The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 115 98 110
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 20 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.79% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.84% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 18
Average daily rate £350 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £369 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £12.42 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.70% -56.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £12.42 £28.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £12.42 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2910 2251 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.94% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1074 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 184 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.39 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Software Engineer
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Manchester -5 13 £350 +8.52% 15
Cheshire -15 4 - - 11
Lancashire -21 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 3
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 63 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (45.71%) OO
3 30 (42.86%) TDD
4 28 (40.00%) C#
5 25 (35.71%) .NET
6 19 (27.14%) HTML
6 19 (27.14%) MVC
7 18 (25.71%) Java
7 18 (25.71%) SQL
7 18 (25.71%) OOP
8 17 (24.29%) PHP
8 17 (24.29%) Subversion
8 17 (24.29%) WPF
9 16 (22.86%) .NET Framework
10 14 (20.00%) CSS
10 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 13 (18.57%) Windows
12 12 (17.14%) Games
12 12 (17.14%) WinForms
12 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (15.71%) XML
14 10 (14.29%) Linux
14 10 (14.29%) Ruby
14 10 (14.29%) Unit Testing
14 10 (14.29%) WCF
15 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
15 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
15 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
15 9 (12.86%) C++
16 8 (11.43%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) Mule
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) Alfresco
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) ZBrush
2 1 (1.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) SMS
3 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (7.14%) MySQL
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.43%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (24.29%) Subversion
2 9 (12.86%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 5 (7.14%) RSpec
4 5 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.71%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (5.71%) JUnit
6 2 (2.86%) JIRA
7 1 (1.43%) Selenium
7 1 (1.43%) Maven
7 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.43%) Xcode
7 1 (1.43%) Ant
7 1 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.43%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (17.14%) Games
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) .NET
2 19 (27.14%) HTML
3 17 (24.29%) WPF
4 16 (22.86%) .NET Framework
5 14 (20.00%) CSS
6 12 (17.14%) WinForms
7 11 (15.71%) XML
8 10 (14.29%) WCF
9 9 (12.86%) ASP.NET
10 8 (11.43%) Spring
10 8 (11.43%) jQuery
10 8 (11.43%) HTML5
11 7 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (10.00%) WSDL
11 7 (10.00%) JSP
11 7 (10.00%) SOAP
11 7 (10.00%) XSLT
12 6 (8.57%) Web Services
12 6 (8.57%) Hibernate
13 5 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) N-Tier
1 5 (7.14%) BBC
1 5 (7.14%) Derivative
1 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 5 (7.14%) Open Source
1 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.71%) SCADA
3 3 (4.29%) New Media
3 3 (4.29%) MHEG
3 3 (4.29%) Interactive TV
3 3 (4.29%) IPTV
4 2 (2.86%) RIA
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile Games
5 1 (1.43%) iPhone
5 1 (1.43%) Informatics
5 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.43%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.43%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) CentOS
4 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.29%) Android
6 2 (2.86%) VMS
6 2 (2.86%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (90.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (45.71%) OO
3 30 (42.86%) TDD
4 19 (27.14%) MVC
5 18 (25.71%) OOP
6 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 8 (11.43%) OOD
9 7 (10.00%) Project Management
9 7 (10.00%) BDD
10 5 (7.14%) Software Deployment
10 5 (7.14%) MVVM
10 5 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (7.14%) Multithreading
10 5 (7.14%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.14%) Scrum
10 5 (7.14%) SOA
10 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.71%) Information Security
11 4 (5.71%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) C#
2 18 (25.71%) Java
2 18 (25.71%) SQL
3 17 (24.29%) PHP
4 10 (14.29%) Ruby
5 9 (12.86%) JavaScript
5 9 (12.86%) C++
6 6 (8.57%) VB.NET
6 6 (8.57%) C
7 5 (7.14%) VB
8 4 (5.71%) XAML
8 4 (5.71%) VBScript
8 4 (5.71%) Groovy
9 3 (4.29%) Objective-C
9 3 (4.29%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.86%) Pascal
10 2 (2.86%) PowerHouse
10 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.86%) DCL
11 1 (1.43%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.29%) MCTS
3 3 (4.29%) MCPD
3 3 (4.29%) MCP
4 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.43%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) HL7
3 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.14%) DevExpress
4 4 (5.71%) IBM
5 3 (4.29%) OpenTV
6 2 (2.86%) Perforce
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