The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 38 50 55
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 64 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.18% 2.70% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.62% 3.65% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 27 10
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£338 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £322 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.90% +1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Engineering
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1139 903 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.40% 74.02% 70.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 475 350
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.15 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% -37.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.43 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £33.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -1 9 £388 +19.23% 1
Bolton - 1 - - 3
Cheadle - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 2
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering.

1 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (41.38%) TDD
3 28 (32.18%) Java
4 27 (31.03%) OO
5 26 (29.89%) Linux
6 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
7 18 (20.69%) Scrum
7 18 (20.69%) BDD
8 17 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (19.54%) PHP
9 16 (18.39%) JIRA
10 15 (17.24%) Oracle
10 15 (17.24%) Windows
10 15 (17.24%) Web Services
10 15 (17.24%) Internet
11 14 (16.09%) Project Management
11 14 (16.09%) OOP
11 14 (16.09%) HTML
12 13 (14.94%) SQL
12 13 (14.94%) CSS
12 13 (14.94%) Spring
12 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
13 12 (13.79%) Agile Project Management
13 12 (13.79%) MVC
13 12 (13.79%) XML
13 12 (13.79%) C++
13 12 (13.79%) JMS
14 11 (12.64%) Red Hat
14 11 (12.64%) .NET
14 11 (12.64%) Degree

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (6.90%) WebLogic
1 6 (6.90%) Apache
1 6 (6.90%) Tomcat
1 6 (6.90%) Confluence
2 5 (5.75%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.30%) nginx
5 1 (1.15%) Node.js
5 1 (1.15%) Zope
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) Internet
2 7 (8.05%) HTTP
3 6 (6.90%) AMQP
4 5 (5.75%) Bluetooth
4 5 (5.75%) GSM
5 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) MongoDB
2 9 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 8 (9.20%) NoSQL
3 8 (9.20%) MySQL
4 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 6 (6.90%) Big Data
6 5 (5.75%) Hazelcast
7 4 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (4.60%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 4 (4.60%) Cognos Report Studio
7 4 (4.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Cognos Transformer
8 1 (1.15%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.15%) SimpleDB
8 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (18.39%) JIRA
2 10 (11.49%) Eclipse
3 7 (8.05%) Subversion
3 7 (8.05%) Mercurial
3 7 (8.05%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.90%) Gradle
4 6 (6.90%) Ant
4 6 (6.90%) JUnit
5 5 (5.75%) Maven
5 5 (5.75%) GoogleTest
6 3 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.30%) QUnit
7 2 (2.30%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.30%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.15%) Trac
8 1 (1.15%) Hudson
8 1 (1.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.15%) NetBeans
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Publishing
2 3 (3.45%) Games
2 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (56.32%) Developer
2 20 (22.99%) Software Engineer
3 15 (17.24%) Java Developer
4 14 (16.09%) PHP Developer
5 6 (6.90%) UI Designer
5 6 (6.90%) Designer
6 5 (5.75%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.60%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Cognos Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Senior Cognos Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
8 3 (3.45%) ScrumMaster
8 3 (3.45%) Agile Project Manager
8 3 (3.45%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) Web Services
2 14 (16.09%) HTML
3 13 (14.94%) CSS
3 13 (14.94%) Spring
4 12 (13.79%) XML
4 12 (13.79%) JMS
5 11 (12.64%) .NET
6 9 (10.34%) CodeIgniter
6 9 (10.34%) jQuery
7 8 (9.20%) RESTful
7 8 (9.20%) HTML5
8 7 (8.05%) CSS3
8 7 (8.05%) Java EE
8 7 (8.05%) JSON
8 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (6.90%) EJB
10 5 (5.75%) Servlets
10 5 (5.75%) J2SE
10 5 (5.75%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.20%) Mobile App
3 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.05%) Open Source
3 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.75%) Informatics
5 3 (3.45%) Video on Demand
5 3 (3.45%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (3.45%) BeagleBone
6 2 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.30%) MHEG
6 2 (2.30%) Interactive TV
6 2 (2.30%) IPTV
7 1 (1.15%) Animation
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.15%) W3C
7 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.15%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.89%) Linux
2 15 (17.24%) Windows
3 11 (12.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (8.05%) Android
5 6 (6.90%) UNIX
6 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (64.37%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (41.38%) TDD
3 27 (31.03%) OO
4 18 (20.69%) Scrum
4 18 (20.69%) BDD
5 17 (19.54%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (16.09%) Project Management
6 14 (16.09%) OOP
7 12 (13.79%) MVC
7 12 (13.79%) Agile Project Management
8 9 (10.34%) Coaching
9 7 (8.05%) MapReduce
9 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.90%) Kanban
10 6 (6.90%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.90%) User Stories
11 5 (5.75%) Mentoring
11 5 (5.75%) Unit Testing
11 5 (5.75%) Workflow
11 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.18%) Java
2 19 (21.84%) JavaScript
3 17 (19.54%) PHP
4 13 (14.94%) SQL
5 12 (13.79%) C++
6 10 (11.49%) C
7 8 (9.20%) C#
8 7 (8.05%) Python
9 5 (5.75%) XPath
10 4 (4.60%) Perl
11 3 (3.45%) PHP5
11 3 (3.45%) Objective-C
11 3 (3.45%) Embedded C++
11 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.30%) Scala
12 2 (2.30%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.15%) R
13 1 (1.15%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Degree
2 9 (10.34%) DV Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) PMP
3 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Puppet
2 6 (6.90%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (17.24%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.90%) Google
3 6 (6.90%) Atlassian
4 5 (5.75%) Cognos
5 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
6 3 (3.45%) HP
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
6 3 (3.45%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.30%) OpenTV
8 1 (1.15%) Serena
8 1 (1.15%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.15%) SAP
8 1 (1.15%) Atmel
8 1 (1.15%) Zend
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