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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 92 87 110
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 57 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.23% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.31% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 4
Median daily rate £360 £300 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £285 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £358 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 4
Median hourly rate £39.20 £31.44 £34.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.68% -8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £31.44 £32.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £33.55 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
3076 2369 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.31% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1356 1231
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 148 174
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.14 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.92 £34.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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
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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +14 21 £360 +15.20% 6
Warwickshire -8 9 £285 -21.37% 3
Shropshire - 8 £415 -
Solihull +2 3 - -
Coventry -12 3 £325 - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £338 - 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 97 (97.98%) Software Engineering
2 51 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (39.39%) Java
4 35 (35.35%) SQL
5 33 (33.33%) Linux
6 31 (31.31%) Unix
6 31 (31.31%) Scala
6 31 (31.31%) DevOps
7 30 (30.30%) Open Source
7 30 (30.30%) MongoDB
8 28 (28.28%) C++
9 27 (27.27%) Play Framework
10 25 (25.25%) JSON
10 25 (25.25%) XML
11 24 (24.24%) UML
11 24 (24.24%) Puppet
11 24 (24.24%) Docker
11 24 (24.24%) Microservices
12 22 (22.22%) C
12 22 (22.22%) J2EE
13 21 (21.21%) WebLogic
13 21 (21.21%) REST
14 20 (20.20%) Selenium
14 20 (20.20%) SC Cleared
14 20 (20.20%) Security Cleared
14 20 (20.20%) SOAP
14 20 (20.20%) J2SE
14 20 (20.20%) webMethods
14 20 (20.20%) Spring
15 18 (18.18%) Hibernate

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 21 (21.21%) WebLogic
2 13 (13.13%) WebLogic Portal
3 8 (8.08%) Apache
3 8 (8.08%) JBoss
4 2 (2.02%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.02%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.01%) nginx
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.01%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.12%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (10.10%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.10%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (10.10%) Google App Engine
2 10 (10.10%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.02%) SaaS
4 1 (1.01%) GitHub
4 1 (1.01%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) SNMP
2 10 (10.10%) Ethernet
2 10 (10.10%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.06%) IPv4
4 4 (4.04%) Multicast
5 2 (2.02%) HTTP
5 2 (2.02%) SSL
6 1 (1.01%) Internet
6 1 (1.01%) Intranet
6 1 (1.01%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.30%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.02%) Apache Hive
2 2 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.02%) HBase
2 2 (2.02%) Pentaho
2 2 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (20.20%) Selenium
2 11 (11.11%) IntelliJ
3 9 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 9 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 8 (8.08%) JUnit
5 6 (6.06%) ClearCase
5 6 (6.06%) CppUnit
6 4 (4.04%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (2.02%) Automake
7 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.02%) JIRA
7 2 (2.02%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.01%) Gatling
8 1 (1.01%) Grunt
8 1 (1.01%) gulp
8 1 (1.01%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.01%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.01%) Sublime Text
General
1 11 (11.11%) Automotive
2 4 (4.04%) Electronics
3 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.01%) Avionics
3 1 (1.01%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.27%) Play Framework
2 25 (25.25%) JSON
2 25 (25.25%) XML
3 22 (22.22%) J2EE
4 21 (21.21%) REST
5 20 (20.20%) J2SE
5 20 (20.20%) SOAP
5 20 (20.20%) Spring
6 18 (18.18%) Hibernate
7 13 (13.13%) HTML
8 12 (12.12%) .NET
8 12 (12.12%) CSS
9 10 (10.10%) HTML5
10 9 (9.09%) .NET Framework
11 8 (8.08%) EJB
12 6 (6.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 6 (6.06%) Regular Expression
13 5 (5.05%) OpenGL
13 5 (5.05%) Yocto
14 3 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.02%) Telematics
4 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.01%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.33%) Linux
2 31 (31.31%) Unix
3 7 (7.07%) Windows
4 6 (6.06%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (4.04%) VxWorks
6 3 (3.03%) Android
6 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.02%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.01%) AIX
8 1 (1.01%) Fedora
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (97.98%) Software Engineering
2 51 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (31.31%) DevOps
4 30 (30.30%) Open Source
5 24 (24.24%) Microservices
5 24 (24.24%) UML
6 15 (15.15%) Multithreading
7 12 (12.12%) Scrum
8 9 (9.09%) V-Model
8 9 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 7 (7.07%) OO
10 6 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (4.04%) Embedded Software Development
11 4 (4.04%) TDD
12 3 (3.03%) Analytics
13 2 (2.02%) Android Development
13 2 (2.02%) iOS Development
13 2 (2.02%) SDLC
13 2 (2.02%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (39.39%) Java
2 35 (35.35%) SQL
3 31 (31.31%) Scala
4 28 (28.28%) C++
5 22 (22.22%) C
6 17 (17.17%) C#
7 10 (10.10%) JavaScript
8 6 (6.06%) Python
8 6 (6.06%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.05%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.02%) PHP
10 2 (2.02%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.02%) R
11 1 (1.01%) Groovy
11 1 (1.01%) Haskell
11 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.01%) Perl
11 1 (1.01%) Ruby
11 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (20.20%) SC Cleared
1 20 (20.20%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.13%) Degree
3 2 (2.02%) PhD
4 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) MISRA
2 9 (9.09%) QA
3 3 (3.03%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.01%) DO-178B
System Software
1 24 (24.24%) Docker
2 6 (6.06%) iptables
2 6 (6.06%) OpenSSH
3 2 (2.02%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 24 (24.24%) Puppet
2 1 (1.01%) BladeLogic
2 1 (1.01%) Grafana
2 1 (1.01%) Kibana
2 1 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (20.20%) webMethods
2 11 (11.11%) Google
2 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.10%) Adobe
4 3 (3.03%) Oracle
4 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.02%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.02%) Informatica
6 1 (1.01%) Atlassian
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