Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019.

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 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 129 86
Rank change year-on-year +39 -43 +63
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 90 70 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.11% 1.37% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.45% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 48 61
West Midlands median daily rate £438 £480 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.85% -1.69% +22.06%
10th Percentile £356 £363 £375
90th Percentile £525 £580 £575
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

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 4,053 4,824 4,150
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 94.22% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,669 2,911 2,614
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £213 £244 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £540
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 218 184
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.49 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.29% -3.19% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.89
90th Percentile £43.83 £34.13 £42.58
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

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 August 2019.

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 August 2019. 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 +24 24 £475 -5.00%
Birmingham +4 23 £450 -5.76% 22
Solihull +12 14 £415 -7.78% 2
Coventry +12 11 £400 -13.51% 6
Warwickshire +10 3 £320 - 2
Staffordshire - 2 £413 - 12
Worcestershire - 1 - - 16
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 62 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) Scrum
3 30 (33.33%) Java
4 27 (30.00%) .NET
4 27 (30.00%) DevOps
5 26 (28.89%) C#
6 25 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 25 (27.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 23 (25.56%) Documentum
8 19 (21.11%) JavaScript
8 19 (21.11%) Microservices
9 17 (18.89%) BDD
9 17 (18.89%) CSS
9 17 (18.89%) TDD
10 16 (17.78%) SQL
11 15 (16.67%) Git (software)
12 14 (15.56%) Azure
12 14 (15.56%) REST
13 13 (14.44%) AngularJS
14 12 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (13.33%) HTML
14 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 12 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
15 10 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (11.11%) Docker
16 9 (10.00%) Node.js
16 9 (10.00%) N-Tier
16 9 (10.00%) MVC
16 9 (10.00%) Business Intelligence

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 23 (25.56%) Documentum
2 2 (2.22%) CMS
2 2 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.11%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) IIS
3 1 (1.11%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.11%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.56%) Azure
2 4 (4.44%) AWS
2 4 (4.44%) npm
3 2 (2.22%) PaaS
3 2 (2.22%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Internet
1 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.33%) MySQL
5 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.22%) OLAP
6 2 (2.22%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (2.22%) Power BI
6 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.22%) Redis
7 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.11%) Big Data
7 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.56%) gulp
3 5 (5.56%) JUnit
3 5 (5.56%) webpack
4 4 (4.44%) Grunt
4 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.44%) Maven
5 3 (3.33%) Mockito
6 2 (2.22%) DbUnit
6 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.22%) jMock
6 2 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (2.22%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.11%) Ant
7 1 (1.11%) JIRA
7 1 (1.11%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.11%) Selenium
7 1 (1.11%) Subversion
7 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.11%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (30.00%) .NET
2 17 (18.89%) CSS
3 14 (15.56%) REST
4 13 (14.44%) AngularJS
5 12 (13.33%) HTML
6 10 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 9 (10.00%) .NET Framework
7 9 (10.00%) Node.js
8 7 (7.78%) Express
8 7 (7.78%) Sass
8 7 (7.78%) Web Services
9 5 (5.56%) Angular 2
9 5 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.56%) jQuery
9 5 (5.56%) RESTful
10 4 (4.44%) .NET Core
10 4 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.44%) Browserify
10 4 (4.44%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (4.44%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
1 12 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (10.00%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.56%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.11%) AS400
5 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.11%) Android
2 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (68.89%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (55.56%) Scrum
3 27 (30.00%) DevOps
4 25 (27.78%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 19 (21.11%) Microservices
6 17 (18.89%) BDD
6 17 (18.89%) TDD
7 9 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (10.00%) Kanban
7 9 (10.00%) MVC
8 8 (8.89%) ETL
8 8 (8.89%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.67%) Front End Development
9 6 (6.67%) Mobile First
10 5 (5.56%) Architectural Design
10 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 5 (5.56%) SOLID
10 5 (5.56%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (33.33%) Java
2 26 (28.89%) C#
3 19 (21.11%) JavaScript
4 16 (17.78%) SQL
5 8 (8.89%) ES6
6 7 (7.78%) PHP
7 3 (3.33%) TypeScript
8 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.11%) ABAP
9 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Ansible
1 1 (1.11%) Kibana
1 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle
2 2 (2.22%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.11%) Adobe
3 1 (1.11%) SAP
3 1 (1.11%) WooCommerce
3 1 (1.11%) Xamarin