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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 58 50 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 1.67% 4.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 2.51% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
508 438 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 66.41% 66.36% 65.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 289 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £175.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.71% +677.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £112.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
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 29 August 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 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 7 (41.18%) C#
2 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
3 5 (29.41%) WPF
3 5 (29.41%) LINQ
3 5 (29.41%) Analytics
3 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (29.41%) UML
4 4 (23.53%) HTML
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (23.53%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
4 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) CSS3
5 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
5 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Couchbase
5 3 (17.65%) WCF
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) OO
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) OpenEdge
2 1 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) NoSQL
2 3 (17.65%) Couchbase
2 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) WebSpeed
1 1 (5.88%) RubyGems
1 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (5.88%) Grunt
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Software Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Programmer
3 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
4 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Integration Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Software Programmer
4 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (17.65%) C# Programmer
5 3 (17.65%) C# Software Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Software Engineer
5 3 (17.65%) .NET Programmer
6 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
6 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
6 2 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (11.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) WPF
2 5 (29.41%) LINQ
3 4 (23.53%) HTML5
3 4 (23.53%) CSS3
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 3 (17.65%) WCF
4 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 2 (11.76%) WF
6 1 (5.88%) Symfony
6 1 (5.88%) SVG
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (5.88%) Sinatra
6 1 (5.88%) WebGL
6 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.88%) CAN bus
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
1 1 (5.88%) Fedora
1 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
2 5 (29.41%) Analytics
2 5 (29.41%) UML
2 5 (29.41%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
3 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Requirements Management
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Memory Management
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) PHP5
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.76%) ION Trading
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Progress