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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 54 55 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.85% 0.76% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 0.99% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Median daily rate £360 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.84% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £197 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £333 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.95 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.37%
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
572 506 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.25% 76.78% 71.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 322 307
Median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 21 (55.26%) UML
2 16 (42.11%) C#
2 16 (42.11%) .NET
3 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
5 12 (31.58%) C++
6 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
6 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
6 11 (28.95%) .NET Framework
6 11 (28.95%) Degree
6 11 (28.95%) Computer Science
6 11 (28.95%) V-Model
6 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
6 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
7 10 (26.32%) Multithreading
7 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) C
8 5 (13.16%) Java
8 5 (13.16%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
9 4 (10.53%) ETL
10 3 (7.89%) OO
10 3 (7.89%) Embedded C
10 3 (7.89%) Firmware
10 3 (7.89%) CSS
10 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
10 3 (7.89%) HTML
10 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
10 3 (7.89%) SQL Server

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:

Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) HTTP
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) OLTP
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.26%) MSBuild
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (7.89%) Automotive
1 3 (7.89%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (65.79%) Software Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) .NET Team Leader
2 11 (28.95%) C++ Software Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Software Team Leader
2 11 (28.95%) Team Leader
3 10 (26.32%) Developer
4 9 (23.68%) .NET Software Engineer
4 9 (23.68%) C# Software Engineer
4 9 (23.68%) Lead Software Engineer
5 8 (21.05%) Embedded Engineer
5 8 (21.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
7 5 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Real Time Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Real Time Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) .NET
2 11 (28.95%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.89%) CSS
4 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 2 (5.26%) HTML5
5 2 (5.26%) jQuery
5 2 (5.26%) JRules
5 2 (5.26%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.63%) Android SDK
6 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.63%) DOM
6 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.63%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.63%) Spring
6 1 (2.63%) WCF
6 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (13.16%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.26%) Replication
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) UML
2 15 (39.47%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.95%) V-Model
3 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
4 10 (26.32%) Multithreading
5 4 (10.53%) ETL
6 3 (7.89%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.26%) High Availability
7 2 (5.26%) Logistics
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Presales
7 2 (5.26%) Process Management
7 2 (5.26%) Product Management
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Workflow
8 1 (2.63%) Defect Management
8 1 (2.63%) DevOps
8 1 (2.63%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) SQL
3 12 (31.58%) C++
4 5 (13.16%) C
4 5 (13.16%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) Embedded C
5 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.63%) Ada
7 1 (2.63%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.63%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.63%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Degree
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) MISRA
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) MOM
1 2 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) IBM
2 2 (5.26%) ILOG
3 1 (2.63%) ForgeRock
3 1 (2.63%) MuleSoft