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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 113 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 15 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.96% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.04% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
Average daily rate £460 £538 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.41% +65.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +0.66%
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
2395 2017 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.44% 92.48% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1123 1028
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 178 138
Average hourly rate £14.10 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.03% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire -11 8 £460 -14.41%
Worcestershire +8 3 £400 - 6
Coventry - 1 £375 - 4
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 41 (97.62%) Software Engineering
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) SQL
4 11 (26.19%) C
4 11 (26.19%) C#
4 11 (26.19%) C++
4 11 (26.19%) Automotive
5 10 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (23.81%) MS Office
5 10 (23.81%) Linux
5 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
6 8 (19.05%) Unix
7 7 (16.67%) Java
7 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 6 (14.29%) Software Architecture
8 6 (14.29%) HTML
8 6 (14.29%) .NET
8 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 6 (14.29%) ISO 9001
8 6 (14.29%) TickIT
9 5 (11.90%) Change Management
9 5 (11.90%) Electronics
9 5 (11.90%) Validation
9 5 (11.90%) Degree
9 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.90%) MATLAB
9 5 (11.90%) Simulink
9 5 (11.90%) Project Management
9 5 (11.90%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 3 (7.14%) Confluence
1 3 (7.14%) JBoss
1 3 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.38%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
1 10 (23.81%) MS Office
1 10 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (11.90%) Simulink
3 4 (9.52%) Stateflow
3 4 (9.52%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.52%) HTTP
2 4 (9.52%) SSL
3 3 (7.14%) FlexRay
4 2 (4.76%) GPRS
4 2 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (2.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
3 3 (7.14%) Pentaho
3 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) HBase
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 3 (7.14%) IntelliJ
2 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) JUnit
2 3 (7.14%) PVCS
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.38%) CANoe
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (26.19%) Automotive
2 5 (11.90%) Electronics
3 3 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
1 6 (14.29%) HTML
2 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 4 (9.52%) CSS
2 4 (9.52%) J2EE
2 4 (9.52%) JSON
2 4 (9.52%) REST
3 3 (7.14%) EJB
3 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
3 3 (7.14%) HTML5
3 3 (7.14%) J2SE
3 3 (7.14%) jQuery
3 3 (7.14%) Play Framework
3 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) Spring
3 3 (7.14%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.38%) Qt
5 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) CAN bus
2 3 (7.14%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (4.76%) Handset
4 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.38%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.38%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Linux
2 8 (19.05%) Unix
3 4 (9.52%) Windows
4 3 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Android
5 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (97.62%) Software Engineering
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 6 (14.29%) Software Architecture
5 5 (11.90%) Change Management
5 5 (11.90%) High Availability
5 5 (11.90%) Open Source
5 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 5 (11.90%) UML
5 5 (11.90%) Validation
5 5 (11.90%) V-Model
5 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.52%) DevOps
6 4 (9.52%) Factor Analysis
6 4 (9.52%) Scrum
6 4 (9.52%) SDLC
6 4 (9.52%) SysML
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) C
2 11 (26.19%) C#
2 11 (26.19%) C++
3 7 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) MATLAB
5 4 (9.52%) Scala
6 3 (7.14%) Embedded C
6 3 (7.14%) Embedded C++
6 3 (7.14%) Haskell
7 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.76%) PHP
7 2 (4.76%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.38%) VB
8 1 (2.38%) VB6
8 1 (2.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 6 (14.29%) TickIT
2 4 (9.52%) MISRA
3 3 (7.14%) ISO26262
4 2 (4.76%) IEC 61508
5 1 (2.38%) DO-178B
5 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
5 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.38%) Firmware
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) Adobe
1 3 (7.14%) Cloudera
1 3 (7.14%) Informatica
1 3 (7.14%) MathWorks
1 3 (7.14%) webMethods
2 2 (4.76%) IBM
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Concur
3 1 (2.38%) Fujitsu
3 1 (2.38%) NEC
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle
3 1 (2.38%) Pega
3 1 (2.38%) PTC
3 1 (2.38%) VMware
West Midlands
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