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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 75 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 36 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.92% 2.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.74% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 4
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £465 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 13
Average hourly rate £33.50 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.74 £27.50 £28.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £36.70 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
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
1482 1458 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.39% 69.93% 68.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 787 619
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 73 113
Average hourly rate £22.50 £26.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Warwickshire 0 10 £288 - 3
Birmingham -9 7 £325 +30.00% 11
Worcestershire 0 5 - - 3
Staffordshire +7 3 £275 -11.64% 2
Shropshire -7 3 £406 -24.41%
Solihull +6 1 - - 1
Coventry +1 1 - - 5
West Bromwich - 1 £450 -
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 24 (35.29%) SQL
2 21 (30.88%) Automotive
3 19 (27.94%) .NET
4 18 (26.47%) C#
4 18 (26.47%) Degree
5 17 (25.00%) C++
6 14 (20.59%) OO
6 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (19.12%) C
8 12 (17.65%) Java
8 12 (17.65%) UML
9 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
9 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
10 10 (14.71%) VB
10 10 (14.71%) VB.NET
10 10 (14.71%) VBA
10 10 (14.71%) HTML
11 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
11 9 (13.24%) VBScript
11 9 (13.24%) CSS
12 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
12 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
12 8 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
12 8 (11.76%) Requirements Engineering
12 8 (11.76%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (10.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (10.29%) XML
13 7 (10.29%) Six Sigma
14 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
14 6 (8.82%) OOP

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (5.88%) IIS
1 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.47%) Node.js
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.47%) WinCC
2 1 (1.47%) OpenEdge
2 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.47%) JBoss
2 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
2 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.94%) Simulink
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) TargetLink
4 1 (1.47%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.47%) S-PLUS
4 1 (1.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) X.509
1 4 (5.88%) ASN.1
1 4 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQLite
4 1 (1.47%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (7.35%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (4.41%) Subversion
3 3 (4.41%) Selenium
4 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.94%) JUnit
4 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (2.94%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.47%) WebSpeed
5 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.47%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.47%) Ant
5 1 (1.47%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (1.47%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 21 (30.88%) Automotive
2 2 (2.94%) Electronics
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 36 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 26 (38.24%) Developer
3 9 (13.24%) Software Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Programmer
8 2 (2.94%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Designer
8 2 (2.94%) WebSphere Developer
9 1 (1.47%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (1.47%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (1.47%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 1 (1.47%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) .NET
2 10 (14.71%) HTML
3 9 (13.24%) CSS
4 7 (10.29%) XML
5 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.88%) JSON
5 4 (5.88%) jQuery
5 4 (5.88%) GTK+
6 3 (4.41%) HTML5
6 3 (4.41%) WCF
6 3 (4.41%) WPF
6 3 (4.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (4.41%) DHTML
6 3 (4.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (4.41%) Ajax
7 2 (2.94%) DirectX
7 2 (2.94%) J2EE
7 2 (2.94%) CSS3
7 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
7 2 (2.94%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Mechatronics
1 6 (8.82%) CAN bus
2 4 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 4 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 4 (5.88%) Cryptography
2 4 (5.88%) PKI
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.41%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.47%) SCADA
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) UNIX
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
3 1 (1.47%) Android
3 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) OO
1 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.65%) UML
3 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
4 8 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 8 (11.76%) Requirements Engineering
5 7 (10.29%) Six Sigma
6 6 (8.82%) OOP
6 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.82%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (7.35%) Project Management
7 5 (7.35%) Change Management
8 4 (5.88%) TDD
8 4 (5.88%) Validation
8 4 (5.88%) Cyber Security
9 3 (4.41%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.41%) Scrum
9 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
10 2 (2.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) SQL
2 18 (26.47%) C#
3 17 (25.00%) C++
4 13 (19.12%) C
5 12 (17.65%) Java
6 10 (14.71%) VB
6 10 (14.71%) VB.NET
6 10 (14.71%) VBA
7 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
7 9 (13.24%) VBScript
8 4 (5.88%) PHP
9 3 (4.41%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.94%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.94%) XAML
10 2 (2.94%) VB6
10 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.94%) XPath
10 2 (2.94%) Scala
11 1 (1.47%) Ruby
11 1 (1.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (26.47%) Degree
2 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) PhD
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) IBM
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Google
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (1.47%) Progress
3 1 (1.47%) Twitter
3 1 (1.47%) Talend
3 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.47%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (1.47%) Siemens
3 1 (1.47%) Apple
3 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.47%) SolidWorks
3 1 (1.47%) Cadence
3 1 (1.47%) ION Trading
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