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 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 94 86 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 0.98% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.03% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Median daily rate £400 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Engineer
North West

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
1717 1745 1308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.60% 94.84% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1010 800
Median daily rate £400 £377 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 71 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.25 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Stockport -9 3 - - 1
Salford -12 3 £428 +14.00% 1
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 25 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) Linux
4 7 (28.00%) TDD
5 6 (24.00%) C++
6 5 (20.00%) Windows
6 5 (20.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.00%) REST
7 4 (16.00%) BDD
7 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming
7 4 (16.00%) Subversion
7 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
7 4 (16.00%) CSS
7 4 (16.00%) HTML
7 4 (16.00%) OOP
7 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (12.00%) OO
8 3 (12.00%) MySQL
8 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
8 3 (12.00%) JUnit
8 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (12.00%) Internet
8 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
8 3 (12.00%) Ruby
8 3 (12.00%) Apache Camel
8 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery

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 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) CICS
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) nginx
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) HTTP
4 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.00%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Redis
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.00%) Subversion
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) JUnit
2 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.00%) Calabash
3 2 (8.00%) Hudson
3 2 (8.00%) Jasmine
3 2 (8.00%) JsTestDriver
3 2 (8.00%) QUnit
3 2 (8.00%) Robotium
3 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (4.00%) CA Gen
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) jMock
4 1 (4.00%) Mockito
General
1 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) REST
2 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 4 (16.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Camel
3 3 (12.00%) JSON
3 3 (12.00%) Node.js
4 2 (8.00%) HTML5
4 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) XHTML
4 2 (8.00%) XML
5 1 (4.00%) Ajax
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
5 1 (4.00%) JDBC
5 1 (4.00%) Middleware
5 1 (4.00%) OAuth
5 1 (4.00%) Sass
5 1 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Animation
1 2 (8.00%) Streaming Media
1 2 (8.00%) User Experience
1 2 (8.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (8.00%) Android
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.00%) Scrum
4 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (16.00%) BDD
5 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.00%) OOP
5 4 (16.00%) Pair Programming
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) Mobile Development
6 3 (12.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Coaching
7 2 (8.00%) DevOps
7 2 (8.00%) DRM
7 2 (8.00%) High Availability
7 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) C++
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (12.00%) Ruby
4 2 (8.00%) Go
4 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 2 (8.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) Apple Swift
5 1 (4.00%) C
5 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.00%) Scala
5 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Docker
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
1 1 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (4.00%) Mesos
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
1 2 (8.00%) Twitter
2 1 (4.00%) CA
2 1 (4.00%) IBM
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