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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 53 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 46 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.79% 1.65% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% 2.27% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 8
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£375 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £298 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
1226 1012 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.35% 72.65% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 530 334
Average daily rate £375 £365 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +11.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 47
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.03 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -16.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.52 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.29 £74.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 £400 +23.07% 1
Bolton - 1 £338 -
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 58 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (47.13%) TDD
3 31 (35.63%) OO
4 28 (32.18%) Java
5 26 (29.89%) Linux
6 22 (25.29%) Scrum
7 20 (22.99%) Web Services
7 20 (22.99%) BDD
8 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (20.69%) PHP
10 17 (19.54%) SQL
10 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
10 17 (19.54%) OOP
10 17 (19.54%) Internet
11 16 (18.39%) Project Management
11 16 (18.39%) JIRA
12 14 (16.09%) MVC
12 14 (16.09%) Windows
12 14 (16.09%) Oracle
13 13 (14.94%) HTML
13 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
13 13 (14.94%) JSON
13 13 (14.94%) MongoDB
14 12 (13.79%) RESTful
14 12 (13.79%) Degree
14 12 (13.79%) Agile Project Management
14 12 (13.79%) CSS
15 11 (12.64%) Subversion
15 11 (12.64%) MySQL
15 11 (12.64%) XML

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (12.64%) Apache
2 7 (8.05%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.05%) Confluence
3 4 (4.60%) Zope
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.30%) nginx
5 2 (2.30%) Node.js
6 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) Internet
2 7 (8.05%) AMQP
3 5 (5.75%) Bluetooth
3 5 (5.75%) GSM
3 5 (5.75%) HTTP
4 2 (2.30%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.15%) Wireless
5 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.64%) MySQL
2 11 (12.64%) NoSQL
3 10 (11.49%) Hadoop
4 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.05%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.05%) Big Data
5 4 (4.60%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 4 (4.60%) Cognos Report Studio
5 4 (4.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (4.60%) Cognos Transformer
5 4 (4.60%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.45%) Hazelcast
7 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.15%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.15%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 16 (18.39%) JIRA
2 11 (12.64%) Subversion
3 10 (11.49%) Eclipse
4 8 (9.20%) Cucumber
5 7 (8.05%) Ant
5 7 (8.05%) JUnit
5 7 (8.05%) Gradle
5 7 (8.05%) Mercurial
6 5 (5.75%) GoogleTest
7 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.45%) Maven
8 3 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.30%) QUnit
9 2 (2.30%) Jasmine
9 2 (2.30%) Sinon.JS
10 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
10 1 (1.15%) Trac
10 1 (1.15%) Hudson
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Games
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (58.62%) Developer
2 23 (26.44%) Software Engineer
3 15 (17.24%) PHP Developer
4 12 (13.79%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.90%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.60%) UI Designer
7 4 (4.60%) Designer
7 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.60%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Cognos Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Senior Cognos Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.45%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Scala Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Perl Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.99%) Web Services
2 13 (14.94%) HTML
2 13 (14.94%) JSON
3 12 (13.79%) RESTful
3 12 (13.79%) CSS
4 11 (12.64%) XML
5 10 (11.49%) jQuery
5 10 (11.49%) .NET
5 10 (11.49%) JMS
6 9 (10.34%) Spring
6 9 (10.34%) CodeIgniter
7 7 (8.05%) EJB
7 7 (8.05%) Java EE
7 7 (8.05%) AngularJS
8 6 (6.90%) HTML5
8 6 (6.90%) CSS3
9 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
9 5 (5.75%) Software Packaging
10 4 (4.60%) Django
10 4 (4.60%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.34%) Open Source
4 8 (9.20%) Mobile App
5 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.45%) Raspberry Pi
6 3 (3.45%) BeagleBone
6 3 (3.45%) Video on Demand
6 3 (3.45%) Informatics
7 2 (2.30%) MHEG
7 2 (2.30%) IPTV
7 2 (2.30%) Interactive TV
8 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.15%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (1.15%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.15%) W3C
8 1 (1.15%) User Experience
8 1 (1.15%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.89%) Linux
2 14 (16.09%) Windows
3 10 (11.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (9.20%) Android
5 6 (6.90%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.75%) UNIX
7 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.30%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (47.13%) TDD
3 31 (35.63%) OO
4 22 (25.29%) Scrum
5 20 (22.99%) BDD
6 19 (21.84%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (19.54%) OOP
8 16 (18.39%) Project Management
9 14 (16.09%) MVC
10 12 (13.79%) Agile Project Management
11 9 (10.34%) Coaching
12 8 (9.20%) MapReduce
12 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
13 7 (8.05%) Web Development
13 7 (8.05%) User Stories
13 7 (8.05%) Software Delivery
13 7 (8.05%) Test Scripting
14 6 (6.90%) Kanban
14 6 (6.90%) Mentoring
15 5 (5.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (32.18%) Java
2 18 (20.69%) PHP
3 17 (19.54%) SQL
3 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.49%) C++
5 9 (10.34%) C
5 9 (10.34%) Python
6 8 (9.20%) Perl
7 7 (8.05%) C#
8 4 (4.60%) PHP5
8 4 (4.60%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.45%) XPath
9 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.45%) Scala
10 2 (2.30%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.30%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.30%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.15%) XAML
11 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Degree
2 10 (11.49%) DV Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) PMP
3 2 (2.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 10 (11.49%) Puppet
2 7 (8.05%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Oracle
2 10 (11.49%) Red Hat
3 7 (8.05%) Atlassian
4 5 (5.75%) Google
5 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.60%) Cognos
6 3 (3.45%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) Zend
7 2 (2.30%) Xamarin
7 2 (2.30%) OpenTV
8 1 (1.15%) Serena
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