The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 28 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 / Staffordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 24 25
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.86% 0.54% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.57% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £381 £348
% change year-on-year +2.95% +9.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.26% +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 Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 110 175 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.83% 94.59% 97.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 105 95
Median daily rate £335 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.51% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £170 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 13
Median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Staffordshire

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Staffordshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) VxWorks
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SysML
2 1 (50.00%) SCADA
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Profibus
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) Simulink
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Pascal

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 (50.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) Profibus
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (50.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SysML
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) Pascal
2 1 (50.00%) Python