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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 87 57 91
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +34
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 58 83 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 2.95% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.48% 4.05% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 46 25
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£325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £292 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £375 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
2343 2050 2093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.66% 72.95% 65.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1362 992 1067
Average daily rate £375 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 128 89
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £44.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 October 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 -14 31 £350 -6.66% 26
Merseyside +9 12 £313 +4.16% 6
Cheshire -26 6 £325 +8.33% 19
Lancashire -20 4 £265 -16.53% 7
Cumbria - 2 £363 - 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) Java
3 33 (35.48%) JavaScript
4 32 (34.41%) C#
5 30 (32.26%) HTML
6 29 (31.18%) .NET
7 28 (30.11%) Degree
8 24 (25.81%) HTML5
9 23 (24.73%) Oracle
9 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
9 23 (24.73%) Web Services
10 22 (23.66%) TDD
11 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET
12 19 (20.43%) Spring
13 18 (19.35%) OO
14 17 (18.28%) OOP
14 17 (18.28%) C++
14 17 (18.28%) Finance
14 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
15 16 (17.20%) MVC
15 16 (17.20%) SQL
16 15 (16.13%) CSS
17 14 (15.05%) Linux
17 14 (15.05%) IBM
17 14 (15.05%) jQuery
18 13 (13.98%) Scrum
18 13 (13.98%) JMS
19 12 (12.90%) Windows
20 11 (11.83%) XHTML
21 10 (10.75%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 9 (9.68%) Umbraco
2 8 (8.60%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.60%) WebSphere
3 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.23%) iPlanet
5 2 (2.15%) CICS
5 2 (2.15%) Apache
6 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) HTTP
1 5 (5.38%) Internet
2 4 (4.30%) Wireless
3 3 (3.23%) Modbus
3 3 (3.23%) Firewall
3 3 (3.23%) Intranet
4 2 (2.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.38%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.38%) Hazelcast
3 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.30%) Big Data
5 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.23%) MySQL
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.15%) DB2
6 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.53%) Eclipse
3 6 (6.45%) NetBeans
4 5 (5.38%) JIRA
4 5 (5.38%) Maven
4 5 (5.38%) Mercurial
5 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.30%) Calabash
5 4 (4.30%) Subversion
6 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.08%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.38%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.23%) Games
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 55 (59.14%) Developer
2 22 (23.66%) Software Engineer
3 17 (18.28%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.75%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.60%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.38%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.30%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.23%) ETL Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.15%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.15%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.26%) HTML
2 29 (31.18%) .NET
3 24 (25.81%) HTML5
4 23 (24.73%) Web Services
5 21 (22.58%) ASP.NET
6 19 (20.43%) Spring
7 15 (16.13%) CSS
8 14 (15.05%) jQuery
9 13 (13.98%) JMS
10 11 (11.83%) XHTML
11 9 (9.68%) WPF
11 9 (9.68%) Middleware
12 7 (7.53%) RESTful
12 7 (7.53%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (7.53%) CSS3
12 7 (7.53%) Hibernate
13 6 (6.45%) XSLT
13 6 (6.45%) XML
13 6 (6.45%) JAX-RS
13 6 (6.45%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.45%) User Experience
2 6 (6.45%) Animation
3 5 (5.38%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.30%) Digital Media
4 4 (4.30%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (3.23%) CAN bus
5 3 (3.23%) Open Source
5 3 (3.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.15%) New Media
6 2 (2.15%) iPad
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.15%) iPhone
6 2 (2.15%) IPTV
6 2 (2.15%) Informatics
7 1 (1.08%) SCADA
7 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.05%) Linux
2 12 (12.90%) Windows
3 9 (9.68%) Android
4 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.38%) Apple iOS
4 5 (5.38%) UNIX
5 1 (1.08%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.66%) TDD
3 18 (19.35%) OO
4 17 (18.28%) OOP
5 16 (17.20%) MVC
6 13 (13.98%) Scrum
7 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
8 7 (7.53%) BDD
9 6 (6.45%) ETL
9 6 (6.45%) Migration
9 6 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.45%) Waterfall
10 5 (5.38%) iOS Development
10 5 (5.38%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.30%) Project Management
11 4 (4.30%) MVVM
11 4 (4.30%) Dependency Injection
11 4 (4.30%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.30%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (36.56%) Java
2 33 (35.48%) JavaScript
3 32 (34.41%) C#
4 17 (18.28%) C++
5 16 (17.20%) SQL
6 8 (8.60%) Python
6 8 (8.60%) C
7 6 (6.45%) XAML
7 6 (6.45%) Scala
8 5 (5.38%) XPath
8 5 (5.38%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.30%) Embedded C
9 4 (4.30%) Perl
10 3 (3.23%) Ruby
10 3 (3.23%) VBScript
10 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.15%) Embedded C++
11 2 (2.15%) AWK
11 2 (2.15%) VC++
11 2 (2.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (30.11%) Degree
2 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.08%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) Oracle
2 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.05%) IBM
4 5 (5.38%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.38%) TIBCO
5 3 (3.23%) VMware
6 2 (2.15%) Serena
7 1 (1.08%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.08%) Atmel
7 1 (1.08%) SAP
7 1 (1.08%) Cognos
7 1 (1.08%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.08%) Siemens
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