The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank - - 26
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 0 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - - 3.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 5.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
76 76 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 66.67% 66.09% 67.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 68
Average daily rate £320 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% +58.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - - - - 1
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Rugeley - - - -
Stafford - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 3
Software Engineering
West Midlands

Software Engineering
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Back Office
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) WinForms
3 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) ActionScript
4 1 (16.67%) Flash
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) VB6
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Flex
4 1 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) Development Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Team Leader
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Flash ActionScript Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Flash Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (16.67%) VB Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) WinForms
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Flex
3 1 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB6
3 1 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft