The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 94 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 35 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.63% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.43% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £191 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £533 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £27.10 £31.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £30.40 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1802 1442 1521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.92% 67.26% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 764 780
Average daily rate £375 £357 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.96% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 59 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the West Midlands region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the West Midlands region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Coventry -5 11 £225 - 5
Warwickshire -7 7 £513 +36.66% 6
Birmingham -4 5 £350 +16.66% 11
Worcestershire -6 2 - - 6
Solihull - - - - 2
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 4
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 22 (31.88%) .NET
2 17 (24.64%) Automotive
3 16 (23.19%) C#
3 16 (23.19%) SQL
3 16 (23.19%) UML
4 12 (17.39%) C
4 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
5 11 (15.94%) Java
6 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
6 10 (14.49%) Embedded C
6 10 (14.49%) Degree
6 10 (14.49%) Rational Rhapsody
7 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 9 (13.04%) MySQL
8 8 (11.59%) VB.NET
8 8 (11.59%) C++
8 8 (11.59%) HTML
8 8 (11.59%) CSS
8 8 (11.59%) OO
9 7 (10.14%) VB
9 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
9 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.70%) HTML5
10 6 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (8.70%) CAN bus
10 6 (8.70%) Analytics
10 6 (8.70%) jQuery
10 6 (8.70%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) Node.js
2 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.90%) CMS
2 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.45%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 6 (8.70%) Simulink
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.90%) MS Project
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.45%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.04%) MySQL
3 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.35%) DB2
4 3 (4.35%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.45%) SQLite
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.45%) WebSpeed
4 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.45%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.45%) Selenium
4 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.45%) Grunt
4 1 (1.45%) RubyGems
General
1 17 (24.64%) Automotive
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Software Engineer
2 25 (36.23%) Developer
3 9 (13.04%) Programmer
4 8 (11.59%) .NET Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Architect
6 6 (8.70%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Architect
7 5 (7.25%) Software Programmer
8 4 (5.80%) Designer
8 4 (5.80%) Integration Architect
8 4 (5.80%) VB Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) .NET Programmer
9 3 (4.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) .NET Software Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) C# Programmer
10 2 (2.90%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (31.88%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) HTML
2 8 (11.59%) CSS
3 6 (8.70%) HTML5
3 6 (8.70%) jQuery
3 6 (8.70%) WPF
4 5 (7.25%) LINQ
4 5 (7.25%) CSS3
5 4 (5.80%) WCF
6 3 (4.35%) J2EE
7 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (2.90%) WF
7 2 (2.90%) JSON
7 2 (2.90%) WinForms
7 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.45%) SVG
8 1 (1.45%) Flash
8 1 (1.45%) SOAP
8 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) CAN bus
2 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.90%) SCADA
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) DTV
5 1 (1.45%) Open Source
5 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
2 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) UNIX
3 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.45%) Fedora
3 1 (1.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) UML
2 9 (13.04%) Unit Testing
3 8 (11.59%) OO
4 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
5 6 (8.70%) Analytics
5 6 (8.70%) MVC
5 6 (8.70%) Validation
5 6 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 6 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.25%) Data Modelling
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
6 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.25%) Embedded Software Development
7 4 (5.80%) TDD
7 4 (5.80%) Project Management
8 3 (4.35%) Six Sigma
8 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) C#
1 16 (23.19%) SQL
2 12 (17.39%) C
3 11 (15.94%) Java
4 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.49%) Embedded C
5 8 (11.59%) VB.NET
5 8 (11.59%) C++
6 7 (10.14%) VB
7 6 (8.70%) VBScript
7 6 (8.70%) MATLAB
8 5 (7.25%) VBA
9 3 (4.35%) Embedded C++
9 3 (4.35%) PHP
10 2 (2.90%) Perl
11 1 (1.45%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.45%) Ruby
11 1 (1.45%) VB6
11 1 (1.45%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.70%) IBM
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) Sybase
4 3 (4.35%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.90%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.90%) MKS
6 1 (1.45%) Siemens
6 1 (1.45%) Progress
6 1 (1.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) SolidWorks
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