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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 130 92 106
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 1.47% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 1.63% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 23 17
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
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 £32.50 £18.60 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.80 £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
2890 2518 2863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.95% 90.35% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1702 1241 1448
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 183 189
Average hourly rate £15.13 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £40.57 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
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 26 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 November 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 -21 3 - - 2
Manchester -30 3 £350 -6.66% 9
Cheshire -7 1 - - 9
Merseyside - - - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 23 (92.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (44.00%) C++
3 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (36.00%) TDD
4 9 (36.00%) C
4 9 (36.00%) OOP
4 9 (36.00%) OO
5 8 (32.00%) CSS
5 8 (32.00%) HTML
5 8 (32.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (28.00%) HTML5
6 7 (28.00%) Java
6 7 (28.00%) XHTML
7 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
8 5 (20.00%) Mercurial
8 5 (20.00%) CSS3
8 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (20.00%) JIRA
8 5 (20.00%) Linux
8 5 (20.00%) Web Services
9 4 (16.00%) Degree
9 4 (16.00%) jQuery
10 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (12.00%) Python
10 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
10 3 (12.00%) Scrum
10 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
11 2 (8.00%) Ethernet

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.00%) Wireless
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) Modbus
2 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) MySQL
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.00%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.00%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (4.00%) Calabash
5 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) CSS
1 8 (32.00%) HTML
2 7 (28.00%) HTML5
2 7 (28.00%) XHTML
3 5 (20.00%) CSS3
3 5 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (16.00%) jQuery
5 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (8.00%) OpenGL
5 2 (8.00%) Spring
5 2 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (8.00%) GTK+
5 2 (8.00%) Qt
5 2 (8.00%) REST
5 2 (8.00%) MooTools
5 2 (8.00%) Dojo
5 2 (8.00%) Django
6 1 (4.00%) WPF
6 1 (4.00%) Struts2
6 1 (4.00%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (8.00%) GIS
2 2 (8.00%) Animation
2 2 (8.00%) IPTV
2 2 (8.00%) New Media
2 2 (8.00%) CAN bus
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
3 1 (4.00%) SCADA
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Arduino
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (92.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) TDD
3 9 (36.00%) OOP
3 9 (36.00%) OO
4 8 (32.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (12.00%) Scrum
7 2 (8.00%) UML
7 2 (8.00%) Code Coverage
7 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (4.00%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) Change Control
8 1 (4.00%) BDD
8 1 (4.00%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (4.00%) iOS Development
8 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
8 1 (4.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (44.00%) C++
3 9 (36.00%) C
4 7 (28.00%) Java
5 3 (12.00%) Python
6 2 (8.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (8.00%) C#
7 1 (4.00%) sed
7 1 (4.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.00%) AWK
7 1 (4.00%) PHP
7 1 (4.00%) SQL
7 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Serena
2 1 (4.00%) Atmel
2 1 (4.00%) Siemens
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago