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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 20 - 29
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.17% - 2.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% - 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 101 125 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 73.19% 79.62% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 83 94
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 - -
Software Engineering
West Midlands

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (100.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) HTML5
2 4 (80.00%) React
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (60.00%) Java
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) DOM
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) D3.js
4 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (40.00%) Slack
4 2 (40.00%) Skype
5 1 (20.00%) gulp
5 1 (20.00%) ES6
5 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
5 1 (20.00%) SOLID
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Grunt
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Engineering
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Grunt
2 1 (20.00%) gulp
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (20.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) CSS
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) HTML5
1 4 (80.00%) React
2 3 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) D3.js
3 2 (40.00%) DOM
3 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) SCADA
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) SOLID
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) ES6
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree