Period
to 26 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 26 April 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 73 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 16 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.23% 1.76% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 2.07% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 13
Birmingham median daily rate £456 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -8.33% +38.46%
10th Percentile £250 £295 £313
90th Percentile £527 £596 £595
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Birmingham median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +7.10% +10.71%
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.23% +10.71%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,092 1,303 981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.81% 85.16% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 772 884 644
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £241 £256
90th Percentile £575 £575 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £449 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 45 20
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.53 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.20% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.44 £8.39 £11.48
90th Percentile £44.88 £42.95 £39.13
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £18.66 £20.75
% change year-on-year -0.86% -10.07% +13.54%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Birmingham over the 6 months to 26 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Birmingham

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) CSS
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) Docker
4 4 (25.00%) Node.js
4 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Google
5 3 (18.75%) Express
5 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
5 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (18.75%) Go
5 3 (18.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
6 2 (12.50%) BigQuery
6 2 (12.50%) Angular 2
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
6 2 (12.50%) Bigtable
6 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (12.50%) NewSQL
6 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development

Software Engineering
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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (12.50%) BigQuery
1 2 (12.50%) Bigtable
1 2 (12.50%) NewSQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) JUnit
1 2 (12.50%) Maven
1 2 (12.50%) TestNG
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Software Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Java Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) UI Developer
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Angular Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Node.js Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Java Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) Node.js
3 3 (18.75%) Express
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Core
4 2 (12.50%) Angular 2
4 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (12.50%) Java EE
5 1 (6.25%) CSS3
5 1 (6.25%) EDI
5 1 (6.25%) Entity Framework
5 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
5 1 (6.25%) HTML5
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) Middleware
5 1 (6.25%) RESTful
5 1 (6.25%) SOAP
5 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (18.75%) E-Commerce
1 3 (18.75%) Front End Development
1 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
1 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 2 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
2 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Android Development
3 1 (6.25%) Co-Creation
3 1 (6.25%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Logistics
3 1 (6.25%) MVC
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) OOD
3 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Go
3 3 (18.75%) PHP
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) C
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded C
4 2 (12.50%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C++
5 1 (6.25%) Java 8
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) DevExpress
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter