The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 38 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 28 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.66% 1.12% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.77% 1.47% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 1
Median daily rate £360 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Software Engineering
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
587 544 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 76.63% 76.40% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 348 320
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.59 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 21 (58.33%) UML
2 16 (44.44%) .NET
3 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (41.67%) Degree
3 15 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 14 (38.89%) SQL
4 14 (38.89%) C#
4 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
6 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
6 11 (30.56%) C++
6 11 (30.56%) Visual Studio
6 11 (30.56%) V-Model
6 11 (30.56%) Waterfall
6 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
7 10 (27.78%) Multithreading
8 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 5 (13.89%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (13.89%) Presales
10 4 (11.11%) Cisco
10 4 (11.11%) Java
10 4 (11.11%) ETL
10 4 (11.11%) CCNA
10 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (8.33%) PMP
11 3 (8.33%) PMI Certification
11 3 (8.33%) Juniper
11 3 (8.33%) OO
11 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (2.78%) HTTP
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.56%) OLTP
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.56%) MSBuild
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (5.56%) Automotive
2 1 (2.78%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.78%) Electronics
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Software Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) .NET Team Leader
2 11 (30.56%) C++ Software Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Software Team Leader
2 11 (30.56%) Team Leader
3 9 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
4 8 (22.22%) Developer
5 5 (13.89%) .NET Developer
5 5 (13.89%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (13.89%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Real Time Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) .NET
2 11 (30.56%) .NET Framework
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.56%) JRules
4 2 (5.56%) OpenGL
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) WCF
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Computer Science
2 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (13.89%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) UML
2 15 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (30.56%) V-Model
3 11 (30.56%) Waterfall
4 10 (27.78%) Multithreading
5 5 (13.89%) Presales
6 4 (11.11%) ETL
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL
7 3 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 3 (8.33%) OO
7 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) BDD
8 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.56%) High Availability
8 2 (5.56%) Logistics
8 2 (5.56%) Migration
8 2 (5.56%) Process Management
8 2 (5.56%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) C#
1 14 (38.89%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) C++
3 4 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Degree
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) CCNA
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 3 (8.33%) PMP
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) MISRA
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) MOM
1 2 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.33%) F5
3 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 3 (8.33%) Juniper
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) ILOG
5 1 (2.78%) ForgeRock
5 1 (2.78%) MuleSoft