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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 104 116 132
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 47 41 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.49% 0.99% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.06% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 2
Median daily rate £428 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £372 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.45% +6.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.45 £36.40 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £40.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.95 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +2.37%
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
2961 3885 3081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.02% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 2329 1820
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 185 182
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
Manchester -8 24 £440 +10.00% 22
Cheshire +25 9 £408 +5.16% 2
Lancashire -2 8 £500 +4.16% 1
Merseyside +1 2 £375 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (52.00%) TDD
4 30 (40.00%) BDD
5 27 (36.00%) REST
5 27 (36.00%) Java
6 23 (30.67%) Web Services
7 20 (26.67%) SQL
7 20 (26.67%) Scrum
8 19 (25.33%) Linux
9 18 (24.00%) Node.js
9 18 (24.00%) NoSQL
9 18 (24.00%) Git (software)
10 15 (20.00%) HTTP
11 14 (18.67%) JUnit
11 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
11 14 (18.67%) RESTful
11 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (18.67%) High Availability
12 11 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (14.67%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (14.67%) C++
12 11 (14.67%) MySQL
12 11 (14.67%) XML
12 11 (14.67%) JSON
13 9 (12.00%) Scala
13 9 (12.00%) Open Source
13 9 (12.00%) MongoDB
13 9 (12.00%) Unit Testing
13 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills

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 7 (9.33%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.00%) Confluence
3 5 (6.67%) JBoss
4 4 (5.33%) GlassFish
4 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.67%) nginx
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.67%) Slack
3 1 (1.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) HTTP
2 5 (6.67%) Internet
3 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.33%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.00%) NoSQL
2 11 (14.67%) MySQL
3 9 (12.00%) MongoDB
4 8 (10.67%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.00%) Big Data
6 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.67%) MarkLogic
8 1 (1.33%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (18.67%) JUnit
3 7 (9.33%) JIRA
3 7 (9.33%) Visual Studio
4 6 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 5 (6.67%) Subversion
6 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.67%) Calabash
7 2 (2.67%) Hudson
7 2 (2.67%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.67%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.67%) Robotium
7 2 (2.67%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.33%) Babel
8 1 (1.33%) GitLab
8 1 (1.33%) Mockito
8 1 (1.33%) QUnit
8 1 (1.33%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 6 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Games
4 2 (2.67%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) Military
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.00%) REST
2 23 (30.67%) Web Services
3 18 (24.00%) Node.js
4 14 (18.67%) RESTful
5 11 (14.67%) JSON
5 11 (14.67%) XML
6 6 (8.00%) XSLT
7 5 (6.67%) J2EE
7 5 (6.67%) React
7 5 (6.67%) SOAP
8 4 (5.33%) CSS
8 4 (5.33%) HTML
8 4 (5.33%) JSTL
8 4 (5.33%) Spring
9 3 (4.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (4.00%) Apache Camel
10 2 (2.67%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (2.67%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (2.67%) HTML5
10 2 (2.67%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.33%) User Experience
3 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.67%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.67%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.67%) IPTV
4 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.67%) MHEG
4 2 (2.67%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.33%) Animation
5 1 (1.33%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.33%) New Media
5 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) Linux
2 9 (12.00%) Windows
3 4 (5.33%) Android
4 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.00%) Unix
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 41 (54.67%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (52.00%) TDD
4 30 (40.00%) BDD
5 20 (26.67%) Scrum
6 14 (18.67%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (18.67%) High Availability
7 11 (14.67%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (12.00%) Open Source
8 9 (12.00%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.67%) Coaching
9 8 (10.67%) E-Commerce
9 8 (10.67%) OO
9 8 (10.67%) OOP
9 8 (10.67%) Regression Testing
10 7 (9.33%) Data Management
10 7 (9.33%) Mentoring
10 7 (9.33%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.00%) Validation
12 5 (6.67%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.00%) Java
2 20 (26.67%) SQL
3 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.67%) C++
5 9 (12.00%) Scala
6 5 (6.67%) C#
6 5 (6.67%) Ruby
7 4 (5.33%) C
7 4 (5.33%) Delphi
7 4 (5.33%) PHP
8 3 (4.00%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.00%) Python
9 2 (2.67%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.67%) ES6
9 2 (2.67%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.33%) ECMAScript
10 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.33%) Lua
10 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
1 2 (2.67%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.33%) SCCM
1 1 (1.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Oracle
1 7 (9.33%) Twitter
2 4 (5.33%) hybris
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.67%) OpenTV
3 2 (2.67%) Sage
4 1 (1.33%) Black Duck
4 1 (1.33%) Xilinx