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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 134 85 102
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 10 51 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 1.80% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.98% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 28 18
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£400 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £243 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £18.60 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £32.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
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 19 December 2014. 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
Lancashire -19 4 - - 3
Manchester -28 4 £425 +13.33% 15
Cheshire -11 1 £376 +15.53% 3
Merseyside - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 24 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (42.31%) C++
4 10 (38.46%) OO
4 10 (38.46%) TDD
5 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
5 9 (34.62%) HTML
6 8 (30.77%) C
6 8 (30.77%) CSS
6 8 (30.77%) OOP
7 7 (26.92%) Java
8 6 (23.08%) XHTML
8 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
8 6 (23.08%) Mercurial
8 6 (23.08%) JIRA
8 6 (23.08%) HTML5
9 5 (19.23%) CSS3
9 5 (19.23%) Degree
9 5 (19.23%) Web Services
9 5 (19.23%) Linux
10 4 (15.38%) jQuery
10 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
11 3 (11.54%) Spring
11 3 (11.54%) UML
11 3 (11.54%) SQL
11 3 (11.54%) C#
11 3 (11.54%) Eclipse

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Doxygen
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Modbus
2 1 (3.85%) SMS
2 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Informix
2 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 6 (23.08%) Mercurial
1 6 (23.08%) JIRA
2 3 (11.54%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.69%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (3.85%) Calabash
4 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.85%) Mockito
4 1 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) JUnit
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) Introscope
General
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) HTML
2 8 (30.77%) CSS
3 6 (23.08%) XHTML
3 6 (23.08%) HTML5
4 5 (19.23%) CSS3
4 5 (19.23%) Web Services
5 4 (15.38%) jQuery
6 3 (11.54%) Spring
7 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
7 2 (7.69%) OpenGL
7 2 (7.69%) .NET
7 2 (7.69%) J2EE
7 2 (7.69%) XML
7 2 (7.69%) Qt
7 2 (7.69%) Django
7 2 (7.69%) REST
7 2 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (7.69%) GTK+
8 1 (3.85%) JAX-RS
8 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) GIS
1 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) CAN bus
2 1 (3.85%) Arduino
2 1 (3.85%) New Media
2 1 (3.85%) Animation
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) IPTV
2 1 (3.85%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.85%) SCADA
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) VxWorks
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (92.31%) Software Engineering
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) OO
3 10 (38.46%) TDD
4 9 (34.62%) Unit Testing
5 8 (30.77%) OOP
6 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.54%) UML
7 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.69%) Scrum
8 2 (7.69%) Code Coverage
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.69%) BDD
8 2 (7.69%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
9 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
9 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
9 1 (3.85%) Analytics
9 1 (3.85%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (42.31%) C++
3 8 (30.77%) C
4 7 (26.92%) Java
5 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 3 (11.54%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) Python
6 1 (3.85%) sed
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.85%) AWK
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Atmel
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Compuware
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) Siemens
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Perforce
2 1 (3.85%) Serena