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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 74 62 71
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 20 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 1.60% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 2.19% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 6
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£338 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £365 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +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
1248 915 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 75.32% 73.26% 74.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 523 450
Average daily rate £385 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 38
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 2 £290 -17.14% 1
Bolton 0 2 £325 - 1
Oldham - 1 £325 -
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 37 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) Java
3 22 (38.60%) TDD
4 20 (35.09%) Scrum
5 19 (33.33%) OO
6 17 (29.82%) Web Services
7 16 (28.07%) SQL
8 15 (26.32%) Linux
9 14 (24.56%) OOP
9 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
10 12 (21.05%) Spring
10 12 (21.05%) BDD
11 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (17.54%) Degree
12 10 (17.54%) JSON
12 10 (17.54%) Apache
12 10 (17.54%) Windows
12 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
12 10 (17.54%) SDLC
13 9 (15.79%) Internet
13 9 (15.79%) Python
13 9 (15.79%) C#
13 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
13 9 (15.79%) MongoDB
13 9 (15.79%) RESTful
14 8 (14.04%) Android
14 8 (14.04%) NoSQL
14 8 (14.04%) jQuery
14 8 (14.04%) JIRA
14 8 (14.04%) Subversion

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 10 (17.54%) Apache
2 4 (7.02%) Zope
2 4 (7.02%) Confluence
2 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.51%) Node.js
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.51%) nginx
3 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Internet
2 4 (7.02%) AMQP
3 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) MongoDB
2 8 (14.04%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.04%) MySQL
3 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.02%) Big Data
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.75%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Subversion
1 8 (14.04%) JIRA
2 6 (10.53%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.77%) Gradle
4 4 (7.02%) Selenium
4 4 (7.02%) Ant
4 4 (7.02%) JUnit
4 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (7.02%) Mercurial
4 4 (7.02%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.51%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 3 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (56.14%) Developer
2 14 (24.56%) Software Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.04%) PHP Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Tester
5 4 (7.02%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.26%) Perl Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Scala Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.51%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.51%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) Web Services
2 12 (21.05%) Spring
3 10 (17.54%) JSON
3 10 (17.54%) AngularJS
4 9 (15.79%) RESTful
5 8 (14.04%) jQuery
5 8 (14.04%) XML
6 7 (12.28%) HTML
6 7 (12.28%) .NET
7 5 (8.77%) CSS
7 5 (8.77%) Java EE
7 5 (8.77%) REST
7 5 (8.77%) PhoneGap
8 4 (7.02%) Catalyst
8 4 (7.02%) Mason
8 4 (7.02%) Django
8 4 (7.02%) EJB
8 4 (7.02%) JMS
9 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.77%) iPhone
4 3 (5.26%) Video on Demand
5 2 (3.51%) MHEG
5 2 (3.51%) Interactive TV
5 2 (3.51%) IPTV
6 1 (1.75%) Informatics
6 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
6 1 (1.75%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.75%) mHealth
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Linux
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
3 8 (14.04%) Android
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.75%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (64.91%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (38.60%) TDD
3 20 (35.09%) Scrum
4 19 (33.33%) OO
5 14 (24.56%) OOP
6 12 (21.05%) BDD
7 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (17.54%) SDLC
9 8 (14.04%) MVC
10 7 (12.28%) Unit Testing
10 7 (12.28%) Android Development
10 7 (12.28%) iOS Development
11 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
11 6 (10.53%) Software Delivery
11 6 (10.53%) Open Source
11 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
11 6 (10.53%) Project Management
12 5 (8.77%) MapReduce
12 5 (8.77%) Web Development
12 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (43.86%) Java
2 16 (28.07%) SQL
3 14 (24.56%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.79%) C#
4 9 (15.79%) Python
5 8 (14.04%) Perl
5 8 (14.04%) PHP
6 4 (7.02%) C++
7 3 (5.26%) PHP5
7 3 (5.26%) Scala
8 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.51%) Objective-C
8 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.51%) C
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.75%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.75%) R
9 1 (1.75%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Degree
2 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) PMP
4 2 (3.51%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) Puppet
2 4 (7.02%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.02%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.51%) Zend
3 2 (3.51%) OpenTV
3 2 (3.51%) HP
4 1 (1.75%) Serena
4 1 (1.75%) Facebook
4 1 (1.75%) Twitter
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