Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £496 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 123 114 113
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 72 68 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.47% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.55% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 47
West Midlands median daily rate £496 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.28% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £320
90th Percentile £584 £575 £480
England median daily rate £525 £525 £488
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year -5.56% +4.05% +16.77%

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 4,638 4,396 5,135
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 94.86% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,892 2,751 3,076
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £210 £219
90th Percentile £575 £538 £545
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 226
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +9.92% -6.35%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.46 £10.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.75 £38.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Birmingham +15 23 £525 +16.67% 19
Shropshire -46 14 £485 -15.65% 2
Coventry -10 11 £550 +14.29% 4
Solihull +14 8 £410 - 5
Staffordshire -21 6 £375 -3.23% 8
Warwickshire +3 3 £360 -10.00% 8
Worcestershire -7 1 - - 6
Senior Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 43 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (48.61%) JavaScript
3 26 (36.11%) Java
4 24 (33.33%) C#
5 23 (31.94%) .NET
6 19 (26.39%) HTML
7 16 (22.22%) TDD
7 16 (22.22%) CSS
7 16 (22.22%) HTML5
8 15 (20.83%) AngularJS
8 15 (20.83%) Jenkins
8 15 (20.83%) DevOps
8 15 (20.83%) Microservices
8 15 (20.83%) Scrum
9 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (19.44%) SQL
9 14 (19.44%) REST
10 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (16.67%) ASP.NET
11 11 (15.28%) MVC
11 11 (15.28%) CSS3
12 10 (13.89%) React
12 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.89%) jQuery
12 10 (13.89%) .NET Framework
12 10 (13.89%) Software Engineering
13 9 (12.50%) Node.js
14 8 (11.11%) Docker
14 8 (11.11%) WSO2
14 8 (11.11%) Serverless

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 3 (4.17%) Anypoint
1 3 (4.17%) Mule
2 1 (1.39%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.39%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Magento
2 1 (1.39%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.11%) Serverless
3 6 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.78%) Azure Functions
5 2 (2.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) MySQL
3 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.39%) MS Access
5 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.39%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.33%) JIRA
2 6 (8.33%) Maven
3 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.56%) Selenium
5 3 (4.17%) Moq
5 3 (4.17%) NUnit
5 3 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.78%) MSTest
6 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.39%) gulp
7 1 (1.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Advertising
2 2 (2.78%) Billing
3 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.94%) .NET
2 19 (26.39%) HTML
3 16 (22.22%) CSS
3 16 (22.22%) HTML5
4 15 (20.83%) AngularJS
5 14 (19.44%) REST
6 12 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 11 (15.28%) CSS3
8 10 (13.89%) .NET Framework
8 10 (13.89%) jQuery
8 10 (13.89%) React
9 9 (12.50%) Node.js
10 7 (9.72%) Ajax
10 7 (9.72%) JSON
10 7 (9.72%) Middleware
10 7 (9.72%) Sass
10 7 (9.72%) Spring
10 7 (9.72%) Web Services
11 6 (8.33%) Redux
11 6 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.17%) iPad
4 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.17%) User Experience
5 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.39%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.17%) VME
2 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (59.72%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.22%) TDD
3 15 (20.83%) DevOps
3 15 (20.83%) Microservices
3 15 (20.83%) Scrum
4 14 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (15.28%) MVC
6 10 (13.89%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.33%) Pair Programming
7 6 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (8.33%) Web Design
7 6 (8.33%) Web Development
8 5 (6.94%) API Design
8 5 (6.94%) API Development
8 5 (6.94%) CRM
8 5 (6.94%) Front End Development
9 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.56%) OOP
9 4 (5.56%) SOA
9 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (48.61%) JavaScript
2 26 (36.11%) Java
3 24 (33.33%) C#
4 14 (19.44%) SQL
5 7 (9.72%) PHP
6 6 (8.33%) Perl
6 6 (8.33%) Python
7 5 (6.94%) Apex Code
7 5 (6.94%) Java 8
8 3 (4.17%) COBOL
8 3 (4.17%) ES6
8 3 (4.17%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.78%) ES7
9 2 (2.78%) ES8
10 1 (1.39%) C
10 1 (1.39%) Scala
10 1 (1.39%) VB
10 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.39%) VBA
10 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.39%) Ansible
2 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (11.11%) WSO2
2 5 (6.94%) MuleSoft
2 5 (6.94%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.17%) ATG
4 3 (4.17%) Demandware
4 3 (4.17%) Fujitsu
4 3 (4.17%) hybris
4 3 (4.17%) Micro Focus
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.78%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Xamarin