Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 22 January 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 86 74
Rank change year-on-year -30 -12 +55
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 139 200 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.78% 2.29% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 2.79% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 79 100
Midlands median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £270 £307 £268
90th Percentile £525 £513 £525
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 19
Midlands median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +27.23% -6.84%
10th Percentile £30.50 £30.50 £28.74
90th Percentile £50.75 £43.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.19% +5.00%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,475 7,168 6,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.71% 81.91% 80.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,130 4,405 3,927
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.11%
10th Percentile £246 £238 £244
90th Percentile £550 £564 £539
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.72% +2.09% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 207 255
Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £18.39 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -0.70% +0.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.98
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.12 £42.40
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in the Midlands

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -27 79 £388 +7.64% 162
East Midlands -22 53 £450 +33.33% 95
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 52 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.65%) C#
3 37 (26.62%) .NET
4 33 (23.74%) Java
5 31 (22.30%) C++
6 29 (20.86%) SQL
7 25 (17.99%) Degree
8 24 (17.27%) C
9 23 (16.55%) JavaScript
10 22 (15.83%) HTML
10 22 (15.83%) Scrum
11 21 (15.11%) SQL Server
12 20 (14.39%) Automotive
13 19 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (13.67%) Test Automation
14 18 (12.95%) SDLC
15 17 (12.23%) CSS
16 16 (11.51%) Coaching
17 14 (10.07%) .NET Framework
17 14 (10.07%) Computer Science
17 14 (10.07%) DevOps
18 13 (9.35%) MVC
19 12 (8.63%) Oracle
19 12 (8.63%) TDD
19 12 (8.63%) jQuery
19 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
20 11 (7.91%) Git (software)
20 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
20 11 (7.91%) OO
20 11 (7.91%) Python

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (4.32%) Confluence
2 4 (2.88%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.16%) JBoss
3 3 (2.16%) Mule
3 3 (2.16%) Mule ESB
3 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.44%) SAS
4 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.72%) Captiva
5 1 (0.72%) Documentum
5 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Simulink
2 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.16%) Stateflow
2 3 (2.16%) TargetLink
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.44%) SPSS
4 1 (0.72%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.16%) GitHub
5 2 (1.44%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.44%) Azure Machine Learning
5 2 (1.44%) Serverless
5 2 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.72%) SaaS
6 1 (0.72%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.60%) HTTP
3 4 (2.88%) Bluetooth
4 3 (2.16%) Profibus
5 2 (1.44%) SSL
5 2 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.72%) DAB
6 1 (0.72%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.72%) SMS
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless
6 1 (0.72%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.32%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.60%) Big Data
4 5 (3.60%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.88%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.44%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.44%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.44%) Power BI
6 2 (1.44%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.44%) Redis
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.72%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (0.72%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.72%) MySQL
7 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.72%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 11 (7.91%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.19%) Selenium
3 8 (5.76%) JIRA
3 8 (5.76%) Visual Studio
4 7 (5.04%) JUnit
5 6 (4.32%) Eclipse
5 6 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 6 (4.32%) JMeter
6 5 (3.60%) Maven
6 5 (3.60%) NUnit
7 4 (2.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (2.88%) GitLab
7 4 (2.88%) Subversion
7 4 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.88%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.16%) Ant
8 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.16%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (2.16%) SoapUI
8 3 (2.16%) TestNG
General
1 20 (14.39%) Automotive
2 10 (7.19%) Finance
3 7 (5.04%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.32%) Law
5 5 (3.60%) Electronics
6 4 (2.88%) Aerospace
7 3 (2.16%) Back Office
8 2 (1.44%) Games
8 2 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.44%) Retail
9 1 (0.72%) Advertising
9 1 (0.72%) Avionics
9 1 (0.72%) Banking
9 1 (0.72%) Billing
9 1 (0.72%) Marketing
9 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (43.88%) Software Engineer
2 42 (30.22%) Developer
3 15 (10.79%) Embedded Engineer
3 15 (10.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (9.35%) Java Developer
5 12 (8.63%) .NET Developer
6 11 (7.91%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.04%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.32%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Consultant
8 6 (4.32%) Java Engineer
8 6 (4.32%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.60%) Architect
9 5 (3.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Digital Project Manager
9 5 (3.60%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Lead Software Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Senior DevOps
10 4 (2.88%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (26.62%) .NET
2 22 (15.83%) HTML
3 17 (12.23%) CSS
4 14 (10.07%) .NET Framework
5 12 (8.63%) jQuery
6 10 (7.19%) ASP.NET
6 10 (7.19%) Middleware
6 10 (7.19%) Web Services
6 10 (7.19%) XML
7 8 (5.76%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.76%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (5.04%) HTML5
8 7 (5.04%) Spring
9 6 (4.32%) Hibernate
9 6 (4.32%) J2EE
9 6 (4.32%) LINQ
10 5 (3.60%) JPA
10 5 (3.60%) JSON
10 5 (3.60%) RESTful
10 5 (3.60%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.07%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.76%) Algorithms
3 6 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.60%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.60%) User Experience
5 3 (2.16%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.44%) DataPower
6 2 (1.44%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Animation
7 1 (0.72%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.72%) CUDA
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) SCADA
7 1 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.47%) Linux
2 7 (5.04%) VxWorks
3 6 (4.32%) Windows
4 4 (2.88%) CentOS
4 4 (2.88%) Unix
5 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.44%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.41%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (15.83%) Scrum
3 19 (13.67%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (13.67%) Test Automation
4 18 (12.95%) SDLC
5 16 (11.51%) Coaching
6 14 (10.07%) DevOps
7 13 (9.35%) MVC
8 12 (8.63%) TDD
9 11 (7.91%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.91%) OO
9 11 (7.91%) Project Management
10 10 (7.19%) BDD
10 10 (7.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.47%) Microservices
12 8 (5.76%) Customer Requirements
12 8 (5.76%) SOLID
12 8 (5.76%) UML
12 8 (5.76%) Web Development
13 7 (5.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.65%) C#
2 33 (23.74%) Java
3 31 (22.30%) C++
4 29 (20.86%) SQL
5 24 (17.27%) C
6 23 (16.55%) JavaScript
7 11 (7.91%) MATLAB
7 11 (7.91%) Python
8 8 (5.76%) Embedded C
9 5 (3.60%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.16%) COBOL
10 3 (2.16%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.16%) Pascal
10 3 (2.16%) PHP
10 3 (2.16%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.44%) Go
11 2 (1.44%) Korn
11 2 (1.44%) R
11 2 (1.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (17.99%) Degree
2 12 (8.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.19%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.44%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.44%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.72%) GNVQ
6 1 (0.72%) HNC
6 1 (0.72%) HND
6 1 (0.72%) ISEB
6 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.72%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.72%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.47%) MISRA
2 6 (4.32%) QA
3 5 (3.60%) IEC 62304
3 5 (3.60%) ISO 26262
4 3 (2.16%) IEC 61508
5 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.44%) MISRA C
6 1 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.72%) AQAP
6 1 (0.72%) CDISC
6 1 (0.72%) COBIT
6 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.72%) GxP
6 1 (0.72%) HL7
6 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) Puppet
1 5 (3.60%) Terraform
2 4 (2.88%) Consul
2 4 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.88%) Packer
3 1 (0.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (8.63%) Oracle
2 10 (7.19%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.60%) Google
4 4 (2.88%) Conga
4 4 (2.88%) Informatica
4 4 (2.88%) MathWorks
4 4 (2.88%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (2.88%) WSO2
4 4 (2.88%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.16%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.44%) Adobe
6 2 (1.44%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.44%) Capita
6 2 (1.44%) IBM
6 2 (1.44%) Pegasus
6 2 (1.44%) Perforce
6 2 (1.44%) Tableau
7 1 (0.72%) Apple
7 1 (0.72%) EMC
7 1 (0.72%) OpenText