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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 84 75 71
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 35 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.44% 1.66% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.28% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 6
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£325 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.25 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +9.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.98 £29.95 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £37.50 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1814 1665 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.62% 72.93% 70.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 871 550
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 115 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +9 10 £300 -4.76% 5
Birmingham -10 6 £425 -5.55% 9
Staffordshire -4 3 £370 +10.44% 6
Coventry -7 2 £300 +4.34% 3
Worcestershire +2 1 - - 14
Shropshire - 1 £285 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 28 (40.58%) C
2 24 (34.78%) Automotive
3 22 (31.88%) C++
4 20 (28.99%) C#
5 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (23.19%) SQL
6 15 (21.74%) .NET
6 15 (21.74%) Degree
7 14 (20.29%) Embedded Software Development
7 14 (20.29%) Simulink
8 12 (17.39%) MATLAB
9 11 (15.94%) Java
9 11 (15.94%) UML
10 10 (14.49%) XML
11 9 (13.04%) Embedded C
11 9 (13.04%) Linux
11 9 (13.04%) Subversion
11 9 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (11.59%) WPF
12 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
12 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
12 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
13 7 (10.14%) Six Sigma
13 7 (10.14%) Change Management
13 7 (10.14%) Requirements Engineering
13 7 (10.14%) WCF
13 7 (10.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (10.14%) Rational Rhapsody
13 7 (10.14%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (8.70%) CAN bus

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.35%) Lync
3 2 (2.90%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.45%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.45%) SAS
4 1 (1.45%) OpenEdge
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Simulink
2 6 (8.70%) TargetLink
3 4 (5.80%) Stateflow
3 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.80%) MS Office
4 3 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) MFGPRO
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) SaaS
1 4 (5.80%) PaaS
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) FlexRay
2 4 (5.80%) Network Security
2 4 (5.80%) X.509
2 4 (5.80%) ASN.1
3 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.35%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.45%) MySQL
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.45%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Subversion
1 9 (13.04%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (10.14%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (8.70%) JIRA
4 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.80%) Selenium
6 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.90%) CANoe
7 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.90%) ClearQuest
7 2 (2.90%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.45%) Ant
8 1 (1.45%) JUnit
8 1 (1.45%) InstallShield
8 1 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (34.78%) Automotive
2 4 (5.80%) Electronics
2 4 (5.80%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.35%) Finance
4 2 (2.90%) German Language
4 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.90%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (68.12%) Software Engineer
2 19 (27.54%) Developer
3 13 (18.84%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.70%) Architect
5 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.25%) C# Software Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Programmer
6 5 (7.25%) .NET Programmer
6 5 (7.25%) C# Programmer
6 5 (7.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.80%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) C++ Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) C++/C# Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) .NET
2 10 (14.49%) XML
3 8 (11.59%) WPF
4 7 (10.14%) WCF
5 6 (8.70%) JSON
6 4 (5.80%) Entity Framework
6 4 (5.80%) GTK+
6 4 (5.80%) LINQ
6 4 (5.80%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.80%) WinForms
6 4 (5.80%) DirectX
6 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.80%) CSS
6 4 (5.80%) HTML
7 3 (4.35%) jQuery
8 2 (2.90%) Play Framework
8 2 (2.90%) HTML5
8 2 (2.90%) CSS3
9 1 (1.45%) SOAP
9 1 (1.45%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (8.70%) CAN bus
2 6 (8.70%) Mechatronics
3 4 (5.80%) PKI
3 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) VxWorks
2 2 (2.90%) UNIX
3 1 (1.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.45%) Solaris
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.29%) Embedded Software Development
3 11 (15.94%) UML
4 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
5 7 (10.14%) Six Sigma
5 7 (10.14%) Change Management
5 7 (10.14%) Requirements Engineering
6 6 (8.70%) Validation
6 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.70%) OO
7 5 (7.25%) Scrum
7 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.80%) Cyber Security
8 4 (5.80%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.80%) TDD
8 4 (5.80%) CRM
8 4 (5.80%) ERP
9 3 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.58%) C
2 22 (31.88%) C++
3 20 (28.99%) C#
4 16 (23.19%) SQL
5 12 (17.39%) MATLAB
6 11 (15.94%) Java
7 9 (13.04%) Embedded C
8 5 (7.25%) VC++
9 4 (5.80%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.80%) VBScript
10 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
10 3 (4.35%) XAML
11 2 (2.90%) Scala
11 2 (2.90%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.45%) VBA
12 1 (1.45%) PHP
12 1 (1.45%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.45%) Python
12 1 (1.45%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Degree
2 8 (11.59%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
2 1 (1.45%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) MathWorks
3 2 (2.90%) Perforce
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) HP
4 1 (1.45%) Sun
4 1 (1.45%) Apple
4 1 (1.45%) IBM
4 1 (1.45%) Progress
4 1 (1.45%) MKS
4 1 (1.45%) Green Hills
4 1 (1.45%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.45%) Google
4 1 (1.45%) Talend
4 1 (1.45%) SOASTA, Inc
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leamington Spa
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £34 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Worcestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £32 - £37 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago