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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 78 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 56 48 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 1.67% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.38% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £404 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -6.57%
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
2205 2014 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.47% 70.27% 64.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1215 1030 1130
Average daily rate £365 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 +11 32 £350 -6.66% 27
Merseyside - 11 £325 - 7
Cheshire -10 9 £325 -7.14% 21
Lancashire -19 3 - - 6
Cumbria - - - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (39.24%) Java
2 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
3 28 (35.44%) HTML
4 26 (32.91%) C#
5 22 (27.85%) .NET
5 22 (27.85%) Web Services
6 21 (26.58%) Oracle
7 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
7 19 (24.05%) Degree
8 18 (22.78%) HTML5
8 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (22.78%) TDD
9 17 (21.52%) Spring
9 17 (21.52%) OOP
9 17 (21.52%) OO
10 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET
10 16 (20.25%) CSS
11 15 (18.99%) MVC
12 14 (17.72%) Scrum
12 14 (17.72%) jQuery
13 13 (16.46%) Finance
13 13 (16.46%) SQL
13 13 (16.46%) C++
13 13 (16.46%) IBM
13 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
14 12 (15.19%) JMS
15 11 (13.92%) Android
16 10 (12.66%) XHTML
16 10 (12.66%) Middleware
17 9 (11.39%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
1 6 (7.59%) Umbraco
2 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.53%) CICS
5 2 (2.53%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) iPlanet
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) HTTP
1 3 (3.80%) Intranet
1 3 (3.80%) Internet
1 3 (3.80%) Firewall
1 3 (3.80%) Wireless
1 3 (3.80%) Modbus
2 2 (2.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.06%) Big Data
6 3 (3.80%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.80%) Hazelcast
7 2 (2.53%) MySQL
7 2 (2.53%) DB2
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) Eclipse
1 7 (8.86%) NetBeans
2 6 (7.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) JIRA
3 4 (5.06%) Mercurial
3 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.06%) Calabash
4 3 (3.80%) Maven
4 3 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.53%) Subversion
6 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (16.46%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Games
2 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.33%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 52 (65.82%) Developer
2 19 (24.05%) Software Engineer
3 15 (18.99%) Java Developer
4 8 (10.13%) .NET Developer
5 7 (8.86%) C# Developer
5 7 (8.86%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (7.59%) Software Developer
7 5 (6.33%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (5.06%) iOS Developer
8 4 (5.06%) UI Developer
8 4 (5.06%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.80%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.80%) CSS Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (3.80%) HTML Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.53%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.53%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.44%) HTML
2 22 (27.85%) .NET
2 22 (27.85%) Web Services
3 18 (22.78%) HTML5
4 17 (21.52%) Spring
5 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET
5 16 (20.25%) CSS
6 14 (17.72%) jQuery
7 12 (15.19%) JMS
8 10 (12.66%) Middleware
8 10 (12.66%) XHTML
9 8 (10.13%) RESTful
10 7 (8.86%) JPA
10 7 (8.86%) JAX-RS
10 7 (8.86%) Hibernate
10 7 (8.86%) Java SE
10 7 (8.86%) Java EE
10 7 (8.86%) WPF
11 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (6.33%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.59%) Animation
3 4 (5.06%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.80%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.80%) CAN bus
5 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.53%) New Media
5 2 (2.53%) Open Source
5 2 (2.53%) iPad
5 2 (2.53%) IPTV
5 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.53%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.53%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) Online Gambling
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Android
2 9 (11.39%) Linux
3 8 (10.13%) Apple iOS
4 7 (8.86%) Windows
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.53%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (22.78%) TDD
2 17 (21.52%) OOP
2 17 (21.52%) OO
3 15 (18.99%) MVC
4 14 (17.72%) Scrum
5 8 (10.13%) BDD
6 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
7 6 (7.59%) Migration
8 5 (6.33%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.33%) ETL
8 5 (6.33%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (6.33%) iOS Development
9 4 (5.06%) Project Management
9 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.06%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Integration Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (5.06%) MVVM
10 3 (3.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) Java
2 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
3 26 (32.91%) C#
4 13 (16.46%) C++
4 13 (16.46%) SQL
5 7 (8.86%) C
6 6 (7.59%) Python
7 5 (6.33%) Objective-C
7 5 (6.33%) Scala
8 4 (5.06%) XAML
9 3 (3.80%) Ruby
9 3 (3.80%) XPath
9 3 (3.80%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.80%) VBScript
10 2 (2.53%) VC++
10 2 (2.53%) Perl
10 2 (2.53%) PHP
10 2 (2.53%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (24.05%) Degree
2 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) Oracle
2 13 (16.46%) IBM
2 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.33%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.53%) Serena
6 1 (1.27%) Open Text
6 1 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.27%) Apple
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