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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 67 87 78
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 53 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.11% 1.14% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.83% 1.58% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 14
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£345 £235 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.80% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £205 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £480 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Average hourly rate £31.44 £34.28 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.27% +24.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £30.02 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £37.10 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
1871 1840 1418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.60% 72.56% 68.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 964 739
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 60
Average hourly rate £30.50 £29.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -0.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.87 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
Birmingham +14 14 £340 -2.85% 5
Warwickshire +9 12 £363 -29.26% 10
Coventry -5 8 £335 +48.88% 6
Staffordshire - 8 £300 - 5
Solihull - 3 £340 - 6
Shropshire - 2 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 29 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (31.40%) C++
3 26 (30.23%) C
4 22 (25.58%) Automotive
5 19 (22.09%) .NET
6 17 (19.77%) C#
7 16 (18.60%) TDD
8 15 (17.44%) Degree
9 14 (16.28%) Subversion
9 14 (16.28%) SQL
10 13 (15.12%) Java
10 13 (15.12%) Simulink
11 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
12 11 (12.79%) MS Office
12 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
12 11 (12.79%) MATLAB
12 11 (12.79%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
13 10 (11.63%) Embedded Systems
13 10 (11.63%) UML
13 10 (11.63%) OO
13 10 (11.63%) SDLC
14 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
14 9 (10.47%) Software Architecture
15 8 (9.30%) BDD
15 8 (9.30%) Rational DOORS
15 8 (9.30%) Embedded Software Development
15 8 (9.30%) CAN bus
15 8 (9.30%) SysML

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.49%) Lync
3 2 (2.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.16%) Node.js
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.16%) SAS
4 1 (1.16%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Simulink
2 12 (13.95%) MS Excel
3 11 (12.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (12.79%) MS Office
4 5 (5.81%) TargetLink
5 4 (4.65%) Stateflow
6 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) Odoo
2 1 (1.16%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) SaaS
1 4 (4.65%) PaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) FlexRay
2 4 (4.65%) GPRS
3 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.16%) Internet
4 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) Data Mining
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Subversion
2 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
3 8 (9.30%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (3.49%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (3.49%) JIRA
5 2 (2.33%) Selenium
5 2 (2.33%) CANoe
5 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.16%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.16%) NUnit
6 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.16%) Moq
6 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.16%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (25.58%) Automotive
2 8 (9.30%) Games
2 8 (9.30%) Electronics
2 8 (9.30%) Finance
3 6 (6.98%) Aerospace
3 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.81%) Retail
4 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (54.65%) Software Engineer
2 35 (40.70%) Developer
3 9 (10.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) C++ Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Architect
4 6 (6.98%) Programmer
5 5 (5.81%) C# Developer
5 5 (5.81%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.81%) C# Software Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) .NET Programmer
7 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Architect
7 3 (3.49%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (3.49%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Tableau Developer
7 3 (3.49%) C# Programmer
7 3 (3.49%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.09%) .NET
2 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET
2 7 (8.14%) XML
3 6 (6.98%) HTML
3 6 (6.98%) JSON
4 5 (5.81%) WCF
4 5 (5.81%) HTML5
4 5 (5.81%) CSS
4 5 (5.81%) WinForms
5 4 (4.65%) DirectX
5 4 (4.65%) Entity Framework
5 4 (4.65%) WPF
5 4 (4.65%) LINQ
5 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.49%) OpenGL
6 3 (3.49%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.49%) Spring
6 3 (3.49%) J2EE
7 2 (2.33%) Ajax
7 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (9.30%) CAN bus
3 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.65%) Handset
6 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.33%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.33%) Telematics
7 2 (2.33%) Mechatronics
8 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.16%) PlayStation
8 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.16%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.16%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.30%) Linux
2 5 (5.81%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.33%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.16%) UNIX
4 1 (1.16%) Windows
4 1 (1.16%) AIX
4 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) TDD
3 10 (11.63%) UML
3 10 (11.63%) OO
3 10 (11.63%) SDLC
4 9 (10.47%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.47%) Software Architecture
5 8 (9.30%) Unit Testing
5 8 (9.30%) BDD
5 8 (9.30%) Embedded Software Development
5 8 (9.30%) Validation
5 8 (9.30%) SysML
6 6 (6.98%) Project Management
6 6 (6.98%) Change Management
7 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.65%) ERP
8 4 (4.65%) CRM
8 4 (4.65%) MVC
8 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) C++
2 26 (30.23%) C
3 17 (19.77%) C#
4 14 (16.28%) SQL
5 13 (15.12%) Java
6 11 (12.79%) JavaScript
6 11 (12.79%) MATLAB
7 7 (8.14%) Embedded C
8 6 (6.98%) Embedded C++
9 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.65%) VBScript
9 4 (4.65%) VB
9 4 (4.65%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.65%) VC++
9 4 (4.65%) PHP
10 3 (3.49%) Python
11 2 (2.33%) Scala
11 2 (2.33%) VB6
12 1 (1.16%) Ruby
12 1 (1.16%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) PhD
3 1 (1.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) ISO 9001
1 5 (5.81%) TickIT
2 4 (4.65%) IEC 61508
3 3 (3.49%) QA
4 2 (2.33%) DO-178B
5 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 12207
5 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Vendors
1 6 (6.98%) IBM
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) Tableau
4 3 (3.49%) PTC
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle
5 2 (2.33%) Apple
5 2 (2.33%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.16%) MKS
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) Progress
6 1 (1.16%) Sun
6 1 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) Google
6 1 (1.16%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.16%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.16%) Facebook
6 1 (1.16%) Twitter
6 1 (1.16%) SOASTA, Inc
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