The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 - 119
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% - 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £494 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £370 £370
% change year-on-year +12.83% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -2.22%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1898 2824 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.57% 94.67% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1680 1377
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £229 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
Birmingham - 1 £500 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £488 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Senior Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JUnit
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Docker
3 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) Grunt

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
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) Google Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 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%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Grunt
1 2 (50.00%) gulp
1 2 (50.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (50.00%) Sublime Text
2 1 (25.00%) Ant
2 1 (25.00%) Bower
2 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (25.00%) Hudson
2 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (25.00%) JBehave
2 1 (25.00%) PhantomJS
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) jQuery
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (25.00%) HornetQ
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) JAX-RS
2 1 (25.00%) LESS
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (25.00%) RESTEasy
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) Sass
2 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Fintech
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
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 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Analytics
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) DevOps
4 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Microservices
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Groovy
3 1 (25.00%) Haskell
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) WAI
1 1 (25.00%) WCAG
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