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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 44 37 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 66 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.63% 3.74% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 4.86% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 42 28
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +4.72%
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
1494 1090 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 82.27% 76.87% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 662 482
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 34
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +2.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 5 £400 -5.88% 1
Cheadle - 1 £400 - 1
Oldham - 1 £225 - 5
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 85 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (46.32%) Java
3 56 (41.18%) TDD
4 42 (30.88%) JavaScript
5 41 (30.15%) Linux
5 41 (30.15%) Scrum
6 40 (29.41%) C++
7 37 (27.21%) Git (software)
8 30 (22.06%) SQL
8 30 (22.06%) HTML
9 29 (21.32%) Web Services
10 28 (20.59%) C
11 26 (19.12%) C#
11 26 (19.12%) BDD
12 25 (18.38%) Subversion
12 25 (18.38%) XML
13 24 (17.65%) .NET
14 22 (16.18%) OO
14 22 (16.18%) Security Cleared
15 21 (15.44%) REST
16 20 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
16 20 (14.71%) HTML5
16 20 (14.71%) Windows
17 19 (13.97%) JSON
18 18 (13.24%) CSS
18 18 (13.24%) MVC
19 17 (12.50%) OOP
19 17 (12.50%) Degree
20 16 (11.76%) SDLC
21 15 (11.03%) Amazon AWS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (5.88%) JBoss
2 6 (4.41%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.94%) Apache
3 4 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.74%) Node.js
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.03%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.21%) GitHub
3 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.82%) HTTP
2 11 (8.09%) Bluetooth
3 8 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.94%) Internet
4 4 (2.94%) Modbus
5 3 (2.21%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.21%) RS-422
6 2 (1.47%) DNS
6 2 (1.47%) SMTP
6 2 (1.47%) SNMP
6 2 (1.47%) SSL
7 1 (0.74%) DVB
7 1 (0.74%) Wireless
7 1 (0.74%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.56%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.15%) Big Data
3 7 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.94%) DB2
5 4 (2.94%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.21%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.47%) Redis
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.74%) MySQL
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (27.21%) Git (software)
2 25 (18.38%) Subversion
3 13 (9.56%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.56%) Maven
3 13 (9.56%) Selenium
4 11 (8.09%) Gradle
4 11 (8.09%) Visual Studio
5 10 (7.35%) Ant
6 9 (6.62%) JUnit
7 6 (4.41%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.94%) CppUnit
9 3 (2.21%) Jasmine
9 3 (2.21%) JsTestDriver
9 3 (2.21%) QUnit
10 2 (1.47%) JIRA
10 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.47%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.74%) NUnit
General
1 12 (8.82%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Banking
3 8 (5.88%) Electronics
4 7 (5.15%) Games
5 4 (2.94%) Automotive
5 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (46.32%) Developer
2 56 (41.18%) Software Engineer
3 27 (19.85%) Java Developer
4 17 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 12 (8.82%) C++ Software Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) .NET Developer
6 11 (8.09%) Senior Software Engineer
7 10 (7.35%) Architect
7 10 (7.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 8 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 8 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Java Engineer
9 7 (5.15%) Java Scala Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Scala Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.41%) .NET Software Developer
10 6 (4.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (4.41%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (22.06%) HTML
2 29 (21.32%) Web Services
3 25 (18.38%) XML
4 24 (17.65%) .NET
5 21 (15.44%) REST
6 20 (14.71%) HTML5
7 19 (13.97%) JSON
8 18 (13.24%) CSS
9 14 (10.29%) ASP.NET
9 14 (10.29%) Spring
10 13 (9.56%) XSLT
11 11 (8.09%) RESTful
12 10 (7.35%) AngularJS
12 10 (7.35%) CSS3
12 10 (7.35%) jQuery
13 9 (6.62%) Hibernate
13 9 (6.62%) SOAP
14 8 (5.88%) Java EE
14 8 (5.88%) WSDL
15 7 (5.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.09%) Computer Science
2 10 (7.35%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.68%) Replication
3 5 (3.68%) SCADA
4 4 (2.94%) CCTV
4 4 (2.94%) IPTV
4 4 (2.94%) User Experience
5 3 (2.21%) Animation
5 3 (2.21%) MHEG
6 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.47%) Augmented Reality
6 2 (1.47%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.47%) Interactive TV
6 2 (1.47%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.47%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.47%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.47%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.47%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.15%) Linux
2 20 (14.71%) Windows
3 8 (5.88%) AIX
4 7 (5.15%) Android
5 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.41%) Mac OS
5 6 (4.41%) Windows Vista
5 6 (4.41%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.94%) CentOS
6 4 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.47%) Solaris
7 2 (1.47%) Unix
8 1 (0.74%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (41.18%) TDD
3 41 (30.15%) Scrum
4 26 (19.12%) BDD
5 22 (16.18%) OO
6 20 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (13.24%) MVC
8 17 (12.50%) OOP
9 16 (11.76%) SDLC
10 12 (8.82%) High Availability
11 11 (8.09%) Software Testing
12 10 (7.35%) Computer Forensics
12 10 (7.35%) Information Security
12 10 (7.35%) System Testing
12 10 (7.35%) Unit Testing
12 10 (7.35%) Waterfall
13 9 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (5.88%) SOLID
15 7 (5.15%) Migration
16 6 (4.41%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (46.32%) Java
2 42 (30.88%) JavaScript
3 40 (29.41%) C++
4 30 (22.06%) SQL
5 28 (20.59%) C
6 26 (19.12%) C#
7 14 (10.29%) Scala
8 11 (8.09%) Python
9 10 (7.35%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.47%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.47%) XPath
12 1 (0.74%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.74%) Lua
12 1 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.50%) Degree
3 15 (11.03%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (6.62%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.47%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (1.47%) vSphere
2 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.74%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (8.82%) IBM
2 11 (8.09%) Oracle
3 8 (5.88%) Perforce
3 8 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.94%) VMware
5 3 (2.21%) Serena
6 2 (1.47%) CA
6 2 (1.47%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.47%) Teradata
7 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.74%) Wonderware
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