The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 121 93 108
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 14 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 1.28% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 1.38% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 18
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£325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £35.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2829 2530 2947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.43% 92.47% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1537 1210 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 196 226
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.10 £41.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Engineer
England

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 1 August 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
Manchester +4 12 £325 -14.47% 13
Cheshire -5 1 £290 -22.66% 5
Lancashire -22 1 - - 2
Merseyside - - - - 2
Cumbria - - - - 1
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 26 (89.66%) Software Engineering
2 10 (34.48%) TDD
2 10 (34.48%) Java
2 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) OO
4 7 (24.14%) CSS
4 7 (24.14%) OOP
4 7 (24.14%) C#
4 7 (24.14%) HTML
4 7 (24.14%) .NET
4 7 (24.14%) Spring
5 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
5 6 (20.69%) C
5 6 (20.69%) C++
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) Web Services
6 5 (17.24%) SQL
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.24%) MVC
6 5 (17.24%) Games
6 5 (17.24%) Hibernate
6 5 (17.24%) HTML5
6 5 (17.24%) WPF
7 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) Internet
7 4 (13.79%) JSP
7 4 (13.79%) XHTML
7 4 (13.79%) OOD

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Alfresco
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) Modbus
2 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.90%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Eclipse
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) JUnit
4 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) Ant
4 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) Calabash
4 1 (3.45%) Selenium
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 5 (17.24%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) CSS
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
1 7 (24.14%) Spring
2 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 5 (17.24%) Hibernate
2 5 (17.24%) HTML5
2 5 (17.24%) WPF
3 4 (13.79%) JSP
3 4 (13.79%) XHTML
4 3 (10.34%) WinForms
4 3 (10.34%) Grails
4 3 (10.34%) jQuery
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.90%) WCF
5 2 (6.90%) Django
5 2 (6.90%) Dojo
5 2 (6.90%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) CSS3
5 2 (6.90%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) New Media
1 3 (10.34%) IPTV
2 2 (6.90%) Animation
2 2 (6.90%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.90%) CAN bus
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) BBC
3 1 (3.45%) MHEG
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.45%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.90%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (89.66%) Software Engineering
2 10 (34.48%) TDD
3 8 (27.59%) OO
4 7 (24.14%) OOP
5 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
6 5 (17.24%) MVC
7 4 (13.79%) Automated Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) OOD
8 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
8 3 (10.34%) BDD
8 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Project Management
9 2 (6.90%) Code Coverage
10 1 (3.45%) SOA
10 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
10 1 (3.45%) Workflow
10 1 (3.45%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
1 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 7 (24.14%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) C
3 6 (20.69%) C++
4 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 3 (10.34%) Groovy
6 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
6 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) Python
7 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
7 1 (3.45%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.45%) AWK
7 1 (3.45%) sed
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) MCP
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.34%) MCTS
1 3 (10.34%) MCPD
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Serena
3 1 (3.45%) OpenTV
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