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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 43 54 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 45 30 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.28% 2.68% 2.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 3.64% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 15
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£345 £363 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -1.38%
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
1014 824 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 73.91% 73.51% 69.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 432 390
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £48.70 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 7 £350 -3.44%
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Cheadle - - - - 2
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 5
Wigan - - - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 4
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) TDD
3 25 (33.33%) Java
4 24 (32.00%) OO
5 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
6 20 (26.67%) HTML
7 19 (25.33%) Linux
7 19 (25.33%) CSS
8 16 (21.33%) Computer Science
8 16 (21.33%) OOP
8 16 (21.33%) JMS
9 15 (20.00%) HTML5
10 14 (18.67%) Scrum
11 13 (17.33%) Finance
11 13 (17.33%) JIRA
11 13 (17.33%) Spring
11 13 (17.33%) C++
11 13 (17.33%) Oracle
11 13 (17.33%) BDD
12 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (16.00%) Windows
12 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
13 11 (14.67%) Internet
13 11 (14.67%) Project Management
13 11 (14.67%) .NET
13 11 (14.67%) MVC
13 11 (14.67%) CSS3
14 10 (13.33%) Android
14 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (13.33%) Degree

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 9 (12.00%) Tomcat
2 8 (10.67%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.33%) Confluence
3 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.67%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) Internet
2 10 (13.33%) HTTP
3 5 (6.67%) Bluetooth
3 5 (6.67%) GSM
4 4 (5.33%) AMQP
5 2 (2.67%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.33%) Wireless
6 1 (1.33%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) Hazelcast
1 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.67%) MySQL
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.33%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.33%) Big Data
3 4 (5.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 4 (5.33%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (5.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (5.33%) Cognos Transformer
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (17.33%) JIRA
2 9 (12.00%) Mercurial
3 8 (10.67%) Eclipse
3 8 (10.67%) Maven
4 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.67%) Subversion
5 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.67%) GoogleTest
6 4 (5.33%) Gradle
6 4 (5.33%) NetBeans
6 4 (5.33%) Ant
6 4 (5.33%) JUnit
7 2 (2.67%) QUnit
7 2 (2.67%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.67%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (1.33%) Trac
8 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.33%) Hudson
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Publishing
4 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 44 (58.67%) Developer
2 19 (25.33%) Software Engineer
3 17 (22.67%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.33%) PHP Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Designer
5 6 (8.00%) UI Designer
6 5 (6.67%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Leader
7 4 (5.33%) Cognos Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Cognos Developer
8 3 (4.00%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
9 2 (2.67%) Android Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Agile Project Manager
9 2 (2.67%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.67%) HTML
2 19 (25.33%) CSS
3 16 (21.33%) JMS
4 15 (20.00%) HTML5
5 13 (17.33%) Spring
6 11 (14.67%) .NET
6 11 (14.67%) CSS3
7 10 (13.33%) Web Services
8 8 (10.67%) AngularJS
8 8 (10.67%) Grails
8 8 (10.67%) jQuery
8 8 (10.67%) XML
8 8 (10.67%) DOM
8 8 (10.67%) XSLT
8 8 (10.67%) Servlets
8 8 (10.67%) XML Schema
8 8 (10.67%) XHTML
8 8 (10.67%) J2SE
8 8 (10.67%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (10.67%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 5 (6.67%) Informatics
3 5 (6.67%) Open Source
4 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.33%) Animation
5 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.00%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.67%) User Experience
7 1 (1.33%) W3C
7 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.33%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.33%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.33%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) Linux
2 12 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (16.00%) Windows
3 10 (13.33%) Android
4 6 (8.00%) UNIX
5 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.33%) AIX
7 1 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (58.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) TDD
3 24 (32.00%) OO
4 16 (21.33%) OOP
5 14 (18.67%) Scrum
6 13 (17.33%) BDD
7 11 (14.67%) Project Management
7 11 (14.67%) MVC
8 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.00%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (9.33%) Coaching
11 6 (8.00%) Unit Testing
12 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (5.33%) MapReduce
13 4 (5.33%) Test Scripting
13 4 (5.33%) Kanban
13 4 (5.33%) User Stories
13 4 (5.33%) iOS Development
13 4 (5.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) Java
2 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
3 13 (17.33%) C++
4 10 (13.33%) C
4 10 (13.33%) PHP
5 8 (10.67%) C#
5 8 (10.67%) XPath
6 5 (6.67%) SQL
7 4 (5.33%) Scala
8 3 (4.00%) Objective-C
8 3 (4.00%) XAML
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.67%) Python
10 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.33%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Puppet
1 4 (5.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Oracle
2 12 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.00%) Google
3 6 (8.00%) IBM
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.67%) Cognos
5 4 (5.33%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.00%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.33%) SAP
7 1 (1.33%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.33%) Zend
7 1 (1.33%) Serena
7 1 (1.33%) Atmel
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