Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Worcestershire during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Developer
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 11 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 12.79% 22.63% 16.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.94% 24.03% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 31
Worcestershire median daily rate £325 £325 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.73% +64.00%
10th Percentile £203 £213 £219
90th Percentile £398 £429 £600
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Worcestershire median hourly rate - £41.50 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +42.05% +25.71% -36.36%

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 85 129 155
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.84% 94.16% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 89 96
Worcestershire median daily rate £220 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.14% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £138 £115 £183
90th Percentile £428 £495 £498
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 25
Worcestershire median hourly rate £31.50 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -25.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.00 £11.45
90th Percentile £53.00 £42.25 £26.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 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
Worcester -7 7 £313 +13.64% 5
Redditch +2 1 - - 1
Bromsgrove - 1 £125 - 2
Developer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Worcestershire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Web Development
3 4 (36.36%) jQuery
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) PHP
4 3 (27.27%) XML
4 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) HTML5
5 2 (18.18%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) Sass
5 2 (18.18%) Pega
5 2 (18.18%) Magento
5 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
5 2 (18.18%) XSL
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) Google
6 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports

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 (9.09%) Drupal
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) CSS
1 5 (45.45%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) jQuery
3 3 (27.27%) AngularJS
3 3 (27.27%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) CSS3
4 2 (18.18%) HTML5
4 2 (18.18%) Sass
4 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (18.18%) XSL
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) Drush
5 1 (9.09%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Web Development
2 3 (27.27%) Front End Development
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) SDLC
4 1 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
4 1 (9.09%) MVC
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (9.09%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) PHP
4 2 (18.18%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Python
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Pega
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) IFS