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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 48 71 94
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +23
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 108 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.37% 2.18% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 2.79% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 23 12
Median daily rate £360 £350 £284
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +23.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £540 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £31.44 £33.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.22% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.24 £29.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.44 £36.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
2606 1974 1930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.23% 78.09% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1153 1000
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 100 114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.44 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.74% +4.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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 +12 28 £360 +2.85% 13
Shropshire - 27 £430 - 3
Warwickshire -3 14 £338 -5.26% 9
Staffordshire +7 11 £95 -68.33% 7
Coventry -14 7 £380 -36.66% 2
Solihull 0 3 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £338 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £350 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 128 (60.95%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (29.52%) Java
3 59 (28.10%) SQL
4 51 (24.29%) DevOps
5 47 (22.38%) C#
6 46 (21.90%) Security Cleared
7 45 (21.43%) Unix
7 45 (21.43%) Linux
8 44 (20.95%) SC Cleared
9 42 (20.00%) .NET
10 39 (18.57%) Git (software)
10 39 (18.57%) Scala
11 37 (17.62%) Scrum
12 36 (17.14%) Microsoft
13 34 (16.19%) XML
13 34 (16.19%) UML
14 33 (15.71%) Selenium
14 33 (15.71%) Puppet
15 31 (14.76%) MongoDB
15 31 (14.76%) Open Source
15 31 (14.76%) Degree
15 31 (14.76%) HTML
16 30 (14.29%) C++
16 30 (14.29%) JavaScript
16 30 (14.29%) Computer Science
17 29 (13.81%) Visual Studio
18 27 (12.86%) Play Framework
18 27 (12.86%) MS Excel
19 25 (11.90%) JSON
19 25 (11.90%) CSS

Software Engineering
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 (10.00%) Confluence
1 21 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 19 (9.05%) Apache
3 13 (6.19%) WebLogic Portal
4 9 (4.29%) JBoss
4 9 (4.29%) OpenStack
5 8 (3.81%) IIS
6 6 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.95%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.95%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.48%) nginx
Applications
1 27 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.48%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 19 (9.05%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (4.76%) Google App Engine
3 10 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.48%) GitHub
5 1 (0.48%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.19%) SNMP
2 12 (5.71%) Ethernet
3 9 (4.29%) SSL
4 8 (3.81%) IPv4
4 8 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.90%) Firewall
5 4 (1.90%) HTTP
5 4 (1.90%) Internet
6 3 (1.43%) Network Security
7 2 (0.95%) Multicast
8 1 (0.48%) Broadband
8 1 (0.48%) DHCP
8 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.48%) Intranet
8 1 (0.48%) Telnet
8 1 (0.48%) VPN
8 1 (0.48%) WAN
8 1 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.48%) Wireless
8 1 (0.48%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.76%) MongoDB
2 21 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.19%) MySQL
4 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.43%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.43%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.95%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.95%) HBase
7 2 (0.95%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.95%) OLTP
7 2 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.95%) Redis
7 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (18.57%) Git (software)
2 33 (15.71%) Selenium
3 29 (13.81%) Visual Studio
4 23 (10.95%) JIRA
5 20 (9.52%) ClearCase
6 18 (8.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (8.57%) Jenkins
7 17 (8.10%) FishEye
7 17 (8.10%) Sonatype Nexus
8 15 (7.14%) Bitbucket
9 12 (5.71%) PVCS
9 12 (5.71%) Subversion
10 11 (5.24%) ClearQuest
10 11 (5.24%) Eclipse
10 11 (5.24%) GitLab
10 11 (5.24%) IntelliJ
10 11 (5.24%) JIRA Agile
11 9 (4.29%) Vagrant
11 9 (4.29%) WebDriver
12 8 (3.81%) CppUnit
General
1 12 (5.71%) Automotive
2 6 (2.86%) Finance
3 5 (2.38%) Electronics
4 3 (1.43%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.48%) Avionics
6 1 (0.48%) Military
6 1 (0.48%) Retail
6 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 96 (45.71%) Software Engineer
2 81 (38.57%) Developer
3 28 (13.33%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 28 (13.33%) Java Engineer
4 27 (12.86%) Java Developer
5 25 (11.90%) Java Software Engineer
6 24 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (10.48%) Embedded Engineer
7 22 (10.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 22 (10.48%) Java Software Developer
7 22 (10.48%) Lead Developer
7 22 (10.48%) Lead Software Engineer
7 22 (10.48%) Scala Software Engineer
8 19 (9.05%) Java Scala Software Engineer
8 19 (9.05%) Scala Developer
9 18 (8.57%) .NET Team Leader
9 18 (8.57%) Team Leader
10 17 (8.10%) .NET Developer
10 17 (8.10%) Java Scala Developer
11 16 (7.62%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (20.00%) .NET
2 34 (16.19%) XML
3 31 (14.76%) HTML
4 27 (12.86%) Play Framework
5 25 (11.90%) CSS
5 25 (11.90%) JSON
6 22 (10.48%) J2EE
7 21 (10.00%) REST
7 21 (10.00%) Spring
8 20 (9.52%) J2SE
8 20 (9.52%) SOAP
9 19 (9.05%) .NET Framework
10 18 (8.57%) Hibernate
11 17 (8.10%) HTML5
12 14 (6.67%) jQuery
13 12 (5.71%) Web Services
14 10 (4.76%) AngularJS
15 9 (4.29%) ASP.NET
15 9 (4.29%) ELK Stack
15 9 (4.29%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 14 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.38%) e-Learning
5 4 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.95%) Replication
6 2 (0.95%) Telematics
7 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.48%) Arduino
7 1 (0.48%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.48%) Home Automation
7 1 (0.48%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.48%) Physics
7 1 (0.48%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.48%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.43%) Linux
1 45 (21.43%) Unix
2 17 (8.10%) Windows
3 6 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (1.43%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.95%) Android
5 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.95%) Debian
5 2 (0.95%) VxWorks
5 2 (0.95%) Windows CE
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.48%) AIX
6 1 (0.48%) Fedora
6 1 (0.48%) MVS
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (60.95%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.29%) DevOps
3 37 (17.62%) Scrum
4 34 (16.19%) UML
5 31 (14.76%) Open Source
6 24 (11.43%) Microservices
7 23 (10.95%) Waterfall
8 18 (8.57%) V-Model
9 17 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (8.10%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.62%) TDD
11 15 (7.14%) Multithreading
12 14 (6.67%) Coaching
13 13 (6.19%) Automated Testing
13 13 (6.19%) Configuration Management
13 13 (6.19%) User Stories
14 12 (5.71%) People Management
14 12 (5.71%) Performance Management
15 11 (5.24%) MVC
16 10 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (29.52%) Java
2 59 (28.10%) SQL
3 47 (22.38%) C#
4 39 (18.57%) Scala
5 30 (14.29%) C++
5 30 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 25 (11.90%) C
7 18 (8.57%) Shell Script
8 11 (5.24%) Ruby
9 9 (4.29%) Groovy
10 8 (3.81%) Python
11 6 (2.86%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.90%) Perl
12 4 (1.90%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.43%) VB
13 3 (1.43%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.43%) VB6
14 2 (0.95%) PHP
14 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (21.90%) Security Cleared
2 44 (20.95%) SC Cleared
3 31 (14.76%) Degree
4 4 (1.90%) CCNA
4 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.43%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.43%) PMP
6 2 (0.95%) PhD
7 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.71%) QA
2 11 (5.24%) MISRA
3 3 (1.43%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.95%) WAI
5 1 (0.48%) DO-178B
System Software
1 24 (11.43%) Docker
2 8 (3.81%) iptables
2 8 (3.81%) OpenSSH
3 2 (0.95%) HDFS
4 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 33 (15.71%) Puppet
2 9 (4.29%) Graphite
2 9 (4.29%) Packer
2 9 (4.29%) Uchiwa
3 3 (1.43%) Grafana
4 2 (0.95%) Consul
4 2 (0.95%) MOM
4 2 (0.95%) SCOM
4 2 (0.95%) Terraform
5 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.48%) Kibana
5 1 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (17.14%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.95%) Atlassian
3 20 (9.52%) Google
3 20 (9.52%) webMethods
4 11 (5.24%) BMC
4 11 (5.24%) MuleSoft
4 11 (5.24%) Oracle
5 10 (4.76%) Adobe
5 10 (4.76%) ForgeRock
6 5 (2.38%) Canon
7 4 (1.90%) Cisco
7 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.43%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.43%) F5
8 3 (1.43%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.43%) IBM
8 3 (1.43%) Juniper
9 2 (0.95%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.95%) ILOG
9 2 (0.95%) Informatica