The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 19 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.65% 0.57% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.38% 0.78% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£410 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.26% +5.55%
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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 Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 128 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 78.31% 72.73% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 65
Average daily rate £500 £355 £437
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -18.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £106.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Teradata
3 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) ETL
3 2 (33.33%) SAS
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (33.33%) SPSS
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
3 2 (33.33%) MapReduce
3 2 (33.33%) Tableau

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SPSS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ADSL
1 1 (16.67%) VDSL
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (33.33%) SAP HANA
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XSLT
3 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Device Driver
1 1 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 1 (16.67%) Social Media
1 1 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) UNIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) MapReduce
2 2 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Information Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (16.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (16.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) R
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) yum
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Teradata
1 2 (33.33%) Tableau
2 1 (16.67%) Atmel