Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 65 64
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.69% 2.58% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 3.18% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 15
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% +23.64%
10th Percentile £288 £317 £180
90th Percentile £438 £494 £419
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £339
% change year-on-year - +10.70% +23.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.28% +14.29% -7.35%
10th Percentile £39.30 £29.25 £29.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £41.30 £33.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.04 £37.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -1.23% +19.27% -6.91%

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 1298 1227 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.23% 81.20% 75.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 786 661
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £228
90th Percentile £526 £550 £501
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.81 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £32.10 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year +33.94% -6.68% -

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 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 25 November 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 10 (37.04%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 9 (33.33%) C
4 9 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 9 (33.33%) Simulink
5 8 (29.63%) C++
6 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
7 6 (22.22%) HTML5
7 6 (22.22%) HTML
7 6 (22.22%) CSS
8 5 (18.52%) Automotive
8 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 4 (14.81%) Web Development
9 4 (14.81%) Change Management
9 4 (14.81%) Java
9 4 (14.81%) .NET
9 4 (14.81%) CSS3
9 4 (14.81%) jQuery
9 4 (14.81%) MISRA
10 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
10 3 (11.11%) Redux
10 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 3 (11.11%) LESS
10 3 (11.11%) C#
10 3 (11.11%) UML
10 3 (11.11%) Python
10 3 (11.11%) Aerospace

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 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) SNMP
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) Mercurial
2 2 (7.41%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Automotive
2 3 (11.11%) Aerospace
3 2 (7.41%) Retail
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) MATLAB Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) CSS
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
1 6 (22.22%) HTML5
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) CSS3
2 4 (14.81%) jQuery
3 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 3 (11.11%) LESS
3 3 (11.11%) Redux
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.41%) Backbone.js
4 2 (7.41%) DOM
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.70%) EDI
5 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.70%) Node.js
5 1 (3.70%) OpenGL
5 1 (3.70%) Spring
5 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.70%) Smart City
2 1 (3.70%) Smart Energy
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (14.81%) Change Management
3 4 (14.81%) Web Development
4 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 3 (11.11%) UML
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (7.41%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
5 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) Web Design
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Front End Development
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 10 (37.04%) JavaScript
3 9 (33.33%) C
3 9 (33.33%) MATLAB
4 8 (29.63%) C++
5 4 (14.81%) Java
6 3 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (11.11%) Python
7 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
8 1 (3.70%) PHP
8 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) HNC
2 1 (3.70%) NVQ Level 4
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) MISRA
2 2 (7.41%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) IEC 62304
3 1 (3.70%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Ansible
1 1 (3.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Altova
2 1 (3.70%) DevExpress
2 1 (3.70%) Google
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Xamarin