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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 111 92 62
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 15 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.71% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.77% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Average daily rate
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£506 £125 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+305.00% -53.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £125 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £33.55 £27.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -17.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £28.75 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Software Engineer
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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
2295 1945 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.27% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 1021 1069
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 144 148
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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
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 September 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 -11 5 £513 - 2
Worcestershire -6 2 - - 2
Birmingham -4 1 - - 2
Coventry -7 1 - - 5
Dudley - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 29 (93.55%) Software Engineering
2 14 (45.16%) Automotive
3 9 (29.03%) UML
4 8 (25.81%) C
4 8 (25.81%) Rational Rhapsody
5 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
6 6 (19.35%) HTML
6 6 (19.35%) CSS
6 6 (19.35%) Embedded C
6 6 (19.35%) Degree
6 6 (19.35%) CAN bus
7 5 (16.13%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (16.13%) jQuery
7 5 (16.13%) MATLAB
7 5 (16.13%) Simulink
7 5 (16.13%) IBM
7 5 (16.13%) Validation
8 4 (12.90%) MySQL
8 4 (12.90%) Java
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) .NET
8 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
9 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
9 3 (9.68%) C#
9 3 (9.68%) UNIX
9 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) OpenEdge
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Simulink
2 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.23%) SQLite
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.23%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (16.13%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.23%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.23%) WebSpeed
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (45.16%) Automotive
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) HTML
1 6 (19.35%) CSS
2 5 (16.13%) jQuery
3 4 (12.90%) .NET
4 3 (9.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 3 (9.68%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (9.68%) HTML5
5 2 (6.45%) CSS3
5 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.45%) JSON
5 2 (6.45%) WCF
6 1 (3.23%) Ajax
6 1 (3.23%) NHibernate
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.23%) WPF
6 1 (3.23%) LINQ
6 1 (3.23%) Spring.NET
6 1 (3.23%) Ext JS
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) CAN bus
2 2 (6.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.23%) SCADA
3 1 (3.23%) Mechatronics
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (3.23%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) Software Engineering
2 9 (29.03%) UML
3 5 (16.13%) Validation
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (9.68%) Six Sigma
5 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) MVC
6 2 (6.45%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Logistics
7 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.23%) SysML
7 1 (3.23%) AOP
7 1 (3.23%) Business Development
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Web Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) C
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 6 (19.35%) Embedded C
4 5 (16.13%) MATLAB
5 4 (12.90%) Java
5 4 (12.90%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) C#
7 2 (6.45%) PHP
7 2 (6.45%) C++
7 2 (6.45%) VB
8 1 (3.23%) VB6
8 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.23%) VBA
8 1 (3.23%) VBScript
8 1 (3.23%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) SAP
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Progress
2 1 (3.23%) SolidWorks
2 1 (3.23%) Siemens
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