The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 75 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 44 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.85% 1.53% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 2.23% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 11
Average daily rate £304 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.57% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £29.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -4.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +1.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Engineering
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -1 18 £288 -47.72% 4
Staffordshire +3 6 £335 - 3
Coventry -4 5 £308 - 1
Solihull - 4 £250 - 1
Worcestershire +6 2 - - 2
Warwickshire - 1 £325 - 4
Tipton - - - -
Walsall - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Shropshire - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (40.96%) .NET
2 21 (25.30%) SQL Server
3 20 (24.10%) HTML
4 19 (22.89%) SQL
4 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
5 18 (21.69%) C#
5 18 (21.69%) Automotive
6 17 (20.48%) Java
6 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
7 16 (19.28%) C
8 15 (18.07%) CSS
9 14 (16.87%) C++
9 14 (16.87%) Windows
10 12 (14.46%) Linux
10 12 (14.46%) J2EE
10 12 (14.46%) jQuery
11 11 (13.25%) UML
11 11 (13.25%) EAI
11 11 (13.25%) SOA
11 11 (13.25%) MVC
12 10 (12.05%) IBM
12 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
12 10 (12.05%) Rational Rhapsody
13 9 (10.84%) WPF
13 9 (10.84%) Degree
13 9 (10.84%) SOAP
13 9 (10.84%) JMS
13 9 (10.84%) Embedded C
14 8 (9.64%) TDD
14 8 (9.64%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (6.02%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.82%) CMS
2 4 (4.82%) IIS
3 2 (2.41%) Apache
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) Moodle
4 1 (1.20%) Node.js
4 1 (1.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.23%) Simulink
3 3 (3.61%) MS Office
4 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) SaaS
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.43%) LDAP
1 7 (8.43%) DDNS
2 4 (4.82%) Internet
3 3 (3.61%) HTTP
3 3 (3.61%) IPv4
3 3 (3.61%) IPv6
4 2 (2.41%) Intranet
4 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.43%) NoSQL
4 6 (7.23%) MySQL
5 3 (3.61%) Couchbase
5 3 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.61%) DB2
6 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.20%) OLAP
7 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (7.23%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.23%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (6.02%) Maven
4 4 (4.82%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.82%) Subversion
5 3 (3.61%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.61%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.61%) QUnit
5 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.61%) Xcode
6 2 (2.41%) Log4j
6 2 (2.41%) Ant
7 1 (1.20%) RubyGems
7 1 (1.20%) Grunt
General
1 18 (21.69%) Automotive
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Finance
4 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 48 (57.83%) Software Engineer
2 31 (37.35%) Developer
3 13 (15.66%) Senior Software Engineer
4 10 (12.05%) .NET Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Programmer
6 8 (9.64%) C# Developer
6 8 (9.64%) Team Leader
6 8 (9.64%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (8.43%) Software Developer
8 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Development Team Leader
9 5 (6.02%) Software Programmer
9 5 (6.02%) C# Software Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Web Developer
10 4 (4.82%) .NET Programmer
11 3 (3.61%) Designer
11 3 (3.61%) C# Programmer
11 3 (3.61%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.96%) .NET
2 20 (24.10%) HTML
3 15 (18.07%) CSS
4 12 (14.46%) J2EE
4 12 (14.46%) jQuery
5 10 (12.05%) ASP.NET
6 9 (10.84%) WPF
6 9 (10.84%) SOAP
6 9 (10.84%) JMS
7 8 (9.64%) WinForms
7 8 (9.64%) Spring
8 6 (7.23%) Web Services
8 6 (7.23%) XSLT
9 5 (6.02%) WCF
9 5 (6.02%) LINQ
9 5 (6.02%) XML
10 4 (4.82%) COM+
10 4 (4.82%) DCOM
10 4 (4.82%) CSS3
10 4 (4.82%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) CAN bus
2 5 (6.02%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.82%) Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.61%) SCADA
4 3 (3.61%) iPhone
4 3 (3.61%) W3C
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.41%) iPad
6 1 (1.20%) Open Source
6 1 (1.20%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.20%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.20%) DTV
6 1 (1.20%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.20%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Linux
3 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.41%) Gentoo
5 2 (2.41%) UNIX
5 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.20%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) UML
1 11 (13.25%) EAI
1 11 (13.25%) SOA
1 11 (13.25%) MVC
2 8 (9.64%) TDD
2 8 (9.64%) Migration
2 8 (9.64%) Scrum
2 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (8.43%) Data Migration
3 7 (8.43%) Validation
3 7 (8.43%) Project Management
4 6 (7.23%) OO
4 6 (7.23%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.02%) Embedded Software Development
6 4 (4.82%) Six Sigma
6 4 (4.82%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 4 (4.82%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (3.61%) BDD
7 3 (3.61%) iOS Development
7 3 (3.61%) BPEL
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) SQL
1 19 (22.89%) JavaScript
2 18 (21.69%) C#
3 17 (20.48%) Java
4 16 (19.28%) C
5 14 (16.87%) C++
6 9 (10.84%) Embedded C
7 7 (8.43%) PowerShell
8 6 (7.23%) MATLAB
9 4 (4.82%) VB.NET
9 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.61%) VBA
10 3 (3.61%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.61%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.41%) Perl
11 2 (2.41%) PHP
11 2 (2.41%) Ruby
12 1 (1.20%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (1.20%) PHP5
12 1 (1.20%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) Degree
2 4 (4.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) WCAG
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Puppet
1 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) IBM
3 7 (8.43%) Business Objects
4 3 (3.61%) WSO2
5 2 (2.41%) ION Trading
5 2 (2.41%) MKS
5 2 (2.41%) Fujitsu
5 2 (2.41%) Alterian
6 1 (1.20%) Freescale
6 1 (1.20%) Green Hills
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle
6 1 (1.20%) SAP
6 1 (1.20%) Autodesk
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Connectus
Rate: £28 - £38 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £340 - £400 per day + Neg.
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