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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 77 55 68
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 29 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.57% 2.44% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 3.19% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £385 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.67%
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
1430 1004 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 77.26% 76.70% 73.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 599 469
Average daily rate £388 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 45
Average hourly rate £33.64 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.26% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 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 28 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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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 +3 2 £290 -17.14%
Stockport - 2 - - 5
Bolton +1 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 £400 -
Oldham - 1 £325 - 1
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 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 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (43.48%) Java
3 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
4 15 (32.61%) TDD
4 15 (32.61%) Scrum
5 12 (26.09%) AngularJS
6 10 (21.74%) SQL
6 10 (21.74%) OO
7 9 (19.57%) Linux
7 9 (19.57%) OOP
7 9 (19.57%) Web Services
7 9 (19.57%) HTML
7 9 (19.57%) QA
7 9 (19.57%) Selenium
7 9 (19.57%) Android
7 9 (19.57%) BDD
7 9 (19.57%) Automation Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Android Development
8 8 (17.39%) iOS Development
8 8 (17.39%) Spring
8 8 (17.39%) C#
9 7 (15.22%) Windows
9 7 (15.22%) Subversion
9 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
9 7 (15.22%) Degree
9 7 (15.22%) JSON
9 7 (15.22%) jQuery
9 7 (15.22%) Gradle
9 7 (15.22%) SDLC
10 6 (13.04%) Gherkin

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 5 (10.87%) Apache
2 3 (6.52%) Zope
3 2 (4.35%) Confluence
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) JBoss
4 1 (2.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) AMQP
3 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) MySQL
1 4 (8.70%) MongoDB
1 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.35%) Big Data
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Selenium
2 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.22%) Subversion
2 7 (15.22%) Gradle
3 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.70%) Ant
4 3 (6.52%) Maven
5 2 (4.35%) JIRA
5 2 (4.35%) JUnit
5 2 (4.35%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.17%) Electronics
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Advertising
1 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (26.09%) Software Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 6 (13.04%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) QA Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (6.52%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
8 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Lead Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Scala Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) AngularJS
2 9 (19.57%) HTML
2 9 (19.57%) Web Services
3 8 (17.39%) Spring
4 7 (15.22%) JSON
4 7 (15.22%) jQuery
5 6 (13.04%) .NET
5 6 (13.04%) Gherkin
6 5 (10.87%) PhoneGap
6 5 (10.87%) RESTful
6 5 (10.87%) HTML5
6 5 (10.87%) REST
7 4 (8.70%) Hibernate
7 4 (8.70%) CSS
7 4 (8.70%) Django
8 3 (6.52%) Catalyst
8 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
8 3 (6.52%) Java EE
8 3 (6.52%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
1 6 (13.04%) iPhone
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.35%) mHealth
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Health Informatics
5 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.17%) NHS
5 1 (2.17%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
1 9 (19.57%) Android
2 7 (15.22%) Windows
3 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (32.61%) TDD
2 15 (32.61%) Scrum
3 10 (21.74%) OO
4 9 (19.57%) OOP
4 9 (19.57%) BDD
4 9 (19.57%) Automation Testing
5 8 (17.39%) Android Development
5 8 (17.39%) iOS Development
6 7 (15.22%) SDLC
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.87%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Mobile Development
9 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
9 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.70%) Open Source
10 3 (6.52%) Project Management
10 3 (6.52%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) Java
2 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
3 10 (21.74%) SQL
4 8 (17.39%) C#
5 6 (13.04%) C++
5 6 (13.04%) Python
6 5 (10.87%) Perl
7 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.35%) Scala
7 2 (4.35%) C
8 1 (2.17%) ANSI SQL
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.17%) VB
8 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
1 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
2 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.17%) Facebook
4 1 (2.17%) Twitter
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Perforce
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Serena
4 1 (2.17%) Zend
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Real Staffing
Rate: £35 - £36 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Bluetownonline Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago