The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 52 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £432 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
551 487 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.45% 93.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 262 317
Average daily rate £350 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 37
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Senior Software Engineer
West Midlands

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Senior Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Software Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) Business Objects
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) SOAP
3 5 (62.50%) LDAP
3 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (62.50%) JMS
3 5 (62.50%) EAI
3 5 (62.50%) SOA
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) DDNS
3 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
3 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) IPv4
5 2 (25.00%) IPv6
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) COM+

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) LDAP
1 5 (62.50%) DDNS
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) IPv4
2 2 (25.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) RubyGems
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (12.50%) Grunt
General
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) J2EE
1 5 (62.50%) SOAP
1 5 (62.50%) JMS
2 2 (25.00%) COM+
2 2 (25.00%) DCOM
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) SVG
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) DOM
3 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (12.50%) Java SE
3 1 (12.50%) Dojo
3 1 (12.50%) Symfony
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) MooTools
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) CAN bus
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Fedora
2 1 (12.50%) Android
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) EAI
2 5 (62.50%) SOA
2 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) Data Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) UML
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) Process Management
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) MATLAB
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Business Objects
1 5 (62.50%) IBM
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft