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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 60 77 56
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 51 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.76% 1.51% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 1.91% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 14
Median daily rate £413 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -3.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
1502 1417 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 81.28% 79.12% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 858 612
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 28 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.64 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.89% +124.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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
Stockport -2 7 £500 - 3
Salford -6 5 £420 +44.82%
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 62 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (58.51%) Java
3 37 (39.36%) TDD
4 29 (30.85%) Scrum
5 25 (26.60%) Web Services
6 24 (25.53%) OO
7 23 (24.47%) JavaScript
8 22 (23.40%) REST
9 20 (21.28%) BDD
9 20 (21.28%) Git (software)
9 20 (21.28%) HTML
10 19 (20.21%) SQL
11 16 (17.02%) HTML5
12 15 (15.96%) Spring
12 15 (15.96%) XML
12 15 (15.96%) Linux
13 14 (14.89%) SOAP
13 14 (14.89%) JUnit
13 14 (14.89%) Objective-C
13 14 (14.89%) Subversion
14 13 (13.83%) CSS
14 13 (13.83%) OOP
14 13 (13.83%) Unit Testing
14 13 (13.83%) Jenkins
14 13 (13.83%) User Experience
15 12 (12.77%) Mobile Development
15 12 (12.77%) NoSQL
15 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
16 11 (11.70%) Apple iOS

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 6 (6.38%) Confluence
2 5 (5.32%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.06%) CICS
5 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.06%) JBoss
5 1 (1.06%) nginx
5 1 (1.06%) WinCC
Applications
1 10 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.06%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.19%) GitHub
3 3 (3.19%) PaaS
4 2 (2.13%) Office 365
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.64%) Internet
2 9 (9.57%) HTTP
2 9 (9.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.26%) DHCP
3 4 (4.26%) DNS
3 4 (4.26%) Firewall
3 4 (4.26%) LAN
3 4 (4.26%) SAN
3 4 (4.26%) VLAN
3 4 (4.26%) WAN
3 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.13%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.13%) RS-422
5 1 (1.06%) AMQP
5 1 (1.06%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.32%) MySQL
3 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.13%) Big Data
5 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.13%) Redis
6 1 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.06%) DB2
6 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.06%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.06%) OrientDB
6 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.06%) Power BI
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (21.28%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.89%) JUnit
2 14 (14.89%) Subversion
3 13 (13.83%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.38%) JIRA
4 6 (6.38%) Maven
5 4 (4.26%) Jasmine
5 4 (4.26%) QUnit
5 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.26%) Xcode
6 3 (3.19%) Calabash
6 3 (3.19%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.19%) Hudson
6 3 (3.19%) JsTestDriver
6 3 (3.19%) Robotium
6 3 (3.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.13%) Selenium
8 1 (1.06%) Grunt
General
1 11 (11.70%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Local Government
3 7 (7.45%) Banking
4 5 (5.32%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.26%) Retail
5 4 (4.26%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
7 1 (1.06%) Electronics
7 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (50.00%) Developer
2 32 (34.04%) Software Engineer
3 26 (27.66%) Java Developer
4 6 (6.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 6 (6.38%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.32%) Android Developer
5 5 (5.32%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) iOS Developer
5 5 (5.32%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (5.32%) Objective-C Developer
6 4 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Java Android Developer
6 4 (4.26%) Java Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Java Mobile Developer
6 4 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) UX Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (3.19%) iOS Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (26.60%) Web Services
2 22 (23.40%) REST
3 20 (21.28%) HTML
4 16 (17.02%) HTML5
5 15 (15.96%) Spring
5 15 (15.96%) XML
6 14 (14.89%) SOAP
7 13 (13.83%) CSS
8 10 (10.64%) Java EE
8 10 (10.64%) JSON
9 9 (9.57%) Hibernate
10 7 (7.45%) Node.js
11 6 (6.38%) .NET
11 6 (6.38%) J2EE
11 6 (6.38%) JDBC
12 5 (5.32%) CSS3
12 5 (5.32%) Dropwizard
12 5 (5.32%) RESTful
12 5 (5.32%) Swagger
12 5 (5.32%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.83%) User Experience
2 8 (8.51%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.32%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (4.26%) Online Banking
6 3 (3.19%) Animation
6 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.19%) Streaming Media
7 2 (2.13%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.06%) Psychology
8 1 (1.06%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.06%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.96%) Linux
2 11 (11.70%) Apple iOS
2 11 (11.70%) Windows
3 9 (9.57%) Android
4 4 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.19%) CentOS
5 3 (3.19%) Fedora
5 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.19%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.06%) MVS
6 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (65.96%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (39.36%) TDD
3 29 (30.85%) Scrum
4 24 (25.53%) OO
5 20 (21.28%) BDD
6 13 (13.83%) OOP
6 13 (13.83%) Unit Testing
7 12 (12.77%) Mobile Development
8 10 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (9.57%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (8.51%) DevOps
10 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.51%) iOS Development
10 8 (8.51%) OOD
11 7 (7.45%) Mentoring
12 6 (6.38%) Android Development
12 6 (6.38%) ERP
12 6 (6.38%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 55 (58.51%) Java
2 23 (24.47%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.21%) SQL
4 14 (14.89%) Objective-C
5 11 (11.70%) C++
6 9 (9.57%) C
6 9 (9.57%) Python
6 9 (9.57%) Ruby
7 7 (7.45%) PHP
8 6 (6.38%) Apple Swift
9 5 (5.32%) VB
10 4 (4.26%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.26%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.19%) C#
11 3 (3.19%) Go
12 2 (2.13%) Scala
12 2 (2.13%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.06%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.06%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.19%) Degree
3 3 (3.19%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.13%) ISEB
4 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.06%) MCP
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) OCP
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.06%) PhD
5 1 (1.06%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (3.19%) QA
1 3 (3.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.06%) ISO26262
2 1 (1.06%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.26%) XenApp
2 2 (2.13%) Docker
3 1 (1.06%) Firmware
3 1 (1.06%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Ansible
1 5 (5.32%) Puppet
2 4 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.19%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.19%) Salt
4 2 (2.13%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.13%) Mesos
Vendors
1 10 (10.64%) Oracle
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.26%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.26%) Cisco
3 4 (4.26%) Citrix
3 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.26%) VMware
4 3 (3.19%) HP
5 2 (2.13%) Twitter
6 1 (1.06%) CA
6 1 (1.06%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.06%) NetSuite
6 1 (1.06%) SAP
6 1 (1.06%) Serena
6 1 (1.06%) Siemens