The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 97 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.35% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.49% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 5
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£300 £275 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.12 £31.40 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £38.50 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Software Engineer
England

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
2490 2152 1756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.88% 91.03% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 1111 819
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 141 172
Average hourly rate £16.60 £15.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.73% -16.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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 Software Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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 Software Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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 Software Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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 +11 13 £288 -11.53% 3
Staffordshire -6 5 £300 - 4
Coventry +6 2 £288 - 3
Birmingham -21 2 - - 2
Shropshire -10 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - - 8
Solihull - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 49 (83.05%) Software Engineering
2 26 (44.07%) Automotive
3 23 (38.98%) C
4 17 (28.81%) Degree
5 16 (27.12%) C++
6 15 (25.42%) C#
7 13 (22.03%) SQL
7 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (20.34%) XML
8 12 (20.34%) Simulink
9 11 (18.64%) MATLAB
9 11 (18.64%) .NET
9 11 (18.64%) UML
9 11 (18.64%) Embedded Software Development
10 10 (16.95%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (15.25%) Java
12 8 (13.56%) VBScript
12 8 (13.56%) OO
12 8 (13.56%) Embedded C
12 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
13 7 (11.86%) Mechatronics
13 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
13 7 (11.86%) Requirements Engineering
13 7 (11.86%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (11.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
13 7 (11.86%) Six Sigma
13 7 (11.86%) Linux
13 7 (11.86%) Change Management
13 7 (11.86%) JSON

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.69%) JBoss
1 1 (1.69%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Simulink
2 6 (10.17%) TargetLink
3 4 (6.78%) Stateflow
4 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (5.08%) MS Office
4 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) FlexRay
2 4 (6.78%) X.509
2 4 (6.78%) ASN.1
2 4 (6.78%) Network Security
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
4 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.39%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (16.95%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (11.86%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (10.17%) Subversion
3 6 (10.17%) JIRA
3 6 (10.17%) Selenium
4 4 (6.78%) IntelliJ
4 4 (6.78%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.39%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.39%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.69%) Ant
7 1 (1.69%) JUnit
7 1 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.69%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (44.07%) Automotive
2 5 (8.47%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.39%) German Language
3 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) XML
2 11 (18.64%) .NET
3 7 (11.86%) JSON
4 4 (6.78%) WCF
4 4 (6.78%) WPF
4 4 (6.78%) LINQ
4 4 (6.78%) CSS
4 4 (6.78%) GTK+
4 4 (6.78%) HTML
4 4 (6.78%) WinForms
4 4 (6.78%) Entity Framework
4 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
4 4 (6.78%) Play Framework
5 3 (5.08%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) Spring
6 1 (1.69%) Ajax
6 1 (1.69%) DHTML
6 1 (1.69%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Mechatronics
1 7 (11.86%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (10.17%) CAN bus
3 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.78%) Cryptography
3 4 (6.78%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Telematics
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.69%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (83.05%) Software Engineering
2 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (18.64%) UML
3 11 (18.64%) Embedded Software Development
4 8 (13.56%) OO
4 8 (13.56%) Unit Testing
5 7 (11.86%) Requirements Engineering
5 7 (11.86%) Six Sigma
5 7 (11.86%) Change Management
6 6 (10.17%) Validation
6 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
6 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.47%) Project Management
7 5 (8.47%) Scrum
7 5 (8.47%) Software Delivery
8 4 (6.78%) Cyber Security
8 4 (6.78%) Test Planning
8 4 (6.78%) TDD
8 4 (6.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) C
2 16 (27.12%) C++
3 15 (25.42%) C#
4 13 (22.03%) SQL
5 11 (18.64%) MATLAB
6 9 (15.25%) Java
7 8 (13.56%) VBScript
7 8 (13.56%) Embedded C
8 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
9 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
9 4 (6.78%) Scala
10 3 (5.08%) VBA
10 3 (5.08%) Embedded C++
10 3 (5.08%) VB
10 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
11 2 (3.39%) VB6
11 2 (3.39%) VC++
12 1 (1.69%) Python
12 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (28.81%) Degree
2 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) MathWorks
2 2 (3.39%) Perforce
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) HP
3 1 (1.69%) Talend
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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