The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 38 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.28% 0.99% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.08% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.80% -6.00%
Software Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
310 279 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 87.82% 91.78% 91.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 114 138
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 28
Average hourly rate £22.69 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.52% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.32 £37.80 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Coventry region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Coventry region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) Automotive
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Intranet
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
5 1 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VBScript
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) AOP
5 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) CMS

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) Spring.NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (14.29%) NHibernate
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
4 1 (14.29%) Classic ASP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) UML
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) AOP
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) IBM