The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / North West
Rank 100 117 122
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 34 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 1.02% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.08% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
Median daily rate £430 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Median hourly rate £41.88 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.33 £40.00 £34.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.51 £43.20 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.82 £42.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +9.67%

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
2499 3718 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.31% 94.75% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1596 2214 1718
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 168 188
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.30 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% +27.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 19 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester +5 17 £440 -2.22% 26
Lancashire +7 9 £550 -
Cheshire +29 4 £375 -2.28% 3
Cumbria - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 Software Engineer in the job title.

1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (50.70%) TDD
4 26 (36.62%) BDD
4 26 (36.62%) REST
5 25 (35.21%) SQL
6 23 (32.39%) Java
6 23 (32.39%) Web Services
7 22 (30.99%) Scrum
8 20 (28.17%) Linux
9 19 (26.76%) NoSQL
10 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
10 18 (25.35%) Node.js
11 15 (21.13%) High Availability
12 14 (19.72%) RESTful
12 14 (19.72%) HTTP
13 13 (18.31%) JUnit
13 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
13 13 (18.31%) C++
14 11 (15.49%) MySQL
14 11 (15.49%) XML
14 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
14 11 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (14.08%) JSON
15 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (12.68%) Unit Testing
16 9 (12.68%) Scala
16 9 (12.68%) UML
16 9 (12.68%) Windows
16 9 (12.68%) OO

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 6 (8.45%) Confluence
1 6 (8.45%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.04%) JBoss
3 4 (5.63%) GlassFish
3 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) nginx
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) HTTP
2 5 (7.04%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) NoSQL
2 11 (15.49%) MySQL
3 8 (11.27%) MongoDB
3 8 (11.27%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.82%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.41%) Big Data
7 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.41%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.41%) MS Access
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (25.35%) Git (software)
2 13 (18.31%) JUnit
3 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio
4 7 (9.86%) JIRA
5 5 (7.04%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.23%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (4.23%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (4.23%) Subversion
6 3 (4.23%) VectorCAST
7 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.82%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.41%) Hudson
8 1 (1.41%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.41%) JMeter
8 1 (1.41%) jMock
8 1 (1.41%) Mockito
8 1 (1.41%) Robotium
8 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.27%) Manufacturing
2 7 (9.86%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Games
4 4 (5.63%) Aerospace
4 4 (5.63%) Military
5 3 (4.23%) Avionics
6 1 (1.41%) Electronics
6 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.62%) REST
2 23 (32.39%) Web Services
3 18 (25.35%) Node.js
4 14 (19.72%) RESTful
5 11 (15.49%) XML
6 10 (14.08%) JSON
7 6 (8.45%) React
7 6 (8.45%) XSLT
8 5 (7.04%) J2EE
8 5 (7.04%) SOAP
9 4 (5.63%) .NET
9 4 (5.63%) HTML
9 4 (5.63%) JSTL
9 4 (5.63%) Spring
10 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.23%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (2.82%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (2.82%) Ajax
11 2 (2.82%) HTML5
11 2 (2.82%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) User Experience
4 2 (2.82%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.82%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.82%) IPTV
4 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.82%) MHEG
5 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.41%) New Media
5 1 (1.41%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.17%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
3 4 (5.63%) Android
4 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.23%) Unix
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.41%) VME
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 37 (52.11%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (50.70%) TDD
4 26 (36.62%) BDD
5 22 (30.99%) Scrum
6 15 (21.13%) High Availability
7 11 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.68%) OO
9 9 (12.68%) UML
9 9 (12.68%) Unit Testing
10 8 (11.27%) OOP
11 7 (9.86%) Open Source
12 6 (8.45%) SDLC
12 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
13 5 (7.04%) Data Management
13 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.04%) Microservices
13 5 (7.04%) Regression Testing
13 5 (7.04%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) SQL
2 23 (32.39%) Java
3 13 (18.31%) C++
3 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.68%) Scala
5 6 (8.45%) C
5 6 (8.45%) C#
6 5 (7.04%) Ruby
7 4 (5.63%) Delphi
7 4 (5.63%) PHP
8 3 (4.23%) Ada
8 3 (4.23%) Perl
8 3 (4.23%) Python
9 2 (2.82%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.82%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.82%) ES6
10 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
1 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) HND
3 1 (1.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Docker
1 2 (2.82%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.41%) SCCM
1 1 (1.41%) Terraform
1 1 (1.41%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle
1 7 (9.86%) Twitter
2 4 (5.63%) hybris
3 2 (2.82%) OpenTV
3 2 (2.82%) Sage
4 1 (1.41%) Black Duck
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) ICL
4 1 (1.41%) Wonderware
4 1 (1.41%) Xilinx
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