The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 40 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 18 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.94% 1.95% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% 2.88% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate £288 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.72% +29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
West Midlands

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 13 (40.63%) HTML
3 12 (37.50%) CSS
4 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
4 11 (34.38%) jQuery
5 10 (31.25%) Java
5 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 9 (28.13%) SQL
7 8 (25.00%) Windows
8 7 (21.88%) J2EE
8 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
8 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (21.88%) MVC
8 7 (21.88%) Scrum
8 7 (21.88%) Migration
8 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (18.75%) Data Migration
9 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (18.75%) JMS
9 6 (18.75%) EAI
9 6 (18.75%) SOA
9 6 (18.75%) LDAP
9 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 6 (18.75%) IBM
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (18.75%) DDNS
9 6 (18.75%) Business Objects
9 6 (18.75%) C#
9 6 (18.75%) SOAP

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.13%) Moodle
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) Simulink
1 1 (3.13%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) LDAP
1 6 (18.75%) DDNS
2 3 (9.38%) IPv4
2 3 (9.38%) IPv6
2 3 (9.38%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
1 7 (21.88%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 3 (9.38%) Couchbase
3 3 (9.38%) DB2
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.13%) OLAP
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Maven
2 3 (9.38%) QUnit
2 3 (9.38%) SpecFlow
2 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
2 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.38%) Xcode
3 1 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (3.13%) Grunt
3 1 (3.13%) RubyGems
3 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.13%) Ant
3 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.13%) Electronics
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Automotive
1 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Software Engineer
2 18 (56.25%) Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Programmer
4 8 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
6 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Software Programmer
7 4 (12.50%) .NET Programmer
7 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
7 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (9.38%) iOS Developer
8 3 (9.38%) C# Programmer
8 3 (9.38%) Analyst
8 3 (9.38%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (9.38%) .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (6.25%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 13 (40.63%) HTML
3 12 (37.50%) CSS
4 11 (34.38%) jQuery
5 7 (21.88%) J2EE
6 6 (18.75%) JMS
6 6 (18.75%) SOAP
7 5 (15.63%) LINQ
7 5 (15.63%) WPF
8 4 (12.50%) Spring
8 4 (12.50%) Web Services
8 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 4 (12.50%) HTML5
8 4 (12.50%) CSS3
9 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (9.38%) MooTools
9 3 (9.38%) DOM
9 3 (9.38%) COM+
9 3 (9.38%) DCOM
9 3 (9.38%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) iPhone
1 3 (9.38%) W3C
2 2 (6.25%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.13%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) DTV
3 1 (3.13%) E-Learning
3 1 (3.13%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.25%) Gentoo
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) UNIX
5 1 (3.13%) Fedora
5 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) MVC
1 7 (21.88%) Scrum
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 6 (18.75%) EAI
2 6 (18.75%) SOA
3 5 (15.63%) TDD
4 4 (12.50%) OO
5 3 (9.38%) iOS Development
5 3 (9.38%) BDD
5 3 (9.38%) Kanban
5 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Analytics
7 1 (3.13%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.13%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) JavaScript
2 10 (31.25%) Java
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
4 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 6 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
5 3 (9.38%) Objective-C
6 2 (6.25%) Ruby
6 2 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (3.13%) C
7 1 (3.13%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.13%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) WCAG
2 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) IBM
2 6 (18.75%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.25%) ION Trading
4 1 (3.13%) Autodesk
4 1 (3.13%) SAP
4 1 (3.13%) Alterian