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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 93 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 21 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.22% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.34% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
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£275 £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 13
Average hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.24 £27.50 £27.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.35 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
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
2116 1946 1901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.93% 91.23% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1022 873
Average daily rate £350 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 147 192
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Warwickshire -9 4 - - 2
Birmingham -13 3 £275 - 2
Worcestershire - 3 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £235 - 2
Solihull +4 1 - - 2
Staffordshire +2 1 £275 - 7
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (88.24%) Software Engineering
2 14 (41.18%) Automotive
3 12 (35.29%) Degree
4 10 (29.41%) SQL
5 9 (26.47%) UML
6 8 (23.53%) C
7 7 (20.59%) C++
7 7 (20.59%) .NET
8 6 (17.65%) C#
8 6 (17.65%) Requirements Engineering
8 6 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
9 5 (14.71%) CAN bus
9 5 (14.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 5 (14.71%) Mechatronics
9 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
9 5 (14.71%) Validation
9 5 (14.71%) Six Sigma
9 5 (14.71%) VB.NET
9 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.76%) Linux
10 4 (11.76%) OO
10 4 (11.76%) VBScript
10 4 (11.76%) VB
10 4 (11.76%) HTML
10 4 (11.76%) Java
10 4 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (11.76%) jQuery
11 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
11 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Node.js
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.88%) Simulink
3 1 (2.94%) TargetLink
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.94%) Stateflow
3 1 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) ASN.1
1 2 (5.88%) X.509
1 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.94%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (11.76%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.94%) WebSpeed
3 1 (2.94%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (41.18%) Automotive
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
2 1 (2.94%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) jQuery
3 3 (8.82%) CSS
3 3 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (8.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (5.88%) GTK+
4 2 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (2.94%) iOS SDK
5 1 (2.94%) REST
5 1 (2.94%) CSS3
5 1 (2.94%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (2.94%) UIKit
5 1 (2.94%) Ajax
5 1 (2.94%) Ext JS
5 1 (2.94%) JSON
5 1 (2.94%) J2EE
5 1 (2.94%) DHTML
5 1 (2.94%) SOAP
5 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) CAN bus
1 5 (14.71%) Mechatronics
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Social Media
3 1 (2.94%) Telematics
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (88.24%) Software Engineering
2 9 (26.47%) UML
3 6 (17.65%) Requirements Engineering
4 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
4 5 (14.71%) Validation
4 5 (14.71%) Six Sigma
5 4 (11.76%) OO
5 4 (11.76%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) OOP
6 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.88%) Cyber Security
7 2 (5.88%) Change Management
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) SysML
7 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.94%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.94%) Change Control
8 1 (2.94%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) SQL
2 8 (23.53%) C
3 7 (20.59%) C++
4 6 (17.65%) C#
5 5 (14.71%) VB.NET
6 4 (11.76%) VBScript
6 4 (11.76%) VB
6 4 (11.76%) Java
7 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
7 3 (8.82%) VBA
8 2 (5.88%) MATLAB
8 2 (5.88%) Embedded C
8 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 2 (5.88%) VB6
9 1 (2.94%) PHP
9 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) IBM
2 1 (2.94%) Google
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Progress
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) SolidWorks
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