) ReSharper
4 4 (4.94%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.94%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.70%) MSBuild
5 3 (3.70%) NCover
5 3 (3.70%) NDepend
5 3 (3.70%) NuGet
5 3 (3.70%) StyleCop
5 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (2.47%) Moq
7 1 (1.23%) DbUnit
7 1 (1.23%) Mockito
7 1 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 5 (6.17%) Marketing
2 3 (3.70%) Automotive
3 2 (2.47%) Advertising
3 2 (2.47%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (43.21%) .NET
2 22 (27.16%) HTML
3 19 (23.46%) CSS
4 17 (20.99%) .NET Framework
5 15 (18.52%) Web Services
6 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
7 12 (14.81%) AngularJS
7 12 (14.81%) RESTful
7 12 (14.81%) WCF
8 11 (13.58%) Entity Framework
8 11 (13.58%) SOAP
8 11 (13.58%) XML
8 11 (13.58%) XSLT
9 9 (11.11%) JSON
10 8 (9.88%) jQuery
10 8 (9.88%) REST
11 7 (8.64%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (8.64%) Middleware
12 6 (7.41%) WPF
12 6 (7.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) User Experience
2 6 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Unix
2 9 (11.11%) Linux
3 5 (6.17%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.40%) Scrum
2 23 (28.40%) TDD
3 19 (23.46%) MVC
4 15 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (12.35%) BDD
6 9 (11.11%) SOA
7 8 (9.88%) ETL
8 7 (8.64%) Front End Development
9 6 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.41%) Domain-Driven Design
9 6 (7.41%) Kanban
9 6 (7.41%) SOLID
10 5 (6.17%) Analytics
10 5 (6.17%) CRM
10 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.17%) OO
10 5 (6.17%) Visualisation
11 4 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (4.94%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.74%) C#
2 28 (34.57%) JavaScript
3 23 (28.40%) SQL
4 13 (16.05%) Java
5 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.17%) PHP
7 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.70%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Docker
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.41%) MuleSoft
2 6 (7.41%) WSO2
3 5 (6.17%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle
5 2 (2.47%) Apple
5 2 (2.47%) Google
5 2 (2.47%) Informatica
5 2 (2.47%) SAP
5 2 (2.47%) Sun
6 1 (1.23%) BEA
6 1 (1.23%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.23%) webMethods