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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 75 73 92
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 25 30 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 1.54% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.64% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 2
Median daily rate £440 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +0.95%
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
1548 1826 1404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.10% 93.79% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 1029 859
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 70 67
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £22.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Salford -4 9 £440 +10.00%
Stockport -14 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 41 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (53.66%) TDD
4 19 (46.34%) BDD
5 18 (43.90%) REST
5 18 (43.90%) Web Services
5 18 (43.90%) Linux
6 17 (41.46%) Scrum
7 15 (36.59%) HTTP
7 15 (36.59%) High Availability
8 14 (34.15%) RESTful
8 14 (34.15%) JUnit
8 14 (34.15%) SQL
9 13 (31.71%) Java
9 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
9 13 (31.71%) NoSQL
10 12 (29.27%) Node.js
11 11 (26.83%) JSON
11 11 (26.83%) XML
11 11 (26.83%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (21.95%) Scala
14 8 (19.51%) C++
14 8 (19.51%) OOP
15 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
15 7 (17.07%) MySQL
16 6 (14.63%) XSLT
16 6 (14.63%) Windows
16 6 (14.63%) Subversion
16 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration

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 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) Confluence
2 1 (2.44%) JBoss
2 1 (2.44%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (36.59%) HTTP
2 5 (12.20%) Internet
3 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) NoSQL
2 7 (17.07%) MySQL
3 4 (9.76%) MongoDB
4 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.88%) Big Data
5 2 (4.88%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.44%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.44%) Redis
6 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) JUnit
2 13 (31.71%) Git (software)
3 6 (14.63%) Subversion
4 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
5 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
6 2 (4.88%) Calabash
6 2 (4.88%) Hudson
6 2 (4.88%) Jasmine
6 2 (4.88%) JIRA
6 2 (4.88%) JsTestDriver
6 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.88%) QUnit
6 2 (4.88%) Robotium
6 2 (4.88%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
7 1 (2.44%) jMock
7 1 (2.44%) Mockito
General
1 4 (9.76%) Games
1 4 (9.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (43.90%) REST
1 18 (43.90%) Web Services
2 14 (34.15%) RESTful
3 12 (29.27%) Node.js
4 11 (26.83%) JSON
4 11 (26.83%) XML
5 6 (14.63%) XSLT
6 4 (9.76%) HTML
6 4 (9.76%) React
7 3 (7.32%) Apache Camel
7 3 (7.32%) CSS
7 3 (7.32%) HTML5
8 2 (4.88%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.88%) Apache Cordova
8 2 (4.88%) JMS
8 2 (4.88%) React Native
8 2 (4.88%) XHTML
9 1 (2.44%) Pixi.js
9 1 (2.44%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.76%) User Experience
2 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (4.88%) Animation
3 2 (4.88%) Interactive TV
3 2 (4.88%) IPTV
3 2 (4.88%) MHEG
3 2 (4.88%) Streaming Media
3 2 (4.88%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.44%) Mobile Games
4 1 (2.44%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Linux
2 6 (14.63%) Windows
3 4 (9.76%) Android
4 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.32%) Unix
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 26 (63.41%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (53.66%) TDD
4 19 (46.34%) BDD
5 17 (41.46%) Scrum
6 15 (36.59%) High Availability
7 11 (26.83%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (19.51%) OOP
9 6 (14.63%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (9.76%) E-Commerce
11 3 (7.32%) OO
11 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
11 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
12 2 (4.88%) Analytics
12 2 (4.88%) Automated Testing
12 2 (4.88%) DRM
12 2 (4.88%) Game Development
12 2 (4.88%) Mobile Application Development
12 2 (4.88%) Pair Programming
12 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) SQL
2 13 (31.71%) Java
3 9 (21.95%) Scala
4 8 (19.51%) C++
5 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
6 5 (12.20%) PHP
7 3 (7.32%) Ruby
8 2 (4.88%) ActionScript
8 2 (4.88%) C#
8 2 (4.88%) ES6
8 2 (4.88%) Objective-C
8 2 (4.88%) Python
9 1 (2.44%) ECMAScript
9 1 (2.44%) Lua
9 1 (2.44%) MATLAB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Docker
1 1 (2.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Twitter
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) OpenTV
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