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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineer
England / North West
Rank 115 108 120
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 22 52 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.36% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.43% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 15
Median daily rate £425 £408 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +31.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £304 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £48.00 £40.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +16.00%

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
2459 3641 3195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.94% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2167 1733
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 198 201
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Lancashire +14 13 £550 - 2
Manchester -11 4 £463 +8.82% 24
Cheshire +32 3 £301 -3.21% 10
Merseyside -2 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (43.66%) TDD
4 27 (38.03%) SQL
5 24 (33.80%) REST
6 22 (30.99%) Web Services
7 21 (29.58%) Java
7 21 (29.58%) Linux
7 21 (29.58%) BDD
8 20 (28.17%) Scrum
9 19 (26.76%) NoSQL
10 17 (23.94%) Git (software)
10 17 (23.94%) Node.js
11 16 (22.54%) C++
12 15 (21.13%) High Availability
13 14 (19.72%) RESTful
14 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
14 13 (18.31%) HTTP
15 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
15 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
16 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
16 11 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
16 11 (15.49%) UML
16 11 (15.49%) XML
16 11 (15.49%) JUnit
17 10 (14.08%) Finance
17 10 (14.08%) MySQL
17 10 (14.08%) OOP
17 10 (14.08%) OO
17 10 (14.08%) Degree

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 5 (7.04%) Confluence
2 4 (5.63%) GlassFish
2 4 (5.63%) JBoss
2 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
3 2 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.04%) Slack
3 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) HTTP
2 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.23%) Internet
4 2 (2.82%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (26.76%) NoSQL
2 10 (14.08%) MySQL
3 7 (9.86%) MongoDB
3 7 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.23%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.82%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.41%) Big Data
7 1 (1.41%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.41%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.41%) MS Access
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.49%) JUnit
3 9 (12.68%) Visual Studio
4 7 (9.86%) JIRA
5 6 (8.45%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (7.04%) Mercurial
6 5 (7.04%) Rational Rhapsody
7 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
7 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.23%) Subversion
8 3 (4.23%) VectorCAST
9 2 (2.82%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.41%) Babel
10 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
10 1 (1.41%) ClearCase
10 1 (1.41%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.41%) GitLab
10 1 (1.41%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.41%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (14.08%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Avionics
2 8 (11.27%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.04%) Games
3 5 (7.04%) Military
4 4 (5.63%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 2 (2.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) REST
2 22 (30.99%) Web Services
3 17 (23.94%) Node.js
4 14 (19.72%) RESTful
5 11 (15.49%) XML
6 8 (11.27%) JSON
7 6 (8.45%) React
7 6 (8.45%) XSLT
8 5 (7.04%) .NET
8 5 (7.04%) Qt
9 4 (5.63%) J2EE
9 4 (5.63%) JSTL
9 4 (5.63%) SOAP
9 4 (5.63%) Spring
10 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
10 3 (4.23%) Apache Cordova
10 3 (4.23%) HTML
11 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.82%) HTML5
11 2 (2.82%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
1 4 (5.63%) Device Driver
1 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.82%) Interactive TV
3 2 (2.82%) IPTV
3 2 (2.82%) MHEG
3 2 (2.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.41%) New Media
4 1 (1.41%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Linux
2 8 (11.27%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Android
3 3 (4.23%) Unix
4 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.41%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (43.66%) TDD
4 21 (29.58%) BDD
5 20 (28.17%) Scrum
6 15 (21.13%) High Availability
7 11 (15.49%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (15.49%) UML
8 10 (14.08%) OO
8 10 (14.08%) OOP
9 8 (11.27%) Integration Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Open Source
9 8 (11.27%) SDLC
9 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (9.86%) HOOD
11 6 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.45%) Programme Management
12 5 (7.04%) Microservices
12 5 (7.04%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.03%) SQL
2 21 (29.58%) Java
3 16 (22.54%) C++
4 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.27%) C#
5 8 (11.27%) Scala
6 6 (8.45%) Ada
6 6 (8.45%) C
7 5 (7.04%) Perl
8 4 (5.63%) Delphi
8 4 (5.63%) PHP
8 4 (5.63%) Python
8 4 (5.63%) Ruby
9 2 (2.82%) ActionScript
9 2 (2.82%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.82%) ES6
10 1 (1.41%) COBOL
10 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.08%) Degree
3 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) HND
5 2 (2.82%) PhD
6 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Docker
2 2 (2.82%) Firmware
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.41%) Puppet
1 1 (1.41%) Terraform
1 1 (1.41%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.45%) Twitter
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle
4 4 (5.63%) hybris
5 2 (2.82%) OpenTV
5 2 (2.82%) Sage
6 1 (1.41%) Black Duck
6 1 (1.41%) Google
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) ICL
6 1 (1.41%) SAP
6 1 (1.41%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.41%) Xilinx
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