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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 39 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 120 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.15% 1.34% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.12% 1.79% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 13 12
Average daily rate £400 £300 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £292 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £402 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 12
Average hourly rate £33.38 £34.00 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.83% +7.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £28.97 £25.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
2342 2011 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.09% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1199 934
Average daily rate £400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 100 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Shropshire +27 79 £400 - 1
Solihull - 10 £338 - 2
Coventry 0 8 £450 +50.00% 4
Birmingham +4 6 £438 +8.02% 12
Staffordshire +8 1 £325 +8.33% 1
Warwickshire -12 1 - - 12
Worcestershire - 1 - - 4
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 82 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (30.77%) Linux
3 53 (29.12%) Puppet
4 52 (28.57%) DevOps
5 48 (26.37%) Cloud Computing
5 48 (26.37%) Git (software)
5 48 (26.37%) Shell Script
6 44 (24.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 43 (23.63%) Ruby
8 42 (23.08%) Google
8 42 (23.08%) SQL
8 42 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
8 42 (23.08%) OpenStack
8 42 (23.08%) Packer
9 39 (21.43%) Java
9 39 (21.43%) Unix
9 39 (21.43%) Atlassian
10 35 (19.23%) Vagrant
11 32 (17.58%) Service Management
12 31 (17.03%) .NET
12 31 (17.03%) JIRA
12 31 (17.03%) MuleSoft
13 30 (16.48%) Terraform
13 30 (16.48%) Configuration Management
14 29 (15.93%) Scrum
14 29 (15.93%) Confluence
15 28 (15.38%) Security Cleared
15 28 (15.38%) C#
16 26 (14.29%) Sensu
16 26 (14.29%) Uchiwa

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 42 (23.08%) OpenStack
2 29 (15.93%) Confluence
3 9 (4.95%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.85%) Apache
4 7 (3.85%) JBoss
5 5 (2.75%) Mule
6 3 (1.65%) Node.js
6 3 (1.65%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.10%) SAS
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
8 1 (0.55%) Documentum
8 1 (0.55%) Drupal
8 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.55%) Tornado
8 1 (0.55%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.20%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 48 (26.37%) Cloud Computing
2 44 (24.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.10%) SaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.59%) HTTP
1 12 (6.59%) SSL
2 10 (5.49%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 6 (3.30%) Firewall
5 4 (2.20%) DHCP
5 4 (2.20%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.20%) Internet
5 4 (2.20%) VPN
5 4 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.20%) Wireless
5 4 (2.20%) ZigBee
6 3 (1.65%) IPv4
6 3 (1.65%) SNMP
7 2 (1.10%) Network Security
8 1 (0.55%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.55%) Extranet
8 1 (0.55%) Intranet
8 1 (0.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.89%) Pentaho
2 17 (9.34%) Hadoop
3 14 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 13 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (7.14%) MariaDB
5 9 (4.95%) SQL Server
6 8 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.65%) MySQL
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.10%) Redis
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.55%) Big Data
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (26.37%) Git (software)
2 35 (19.23%) Vagrant
3 31 (17.03%) JIRA
4 19 (10.44%) PVCS
5 17 (9.34%) ClearCase
6 16 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (7.69%) Subversion
8 13 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (7.14%) ClearQuest
8 13 (7.14%) FishEye
8 13 (7.14%) GitLab
8 13 (7.14%) JIRA Agile
8 13 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (6.04%) Jenkins
9 11 (6.04%) Selenium
10 9 (4.95%) Bitbucket
11 8 (4.40%) Eclipse
12 7 (3.85%) IntelliJ
13 6 (3.30%) JUnit
14 3 (1.65%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 7 (3.85%) Finance
2 5 (2.75%) Automotive
3 4 (2.20%) Retail
4 3 (1.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.10%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 109 (59.89%) Developer
2 42 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 31 (17.03%) Applications Developer
4 22 (12.09%) Senior Developer
5 21 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 21 (11.54%) Analyst
6 17 (9.34%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 15 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
8 13 (7.14%) WinForms Developer
9 12 (6.59%) Software Developer
9 12 (6.59%) Support Engineer
9 12 (6.59%) Test Analyst
10 11 (6.04%) Cloud Developer
11 10 (5.49%) Digital Developer
11 10 (5.49%) Java Developer
11 10 (5.49%) Senior Applications Developer
12 9 (4.95%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Support
12 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (17.03%) .NET
2 26 (14.29%) ELK Stack
2 26 (14.29%) Sensu
3 20 (10.99%) CSS
4 19 (10.44%) HTML
4 19 (10.44%) RabbitMQ
5 16 (8.79%) XML
6 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 13 (7.14%) J2EE
6 13 (7.14%) WinForms
7 12 (6.59%) REST
7 12 (6.59%) Spring
8 11 (6.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (6.04%) JSON
8 11 (6.04%) SOAP
9 10 (5.49%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.49%) HTML5
9 10 (5.49%) Play Framework
10 9 (4.95%) J2SE
11 8 (4.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.85%) Data Integration
2 4 (2.20%) Arduino
2 4 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (2.20%) Home Automation
2 4 (2.20%) Internet of Things
2 4 (2.20%) Raspberry Pi
2 4 (2.20%) User Experience
3 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
3 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.65%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.10%) Clustering
4 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (30.77%) Linux
2 39 (21.43%) Unix
3 10 (5.49%) Windows
4 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.55%) Android
5 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.55%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (45.05%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.57%) DevOps
3 32 (17.58%) Service Management
4 30 (16.48%) Configuration Management
5 29 (15.93%) Scrum
6 21 (11.54%) Identity Access Management
7 19 (10.44%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (8.79%) Open Source
9 15 (8.24%) Mentoring
9 15 (8.24%) Migration
9 15 (8.24%) MVC
10 13 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (6.59%) TDD
12 11 (6.04%) Microservices
13 10 (5.49%) Analytics
13 10 (5.49%) Test Automation
13 10 (5.49%) Test Scripting
13 10 (5.49%) Test Strategy
14 9 (4.95%) Process Improvement
15 7 (3.85%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.37%) Shell Script
2 43 (23.63%) Ruby
3 42 (23.08%) SQL
4 39 (21.43%) Java
5 28 (15.38%) C#
6 19 (10.44%) JavaScript
7 16 (8.79%) Scala
8 15 (8.24%) VB
8 15 (8.24%) VB6
9 14 (7.69%) VB.NET
10 10 (5.49%) C
10 10 (5.49%) C++
10 10 (5.49%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.30%) Haskell
12 5 (2.75%) Python
13 4 (2.20%) Perl
14 2 (1.10%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.10%) Groovy
14 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.75%) Degree
4 3 (1.65%) ISEB
4 3 (1.65%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.10%) CCNA
5 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.10%) PMP
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (6.04%) Docker
2 3 (1.65%) iptables
2 3 (1.65%) OpenSSH
3 1 (0.55%) Firmware
3 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 53 (29.12%) Puppet
2 42 (23.08%) Packer
3 30 (16.48%) Terraform
4 26 (14.29%) Uchiwa
5 25 (13.74%) Graphite
6 13 (7.14%) Grafana
Vendors
1 42 (23.08%) Google
2 39 (21.43%) Atlassian
3 31 (17.03%) MuleSoft
4 25 (13.74%) ForgeRock
5 20 (10.99%) Oracle
6 11 (6.04%) Adobe
6 11 (6.04%) BMC
6 11 (6.04%) Cloudera
7 10 (5.49%) WSO2
8 9 (4.95%) Informatica
8 9 (4.95%) webMethods
9 8 (4.40%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.85%) Pega
11 4 (2.20%) Microsoft
12 3 (1.65%) VMware
13 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.10%) Cisco
13 2 (1.10%) F5
13 2 (1.10%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.10%) Juniper
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond
Rate: £1.00 - £100.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
G2 Recruitment
Rate: D.O.E
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: £1 - £100 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago