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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 53 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 30 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.27% 1.16% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 1.60% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 22
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£350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
975 874 943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.86% 72.23% 65.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 467 467
Average daily rate £340 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 49
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £28.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -38.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 6 £350 -6.66% 3
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 19 (43.18%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 16 (36.36%) HTML
4 15 (34.09%) CSS
4 15 (34.09%) TDD
5 14 (31.82%) OOP
6 12 (27.27%) OO
6 12 (27.27%) Spring
7 11 (25.00%) HTML5
8 10 (22.73%) Android
8 10 (22.73%) JMS
8 10 (22.73%) Oracle
8 10 (22.73%) Web Services
8 10 (22.73%) Middleware
9 9 (20.45%) Scrum
9 9 (20.45%) XHTML
10 8 (18.18%) Finance
11 7 (15.91%) NetBeans
11 7 (15.91%) IBM
11 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
11 7 (15.91%) JPA
11 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
11 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
11 7 (15.91%) Java SE
11 7 (15.91%) Java EE
11 7 (15.91%) JAX-RS
11 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
12 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
12 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (13.64%) BDD

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 5 (11.36%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Office
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) HTTP
1 3 (6.82%) Firewall
1 3 (6.82%) Wireless
1 3 (6.82%) Modbus
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.82%) Hazelcast
2 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.27%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Eclipse
1 7 (15.91%) NetBeans
2 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.09%) Mercurial
3 4 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.09%) Calabash
3 4 (9.09%) JIRA
4 3 (6.82%) Maven
5 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
3 6 (13.64%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (61.36%) Developer
2 17 (38.64%) Software Engineer
3 10 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 6 (13.64%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (9.09%) iOS Developer
6 3 (6.82%) CSS Developer
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) ETL Developer
6 3 (6.82%) HTML Developer
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) .NET Programmer
7 1 (2.27%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) C# Programmer
7 1 (2.27%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.27%) Agile .NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Software Programmer
7 1 (2.27%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) HTML
2 15 (34.09%) CSS
3 12 (27.27%) Spring
4 11 (25.00%) HTML5
5 10 (22.73%) Web Services
5 10 (22.73%) JMS
5 10 (22.73%) Middleware
6 9 (20.45%) XHTML
7 7 (15.91%) JPA
7 7 (15.91%) Java SE
7 7 (15.91%) Java EE
7 7 (15.91%) JAX-RS
8 6 (13.64%) RESTful
9 5 (11.36%) CSS3
10 4 (9.09%) jQuery
11 3 (6.82%) WPF
11 3 (6.82%) LINQ
11 3 (6.82%) Grails
11 3 (6.82%) J2SE
11 3 (6.82%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.36%) Animation
3 3 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (6.82%) CAN bus
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) IPTV
4 2 (4.55%) iPhone
4 2 (4.55%) iPad
4 2 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.55%) New Media
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile Games
5 1 (2.27%) Online Gambling
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Android
2 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.64%) Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Windows
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) TDD
2 14 (31.82%) OOP
3 12 (27.27%) OO
4 9 (20.45%) Scrum
5 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.64%) BDD
6 5 (11.36%) MVC
7 4 (9.09%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Automated Testing
7 4 (9.09%) iOS Development
7 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
8 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.82%) ETL
8 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.55%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) Java
2 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.64%) C#
3 6 (13.64%) C++
4 5 (11.36%) C
5 4 (9.09%) Objective-C
6 3 (6.82%) XPath
6 3 (6.82%) Scala
6 3 (6.82%) Python
6 3 (6.82%) Embedded C
7 2 (4.55%) XAML
8 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) IBM
3 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) Serena
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
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