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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / West Midlands
Rank 77 38 93
Rank change year-on-year -39 +55  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 39 110 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.71% 4.13% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 5.00% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 48 11
Median daily rate £440 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £468 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 11
Median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.04 £16.80 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £36.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

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 1824 2198 1839
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.93% 82.51% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1212 1042
Median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 44 109
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.74 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering in the West Midlands.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham +5 13 £463 +42.30% 7
Worcestershire +4 6 £440 - 5
Coventry 0 6 £355 -13.93% 5
Warwickshire - 6 £343 - 5
Staffordshire - 3 - - 1
Shropshire -22 2 £500 +25.00% 2
Solihull -5 1 £325 -13.33%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 47 (59.49%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.24%) HTML
2 31 (39.24%) CSS
3 22 (27.85%) .NET
3 22 (27.85%) jQuery
4 21 (26.58%) C#
5 18 (22.78%) SQL
5 18 (22.78%) Java
5 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
5 18 (22.78%) HTML5
6 17 (21.52%) Visual Studio
6 17 (21.52%) MVC
7 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
7 15 (18.99%) C
7 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
8 14 (17.72%) WCF
8 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
9 13 (16.46%) XML
9 13 (16.46%) Scrum
10 12 (15.19%) Linux
10 12 (15.19%) Embedded C
10 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
10 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
10 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (15.19%) KnockoutJS
10 12 (15.19%) AngularJS
11 11 (13.92%) NServiceBus
11 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (13.92%) StructureMap
11 11 (13.92%) Broadband

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 11 (13.92%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Simulink
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Project
3 1 (1.27%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.27%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 2 (2.53%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.33%) Slack
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) Broadband
2 5 (6.33%) Skype
3 2 (2.53%) Internet
3 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.27%) 3G
4 1 (1.27%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.27%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.27%) RFID
4 1 (1.27%) RS-232
4 1 (1.27%) RS-485
4 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) MySQL
4 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.27%) Riak
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Visual Studio
2 12 (15.19%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (11.39%) gulp
4 7 (8.86%) Mocha
5 5 (6.33%) JSHint
6 4 (5.06%) Grunt
6 4 (5.06%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.80%) GCC
7 3 (3.80%) LabVIEW
7 3 (3.80%) Selenium
8 2 (2.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.53%) GoCD
8 2 (2.53%) Hudson
8 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.53%) Maven
8 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.53%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.27%) NuGet
9 1 (1.27%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (13.92%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.39%) Automotive
3 4 (5.06%) Electronics
4 3 (3.80%) Aerospace
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Finance
5 1 (1.27%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Software Engineer
2 26 (32.91%) Developer
3 11 (13.92%) C# Software Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Embedded Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) .NET Software Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Architect
5 8 (10.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.59%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (7.59%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (5.06%) AWS Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (3.80%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Lead Architect
9 3 (3.80%) Scala Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (39.24%) CSS
1 31 (39.24%) HTML
2 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 22 (27.85%) jQuery
3 18 (22.78%) HTML5
4 14 (17.72%) WCF
5 13 (16.46%) XML
6 12 (15.19%) AngularJS
6 12 (15.19%) KnockoutJS
7 11 (13.92%) SOAP
7 11 (13.92%) StructureMap
8 9 (11.39%) CSS3
8 9 (11.39%) Node.js
9 8 (10.13%) ASP.NET
10 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (7.59%) DOM
11 5 (6.33%) Express
11 5 (6.33%) React
12 4 (5.06%) Mustache
12 4 (5.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.80%) User Experience
2 3 (3.80%) Virtual Team
3 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.27%) Fintech
4 1 (1.27%) SCADA
4 1 (1.27%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.19%) Linux
2 6 (7.59%) Unix
3 3 (3.80%) Android
3 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows
5 1 (1.27%) Debian
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.27%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (59.49%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.52%) MVC
3 13 (16.46%) Scrum
4 10 (12.66%) OO
5 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
6 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.86%) Microservices
7 7 (8.86%) Workflow
8 5 (6.33%) DevOps
8 5 (6.33%) TDD
8 5 (6.33%) Web Development
9 4 (5.06%) Asynchronous Programming
9 4 (5.06%) BDD
9 4 (5.06%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (5.06%) Front End Development
9 4 (5.06%) Kanban
9 4 (5.06%) Test Strategy
9 4 (5.06%) Validation
10 3 (3.80%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.58%) C#
2 18 (22.78%) Java
2 18 (22.78%) SQL
3 15 (18.99%) C
3 15 (18.99%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.19%) Embedded C
4 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.59%) C++
5 6 (7.59%) MATLAB
6 5 (6.33%) ECMAScript
7 4 (5.06%) Python
7 4 (5.06%) Scala
7 4 (5.06%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.80%) ES6
9 2 (2.53%) Ada
9 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.53%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.53%) Go
9 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (18.99%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 3 (3.80%) ISO26262
3 2 (2.53%) MISRA
3 2 (2.53%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Docker
2 3 (3.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Ansible
2 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.06%) Google
2 4 (5.06%) Pega
3 3 (3.80%) IBM
4 2 (2.53%) Apple
4 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.27%) Assembla
5 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.27%) Casewise
5 1 (1.27%) QNX
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