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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 128 118 101
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 26 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.55% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.60% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 6
Average daily rate
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£356 £363 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £312 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £408 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +165.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
3573 2849 2296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.04% 91.81% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1905 1520 1086
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 198 184
Average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.57 £54.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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
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 24 April 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 -10 13 £375 +3.44% 12
Lancashire +14 9 £306 - 2
Cheshire -9 2 £290 - 11
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (97.87%) Software Engineering
2 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.17%) SQL
4 14 (29.79%) C++
4 14 (29.79%) Java
5 13 (27.66%) C
6 12 (25.53%) UML
6 12 (25.53%) OO
7 11 (23.40%) .NET
7 11 (23.40%) Web Services
7 11 (23.40%) TDD
8 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
8 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
9 9 (19.15%) Linux
10 8 (17.02%) XML
10 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
10 8 (17.02%) HTML
10 8 (17.02%) Degree
11 7 (14.89%) Internet
12 6 (12.77%) Ada
12 6 (12.77%) Bluetooth
12 6 (12.77%) UNIX
12 6 (12.77%) JIRA
12 6 (12.77%) Doxygen
12 6 (12.77%) Scrum
12 6 (12.77%) RESTful
13 5 (10.64%) Software Packaging
13 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
13 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (10.64%) Rational DOORS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
1 4 (8.51%) Apache
1 4 (8.51%) Zope
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Doxygen
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) Internet
2 6 (12.77%) Bluetooth
3 5 (10.64%) GSM
4 2 (4.26%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
1 4 (8.51%) MySQL
1 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.13%) SimpleDB
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Informix
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) JIRA
2 5 (10.64%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (10.64%) GoogleTest
2 5 (10.64%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) Selenium
4 1 (2.13%) Mercurial
4 1 (2.13%) Mockito
4 1 (2.13%) Eclipse RCP
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.13%) Introscope
4 1 (2.13%) JUnit
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.13%) PVCS
4 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (2.13%) WebSpeed
4 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
1 5 (10.64%) Military
2 3 (6.38%) Games
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) Avionics
4 1 (2.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Publishing
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) .NET
1 11 (23.40%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) XML
2 8 (17.02%) HTML
3 6 (12.77%) RESTful
4 5 (10.64%) Software Packaging
4 5 (10.64%) Spring
5 4 (8.51%) Mason
5 4 (8.51%) Django
5 4 (8.51%) Catalyst
6 3 (6.38%) Memcached
6 3 (6.38%) JSON
6 3 (6.38%) CSS
7 2 (4.26%) REST
7 2 (4.26%) CSS3
7 2 (4.26%) HTML5
7 2 (4.26%) jQuery
8 1 (2.13%) WF
8 1 (2.13%) CodeIgniter
8 1 (2.13%) GTK+
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
1 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.38%) Raspberry Pi
2 3 (6.38%) BeagleBone
2 3 (6.38%) MHEG
2 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) IPTV
2 3 (6.38%) Interactive TV
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) Video on Demand
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) New Media
3 1 (2.13%) GIS
3 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) UNIX
3 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.38%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (4.26%) Windows
4 2 (4.26%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) VxWorks
5 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (97.87%) Software Engineering
2 18 (38.30%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) UML
3 12 (25.53%) OO
4 11 (23.40%) TDD
5 6 (12.77%) Scrum
6 5 (10.64%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.51%) ERP
7 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.51%) OOP
7 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.38%) Integration Testing
8 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.38%) QMS
8 3 (6.38%) System Testing
8 3 (6.38%) iOS Development
8 3 (6.38%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 14 (29.79%) C++
2 14 (29.79%) Java
3 13 (27.66%) C
4 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.77%) Ada
6 5 (10.64%) C#
7 4 (8.51%) Perl
7 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
8 3 (6.38%) Objective-C
8 3 (6.38%) Embedded C
9 2 (4.26%) Embedded C++
9 2 (4.26%) VB
9 2 (4.26%) PHP
10 1 (2.13%) Apple Swift
10 1 (2.13%) Ruby
10 1 (2.13%) VB6
10 1 (2.13%) Delphi
10 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Google
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) OpenTV
4 2 (4.26%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Sculptor
5 1 (2.13%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.13%) Perforce
5 1 (2.13%) Serena
5 1 (2.13%) Compuware
5 1 (2.13%) Progress
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
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