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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 59 72 94
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 99 48 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.01% 1.94% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 2.53% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 12
Median daily rate £415 £340 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% +44.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £398 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.41% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.44 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.27% -10.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £28.60 £33.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £33.22 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.74% +0.47%
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
2648 1895 1944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.54% 76.60% 76.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 1130 1020
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £272 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 90 132
Median hourly rate £22.00 £28.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.31% +4.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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
Shropshire +4 34 £443 - 2
Birmingham -10 17 £350 +2.94% 14
Coventry -13 12 £400 +19.40% 4
Warwickshire -5 9 £336 -10.33% 7
Staffordshire -1 6 £95 -68.33% 4
Herefordshire - 5 £350 - 1
Solihull -7 4 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 129 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.52%) DevOps
3 64 (30.05%) SQL
4 63 (29.58%) Java
5 56 (26.29%) Linux
6 52 (24.41%) Unix
7 51 (23.94%) Git (software)
8 47 (22.07%) Puppet
9 44 (20.66%) C#
10 43 (20.19%) .NET
11 42 (19.72%) Security Cleared
12 39 (18.31%) SC Cleared
12 39 (18.31%) Scala
13 35 (16.43%) Cloud Computing
13 35 (16.43%) Scrum
14 33 (15.49%) Google
14 33 (15.49%) XML
14 33 (15.49%) Microsoft
14 33 (15.49%) Atlassian
14 33 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
14 33 (15.49%) Open Source
15 32 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
15 32 (15.02%) MongoDB
15 32 (15.02%) JIRA
16 31 (14.55%) Selenium
16 31 (14.55%) Shell Script
17 30 (14.08%) Confluence
18 29 (13.62%) Degree
19 28 (13.15%) Play Framework
20 27 (12.68%) Computer Science

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 30 (14.08%) Confluence
2 22 (10.33%) OpenStack
2 22 (10.33%) WebLogic
3 18 (8.45%) Apache
4 13 (6.10%) WebLogic Portal
5 10 (4.69%) JBoss
6 8 (3.76%) IIS
7 3 (1.41%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.94%) Mule
9 1 (0.47%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.47%) CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Drupal
9 1 (0.47%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.43%) Cloud Computing
2 33 (15.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.69%) Google App Engine
4 10 (4.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.04%) Ethernet
2 13 (6.10%) SNMP
2 13 (6.10%) SSL
3 9 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.76%) HTTP
4 8 (3.76%) IPv4
5 7 (3.29%) Firewall
5 7 (3.29%) Internet
6 4 (1.88%) DHCP
6 4 (1.88%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.88%) VPN
6 4 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.88%) Wireless
6 4 (1.88%) ZigBee
7 3 (1.41%) Network Security
8 2 (0.94%) Multicast
9 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.47%) Broadband
9 1 (0.47%) SSH
9 1 (0.47%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (15.02%) MongoDB
2 18 (8.45%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.16%) MySQL
4 10 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (4.69%) Hadoop
4 10 (4.69%) Pentaho
5 9 (4.23%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (3.29%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.94%) OLTP
8 2 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.94%) Redis
8 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 51 (23.94%) Git (software)
2 32 (15.02%) JIRA
3 31 (14.55%) Selenium
4 25 (11.74%) ClearCase
5 23 (10.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 23 (10.80%) Visual Studio
6 22 (10.33%) FishEye
6 22 (10.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 20 (9.39%) Bitbucket
8 18 (8.45%) Jenkins
8 18 (8.45%) Vagrant
9 17 (7.98%) PVCS
9 17 (7.98%) Subversion
10 16 (7.51%) ClearQuest
10 16 (7.51%) GitLab
10 16 (7.51%) JIRA Agile
11 12 (5.63%) IntelliJ
12 10 (4.69%) Eclipse
13 9 (4.23%) JUnit
13 9 (4.23%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (2.35%) Electronics
2 4 (1.88%) Automotive
2 4 (1.88%) Finance
2 4 (1.88%) Retail
3 2 (0.94%) Aerospace
3 2 (0.94%) Games
4 1 (0.47%) Avionics
4 1 (0.47%) Military
4 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 88 (41.31%) Developer
2 80 (37.56%) Software Engineer
3 29 (13.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 29 (13.62%) Java Engineer
4 28 (13.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 26 (12.21%) Java Software Engineer
6 25 (11.74%) Java Developer
7 22 (10.33%) Java Software Developer
7 22 (10.33%) Lead Developer
7 22 (10.33%) Lead Software Engineer
7 22 (10.33%) Scala Software Engineer
7 22 (10.33%) Support Engineer
8 19 (8.92%) Java Scala Software Engineer
8 19 (8.92%) Scala Developer
9 18 (8.45%) .NET Developer
9 18 (8.45%) .NET Team Leader
9 18 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (8.45%) Team Leader
10 17 (7.98%) C# Developer
10 17 (7.98%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (20.19%) .NET
2 33 (15.49%) XML
3 28 (13.15%) Play Framework
4 26 (12.21%) JSON
5 25 (11.74%) HTML
6 23 (10.80%) CSS
6 23 (10.80%) J2EE
7 22 (10.33%) REST
7 22 (10.33%) Spring
8 21 (9.86%) J2SE
8 21 (9.86%) SOAP
9 20 (9.39%) .NET Framework
10 19 (8.92%) Hibernate
11 16 (7.51%) HTML5
12 15 (7.04%) ELK Stack
12 15 (7.04%) Sensu
13 13 (6.10%) ASP.NET
13 13 (6.10%) Web Services
14 11 (5.16%) jQuery
15 9 (4.23%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.68%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.88%) Arduino
4 4 (1.88%) Home Automation
4 4 (1.88%) Internet of Things
4 4 (1.88%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (1.41%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.94%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.94%) Replication
7 1 (0.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.47%) Telematics
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (26.29%) Linux
2 52 (24.41%) Unix
3 19 (8.92%) Windows
4 6 (2.82%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.41%) VxWorks
5 3 (1.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.94%) Android
6 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) Fedora
7 1 (0.47%) MVS
7 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (60.56%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (30.52%) DevOps
3 35 (16.43%) Scrum
4 33 (15.49%) Open Source
5 25 (11.74%) Microservices
6 23 (10.80%) Waterfall
7 21 (9.86%) Configuration Management
7 21 (9.86%) Mentoring
7 21 (9.86%) UML
8 19 (8.92%) TDD
9 18 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (8.45%) Service Management
9 18 (8.45%) V-Model
10 15 (7.04%) Identity Access Management
11 14 (6.57%) Coaching
12 12 (5.63%) People Management
12 12 (5.63%) Performance Management
13 11 (5.16%) Automated Testing
13 11 (5.16%) Migration
13 11 (5.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 64 (30.05%) SQL
2 63 (29.58%) Java
3 44 (20.66%) C#
4 39 (18.31%) Scala
5 31 (14.55%) Shell Script
6 25 (11.74%) Ruby
7 24 (11.27%) JavaScript
8 23 (10.80%) C
9 14 (6.57%) C++
10 8 (3.76%) Groovy
10 8 (3.76%) Python
11 5 (2.35%) Perl
11 5 (2.35%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.41%) VB
13 3 (1.41%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.41%) VB6
14 2 (0.94%) Haskell
14 2 (0.94%) PHP
14 2 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 39 (18.31%) SC Cleared
3 29 (13.62%) Degree
4 4 (1.88%) CCNA
4 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.41%) ISEB
5 3 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.41%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.41%) PMP
6 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) WAI
3 1 (0.47%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.47%) MISRA
System Software
1 25 (11.74%) Docker
2 8 (3.76%) iptables
2 8 (3.76%) OpenSSH
3 2 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (22.07%) Puppet
2 22 (10.33%) Packer
3 15 (7.04%) Graphite
3 15 (7.04%) Uchiwa
4 11 (5.16%) Consul
4 11 (5.16%) Terraform
5 5 (2.35%) Grafana
6 2 (0.94%) MOM
6 2 (0.94%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.47%) Kibana
7 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (15.49%) Atlassian
1 33 (15.49%) Google
1 33 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.86%) webMethods
3 19 (8.92%) MuleSoft
4 17 (7.98%) Oracle
5 16 (7.51%) BMC
5 16 (7.51%) ForgeRock
6 11 (5.16%) Adobe
7 9 (4.23%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.82%) Cloudera
9 4 (1.88%) Cisco
10 3 (1.41%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.41%) F5
10 3 (1.41%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.41%) Juniper
10 3 (1.41%) WSO2
11 2 (0.94%) Canon
11 2 (0.94%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.47%) Pega
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