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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / North West
Rank 58 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 77 111 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.91% 2.91% 3.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 3.53% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 53 76
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £321 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +2.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +13.54%

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
2183 3142 2608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.53% 82.27% 78.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1896 1508
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 145 110
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.57 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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 -6 38 £381 -4.68% 46
Lancashire +13 28 £525 - 7
Cheshire +19 5 £319 -13.85% 16
Merseyside -4 3 £375 - 1
Cumbria - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 95 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (44.74%) TDD
3 77 (40.53%) JavaScript
4 63 (33.16%) SQL
5 61 (32.11%) Java
6 59 (31.05%) Scrum
7 56 (29.47%) REST
8 52 (27.37%) BDD
9 48 (25.26%) Web Services
10 45 (23.68%) Linux
11 39 (20.53%) NoSQL
12 36 (18.95%) Node.js
12 36 (18.95%) OO
12 36 (18.95%) HTML
13 35 (18.42%) Git (software)
14 32 (16.84%) Finance
15 30 (15.79%) .NET
16 29 (15.26%) C#
16 29 (15.26%) CSS
16 29 (15.26%) Unit Testing
16 29 (15.26%) High Availability
17 28 (14.74%) C++
18 25 (13.16%) Oracle
18 25 (13.16%) JUnit
18 25 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
19 21 (11.05%) RESTful
19 21 (11.05%) HTML5
19 21 (11.05%) SDLC
19 21 (11.05%) SQL Server
20 20 (10.53%) Degree

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 10 (5.26%) Confluence
2 7 (3.68%) CMS
2 7 (3.68%) Sitecore CMS
2 7 (3.68%) Umbraco
3 6 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (2.11%) GlassFish
4 4 (2.11%) JBoss
4 4 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.11%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.11%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.05%) Apache
6 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.63%) MS Office
3 3 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (3.16%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (3.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (3.16%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.53%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.53%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.26%) Slack
3 2 (1.05%) GitHub
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.95%) HTTP
2 7 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.58%) Internet
3 3 (1.58%) RS-232
4 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.53%) DLNA
5 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.53%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (20.53%) NoSQL
2 21 (11.05%) SQL Server
3 20 (10.53%) MySQL
4 17 (8.95%) MongoDB
4 17 (8.95%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (5.79%) Relational Database
6 10 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 8 (4.21%) Couchbase
8 6 (3.16%) Big Data
8 6 (3.16%) Hadoop
8 6 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (2.63%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.58%) DB2
11 2 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.05%) MarkLogic
11 2 (1.05%) QlikView
11 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 35 (18.42%) Git (software)
2 25 (13.16%) JUnit
3 18 (9.47%) JIRA
4 17 (8.95%) Jenkins
5 15 (7.89%) Visual Studio
6 13 (6.84%) StarTeam
7 11 (5.79%) Jasmine
8 9 (4.74%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.21%) Subversion
10 6 (3.16%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (2.63%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.63%) NUnit
11 5 (2.63%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (2.63%) Selenium
11 5 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.11%) ClearCase
12 4 (2.11%) Eclipse
13 3 (1.58%) Babel
13 3 (1.58%) Rational Robot
13 3 (1.58%) VectorCAST
General
1 32 (16.84%) Finance
2 19 (10.00%) Games
3 11 (5.79%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.74%) Banking
5 8 (4.21%) Avionics
6 6 (3.16%) Aerospace
6 6 (3.16%) General Ledger
7 5 (2.63%) Military
8 3 (1.58%) Marketing
8 3 (1.58%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.05%) Electronics
9 2 (1.05%) Retail
10 1 (0.53%) Front Office
10 1 (0.53%) International Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 94 (49.47%) Developer
2 71 (37.37%) Software Engineer
3 21 (11.05%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (9.47%) Java Developer
5 15 (7.89%) .NET Developer
6 12 (6.32%) Senior Developer
7 11 (5.79%) C++ Software Engineer
7 11 (5.79%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.21%) Digital Developer
8 8 (4.21%) Lead Developer
8 8 (4.21%) Scala Software Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Architect
9 7 (3.68%) Java Engineer
9 7 (3.68%) Java Software Engineer
10 6 (3.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (2.63%) Analyst
11 5 (2.63%) Consultant
11 5 (2.63%) Lead Software Engineer
11 5 (2.63%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (2.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (29.47%) REST
2 48 (25.26%) Web Services
3 36 (18.95%) HTML
3 36 (18.95%) Node.js
4 30 (15.79%) .NET
5 29 (15.26%) CSS
6 21 (11.05%) HTML5
6 21 (11.05%) RESTful
7 19 (10.00%) XML
8 18 (9.47%) React
8 18 (9.47%) Spring
9 16 (8.42%) AngularJS
9 16 (8.42%) JSON
9 16 (8.42%) SOAP
10 15 (7.89%) .NET Framework
11 12 (6.32%) Hibernate
11 12 (6.32%) J2EE
12 10 (5.26%) Ajax
12 10 (5.26%) React Native
13 9 (4.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.84%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.26%) User Experience
4 5 (2.63%) Device Driver
5 4 (2.11%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (1.58%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.58%) MHEG
7 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.05%) IPTV
7 2 (1.05%) MPEG
7 2 (1.05%) New Media
7 2 (1.05%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.53%) BBC
8 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.68%) Linux
2 16 (8.42%) Android
2 16 (8.42%) Windows
3 14 (7.37%) Apple iOS
4 13 (6.84%) VME
5 10 (5.26%) Unix
6 9 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.05%) AIX
7 2 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (44.74%) TDD
3 59 (31.05%) Scrum
4 52 (27.37%) BDD
5 36 (18.95%) OO
6 29 (15.26%) High Availability
6 29 (15.26%) Unit Testing
7 25 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (11.05%) SDLC
9 20 (10.53%) OOP
10 17 (8.95%) Integration Testing
11 16 (8.42%) Kanban
12 15 (7.89%) Open Source
13 13 (6.84%) Microservices
13 13 (6.84%) MVC
14 12 (6.32%) Project Management
15 11 (5.79%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (5.79%) Performance Tuning
15 11 (5.79%) UML
15 11 (5.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (40.53%) JavaScript
2 63 (33.16%) SQL
3 61 (32.11%) Java
4 29 (15.26%) C#
5 28 (14.74%) C++
6 13 (6.84%) COBOL
7 11 (5.79%) Scala
8 10 (5.26%) C
8 10 (5.26%) Python
9 9 (4.74%) Perl
10 8 (4.21%) Ruby
11 7 (3.68%) PHP
12 6 (3.16%) Ada
12 6 (3.16%) ES6
13 4 (2.11%) Delphi
13 4 (2.11%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.11%) Objective-C
13 4 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (10.53%) Degree
2 19 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.58%) HND
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.05%) PhD
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.74%) QA
2 5 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.05%) ISO26262
3 2 (1.05%) MISRA
4 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (6.84%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (3.16%) Docker
3 2 (1.05%) Firmware
4 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.63%) Ansible
3 4 (2.11%) Puppet
4 3 (1.58%) Terraform
5 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.53%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 25 (13.16%) Oracle
2 17 (8.95%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.84%) HP
3 13 (6.84%) ICL
4 9 (4.74%) Red Hat
5 7 (3.68%) Sitecore
5 7 (3.68%) Xamarin
6 6 (3.16%) Twitter
7 4 (2.11%) hybris
8 3 (1.58%) Google
8 3 (1.58%) OpenTV
8 3 (1.58%) SAP
9 2 (1.05%) Perforce
9 2 (1.05%) Sage
10 1 (0.53%) Capita
10 1 (0.53%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.53%) IBM
10 1 (0.53%) Informatica
10 1 (0.53%) Northgate
10 1 (0.53%) VMware
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