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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
North West / Manchester
Rank 41 46 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 51 64 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.79% 3.36% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.57% 4.06% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 31
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £366 £363
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%

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
1115 1575 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.90% 82.76% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 912 671
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +68.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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 +1 9 £425 +6.25% 1
Stockport - 2 - - 3
Oldham +4 1 - - 4
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 78 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 54 (45.00%) TDD
4 50 (41.67%) Scrum
5 47 (39.17%) Java
5 47 (39.17%) BDD
6 46 (38.33%) REST
7 38 (31.67%) SQL
8 36 (30.00%) Git (software)
9 35 (29.17%) NoSQL
10 34 (28.33%) Web Services
11 32 (26.67%) Linux
12 31 (25.83%) JUnit
13 29 (24.17%) HTML
14 28 (23.33%) Node.js
15 24 (20.00%) HTML5
15 24 (20.00%) CSS
16 22 (18.33%) OO
17 21 (17.50%) HTTP
17 21 (17.50%) RESTful
17 21 (17.50%) Jenkins
18 20 (16.67%) JSON
19 19 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (15.83%) High Availability
19 19 (15.83%) Games
19 19 (15.83%) Mobile App
20 18 (15.00%) C++
21 17 (14.17%) XML
21 17 (14.17%) Apple iOS
21 17 (14.17%) Android

Software Engineering
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 7 (5.83%) CMS
1 7 (5.83%) Sitecore CMS
1 7 (5.83%) Umbraco
2 4 (3.33%) Confluence
3 2 (1.67%) Apache
3 2 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.83%) nginx
4 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Magento
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.33%) Slack
4 1 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.83%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.50%) HTTP
2 8 (6.67%) Internet
3 4 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) DHCP
4 1 (0.83%) DNS
4 1 (0.83%) Firewall
4 1 (0.83%) LAN
4 1 (0.83%) SAN
4 1 (0.83%) VLAN
4 1 (0.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.17%) NoSQL
2 15 (12.50%) MySQL
3 11 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (8.33%) MongoDB
5 8 (6.67%) Couchbase
6 7 (5.83%) Relational Database
7 5 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.33%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.50%) Big Data
9 3 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.67%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.83%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.83%) Power BI
11 1 (0.83%) QlikView
11 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 31 (25.83%) JUnit
3 21 (17.50%) Jenkins
4 12 (10.00%) JIRA
4 12 (10.00%) Subversion
5 9 (7.50%) Jasmine
6 7 (5.83%) Visual Studio
7 5 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.17%) Maven
8 4 (3.33%) Selenium
8 4 (3.33%) Xcode
9 3 (2.50%) Babel
9 3 (2.50%) Hudson
9 3 (2.50%) webpack
10 2 (1.67%) GoCD
10 2 (1.67%) Gradle
10 2 (1.67%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.67%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.67%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (15.83%) Games
2 11 (9.17%) Finance
3 6 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.17%) Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (57.50%) Developer
2 36 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 21 (17.50%) Java Developer
4 17 (14.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (7.50%) Scala Software Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Android Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Consultant
8 5 (4.17%) Digital Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.33%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Objective-C Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Applications Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Java Mobile Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.50%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (38.33%) REST
2 34 (28.33%) Web Services
3 29 (24.17%) HTML
4 28 (23.33%) Node.js
5 24 (20.00%) CSS
5 24 (20.00%) HTML5
6 21 (17.50%) RESTful
7 20 (16.67%) JSON
8 17 (14.17%) React
8 17 (14.17%) XML
9 16 (13.33%) AngularJS
10 15 (12.50%) Hibernate
10 15 (12.50%) Spring
11 14 (11.67%) SOAP
12 12 (10.00%) .NET
13 10 (8.33%) React Native
14 9 (7.50%) .NET Framework
15 8 (6.67%) Ajax
15 8 (6.67%) Apache Cordova
16 7 (5.83%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.83%) Mobile App
2 14 (11.67%) User Experience
3 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.33%) 3D Graphics
5 3 (2.50%) Interactive TV
5 3 (2.50%) MHEG
6 2 (1.67%) IPTV
6 2 (1.67%) New Media
7 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) Fintech
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.83%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 32 (26.67%) Linux
2 17 (14.17%) Android
2 17 (14.17%) Apple iOS
3 8 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (5.83%) Windows
5 4 (3.33%) Unix
6 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.83%) VME
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (45.00%) TDD
3 50 (41.67%) Scrum
4 47 (39.17%) BDD
5 22 (18.33%) OO
6 19 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (15.83%) High Availability
7 15 (12.50%) Kanban
8 14 (11.67%) OOP
8 14 (11.67%) Unit Testing
9 11 (9.17%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (9.17%) SDLC
10 10 (8.33%) Mobile Development
10 10 (8.33%) Web Development
11 9 (7.50%) Android Development
12 8 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 8 (6.67%) Mentoring
13 7 (5.83%) Automated Testing
13 7 (5.83%) Project Management
14 6 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 47 (39.17%) Java
3 38 (31.67%) SQL
4 18 (15.00%) C++
5 12 (10.00%) C#
6 11 (9.17%) Objective-C
7 10 (8.33%) Scala
8 7 (5.83%) PHP
8 7 (5.83%) Python
9 6 (5.00%) Ruby
10 5 (4.17%) ES6
11 4 (3.33%) Apple Swift
12 3 (2.50%) ActionScript
12 3 (2.50%) C
12 3 (2.50%) ECMAScript
13 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.67%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.67%) Korn
13 2 (1.67%) Lua
13 2 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.83%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) ISO26262
2 2 (1.67%) MISRA
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Docker
2 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) Firmware
2 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.67%) Ansible
2 2 (1.67%) Terraform
3 1 (0.83%) Puppet
3 1 (0.83%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 15 (12.50%) Oracle
2 8 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.83%) Sitecore
3 7 (5.83%) Twitter
3 7 (5.83%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.50%) Google
5 3 (2.50%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.67%) Perforce
6 2 (1.67%) VMware
7 1 (0.83%) Capita
7 1 (0.83%) Cisco
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix
7 1 (0.83%) HP
7 1 (0.83%) ICL
7 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.83%) Northgate
7 1 (0.83%) SAP
7 1 (0.83%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.83%) Zend
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