Period
to 29 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - +42 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 0 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.25% - 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £350
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £410 £450
% change year-on-year -1.83% -8.89% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £41.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +7.78% +19.29% -13.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 76 184 279
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 98.92% 97.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 118 193
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £230 £156 £265
90th Percentile £513 £516 £456
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 27 17
Median hourly rate £16.23 £15.00 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.17% +13.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £28.68 £51.00 £35.30
Median hourly rate £16.45 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.79% +2.26% -4.34%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) VB
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) SCADA
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (100.00%) Project Delivery

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (100.00%) Microsoft Excel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (100.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Project Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) VB