Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Worcestershire during the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Developer
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 16 13 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 13.56% 15.66% 21.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.81% 15.66% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 20
Worcestershire median daily rate £363 £325 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +5.69% -31.67%
10th Percentile £296 £225 £213
90th Percentile £438 £388 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Worcestershire median hourly rate £43.75 - £41.50
10th Percentile £41.63 - £40.75
90th Percentile £44.88 - £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £49.75 £31.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +57.94% +43.18% +25.71%

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 108 83 126
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.53% 100.00% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 87
Worcestershire median daily rate £425 £240 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.08% -25.00% -14.67%
10th Percentile £200 £135 £110
90th Percentile £488 £388 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 11
Worcestershire median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +14.81% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.85 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £51.50 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -11.76%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Worcestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Worcestershire over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 December 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
Worcester +6 9 £375 +20.00% 16
Malvern - 5 £325 - 13
Bromsgrove -2 1 £363 +190.00% 2
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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 11 (68.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) OpenGL
3 6 (37.50%) Aerospace
3 6 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (37.50%) Ember.js
4 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) Games
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) J2EE
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (18.75%) Game Development
6 2 (12.50%) Java 8
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) SMS
6 2 (12.50%) JUnit
7 1 (6.25%) XAML
7 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
7 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
7 1 (6.25%) Law
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (6.25%) C++
7 1 (6.25%) Spring

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 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Moq
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Aerospace
2 3 (18.75%) Games
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Ember.js
1 6 (37.50%) OpenGL
2 3 (18.75%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Game Development
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) OO
4 2 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.25%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) Java 8
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (6.25%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Xamarin