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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / West Midlands
Rank 82 53 87
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +34
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 39 80 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.62% 3.09% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 3.77% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 42 5
Median daily rate £468 £383 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £448 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 14
Median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.37 £37.50 £26.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £37.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +12.82%

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
1918 2120 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.68% 81.85% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1204 935
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 47 104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £39.00 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +7 16 £513 +57.69% 11
Warwickshire 0 6 £343 +14.16% 2
Coventry -10 6 - - 2
Shropshire -13 4 £475 +18.75% 1
Staffordshire - 3 - - 2
Worcestershire 0 2 £388 -3.12% 8
Solihull -9 2 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 63 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.59%) HTML
3 36 (30.51%) CSS
4 30 (25.42%) Java
5 29 (24.58%) C#
5 29 (24.58%) Security Cleared
6 27 (22.88%) jQuery
7 25 (21.19%) JavaScript
8 24 (20.34%) .NET
9 23 (19.49%) C++
9 23 (19.49%) Scrum
10 22 (18.64%) SQL
10 22 (18.64%) SQL Server
11 21 (17.80%) Visual Studio
11 21 (17.80%) XML
11 21 (17.80%) MVC
11 21 (17.80%) HTML5
12 20 (16.95%) SC Cleared
13 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
14 18 (15.25%) OO
15 17 (14.41%) C
16 16 (13.56%) UML
16 16 (13.56%) Automotive
16 16 (13.56%) AngularJS
17 15 (12.71%) Multithreading
18 14 (11.86%) KnockoutJS
19 13 (11.02%) Linux
19 13 (11.02%) Embedded C
19 13 (11.02%) WCF
20 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration

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 11 (9.32%) NServiceBus
2 4 (3.39%) Confluence
2 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.54%) Apache
3 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.69%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.69%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Excel
1 5 (4.24%) Simulink
2 2 (1.69%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.85%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (1.69%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) Slack
3 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.17%) Broadband
2 5 (4.24%) Skype
3 2 (1.69%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.85%) FlexRay
4 1 (0.85%) HTTP
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) RFID
4 1 (0.85%) SSH
4 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) Telnet
4 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.85%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.24%) MySQL
4 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.69%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.69%) HBase
5 2 (1.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.69%) Pentaho
5 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.85%) Riak
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (17.80%) Visual Studio
2 12 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.63%) gulp
5 7 (5.93%) Mocha
5 7 (5.93%) Selenium
6 6 (5.08%) Grunt
6 6 (5.08%) Jenkins
7 5 (4.24%) JSHint
8 4 (3.39%) JIRA
8 4 (3.39%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.54%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.54%) Maven
10 2 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.69%) GoCD
10 2 (1.69%) Hudson
10 2 (1.69%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.69%) LabVIEW
10 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.85%) NuGet
General
1 16 (13.56%) Automotive
2 12 (10.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.08%) Electronics
4 5 (4.24%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.39%) Finance
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (46.61%) Software Engineer
2 37 (31.36%) Developer
3 15 (12.71%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (11.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) C++ Software Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Architect
6 10 (8.47%) C# Software Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) .NET Software Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) .NET Developer
9 5 (4.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Real Time Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Real Time Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Real Time Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (4.24%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (35.59%) HTML
2 36 (30.51%) CSS
3 27 (22.88%) jQuery
4 24 (20.34%) .NET
5 21 (17.80%) HTML5
5 21 (17.80%) XML
6 16 (13.56%) AngularJS
7 14 (11.86%) KnockoutJS
8 13 (11.02%) WCF
9 11 (9.32%) CSS3
9 11 (9.32%) Node.js
9 11 (9.32%) SOAP
9 11 (9.32%) StructureMap
10 9 (7.63%) React
11 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET
11 6 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (5.08%) DOM
12 5 (4.24%) Express
12 5 (4.24%) Gherkin
12 5 (4.24%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.24%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.39%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.54%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.54%) User Experience
5 3 (2.54%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.69%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.85%) SCADA
7 1 (0.85%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.02%) Linux
2 10 (8.47%) Unix
3 4 (3.39%) Android
3 4 (3.39%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.54%) Debian
4 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
4 3 (2.54%) Windows
5 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (53.39%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.49%) Scrum
3 21 (17.80%) MVC
4 18 (15.25%) OO
5 16 (13.56%) UML
6 15 (12.71%) Multithreading
7 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (7.63%) Mentoring
8 9 (7.63%) Web Development
8 9 (7.63%) Workflow
9 7 (5.93%) Kanban
9 7 (5.93%) Microservices
9 7 (5.93%) User Stories
9 7 (5.93%) Validation
10 6 (5.08%) BDD
10 6 (5.08%) Front End Development
10 6 (5.08%) Manual Testing
10 6 (5.08%) Unit Testing
11 5 (4.24%) Defect Management
11 5 (4.24%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.42%) Java
2 29 (24.58%) C#
3 25 (21.19%) JavaScript
4 23 (19.49%) C++
5 22 (18.64%) SQL
6 17 (14.41%) C
7 13 (11.02%) Embedded C
8 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
9 9 (7.63%) Python
10 5 (4.24%) ECMAScript
10 5 (4.24%) MATLAB
10 5 (4.24%) Scala
11 4 (3.39%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.54%) ES6
12 3 (2.54%) Ruby
13 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.69%) Go
13 2 (1.69%) Groovy
13 2 (1.69%) Korn
13 2 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (24.58%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.93%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.17%) MISRA
2 8 (6.78%) QA
3 5 (4.24%) MISRA C
4 3 (2.54%) ISO26262
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Docker
2 3 (2.54%) Firmware
3 2 (1.69%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (3.39%) Ansible
2 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.24%) IBM
3 4 (3.39%) Canon
3 4 (3.39%) Google
3 4 (3.39%) Pega
3 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.54%) Oracle
5 2 (1.69%) Apple
5 2 (1.69%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.69%) Cloudera
5 2 (1.69%) ILOG
5 2 (1.69%) Informatica
6 1 (0.85%) Casewise
6 1 (0.85%) QNX
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Premier IT
Rate: £350 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago