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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 116 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 54 51 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.24% 1.67% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.25% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 25
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£368 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £368 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 5
Average hourly rate £38.75 £47.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.26% +5.55%
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
3447 2264 2046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 79.15% 73.91% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 1248 1034
Average daily rate £415 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 101 110
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.83 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.08% +19.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -15 31 £375 +7.14% 33
Cheshire -5 14 £371 +18.80% 16
Lancashire -10 7 £325 - 1
Merseyside -19 2 £325 - 6
Cumbria -19 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 52 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (42.34%) Java
3 35 (31.53%) SDLC
4 34 (30.63%) SQL
5 33 (29.73%) JavaScript
6 31 (27.93%) Web Services
6 31 (27.93%) TDD
7 29 (26.13%) Degree
8 28 (25.23%) HTML
9 25 (22.52%) Finance
9 25 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (20.72%) Oracle
10 23 (20.72%) Windows
11 22 (19.82%) XML
12 21 (18.92%) Spring
13 20 (18.02%) Linux
14 19 (17.12%) JSON
15 18 (16.22%) Oracle Database
16 17 (15.32%) Subversion
16 17 (15.32%) WSDL
16 17 (15.32%) SOAP
16 17 (15.32%) CSS
16 17 (15.32%) .NET
16 17 (15.32%) Scrum
17 16 (14.41%) OO
17 16 (14.41%) WebSphere
17 16 (14.41%) AngularJS
18 15 (13.51%) BDD
18 15 (13.51%) C++
19 14 (12.61%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (14.41%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.50%) JBoss
2 5 (4.50%) Apache
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (3.60%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (2.70%) Zope
4 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.80%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.80%) IIS
5 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.80%) Confluence
6 1 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.90%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) Internet
2 7 (6.31%) HTTP
3 2 (1.80%) AMQP
3 2 (1.80%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.90%) Firewall
4 1 (0.90%) Wireless
4 1 (0.90%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.22%) Oracle Database
2 7 (6.31%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.41%) MySQL
4 5 (4.50%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.60%) Informix
5 4 (3.60%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.80%) Big Data
6 2 (1.80%) Data Mining
6 2 (1.80%) DB2
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (15.32%) Subversion
2 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.71%) Selenium
4 9 (8.11%) JUnit
5 7 (6.31%) JIRA
5 7 (6.31%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.31%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (6.31%) Gradle
6 6 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.41%) Eclipse
7 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.60%) Ant
7 4 (3.60%) Maven
7 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.60%) SoapUI
7 4 (3.60%) TestComplete
7 4 (3.60%) TeamCity
7 4 (3.60%) Mockito
7 4 (3.60%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.70%) Cactus
General
1 25 (22.52%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Banking
3 6 (5.41%) Avionics
4 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 4 (3.60%) Military
5 3 (2.70%) Automotive
6 2 (1.80%) Games
6 2 (1.80%) Electronics
6 2 (1.80%) Marketing
7 1 (0.90%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.90%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (45.05%) Developer
2 37 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 22 (19.82%) Java Developer
4 8 (7.21%) Architect
5 7 (6.31%) Tester
6 6 (5.41%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.41%) QA Tester
7 5 (4.50%) Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) WebSphere Administrator
8 4 (3.60%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.60%) Administrator
8 4 (3.60%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (3.60%) QA Consultant
8 4 (3.60%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.93%) Web Services
2 28 (25.23%) HTML
3 22 (19.82%) XML
4 21 (18.92%) Spring
5 19 (17.12%) JSON
6 17 (15.32%) WSDL
6 17 (15.32%) SOAP
6 17 (15.32%) .NET
6 17 (15.32%) CSS
7 16 (14.41%) AngularJS
8 14 (12.61%) J2EE
8 14 (12.61%) jQuery
8 14 (12.61%) HTML5
9 13 (11.71%) RESTful
10 8 (7.21%) JAX-WS
10 8 (7.21%) Servlets
11 7 (6.31%) XSLT
11 7 (6.31%) Java EE
11 7 (6.31%) CSS3
12 6 (5.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.31%) iPhone
3 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.50%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.70%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.80%) mHealth
7 2 (1.80%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.90%) User Experience
8 1 (0.90%) iPad
8 1 (0.90%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.90%) NHS
8 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.90%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.90%) Replication
8 1 (0.90%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.90%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.72%) Windows
2 20 (18.02%) Linux
3 14 (12.61%) Android
4 5 (4.50%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.60%) Mac OS
5 4 (3.60%) Windows XP
5 4 (3.60%) AIX
5 4 (3.60%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.70%) Windows CE
6 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) UNIX
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.85%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (31.53%) SDLC
3 31 (27.93%) TDD
4 25 (22.52%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (15.32%) Scrum
6 16 (14.41%) OO
7 15 (13.51%) BDD
8 14 (12.61%) Integration Testing
8 14 (12.61%) OOP
9 13 (11.71%) Waterfall
10 12 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (9.91%) Android Development
11 11 (9.91%) Unit Testing
12 10 (9.01%) Test Scripting
12 10 (9.01%) iOS Development
12 10 (9.01%) Automation Testing
13 7 (6.31%) UML
14 6 (5.41%) Configuration Management
14 6 (5.41%) Software Testing
14 6 (5.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 47 (42.34%) Java
2 34 (30.63%) SQL
3 33 (29.73%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.51%) C++
5 14 (12.61%) C#
6 13 (11.71%) Python
7 12 (10.81%) C
7 12 (10.81%) Perl
8 10 (9.01%) PL/SQL
9 7 (6.31%) Ada
9 7 (6.31%) Objective-C
9 7 (6.31%) XPath
10 5 (4.50%) PHP
11 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
12 3 (2.70%) VB
12 3 (2.70%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.70%) Scala
13 2 (1.80%) Ruby
14 1 (0.90%) Korn
14 1 (0.90%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 29 (26.13%) Degree
2 14 (12.61%) Security Cleared
3 12 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.90%) HND
5 1 (0.90%) ISEB
5 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.80%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) Firmware
3 1 (0.90%) vSphere
3 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.70%) Puppet
2 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (20.72%) Oracle
2 12 (10.81%) IBM
3 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.50%) Perforce
4 5 (4.50%) VMware
5 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.80%) Apple
6 2 (1.80%) HP
6 2 (1.80%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.80%) Facebook
6 2 (1.80%) Twitter
6 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.90%) Serena
7 1 (0.90%) Google
7 1 (0.90%) Zend
7 1 (0.90%) Compuware
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