Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 22 37
Rank change year-on-year +15 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 6 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.25% 3.23% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.64% 4.41% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £363 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +33.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £341 £360 £354
90th Percentile £614 £500 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £420 £450
% change year-on-year -4.17% -6.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -12.50%

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 66 136 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 82.50% 73.12% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 95 169
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +3.81%
10th Percentile £263 £174 £287
90th Percentile £513 £521 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 10
Median hourly rate £28.25 £15.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.33% +12.36% -6.97%
10th Percentile £16.73 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £40.78 £57.00 £56.15
Median hourly rate £23.92 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +36.66% +12.90% -37.98%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Staffordshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

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 29 October 2020. 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
Tamworth +4 6 £513 +46.43%
Software Engineering
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 8 (88.89%) Risk Management
1 8 (88.89%) Apple iOS
1 8 (88.89%) Static Code Analysis
1 8 (88.89%) Android
1 8 (88.89%) Dynamic Code Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Degree
3 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (55.56%) Data Acquisition
4 5 (55.56%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) Information Security
5 4 (44.44%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (44.44%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (33.33%) Police
6 3 (33.33%) Ada
7 2 (22.22%) HNC
7 2 (22.22%) HND
7 2 (22.22%) Electronics
7 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
7 2 (22.22%) Equities
8 1 (11.11%) SCADA
8 1 (11.11%) Law

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:

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Police
3 2 (22.22%) Electronics
3 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) Law
4 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Android Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) SCADA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) SCADA Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Officer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Equities
4 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (11.11%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Android
1 8 (88.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Dynamic Code Analysis
1 8 (88.89%) Risk Management
1 8 (88.89%) Static Code Analysis
2 6 (66.67%) Mathematics
3 5 (55.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (55.56%) Data Acquisition
3 5 (55.56%) Information Security
3 5 (55.56%) Reverse Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Ada
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Degree
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (22.22%) HNC
4 2 (22.22%) HND