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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 48 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.78% 0.99% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.41% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 10
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£340 £488 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.25% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £458 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +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
544 497 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.32% 70.30% 69.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 309 253
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 2
Average hourly rate £28.25 £27.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -84.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 6 (31.58%) C++
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (31.58%) TDD
1 6 (31.58%) Subversion
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) BDD
2 5 (26.32%) Games
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) ERP
3 4 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) .NET
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) SaaS
3 4 (21.05%) PaaS
4 3 (15.79%) Lync
4 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.79%) OpenGL
4 3 (15.79%) DirectX
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Python
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
5 2 (10.53%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Automotive

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) SaaS
1 4 (21.05%) PaaS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Subversion
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (5.26%) Moq
2 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Games
3 2 (10.53%) Automotive
3 2 (10.53%) Multimedia
3 2 (10.53%) German Language
4 1 (5.26%) Electronics
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) C++ Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C++ Games Developer
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Head of Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Software Programmer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Head of Development
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) OpenGL
2 3 (15.79%) DirectX
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) NHibernate
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) WCF
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (31.58%) TDD
2 5 (26.32%) BDD
3 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) CRM
3 4 (21.05%) ERP
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) TOGAF
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Game Development
5 1 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Security
5 1 (5.26%) Kanban
5 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Go
4 1 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft