The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 106 82 56
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 1.27% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.39% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 15
Average daily rate
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£275 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £600 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £34.53 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.37% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £30.20 £31.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.31 £34.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2207 1800 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.71% 91.23% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1130 873 985
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 £213 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 129 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Engineer
England

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
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 28 July 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
Coventry -14 4 £275 - 3
Warwickshire - 3 £200 -
Staffordshire - 1 £275 - 6
Birmingham - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (91.43%) Software Engineering
2 14 (40.00%) Automotive
3 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 9 (25.71%) C
4 9 (25.71%) UML
4 9 (25.71%) Rational Rhapsody
5 8 (22.86%) Embedded C
5 8 (22.86%) Degree
6 7 (20.00%) .NET
6 7 (20.00%) CAN bus
7 6 (17.14%) Rational DOORS
7 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.14%) HTML
7 6 (17.14%) MATLAB
7 6 (17.14%) Simulink
8 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 5 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (14.29%) C++
8 5 (14.29%) SQL
8 5 (14.29%) MySQL
8 5 (14.29%) CSS
9 4 (11.43%) VBA
9 4 (11.43%) Perl
9 4 (11.43%) PHP
9 4 (11.43%) Java
9 4 (11.43%) Six Sigma
9 4 (11.43%) Requirements Engineering
9 4 (11.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 4 (11.43%) Embedded Software Development
10 3 (8.57%) Embedded Systems

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
1 2 (5.71%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Simulink
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
3 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.86%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.86%) Intranet
2 1 (2.86%) DDNS
2 1 (2.86%) 4G
2 1 (2.86%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) MySQL
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQLite
5 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.86%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (17.14%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (5.71%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) Selenium
4 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) RubyGems
4 1 (2.86%) Grunt
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (40.00%) Automotive
2 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (17.14%) HTML
3 5 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (8.57%) WPF
4 3 (8.57%) LINQ
4 3 (8.57%) jQuery
4 3 (8.57%) HTML5
5 2 (5.71%) CSS3
5 2 (5.71%) JSON
5 2 (5.71%) WCF
5 2 (5.71%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.71%) SOAP
6 1 (2.86%) Web Services
6 1 (2.86%) XML
6 1 (2.86%) JMS
6 1 (2.86%) SVG
6 1 (2.86%) Cocoa
6 1 (2.86%) Ajax
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.86%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) CAN bus
2 3 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) SCADA
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
4 1 (2.86%) Social Media
4 1 (2.86%) Mechatronics
4 1 (2.86%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
1 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Fedora
2 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.86%) Android
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (91.43%) Software Engineering
2 9 (25.71%) UML
3 4 (11.43%) Six Sigma
3 4 (11.43%) Requirements Engineering
3 4 (11.43%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) Validation
4 3 (8.57%) MVC
5 2 (5.71%) OO
5 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 2 (5.71%) TDD
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) Analytics
6 1 (2.86%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
6 1 (2.86%) Scrum
6 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.86%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (2.86%) Information Architecture
6 1 (2.86%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.71%) C
3 8 (22.86%) Embedded C
4 6 (17.14%) MATLAB
5 5 (14.29%) C#
5 5 (14.29%) C++
5 5 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (11.43%) Perl
6 4 (11.43%) PHP
6 4 (11.43%) Java
6 4 (11.43%) VBA
7 3 (8.57%) Embedded C++
8 2 (5.71%) VB
9 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.86%) VB6
9 1 (2.86%) Ruby
9 1 (2.86%) PHP5
9 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISEB
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Puppet
1 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) IBM
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) ION Trading
3 1 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (2.86%) Green Hills
3 1 (2.86%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.86%) Freescale
3 1 (2.86%) Siemens
3 1 (2.86%) MKS
3 1 (2.86%) SolidWorks
3 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.86%) SAP
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 26 days ago