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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 102 90 76
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.11% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.22% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 5
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £200 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £325 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £32.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -0.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £30.40 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £37.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 7 £313 -3.84% 2
Coventry +2 3 £288 -2.12% 3
Staffordshire -8 2 £358 +30.00% 2
Worcestershire +2 1 - - 14
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (85.19%) Software Engineering
2 26 (48.15%) Automotive
2 26 (48.15%) C
3 16 (29.63%) C++
3 16 (29.63%) Degree
4 14 (25.93%) Simulink
4 14 (25.93%) Embedded Software Development
5 13 (24.07%) C#
5 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (22.22%) XML
6 12 (22.22%) MATLAB
7 10 (18.52%) Embedded C
8 9 (16.67%) UML
8 9 (16.67%) Java
8 9 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (14.81%) SQL
10 7 (12.96%) Change Management
10 7 (12.96%) Linux
10 7 (12.96%) Six Sigma
10 7 (12.96%) .NET
10 7 (12.96%) Subversion
10 7 (12.96%) JSON
10 7 (12.96%) QA
10 7 (12.96%) Requirements Engineering
10 7 (12.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.96%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (12.96%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (11.11%) CAN bus
11 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (1.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.85%) MQSeries
1 1 (1.85%) JBoss
1 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Simulink
2 6 (11.11%) TargetLink
3 4 (7.41%) Stateflow
4 3 (5.56%) MS Office
4 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
4 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) FlexRay
2 4 (7.41%) Network Security
2 4 (7.41%) ASN.1
2 4 (7.41%) X.509
3 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.85%) Intranet
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (12.96%) Subversion
2 7 (12.96%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (11.11%) Selenium
3 6 (11.11%) JIRA
4 4 (7.41%) LoadRunner
4 4 (7.41%) IntelliJ
5 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.70%) CANoe
6 2 (3.70%) ClearCase
6 2 (3.70%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.85%) Ant
7 1 (1.85%) JUnit
7 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.85%) VectorCAST
7 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 26 (48.15%) Automotive
2 6 (11.11%) Electronics
3 4 (7.41%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.70%) German Language
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) XML
2 7 (12.96%) .NET
2 7 (12.96%) JSON
3 5 (9.26%) HTML
4 4 (7.41%) Play Framework
4 4 (7.41%) Entity Framework
4 4 (7.41%) GTK+
4 4 (7.41%) WCF
4 4 (7.41%) WPF
4 4 (7.41%) LINQ
4 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
4 4 (7.41%) WinForms
4 4 (7.41%) CSS
5 3 (5.56%) jQuery
6 2 (3.70%) HTML5
6 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.85%) Web Services
7 1 (1.85%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.85%) MFC
7 1 (1.85%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (11.11%) CAN bus
2 6 (11.11%) Mechatronics
3 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
4 4 (7.41%) PKI
4 4 (7.41%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.70%) Telematics
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 2 (3.70%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (85.19%) Software Engineering
2 14 (25.93%) Embedded Software Development
3 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.67%) UML
5 7 (12.96%) Change Management
5 7 (12.96%) Six Sigma
5 7 (12.96%) Requirements Engineering
6 6 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 6 (11.11%) Validation
6 6 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.26%) Project Management
7 5 (9.26%) Scrum
7 5 (9.26%) Performance Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Software Delivery
8 4 (7.41%) Cyber Security
8 4 (7.41%) Test Planning
8 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.41%) TDD
8 4 (7.41%) OO
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) C
2 16 (29.63%) C++
3 13 (24.07%) C#
4 12 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 10 (18.52%) Embedded C
6 9 (16.67%) Java
7 8 (14.81%) SQL
8 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
9 4 (7.41%) Scala
9 4 (7.41%) VBScript
9 4 (7.41%) JavaScript
10 3 (5.56%) VC++
11 2 (3.70%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.85%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.85%) Python
12 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (29.63%) Degree
2 7 (12.96%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
2 1 (1.85%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) MathWorks
2 2 (3.70%) Perforce
3 1 (1.85%) HP
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.85%) MKS
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle
3 1 (1.85%) Green Hills
3 1 (1.85%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.85%) Talend
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Worcestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £32 - £37 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago