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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 134 135 125
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 30 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.60% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 8
Median daily rate £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £308 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £375 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +13.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
3815 3671 2928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.52% 94.44% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2307 1966 1547
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 227 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -1 19 £438 +16.66% 14
Cheshire -6 6 £350 - 6
Lancashire -2 3 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 79 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (32.91%) C++
3 26 (32.91%) Security Cleared
4 24 (30.38%) Java
4 24 (30.38%) JavaScript
5 20 (25.32%) Linux
6 19 (24.05%) SC Cleared
7 18 (22.78%) HTML
7 18 (22.78%) TDD
8 16 (20.25%) C
8 16 (20.25%) C#
9 15 (18.99%) OO
10 14 (17.72%) .NET
11 13 (16.46%) CSS
11 13 (16.46%) MVC
12 12 (15.19%) SQL
12 12 (15.19%) Ada
12 12 (15.19%) Integration Testing
12 12 (15.19%) SDLC
13 11 (13.92%) Unit Testing
13 11 (13.92%) DV Cleared
13 11 (13.92%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (13.92%) Visual Studio
13 11 (13.92%) Scrum
14 10 (12.66%) Spring
14 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
14 10 (12.66%) Degree
15 9 (11.39%) Selenium
15 9 (11.39%) CSS3

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 (6.33%) JBoss
1 5 (6.33%) Node.js
2 4 (5.06%) Apache
3 3 (3.80%) Confluence
4 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.27%) CICS
5 1 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
1 4 (5.06%) MS Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Bluetooth
2 5 (6.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (6.33%) RS-422
3 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.80%) GSM
4 3 (3.80%) Internet
5 2 (2.53%) HTTP
6 1 (1.27%) Profibus
6 1 (1.27%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.80%) MySQL
4 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.27%) DB2
5 1 (1.27%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Rational DOORS
1 11 (13.92%) Visual Studio
2 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.39%) Selenium
4 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
4 8 (10.13%) Maven
5 7 (8.86%) Subversion
6 5 (6.33%) Ant
6 5 (6.33%) Gradle
6 5 (6.33%) JIRA
7 4 (5.06%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.80%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (2.53%) VectorCAST
10 1 (1.27%) CA Gen
10 1 (1.27%) FindBugs
10 1 (1.27%) Grunt
10 1 (1.27%) Jasmine
10 1 (1.27%) Mockito
10 1 (1.27%) QUnit
10 1 (1.27%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (7.59%) Electronics
2 5 (6.33%) Avionics
2 5 (6.33%) Local Government
3 4 (5.06%) Finance
4 3 (3.80%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.27%) Automotive
5 1 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) HTML
2 14 (17.72%) .NET
3 13 (16.46%) CSS
4 10 (12.66%) Spring
5 9 (11.39%) CSS3
5 9 (11.39%) Web Services
5 9 (11.39%) XML
6 8 (10.13%) Hibernate
7 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
7 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET
8 6 (7.59%) HTML5
8 6 (7.59%) Java EE
9 5 (6.33%) Razor View Engine
9 5 (6.33%) REST
10 4 (5.06%) MFC
11 3 (3.80%) AngularJS
11 3 (3.80%) Middleware
11 3 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.80%) WCF
12 2 (2.53%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) User Experience
2 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.33%) Replication
3 3 (3.80%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (3.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 3 (3.80%) MHEG
4 2 (2.53%) VAX
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.27%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.27%) IPTV
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.27%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Linux
2 5 (6.33%) Windows
3 3 (3.80%) IRIX
4 2 (2.53%) OpenVMS
4 2 (2.53%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.53%) Unix
4 2 (2.53%) VMS
5 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.27%) MVS
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (22.78%) TDD
4 15 (18.99%) OO
5 13 (16.46%) MVC
6 12 (15.19%) Integration Testing
6 12 (15.19%) SDLC
7 11 (13.92%) Scrum
7 11 (13.92%) Unit Testing
8 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
9 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.86%) OOP
9 7 (8.86%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (8.86%) System Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Web Development
10 6 (7.59%) BDD
10 6 (7.59%) Computer Forensics
10 6 (7.59%) Information Security
10 6 (7.59%) UML
11 5 (6.33%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) C++
2 24 (30.38%) Java
2 24 (30.38%) JavaScript
3 16 (20.25%) C
3 16 (20.25%) C#
4 12 (15.19%) Ada
4 12 (15.19%) SQL
5 7 (8.86%) Python
6 3 (3.80%) Perl
6 3 (3.80%) Ruby
7 2 (2.53%) DCL
7 2 (2.53%) VC++
8 1 (1.27%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.27%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
8 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 26 (32.91%) Security Cleared
2 19 (24.05%) SC Cleared
3 11 (13.92%) DV Cleared
4 10 (12.66%) Degree
5 5 (6.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.53%) HND
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Ansible
1 2 (2.53%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.53%) Mesos
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (8.86%) IBM
2 6 (7.59%) Perforce
2 6 (7.59%) Serena
3 5 (6.33%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.80%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.53%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.53%) WSO2
7 1 (1.27%) CA
7 1 (1.27%) OpenTV
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 23 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £46 - £51 per hour + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago