The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 30 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.80% 1.09% 2.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 1.42% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 7
Average daily rate
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£225 - £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
Software Engineering
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Coventry region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
295 212 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 75.06% 77.09% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 70 123
Average daily rate £365 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £216 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 11
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.65 £28.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Automotive
2 5 (27.78%) VBScript
2 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) MySQL
3 4 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) OO
3 4 (22.22%) IBM
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (22.22%) VB
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
3 4 (22.22%) Validation
4 3 (16.67%) VBA
4 3 (16.67%) Sybase
4 3 (16.67%) DB2
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) CSS
5 2 (11.11%) J2EE
5 2 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) CMS
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Cadence

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) DB2
3 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (27.78%) Automotive
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Designer
3 3 (16.67%) Programmer
3 3 (16.67%) VB Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (5.56%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Designer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Designer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) J2EE
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) JSON
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) Classic ASP
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) UML
1 4 (22.22%) OO
1 4 (22.22%) Validation
1 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
1 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Web Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Benchmarking
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) VBScript
3 4 (22.22%) VB
3 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
4 3 (16.67%) VBA
5 2 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.56%) PHP
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) IBM
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) MKS
3 1 (5.56%) Cadence
3 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu