The median contractor rate for a Web Developer was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Web Developer
England / West Midlands
Rank 104 92 89
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Web Developer 14 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.61% 1.41% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.48% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 23
Median daily rate £293 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £261 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £338 £313
% change year-on-year -0.74% +8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +56.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £47.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year -12.23% +370.00%  

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 2160 2572 2382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.79% 95.44% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1421 1330
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Web Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Web Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Web Developer in the West Midlands

Web 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 Web Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Web Developer in the West Midlands

Web Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Web Developer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Web Developer in the West Midlands

Web Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Web Developer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Web Developer in the West Midlands

Web 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 Web Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 6 £323 +17.27% 7
Herefordshire - 3 £285 -
Warwickshire -4 2 £369 +22.91% 3
Coventry +3 1 £250 -25.92% 6
Staffordshire -3 1 £375 +15.38% 3
Solihull - 1 £200 - 1
Web Developer
England

Web Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Web 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 Web Developer in the job title.

1 31 (93.94%) Web Development
2 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 22 (66.67%) CSS
4 21 (63.64%) HTML
5 14 (42.42%) .NET
6 13 (39.39%) MVC
7 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (33.33%) C#
8 11 (33.33%) AngularJS
9 10 (30.30%) PHP
10 9 (27.27%) SQL
10 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
10 9 (27.27%) jQuery
11 8 (24.24%) MySQL
12 7 (21.21%) Drupal
12 7 (21.21%) HTML5
12 7 (21.21%) Front End Development
13 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
13 6 (18.18%) Java
13 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
13 6 (18.18%) TDD
14 5 (15.15%) Finance
14 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
14 5 (15.15%) SDLC
15 4 (12.12%) WordPress
15 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
15 4 (12.12%) BDD
15 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
15 4 (12.12%) Windows

Web Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (21.21%) Drupal
2 4 (12.12%) CMS
2 4 (12.12%) WordPress
3 2 (6.06%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Confluence
4 1 (3.03%) DNN
4 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Photoshop
2 2 (6.06%) Fireworks
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) GitHub
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) MySQL
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) gulp
2 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.03%) GitLab
3 1 (3.03%) Grunt
3 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) JIRA
3 1 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (3.03%) Protractor
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (3.03%) webpack
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Games
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (66.67%) CSS
2 21 (63.64%) HTML
3 14 (42.42%) .NET
4 11 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 9 (27.27%) jQuery
6 7 (21.21%) HTML5
7 4 (12.12%) .NET Framework
7 4 (12.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (9.09%) LAMP
8 3 (9.09%) React
9 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (6.06%) Backbone.js
9 2 (6.06%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (6.06%) CSS3
9 2 (6.06%) Laravel
9 2 (6.06%) Node.js
9 2 (6.06%) RESTful
9 2 (6.06%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Android
2 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Web Development
2 13 (39.39%) MVC
3 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Front End Development
5 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 6 (18.18%) TDD
6 5 (15.15%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) BDD
7 4 (12.12%) OO
7 4 (12.12%) OOP
8 3 (9.09%) API Integration
8 3 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
9 2 (6.06%) Content Management
9 2 (6.06%) CRM
9 2 (6.06%) SEO
10 1 (3.03%) Informatics
10 1 (3.03%) Information Management
10 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
10 1 (3.03%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 11 (33.33%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) PHP
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 6 (18.18%) Java
6 4 (12.12%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.06%) Perl
7 2 (6.06%) PHP 7
7 2 (6.06%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.03%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Google
3 1 (3.03%) Zend