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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 45 57 84
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 100 70 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.18% 2.62% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.31% 3.60% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 42 26
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £425 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.98 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.77% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £22.50 £33.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £39.50 £41.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
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
2321 1944 1719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.80% 72.84% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1383 991 928
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 97 78
Average hourly rate £27.00 £33.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +53.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 49 £345 -4.82% 42
Lancashire 0 21 £400 +45.45% 2
Cheshire -4 17 £380 +17.00% 15
Merseyside - - - - 6
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 97 (61.01%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (36.48%) Java
3 53 (33.33%) TDD
4 44 (27.67%) JavaScript
5 41 (25.79%) Degree
6 39 (24.53%) HTML
7 38 (23.90%) Linux
8 35 (22.01%) Oracle
9 34 (21.38%) .NET
9 34 (21.38%) OO
10 33 (20.75%) Windows
10 33 (20.75%) C#
11 32 (20.13%) SQL
12 29 (18.24%) Scrum
12 29 (18.24%) C++
13 28 (17.61%) Finance
14 27 (16.98%) Web Services
14 27 (16.98%) HTML5
15 25 (15.72%) Waterfall
15 25 (15.72%) BDD
15 25 (15.72%) Git (software)
15 25 (15.72%) CSS
16 23 (14.47%) MVC
17 22 (13.84%) SQL Server
18 21 (13.21%) ASP.NET
18 21 (13.21%) OOP
18 21 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
19 20 (12.58%) XML
19 20 (12.58%) Eclipse
20 19 (11.95%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 15 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 10 (6.29%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.66%) Umbraco
4 6 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.14%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.52%) Confluence
6 4 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.89%) iPlanet
7 3 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.89%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.26%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (1.26%) CICS
8 2 (1.26%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.63%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.77%) Doxygen
2 6 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.26%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.43%) Internet
2 14 (8.81%) HTTP
3 5 (3.14%) Bluetooth
3 5 (3.14%) GSM
4 4 (2.52%) AMQP
5 2 (1.26%) ATM
5 2 (1.26%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.26%) Wireless
6 1 (0.63%) Intranet
6 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.63%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (10.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (5.03%) Hazelcast
4 7 (4.40%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (3.14%) MySQL
6 5 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.52%) Big Data
7 4 (2.52%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 4 (2.52%) Cognos Report Studio
7 4 (2.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 4 (2.52%) Cognos Transformer
7 4 (2.52%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 4 (2.52%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.52%) RDBMS
7 4 (2.52%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (15.72%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.58%) Eclipse
3 17 (10.69%) JIRA
4 16 (10.06%) Subversion
5 14 (8.81%) Selenium
6 10 (6.29%) Jenkins
6 10 (6.29%) Mercurial
6 10 (6.29%) JUnit
7 9 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (5.03%) Cucumber
8 8 (5.03%) Maven
9 5 (3.14%) GoogleTest
10 4 (2.52%) Gradle
10 4 (2.52%) NetBeans
10 4 (2.52%) Ant
10 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.89%) NUnit
11 3 (1.89%) StyleCop
11 3 (1.89%) FxCop
11 3 (1.89%) Moq
General
1 28 (17.61%) Finance
2 8 (5.03%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.14%) Banking
4 3 (1.89%) Retail
4 3 (1.89%) Military
4 3 (1.89%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.63%) Games
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 94 (59.12%) Developer
2 35 (22.01%) Software Engineer
3 32 (20.13%) Java Developer
4 11 (6.92%) .NET Developer
5 8 (5.03%) PHP Developer
6 7 (4.40%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.77%) Designer
7 6 (3.77%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 6 (3.77%) SOA Developer
7 6 (3.77%) UI Designer
7 6 (3.77%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (3.77%) C# Developer
7 6 (3.77%) Web Developer
7 6 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 5 (3.14%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.52%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (2.52%) Cognos Developer
9 4 (2.52%) Senior Cognos Developer
9 4 (2.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 4 (2.52%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (24.53%) HTML
2 34 (21.38%) .NET
3 27 (16.98%) Web Services
3 27 (16.98%) HTML5
4 25 (15.72%) CSS
5 21 (13.21%) ASP.NET
6 20 (12.58%) XML
7 19 (11.95%) Spring
8 18 (11.32%) JMS
9 16 (10.06%) jQuery
10 15 (9.43%) J2SE
10 15 (9.43%) Java EE
11 13 (8.18%) J2EE
12 12 (7.55%) RESTful
12 12 (7.55%) WSDL
13 11 (6.92%) Servlets
13 11 (6.92%) CSS3
13 11 (6.92%) AngularJS
14 10 (6.29%) JSON
14 10 (6.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.95%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.66%) Open Source
3 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.14%) Animation
5 5 (3.14%) Informatics
5 5 (3.14%) User Experience
6 4 (2.52%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.52%) GIS
7 3 (1.89%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.89%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.26%) STB
8 2 (1.26%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.63%) W3C
9 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 38 (23.90%) Linux
2 33 (20.75%) Windows
3 13 (8.18%) Android
4 12 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.29%) UNIX
6 7 (4.40%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.89%) AIX
8 2 (1.26%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.26%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.26%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (61.01%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.33%) TDD
3 34 (21.38%) OO
4 29 (18.24%) Scrum
5 25 (15.72%) Waterfall
5 25 (15.72%) BDD
6 23 (14.47%) MVC
7 21 (13.21%) OOP
7 21 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.81%) Unit Testing
8 14 (8.81%) Project Management
9 13 (8.18%) Test Scripting
10 12 (7.55%) Software Testing
11 11 (6.92%) Agile Project Management
12 10 (6.29%) Validation
13 9 (5.66%) Configuration Management
13 9 (5.66%) V-Model
13 9 (5.66%) Test Planning
14 8 (5.03%) Coaching
14 8 (5.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 58 (36.48%) Java
2 44 (27.67%) JavaScript
3 33 (20.75%) C#
4 32 (20.13%) SQL
5 29 (18.24%) C++
6 16 (10.06%) C
7 11 (6.92%) PHP
8 9 (5.66%) XPath
9 7 (4.40%) Python
9 7 (4.40%) XAML
10 5 (3.14%) Objective-C
10 5 (3.14%) Scala
11 3 (1.89%) VBScript
11 3 (1.89%) Perl
11 3 (1.89%) Ada
11 3 (1.89%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.89%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.26%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.26%) VBA
13 1 (0.63%) VC++
Qualifications
1 41 (25.79%) Degree
2 17 (10.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.92%) ISEB
4 9 (5.66%) HND
4 9 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.03%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.52%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.63%) PMP
8 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (2.52%) Vagrant
1 4 (2.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (22.01%) Oracle
2 19 (11.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.55%) Red Hat
3 12 (7.55%) IBM
4 6 (3.77%) Google
4 6 (3.77%) VMware
5 5 (3.14%) Cognos
6 4 (2.52%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.89%) SAP
7 3 (1.89%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.26%) Perforce
8 2 (1.26%) Compuware
8 2 (1.26%) HP
8 2 (1.26%) ESRI
9 1 (0.63%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.63%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.63%) Siemens
9 1 (0.63%) Serena
9 1 (0.63%) Zend
9 1 (0.63%) Atmel
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