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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 79 65 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 55 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.01% 2.11% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.66% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 10
Median daily rate £360 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £445 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 13
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £31.44 £30.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +4.50%
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
2254 2031 1709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.47% 79.46% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1118 1000
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 76 90
Median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £11.08 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 December 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 +1 14 £421 +8.01% 2
Solihull +10 12 - - 4
Birmingham +3 11 £360 +100.00% 7
Warwickshire -10 7 £338 +14.89% 7
Staffordshire - 4 - - 3
Worcestershire 0 1 £338 - 5
West Bromwich - 1 £338 -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 92 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (30.86%) C#
3 49 (30.25%) SQL
4 44 (27.16%) .NET
4 44 (27.16%) Java
5 42 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 37 (22.84%) HTML
7 34 (20.99%) Visual Studio
8 33 (20.37%) XML
9 32 (19.75%) Security Cleared
10 31 (19.14%) CSS
11 30 (18.52%) UML
12 29 (17.90%) SQL Server
13 27 (16.67%) Linux
14 26 (16.05%) C++
14 26 (16.05%) Scrum
15 25 (15.43%) JavaScript
15 25 (15.43%) Degree
16 24 (14.81%) Computer Science
16 24 (14.81%) DevOps
17 23 (14.20%) jQuery
17 23 (14.20%) SC Cleared
17 23 (14.20%) C
17 23 (14.20%) Unix
18 22 (13.58%) MS Excel
19 21 (12.96%) Scala
20 19 (11.73%) Waterfall
20 19 (11.73%) SOAP
20 19 (11.73%) MVC
21 18 (11.11%) Selenium

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 13 (8.02%) Apache
2 11 (6.79%) NServiceBus
3 10 (6.17%) Confluence
4 9 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.94%) IIS
6 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.09%) JBoss
7 5 (3.09%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.85%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 22 (13.58%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Project
2 2 (1.23%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (1.23%) Primavera
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.47%) Google App Engine
3 4 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.41%) Broadband
2 7 (4.32%) SNMP
3 6 (3.70%) Ethernet
3 6 (3.70%) SSL
3 6 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.85%) Internet
4 3 (1.85%) IPv4
5 2 (1.23%) Multicast
6 1 (0.62%) HTTP
6 1 (0.62%) Intranet
6 1 (0.62%) LDAP
6 1 (0.62%) SSH
6 1 (0.62%) Telnet
6 1 (0.62%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.90%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.49%) MongoDB
3 12 (7.41%) MySQL
3 12 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.23%) HBase
6 2 (1.23%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.23%) OLTP
6 2 (1.23%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.62%) Riak
Development Applications
1 34 (20.99%) Visual Studio
2 18 (11.11%) Selenium
3 15 (9.26%) Git (software)
4 14 (8.64%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (6.17%) JIRA
6 8 (4.94%) Eclipse
7 6 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 6 (3.70%) FishEye
7 6 (3.70%) GoCD
7 6 (3.70%) IntelliJ
7 6 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.09%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.47%) JUnit
10 3 (1.85%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.85%) CppUnit
10 3 (1.85%) Maven
10 3 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (1.85%) TestNG
General
1 13 (8.02%) Automotive
2 12 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.70%) Electronics
3 6 (3.70%) Finance
4 4 (2.47%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.85%) Games
6 1 (0.62%) Avionics
6 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 87 (53.70%) Software Engineer
2 46 (28.40%) Developer
3 21 (12.96%) Embedded Engineer
3 21 (12.96%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 19 (11.73%) C# Software Engineer
5 17 (10.49%) .NET Software Engineer
6 15 (9.26%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (8.64%) .NET Team Leader
7 14 (8.64%) Team Leader
8 13 (8.02%) Java Developer
8 13 (8.02%) Lead Software Engineer
9 12 (7.41%) Architect
9 12 (7.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 12 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (7.41%) Software Developer
10 11 (6.79%) C# Developer
10 11 (6.79%) Java Engineer
10 11 (6.79%) Scala Software Engineer
10 11 (6.79%) Software Team Leader
11 10 (6.17%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (27.16%) .NET
2 37 (22.84%) HTML
3 33 (20.37%) XML
4 31 (19.14%) CSS
5 23 (14.20%) jQuery
6 19 (11.73%) SOAP
7 14 (8.64%) .NET Framework
7 14 (8.64%) KnockoutJS
7 14 (8.64%) Play Framework
7 14 (8.64%) WCF
8 13 (8.02%) HTML5
9 11 (6.79%) JSON
9 11 (6.79%) StructureMap
9 11 (6.79%) Web Services
10 9 (5.56%) AngularJS
10 9 (5.56%) Hibernate
10 9 (5.56%) REST
10 9 (5.56%) Spring
11 8 (4.94%) J2EE
11 8 (4.94%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.81%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.09%) e-Learning
4 3 (1.85%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.23%) Replication
5 2 (1.23%) Telematics
6 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.62%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.62%) Physics
6 1 (0.62%) Smart Home
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
6 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.67%) Linux
2 23 (14.20%) Unix
3 13 (8.02%) Windows
4 5 (3.09%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.47%) Android
5 4 (2.47%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.85%) Debian
6 3 (1.85%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.85%) VxWorks
7 2 (1.23%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.62%) AIX
8 1 (0.62%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (56.79%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.52%) UML
3 26 (16.05%) Scrum
4 24 (14.81%) DevOps
5 19 (11.73%) MVC
5 19 (11.73%) Waterfall
6 16 (9.88%) Open Source
7 15 (9.26%) Multithreading
8 14 (8.64%) V-Model
9 12 (7.41%) OO
10 11 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (6.79%) Microservices
11 10 (6.17%) User Stories
12 8 (4.94%) Coaching
12 8 (4.94%) Mentoring
12 8 (4.94%) TDD
12 8 (4.94%) Web Development
13 7 (4.32%) Automated Testing
13 7 (4.32%) Migration
13 7 (4.32%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 50 (30.86%) C#
2 49 (30.25%) SQL
3 44 (27.16%) Java
4 26 (16.05%) C++
5 25 (15.43%) JavaScript
6 23 (14.20%) C
7 21 (12.96%) Scala
8 14 (8.64%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.56%) Embedded C
10 8 (4.94%) Python
11 6 (3.70%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.09%) Groovy
12 5 (3.09%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.85%) Ruby
14 2 (1.23%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.23%) PHP
14 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.23%) R
15 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.62%) ES6
Qualifications
1 32 (19.75%) Security Cleared
2 25 (15.43%) Degree
3 23 (14.20%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.23%) PhD
5 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) QA
2 11 (6.79%) MISRA
3 3 (1.85%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.62%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.62%) WAI
System Software
1 10 (6.17%) Docker
2 3 (1.85%) Firmware
2 3 (1.85%) iptables
2 3 (1.85%) OpenSSH
3 2 (1.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 12 (7.41%) Puppet
2 2 (1.23%) Consul
2 2 (1.23%) Grafana
2 2 (1.23%) Graphite
2 2 (1.23%) MOM
2 2 (1.23%) Packer
2 2 (1.23%) SCOM
2 2 (1.23%) Terraform
2 2 (1.23%) Uchiwa
3 1 (0.62%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.56%) Oracle
3 8 (4.94%) webMethods
4 6 (3.70%) Google
5 5 (3.09%) Canon
5 5 (3.09%) Pega
6 4 (2.47%) Adobe
6 4 (2.47%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.85%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.23%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.23%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.23%) IBM
8 2 (1.23%) ILOG
8 2 (1.23%) Informatica
8 2 (1.23%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.62%) Casewise
9 1 (0.62%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.62%) WSO2
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Joseph Harry Ltd
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