The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 110 - 109
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% - 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% - 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £440 £313
% change year-on-year
-20.45% +40.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.83 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.10% -3.33%
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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 West 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2310 1907 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.12% 91.82% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 990 1053
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Warwickshire - 2 £550 - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Software Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (62.50%) Automotive
2 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) CAN bus
4 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 3 (37.50%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma
4 3 (37.50%) MATLAB
4 3 (37.50%) Simulink
4 3 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (37.50%) UML
4 3 (37.50%) C
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) PHP
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
6 1 (12.50%) Grunt
6 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
6 1 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (12.50%) UIKit

Senior Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Senior 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 Senior Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Simulink
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQLite
1 1 (12.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (37.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (12.50%) Grunt
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) RubyGems
General
1 5 (62.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) Sinatra
2 1 (12.50%) WebGL
2 1 (12.50%) iOS SDK
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) Backbone.js
2 1 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (12.50%) UIKit
2 1 (12.50%) CSS
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) SVG
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (12.50%) Cocoa
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (37.50%) CAN bus
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Fedora
2 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Requirements Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma
4 1 (12.50%) Process Management
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Memory Management
4 1 (12.50%) OOP
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) MATLAB
1 3 (37.50%) C
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) PHP5
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Google