Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Software Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 166 151
Rank change year-on-year +32 -15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 44 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.00% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.77% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 24
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £275 £243 £288
90th Percentile £538 £460 £464
England median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.25 £36.50 £29.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.90% +25.25% +5.97%
10th Percentile £27.50 £34.85 £26.47
90th Percentile £39.88 £38.15 £31.07
England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.38 £37.50
% change year-on-year -5.60% +13.00% -1.32%

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 4182 5706 4839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.72% 95.24% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2625 3327 2833
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £210
90th Percentile £538 £538 £519
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 178 322
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.18 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in the West Midlands

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Developer in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in the West Midlands

Software 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 Software Developer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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
Warwickshire +16 10 £300 -11.11% 6
Staffordshire +7 8 £315 -10.00% 5
Birmingham +12 6 £413 +10.00% 6
Shropshire +20 3 £343 -23.72%
Coventry +14 3 £350 +21.74% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £285 - 1
Solihull +14 1 - -
Worcestershire +14 1 - - 2
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 24 (54.55%) C#
2 23 (52.27%) .NET
3 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
4 20 (45.45%) CSS
5 19 (43.18%) HTML
5 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (38.64%) MVC
7 16 (36.36%) SQL
7 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
9 12 (27.27%) jQuery
10 10 (22.73%) TDD
11 9 (20.45%) Java
12 8 (18.18%) Web Services
12 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
13 7 (15.91%) Degree
13 7 (15.91%) Web Development
13 7 (15.91%) Windows
13 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
13 7 (15.91%) VB.NET
13 7 (15.91%) BDD
14 6 (13.64%) MySQL
14 6 (13.64%) Automotive
14 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
14 6 (13.64%) Internet
14 6 (13.64%) JSON
15 5 (11.36%) Ajax
15 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
15 5 (11.36%) Scala
15 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2000

Software 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 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) DNN
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) GlassFish
2 1 (2.27%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.27%) WildFly
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) PaaS
1 1 (2.27%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Internet
2 5 (11.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) MySQL
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.27%) Big Data
7 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
7 1 (2.27%) DB2
7 1 (2.27%) DTS
7 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.27%) MS Access
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.27%) QlikView
7 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) Subversion
3 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) Hudson
5 1 (2.27%) JBehave
5 1 (2.27%) JIRA
5 1 (2.27%) JUnit
5 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.27%) Mocha
5 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.27%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.27%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (13.64%) Automotive
2 4 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Dutch Language
3 1 (2.27%) Local Government
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (52.27%) .NET
2 20 (45.45%) CSS
3 19 (43.18%) HTML
4 14 (31.82%) ASP.NET
5 12 (27.27%) jQuery
6 8 (18.18%) Web Services
7 6 (13.64%) JSON
8 5 (11.36%) Ajax
8 5 (11.36%) Classic ASP
8 5 (11.36%) HTML5
8 5 (11.36%) Razor View Engine
9 4 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (9.09%) Node.js
9 4 (9.09%) Spring
9 4 (9.09%) WinForms
9 4 (9.09%) WPF
9 4 (9.09%) XSLT
10 3 (6.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (2.27%) Infotainment
3 1 (2.27%) Internet of Things
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) Android
3 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (38.64%) MVC
3 10 (22.73%) TDD
4 7 (15.91%) BDD
4 7 (15.91%) Web Development
5 5 (11.36%) SDLC
5 5 (11.36%) SOA
6 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 4 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) OOA/OOD
7 3 (6.82%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.55%) Change Management
8 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.55%) OO
8 2 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) C#
2 21 (47.73%) JavaScript
3 16 (36.36%) SQL
4 9 (20.45%) Java
5 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
5 7 (15.91%) VB.NET
6 5 (11.36%) Scala
6 5 (11.36%) TypeScript
7 4 (9.09%) PHP
8 2 (4.55%) Python
9 1 (2.27%) Apex Code
9 1 (2.27%) C
9 1 (2.27%) C++
9 1 (2.27%) ES6
9 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) MuleSoft
2 4 (9.09%) WSO2
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Mapbox
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) VMware