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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 94 89 71
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 13 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.70% 0.43% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.45% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
Median daily rate £400 £363 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £288 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
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
1770 1548 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.11% 95.26% 97.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 928 666
Median daily rate £388 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 62 65
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £29.80 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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
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 24 July 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 -7 1 £428 +15.93% 2
Bolton - 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (60.00%) Java
3 16 (45.71%) TDD
4 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
5 11 (31.43%) Scrum
6 9 (25.71%) Linux
6 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
7 8 (22.86%) HTML
7 8 (22.86%) User Experience
8 7 (20.00%) CSS
8 7 (20.00%) OOP
8 7 (20.00%) OO
8 7 (20.00%) Web Services
8 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Subversion
9 6 (17.14%) HTML5
9 6 (17.14%) BDD
9 6 (17.14%) DV Cleared
9 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
10 5 (14.29%) C++
10 5 (14.29%) Ruby
10 5 (14.29%) Local Government
10 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (14.29%) Java EE
11 4 (11.43%) JIRA
11 4 (11.43%) Spring
11 4 (11.43%) REST
11 4 (11.43%) CSS3

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 4 (11.43%) Confluence
2 3 (8.57%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) CICS
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
1 3 (8.57%) Internet
1 3 (8.57%) RS-422
2 1 (2.86%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.86%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.14%) Subversion
3 4 (11.43%) JIRA
4 3 (8.57%) Jasmine
4 3 (8.57%) Maven
4 3 (8.57%) QUnit
4 3 (8.57%) Selenium
5 2 (5.71%) Ant
5 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.71%) Gradle
5 2 (5.71%) JsTestDriver
5 2 (5.71%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Hudson
6 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
6 1 (2.86%) jMock
6 1 (2.86%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.86%) Mockito
6 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (14.29%) Local Government
2 3 (8.57%) Electronics
3 2 (5.71%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) HTML
2 7 (20.00%) CSS
2 7 (20.00%) Web Services
3 6 (17.14%) HTML5
4 5 (14.29%) Java EE
5 4 (11.43%) CSS3
5 4 (11.43%) REST
5 4 (11.43%) Spring
6 3 (8.57%) Apache Camel
6 3 (8.57%) XML
7 2 (5.71%) Hibernate
7 2 (5.71%) JSON
7 2 (5.71%) Node.js
7 2 (5.71%) SOAP
7 2 (5.71%) XHTML
8 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.86%) lodash
8 1 (2.86%) RequireJS
8 1 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (2.86%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) User Experience
2 3 (8.57%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (8.57%) MHEG
3 2 (5.71%) Animation
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.71%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.86%) Interactive TV
4 1 (2.86%) IPTV
4 1 (2.86%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.86%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Android
3 1 (2.86%) MVS
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (45.71%) TDD
4 11 (31.43%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) OO
5 7 (20.00%) OOP
5 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (17.14%) BDD
7 5 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (8.57%) DevOps
8 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.57%) OOD
8 3 (8.57%) Pair Programming
8 3 (8.57%) Software Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Web Application Development
9 2 (5.71%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (60.00%) Java
2 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.29%) C++
3 5 (14.29%) Ruby
4 4 (11.43%) C
5 3 (8.57%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) Go
6 2 (5.71%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.71%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.86%) C#
7 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
2 1 (2.86%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Ansible
1 2 (5.71%) Kubernetes
1 2 (5.71%) Mesos
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Atlassian
2 3 (8.57%) IBM
3 2 (5.71%) Perforce
3 2 (5.71%) Serena
4 1 (2.86%) CA
4 1 (2.86%) OpenTV
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