The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 110 97 106
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.67% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.71% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 3
Median daily rate £360 £283 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.43% +2.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 7
Median hourly rate £34.25 £31.47 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.83% -7.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.13 £31.44 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.55 £34.74 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +0.95%
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
2655 2389 2205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.32% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1322 1231
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 119 182
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.80 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.96% -10.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 6 December 2016.

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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 12 £360 +100.00% 7
Solihull - 10 - - 2
Warwickshire -2 4 £285 - 4
Shropshire -2 1 - - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £338 - 2
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 87 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (36.78%) SQL
4 28 (32.18%) Security Cleared
5 27 (31.03%) C#
6 26 (29.89%) C++
7 24 (27.59%) UML
8 23 (26.44%) XML
9 22 (25.29%) .NET
10 21 (24.14%) Java
10 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
11 20 (22.99%) C
11 20 (22.99%) SC Cleared
12 19 (21.84%) Visual Studio
12 19 (21.84%) HTML
13 18 (20.69%) CSS
13 18 (20.69%) SOAP
14 15 (17.24%) Linux
14 15 (17.24%) Multithreading
15 14 (16.09%) Scala
15 14 (16.09%) Open Source
15 14 (16.09%) MongoDB
15 14 (16.09%) DevOps
15 14 (16.09%) Unix
15 14 (16.09%) Degree
15 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
16 13 (14.94%) Play Framework
17 12 (13.79%) jQuery
17 12 (13.79%) JSON
17 12 (13.79%) MVC

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (11.49%) NServiceBus
2 9 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.75%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (4.60%) Apache
4 4 (4.60%) JBoss
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Pig
5 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.60%) Google App Engine
2 4 (4.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) Broadband
2 8 (9.20%) SNMP
3 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.75%) Ethernet
5 3 (3.45%) IPv4
6 2 (2.30%) Multicast
7 1 (1.15%) Internet
7 1 (1.15%) Intranet
7 1 (1.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.09%) MongoDB
2 12 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 11 (12.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.30%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.30%) HBase
4 2 (2.30%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (21.84%) Visual Studio
2 10 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.34%) Selenium
4 6 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.90%) IntelliJ
5 5 (5.75%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.60%) JUnit
7 3 (3.45%) ClearCase
7 3 (3.45%) CppUnit
8 2 (2.30%) Automake
8 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
8 2 (2.30%) JIRA
8 2 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (1.15%) NetBeans
9 1 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (1.15%) Subversion
9 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (12.64%) Automotive
2 10 (11.49%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.15%) Avionics
4 1 (1.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.44%) XML
2 22 (25.29%) .NET
3 19 (21.84%) HTML
4 18 (20.69%) CSS
4 18 (20.69%) SOAP
5 13 (14.94%) Play Framework
6 12 (13.79%) jQuery
6 12 (13.79%) JSON
7 11 (12.64%) WCF
8 10 (11.49%) KnockoutJS
8 10 (11.49%) StructureMap
9 9 (10.34%) .NET Framework
9 9 (10.34%) REST
10 8 (9.20%) Hibernate
10 8 (9.20%) J2EE
10 8 (9.20%) J2SE
10 8 (9.20%) Spring
11 7 (8.05%) HTML5
12 5 (5.75%) OpenGL
12 5 (5.75%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.20%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.30%) Telematics
4 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.15%) Physics
4 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Linux
2 14 (16.09%) Unix
3 6 (6.90%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (4.60%) Android
4 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.60%) Windows
5 3 (3.45%) VxWorks
6 2 (2.30%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 40 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (27.59%) UML
4 15 (17.24%) Multithreading
5 14 (16.09%) DevOps
5 14 (16.09%) Open Source
6 12 (13.79%) MVC
7 10 (11.49%) Microservices
8 9 (10.34%) V-Model
8 9 (10.34%) Waterfall
9 8 (9.20%) OO
10 7 (8.05%) Scrum
11 4 (4.60%) Embedded Software Development
12 3 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
13 2 (2.30%) Analytics
13 2 (2.30%) Data Analytics
13 2 (2.30%) MapReduce
13 2 (2.30%) Process Improvement
13 2 (2.30%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.78%) SQL
2 27 (31.03%) C#
3 26 (29.89%) C++
4 21 (24.14%) Java
5 20 (22.99%) C
6 14 (16.09%) Scala
7 11 (12.64%) PowerShell
8 9 (10.34%) JavaScript
9 8 (9.20%) Embedded C
10 5 (5.75%) Python
11 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.30%) MATLAB
12 2 (2.30%) PHP
12 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.30%) R
12 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.15%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 28 (32.18%) Security Cleared
2 20 (22.99%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.09%) Degree
4 2 (2.30%) PhD
5 1 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.49%) MISRA
2 6 (6.90%) QA
3 3 (3.45%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.15%) DO-178B
System Software
1 10 (11.49%) Docker
2 3 (3.45%) iptables
2 3 (3.45%) OpenSSH
3 2 (2.30%) Firmware
3 2 (2.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) webMethods
3 4 (4.60%) Adobe
3 4 (4.60%) Google
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle
5 2 (2.30%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.30%) Informatica
5 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
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