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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 71 68 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 38 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.75% 1.76% 2.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 2.54% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 7
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£275 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £370 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 13
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.56 £27.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £34.35 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
1545 1498 1374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.76% 69.32% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 827 667
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 114
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -17.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +3 11 £288 +4.54% 2
Birmingham -15 9 £300 +18.81% 10
Coventry +2 6 £233 -22.50% 4
Staffordshire 0 3 £275 -12.00% 9
Worcestershire - 3 - - 5
Solihull +2 1 - - 1
Shropshire -5 1 £275 - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 31 (43.66%) SQL
2 24 (33.80%) .NET
3 20 (28.17%) OO
4 19 (26.76%) C#
4 19 (26.76%) Automotive
5 16 (22.54%) Degree
5 16 (22.54%) Unit Testing
6 15 (21.13%) C++
6 15 (21.13%) VB
6 15 (21.13%) VB.NET
6 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
7 14 (19.72%) VBScript
8 13 (18.31%) VBA
9 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (15.49%) C
10 11 (15.49%) Test Scripting
10 11 (15.49%) Spreadsheet
11 10 (14.08%) HTML
12 9 (12.68%) Java
12 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
13 8 (11.27%) CSS
13 8 (11.27%) UML
14 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
15 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
15 6 (8.45%) Project Management
15 6 (8.45%) Requirements Engineering
15 6 (8.45%) Rational Rhapsody
16 5 (7.04%) CAN bus
16 5 (7.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 5 (7.04%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.63%) IIS
3 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.41%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.41%) Node.js
5 1 (1.41%) WinCC
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.82%) MS Project
4 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.41%) TargetLink
4 1 (1.41%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.41%) Simulink
4 1 (1.41%) Stateflow
4 1 (1.41%) S-PLUS
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.82%) X.509
1 2 (2.82%) ASN.1
1 2 (2.82%) Network Security
2 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) MySQL
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.23%) DB2
4 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.82%) SQLite
5 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (5.63%) Subversion
2 4 (5.63%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.41%) WebSpeed
4 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.41%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.41%) JUnit
4 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 19 (26.76%) Automotive
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.41%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (45.07%) Developer
2 30 (42.25%) Software Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Software Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
5 5 (7.04%) Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.23%) VB Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Agile Project Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Designer
8 2 (2.82%) WebSphere Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.82%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.82%) WebSphere Developer
8 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Programmer
8 2 (2.82%) Architect
9 1 (1.41%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) .NET
2 10 (14.08%) HTML
3 8 (11.27%) CSS
4 5 (7.04%) XML
5 4 (5.63%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.63%) Ajax
5 4 (5.63%) jQuery
6 3 (4.23%) HTML5
6 3 (4.23%) DHTML
6 3 (4.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (4.23%) WCF
6 3 (4.23%) WPF
6 3 (4.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (2.82%) GTK+
7 2 (2.82%) DirectX
7 2 (2.82%) J2EE
7 2 (2.82%) iOS SDK
7 2 (2.82%) REST
7 2 (2.82%) Web Services
7 2 (2.82%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) CAN bus
2 4 (5.63%) Mechatronics
2 4 (5.63%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.82%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.41%) SCADA
5 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.41%) Social Media
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Linux
2 3 (4.23%) UNIX
3 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.41%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) OO
2 16 (22.54%) Unit Testing
3 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.49%) Test Scripting
5 8 (11.27%) UML
6 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
6 6 (8.45%) Project Management
6 6 (8.45%) Requirements Engineering
7 5 (7.04%) Validation
7 5 (7.04%) Six Sigma
7 5 (7.04%) OOP
7 5 (7.04%) TDD
8 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.63%) Waterfall
8 4 (5.63%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.23%) Change Management
10 2 (2.82%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) SQL
2 19 (26.76%) C#
3 15 (21.13%) C++
3 15 (21.13%) VB
3 15 (21.13%) VB.NET
4 14 (19.72%) VBScript
5 13 (18.31%) VBA
6 11 (15.49%) C
7 9 (12.68%) Java
7 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
8 5 (7.04%) PHP
9 3 (4.23%) Embedded C
9 3 (4.23%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.82%) XAML
10 2 (2.82%) VB6
10 2 (2.82%) XPath
11 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 3 (4.23%) Sybase
3 3 (4.23%) IBM
3 3 (4.23%) Google
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter
4 1 (1.41%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.41%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.41%) Siemens
4 1 (1.41%) Apple
4 1 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.41%) SolidWorks
4 1 (1.41%) Cadence
4 1 (1.41%) ION Trading
4 1 (1.41%) Progress
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago