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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 121 134 125
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 35 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.99% 0.69% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.73% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 8
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +2.75%
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
3340 4264 3012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.22% 95.05% 93.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2117 2598 1719
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 214 196
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 September 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 September 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 -5 15 £428 +14.00% 18
Cheshire +15 9 £425 +25.92% 4
Lancashire +18 8 £420 +0.29%
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 63 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (47.62%) TDD
4 20 (31.75%) BDD
5 19 (30.16%) Java
6 18 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
8 13 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (19.05%) Node.js
9 12 (19.05%) C++
10 11 (17.46%) Data Management
10 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (15.87%) Regression Testing
12 9 (14.29%) Windows
12 9 (14.29%) OOP
12 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
12 9 (14.29%) Coaching
12 9 (14.29%) REST
13 8 (12.70%) Linux
13 8 (12.70%) SQL
14 7 (11.11%) Scrum
14 7 (11.11%) Finance
14 7 (11.11%) MySQL
14 7 (11.11%) OO
14 7 (11.11%) Internet
14 7 (11.11%) SFIA
14 7 (11.11%) MongoDB
14 7 (11.11%) Open Source
14 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
15 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared

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 (7.94%) Confluence
2 3 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.17%) nginx
4 1 (1.59%) CICS
4 1 (1.59%) JBoss
4 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Slack
2 2 (3.17%) GitHub
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Internet
2 4 (6.35%) RS-422
2 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.17%) HTTP
4 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.59%) RS-232
4 1 (1.59%) RS-485
4 1 (1.59%) Skype
4 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 7 (11.11%) MySQL
2 5 (7.94%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.35%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.76%) Big Data
5 1 (1.59%) DB2
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.59%) Redis
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.52%) JIRA
2 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.94%) Subversion
4 4 (6.35%) JUnit
5 3 (4.76%) Jasmine
5 3 (4.76%) JsTestDriver
5 3 (4.76%) LabVIEW
5 3 (4.76%) QUnit
6 2 (3.17%) Calabash
6 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.17%) Hudson
6 2 (3.17%) IntelliJ
6 2 (3.17%) Robotium
6 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.59%) CA Gen
7 1 (1.59%) JMeter
7 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.17%) Games
3 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) Node.js
2 9 (14.29%) REST
3 6 (9.52%) CSS
4 5 (7.94%) Web Services
5 4 (6.35%) Apache Camel
5 4 (6.35%) HTML
6 3 (4.76%) .NET
6 3 (4.76%) JSON
6 3 (4.76%) React
6 3 (4.76%) XML
7 2 (3.17%) HTML5
7 2 (3.17%) J2EE
7 2 (3.17%) JDBC
7 2 (3.17%) MFC
7 2 (3.17%) SOAP
7 2 (3.17%) XHTML
8 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.59%) D3.js
8 1 (1.59%) Sass
8 1 (1.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) User Experience
3 3 (4.76%) Animation
4 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.17%) Credit Risk
4 2 (3.17%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.17%) Interactive TV
4 2 (3.17%) IPTV
4 2 (3.17%) MHEG
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) Streaming Media
4 2 (3.17%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.59%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.59%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.59%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.17%) Android
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.59%) MVS
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (47.62%) TDD
4 20 (31.75%) BDD
5 18 (28.57%) Unit Testing
6 13 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (17.46%) Data Management
8 10 (15.87%) Regression Testing
9 9 (14.29%) Coaching
9 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 9 (14.29%) OOP
10 7 (11.11%) OO
10 7 (11.11%) Open Source
10 7 (11.11%) Scrum
10 7 (11.11%) SFIA
11 5 (7.94%) Pair Programming
11 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
12 4 (6.35%) Microservices
12 4 (6.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) Java
2 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 12 (19.05%) C++
4 8 (12.70%) SQL
5 6 (9.52%) C#
5 6 (9.52%) Ruby
6 4 (6.35%) C
6 4 (6.35%) Delphi
6 4 (6.35%) PHP
7 3 (4.76%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.76%) Go
7 3 (4.76%) Objective-C
7 3 (4.76%) Python
8 2 (3.17%) ActionScript
8 2 (3.17%) MATLAB
8 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.59%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.59%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.59%) Scala
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Firmware
2 1 (1.59%) Docker
2 1 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Ansible
1 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.59%) Mesos
1 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.59%) Puppet
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Oracle
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.76%) Twitter
4 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 2 (3.17%) OpenTV
4 2 (3.17%) Sage
5 1 (1.59%) CA
5 1 (1.59%) Perforce
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