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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 80 62 67
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 14 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 1.55% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.16% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 2
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£369 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -14.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1143 925 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.90% 71.87% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 491 368
Average daily rate £365 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 37
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 +3 3 £369 -13.23% 3
Bolton -2 1 £325 -
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 46 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.67%) OO
3 28 (37.33%) TDD
4 26 (34.67%) Linux
5 25 (33.33%) Java
6 20 (26.67%) Scrum
7 19 (25.33%) Web Services
8 17 (22.67%) OOP
9 16 (21.33%) PHP
9 16 (21.33%) SQL
10 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 15 (20.00%) Internet
11 14 (18.67%) Windows
11 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (17.33%) BDD
12 13 (17.33%) MVC
13 12 (16.00%) JSON
13 12 (16.00%) Apache
13 12 (16.00%) MySQL
13 12 (16.00%) MongoDB
14 11 (14.67%) Computer Science
14 11 (14.67%) HTML
14 11 (14.67%) JIRA
15 10 (13.33%) Degree
15 10 (13.33%) Spring
15 10 (13.33%) CSS
15 10 (13.33%) XML
15 10 (13.33%) jQuery
15 10 (13.33%) NoSQL
15 10 (13.33%) RESTful

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 12 (16.00%) Apache
2 6 (8.00%) Confluence
2 6 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.33%) Zope
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.67%) nginx
5 2 (2.67%) Node.js
5 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
2 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) Internet
2 6 (8.00%) AMQP
3 5 (6.67%) Bluetooth
3 5 (6.67%) GSM
4 3 (4.00%) HTTP
5 1 (1.33%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) MySQL
1 12 (16.00%) MongoDB
2 10 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 9 (12.00%) Hadoop
4 6 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (8.00%) Big Data
4 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.67%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.67%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.33%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.33%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) JIRA
2 9 (12.00%) Eclipse
2 9 (12.00%) Subversion
3 6 (8.00%) Ant
3 6 (8.00%) JUnit
3 6 (8.00%) Mercurial
3 6 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (8.00%) Gradle
4 5 (6.67%) GoogleTest
5 3 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.67%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (56.00%) Developer
2 22 (29.33%) Software Engineer
3 16 (21.33%) PHP Developer
4 11 (14.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
5 4 (5.33%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Technical Leader
6 3 (4.00%) UI Designer
6 3 (4.00%) Designer
6 3 (4.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Scala Developer
6 3 (4.00%) Perl Software Engineer
7 2 (2.67%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (2.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Interface Designer
7 2 (2.67%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.67%) .NET Developer
7 2 (2.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) Web Services
2 12 (16.00%) JSON
3 11 (14.67%) HTML
4 10 (13.33%) XML
4 10 (13.33%) CSS
4 10 (13.33%) Spring
4 10 (13.33%) jQuery
4 10 (13.33%) RESTful
5 9 (12.00%) CodeIgniter
6 8 (10.67%) JMS
6 8 (10.67%) .NET
7 7 (9.33%) Java EE
7 7 (9.33%) AngularJS
8 6 (8.00%) EJB
9 5 (6.67%) Software Packaging
9 5 (6.67%) HTML5
9 5 (6.67%) REST
9 5 (6.67%) CSS3
9 5 (6.67%) Laravel
10 4 (5.33%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Computer Science
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.00%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (4.00%) BeagleBone
5 3 (4.00%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.67%) Informatics
6 2 (2.67%) MHEG
6 2 (2.67%) Interactive TV
6 2 (2.67%) IPTV
7 1 (1.33%) Animation
7 1 (1.33%) iPhone
7 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.67%) Linux
2 14 (18.67%) Windows
3 8 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (9.33%) Android
5 5 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.67%) UNIX
6 2 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (61.33%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.67%) OO
3 28 (37.33%) TDD
4 20 (26.67%) Scrum
5 17 (22.67%) OOP
6 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (17.33%) BDD
7 13 (17.33%) MVC
8 10 (13.33%) SDLC
9 9 (12.00%) Project Management
10 8 (10.67%) Open Source
11 7 (9.33%) Web Development
11 7 (9.33%) Configuration Management
11 7 (9.33%) MapReduce
12 6 (8.00%) User Stories
12 6 (8.00%) Software Delivery
12 6 (8.00%) Workflow
12 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
12 6 (8.00%) Test Scripting
13 5 (6.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) Java
2 16 (21.33%) PHP
2 16 (21.33%) SQL
3 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.00%) Perl
4 9 (12.00%) Python
4 9 (12.00%) C++
5 8 (10.67%) C#
6 7 (9.33%) C
7 4 (5.33%) PHP5
8 3 (4.00%) Scala
8 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.00%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.67%) XPath
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.67%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.33%) R
10 1 (1.33%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.33%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 9 (12.00%) DV Cleared
2 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) PMP
3 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
1 1 (1.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) Puppet
2 6 (8.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Oracle
2 8 (10.67%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.00%) Atlassian
4 5 (6.67%) Google
5 3 (4.00%) Zend
5 3 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) OpenTV
7 1 (1.33%) Facebook
7 1 (1.33%) Twitter
7 1 (1.33%) Xamarin
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