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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 111 107 93
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 0.68% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.72% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 10
Median daily rate £415 £306 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.51% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £290 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £384 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £340 £328
% change year-on-year
+13.23% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.73 £30.21 £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £36.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
2695 2364 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.79% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1451 1121
Median daily rate £398 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 148 177
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
Shropshire -20 14 £415 +45.61%
Solihull - 6 - -
Coventry -2 3 £388 +29.16% 6
Staffordshire +7 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -9 1 £400 -
Warwickshire -10 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 48 (97.96%) Software Engineering
2 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (63.27%) Linux
4 28 (57.14%) Java
5 27 (55.10%) Unix
6 24 (48.98%) Scala
6 24 (48.98%) DevOps
6 24 (48.98%) SQL
7 23 (46.94%) MongoDB
8 21 (42.86%) Open Source
8 21 (42.86%) J2EE
9 20 (40.82%) Microservices
9 20 (40.82%) Puppet
9 20 (40.82%) Docker
10 19 (38.78%) Play Framework
10 19 (38.78%) XML
10 19 (38.78%) JSON
11 18 (36.73%) Selenium
11 18 (36.73%) Spring
11 18 (36.73%) SOAP
11 18 (36.73%) J2SE
11 18 (36.73%) WebLogic
11 18 (36.73%) webMethods
11 18 (36.73%) REST
12 16 (32.65%) Hibernate
13 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (24.49%) HTTP
13 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
13 12 (24.49%) SSL
13 12 (24.49%) Adobe

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 18 (36.73%) WebLogic
2 10 (20.41%) Apache
2 10 (20.41%) JBoss
3 8 (16.33%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (6.12%) Confluence
5 1 (2.04%) nginx
5 1 (2.04%) Node.js
5 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.04%) Tornado
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (12.24%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (12.24%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (12.24%) Google App Engine
1 6 (12.24%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) SaaS
3 1 (2.04%) GitHub
3 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) HTTP
1 12 (24.49%) SSL
1 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.12%) DHCP
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
3 3 (6.12%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.12%) Internet
3 3 (6.12%) IPv4
3 3 (6.12%) SNMP
3 3 (6.12%) VPN
3 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.12%) Wireless
3 3 (6.12%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.04%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (46.94%) MongoDB
2 5 (10.20%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.12%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.12%) Pentaho
4 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (36.73%) Selenium
2 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
3 11 (22.45%) IntelliJ
4 10 (20.41%) Eclipse
4 10 (20.41%) JUnit
5 7 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.12%) ClearCase
6 3 (6.12%) CppUnit
6 3 (6.12%) JIRA
6 3 (6.12%) PVCS
6 3 (6.12%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.04%) Ant
8 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.04%) Gatling
8 1 (2.04%) Grunt
8 1 (2.04%) gulp
8 1 (2.04%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (2.04%) Sublime Text
8 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.12%) Electronics
1 3 (6.12%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) J2EE
2 19 (38.78%) JSON
2 19 (38.78%) Play Framework
2 19 (38.78%) XML
3 18 (36.73%) J2SE
3 18 (36.73%) REST
3 18 (36.73%) SOAP
3 18 (36.73%) Spring
4 16 (32.65%) Hibernate
5 12 (24.49%) HTML
6 11 (22.45%) CSS
7 10 (20.41%) EJB
7 10 (20.41%) HTML5
8 3 (6.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (6.12%) Regular Expression
9 2 (4.08%) Middleware
10 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
10 1 (2.04%) jQuery
10 1 (2.04%) Servlets
10 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (6.12%) Arduino
2 3 (6.12%) Data Integration
2 3 (6.12%) Home Automation
2 3 (6.12%) Internet of Things
2 3 (6.12%) Raspberry Pi
3 2 (4.08%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 31 (63.27%) Linux
2 27 (55.10%) Unix
3 8 (16.33%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Fedora
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (97.96%) Software Engineering
2 34 (69.39%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (48.98%) DevOps
4 21 (42.86%) Open Source
5 20 (40.82%) Microservices
6 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (22.45%) Scrum
8 10 (20.41%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.16%) SDLC
10 3 (6.12%) ETL
10 3 (6.12%) ETL Development
10 3 (6.12%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
11 2 (4.08%) OOD
11 2 (4.08%) OOP
11 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.08%) TDD
11 2 (4.08%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) Java
2 24 (48.98%) Scala
2 24 (48.98%) SQL
3 11 (22.45%) C#
4 10 (20.41%) C
5 8 (16.33%) C++
6 7 (14.29%) Haskell
7 5 (10.20%) Python
8 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
9 2 (4.08%) Perl
9 2 (4.08%) VB
9 2 (4.08%) VB6
10 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
10 1 (2.04%) Groovy
10 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
10 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Docker
2 3 (6.12%) iptables
2 3 (6.12%) OpenSSH
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) Puppet
2 1 (2.04%) Grafana
2 1 (2.04%) Kibana
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) webMethods
2 12 (24.49%) Adobe
3 7 (14.29%) Google
4 3 (6.12%) Cloudera
4 3 (6.12%) Informatica
5 1 (2.04%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
West Midlands
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £35 - £37 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £100.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago