The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 64 110 95
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 101 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.77% 1.17% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 1.50% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 23 21
Median daily rate £428 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.52% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £488 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £36.10 £40.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £57.70 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.25% +0.95%
Software Engineering
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2969 3005 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.43% 78.34% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1784 1215
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 124 105
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £58.63 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Cheshire +32 47 £475 +29.25% 9
Manchester +10 37 £416 +28.07% 65
Lancashire -9 5 £420 -1.17% 4
Cumbria +18 2 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 150 (61.48%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (45.49%) Java
3 104 (42.62%) TDD
4 82 (33.61%) Microsoft
5 77 (31.56%) Windows
6 71 (29.10%) Test Automation
7 66 (27.05%) Continuous Integration
8 57 (23.36%) Web Services
9 54 (22.13%) Finance
10 52 (21.31%) MS Excel
10 52 (21.31%) Security Cleared
11 51 (20.90%) BDD
12 49 (20.08%) .NET
13 44 (18.03%) JavaScript
13 44 (18.03%) XML
14 43 (17.62%) SQL
14 43 (17.62%) Spring
14 43 (17.62%) Windows Server
15 42 (17.21%) PowerShell
16 40 (16.39%) Active Directory
17 38 (15.57%) Unit Testing
17 38 (15.57%) Integration Testing
17 38 (15.57%) Degree
17 38 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 38 (15.57%) DevOps
18 36 (14.75%) SCCM
19 35 (14.34%) SCOM
20 34 (13.93%) SOAP
20 34 (13.93%) Linux
20 34 (13.93%) Scrum

Software Engineering
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 26 (10.66%) Skype for Business
2 21 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (8.20%) MS Exchange
4 12 (4.92%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.87%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.46%) Confluence
8 5 (2.05%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (1.23%) Jetty
9 3 (1.23%) Mule
9 3 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.82%) nginx
11 1 (0.41%) CICS
11 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.41%) IIS
11 1 (0.41%) JBoss
11 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.41%) WinCC
Applications
1 52 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 27 (11.07%) MS Office
3 2 (0.82%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.64%) GitHub
4 3 (1.23%) PaaS
5 2 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.43%) Skype
2 15 (6.15%) HTTP
3 11 (4.51%) Internet
4 8 (3.28%) DNS
5 7 (2.87%) DHCP
5 7 (2.87%) SAN
5 7 (2.87%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.05%) RS-422
6 5 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.64%) Firewall
7 4 (1.64%) LAN
7 4 (1.64%) VLAN
7 4 (1.64%) WAN
8 2 (0.82%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.41%) AMQP
9 1 (0.41%) Network Security
9 1 (0.41%) RS-232
9 1 (0.41%) SMTP
9 1 (0.41%) SNMP
9 1 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.51%) NoSQL
2 11 (4.51%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.28%) MySQL
5 6 (2.46%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.05%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.64%) Big Data
7 4 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.23%) Redis
9 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.82%) DB2
9 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.41%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (13.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (11.89%) Jenkins
3 25 (10.25%) Git (software)
3 25 (10.25%) SpecFlow
4 24 (9.84%) TestComplete
5 22 (9.02%) Subversion
6 21 (8.61%) JIRA
7 20 (8.20%) JUnit
8 19 (7.79%) Selenium
9 11 (4.51%) TeamCity
10 9 (3.69%) Gradle
11 8 (3.28%) Visual Studio
12 7 (2.87%) Maven
12 7 (2.87%) Mockito
13 6 (2.46%) Cucumber
13 6 (2.46%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (2.05%) Jasmine
14 5 (2.05%) JMeter
14 5 (2.05%) QUnit
15 4 (1.64%) JsTestDriver
General
1 54 (22.13%) Finance
2 15 (6.15%) Banking
3 9 (3.69%) Local Government
4 6 (2.46%) Retail
5 5 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.64%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.64%) Marketing
6 4 (1.64%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.23%) Avionics
7 3 (1.23%) Games
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 89 (36.48%) Developer
2 67 (27.46%) Software Engineer
3 54 (22.13%) Java Developer
4 21 (8.61%) Consultant
5 19 (7.79%) Architect
6 18 (7.38%) Software Developer
7 17 (6.97%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.56%) DevOps Consultant
8 16 (6.56%) Integration Consultant
9 15 (6.15%) Senior Java Developer
10 13 (5.33%) Applications Developer
11 10 (4.10%) Designer
11 10 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.10%) Java Applications Developer
11 10 (4.10%) Java Engineer
11 10 (4.10%) Senior Applications Developer
11 10 (4.10%) Senior Java Applications Developer
12 9 (3.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 9 (3.69%) Principal Engineer
12 9 (3.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (23.36%) Web Services
2 49 (20.08%) .NET
3 44 (18.03%) XML
4 43 (17.62%) Spring
5 34 (13.93%) SOAP
6 32 (13.11%) JDBC
7 30 (12.30%) J2EE
8 25 (10.25%) JAXB
8 25 (10.25%) JAX-WS
8 25 (10.25%) WSDL
9 23 (9.43%) JSON
10 22 (9.02%) REST
11 21 (8.61%) RESTful
12 20 (8.20%) CSS
12 20 (8.20%) HTML
13 17 (6.97%) XSLT
14 14 (5.74%) HTML5
14 14 (5.74%) Java EE
15 12 (4.92%) Apache Camel
16 11 (4.51%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.56%) User Experience
3 8 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 8 (3.28%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (2.05%) MHEG
5 4 (1.64%) Animation
5 4 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.23%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.23%) IPTV
6 3 (1.23%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.23%) Streaming Media
6 3 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 77 (31.56%) Windows
2 43 (17.62%) Windows Server
3 38 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (13.93%) Linux
5 16 (6.56%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.28%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.46%) Android
8 5 (2.05%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.64%) Unix
10 3 (1.23%) CentOS
10 3 (1.23%) Fedora
10 3 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.41%) AIX
12 1 (0.41%) IRIX
12 1 (0.41%) MVS
12 1 (0.41%) Solaris
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (61.48%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (42.62%) TDD
3 71 (29.10%) Test Automation
4 66 (27.05%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (20.90%) BDD
6 38 (15.57%) DevOps
6 38 (15.57%) Integration Testing
6 38 (15.57%) Unit Testing
7 34 (13.93%) Migration
7 34 (13.93%) Scrum
8 32 (13.11%) Code Coverage
9 25 (10.25%) AOP
9 25 (10.25%) System Integration Testing
9 25 (10.25%) Waterfall
10 24 (9.84%) Data Migration
10 24 (9.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (9.43%) OO
12 21 (8.61%) Kanban
13 19 (7.79%) Data Management
13 19 (7.79%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 111 (45.49%) Java
2 44 (18.03%) JavaScript
3 43 (17.62%) SQL
4 42 (17.21%) PowerShell
5 24 (9.84%) C++
6 18 (7.38%) C#
7 15 (6.15%) Python
8 14 (5.74%) C
9 13 (5.33%) PL/SQL
9 13 (5.33%) Ruby
10 7 (2.87%) Ada
10 7 (2.87%) PHP
10 7 (2.87%) VB
11 6 (2.46%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.05%) Go
13 4 (1.64%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.23%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.23%) Scala
15 2 (0.82%) MATLAB
15 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 52 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 38 (15.57%) Degree
3 30 (12.30%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.69%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.28%) CCEA
5 8 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.82%) ISEB
8 2 (0.82%) PhD
9 1 (0.41%) HND
9 1 (0.41%) MCP
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.41%) OCP
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.41%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.46%) QA
2 5 (2.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.23%) SLA
4 2 (0.82%) MISRA
5 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.41%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.41%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.41%) SDET
System Software
1 40 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.92%) vSphere
4 4 (1.64%) XenApp
5 3 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.82%) Docker
7 1 (0.41%) Firmware
7 1 (0.41%) HDFS
7 1 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 36 (14.75%) SCCM
2 35 (14.34%) SCOM
3 8 (3.28%) Puppet
4 5 (2.05%) Ansible
5 4 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.23%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.23%) Salt
6 3 (1.23%) vRealize
7 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 82 (33.61%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.84%) Oracle
3 20 (8.20%) VMware
4 13 (5.33%) IBM
5 12 (4.92%) Citrix
6 7 (2.87%) Cisco
7 4 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.64%) Perforce
7 4 (1.64%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.23%) HP
8 3 (1.23%) NetApp
8 3 (1.23%) OpenTV
9 2 (0.82%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.82%) SAP
9 2 (0.82%) Serena
9 2 (0.82%) WSO2
10 1 (0.41%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.41%) Teradata
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £38 - £40 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cancer Research Manchester Institute
Rate: From £30,100 to £49,100 per annum dependent upon experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £35 - £48 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £40 - £45 per day
Posted: 5 days ago