Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Senior Software Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 201 165
Rank change year-on-year +21 -36 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.083% 0.081% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.085% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
West Midlands median daily rate £444 £362 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.69% +3.43% -36.36%
10th Percentile £408 £341 £325
90th Percentile £490 £386 £375
England median daily rate £488 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +14.71% +7.59% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.63 £42.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% -8.04% +12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4579 5861 4672
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.07% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 3522 2671
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £236 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 236 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in the West Midlands

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham +7 1 £400 +11.11% 2
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - - 3
Shropshire - 1 £488 - 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Docker
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (25.00%) DSDM
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) J2SE
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) webMethods

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (25.00%) GlassFish
2 1 (25.00%) nginx
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Simulink
1 1 (25.00%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) SSL
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) Gatling
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Grunt
2 1 (25.00%) gulp
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 1 (25.00%) JBehave
2 1 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Sublime Text
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) EJB
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) J2SE
2 1 (25.00%) Java EE
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Servlets
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (25.00%) WireMock
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Analytics
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Personalization
3 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Scala
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Groovy
2 1 (25.00%) Haskell
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 26262
1 1 (25.00%) MISRA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Grafana
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) webMethods