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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 104 100 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 38 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 0.93% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.98% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 6
Median daily rate £415 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £30.60 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.78 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.35 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.87% -
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
2825 2253 2204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.64% 95.43% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1681 1364 1147
Median daily rate £398 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 140 198
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £29.98 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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 -16 19 £415 +45.61%
Coventry -7 4 £388 +31.35% 4
Herefordshire - 4 - - 1
Solihull - 3 - -
Staffordshire +2 1 - -
Worcestershire -8 1 £400 - 4
Warwickshire -9 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 57 (96.61%) Software Engineering
2 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (61.02%) Linux
4 34 (57.63%) Java
5 30 (50.85%) Scala
5 30 (50.85%) DevOps
6 29 (49.15%) MongoDB
6 29 (49.15%) Unix
7 28 (47.46%) Open Source
8 26 (44.07%) SQL
9 24 (40.68%) Play Framework
10 23 (38.98%) J2EE
10 23 (38.98%) JSON
11 22 (37.29%) Puppet
11 22 (37.29%) Microservices
11 22 (37.29%) Docker
12 21 (35.59%) XML
13 20 (33.90%) SOAP
13 20 (33.90%) J2SE
13 20 (33.90%) WebLogic
13 20 (33.90%) webMethods
13 20 (33.90%) Spring
13 20 (33.90%) Selenium
13 20 (33.90%) REST
14 18 (30.51%) Hibernate
15 16 (27.12%) TCP/IP
16 15 (25.42%) C
17 14 (23.73%) Adobe
18 12 (20.34%) SSL
18 12 (20.34%) HTTP

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 20 (33.90%) WebLogic
2 10 (16.95%) Apache
2 10 (16.95%) JBoss
2 10 (16.95%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (5.08%) Confluence
4 1 (1.69%) nginx
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (13.56%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (13.56%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (13.56%) Google App Engine
1 8 (13.56%) Google Cloud Platform
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) SaaS
3 1 (1.69%) GitHub
3 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) TCP/IP
2 12 (20.34%) HTTP
2 12 (20.34%) SSL
3 8 (13.56%) Ethernet
3 8 (13.56%) SNMP
4 3 (5.08%) DHCP
4 3 (5.08%) Firewall
4 3 (5.08%) HTTPS
4 3 (5.08%) Internet
4 3 (5.08%) IPv4
4 3 (5.08%) VPN
4 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.08%) Wireless
4 3 (5.08%) ZigBee
5 2 (3.39%) Multicast
6 1 (1.69%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (49.15%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.08%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.08%) Pentaho
2 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (33.90%) Selenium
2 11 (18.64%) Eclipse
2 11 (18.64%) IntelliJ
3 10 (16.95%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.95%) JUnit
4 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.08%) ClearCase
5 3 (5.08%) CppUnit
5 3 (5.08%) JIRA
5 3 (5.08%) PVCS
5 3 (5.08%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.69%) Ant
7 1 (1.69%) Gatling
7 1 (1.69%) Grunt
7 1 (1.69%) gulp
7 1 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.69%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.69%) Sublime Text
7 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.78%) Electronics
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.68%) Play Framework
2 23 (38.98%) J2EE
2 23 (38.98%) JSON
3 21 (35.59%) XML
4 20 (33.90%) J2SE
4 20 (33.90%) REST
4 20 (33.90%) SOAP
4 20 (33.90%) Spring
5 18 (30.51%) Hibernate
6 11 (18.64%) CSS
6 11 (18.64%) HTML
7 10 (16.95%) EJB
7 10 (16.95%) HTML5
8 3 (5.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (5.08%) Node.js
8 3 (5.08%) Regular Expression
9 2 (3.39%) Ajax
9 2 (3.39%) AngularJS
9 2 (3.39%) Middleware
9 2 (3.39%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.08%) Arduino
2 3 (5.08%) Data Integration
2 3 (5.08%) Home Automation
2 3 (5.08%) Internet of Things
2 3 (5.08%) Raspberry Pi
3 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 36 (61.02%) Linux
2 29 (49.15%) Unix
3 7 (11.86%) Windows
4 5 (8.47%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (5.08%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.69%) Android
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) Fedora
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (96.61%) Software Engineering
2 37 (62.71%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.85%) DevOps
4 28 (47.46%) Open Source
5 22 (37.29%) Microservices
6 12 (20.34%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (18.64%) Scrum
8 10 (16.95%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.78%) SDLC
10 3 (5.08%) ETL
10 3 (5.08%) ETL Development
10 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (5.08%) TDD
10 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
11 2 (3.39%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.39%) Embedded Software Development
11 2 (3.39%) OOD
11 2 (3.39%) OOP
11 2 (3.39%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.39%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 34 (57.63%) Java
2 30 (50.85%) Scala
3 26 (44.07%) SQL
4 15 (25.42%) C
5 11 (18.64%) C#
6 7 (11.86%) Haskell
7 6 (10.17%) C++
7 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.08%) Python
8 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.39%) Perl
9 2 (3.39%) VB
9 2 (3.39%) VB6
10 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.69%) Groovy
10 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
System Software
1 22 (37.29%) Docker
2 3 (5.08%) iptables
2 3 (5.08%) OpenSSH
3 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (37.29%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) Grafana
2 1 (1.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) webMethods
2 14 (23.73%) Adobe
3 9 (15.25%) Google
4 3 (5.08%) Cloudera
4 3 (5.08%) Informatica
5 1 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £1000.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago