Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 76 60
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 23 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.62% 1.54% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.85% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 21
Birmingham median daily rate £525 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £410 £288 £315
90th Percentile £561 £438 £400
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £43.75 £40.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.02% +12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £35.13 £39.10 £29.25
90th Percentile £46.75 £53.75 £41.30
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £38.75 £39.20
% change year-on-year +16.13% -1.15% +24.68%

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 1,185 1,350 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.45% 82.97% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 813 995 731
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £227 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 34
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.27 £10.60
90th Percentile £32.00 £48.95 £27.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.12 £17.00
% change year-on-year -36.86% +47.76% -15.00%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018, 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 14 (60.87%) Java
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
3 11 (47.83%) Scrum
3 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 10 (43.48%) Spring
4 10 (43.48%) Pair Programming
4 10 (43.48%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) Eclipse
5 9 (39.13%) J2EE
5 9 (39.13%) Ajax
5 9 (39.13%) Spring MVC
5 9 (39.13%) MVC
5 9 (39.13%) Hibernate
5 9 (39.13%) jQuery
5 9 (39.13%) Co-Creation
5 9 (39.13%) Java 8
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Struts
7 4 (17.39%) C++
8 3 (13.04%) C
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.04%) OO
8 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
8 3 (13.04%) Docker
8 3 (13.04%) DevOps
9 2 (8.70%) User Experience
9 2 (8.70%) Android Development
9 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.70%) SDLC

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 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) PHPUnit
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Automotive
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) Java Developer
3 7 (30.43%) Software Engineer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Android Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Spring
2 9 (39.13%) Ajax
2 9 (39.13%) Hibernate
2 9 (39.13%) J2EE
2 9 (39.13%) jQuery
2 9 (39.13%) Spring MVC
3 4 (17.39%) Struts
4 2 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware
4 2 (8.70%) Node.js
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
5 1 (4.35%) Behat
5 1 (4.35%) Doctrine
5 1 (4.35%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) HTML5
5 1 (4.35%) JMS
5 1 (4.35%) MEAN Stack
5 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Scrum
1 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (43.48%) Pair Programming
3 9 (39.13%) Co-Creation
3 9 (39.13%) MVC
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Android Development
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.70%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Open Source
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.35%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Java
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 11 (47.83%) JavaScript
4 9 (39.13%) Java 8
5 4 (17.39%) C++
6 3 (13.04%) C
6 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
7 2 (8.70%) Embedded C++
8 1 (4.35%) C#
8 1 (4.35%) Go
8 1 (4.35%) PHP
8 1 (4.35%) PHP 7
8 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Zend