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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 82 79 74
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 36 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.35% 1.62% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.28% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 5
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£300 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £204 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £368 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.75 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% +7.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
1944 1669 1250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.65% 71.17% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 589
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £492 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 96 91
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +12 12 £300 -7.69% 6
Staffordshire -10 6 £300 -10.44% 4
Birmingham -13 6 £405 +54.28% 11
Coventry -3 1 £300 -2.43% 5
Shropshire - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 26 (36.11%) C#
2 24 (33.33%) C
2 24 (33.33%) Automotive
3 23 (31.94%) SQL
4 22 (30.56%) C++
5 21 (29.17%) .NET
6 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (18.06%) XML
7 13 (18.06%) Degree
8 12 (16.67%) Java
9 11 (15.28%) Simulink
9 11 (15.28%) Embedded Software Development
10 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
10 10 (13.89%) MATLAB
10 10 (13.89%) UML
10 10 (13.89%) OO
11 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 9 (12.50%) Subversion
11 9 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
12 8 (11.11%) WPF
12 8 (11.11%) Change Management
12 8 (11.11%) VBScript
12 8 (11.11%) HTML
12 8 (11.11%) CSS
12 8 (11.11%) Linux
13 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
13 7 (9.72%) WCF
13 7 (9.72%) JSON
13 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
13 7 (9.72%) Embedded Systems

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.39%) WinCC
3 1 (1.39%) JBoss
3 1 (1.39%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Simulink
2 6 (8.33%) TargetLink
3 5 (6.94%) MS Office
4 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
4 4 (5.56%) Stateflow
5 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) MFGPRO
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) FlexRay
2 4 (5.56%) X.509
2 4 (5.56%) ASN.1
2 4 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (1.39%) HTTP
3 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.39%) SSDT
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Subversion
1 9 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (8.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (8.33%) JIRA
3 4 (5.56%) Selenium
3 4 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.17%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.78%) ClearQuest
5 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.78%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.78%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.39%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.39%) Ant
6 1 (1.39%) JUnit
6 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (33.33%) Automotive
2 3 (4.17%) Electronics
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.78%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.78%) German Language
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (62.50%) Software Engineer
2 26 (36.11%) Developer
3 10 (13.89%) Software Developer
4 9 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 8 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.33%) Programmer
6 6 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
6 6 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.94%) .NET Software Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) C# Programmer
7 5 (6.94%) Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) C# Software Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Architect
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) C++ Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.78%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) .NET
2 13 (18.06%) XML
3 8 (11.11%) CSS
3 8 (11.11%) HTML
3 8 (11.11%) WPF
4 7 (9.72%) JSON
4 7 (9.72%) WCF
5 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
6 4 (5.56%) WinForms
6 4 (5.56%) LINQ
6 4 (5.56%) Entity Framework
6 4 (5.56%) GTK+
6 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.17%) Ajax
7 3 (4.17%) DHTML
7 3 (4.17%) DirectX
8 2 (2.78%) jQuery
8 2 (2.78%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.39%) HTML5
9 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (6.94%) CAN bus
2 5 (6.94%) Mechatronics
3 4 (5.56%) Cryptography
3 4 (5.56%) PKI
4 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.78%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.39%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.39%) Open Source
6 1 (1.39%) SCADA
6 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (2.78%) VxWorks
2 2 (2.78%) UNIX
3 1 (1.39%) AIX
3 1 (1.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.28%) Embedded Software Development
3 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
3 10 (13.89%) OO
3 10 (13.89%) UML
4 8 (11.11%) Change Management
5 6 (8.33%) Six Sigma
5 6 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 6 (8.33%) TDD
5 6 (8.33%) Validation
5 6 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
6 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.94%) OOP
6 5 (6.94%) Scrum
7 4 (5.56%) Project Management
7 4 (5.56%) Cyber Security
7 4 (5.56%) Software Architecture
8 3 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.11%) C#
2 24 (33.33%) C
3 23 (31.94%) SQL
4 22 (30.56%) C++
5 12 (16.67%) Java
6 10 (13.89%) MATLAB
7 8 (11.11%) VBScript
8 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
9 6 (8.33%) Embedded C
10 5 (6.94%) VBA
10 5 (6.94%) VC++
11 4 (5.56%) PHP
11 4 (5.56%) VB
11 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
11 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
12 3 (4.17%) XAML
13 2 (2.78%) Embedded C++
13 2 (2.78%) XPath
13 2 (2.78%) Scala
14 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.17%) MathWorks
3 2 (2.78%) Perforce
3 2 (2.78%) Google
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (1.39%) Progress
4 1 (1.39%) IBM
4 1 (1.39%) Twitter
4 1 (1.39%) Talend
4 1 (1.39%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.39%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.39%) Sun
4 1 (1.39%) HP
4 1 (1.39%) Siemens
4 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
Warwick, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago