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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 42 80 97
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 117 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.73% 1.72% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.54% 2.28% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 19 17
Median daily rate £415 £340 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% +18.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £298 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £417 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+17.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £34.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.58 £28.61 £33.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.20 £35.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.38 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +2.50%
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
2578 1795 1828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.23% 75.14% 77.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1099 965
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 139
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.50 £33.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -16.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.25 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 +12 56 £418 +46.49% 2
Birmingham -10 16 £400 +17.64% 10
Coventry -5 13 £400 +37.93% 4
Warwickshire -9 6 £343 -2.14% 7
Staffordshire -5 4 £210 -46.15% 8
Solihull -8 4 - - 3
Herefordshire - 4 - - 1
Worcestershire 0 1 £400 - 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (37.28%) DevOps
3 76 (33.33%) Linux
4 73 (32.02%) Puppet
5 68 (29.82%) SQL
6 66 (28.95%) Java
6 66 (28.95%) Git (software)
7 59 (25.88%) Cloud Computing
8 56 (24.56%) Unix
9 55 (24.12%) Microsoft Azure
10 54 (23.68%) Google
11 53 (23.25%) Amazon AWS
12 49 (21.49%) Shell Script
13 46 (20.18%) Ruby
14 44 (19.30%) Atlassian
14 44 (19.30%) C#
14 44 (19.30%) Scala
14 44 (19.30%) OpenStack
14 44 (19.30%) Packer
15 43 (18.86%) Security Cleared
16 41 (17.98%) Open Source
17 40 (17.54%) SC Cleared
18 38 (16.67%) MongoDB
19 37 (16.23%) Vagrant
19 37 (16.23%) .NET
20 35 (15.35%) XML
20 35 (15.35%) MuleSoft
21 34 (14.91%) Service Management
21 34 (14.91%) JIRA
21 34 (14.91%) Scrum

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 44 (19.30%) OpenStack
2 32 (14.04%) Confluence
3 25 (10.96%) WebLogic
4 22 (9.65%) Apache
5 14 (6.14%) JBoss
6 12 (5.26%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (3.07%) IIS
8 5 (2.19%) Mule
9 1 (0.44%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.44%) CMS
9 1 (0.44%) Drupal
9 1 (0.44%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.44%) nginx
9 1 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.44%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 59 (25.88%) Cloud Computing
2 55 (24.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (23.25%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (4.39%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (4.39%) Google App Engine
4 10 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) GitHub
6 1 (0.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.89%) SSL
2 13 (5.70%) TCP/IP
3 12 (5.26%) HTTP
4 11 (4.82%) Ethernet
4 11 (4.82%) SNMP
5 7 (3.07%) Firewall
6 6 (2.63%) Internet
6 6 (2.63%) IPv4
7 4 (1.75%) DHCP
7 4 (1.75%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.75%) VPN
7 4 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.75%) Wireless
7 4 (1.75%) ZigBee
8 3 (1.32%) Network Security
9 1 (0.44%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.44%) Multicast
9 1 (0.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 16 (7.02%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.70%) MariaDB
4 12 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 12 (5.26%) Pentaho
5 10 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (4.39%) MySQL
6 9 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.88%) OLTP
8 2 (0.88%) Redis
9 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (28.95%) Git (software)
2 37 (16.23%) Vagrant
3 34 (14.91%) JIRA
4 32 (14.04%) Selenium
5 24 (10.53%) ClearCase
6 23 (10.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (9.65%) FishEye
7 22 (9.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 21 (9.21%) Jenkins
9 20 (8.77%) Bitbucket
10 19 (8.33%) Visual Studio
11 18 (7.89%) PVCS
11 18 (7.89%) Subversion
12 16 (7.02%) ClearQuest
12 16 (7.02%) GitLab
12 16 (7.02%) IntelliJ
12 16 (7.02%) JIRA Agile
13 14 (6.14%) Eclipse
14 13 (5.70%) JUnit
15 8 (3.51%) GoCD
General
1 4 (1.75%) Electronics
1 4 (1.75%) Retail
2 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
2 2 (0.88%) Finance
3 1 (0.44%) Automotive
3 1 (0.44%) Avionics
3 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 121 (53.07%) Developer
2 71 (31.14%) Software Engineer
3 34 (14.91%) Applications Developer
3 34 (14.91%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 29 (12.72%) Java Engineer
5 27 (11.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 26 (11.40%) Java Software Engineer
7 25 (10.96%) Java Developer
8 23 (10.09%) Java Software Developer
9 22 (9.65%) Lead Developer
10 21 (9.21%) Scala Software Engineer
11 20 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (8.77%) Support Engineer
12 19 (8.33%) .NET Developer
12 19 (8.33%) Lead Software Engineer
12 19 (8.33%) Scala Developer
13 18 (7.89%) C# Developer
13 18 (7.89%) Java Scala Software Engineer
14 17 (7.46%) Java Scala Developer
15 16 (7.02%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.23%) .NET
2 35 (15.35%) XML
3 32 (14.04%) Play Framework
4 30 (13.16%) JSON
5 28 (12.28%) ELK Stack
5 28 (12.28%) J2EE
5 28 (12.28%) Sensu
6 26 (11.40%) Spring
7 25 (10.96%) J2SE
7 25 (10.96%) REST
7 25 (10.96%) SOAP
8 23 (10.09%) CSS
8 23 (10.09%) Hibernate
9 21 (9.21%) HTML
10 19 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
11 18 (7.89%) HTML5
12 17 (7.46%) .NET Framework
13 13 (5.70%) ASP.NET
13 13 (5.70%) EJB
14 11 (4.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.21%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (2.63%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.75%) Arduino
4 4 (1.75%) Home Automation
4 4 (1.75%) Internet of Things
4 4 (1.75%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (1.32%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.44%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (33.33%) Linux
2 56 (24.56%) Unix
3 17 (7.46%) Windows
4 5 (2.19%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.88%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.44%) Android
7 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.44%) Fedora
7 1 (0.44%) MVS
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (56.58%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (37.28%) DevOps
3 41 (17.98%) Open Source
4 34 (14.91%) Scrum
4 34 (14.91%) Service Management
5 29 (12.72%) Microservices
6 27 (11.84%) Configuration Management
7 23 (10.09%) Identity Access Management
8 22 (9.65%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (8.77%) Mentoring
9 20 (8.77%) Waterfall
10 18 (7.89%) TDD
11 17 (7.46%) UML
12 15 (6.58%) V-Model
13 14 (6.14%) Coaching
14 12 (5.26%) People Management
14 12 (5.26%) Performance Management
15 11 (4.82%) Analytics
15 11 (4.82%) MVC
16 10 (4.39%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 68 (29.82%) SQL
2 66 (28.95%) Java
3 49 (21.49%) Shell Script
4 46 (20.18%) Ruby
5 44 (19.30%) C#
5 44 (19.30%) Scala
6 19 (8.33%) C
7 17 (7.46%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.39%) C++
9 7 (3.07%) Groovy
9 7 (3.07%) Haskell
10 5 (2.19%) Perl
11 4 (1.75%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.75%) Python
11 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.75%) VB
11 4 (1.75%) VB6
12 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.88%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (18.86%) Security Cleared
2 40 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.65%) Degree
4 4 (1.75%) CCNA
4 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.32%) ISEB
5 3 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.32%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.44%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (12.72%) Docker
2 6 (2.63%) iptables
2 6 (2.63%) OpenSSH
3 4 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 73 (32.02%) Puppet
2 44 (19.30%) Packer
3 30 (13.16%) Consul
3 30 (13.16%) Terraform
4 28 (12.28%) Uchiwa
5 27 (11.84%) Graphite
6 14 (6.14%) Grafana
7 2 (0.88%) MOM
7 2 (0.88%) SCOM
8 1 (0.44%) Kibana
Vendors
1 54 (23.68%) Google
2 44 (19.30%) Atlassian
3 35 (15.35%) MuleSoft
4 28 (12.28%) ForgeRock
5 26 (11.40%) Microsoft
6 25 (10.96%) webMethods
7 17 (7.46%) Oracle
8 16 (7.02%) Adobe
8 16 (7.02%) BMC
9 9 (3.95%) Red Hat
9 9 (3.95%) WSO2
10 8 (3.51%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.75%) Cisco
12 3 (1.32%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.32%) F5
12 3 (1.32%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.32%) Informatica
12 3 (1.32%) Juniper
13 2 (0.88%) IBM
13 2 (0.88%) Sitecore
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £80 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago