The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Senior Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Software Engineer
Rank 155 162 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.089% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.094% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £420 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £396
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £41.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +2.46%
Senior Software Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3287 4253 3007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.08% 94.95% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2086 2594 1719
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 218 200
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

Senior Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the North West region.

Senior Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Engineer across the North West region.

Senior Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
Lancashire +22 3 £420 -
Manchester -8 3 £428 +6.87% 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Senior Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (75.00%) BDD
4 5 (62.50%) Mentoring
4 5 (62.50%) Coaching
5 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Java
6 3 (37.50%) JUnit
6 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
6 3 (37.50%) Data Management
6 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (37.50%) REST
7 2 (25.00%) User Experience
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
7 2 (25.00%) Calabash
7 2 (25.00%) Robotium
7 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
7 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (25.00%) Hudson
7 2 (25.00%) Subversion
7 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (25.00%) Streaming Media
7 2 (25.00%) JSON
7 2 (25.00%) Android
7 2 (25.00%) TeamCity

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) CICS
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) DB2
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Calabash
2 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (25.00%) Hudson
2 2 (25.00%) IntelliJ
2 2 (25.00%) Robotium
2 2 (25.00%) Subversion
2 2 (25.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (12.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (12.50%) CA Gen
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) JMeter
3 1 (12.50%) jMock
3 1 (12.50%) Mockito
3 1 (12.50%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) D3.js
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) JDBC
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) Node.js
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Streaming Media
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (12.50%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) BDD
3 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (75.00%) TDD
4 5 (62.50%) Coaching
4 5 (62.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (37.50%) Data Management
6 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (25.00%) DRM
7 2 (25.00%) Mobile Development
7 2 (25.00%) OOP
7 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
8 1 (12.50%) Change Control
8 1 (12.50%) DevOps
8 1 (12.50%) System Testing
8 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) CA
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle