The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 23 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.04% 2.78% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 3.03% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Software Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands 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
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
186 165 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 94.90% 91.67% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 84 80
Average daily rate £400 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £37.00 £6.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+469.23% -74.73%
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 the Midlands

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) SOAP
3 2 (40.00%) Automotive
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) UML
3 2 (40.00%) JMS
3 2 (40.00%) HTTP
3 2 (40.00%) WSDL
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) SysML
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (40.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) CAN bus
4 1 (20.00%) Multicast
4 1 (20.00%) Coaching
4 1 (20.00%) SCADA
4 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
4 1 (20.00%) VxWorks
4 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (20.00%) Simulink
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Validation

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) HTTP
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) Multicast
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) JMS
2 2 (40.00%) WSDL
2 2 (40.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) CAN bus
1 1 (20.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) SysML
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (20.00%) MATLAB