The first table below looks at the demand for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 95 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 37 56 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 2.10% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.96% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 27
Average daily rate
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£344 £318 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.26% +1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £388 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £33.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.50 £38.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2123 1893 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.56% 71.03% 65.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 950 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.67 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.20% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the North West region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering across the North West region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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 +8 17 £325 -13.90% 24
Cheshire -2 13 £381 +1.66% 9
Merseyside - 4 £350 - 4
Lancashire -31 2 - - 3
Cumbria - 1 £400 - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 30 (41.67%) Java
2 20 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 19 (26.39%) C#
4 18 (25.00%) Spring
5 17 (23.61%) Web Services
6 16 (22.22%) .NET
7 15 (20.83%) OO
7 15 (20.83%) TDD
8 14 (19.44%) Oracle
8 14 (19.44%) C++
8 14 (19.44%) HTML
9 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 11 (15.28%) SQL
10 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
11 10 (13.89%) CSS
11 10 (13.89%) IBM
11 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (13.89%) MVC
11 10 (13.89%) Finance
11 10 (13.89%) Games
11 10 (13.89%) jQuery
12 9 (12.50%) Degree
12 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 9 (12.50%) BDD
12 9 (12.50%) Hibernate
12 9 (12.50%) Eclipse
12 9 (12.50%) OOP
12 9 (12.50%) Linux
12 9 (12.50%) C
13 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) Alfresco
3 1 (1.39%) CICS
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) Intranet
2 3 (4.17%) Firewall
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.78%) Wireless
3 2 (2.78%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.94%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.56%) Big Data
4 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.78%) MySQL
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.39%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.39%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 5 (6.94%) NetBeans
3 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.17%) Calabash
3 3 (4.17%) Subversion
3 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.78%) JUnit
4 2 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.39%) Selenium
5 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.39%) Maven
5 1 (1.39%) Ant
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
1 10 (13.89%) Games
2 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (58.33%) Developer
2 27 (37.50%) Software Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Java Software Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Front-End Developer
7 4 (5.56%) UI Developer
7 4 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.17%) CSS Developer
8 3 (4.17%) iOS Developer
8 3 (4.17%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) ETL Developer
8 3 (4.17%) HTML Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.00%) Spring
2 17 (23.61%) Web Services
3 16 (22.22%) .NET
4 14 (19.44%) HTML
5 10 (13.89%) CSS
5 10 (13.89%) jQuery
6 9 (12.50%) Hibernate
7 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 8 (11.11%) Middleware
7 8 (11.11%) WPF
8 7 (9.72%) .NET Framework
9 6 (8.33%) JMS
10 5 (6.94%) Java SE
10 5 (6.94%) Java EE
10 5 (6.94%) JPA
10 5 (6.94%) RESTful
10 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (6.94%) JAX-RS
10 5 (6.94%) JSP
11 4 (5.56%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.17%) New Media
2 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.17%) IPTV
3 2 (2.78%) CAN bus
3 2 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.78%) Open Source
3 2 (2.78%) Animation
4 1 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.39%) Online Gambling
4 1 (1.39%) MHEG
4 1 (1.39%) iPhone
4 1 (1.39%) iPad
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.39%) BBC
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 8 (11.11%) Android
3 5 (6.94%) Windows
4 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) OO
1 15 (20.83%) TDD
2 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.89%) MVC
3 9 (12.50%) BDD
3 9 (12.50%) OOP
4 8 (11.11%) Scrum
5 6 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.94%) Software Testing
6 5 (6.94%) Migration
6 5 (6.94%) ETL
6 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.94%) UML
7 4 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.56%) OOD
7 4 (5.56%) iOS Development
7 4 (5.56%) Integration Testing
8 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.67%) Java
2 20 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 19 (26.39%) C#
4 14 (19.44%) C++
5 11 (15.28%) SQL
6 9 (12.50%) C
7 5 (6.94%) Python
8 4 (5.56%) VC++
8 4 (5.56%) Objective-C
8 4 (5.56%) Ruby
9 3 (4.17%) Groovy
9 3 (4.17%) PHP
10 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.78%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.78%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.39%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (1.39%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (1.39%) Scala
11 1 (1.39%) sed
11 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) Degree
2 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.17%) MCPD
4 3 (4.17%) MCTS
4 3 (4.17%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Oracle
2 10 (13.89%) IBM
3 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.56%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.78%) Serena
6 1 (1.39%) OpenTV
6 1 (1.39%) Open Text
6 1 (1.39%) Apple
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