The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 June 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 47 83
Rank change year-on-year -47 +36  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 102 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.33% 3.39% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 4.10% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 52 17
Median daily rate £400 £415 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +22.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £339 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £35.20 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £39.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.91% +5.62%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1699 2488 1862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.65% 82.63% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 1486 1172
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 53 75
Median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -5.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.15 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Software Engineering in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
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 Software Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 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 +21 14 £400 -4.76% 10
Warwickshire +7 4 - - 7
Coventry +8 3 £375 -6.25% 4
Staffordshire 0 1 - - 3
Shropshire -27 1 £488 +17.65% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) C
2 19 (28.79%) Java
3 17 (25.76%) CSS
3 17 (25.76%) HTML
4 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
5 15 (22.73%) Scrum
6 13 (19.70%) HTML5
7 12 (18.18%) Automotive
7 12 (18.18%) Linux
7 12 (18.18%) Embedded C
8 11 (16.67%) SQL
8 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 11 (16.67%) AngularJS
9 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.15%) jQuery
9 10 (15.15%) .NET
9 10 (15.15%) TDD
10 9 (13.64%) C#
10 9 (13.64%) Node.js
10 9 (13.64%) Microservices
10 9 (13.64%) gulp
11 8 (12.12%) Docker
11 8 (12.12%) CSS3
11 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
11 8 (12.12%) Spring
11 8 (12.12%) Degree
11 8 (12.12%) C++
11 8 (12.12%) MATLAB
12 7 (10.61%) Simulink

Software Engineering
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 4 (6.06%) JBoss
2 3 (4.55%) Apache Spark
2 3 (4.55%) GlassFish
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.55%) WildFly
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) CMS
3 1 (1.52%) Mule
3 1 (1.52%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.52%) nginx
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Simulink
2 2 (3.03%) TargetLink
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) SaaS
3 2 (3.03%) GitHub
3 2 (3.03%) Slack
4 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
2 2 (3.03%) HTTP
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
2 2 (3.03%) Skype
2 2 (3.03%) Wireless
3 1 (1.52%) 3G
3 1 (1.52%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.52%) FlexRay
3 1 (1.52%) Intranet
3 1 (1.52%) RS-232
3 1 (1.52%) RS-485
3 1 (1.52%) SNMP
3 1 (1.52%) SSL
3 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.55%) Big Data
3 3 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.64%) gulp
3 7 (10.61%) Mocha
3 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
4 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.58%) JSHint
6 4 (6.06%) Grunt
6 4 (6.06%) Hudson
6 4 (6.06%) JUnit
7 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.55%) GCC
7 3 (4.55%) Jasmine
7 3 (4.55%) JBehave
7 3 (4.55%) LabVIEW
8 2 (3.03%) IntelliJ
8 2 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (3.03%) Selenium
8 2 (3.03%) Sublime Text
8 2 (3.03%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 12 (18.18%) Automotive
2 4 (6.06%) Electronics
2 4 (6.06%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Developer
1 26 (39.39%) Software Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Embedded Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) .NET Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Architect
4 6 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.58%) C Software Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Embedded C Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Embedded C Software Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (6.06%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Digital Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (6.06%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.76%) CSS
1 17 (25.76%) HTML
2 13 (19.70%) HTML5
3 11 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 10 (15.15%) .NET
4 10 (15.15%) jQuery
5 9 (13.64%) Node.js
6 8 (12.12%) CSS3
6 8 (12.12%) Spring
7 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
7 6 (9.09%) Hibernate
7 6 (9.09%) Web Services
8 5 (7.58%) Express
8 5 (7.58%) Spring Boot
9 4 (6.06%) D3.js
9 4 (6.06%) Mustache
9 4 (6.06%) REST
10 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (4.55%) RESTful
10 3 (4.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (7.58%) User Experience
2 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.03%) SCADA
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Fintech
4 1 (1.52%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Smart City
4 1 (1.52%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.52%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.18%) Linux
2 7 (10.61%) Unix
3 4 (6.06%) Android
3 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.55%) Windows
5 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.52%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) Scrum
3 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (15.15%) TDD
4 9 (13.64%) Microservices
5 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.61%) OO
6 7 (10.61%) Workflow
7 6 (9.09%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Analytics
8 5 (7.58%) BDD
8 5 (7.58%) DevOps
8 5 (7.58%) Front End Development
8 5 (7.58%) Functional Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Kanban
8 5 (7.58%) MVC
8 5 (7.58%) UML
9 4 (6.06%) Asynchronous Programming
9 4 (6.06%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) C
1 19 (28.79%) Java
2 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 12 (18.18%) Embedded C
4 11 (16.67%) SQL
5 9 (13.64%) C#
6 8 (12.12%) C++
6 8 (12.12%) MATLAB
7 5 (7.58%) ECMAScript
7 5 (7.58%) Scala
8 4 (6.06%) Python
9 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
10 2 (3.03%) Embedded C++
10 2 (3.03%) ES6
10 2 (3.03%) Perl
10 2 (3.03%) Ruby
11 1 (1.52%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.52%) Go
11 1 (1.52%) Haskell
11 1 (1.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) ISO 26262
1 4 (6.06%) MISRA
2 3 (4.55%) QA
3 2 (3.03%) MISRA C
4 1 (1.52%) IEC 62304
4 1 (1.52%) WAI
4 1 (1.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Docker
2 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Ansible
2 2 (3.03%) Terraform
3 1 (1.52%) Grafana
3 1 (1.52%) Kibana
3 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) IBM
3 3 (4.55%) Google
3 3 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe
4 1 (1.52%) Apple
4 1 (1.52%) Assembla
4 1 (1.52%) MathWorks
4 1 (1.52%) QNX
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.52%) webMethods
4 1 (1.52%) Xamarin
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