Period
to 15 July 2020

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 6 months to 15 July 2020 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
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 48 68 108
Rank change year-on-year +20 +40 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 68 135 94
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.78% 2.93% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.45% 3.39% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 54
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £352 £342 £295
90th Percentile £588 £594 £600
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +44.82% -22.04%
10th Percentile £41.25 £40.63 £27.98
90th Percentile £48.13 £47.50 £44.75
England median hourly rate £45.46 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.65% -1.15%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,527 3,979 4,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.93% 86.41% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 2,507 2,631
Median daily rate £444 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £482 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.42% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 111 192
Median hourly rate £21.50 £25.43 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.44% +64.03% -26.19%
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +30.47% +13.23% -12.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the West Midlands

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 15 July 2020. 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
Shropshire +47 26 £420 -23.57% 1
Coventry +41 11 £563 +40.63% 8
Birmingham +36 10 £450 -4.00% 16
Staffordshire +13 10 £475 -5.00% 6
Worcestershire -4 5 £450 +5.88% 7
Warwickshire 0 2 £375 +1.35% 9
Herefordshire -8 2 £450 +33.33% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 30 (44.12%) Java
2 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (38.24%) SQL
4 24 (35.29%) Unix
5 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
5 22 (32.35%) Azure
6 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
6 20 (29.41%) DevOps
7 19 (27.94%) PL/SQL
8 18 (26.47%) Oracle
8 18 (26.47%) Jenkins
9 17 (25.00%) Analytics
9 17 (25.00%) Ansible
9 17 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 16 (23.53%) Pentaho
10 16 (23.53%) AWS
10 16 (23.53%) Process Improvement
10 16 (23.53%) ETL
10 16 (23.53%) SAS
10 16 (23.53%) Scrum
11 15 (22.06%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (22.06%) Data Analytics
12 14 (20.59%) Terraform
13 13 (19.12%) Bitbucket
14 12 (17.65%) Artifactory
14 12 (17.65%) Cloudera
14 12 (17.65%) Amazon Redshift
14 12 (17.65%) Oracle Database
14 12 (17.65%) Hadoop
14 12 (17.65%) Maven

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 16 (23.53%) SAS
2 6 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.94%) Confluence
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) WordPress
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) CMS
4 1 (1.47%) Drupal
4 1 (1.47%) Liferay
4 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) WinCC
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.35%) Azure
2 16 (23.53%) AWS
3 11 (16.18%) PaaS
3 11 (16.18%) Power Platform
4 3 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.94%) GitHub
6 1 (1.47%) Azure Stack
6 1 (1.47%) BrowserStack
6 1 (1.47%) GCP
6 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (1.47%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.47%) RS-232
2 1 (1.47%) SSH
2 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.53%) Pentaho
2 15 (22.06%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (17.65%) Amazon Redshift
3 12 (17.65%) Hadoop
3 12 (17.65%) Oracle Database
4 11 (16.18%) Power BI
5 7 (10.29%) BusinessObjects XI
5 7 (10.29%) SAS EBI
6 4 (5.88%) Big Data
6 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.47%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Jenkins
2 17 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 13 (19.12%) Bitbucket
4 12 (17.65%) Artifactory
4 12 (17.65%) Maven
5 4 (5.88%) CA Gen
6 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.94%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) JUnit
6 2 (2.94%) Selenium
7 1 (1.47%) GCC
7 1 (1.47%) GDB
7 1 (1.47%) Hudson
7 1 (1.47%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.47%) Mockito
7 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.47%) Xcode
General
1 6 (8.82%) Public Sector
1 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.41%) Electronics
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Automotive
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Police
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Software Engineer
2 12 (17.65%) Developer
3 7 (10.29%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Azure Consultant
5 5 (7.35%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Writer
8 2 (2.94%) Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Java Software Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Lead Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Node.js
2 8 (11.76%) CSS
3 6 (8.82%) J2EE
4 4 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (4.41%) SAML
6 2 (2.94%) .NET
6 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.94%) LAMP
6 2 (2.94%) React
6 2 (2.94%) REST
6 2 (2.94%) Spring
6 2 (2.94%) Spring Boot
7 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.47%) Laravel
7 1 (1.47%) LESS
7 1 (1.47%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.47%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.47%) Vue.js
7 1 (1.47%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) User Experience
4 3 (4.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.94%) Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Equities
5 2 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.94%) SCADA
6 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.47%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.47%) CMDB
6 1 (1.47%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Vector Graphics
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Unix
2 7 (10.29%) Android
2 7 (10.29%) Apple iOS
3 6 (8.82%) Linux
3 6 (8.82%) Windows
4 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) DevOps
3 17 (25.00%) Analytics
4 16 (23.53%) ETL
4 16 (23.53%) Process Improvement
4 16 (23.53%) Scrum
5 15 (22.06%) Data Analytics
6 11 (16.18%) Data Engineering
6 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure as Code
6 11 (16.18%) Requirements Gathering
6 11 (16.18%) SDLC
6 11 (16.18%) Sprint Planning
6 11 (16.18%) Sprint Retrospective
7 10 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (11.76%) Mathematics
9 6 (8.82%) Dynamic Code Analysis
9 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.82%) Static Code Analysis
9 6 (8.82%) Test Strategy
10 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) Java
2 26 (38.24%) SQL
3 19 (27.94%) PL/SQL
4 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
4 9 (13.24%) Python
5 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.82%) C++
6 6 (8.82%) Perl
7 5 (7.35%) C
7 5 (7.35%) C#
8 3 (4.41%) Go
8 3 (4.41%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.41%) PHP
8 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.94%) Ruby
10 1 (1.47%) Ada
10 1 (1.47%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.47%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) ISO 26262
1 1 (1.47%) MISRA
1 1 (1.47%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Docker
2 3 (4.41%) Firmware
2 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) DFS Replication
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (25.00%) Ansible
2 14 (20.59%) Terraform
3 6 (8.82%) Kubernetes
4 5 (7.35%) Puppet
5 2 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.94%) SCCM
5 2 (2.94%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.94%) SCOM
5 2 (2.94%) SCSM
5 2 (2.94%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.94%) WSUS
6 1 (1.47%) Consul
6 1 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (1.47%) Nagios
6 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.47%) Packer
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Oracle
2 12 (17.65%) Cloudera
3 7 (10.29%) Informatica
4 6 (8.82%) BEA
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.82%) Pega
4 6 (8.82%) webMethods
5 4 (5.88%) Trillium
6 2 (2.94%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.94%) Atmel
6 2 (2.94%) Dell
6 2 (2.94%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.94%) Splunk
7 1 (1.47%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.47%) Apple
7 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.47%) New Relic
7 1 (1.47%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.47%) VMware
7 1 (1.47%) Zend