Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 17 August 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 31 35
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.44% 0.87% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.10% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £350 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +268.42% -68.33%
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +1.25% -3.61% +22.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - £35.00 -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.46 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.97% -2.78% +10.77%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 223 182 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 80.22% 79.13% 82.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 132 191
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.26% -8.90%
10th Percentile £265 £206 £188
90th Percentile £470 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.35 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +8.30% -11.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £9.95
90th Percentile £35.00 £31.90 £46.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -25.30% +22.06% -24.44%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 August 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
Stafford -5 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £350 - 7
Software Engineering
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms
3 1 (25.00%) Pascal
3 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
3 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (25.00%) Simulink
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) SysML
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) IEC 61508
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) ATDD
3 1 (25.00%) Profibus
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database

Software Engineering
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (25.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Coach
2 1 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) ATDD
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) SysML
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (25.00%) Pascal
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (25.00%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft