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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 49 80 90
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 106 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.55% 1.68% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.32% 2.21% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 20 16
Median daily rate £415 £340 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £290 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £416 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £34.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -3.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £30.21 £29.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
2455 1809 1834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.11% 76.17% 77.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1484 1122 969
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 73 139
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 1 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 1 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 +13 58 £415 +45.61% 1
Coventry +2 11 £400 +35.59% 5
Birmingham -8 9 £410 +20.58% 4
Solihull - 8 £338 - 2
Warwickshire -6 6 £343 +14.16% 7
Herefordshire - 4 - - 1
Staffordshire -1 2 £210 -41.25% 4
Worcestershire -7 1 £400 - 3
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 114 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (35.16%) DevOps
3 72 (32.88%) Linux
4 68 (31.05%) Puppet
5 62 (28.31%) SQL
6 60 (27.40%) Java
7 59 (26.94%) Git (software)
8 58 (26.48%) Cloud Computing
9 55 (25.11%) Unix
10 54 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
11 53 (24.20%) Google
12 52 (23.74%) Amazon AWS
13 49 (22.37%) Shell Script
14 46 (21.00%) Ruby
15 45 (20.55%) Atlassian
16 44 (20.09%) OpenStack
16 44 (20.09%) Packer
17 42 (19.18%) Security Cleared
18 39 (17.81%) Scala
18 39 (17.81%) SC Cleared
19 38 (17.35%) Scrum
20 37 (16.89%) Vagrant
21 36 (16.44%) Open Source
21 36 (16.44%) JIRA
21 36 (16.44%) C#
22 34 (15.53%) Service Management
22 34 (15.53%) Confluence
22 34 (15.53%) MuleSoft
23 33 (15.07%) MongoDB
24 32 (14.61%) .NET

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 (20.09%) OpenStack
2 34 (15.53%) Confluence
3 22 (10.05%) WebLogic
4 16 (7.31%) Apache
5 11 (5.02%) JBoss
5 11 (5.02%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (2.28%) Mule
7 3 (1.37%) IIS
8 2 (0.91%) SAS
9 1 (0.46%) CMS
9 1 (0.46%) Drupal
9 1 (0.46%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.46%) nginx
9 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.46%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 58 (26.48%) Cloud Computing
2 54 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (23.74%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (4.11%) Google App Engine
4 9 (4.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.83%) SaaS
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) GitHub
6 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.85%) SSL
1 15 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.94%) HTTP
3 10 (4.57%) Ethernet
3 10 (4.57%) SNMP
4 7 (3.20%) Firewall
5 5 (2.28%) Internet
5 5 (2.28%) IPv4
6 4 (1.83%) DHCP
6 4 (1.83%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.83%) VPN
6 4 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.83%) Wireless
6 4 (1.83%) ZigBee
7 3 (1.37%) Network Security
8 1 (0.46%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.46%) Extranet
8 1 (0.46%) Intranet
8 1 (0.46%) Multicast
8 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.07%) MongoDB
2 18 (8.22%) Pentaho
3 17 (7.76%) Hadoop
4 13 (5.94%) MariaDB
4 13 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 11 (5.02%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.74%) MySQL
8 3 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.91%) Redis
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
10 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.46%) OLTP
10 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (26.94%) Git (software)
2 37 (16.89%) Vagrant
3 36 (16.44%) JIRA
4 28 (12.79%) Selenium
5 23 (10.50%) ClearCase
5 23 (10.50%) PVCS
6 19 (8.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (8.22%) FishEye
7 18 (8.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 18 (8.22%) Subversion
8 17 (7.76%) Jenkins
9 16 (7.31%) Bitbucket
9 16 (7.31%) ClearQuest
9 16 (7.31%) GitLab
9 16 (7.31%) JIRA Agile
10 13 (5.94%) Eclipse
11 12 (5.48%) IntelliJ
11 12 (5.48%) Visual Studio
12 11 (5.02%) JUnit
13 10 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (1.83%) Electronics
1 4 (1.83%) Retail
2 2 (0.91%) Automotive
2 2 (0.91%) Finance
3 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.46%) Games
Job Titles
1 128 (58.45%) Developer
2 61 (27.85%) Software Engineer
3 34 (15.53%) Applications Developer
4 33 (15.07%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 25 (11.42%) Java Engineer
6 24 (10.96%) Java Developer
7 23 (10.50%) Java Software Engineer
8 22 (10.05%) .NET Developer
8 22 (10.05%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (9.59%) Java Software Developer
10 20 (9.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (9.13%) Support Engineer
11 19 (8.68%) Lead Developer
12 17 (7.76%) Senior Developer
12 17 (7.76%) Software Developer
13 16 (7.31%) Scala Software Engineer
14 15 (6.85%) C# Developer
14 15 (6.85%) Java Scala Developer
14 15 (6.85%) Java Scala Software Engineer
14 15 (6.85%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.61%) .NET
2 30 (13.70%) XML
3 28 (12.79%) ELK Stack
3 28 (12.79%) Sensu
4 27 (12.33%) Play Framework
5 26 (11.87%) J2EE
6 25 (11.42%) JSON
7 24 (10.96%) Spring
8 23 (10.50%) REST
8 23 (10.50%) SOAP
9 22 (10.05%) J2SE
10 20 (9.13%) CSS
10 20 (9.13%) Hibernate
10 20 (9.13%) HTML
11 19 (8.68%) RabbitMQ
12 16 (7.31%) HTML5
13 12 (5.48%) ASP.NET
14 11 (5.02%) EJB
15 10 (4.57%) Web Services
16 9 (4.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.48%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.20%) Data Integration
3 6 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.28%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.83%) Arduino
5 4 (1.83%) Home Automation
5 4 (1.83%) Internet of Things
5 4 (1.83%) Raspberry Pi
6 3 (1.37%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.46%) Clustering
8 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.46%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.46%) Replication
8 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (32.88%) Linux
2 55 (25.11%) Unix
3 13 (5.94%) Windows
4 5 (2.28%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.91%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.46%) Android
7 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Fedora
7 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (35.16%) DevOps
3 38 (17.35%) Scrum
4 36 (16.44%) Open Source
5 34 (15.53%) Service Management
6 31 (14.16%) Configuration Management
7 24 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (10.96%) Microservices
8 23 (10.50%) Identity Access Management
9 18 (8.22%) Mentoring
10 16 (7.31%) TDD
11 13 (5.94%) MVC
12 12 (5.48%) Coaching
12 12 (5.48%) Migration
13 11 (5.02%) Analytics
14 10 (4.57%) People Management
14 10 (4.57%) Performance Management
14 10 (4.57%) Test Strategy
15 9 (4.11%) UML
15 9 (4.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (28.31%) SQL
2 60 (27.40%) Java
3 49 (22.37%) Shell Script
4 46 (21.00%) Ruby
5 39 (17.81%) Scala
6 36 (16.44%) C#
7 19 (8.68%) JavaScript
8 17 (7.76%) C
9 9 (4.11%) C++
9 9 (4.11%) VB
9 9 (4.11%) VB6
10 7 (3.20%) Haskell
10 7 (3.20%) Perl
10 7 (3.20%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.20%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.74%) Groovy
12 4 (1.83%) Python
13 3 (1.37%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.91%) VBA
15 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 39 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.85%) Degree
4 4 (1.83%) CCNA
4 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.37%) ISEB
5 3 (1.37%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.20%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.46%) WAI
System Software
1 24 (10.96%) Docker
2 5 (2.28%) iptables
2 5 (2.28%) OpenSSH
3 4 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 68 (31.05%) Puppet
2 44 (20.09%) Packer
3 30 (13.70%) Consul
3 30 (13.70%) Terraform
4 28 (12.79%) Uchiwa
5 27 (12.33%) Graphite
6 14 (6.39%) Grafana
7 1 (0.46%) Kibana
7 1 (0.46%) MOM
7 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (24.20%) Google
2 45 (20.55%) Atlassian
3 34 (15.53%) MuleSoft
4 28 (12.79%) ForgeRock
5 22 (10.05%) webMethods
6 17 (7.76%) Oracle
7 16 (7.31%) Adobe
7 16 (7.31%) BMC
8 13 (5.94%) Microsoft
9 11 (5.02%) Cloudera
10 9 (4.11%) Informatica
10 9 (4.11%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.11%) WSO2
11 4 (1.83%) Cisco
12 3 (1.37%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.37%) F5
12 3 (1.37%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.37%) Juniper
13 2 (0.91%) IBM
13 2 (0.91%) Pega
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