Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 70 79
Rank change year-on-year -37 +9 +37
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 79 183 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.65% 2.95% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.99% 3.55% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 79 53
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +23.64%
10th Percentile £288 £313 £263
90th Percentile £438 £480 £458
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £37.04 £37.50 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +19.27% -6.29%
10th Percentile £30.37 £32.13 £28.73
90th Percentile £50.75 £43.75 £40.63
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -

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 3977 5160 3939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 83.05% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2539 3087 2258
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 136 176
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.75 £11.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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 -4 27 £375 +4.17% 10
Warwickshire +3 22 £350 +3.70% 2
Coventry +24 17 £350 -2.78% 4
Staffordshire +2 5 £425 +347.37% 5
Shropshire -35 2 £488 +11.92% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 40 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) SQL
3 26 (32.91%) Java
4 22 (27.85%) Degree
5 20 (25.32%) Scrum
6 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (24.05%) MongoDB
7 17 (21.52%) C
7 17 (21.52%) Docker
8 15 (18.99%) C++
8 15 (18.99%) Automotive
9 14 (17.72%) Oracle
9 14 (17.72%) Hadoop
9 14 (17.72%) Apple iOS
9 14 (17.72%) Big Data
9 14 (17.72%) Analytics
9 14 (17.72%) Jenkins
9 14 (17.72%) Apache Spark
10 13 (16.46%) RESTful
10 13 (16.46%) Scala
10 13 (16.46%) Android
10 13 (16.46%) Spring
10 13 (16.46%) Hibernate
10 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
10 13 (16.46%) .NET
10 13 (16.46%) TDD
10 13 (16.46%) MATLAB
11 12 (15.19%) JUnit
11 12 (15.19%) JBoss
11 12 (15.19%) SOA

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 14 (17.72%) Apache Spark
2 12 (15.19%) JBoss
3 11 (13.92%) GlassFish
3 11 (13.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (13.92%) WildFly
4 3 (3.80%) Confluence
5 2 (2.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.27%) nginx
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Simulink
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.27%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) GitHub
1 4 (5.06%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) HTTP
1 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.80%) SSL
3 2 (2.53%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.27%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.27%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) Intranet
4 1 (1.27%) Profibus
4 1 (1.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) MongoDB
2 14 (17.72%) Big Data
2 14 (17.72%) Hadoop
3 12 (15.19%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (15.19%) NoSQL
4 11 (13.92%) MySQL
4 11 (13.92%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.27%) GIS
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Jenkins
2 12 (15.19%) JUnit
3 11 (13.92%) Hudson
3 11 (13.92%) JBehave
4 6 (7.59%) Selenium
5 4 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (5.06%) GitLab
5 4 (5.06%) JIRA
5 4 (5.06%) JMeter
5 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.80%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (2.53%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.53%) GoCD
7 2 (2.53%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.53%) NuGet
7 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.27%) Gatling
8 1 (1.27%) Gradle
8 1 (1.27%) gulp
General
1 15 (18.99%) Automotive
2 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.80%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (34.18%) Developer
1 27 (34.18%) Software Engineer
2 13 (16.46%) Digital Developer
2 13 (16.46%) Senior Developer
3 6 (7.59%) Analyst
3 6 (7.59%) Embedded Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) MATLAB Engineer
4 4 (5.06%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (3.80%) .NET Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Architect
5 3 (3.80%) Automotive Software Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) C++ Software Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Java Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
5 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) .NET
1 13 (16.46%) Hibernate
1 13 (16.46%) RESTful
1 13 (16.46%) Spring
2 11 (13.92%) HornetQ
2 11 (13.92%) HTML
2 11 (13.92%) Java EE
2 11 (13.92%) JAX-RS
2 11 (13.92%) JMS
2 11 (13.92%) RESTEasy
2 11 (13.92%) Spring Boot
2 11 (13.92%) WireMock
3 8 (10.13%) CSS
4 7 (8.86%) HTML5
4 7 (8.86%) jQuery
5 6 (7.59%) Middleware
6 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
6 5 (6.33%) XML
7 4 (5.06%) CSS3
7 4 (5.06%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.33%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) User Experience
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.53%) DataPower
5 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Animation
6 1 (1.27%) CUDA
6 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.27%) FMCG
6 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.27%) Smart City
6 1 (1.27%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.27%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Apple iOS
2 13 (16.46%) Android
3 6 (7.59%) Linux
4 4 (5.06%) CentOS
4 4 (5.06%) Unix
4 4 (5.06%) VxWorks
5 3 (3.80%) Windows
6 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.32%) Scrum
3 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (17.72%) Analytics
5 13 (16.46%) TDD
6 12 (15.19%) Kanban
6 12 (15.19%) SOA
6 12 (15.19%) Unit Testing
7 11 (13.92%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (13.92%) DSDM
7 11 (13.92%) Functional Testing
7 11 (13.92%) Mathematics
7 11 (13.92%) Personalization
7 11 (13.92%) Predictive Analytics
7 11 (13.92%) Software Delivery
8 10 (12.66%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
9 6 (7.59%) DevOps
10 5 (6.33%) SDLC
10 5 (6.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) SQL
2 26 (32.91%) Java
3 17 (21.52%) C
4 15 (18.99%) C++
5 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
5 13 (16.46%) MATLAB
5 13 (16.46%) Scala
6 11 (13.92%) C#
7 7 (8.86%) Python
8 6 (7.59%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.80%) COBOL
9 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.53%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.53%) Groovy
10 2 (2.53%) Korn
10 2 (2.53%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.53%) VB
11 1 (1.27%) Haskell
11 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.27%) HNC
4 1 (1.27%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.27%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) MISRA
1 4 (5.06%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.27%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 26262
3 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (21.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.33%) Puppet
1 5 (6.33%) Terraform
2 4 (5.06%) Consul
2 4 (5.06%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.06%) Packer
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) Grafana
3 1 (1.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (17.72%) Oracle
2 6 (7.59%) Google
3 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.06%) WSO2
5 3 (3.80%) Adobe
6 2 (2.53%) Pegasus
6 2 (2.53%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.27%) Altova
7 1 (1.27%) Apple
7 1 (1.27%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.27%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.27%) hybris
7 1 (1.27%) IBM
7 1 (1.27%) Ingenico
7 1 (1.27%) MathWorks
7 1 (1.27%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.27%) NCR
7 1 (1.27%) Perforce
7 1 (1.27%) Splunk
7 1 (1.27%) webMethods