Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 33 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.94% 3.06% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 3.70% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Staffordshire median daily rate £425 £95 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +347.37% -68.33% +9.09%
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £339
% change year-on-year - +10.70% +23.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.04 £37.50 £31.44
% change year-on-year -1.23% +19.27% -6.29%

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 209 351 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 81.01% 82.59% 82.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 224 158
Staffordshire median daily rate £365 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £250 £204 £263
90th Percentile £475 £500 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 14
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £14.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.00% +70.07% +17.60%
10th Percentile £12.22 £23.55 £8.94
90th Percentile £48.00 £46.60 £20.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

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 21 November 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
Stoke-on-Trent 0 3 £425 +347.37% 4
Stafford - 2 £350 - 2
Software Engineering
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) WinForms
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) Coaching
2 3 (60.00%) Back Office
3 2 (40.00%) WPF
3 2 (40.00%) VB
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Pascal
4 1 (20.00%) VxWorks
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) GIS
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) Confluence
4 1 (20.00%) IEC 61508
4 1 (20.00%) Profibus
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) IEC 62304
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) GIS
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) WinForms
3 2 (40.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Coaching
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Pascal
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) IEC 61508
1 1 (20.00%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle