Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 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.

Software Developer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 163 138
Rank change year-on-year +13 -25 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 40 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.66% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.69% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 17
West Midlands median daily rate £353 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -9.72% +10.77%
10th Percentile £308 £213 £270
90th Percentile £420 £375 £535
England median daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.27% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.99 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.67% +5.41% +13.95%
10th Percentile £25.63 £36.25 £35.50
90th Percentile £33.55 £41.75 £38.50
England median hourly rate £41.15 £41.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -0.84% +3.75% +6.67%

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 4,456 5,191 4,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.54% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,800 3,111 2,622
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £220 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 230 236
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.85 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.47% -6.76% +4.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.60 £10.42
90th Percentile £47.28 £37.53 £36.88
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 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 +16 16 £320 -1.54% 8
Coventry +13 9 £355 +12.70% 6
Birmingham -1 4 £370 -7.50% 17
Warwickshire +8 3 £410 +26.15% 9
Solihull -3 3 - - 5
Shropshire +8 2 - - 3
Worcestershire -1 1 £325 - 9
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 32 (80.00%) C#
1 32 (80.00%) .NET
2 24 (60.00%) SQL
3 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (37.50%) MVC
5 15 (37.50%) HTML
6 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
7 11 (27.50%) CSS
7 11 (27.50%) HTML5
8 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 10 (25.00%) VB.NET
8 10 (25.00%) Web Services
9 9 (22.50%) Internet
9 9 (22.50%) Web Development
9 9 (22.50%) .NET Framework
9 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
10 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
10 8 (20.00%) jQuery
10 8 (20.00%) TDD
11 7 (17.50%) TypeScript
12 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (15.00%) Back Office
12 6 (15.00%) WinForms
12 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (15.00%) Java
12 6 (15.00%) Degree
13 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (12.50%) SpecFlow

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 1 (2.50%) JBoss
1 1 (2.50%) nginx
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.50%) Umbraco
1 1 (2.50%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics 365
1 3 (7.50%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) 4G
2 1 (2.50%) 5G
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) DTS
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) SpecFlow
2 2 (5.00%) Android Studio
2 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.00%) Xcode
3 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
3 1 (2.50%) NUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (15.00%) Back Office
2 3 (7.50%) Games
3 2 (5.00%) Automotive
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (80.00%) .NET
2 15 (37.50%) HTML
3 11 (27.50%) CSS
3 11 (27.50%) HTML5
4 10 (25.00%) Web Services
5 9 (22.50%) .NET Framework
5 9 (22.50%) AngularJS
6 8 (20.00%) jQuery
7 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET
7 6 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (15.00%) WinForms
8 5 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (10.00%) CSS3
9 4 (10.00%) Entity Framework
9 4 (10.00%) REST
9 4 (10.00%) WCF
10 3 (7.50%) Classic ASP
10 3 (7.50%) Hibernate
10 3 (7.50%) Spring
10 3 (7.50%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.50%) User Experience
1 3 (7.50%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Android
1 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (37.50%) MVC
3 9 (22.50%) Web Development
4 8 (20.00%) TDD
4 8 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (12.50%) BDD
5 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 4 (10.00%) Scrum
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.50%) CRM
7 3 (7.50%) OOP
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
7 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Analysis
7 3 (7.50%) UX Design
8 2 (5.00%) iOS Development
8 2 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 32 (80.00%) C#
2 24 (60.00%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
4 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 10 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 7 (17.50%) TypeScript
6 6 (15.00%) Java
7 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (5.00%) C++
8 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
8 2 (5.00%) VB
9 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Rancher
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.50%) Unisys
2 1 (2.50%) WSO2