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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 59 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 108 107 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.83% 3.29% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.50% 4.30% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 71 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £34.90 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £67.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +4.72%
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
3086 2490 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.91% 76.47% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1473 1042
Average daily rate £400 £390 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +7.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 113
Average hourly rate £39.25 £32.54 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.62% -1.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.87 £14.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 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
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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 66 £400 +14.28% 51
Lancashire -1 22 - - 11
Cheshire -11 15 £370 -1.39% 21
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 117 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (36.28%) TDD
3 76 (35.35%) Java
4 65 (30.23%) C++
5 61 (28.37%) JavaScript
6 54 (25.12%) Linux
7 48 (22.33%) HTML
8 46 (21.40%) Web Services
8 46 (21.40%) Git (software)
9 45 (20.93%) SQL
10 43 (20.00%) .NET
11 42 (19.53%) Scrum
12 41 (19.07%) C
12 41 (19.07%) XML
13 40 (18.60%) C#
13 40 (18.60%) Windows
14 39 (18.14%) OO
14 39 (18.14%) Security Cleared
14 39 (18.14%) Degree
15 37 (17.21%) Finance
15 37 (17.21%) BDD
16 33 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (14.88%) Subversion
18 30 (13.95%) HTML5
18 30 (13.95%) SDLC
19 27 (12.56%) OOP
19 27 (12.56%) SC Cleared
20 26 (12.09%) JSON
21 24 (11.16%) Unit Testing
21 24 (11.16%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 8 (3.72%) JBoss
2 7 (3.26%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.86%) Apache
3 4 (1.86%) Node.js
3 4 (1.86%) Tomcat
3 4 (1.86%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.47%) CICS
5 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.47%) IIS
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (3.26%) MS Excel
1 7 (3.26%) MS Office
2 5 (2.33%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.86%) GitHub
3 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.44%) HTTP
2 11 (5.12%) Bluetooth
2 11 (5.12%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.33%) Internet
4 4 (1.86%) Modbus
5 3 (1.40%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.40%) GSM
5 3 (1.40%) RS-422
6 2 (0.93%) DNS
6 2 (0.93%) Firewall
6 2 (0.93%) SMTP
6 2 (0.93%) SNMP
6 2 (0.93%) SSL
7 1 (0.47%) DVB
7 1 (0.47%) Profibus
7 1 (0.47%) WebEx
7 1 (0.47%) Wireless
7 1 (0.47%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.05%) NoSQL
3 12 (5.58%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.26%) Big Data
4 7 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.86%) DB2
6 4 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.40%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.93%) Redis
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 46 (21.40%) Git (software)
2 32 (14.88%) Subversion
3 22 (10.23%) Visual Studio
4 16 (7.44%) Jenkins
4 16 (7.44%) Rational DOORS
4 16 (7.44%) Selenium
5 14 (6.51%) Maven
5 14 (6.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (5.12%) Gradle
7 10 (4.65%) Ant
8 9 (4.19%) ClearCase
8 9 (4.19%) JUnit
9 6 (2.79%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (2.33%) VectorCAST
11 4 (1.86%) CppUnit
11 4 (1.86%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.40%) JIRA
12 3 (1.40%) TestComplete
General
1 37 (17.21%) Finance
2 22 (10.23%) Banking
3 10 (4.65%) Avionics
4 8 (3.72%) Electronics
5 7 (3.26%) Games
6 6 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.86%) Automotive
8 4 (1.86%) Military
9 3 (1.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.93%) Retail
11 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 91 (42.33%) Developer
2 89 (41.40%) Software Engineer
3 38 (17.67%) Java Developer
4 29 (13.49%) Software Developer
5 16 (7.44%) C++ Software Engineer
5 16 (7.44%) Senior Software Engineer
6 15 (6.98%) Architect
6 15 (6.98%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 14 (6.51%) .NET Developer
7 14 (6.51%) C# Developer
8 10 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
9 9 (4.19%) Ada Engineer
9 9 (4.19%) C# Software Engineer
9 9 (4.19%) Embedded Engineer
9 9 (4.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 8 (3.72%) Ada Software Engineer
10 8 (3.72%) C Software Engineer
10 8 (3.72%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (3.72%) Java Engineer
10 8 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (22.33%) HTML
2 46 (21.40%) Web Services
3 43 (20.00%) .NET
4 41 (19.07%) XML
5 30 (13.95%) HTML5
6 26 (12.09%) JSON
7 23 (10.70%) REST
8 22 (10.23%) CSS
9 20 (9.30%) jQuery
9 20 (9.30%) XSLT
10 19 (8.84%) AngularJS
10 19 (8.84%) ASP.NET
11 17 (7.91%) Spring
12 16 (7.44%) Java EE
12 16 (7.44%) WSDL
13 14 (6.51%) RESTful
14 13 (6.05%) .NET Framework
15 12 (5.58%) CSS3
16 11 (5.12%) SOAP
16 11 (5.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.51%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.65%) User Experience
4 7 (3.26%) Replication
5 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.33%) SCADA
6 4 (1.86%) CCTV
6 4 (1.86%) IPTV
6 4 (1.86%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.40%) Animation
7 3 (1.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.40%) MHEG
7 3 (1.40%) VSAM
8 2 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.93%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.93%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.93%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.93%) VAX
8 2 (0.93%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.12%) Linux
2 40 (18.60%) Windows
3 15 (6.98%) AIX
4 13 (6.05%) Mac OS
4 13 (6.05%) Windows Vista
4 13 (6.05%) Windows XP
5 8 (3.72%) Android
5 8 (3.72%) Unix
6 7 (3.26%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.86%) CentOS
7 4 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.93%) IRIX
8 2 (0.93%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.93%) Solaris
8 2 (0.93%) VMS
9 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (54.42%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (36.28%) TDD
3 42 (19.53%) Scrum
4 39 (18.14%) OO
5 37 (17.21%) BDD
6 33 (15.35%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (13.95%) SDLC
8 27 (12.56%) OOP
9 24 (11.16%) MVC
9 24 (11.16%) Unit Testing
10 21 (9.77%) UML
11 19 (8.84%) Waterfall
12 18 (8.37%) Integration Testing
13 14 (6.51%) Software Testing
14 13 (6.05%) Data Protection
14 13 (6.05%) SOLID
15 12 (5.58%) High Availability
15 12 (5.58%) Information Security
15 12 (5.58%) Migration
16 10 (4.65%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (35.35%) Java
2 65 (30.23%) C++
3 61 (28.37%) JavaScript
4 45 (20.93%) SQL
5 41 (19.07%) C
6 40 (18.60%) C#
7 17 (7.91%) Objective-C
8 15 (6.98%) Ada
9 14 (6.51%) Python
9 14 (6.51%) Scala
10 5 (2.33%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.40%) Perl
11 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.40%) VB
11 3 (1.40%) VB6
12 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.93%) DCL
12 2 (0.93%) Korn
12 2 (0.93%) Ruby
12 2 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 39 (18.14%) Degree
1 39 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 27 (12.56%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.19%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (4.19%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.33%) HND
5 3 (1.40%) CCEA
5 3 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.93%) ISEB
6 2 (0.93%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.33%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.93%) vSphere
2 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.47%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (10.23%) Oracle
2 14 (6.51%) IBM
3 10 (4.65%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.19%) Perforce
5 8 (3.72%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.26%) Serena
7 4 (1.86%) VMware
8 3 (1.40%) Citrix
9 2 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.93%) CA
9 2 (0.93%) OpenTV
9 2 (0.93%) Teradata
10 1 (0.47%) BT
10 1 (0.47%) Wonderware
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