The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 72 77
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.37% 1.61% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 1.69% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 11
Median daily rate £440 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £327 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £43.00 £48.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +12.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +14.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1273 1714 1385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.79% 95.33% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 986 797
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 51
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Manchester region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Manchester region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Salford -9 2 £433 +33.07% 3
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 Manchester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) TDD
4 17 (58.62%) Web Services
5 16 (55.17%) BDD
6 15 (51.72%) REST
6 15 (51.72%) SQL
7 14 (48.28%) Linux
7 14 (48.28%) Scrum
7 14 (48.28%) High Availability
7 14 (48.28%) RESTful
8 13 (44.83%) NoSQL
8 13 (44.83%) HTTP
9 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
10 11 (37.93%) Node.js
10 11 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (37.93%) JUnit
11 10 (34.48%) XML
11 10 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (27.59%) Scala
12 8 (27.59%) JSON
13 7 (24.14%) Java
14 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
14 6 (20.69%) XSLT
15 5 (17.24%) MySQL
15 5 (17.24%) Games
15 5 (17.24%) Twitter
15 5 (17.24%) React
16 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
16 4 (13.79%) Mobile App

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) NoSQL
2 5 (17.24%) MySQL
3 2 (6.90%) MarkLogic
3 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
4 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (37.93%) JUnit
3 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.90%) JIRA
4 2 (6.90%) Mercurial
4 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.45%) Babel
5 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
5 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.45%) ClearQuest
5 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) webpack
General
1 5 (17.24%) Games
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (58.62%) Web Services
2 15 (51.72%) REST
3 14 (48.28%) RESTful
4 11 (37.93%) Node.js
5 10 (34.48%) XML
6 8 (27.59%) JSON
7 6 (20.69%) XSLT
8 5 (17.24%) React
9 3 (10.34%) AngularJS
9 3 (10.34%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (6.90%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (6.90%) HTML
10 2 (6.90%) HTML5
10 2 (6.90%) JMS
10 2 (6.90%) React Native
11 1 (3.45%) CryEngine
11 1 (3.45%) DirectX
11 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
11 1 (3.45%) Pixi.js
11 1 (3.45%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (6.90%) Interactive TV
3 2 (6.90%) IPTV
3 2 (6.90%) MHEG
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.45%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Android
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (62.07%) TDD
4 16 (55.17%) BDD
5 14 (48.28%) High Availability
5 14 (48.28%) Scrum
6 11 (37.93%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (13.79%) OOP
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.90%) Game Development
9 2 (6.90%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
9 2 (6.90%) UML
10 1 (3.45%) Agile Project Management
10 1 (3.45%) Analytics
10 1 (3.45%) Android Development
10 1 (3.45%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Scala
3 7 (24.14%) Java
4 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.79%) C++
5 4 (13.79%) PHP
6 3 (10.34%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) Python
7 2 (6.90%) ActionScript
7 2 (6.90%) ES6
7 2 (6.90%) Ruby
8 1 (3.45%) ECMAScript
8 1 (3.45%) Lua
8 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Twitter
2 2 (6.90%) OpenTV
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Wonderware
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