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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 58 51 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 9 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 1.37% 4.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.95% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 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 £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
494 461 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.34% 69.95% 67.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 314 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £239 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 12
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +821.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 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 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
2 5 (38.46%) UML
2 5 (38.46%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
3 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) TRIRIGA
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (23.08%) Couchbase
4 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
4 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
4 3 (23.08%) CSS3
4 3 (23.08%) LINQ
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) WCF
4 3 (23.08%) WPF
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
4 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) CSS
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Couchbase
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 3 (23.08%) NoSQL
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (7.69%) WebSpeed
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Integration Architect
2 4 (30.77%) Technical Architect
3 3 (23.08%) .NET Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Programmer
4 2 (15.38%) BizTalk Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) HTML5
2 3 (23.08%) CSS3
2 3 (23.08%) LINQ
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) WCF
2 3 (23.08%) WPF
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
3 2 (15.38%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.69%) CAN bus
3 1 (7.69%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
2 5 (38.46%) UML
2 5 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
3 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
4 3 (23.08%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 2 (15.38%) OO
5 2 (15.38%) OOD
5 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
5 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) C
4 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Progress
2 1 (7.69%) SAP