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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 86 78 80
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 32 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.36% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.47% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 0
Average daily rate £275 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 14 £263 -52.27% 2
Coventry -7 2 - - 1
Worcestershire +5 1 - - 2
Staffordshire -2 1 - - 2
Warwickshire -2 1 £325 - 1
Dudley - - - -
Tipton - - - -
Walsall - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Shropshire - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (90.57%) Software Engineering
2 16 (30.19%) Automotive
3 15 (28.30%) C++
4 14 (26.42%) C
4 14 (26.42%) Java
4 14 (26.42%) .NET
5 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
5 12 (22.64%) C#
6 11 (20.75%) SQL
7 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
7 10 (18.87%) Windows
7 10 (18.87%) UML
8 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
8 9 (16.98%) Rational Rhapsody
9 8 (15.09%) WPF
9 8 (15.09%) OO
9 8 (15.09%) IBM
10 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (13.21%) JMS
10 7 (13.21%) EAI
10 7 (13.21%) Embedded C
10 7 (13.21%) SOA
10 7 (13.21%) Linux
10 7 (13.21%) SOAP
10 7 (13.21%) HTML
10 7 (13.21%) J2EE
10 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
10 7 (13.21%) Migration
10 7 (13.21%) Degree
10 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (5.66%) IIS
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.89%) Node.js
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Simulink
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) LDAP
1 6 (11.32%) DDNS
2 3 (5.66%) Internet
3 2 (3.77%) IPv4
3 2 (3.77%) IPv6
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.89%) 4G
4 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (9.43%) MySQL
4 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.77%) DB2
5 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.89%) OLAP
6 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (11.32%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (5.66%) Selenium
3 3 (5.66%) FitNesse
3 3 (5.66%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.66%) Xcode
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) RubyGems
4 1 (1.89%) Grunt
4 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.89%) Log4j
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (1.89%) Maven
General
1 16 (30.19%) Automotive
2 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Electronics
4 1 (1.89%) Advertising
4 1 (1.89%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) WPF
3 7 (13.21%) JMS
3 7 (13.21%) SOAP
3 7 (13.21%) HTML
3 7 (13.21%) J2EE
4 4 (7.55%) CSS
4 4 (7.55%) Web Services
4 4 (7.55%) Silverlight
5 3 (5.66%) LINQ
5 3 (5.66%) jQuery
5 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.66%) COM+
5 3 (5.66%) DCOM
6 2 (3.77%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (3.77%) Spring
6 2 (3.77%) WinForms
6 2 (3.77%) X-Windows
6 2 (3.77%) GTK+
6 2 (3.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) CAN bus
2 4 (7.55%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (5.66%) iPhone
3 3 (5.66%) SCADA
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.77%) iPad
5 1 (1.89%) Open Source
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) DTV
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.77%) Gentoo
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Fedora
6 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (90.57%) Software Engineering
2 10 (18.87%) UML
3 8 (15.09%) OO
4 7 (13.21%) EAI
4 7 (13.21%) SOA
4 7 (13.21%) Migration
5 6 (11.32%) Data Migration
6 5 (9.43%) Validation
7 4 (7.55%) Six Sigma
7 4 (7.55%) Requirements Engineering
7 4 (7.55%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (7.55%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.66%) System Testing
8 3 (5.66%) Test Automation
8 3 (5.66%) Agile Testing
8 3 (5.66%) BDD
8 3 (5.66%) User Stories
8 3 (5.66%) iOS Development
8 3 (5.66%) Extreme Programming
8 3 (5.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) C++
2 14 (26.42%) C
2 14 (26.42%) Java
3 12 (22.64%) C#
4 11 (20.75%) SQL
5 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
6 7 (13.21%) Embedded C
7 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
7 6 (11.32%) MATLAB
8 5 (9.43%) VBA
9 4 (7.55%) Perl
10 3 (5.66%) Embedded C++
10 3 (5.66%) Objective-C
11 2 (3.77%) Ruby
11 2 (3.77%) PHP
12 1 (1.89%) PHP5
12 1 (1.89%) VC++
12 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.89%) VBScript
12 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (5.66%) ISEB
3 3 (5.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
1 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.09%) IBM
3 6 (11.32%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.77%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.89%) WSO2
5 1 (1.89%) Freescale
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
5 1 (1.89%) MKS
5 1 (1.89%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
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