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 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 60 40 37
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.60% 2.97% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 4.63% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
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£348 £288 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -47.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
600 389 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.43% 64.09% 69.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 223 193
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 18
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.57 £9.12 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Automotive
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (16.67%) VBScript
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) German Language
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (8.33%) REST

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (8.33%) WinCC
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
1 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) German Language
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Programmer
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Head of Development
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Head of Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) C# Programmer
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Developer
5 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Head of Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (8.33%) WPF
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) PhoneGap
3 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (8.33%) SCADA
1 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
4 2 (16.67%) VBA
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (8.33%) C
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) VC++
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Siemens
2 1 (8.33%) Twitter
2 1 (8.33%) Talend
2 1 (8.33%) Allen-Bradley
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle