Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Worcestershire during the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Developer
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 19 8 1
Rank change year-on-year -11 -7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 19 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 8.05% 11.03% 21.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.00% 11.19% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 18
Worcestershire median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £322 £193 £271
90th Percentile £419 £455 £397
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Worcestershire median hourly rate £42.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £30.66 £25.00
% change year-on-year +46.77% +22.64% +23.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire. 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
Worcestershire
Contract vacancies in Worcestershire with a recognized job title 211 134 88
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.41% 98.53% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 95 63
Worcestershire median daily rate £413 £329 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.38% -6.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £213 £171 £105
90th Percentile £575 £500 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Worcestershire median hourly rate £38.75 £15.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -48.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.05 £13.17
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.75 £44.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £16.75
% change year-on-year -4.48% - +11.67%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Worcestershire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Worcestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Worcestershire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Worcestershire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 24 April 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
Worcester 0 10 £375 +15.38% 17
Malvern - 7 £388 - 6
Bromsgrove -1 1 £363 +190.00% 3
Developer
West Midlands

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 Worcestershire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) UML
4 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) C++
6 3 (15.79%) PHP
6 3 (15.79%) MySQL
6 3 (15.79%) Web Development
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) SaaS
6 3 (15.79%) Docker
7 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (10.53%) QA
7 2 (10.53%) SQL
7 2 (10.53%) .NET
7 2 (10.53%) HTML
7 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (10.53%) CSS
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Data Security
7 2 (10.53%) Law
8 1 (5.26%) Migration
8 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (5.26%) XAML
8 1 (5.26%) Electronics

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) SaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Functions
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) Power BI
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Moq
2 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) CSS
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.26%) ASIC
1 1 (5.26%) CPLD
1 1 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) UML
2 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Web Development
4 2 (10.53%) Data Security
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.26%) Scorecard
5 1 (5.26%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) C#
2 4 (21.05%) C++
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Assembly Language
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
5 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
5 1 (5.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
2 1 (5.26%) Mentor Graphics
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft