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 4 March 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 82 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 34 45 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 2.04% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 2.87% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 3
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£300 £325 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -40.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.21% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £27.50 £30.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £37.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
1586 1567 1268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.96% 71.19% 69.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 820 634
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 82 98
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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
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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
Warwickshire 0 8 - - 5
Staffordshire -1 6 £300 -17.80% 1
Birmingham -12 6 £348 +4.90% 7
Worcestershire +1 4 - - 7
Shropshire -13 3 £538 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £450 - 1
Herefordshire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 6
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 27 (38.57%) SQL
2 26 (37.14%) Automotive
3 24 (34.29%) .NET
4 22 (31.43%) C#
5 20 (28.57%) Degree
6 17 (24.29%) OO
7 16 (22.86%) C
8 15 (21.43%) C++
9 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (18.57%) VBScript
10 13 (18.57%) UML
11 12 (17.14%) Unit Testing
12 11 (15.71%) XML
13 10 (14.29%) VBA
13 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 10 (14.29%) HTML
13 10 (14.29%) Java
13 10 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
13 10 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
13 10 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
13 10 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
14 9 (12.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
14 9 (12.86%) VB
14 9 (12.86%) VB.NET
14 9 (12.86%) CSS
14 9 (12.86%) Six Sigma
15 8 (11.43%) Spreadsheet
15 8 (11.43%) Test Scripting
15 8 (11.43%) WPF

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 4 (5.71%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.43%) WinCC
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.43%) JBoss
4 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.43%) MQSeries
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Spreadsheet
2 6 (8.57%) Simulink
3 4 (5.71%) MS Office
3 4 (5.71%) TargetLink
4 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
4 3 (4.29%) Stateflow
5 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.43%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) X.509
1 4 (5.71%) ASN.1
1 4 (5.71%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) SSDT
6 1 (1.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
1 10 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
2 6 (8.57%) Subversion
3 3 (4.29%) Selenium
3 3 (4.29%) JIRA
4 2 (2.86%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.86%) IntelliJ
4 2 (2.86%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.86%) JUnit
4 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.43%) NetBeans
5 1 (1.43%) Ant
5 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (37.14%) Automotive
2 3 (4.29%) Electronics
3 2 (2.86%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (61.43%) Software Engineer
2 28 (40.00%) Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Software Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Programmer
6 6 (8.57%) .NET Programmer
6 6 (8.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.14%) C# Programmer
7 5 (7.14%) .NET Software Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET Developer
10 1 (1.43%) Head of Software Engineering
10 1 (1.43%) UI Programmer
10 1 (1.43%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) .NET
2 11 (15.71%) XML
3 10 (14.29%) HTML
4 9 (12.86%) CSS
5 8 (11.43%) WPF
6 7 (10.00%) WCF
7 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
7 4 (5.71%) WinForms
7 4 (5.71%) GTK+
7 4 (5.71%) JSON
7 4 (5.71%) .NET Framework
7 4 (5.71%) LINQ
7 4 (5.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (4.29%) jQuery
8 3 (4.29%) Ajax
8 3 (4.29%) DHTML
9 2 (2.86%) DirectX
9 2 (2.86%) Spring
9 2 (2.86%) HTML5
9 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Mechatronics
1 7 (10.00%) CAN bus
2 4 (5.71%) Cryptography
2 4 (5.71%) PKI
2 4 (5.71%) Mathematics
2 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.43%) SCADA
4 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
3 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (24.29%) OO
2 14 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.57%) UML
4 12 (17.14%) Unit Testing
5 10 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
5 10 (14.29%) Embedded Software Development
6 9 (12.86%) Six Sigma
7 8 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.00%) Change Management
8 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (8.57%) OOP
9 6 (8.57%) TDD
10 5 (7.14%) Scrum
10 5 (7.14%) Project Management
11 4 (5.71%) Validation
11 4 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (5.71%) Cyber Security
12 3 (4.29%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (4.29%) Waterfall
12 3 (4.29%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) SQL
2 22 (31.43%) C#
3 16 (22.86%) C
4 15 (21.43%) C++
5 13 (18.57%) VBScript
6 10 (14.29%) VBA
6 10 (14.29%) Java
7 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
7 9 (12.86%) VB
7 9 (12.86%) VB.NET
8 6 (8.57%) MATLAB
9 4 (5.71%) Embedded C
9 4 (5.71%) PHP
9 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.86%) VC++
10 2 (2.86%) Embedded C++
10 2 (2.86%) XAML
10 2 (2.86%) VB6
10 2 (2.86%) Scala
10 2 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (28.57%) Degree
2 9 (12.86%) Six Sigma Green Belt
3 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) VCP4
5 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
Vendors
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.86%) MathWorks
2 2 (2.86%) Perforce
2 2 (2.86%) Google
3 1 (1.43%) Talend
3 1 (1.43%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.43%) Allen-Bradley
3 1 (1.43%) Twitter
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle
3 1 (1.43%) Siemens
3 1 (1.43%) Apple
3 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.43%) IBM
Coventry
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warwickshire
Connectus
Rate: £31.44 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £32 - £38 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago