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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 49 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 61 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.36% 2.23% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.10% 2.80% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 21 15
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
1488 1464 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.98% 79.57% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 877 653
Median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £33.64 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +136.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.60 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -9 7 £428 +14.00% 3
Stockport -8 6 £310 - 5
Cheadle -2 2 £425 +6.25%
Bolton -4 1 £350 - 1
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 55 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (51.09%) Java
3 28 (30.43%) TDD
4 26 (28.26%) Scrum
4 26 (28.26%) REST
5 24 (26.09%) Git (software)
6 23 (25.00%) BDD
7 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
7 22 (23.91%) SQL
8 21 (22.83%) OO
9 18 (19.57%) NoSQL
9 18 (19.57%) Jenkins
10 17 (18.48%) Subversion
11 16 (17.39%) Objective-C
11 16 (17.39%) Linux
12 15 (16.30%) HTML
12 15 (16.30%) OOP
12 15 (16.30%) Spring
13 14 (15.22%) Oracle
13 14 (15.22%) JUnit
13 14 (15.22%) Web Services
14 13 (14.13%) SOAP
14 13 (14.13%) Hibernate
14 13 (14.13%) Apple iOS
14 13 (14.13%) HTML5
14 13 (14.13%) Unit Testing
14 13 (14.13%) User Experience
15 12 (13.04%) Mobile Development
15 12 (13.04%) Android
15 12 (13.04%) JSON

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (4.35%) CMS
1 4 (4.35%) OpenStack
1 4 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (4.35%) Skype for Business
1 4 (4.35%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.17%) Apache
2 2 (2.17%) Confluence
2 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.09%) CICS
3 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.09%) JBoss
3 1 (1.09%) nginx
3 1 (1.09%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 8 (8.70%) MS Office
2 1 (1.09%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.26%) GitHub
3 3 (3.26%) PaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Office 365
4 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) Internet
2 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.70%) HTTP
4 4 (4.35%) DHCP
4 4 (4.35%) DNS
4 4 (4.35%) Firewall
4 4 (4.35%) LAN
4 4 (4.35%) SAN
4 4 (4.35%) VLAN
4 4 (4.35%) WAN
4 4 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.09%) AMQP
5 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.09%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.57%) NoSQL
2 8 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.43%) MySQL
5 4 (4.35%) Couchbase
6 3 (3.26%) Big Data
6 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.09%) Data Lake
8 1 (1.09%) DB2
8 1 (1.09%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.09%) OrientDB
8 1 (1.09%) Power BI
8 1 (1.09%) QlikView
8 1 (1.09%) Redis
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 18 (19.57%) Jenkins
3 17 (18.48%) Subversion
4 14 (15.22%) JUnit
5 7 (7.61%) JIRA
6 6 (6.52%) Jasmine
7 5 (5.43%) Maven
8 4 (4.35%) Selenium
8 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.35%) Xcode
9 3 (3.26%) Calabash
9 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.26%) Hudson
9 3 (3.26%) JsTestDriver
9 3 (3.26%) QUnit
9 3 (3.26%) Robotium
9 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
10 2 (2.17%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.17%) Gradle
General
1 6 (6.52%) Finance
1 6 (6.52%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Games
4 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (56.52%) Developer
2 25 (27.17%) Software Engineer
3 23 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 8 (8.70%) Android Developer
5 7 (7.61%) iOS Developer
6 6 (6.52%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) C++ Software Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Mobile Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Objective-C Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.35%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) iOS Android Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Java Android Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Java Mobile Developer
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.26%) REST
2 15 (16.30%) HTML
2 15 (16.30%) Spring
3 14 (15.22%) Web Services
4 13 (14.13%) Hibernate
4 13 (14.13%) HTML5
4 13 (14.13%) SOAP
5 12 (13.04%) JSON
6 11 (11.96%) CSS
6 11 (11.96%) XML
7 8 (8.70%) .NET
8 6 (6.52%) Node.js
9 5 (5.43%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.43%) Dropwizard
9 5 (5.43%) Swagger
9 5 (5.43%) WireMock
10 4 (4.35%) Apache Camel
10 4 (4.35%) RESTful
10 4 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
10 4 (4.35%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) User Experience
2 10 (10.87%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Animation
4 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.26%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.09%) Fintech
6 1 (1.09%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Psychology
6 1 (1.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Linux
2 13 (14.13%) Apple iOS
3 12 (13.04%) Android
4 11 (11.96%) Windows
5 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.35%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.26%) CentOS
6 3 (3.26%) Fedora
6 3 (3.26%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.09%) MVS
7 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (59.78%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (30.43%) TDD
3 26 (28.26%) Scrum
4 23 (25.00%) BDD
5 21 (22.83%) OO
6 15 (16.30%) OOP
7 13 (14.13%) Unit Testing
8 12 (13.04%) Mobile Development
9 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (10.87%) iOS Development
11 9 (9.78%) Android Development
11 9 (9.78%) Automated Testing
11 9 (9.78%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.70%) Mentoring
13 7 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (7.61%) DevOps
14 6 (6.52%) Pair Programming
15 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
15 5 (5.43%) ERP
15 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (51.09%) Java
2 22 (23.91%) JavaScript
2 22 (23.91%) SQL
3 16 (17.39%) Objective-C
4 12 (13.04%) C++
5 8 (8.70%) Python
5 8 (8.70%) Ruby
6 7 (7.61%) C
7 6 (6.52%) Apple Swift
7 6 (6.52%) PHP
8 5 (5.43%) VB
9 4 (4.35%) C#
9 4 (4.35%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.17%) Go
10 2 (2.17%) Scala
10 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
1 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.17%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) ISEB
2 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) MCP
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.09%) OCP
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Certification
3 1 (1.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.26%) QA
1 3 (3.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.09%) ISO26262
2 1 (1.09%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.35%) XenApp
2 1 (1.09%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) Firmware
2 1 (1.09%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Ansible
1 4 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (4.35%) Puppet
2 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.26%) Salt
3 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.09%) Mesos
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) Oracle
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.35%) Cisco
3 4 (4.35%) Citrix
3 4 (4.35%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.35%) Sitecore
3 4 (4.35%) VMware
3 4 (4.35%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.26%) HP
4 3 (3.26%) Twitter
5 1 (1.09%) CA
5 1 (1.09%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.09%) IBM
5 1 (1.09%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.09%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.09%) SAP
5 1 (1.09%) Siemens
5 1 (1.09%) Tableau
5 1 (1.09%) Zend
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