The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 109 76 101
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 23 47 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 1.76% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.89% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 10
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £226 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 £37.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +26.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £33.80 £26.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £41.00 £31.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -0.66%
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
2922 2481 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.91% 92.96% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1276 1219
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 177 168
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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 Software Engineer across the North West region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Software Engineer across the North West region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Manchester -8 13 £275 -26.66% 24
Cheshire -12 2 £363 +11.61% 8
Merseyside - - - - 4
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (48.57%) C++
3 16 (45.71%) OO
4 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (37.14%) C
6 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
7 10 (28.57%) TDD
8 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
8 9 (25.71%) Linux
9 8 (22.86%) HTML
10 7 (20.00%) CSS
10 7 (20.00%) OOP
11 6 (17.14%) UML
11 6 (17.14%) .NET
11 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
11 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
11 6 (17.14%) Mercurial
11 6 (17.14%) Doxygen
11 6 (17.14%) JIRA
12 5 (14.29%) Software Packaging
12 5 (14.29%) Google
12 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
12 5 (14.29%) HTML5
12 5 (14.29%) GoogleTest
12 5 (14.29%) Java
12 5 (14.29%) C#
12 5 (14.29%) UNIX
12 5 (14.29%) XHTML
12 5 (14.29%) Bluetooth
12 5 (14.29%) GSM

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Software Engineer in their job title 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 with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Doxygen
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) Bluetooth
1 5 (14.29%) GSM
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Modbus
3 1 (2.86%) Wireless
3 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) Informix
1 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Mercurial
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.29%) GoogleTest
3 3 (8.57%) Subversion
3 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.71%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (5.71%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (2.86%) Selenium
5 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.86%) Mockito
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) JUnit
5 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.86%) Introscope
General
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Military
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) HTML
2 7 (20.00%) CSS
3 6 (17.14%) .NET
4 5 (14.29%) Software Packaging
4 5 (14.29%) HTML5
4 5 (14.29%) XHTML
4 5 (14.29%) CSS3
5 3 (8.57%) jQuery
6 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
6 2 (5.71%) Web Services
6 2 (5.71%) XML
6 2 (5.71%) J2EE
6 2 (5.71%) Qt
6 2 (5.71%) RESTful
6 2 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.71%) GTK+
7 1 (2.86%) PowerMock
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.86%) WF
7 1 (2.86%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) GIS
1 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.86%) SCADA
2 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
2 1 (2.86%) Open Source
2 1 (2.86%) CAN bus
2 1 (2.86%) Arduino
2 1 (2.86%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Linux
2 5 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) VxWorks
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (45.71%) OO
3 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) TDD
5 9 (25.71%) Unit Testing
6 7 (20.00%) OOP
7 6 (17.14%) UML
8 5 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 3 (8.57%) System Testing
10 2 (5.71%) OOD
10 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
10 2 (5.71%) QMS
10 2 (5.71%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.86%) iOS Development
11 1 (2.86%) Change Control
11 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) C++
2 13 (37.14%) C
3 12 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) C#
5 4 (11.43%) SQL
6 3 (8.57%) Ada
7 2 (5.71%) Embedded C
7 2 (5.71%) PHP
8 1 (2.86%) Python
8 1 (2.86%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.86%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Google
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Serena
3 1 (2.86%) Atmel
3 1 (2.86%) Xamarin
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Perforce
3 1 (2.86%) Compuware
3 1 (2.86%) HP
3 1 (2.86%) Siemens
3 1 (2.86%) IBM
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