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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 112 116 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 46 25 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 0.76% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.81% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 25
Average daily rate £425 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £383 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £33.70 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.30 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.63 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+14.05% +2.00%
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
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 26 £425 +54.54% 19
Lancashire +6 11 - - 3
Cheshire -5 4 £323 -7.85% 11
Merseyside - 3 - -
Software Engineer
England

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 87 (98.86%) Software Engineering
2 29 (32.95%) C++
3 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (29.55%) Java
4 26 (29.55%) Linux
5 23 (26.14%) JavaScript
6 21 (23.86%) Security Cleared
6 21 (23.86%) Git (software)
7 20 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 20 (22.73%) TDD
8 19 (21.59%) C
8 19 (21.59%) HTML
9 17 (19.32%) SQL
9 17 (19.32%) Unit Testing
10 15 (17.05%) OO
11 14 (15.91%) Visual Studio
11 14 (15.91%) CSS
12 13 (14.77%) C#
12 13 (14.77%) Subversion
12 13 (14.77%) Rational DOORS
13 12 (13.64%) Ada
14 11 (12.50%) .NET
14 11 (12.50%) UML
14 11 (12.50%) Maven
15 10 (11.36%) Hibernate
15 10 (11.36%) Spring
15 10 (11.36%) Web Services
15 10 (11.36%) Ant
15 10 (11.36%) Integration Testing
15 10 (11.36%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (9.09%) JBoss
2 4 (4.55%) Apache
2 4 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (1.14%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Doxygen
1 4 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) Bluetooth
1 7 (7.95%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.55%) HTTP
2 4 (4.55%) Modbus
3 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.41%) GSM
3 3 (3.41%) RS-422
4 2 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.14%) Profibus
5 1 (1.14%) Wireless
5 1 (1.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (1.14%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (23.86%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.91%) Visual Studio
3 13 (14.77%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (14.77%) Subversion
4 11 (12.50%) Maven
5 10 (11.36%) Ant
5 10 (11.36%) Gradle
6 9 (10.23%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.68%) Selenium
8 4 (4.55%) CppUnit
8 4 (4.55%) Eclipse
8 4 (4.55%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (4.55%) VectorCAST
9 3 (3.41%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.41%) JsTestDriver
9 3 (3.41%) QUnit
10 2 (2.27%) ClearCase
10 2 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.27%) JUnit
11 1 (1.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (9.09%) Electronics
2 6 (6.82%) Avionics
3 4 (4.55%) Automotive
3 4 (4.55%) Finance
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.27%) Military
5 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.59%) HTML
2 14 (15.91%) CSS
3 11 (12.50%) .NET
4 10 (11.36%) Hibernate
4 10 (11.36%) REST
4 10 (11.36%) Spring
4 10 (11.36%) Web Services
5 8 (9.09%) CSS3
5 8 (9.09%) RESTful
5 8 (9.09%) XML
6 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET
6 7 (7.95%) HTML5
7 5 (5.68%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.68%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (5.68%) SOAP
8 4 (4.55%) JSON
8 4 (4.55%) WebSockets
8 4 (4.55%) XHTML
9 3 (3.41%) MFC
9 3 (3.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Replication
2 5 (5.68%) SCADA
3 4 (4.55%) CCTV
3 4 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) Animation
4 3 (3.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (3.41%) User Experience
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) VAX
6 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) IPTV
6 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) MHEG
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.14%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.55%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Windows
3 5 (5.68%) Unix
4 4 (4.55%) CentOS
5 2 (2.27%) Android
5 2 (2.27%) IRIX
5 2 (2.27%) OpenVMS
5 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.27%) VMS
6 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (98.86%) Software Engineering
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (22.73%) TDD
4 17 (19.32%) Unit Testing
5 15 (17.05%) OO
6 11 (12.50%) UML
7 10 (11.36%) Integration Testing
7 10 (11.36%) SDLC
8 9 (10.23%) MVC
8 9 (10.23%) Scrum
9 8 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.09%) OOP
9 8 (9.09%) SOLID
10 7 (7.95%) High Availability
11 6 (6.82%) Computer Forensics
11 6 (6.82%) Information Security
11 6 (6.82%) System Testing
12 5 (5.68%) BDD
12 5 (5.68%) Front End Development
13 4 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.95%) C++
2 26 (29.55%) Java
3 23 (26.14%) JavaScript
4 19 (21.59%) C
5 17 (19.32%) SQL
6 13 (14.77%) C#
7 12 (13.64%) Ada
8 8 (9.09%) Python
8 8 (9.09%) Scala
9 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.41%) Perl
10 2 (2.27%) AWK
10 2 (2.27%) DCL
10 2 (2.27%) Korn
10 2 (2.27%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.27%) Ruby
10 2 (2.27%) sed
10 2 (2.27%) VC++
11 1 (1.14%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.14%) JCL
Qualifications
1 21 (23.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.36%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (11.36%) Degree
4 6 (6.82%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.55%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (10.23%) IBM
2 8 (9.09%) Perforce
3 6 (6.82%) Red Hat
3 6 (6.82%) Serena
4 3 (3.41%) Oracle
5 2 (2.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.14%) Wonderware
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