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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 47 56
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.77% 1.34% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.19% 1.65% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £450 £325 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -6.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £483 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £38.75 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.13% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 502 544 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.84% 81.07% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 342 368
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 28 March 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 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (45.83%) HTML
2 11 (45.83%) CSS
3 10 (41.67%) HTML5
4 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
5 7 (29.17%) Workflow
6 6 (25.00%) jQuery
6 6 (25.00%) gulp
7 5 (20.83%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (20.83%) Mocha
7 5 (20.83%) Node.js
7 5 (20.83%) CSS3
7 5 (20.83%) Express
7 5 (20.83%) JSHint
7 5 (20.83%) Java
7 5 (20.83%) C
7 5 (20.83%) Unix
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) ECMAScript
8 4 (16.67%) DOM
8 4 (16.67%) C#
8 4 (16.67%) .NET
8 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
8 4 (16.67%) Microservices
8 4 (16.67%) Mustache
8 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
9 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Simulink
2 1 (4.17%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Slack
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Skype
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (25.00%) gulp
3 5 (20.83%) JSHint
3 5 (20.83%) Mocha
4 1 (4.17%) Grunt
4 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
4 1 (4.17%) NuGet
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Aerospace
1 3 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
1 10 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) IoT Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Software Verification Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) CSS
1 11 (45.83%) HTML
2 10 (41.67%) HTML5
3 6 (25.00%) jQuery
4 5 (20.83%) CSS3
4 5 (20.83%) Express
4 5 (20.83%) Node.js
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 4 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.67%) DOM
5 4 (16.67%) Mustache
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (8.33%) Dojo
7 2 (8.33%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.33%) Spring
8 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
8 1 (4.17%) WCF
8 1 (4.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Internet of Things
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Fintech
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) VxWorks
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Workflow
3 4 (16.67%) Asynchronous Programming
3 4 (16.67%) Microservices
4 3 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.50%) MVC
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) OO
5 2 (8.33%) Presales
5 2 (8.33%) Process Management
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (4.17%) Inversion of Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) C
2 5 (20.83%) ECMAScript
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (12.50%) Embedded C
5 2 (8.33%) Ada
5 2 (8.33%) C++
5 2 (8.33%) MATLAB
5 2 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
6 1 (4.17%) Objective-C
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO26262
1 1 (4.17%) MISRA
1 1 (4.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Apple
1 2 (8.33%) Google
1 2 (8.33%) IBM
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