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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 57 82 65
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 76 30 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.00% 1.38% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.72% 1.96% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 4 18
Average daily rate £375 £494 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +43.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £345 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £538 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +8.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +5.40%
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
2041 1529 1582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.48% 70.11% 73.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1155 875 849
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 103 81
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -22.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £11.50 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire +17 40 £408 -24.18% 2
Solihull - 10 £375 - 3
Birmingham 0 7 £325 - 6
Warwickshire -1 5 £275 - 10
Coventry - 5 £350 - 4
Worcestershire +8 3 £400 - 8
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 66 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.01%) SQL
3 31 (22.63%) .NET
4 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
5 27 (19.71%) Linux
6 25 (18.25%) C#
7 23 (16.79%) Java
8 22 (16.06%) Git (software)
9 21 (15.33%) Unix
10 18 (13.14%) HTML
10 18 (13.14%) Configuration Management
10 18 (13.14%) Scrum
11 17 (12.41%) Migration
11 17 (12.41%) CSS
11 17 (12.41%) MS Excel
11 17 (12.41%) Atlassian
12 16 (11.68%) Shell Script
12 16 (11.68%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (11.68%) Puppet
12 16 (11.68%) DevOps
13 15 (10.95%) Confluence
13 15 (10.95%) Automotive
13 15 (10.95%) JIRA
14 14 (10.22%) Ruby
14 14 (10.22%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (10.22%) AngularJS
15 13 (9.49%) OpenStack
15 13 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (9.49%) Packer

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 15 (10.95%) Confluence
2 13 (9.49%) OpenStack
3 7 (5.11%) Apache
4 4 (2.92%) JBoss
4 4 (2.92%) SAS
4 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.19%) Mule
5 3 (2.19%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.46%) Node.js
7 1 (0.73%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.73%) Documentum
7 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.73%) Tornado
Applications
1 17 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.76%) MS Office
2 12 (8.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.38%) Simulink
4 5 (3.65%) Stateflow
4 5 (3.65%) TargetLink
5 4 (2.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (2.92%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.46%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.68%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (9.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.65%) FlexRay
3 4 (2.92%) HTTP
3 4 (2.92%) SSL
4 2 (1.46%) Firewall
4 2 (1.46%) GPRS
5 1 (0.73%) Extranet
5 1 (0.73%) Internet
5 1 (0.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.11%) MariaDB
3 7 (5.11%) Pentaho
4 6 (4.38%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (4.38%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.19%) Big Data
6 3 (2.19%) MySQL
6 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.46%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.46%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (16.06%) Git (software)
2 15 (10.95%) JIRA
3 14 (10.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (9.49%) PVCS
5 11 (8.03%) Vagrant
6 10 (7.30%) Subversion
7 8 (5.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (5.84%) ClearCase
7 8 (5.84%) ClearQuest
7 8 (5.84%) FishEye
7 8 (5.84%) GitLab
7 8 (5.84%) JIRA Agile
7 8 (5.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.65%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
8 5 (3.65%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.92%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (2.19%) IntelliJ
10 3 (2.19%) JUnit
10 3 (2.19%) Selenium
General
1 15 (10.95%) Automotive
2 9 (6.57%) Finance
3 7 (5.11%) Electronics
4 5 (3.65%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.65%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.92%) Games
5 4 (2.92%) Retail
6 3 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.73%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (55.47%) Developer
2 41 (29.93%) Software Engineer
3 23 (16.79%) .NET Developer
4 17 (12.41%) Senior Developer
5 12 (8.76%) Analyst
5 12 (8.76%) VB.NET Developer
5 12 (8.76%) WinForms Developer
6 11 (8.03%) Applications Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Software Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Architect
8 7 (5.11%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Senior Applications Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Web Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Lead Software Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.65%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.63%) .NET
2 18 (13.14%) HTML
3 17 (12.41%) CSS
4 14 (10.22%) AngularJS
5 12 (8.76%) ASP.NET
5 12 (8.76%) WinForms
6 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 10 (7.30%) jQuery
7 9 (6.57%) HTML5
7 9 (6.57%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (6.57%) Web Services
8 8 (5.84%) ELK Stack
8 8 (5.84%) Sensu
9 7 (5.11%) REST
9 7 (5.11%) Spring
10 6 (4.38%) J2EE
10 6 (4.38%) JSON
10 6 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (3.65%) Entity Framework
11 5 (3.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.38%) CAN bus
3 5 (3.65%) Data Integration
3 5 (3.65%) User Experience
4 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.46%) Clustering
5 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.46%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.46%) Handset
5 2 (1.46%) PMI
5 2 (1.46%) Social Media
5 2 (1.46%) Statistics
6 1 (0.73%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.73%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.73%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.73%) PlayStation
6 1 (0.73%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.73%) Telematics
6 1 (0.73%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.71%) Linux
2 21 (15.33%) Unix
3 9 (6.57%) Windows
4 3 (2.19%) Embedded Linux
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.46%) Android
5 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (13.14%) Configuration Management
2 18 (13.14%) Scrum
3 17 (12.41%) Migration
4 16 (11.68%) DevOps
5 13 (9.49%) MVC
6 12 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (8.76%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (8.03%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.03%) Service Management
8 10 (7.30%) Data Modelling
8 10 (7.30%) Open Source
8 10 (7.30%) Project Management
8 10 (7.30%) SDLC
9 9 (6.57%) OO
10 8 (5.84%) Test Automation
10 8 (5.84%) Test Strategy
11 7 (5.11%) Analytics
11 7 (5.11%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.11%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.01%) SQL
2 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
3 25 (18.25%) C#
4 23 (16.79%) Java
5 16 (11.68%) Shell Script
6 14 (10.22%) Ruby
7 13 (9.49%) C
7 13 (9.49%) C++
7 13 (9.49%) VB
7 13 (9.49%) VB.NET
7 13 (9.49%) VB6
8 9 (6.57%) Perl
9 8 (5.84%) MATLAB
9 8 (5.84%) PL/SQL
10 6 (4.38%) Python
11 5 (3.65%) PHP
11 5 (3.65%) Scala
11 5 (3.65%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.92%) Embedded C
13 3 (2.19%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (7.30%) Degree
2 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) ISO 9001
1 6 (4.38%) TickIT
2 5 (3.65%) ISO26262
2 5 (3.65%) MISRA
3 4 (2.92%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.19%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.46%) QA
6 1 (0.73%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 12207
6 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Docker
2 1 (0.73%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.73%) Firmware
2 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (11.68%) Puppet
2 13 (9.49%) Packer
3 12 (8.76%) Terraform
4 8 (5.84%) Uchiwa
5 7 (5.11%) Graphite
6 6 (4.38%) Grafana
Vendors
1 17 (12.41%) Atlassian
2 12 (8.76%) Google
2 12 (8.76%) Oracle
3 11 (8.03%) MuleSoft
4 8 (5.84%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.11%) Adobe
5 7 (5.11%) ForgeRock
5 7 (5.11%) Informatica
5 7 (5.11%) Pega
6 6 (4.38%) IBM
6 6 (4.38%) Tableau
7 4 (2.92%) BMC
7 4 (2.92%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.92%) MathWorks
7 4 (2.92%) WSO2
8 3 (2.19%) webMethods
9 2 (1.46%) PTC
9 2 (1.46%) SAP
9 2 (1.46%) Teradata
9 2 (1.46%) VMware
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