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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 50 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 0.83% 3.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.18% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.69%
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
523 425 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 77.14% 70.25% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 262 245
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £497 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.68 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £26.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (27.78%) MVC
3 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (27.78%) SDLC
4 4 (22.22%) Analytics
4 4 (22.22%) Tableau
4 4 (22.22%) OO
4 4 (22.22%) Retail
4 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) REST
5 3 (16.67%) WCF
5 3 (16.67%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (11.11%) OO PHP
6 2 (11.11%) JPA
6 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (11.11%) BDD
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Extranet
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) CANoe
2 1 (5.56%) Moq
2 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) .NET Developer
3 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Developer
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Tableau Developer
4 3 (16.67%) WCF Developer
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) Web Services
3 3 (16.67%) jQuery
3 3 (16.67%) REST
3 3 (16.67%) WCF
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (11.11%) JPA
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
4 2 (11.11%) Spring
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.56%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) Entity Framework
5 1 (5.56%) Ext JS
5 1 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (5.56%) LAMP
5 1 (5.56%) NHibernate
5 1 (5.56%) Symfony
5 1 (5.56%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) CAN bus
2 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (27.78%) MVC
2 5 (27.78%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) Analytics
3 4 (22.22%) OO
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) OO PHP
5 2 (11.11%) OOP
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Logistics
6 1 (5.56%) OOD
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) SOA
6 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Tableau
2 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) NEC
3 1 (5.56%) Zend