The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 92 71 50
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 28 36 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.14% 1.81% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.73% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 20
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £555 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £33.55 £28.75 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.69% -10.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1788 1318 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.62% 66.26% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 673 741
Average daily rate £370 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 55 71
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 £11.23 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Software Engineering
England

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 1 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 1 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 -7 12 £235 - 4
Birmingham -5 8 £475 +58.33% 7
Warwickshire -4 5 £258 -31.33% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £370 - 5
Worcestershire - - - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 24 (37.50%) .NET
2 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) C#
2 16 (25.00%) UML
2 16 (25.00%) Automotive
3 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
4 11 (17.19%) C
4 11 (17.19%) Rational Rhapsody
5 10 (15.63%) Degree
5 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
5 10 (15.63%) Embedded C
6 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.06%) VB.NET
7 8 (12.50%) HTML
7 8 (12.50%) MySQL
7 8 (12.50%) CSS
7 8 (12.50%) OO
8 7 (10.94%) Java
8 7 (10.94%) VB
8 7 (10.94%) MVC
8 7 (10.94%) WPF
8 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.94%) CAN bus
9 6 (9.38%) Analytics
9 6 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
9 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
9 6 (9.38%) VBScript
9 6 (9.38%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) CMS
2 2 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.56%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.56%) Moodle
3 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Simulink
1 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.13%) MS Office
4 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.56%) MS Project
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.13%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) MySQL
3 4 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.69%) DB2
4 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.69%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.56%) SQLite
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (9.38%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.69%) Subversion
4 1 (1.56%) WebSpeed
4 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.56%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.56%) Selenium
4 1 (1.56%) RubyGems
4 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.56%) Grunt
General
1 16 (25.00%) Automotive
2 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (48.44%) Software Engineer
2 25 (39.06%) Developer
3 10 (15.63%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.63%) Programmer
4 7 (10.94%) Architect
4 7 (10.94%) C# Developer
4 7 (10.94%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Designer
5 5 (7.81%) Software Programmer
6 4 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) .NET Programmer
6 4 (6.25%) VB Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Integration Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.69%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) C# Programmer
7 3 (4.69%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (37.50%) .NET
2 8 (12.50%) HTML
2 8 (12.50%) CSS
3 7 (10.94%) WPF
4 5 (7.81%) WCF
4 5 (7.81%) HTML5
4 5 (7.81%) LINQ
4 5 (7.81%) jQuery
5 4 (6.25%) CSS3
5 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.13%) JSON
6 2 (3.13%) WF
6 2 (3.13%) WinForms
6 2 (3.13%) Web Services
7 1 (1.56%) Flash
7 1 (1.56%) SVG
7 1 (1.56%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.56%) XML
7 1 (1.56%) SOAP
7 1 (1.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) CAN bus
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.13%) SCADA
4 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) DTV
5 1 (1.56%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.56%) VLE
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.56%) Social Media
5 1 (1.56%) Open Source
5 1 (1.56%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.69%) Windows
2 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.56%) Fedora
3 1 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) UML
2 8 (12.50%) OO
3 7 (10.94%) MVC
3 7 (10.94%) Unit Testing
4 6 (9.38%) Analytics
4 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
4 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.81%) TOGAF
5 5 (7.81%) Validation
5 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (7.81%) Embedded Software Development
6 4 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (6.25%) Requirements Engineering
6 4 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 3 (4.69%) Project Management
7 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
1 16 (25.00%) C#
2 11 (17.19%) C
3 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
3 10 (15.63%) Embedded C
4 9 (14.06%) VB.NET
5 7 (10.94%) Java
5 7 (10.94%) VB
6 6 (9.38%) VBScript
6 6 (9.38%) C++
6 6 (9.38%) MATLAB
7 5 (7.81%) VBA
8 3 (4.69%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.69%) PHP
9 2 (3.13%) Perl
10 1 (1.56%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.56%) VB6
10 1 (1.56%) Ruby
10 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.56%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 6 (9.38%) SC Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) Puppet
1 1 (1.56%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle
2 4 (6.25%) IBM
3 3 (4.69%) Sybase
3 3 (4.69%) ION Trading
4 2 (3.13%) Fujitsu
4 2 (3.13%) MKS
5 1 (1.56%) Siemens
5 1 (1.56%) Progress
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Google
5 1 (1.56%) Green Hills
5 1 (1.56%) SolidWorks
5 1 (1.56%) Freescale
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £301400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago