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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 58 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 6 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.80% 1.99% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.85% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
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£290 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £34.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
484 456 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.88% 69.94% 67.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 304 226
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £34.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £11.70 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.25 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (41.67%) UML
2 5 (41.67%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
3 4 (33.33%) TRIRIGA
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Automotive
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) QA
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (8.33%) TargetLink
1 1 (8.33%) Simulink
1 1 (8.33%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (8.33%) WebSpeed
General
1 2 (16.67%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Integration Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Technical Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) CAN bus
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Waterfall
2 5 (41.67%) UML
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Analytics
4 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Progress
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