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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 96 103 75
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 24 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.76% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.83% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £200 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £328 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.28 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +3.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.98 £29.20 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.62 £37.50 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
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
2238 2165 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.23% 91.16% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1111 741
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 198 122
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 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
Coventry +3 4 £290 +5.45% 7
Staffordshire -1 4 £358 +30.00% 5
Warwickshire +1 3 - - 3
Birmingham -8 3 £375 +7.14% 6
Shropshire - 3 £285 - 1
Worcestershire +8 1 - - 6
Solihull +1 1 - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 44 (83.02%) Software Engineering
2 26 (49.06%) Automotive
3 25 (47.17%) C
4 15 (28.30%) C++
5 14 (26.42%) Simulink
6 13 (24.53%) C#
6 13 (24.53%) Degree
7 12 (22.64%) MATLAB
8 11 (20.75%) XML
8 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (20.75%) Embedded Software Development
9 10 (18.87%) Embedded C
10 9 (16.98%) .NET
10 9 (16.98%) Java
11 8 (15.09%) SQL
11 8 (15.09%) UML
11 8 (15.09%) Subversion
11 8 (15.09%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (15.09%) Embedded Systems
12 7 (13.21%) OO
12 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
13 6 (11.32%) Linux
13 6 (11.32%) TDD
13 6 (11.32%) Validation
13 6 (11.32%) JSON
13 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
13 6 (11.32%) WCF
13 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
13 6 (11.32%) Entity Framework
13 6 (11.32%) TargetLink

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Simulink
2 6 (11.32%) TargetLink
3 5 (9.43%) MS Excel
4 4 (7.55%) MS Office
4 4 (7.55%) Stateflow
4 4 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) FlexRay
2 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.77%) Intranet
3 1 (1.89%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) DSLAM
3 1 (1.89%) X.509
3 1 (1.89%) ASN.1
3 1 (1.89%) VDSL
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Subversion
1 8 (15.09%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (9.43%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) Selenium
3 4 (7.55%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (5.66%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.77%) ClearQuest
5 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.77%) ClearCase
5 2 (3.77%) CANoe
6 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.89%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.89%) Moq
6 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.89%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.89%) VectorCAST
6 1 (1.89%) NUnit
General
1 26 (49.06%) Automotive
2 5 (9.43%) Electronics
3 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.55%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.77%) German Language
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) XML
2 9 (16.98%) .NET
3 6 (11.32%) .NET Framework
3 6 (11.32%) JSON
3 6 (11.32%) WCF
3 6 (11.32%) Entity Framework
4 5 (9.43%) WPF
4 5 (9.43%) LINQ
4 5 (9.43%) HTML
4 5 (9.43%) WinForms
5 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.55%) CSS
6 3 (5.66%) Play Framework
7 2 (3.77%) HTML5
7 2 (3.77%) Ajax
7 2 (3.77%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (3.77%) Web Services
7 2 (3.77%) Classic ASP
7 2 (3.77%) jQuery
8 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (9.43%) Mechatronics
2 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.55%) CAN bus
4 2 (3.77%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.89%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.89%) Telematics
5 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Linux
2 2 (3.77%) VxWorks
2 2 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.89%) UNIX
3 1 (1.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (83.02%) Software Engineering
2 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.75%) Embedded Software Development
3 8 (15.09%) UML
4 7 (13.21%) OO
5 6 (11.32%) TDD
5 6 (11.32%) Validation
5 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.43%) Scrum
7 4 (7.55%) Six Sigma
7 4 (7.55%) Project Management
7 4 (7.55%) Change Management
7 4 (7.55%) Requirements Engineering
7 4 (7.55%) Software Architecture
7 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Software Delivery
8 3 (5.66%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) C
2 15 (28.30%) C++
3 13 (24.53%) C#
4 12 (22.64%) MATLAB
5 10 (18.87%) Embedded C
6 9 (16.98%) Java
7 8 (15.09%) SQL
8 7 (13.21%) T-SQL
9 5 (9.43%) VBScript
10 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
11 3 (5.66%) VC++
11 3 (5.66%) Python
11 3 (5.66%) Scala
12 2 (3.77%) Embedded C++
13 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.89%) Ruby
13 1 (1.89%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.66%) MathWorks
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.77%) Perforce
3 1 (1.89%) Green Hills
3 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.89%) HP
3 1 (1.89%) MKS
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