The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 62 46 43
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.24% 2.29% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 2.56% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 4
Average daily rate
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- £263 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -52.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Software Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
769 547 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.54% 89.53% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 316 257
Average daily rate £363 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 30
Average hourly rate £13.94 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 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 Software Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Automotive
2 2 (50.00%) German Language
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) jQuery
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) HTML5
3 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) PhoneGap
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (25.00%) Talend
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) FlexRay
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 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 Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FlexRay
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
1 1 (25.00%) JUnit
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (50.00%) Automotive
1 2 (50.00%) German Language
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) jQuery
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) PhoneGap
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Talend