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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 63 103 79
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -24
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 98 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.80% 1.54% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 1.88% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 33 29
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £513 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £36.55 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.15 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
2904 3669 2419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.00% 81.99% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 2304 1386
Median daily rate £401 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 141 112
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.13% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.46 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +14 60 £425 +9.67% 58
Lancashire +29 18 £500 +45.45% 5
Cheshire +12 16 £450 +16.12% 6
Merseyside +5 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 137 (66.83%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (46.34%) Java
3 89 (43.41%) TDD
4 62 (30.24%) BDD
5 54 (26.34%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (24.39%) SQL
7 43 (20.98%) Finance
8 42 (20.49%) Unit Testing
9 41 (20.00%) Spring
10 40 (19.51%) XML
11 39 (19.02%) Windows
12 38 (18.54%) Web Services
12 38 (18.54%) JavaScript
13 37 (18.05%) .NET
13 37 (18.05%) REST
14 36 (17.56%) Git (software)
14 36 (17.56%) Oracle
14 36 (17.56%) Microsoft
15 35 (17.07%) SOAP
15 35 (17.07%) Jenkins
16 33 (16.10%) DevOps
17 30 (14.63%) Scrum
18 29 (14.15%) MS Excel
19 28 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (12.68%) Test Automation
20 26 (12.68%) JSON
21 25 (12.20%) Subversion
21 25 (12.20%) OO
21 25 (12.20%) JUnit
21 25 (12.20%) C++

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 9 (4.39%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.90%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.90%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.93%) Confluence
4 6 (2.93%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.95%) CMS
5 4 (1.95%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.95%) Umbraco
6 3 (1.46%) Jetty
6 3 (1.46%) Mule
6 3 (1.46%) nginx
7 2 (0.98%) Apache
7 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.49%) CICS
8 1 (0.49%) IIS
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 29 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.37%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.93%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.95%) Slack
4 3 (1.46%) GitHub
4 3 (1.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Office 365
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.34%) HTTP
2 12 (5.85%) Internet
3 9 (4.39%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.93%) Skype
5 5 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.95%) DHCP
6 4 (1.95%) DNS
6 4 (1.95%) Firewall
6 4 (1.95%) LAN
6 4 (1.95%) RS-422
6 4 (1.95%) SAN
6 4 (1.95%) VLAN
6 4 (1.95%) WAN
7 1 (0.49%) AMQP
7 1 (0.49%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.49%) RS-232
7 1 (0.49%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.22%) NoSQL
2 18 (8.78%) Oracle Database
3 15 (7.32%) SQL Server
4 14 (6.83%) MySQL
5 12 (5.85%) Relational Database
6 10 (4.88%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (2.93%) Big Data
8 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.93%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.95%) Couchbase
10 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.98%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.49%) DB2
12 1 (0.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (17.56%) Git (software)
2 35 (17.07%) Jenkins
3 25 (12.20%) JUnit
3 25 (12.20%) Subversion
4 24 (11.71%) JIRA
5 23 (11.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (7.80%) SpecFlow
6 16 (7.80%) TestComplete
7 12 (5.85%) Selenium
7 12 (5.85%) Visual Studio
8 11 (5.37%) Gradle
9 9 (4.39%) Maven
10 8 (3.90%) Cucumber
11 7 (3.41%) Jasmine
11 7 (3.41%) TeamCity
12 5 (2.44%) Eclipse
12 5 (2.44%) Mockito
13 4 (1.95%) JMeter
13 4 (1.95%) JsTestDriver
13 4 (1.95%) Xcode
General
1 43 (20.98%) Finance
2 12 (5.85%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.88%) Banking
4 6 (2.93%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.46%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (48.29%) Developer
2 60 (29.27%) Software Engineer
3 50 (24.39%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.76%) Senior Developer
5 17 (8.29%) Software Developer
6 15 (7.32%) Senior Java Developer
7 14 (6.83%) Applications Developer
7 14 (6.83%) Consultant
8 12 (5.85%) DevOps Consultant
9 11 (5.37%) Integration Consultant
10 10 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.88%) Java Applications Developer
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Applications Developer
10 10 (4.88%) Senior Java Applications Developer
11 9 (4.39%) .NET Developer
11 9 (4.39%) C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (4.39%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 8 (3.90%) Android Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Digital Developer
12 8 (3.90%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.00%) Spring
2 40 (19.51%) XML
3 38 (18.54%) Web Services
4 37 (18.05%) .NET
4 37 (18.05%) REST
5 35 (17.07%) SOAP
6 26 (12.68%) JSON
7 24 (11.71%) J2EE
7 24 (11.71%) JDBC
8 21 (10.24%) JAXB
8 21 (10.24%) JAX-WS
8 21 (10.24%) RESTful
8 21 (10.24%) WSDL
9 17 (8.29%) CSS
9 17 (8.29%) HTML
10 15 (7.32%) Hibernate
11 13 (6.34%) HTML5
12 12 (5.85%) Node.js
12 12 (5.85%) XSLT
13 11 (5.37%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.80%) User Experience
3 10 (4.88%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.95%) Animation
5 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (1.46%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.46%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.46%) Streaming Media
6 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.98%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.98%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.49%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.02%) Windows
2 23 (11.22%) Linux
3 13 (6.34%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.85%) Android
5 10 (4.88%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.46%) CentOS
8 3 (1.46%) Fedora
8 3 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.46%) Unix
8 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.49%) MVS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (66.83%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (43.41%) TDD
3 62 (30.24%) BDD
4 54 (26.34%) Continuous Integration
5 42 (20.49%) Unit Testing
6 33 (16.10%) DevOps
7 30 (14.63%) Scrum
8 26 (12.68%) Test Automation
9 25 (12.20%) Integration Testing
9 25 (12.20%) OO
10 24 (11.71%) Data Management
11 23 (11.22%) Waterfall
12 22 (10.73%) Kanban
12 22 (10.73%) System Integration Testing
12 22 (10.73%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (10.24%) AOP
14 19 (9.27%) Code Coverage
14 19 (9.27%) Mentoring
15 17 (8.29%) OOP
16 15 (7.32%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 95 (46.34%) Java
2 50 (24.39%) SQL
3 38 (18.54%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.20%) C++
5 17 (8.29%) C#
6 16 (7.80%) Objective-C
7 15 (7.32%) PL/SQL
8 12 (5.85%) Python
9 11 (5.37%) PowerShell
10 10 (4.88%) C
11 9 (4.39%) Ruby
11 9 (4.39%) VB
12 6 (2.93%) Apple Swift
12 6 (2.93%) PHP
13 4 (1.95%) Delphi
13 4 (1.95%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.95%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.46%) Go
14 3 (1.46%) VB6
15 2 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (10.24%) Degree
2 16 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.93%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.46%) CCEA
5 3 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (1.46%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.98%) ISEB
7 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.49%) MCP
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.49%) OCP
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.44%) QA
3 4 (1.95%) MISRA
4 3 (1.46%) SLA
5 1 (0.49%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.49%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.95%) XenApp
3 3 (1.46%) Firmware
4 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.49%) Docker
5 1 (0.49%) HDFS
5 1 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.90%) Puppet
2 6 (2.93%) SCCM
3 5 (2.44%) SCOM
4 4 (1.95%) Ansible
4 4 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.46%) Salt
6 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.49%) Mesos
Vendors
1 36 (17.56%) Microsoft
1 36 (17.56%) Oracle
2 9 (4.39%) IBM
3 7 (3.41%) Citrix
4 6 (2.93%) VMware
5 4 (1.95%) Cisco
5 4 (1.95%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.95%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.95%) Twitter
5 4 (1.95%) Xamarin
6 3 (1.46%) HP
6 3 (1.46%) SAP
7 2 (0.98%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.98%) Perforce
7 2 (0.98%) Sage
8 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.49%) Renesas
8 1 (0.49%) Tableau
8 1 (0.49%) Teradata
8 1 (0.49%) Zend
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