Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 60 132
Rank change year-on-year -36 +72 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 159 291 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.06% 3.03% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 3.69% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 127 49
Midlands median daily rate £363 £415 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.65% +25.76% +14.29%
10th Percentile £306 £318 £281
90th Percentile £515 £500 £426
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 19
Midlands median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.06% -0.08%
10th Percentile £32.15 £9.00 £28.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £39.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.78% +5.63% +2.56%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6424 7878 6715
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 83.16% 82.11% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4028 4691 3985
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £245 £218
90th Percentile £550 £563 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 167 269
Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% -29.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.64 £10.73 £10.70
90th Percentile £52.50 £39.70 £40.84
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
% change year-on-year - +13.87% +6.86%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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
East Midlands +18 88 £363 -3.33% 24
West Midlands -64 74 £400 -3.61% 29
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 65 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (27.67%) Java
3 43 (27.04%) C
4 36 (22.64%) Scrum
5 33 (20.75%) SQL
6 32 (20.13%) .NET
6 32 (20.13%) OO
7 31 (19.50%) Degree
8 30 (18.87%) C#
9 29 (18.24%) Linux
10 28 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (16.98%) TDD
11 27 (16.98%) JavaScript
11 27 (16.98%) Embedded C
12 26 (16.35%) C++
12 26 (16.35%) Spring
12 26 (16.35%) Git (software)
13 25 (15.72%) HTML
13 25 (15.72%) SQL Server
14 24 (15.09%) CSS
14 24 (15.09%) Automotive
14 24 (15.09%) Hibernate
15 23 (14.47%) Unit Testing
16 22 (13.84%) RESTful
17 21 (13.21%) Oracle
17 21 (13.21%) Windows
18 20 (12.58%) Web Services
18 20 (12.58%) Security Cleared
18 20 (12.58%) MongoDB
19 19 (11.95%) HTML5

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 13 (8.18%) JBoss
2 12 (7.55%) Apache Spark
3 11 (6.92%) GlassFish
3 11 (6.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (6.92%) WildFly
4 10 (6.29%) NServiceBus
5 8 (5.03%) ArcGIS
6 4 (2.52%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.26%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.63%) CMS
8 1 (0.63%) Mule
8 1 (0.63%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.63%) nginx
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (10.69%) Simulink
2 4 (2.52%) TargetLink
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.77%) SaaS
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.52%) Slack
4 2 (1.26%) GitHub
4 2 (1.26%) IaaS
4 2 (1.26%) PaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.29%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.66%) FlexRay
3 8 (5.03%) Link 16
4 7 (4.40%) Wireless
5 6 (3.77%) ZigBee
6 5 (3.14%) HTTP
6 5 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.52%) Skype
7 4 (2.52%) SSL
8 3 (1.89%) Internet
8 3 (1.89%) MQTT
9 2 (1.26%) Bluetooth
9 2 (1.26%) DNS
9 2 (1.26%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.63%) 3G
10 1 (0.63%) Intranet
10 1 (0.63%) Network Security
10 1 (0.63%) RS-232
10 1 (0.63%) RS-485
10 1 (0.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.58%) MongoDB
3 17 (10.69%) MySQL
4 14 (8.81%) NoSQL
5 13 (8.18%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (7.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (7.55%) Big Data
6 12 (7.55%) Hadoop
7 9 (5.66%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.89%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.26%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.26%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.63%) Redis
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 19 (11.95%) JUnit
3 16 (10.06%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.92%) Hudson
4 11 (6.92%) JBehave
5 8 (5.03%) gulp
6 7 (4.40%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.40%) JIRA
7 6 (3.77%) Selenium
7 6 (3.77%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.14%) JSHint
8 5 (3.14%) Mocha
9 4 (2.52%) Bitbucket
9 4 (2.52%) IntelliJ
9 4 (2.52%) Mockito
9 4 (2.52%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.89%) Ant
10 3 (1.89%) Grunt
10 3 (1.89%) LabVIEW
10 3 (1.89%) Maven
General
1 24 (15.09%) Automotive
2 12 (7.55%) Finance
3 8 (5.03%) Avionics
3 8 (5.03%) Military
4 6 (3.77%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.14%) Retail
6 4 (2.52%) Aerospace
6 4 (2.52%) Electronics
7 3 (1.89%) Banking
8 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (44.65%) Software Engineer
2 57 (35.85%) Developer
3 18 (11.32%) Embedded Engineer
3 18 (11.32%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 17 (10.69%) C# Software Engineer
5 15 (9.43%) Java Developer
5 15 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 13 (8.18%) Digital Developer
7 9 (5.66%) .NET Developer
7 9 (5.66%) C Software Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Embedded C Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
9 7 (4.40%) Analyst
10 6 (3.77%) Applications Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) Architect
11 5 (3.14%) ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (3.14%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (2.52%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.13%) .NET
2 26 (16.35%) Spring
3 25 (15.72%) HTML
4 24 (15.09%) CSS
4 24 (15.09%) Hibernate
5 22 (13.84%) RESTful
6 20 (12.58%) Web Services
7 19 (11.95%) HTML5
8 17 (10.69%) Java EE
9 16 (10.06%) AngularJS
9 16 (10.06%) jQuery
9 16 (10.06%) Spring Boot
10 13 (8.18%) CSS3
10 13 (8.18%) Node.js
11 11 (6.92%) HornetQ
11 11 (6.92%) JAX-RS
11 11 (6.92%) JMS
11 11 (6.92%) RESTEasy
11 11 (6.92%) WireMock
11 11 (6.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.32%) User Experience
2 15 (9.43%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (3.14%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.89%) SCADA
7 2 (1.26%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.63%) Animation
8 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.63%) Fintech
8 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.63%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.63%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (18.24%) Linux
2 21 (13.21%) Windows
3 15 (9.43%) Apple iOS
4 13 (8.18%) Android
5 8 (5.03%) Unix
6 5 (3.14%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.89%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.26%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.63%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (40.88%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (22.64%) Scrum
3 32 (20.13%) OO
4 28 (17.61%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (16.98%) TDD
6 23 (14.47%) Unit Testing
7 17 (10.69%) Test Strategy
8 16 (10.06%) Functional Testing
8 16 (10.06%) SOA
8 16 (10.06%) UML
9 15 (9.43%) Analytics
10 14 (8.81%) Kanban
10 14 (8.81%) Test Automation
11 13 (8.18%) MVC
11 13 (8.18%) Software Testing
12 12 (7.55%) Dependency Injection
12 12 (7.55%) SOLID
13 11 (6.92%) Microservices
13 11 (6.92%) Personalization
13 11 (6.92%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.67%) Java
2 43 (27.04%) C
3 33 (20.75%) SQL
4 30 (18.87%) C#
5 27 (16.98%) Embedded C
5 27 (16.98%) JavaScript
6 26 (16.35%) C++
7 18 (11.32%) MATLAB
8 14 (8.81%) Scala
9 12 (7.55%) VB
10 10 (6.29%) Python
11 6 (3.77%) Embedded C++
12 5 (3.14%) ECMAScript
13 4 (2.52%) PHP
13 4 (2.52%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.89%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.89%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.89%) Ruby
15 2 (1.26%) Groovy
15 2 (1.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (19.50%) Degree
2 20 (12.58%) Security Cleared
3 15 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.92%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.26%) MCP
7 2 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.63%) CITP
8 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) MIL-STD-1553
1 8 (5.03%) MISRA
1 8 (5.03%) QA
2 7 (4.40%) ISO 26262
3 5 (3.14%) MISRA C
4 3 (1.89%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.63%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.63%) JTAG
5 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.63%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) TickIT
5 1 (0.63%) WAI
5 1 (0.63%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (9.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.63%) Ansible
2 1 (0.63%) Grafana
2 1 (0.63%) Kibana
2 1 (0.63%) Puppet
2 1 (0.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (13.21%) Oracle
2 17 (10.69%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.52%) Red Hat
4 3 (1.89%) IBM
4 3 (1.89%) Perforce
5 2 (1.26%) webMethods
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe
6 1 (0.63%) Apple
6 1 (0.63%) Assembla
6 1 (0.63%) CA
6 1 (0.63%) Google
6 1 (0.63%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.63%) MathWorks
6 1 (0.63%) NCR
6 1 (0.63%) QNX
6 1 (0.63%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.63%) Telerik
6 1 (0.63%) Wonderware
6 1 (0.63%) WSO2
6 1 (0.63%) Xamarin
Glossop, Derbyshire
Montash
Rate: negotiable
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AMS contingency
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