Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 30 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 - +36
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.01% 2.93% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.88% 3.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £425 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £369 £375
% change year-on-year +1.76% -1.73% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year - +27.23% -6.15%

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 206 295 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 77.44% 78.67% 80.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 198 165
Staffordshire median daily rate £378 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.86% - +1.82%
10th Percentile £275 £212 £263
90th Percentile £463 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.13% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 6
Staffordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £12.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +101.53% -15.90%
10th Percentile £10.99 £19.65 £9.27
90th Percentile £48.50 £73.50 £18.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £23.99 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.05% +10.00% -11.11%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 February 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
Stoke-on-Trent +7 4 £425 - 8
Stafford - 3 £290 - 1
Software Engineering
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) C
3 3 (37.50%) IEC 62304
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 3 (37.50%) Confluence
3 3 (37.50%) IEC 61508
3 3 (37.50%) Profibus
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (37.50%) C++
3 3 (37.50%) VxWorks
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Pascal
3 3 (37.50%) Back Office
4 2 (25.00%) Games
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5

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 3 (37.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Profibus
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Full Stack Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
2 3 (37.50%) WinForms
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) CSS3
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML5
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) C
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Pascal
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) TypeScript
3 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) IEC 61508
1 3 (37.50%) IEC 62304
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft