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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 65 55 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 1.75% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 2.28% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Median daily rate £420 £340 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -28.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £336 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
668 571 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.96% 76.85% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 380 318
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £19.50 £7.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 10 (58.82%) C#
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 4 (23.53%) CCNA
5 4 (23.53%) WCF
5 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
6 3 (17.65%) Presales
6 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (17.65%) F5
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
6 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) Network Security
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
6 3 (17.65%) UML
6 3 (17.65%) PMP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Drupal
1 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
1 1 (5.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.88%) Extranet
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Moq
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 3 (17.65%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (17.65%) WCF Developer
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Lead C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Lead Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
3 4 (23.53%) WCF
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (5.88%) CSS
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) JPA
6 1 (5.88%) Middleware
6 1 (5.88%) PhoneGap
6 1 (5.88%) REST
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (5.88%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
4 3 (17.65%) Presales
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) V-Model
5 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.76%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Java
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
5 1 (5.88%) Ruby
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) PMI Certification
3 3 (17.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
2 3 (17.65%) F5
2 3 (17.65%) Fortinet
2 3 (17.65%) Juniper
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) ForgeRock
3 1 (5.88%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.88%) VMware