The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 3 months to 22 June 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 / Coventry
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.41% 0.99% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.05% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £388 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +31.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £385 £350
% change year-on-year +1.94% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 235 380 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 95.53% 93.83% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 225 193
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £286 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 24
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -24.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £42.50 £25.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Coventry

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Coventry

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Coventry

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Coventry region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
3 1 (33.33%) Simulink
3 1 (33.33%) Automotive
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 26262
3 1 (33.33%) MISRA C
3 1 (33.33%) MISRA
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) SaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 1 (33.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreaded Programming
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 26262
1 1 (33.33%) MISRA
1 1 (33.33%) MISRA C