Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 77 79
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 10 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.63% 1.64% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.71% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 7
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £360 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +100.00% -34.55%
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £360 £288
% change year-on-year +11.11% +25.22% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.50 £31.85 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.32% +1.10% -7.35%
10th Percentile £39.30 £28.47 £29.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £35.62 £33.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year +6.67% +19.27% -7.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1512 1464 1309
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 96.25% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1075 937 820
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +6.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £212
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Birmingham

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Birmingham

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) C
2 5 (50.00%) Automotive
3 4 (40.00%) C++
3 4 (40.00%) MISRA
4 3 (30.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Java
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
5 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 2 (20.00%) Simulink
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
6 1 (10.00%) ISO 26262
6 1 (10.00%) IEC 62304
6 1 (10.00%) Electronics
6 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
6 1 (10.00%) OpenGL
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
6 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
6 1 (10.00%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (10.00%) HNC
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Python
6 1 (10.00%) SNMP
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SNMP
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (50.00%) Automotive
2 3 (30.00%) Aerospace
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) GStreamer
1 1 (10.00%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (10.00%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) UML
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
4 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) HNC
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) MISRA
2 1 (10.00%) IEC 62304
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 26262