Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 108 116
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 72 87 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.54% 1.62% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.71% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 47 42
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £313 £320 £275
90th Percentile £575 £480 £456
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.88 £37.02
% change year-on-year +10.09% +10.41% -7.45%

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 4,442 5,088 4,691
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.59% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,780 3,049 2,635
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £220 £224
90th Percentile £538 £544 £536
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 224 228
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.92 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.64% -6.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.60 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.05 £37.03 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Staffordshire +14 19 £388 +4.03% 18
Birmingham -25 19 £450 +16.13% 22
Coventry +2 12 £481 +8.45% 4
Shropshire - 10 £565 - 1
Warwickshire +8 5 £400 +6.67% 7
Solihull - 3 - - 6
Worcestershire - 2 £300 - 7
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 33 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 25 (34.72%) HTML
2 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (33.33%) CSS
4 23 (31.94%) Git (software)
5 21 (29.17%) .NET
5 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 21 (29.17%) MVC
6 20 (27.78%) C#
6 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 17 (23.61%) SQL
8 14 (19.44%) Java
8 14 (19.44%) RESTful
8 14 (19.44%) HTML5
9 13 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (18.06%) SOAP
9 13 (18.06%) ETL
9 13 (18.06%) Scrum
10 12 (16.67%) Subversion
10 12 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (16.67%) OO
10 12 (16.67%) Web Development
11 11 (15.28%) Tableau
11 11 (15.28%) CSS3
11 11 (15.28%) Web Services
11 11 (15.28%) PHP
11 11 (15.28%) SharePoint
11 11 (15.28%) TDD
12 10 (13.89%) SOA

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 (15.28%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.78%) Documentum
3 2 (2.78%) Mule
3 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.78%) WordPress
4 1 (1.39%) Captiva
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) JBoss
4 1 (1.39%) Mule ESB
4 1 (1.39%) nginx
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.78%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.94%) GitHub
3 3 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (4.17%) SaaS
4 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) HTTP
2 2 (2.78%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) SSL
3 1 (1.39%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.11%) MySQL
4 7 (9.72%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (9.72%) RDBMS
4 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.94%) PowerPivot
6 4 (5.56%) Power BI
7 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
7 3 (4.17%) Neo4j
7 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.78%) JasperReports
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Power View
8 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.39%) QlikView
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 23 (31.94%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.67%) Subversion
3 6 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.94%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.94%) Maven
4 5 (6.94%) SoapUI
5 4 (5.56%) Mocha
6 3 (4.17%) GitLab
7 2 (2.78%) DbUnit
7 2 (2.78%) jMock
7 2 (2.78%) JUnit
7 2 (2.78%) Mockito
7 2 (2.78%) SonarQube
7 2 (2.78%) webpack
8 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.39%) JIRA
8 1 (1.39%) NUnit
8 1 (1.39%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.39%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 4 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Advertising
2 2 (2.78%) Games
2 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Automotive
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (34.72%) HTML
2 24 (33.33%) CSS
3 21 (29.17%) .NET
4 14 (19.44%) HTML5
4 14 (19.44%) RESTful
5 13 (18.06%) SOAP
6 11 (15.28%) CSS3
6 11 (15.28%) Web Services
7 9 (12.50%) XML
8 8 (11.11%) JSON
8 8 (11.11%) REST
9 7 (9.72%) Node.js
10 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET
10 6 (8.33%) Middleware
11 5 (6.94%) jQuery
11 5 (6.94%) JSON Schema
11 5 (6.94%) Laravel
11 5 (6.94%) WSDL
11 5 (6.94%) XSD
12 4 (5.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) User Experience
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) iPad
6 1 (1.39%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Linux
1 5 (6.94%) Mac OS X
1 5 (6.94%) Unix
2 4 (5.56%) Windows
3 3 (4.17%) Android
4 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) MVC
3 13 (18.06%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (18.06%) ETL
3 13 (18.06%) Scrum
4 12 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (16.67%) OO
4 12 (16.67%) Web Development
5 11 (15.28%) TDD
6 10 (13.89%) Kanban
6 10 (13.89%) SOA
7 8 (11.11%) BDD
7 8 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 7 (9.72%) Complex ETL
8 7 (9.72%) OOP
9 6 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (8.33%) Information Governance
10 5 (6.94%) CRM
10 5 (6.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (45.83%) JavaScript
2 20 (27.78%) C#
3 17 (23.61%) SQL
4 14 (19.44%) Java
5 11 (15.28%) PHP
6 4 (5.56%) Python
6 4 (5.56%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.17%) Clojure
7 3 (4.17%) Erlang
7 3 (4.17%) F#
7 3 (4.17%) Groovy
7 3 (4.17%) Haskell
7 3 (4.17%) Ruby
7 3 (4.17%) Scala
8 1 (1.39%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VB
8 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.78%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.78%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.28%) Tableau
3 8 (11.11%) WSO2
4 6 (8.33%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.17%) Google
5 3 (4.17%) Pega
5 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.78%) VMware
7 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.39%) EMC
7 1 (1.39%) OpenText
7 1 (1.39%) Unisys
7 1 (1.39%) webMethods
7 1 (1.39%) Xamarin