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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 133 135 128
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 31 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.50% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 5
Median daily rate £403 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £274 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £380 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
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
3515 3591 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 95.13% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2187 2092 1543
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 195 188
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -5 13 £400 +10.34% 21
Cheshire +4 9 £465 +43.07% 5
Lancashire -9 3 £420 +29.23%
Cumbria +20 2 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 69 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (40.58%) TDD
4 27 (39.13%) Java
5 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 18 (26.09%) Unit Testing
6 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
6 16 (23.19%) BDD
6 16 (23.19%) Linux
7 12 (17.39%) C++
7 12 (17.39%) Scrum
7 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.94%) OO
9 10 (14.49%) CSS
10 9 (13.04%) Web Services
10 9 (13.04%) HTML
10 9 (13.04%) C
10 9 (13.04%) OOP
10 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
10 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (11.59%) User Experience
11 8 (11.59%) Integration Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
11 8 (11.59%) Subversion
11 8 (11.59%) Ada
11 8 (11.59%) C#
12 7 (10.14%) Oracle
12 7 (10.14%) Spring
12 7 (10.14%) Data Management
12 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management

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 4 (5.80%) Confluence
2 3 (4.35%) JBoss
3 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) CICS
4 1 (1.45%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) nginx
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Simulink
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) RS-422
2 5 (7.25%) Internet
3 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (1.45%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.45%) RS-232
4 1 (1.45%) RS-485
4 1 (1.45%) Skype
4 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.35%) MySQL
2 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.90%) Big Data
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Redis
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.59%) Subversion
3 7 (10.14%) JIRA
3 7 (10.14%) Selenium
4 5 (7.25%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (5.80%) Jasmine
5 4 (5.80%) Maven
5 4 (5.80%) QUnit
6 3 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.35%) JsTestDriver
6 3 (4.35%) JUnit
6 3 (4.35%) LabVIEW
7 2 (2.90%) Ant
7 2 (2.90%) Gradle
7 2 (2.90%) IntelliJ
7 2 (2.90%) Mockito
8 1 (1.45%) JMeter
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Local Government
3 4 (5.80%) Electronics
4 3 (4.35%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.90%) Avionics
5 2 (2.90%) Marketing
6 1 (1.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Games
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) CSS
2 9 (13.04%) HTML
2 9 (13.04%) Web Services
3 7 (10.14%) Spring
4 6 (8.70%) HTML5
4 6 (8.70%) Java EE
4 6 (8.70%) REST
4 6 (8.70%) XML
5 5 (7.25%) .NET
5 5 (7.25%) Node.js
6 4 (5.80%) Apache Camel
6 4 (5.80%) CSS3
6 4 (5.80%) Hibernate
6 4 (5.80%) SOAP
7 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.35%) JDBC
7 3 (4.35%) jQuery
7 3 (4.35%) JSON
7 3 (4.35%) Middleware
8 2 (2.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.59%) User Experience
3 3 (4.35%) Animation
3 3 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (4.35%) MHEG
4 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.90%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.90%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.45%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.45%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.45%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.45%) IPTV
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.45%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.45%) Streaming Media
5 1 (1.45%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) IRIX
2 3 (4.35%) Windows
3 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.45%) Android
4 1 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.45%) MVS
4 1 (1.45%) OpenVMS
4 1 (1.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.45%) VMS
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 39 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (40.58%) TDD
4 18 (26.09%) Unit Testing
5 16 (23.19%) BDD
6 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (17.39%) Scrum
7 11 (15.94%) OO
8 9 (13.04%) OOP
9 8 (11.59%) Integration Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
10 7 (10.14%) Data Management
10 7 (10.14%) Mentoring
11 6 (8.70%) Coaching
11 6 (8.70%) Regression Testing
12 5 (7.25%) MVC
12 5 (7.25%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (7.25%) SDLC
12 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) Java
2 18 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.39%) C++
4 9 (13.04%) C
5 8 (11.59%) Ada
5 8 (11.59%) C#
6 6 (8.70%) Ruby
6 6 (8.70%) SQL
7 4 (5.80%) Python
8 3 (4.35%) Go
9 2 (2.90%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.90%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.90%) PHP
10 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.45%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.45%) DCL
10 1 (1.45%) Perl
10 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.14%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Docker
2 1 (1.45%) Firmware
2 1 (1.45%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Ansible
1 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.90%) Mesos
1 2 (2.90%) Puppet
2 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) IBM
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.80%) Perforce
4 3 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.90%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.90%) Serena
5 2 (2.90%) WSO2
6 1 (1.45%) CA
6 1 (1.45%) OpenTV
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