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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 120 149 128
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 32 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.35% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 8
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
3307 4001 2953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.35% 95.33% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 2379 1629
Median daily rate £389 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 200 190
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +7 16 £400 +23.07% 19
Cheshire +12 7 £600 +60.00% 2
Lancashire +12 3 £420 +0.29% 1
Cumbria +19 2 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 60 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 38 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (48.33%) TDD
4 20 (33.33%) Java
5 19 (31.67%) Unit Testing
6 18 (30.00%) BDD
7 15 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
9 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 11 (18.33%) Linux
10 11 (18.33%) Data Management
10 11 (18.33%) Scrum
11 10 (16.67%) OO
11 10 (16.67%) C++
11 10 (16.67%) CSS
12 9 (15.00%) Web Services
12 9 (15.00%) Regression Testing
12 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
12 9 (15.00%) Coaching
13 8 (13.33%) HTML
13 8 (13.33%) Windows
14 7 (11.67%) Subversion
14 7 (11.67%) Finance
14 7 (11.67%) JIRA
15 6 (10.00%) Java EE
15 6 (10.00%) HTML5
15 6 (10.00%) User Experience
15 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
15 6 (10.00%) REST

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 (6.67%) Confluence
2 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.33%) nginx
3 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.67%) CICS
4 1 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) JBoss
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) Simulink
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Internet
1 5 (8.33%) RS-422
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.00%) HTTP
4 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.67%) RS-232
5 1 (1.67%) RS-485
5 1 (1.67%) Skype
5 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.67%) MySQL
2 3 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.67%) DB2
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) Redis
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) JIRA
1 7 (11.67%) Subversion
2 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (6.67%) Jasmine
4 4 (6.67%) JUnit
4 4 (6.67%) QUnit
4 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.00%) JsTestDriver
5 3 (5.00%) LabVIEW
5 3 (5.00%) Selenium
6 2 (3.33%) Calabash
6 2 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.33%) Hudson
6 2 (3.33%) IntelliJ
6 2 (3.33%) Maven
6 2 (3.33%) Mockito
6 2 (3.33%) Robotium
6 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Local Government
3 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Electronics
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) CSS
2 9 (15.00%) Web Services
3 8 (13.33%) HTML
4 6 (10.00%) HTML5
4 6 (10.00%) Java EE
4 6 (10.00%) REST
5 5 (8.33%) Node.js
5 5 (8.33%) XML
6 4 (6.67%) Apache Camel
6 4 (6.67%) JSON
7 3 (5.00%) .NET
7 3 (5.00%) CSS3
7 3 (5.00%) JDBC
7 3 (5.00%) jQuery
7 3 (5.00%) SOAP
7 3 (5.00%) Spring
8 2 (3.33%) J2EE
8 2 (3.33%) MFC
8 2 (3.33%) XHTML
8 2 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) Animation
3 3 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.33%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.33%) Streaming Media
4 2 (3.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.67%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.33%) Linux
2 8 (13.33%) Windows
3 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.33%) Android
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.67%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.67%) MVS
5 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.67%) Unix
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 38 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (48.33%) TDD
4 19 (31.67%) Unit Testing
5 18 (30.00%) BDD
6 15 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (18.33%) Data Management
7 11 (18.33%) Scrum
8 10 (16.67%) OO
9 9 (15.00%) Coaching
9 9 (15.00%) Mentoring
9 9 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 6 (10.00%) OOP
10 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
11 5 (8.33%) Pair Programming
11 5 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (8.33%) SFIA
12 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.67%) C++
4 6 (10.00%) C#
5 5 (8.33%) SQL
6 4 (6.67%) C
6 4 (6.67%) Ruby
7 3 (5.00%) Go
7 3 (5.00%) Objective-C
7 3 (5.00%) Python
8 2 (3.33%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.33%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.33%) PHP
9 1 (1.67%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.67%) Scala
9 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Docker
1 2 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (1.67%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Ansible
1 2 (3.33%) Kubernetes
1 2 (3.33%) Mesos
1 2 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (5.00%) Atlassian
2 3 (5.00%) IBM
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Perforce
4 1 (1.67%) CA
4 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.67%) Serena
4 1 (1.67%) Twitter
4 1 (1.67%) WSO2