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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 63 115 87
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 92 48 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.64% 1.13% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.25% 1.41% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 21 28
Median daily rate £425 £366 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% +10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.41% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.19 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.74% +0.47%
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
2831 3413 2408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.30% 80.63% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1787 2071 1340
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 137 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £59.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +22 53 £420 +15.86% 47
Cheshire +25 25 £475 +27.94% 3
Lancashire +13 5 £420 +12.00% 5
Cumbria +17 2 - -
Merseyside +7 1 - - 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 146 (62.13%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (46.38%) Java
3 96 (40.85%) TDD
4 76 (32.34%) Windows
5 74 (31.49%) Microsoft
6 65 (27.66%) Test Automation
7 62 (26.38%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (21.70%) Finance
8 51 (21.70%) Security Cleared
8 51 (21.70%) BDD
9 50 (21.28%) Web Services
10 46 (19.57%) MS Excel
11 44 (18.72%) XML
12 43 (18.30%) Spring
12 43 (18.30%) Windows Server
13 42 (17.87%) SQL
13 42 (17.87%) PowerShell
14 40 (17.02%) Active Directory
15 38 (16.17%) JavaScript
15 38 (16.17%) .NET
15 38 (16.17%) Windows Server 2012
16 37 (15.74%) Unit Testing
17 36 (15.32%) SCCM
17 36 (15.32%) DevOps
17 36 (15.32%) SOAP
18 35 (14.89%) SCOM
19 33 (14.04%) Scrum
20 32 (13.62%) Jenkins
21 31 (13.19%) JDBC
21 31 (13.19%) Linux

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 26 (11.06%) Skype for Business
2 21 (8.94%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (8.51%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.68%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.40%) Tomcat
5 8 (3.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.55%) Confluence
7 5 (2.13%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (1.28%) Jetty
8 3 (1.28%) Mule
8 3 (1.28%) nginx
8 3 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.43%) CICS
9 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.43%) IIS
9 1 (0.43%) JBoss
9 1 (0.43%) WinCC
Applications
1 46 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.28%) GitHub
3 3 (1.28%) PaaS
4 2 (0.85%) Office 365
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.79%) Skype
2 16 (6.81%) HTTP
3 14 (5.96%) Internet
4 9 (3.83%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.98%) DHCP
5 7 (2.98%) DNS
5 7 (2.98%) SAN
6 5 (2.13%) RS-422
6 5 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.70%) Firewall
7 4 (1.70%) LAN
7 4 (1.70%) VLAN
7 4 (1.70%) WAN
8 2 (0.85%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.43%) AMQP
9 1 (0.43%) Network Security
9 1 (0.43%) RS-232
9 1 (0.43%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.11%) NoSQL
3 10 (4.26%) MySQL
3 10 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.83%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.55%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.13%) Big Data
6 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.85%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.85%) Redis
10 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 1 (0.43%) DataStax
10 1 (0.43%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.43%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 32 (13.62%) Jenkins
2 28 (11.91%) Git (software)
2 28 (11.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (10.64%) JUnit
4 23 (9.79%) Subversion
5 22 (9.36%) JIRA
5 22 (9.36%) SpecFlow
6 21 (8.94%) TestComplete
7 14 (5.96%) Selenium
8 11 (4.68%) Maven
9 9 (3.83%) Gradle
9 9 (3.83%) TeamCity
10 8 (3.40%) Visual Studio
11 7 (2.98%) Mockito
12 6 (2.55%) Cucumber
13 5 (2.13%) Jasmine
13 5 (2.13%) QUnit
14 4 (1.70%) JMeter
14 4 (1.70%) JsTestDriver
14 4 (1.70%) Xcode
General
1 51 (21.70%) Finance
2 15 (6.38%) Banking
3 10 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.83%) Local Government
5 5 (2.13%) Retail
6 4 (1.70%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.28%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (38.72%) Developer
2 60 (25.53%) Software Engineer
3 56 (23.83%) Java Developer
4 20 (8.51%) Consultant
5 17 (7.23%) Senior Developer
5 17 (7.23%) Software Developer
6 16 (6.81%) DevOps Consultant
6 16 (6.81%) Integration Consultant
7 15 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
8 14 (5.96%) Applications Developer
8 14 (5.96%) Architect
9 11 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Designer
10 10 (4.26%) Java Applications Developer
10 10 (4.26%) Senior Applications Developer
10 10 (4.26%) Senior Java Applications Developer
11 9 (3.83%) C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) Principal Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.28%) Web Services
2 44 (18.72%) XML
3 43 (18.30%) Spring
4 38 (16.17%) .NET
5 36 (15.32%) SOAP
6 31 (13.19%) JDBC
7 29 (12.34%) J2EE
8 28 (11.91%) REST
9 25 (10.64%) JAXB
9 25 (10.64%) JAX-WS
9 25 (10.64%) WSDL
10 24 (10.21%) JSON
11 22 (9.36%) HTML
11 22 (9.36%) RESTful
12 21 (8.94%) CSS
13 16 (6.81%) HTML5
14 15 (6.38%) XSLT
15 14 (5.96%) Java EE
16 12 (5.11%) Apache Camel
17 10 (4.26%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.81%) User Experience
3 8 (3.40%) Mobile App
3 8 (3.40%) Online Banking
4 5 (2.13%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (1.70%) Animation
5 4 (1.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.28%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.28%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.28%) Streaming Media
6 3 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.85%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.43%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.43%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 76 (32.34%) Windows
2 43 (18.30%) Windows Server
3 38 (16.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (13.19%) Linux
5 16 (6.81%) Windows 10
6 11 (4.68%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.83%) Android
8 4 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.70%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.70%) Unix
8 4 (1.70%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.28%) CentOS
9 3 (1.28%) Fedora
10 2 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.43%) MVS
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (62.13%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (40.85%) TDD
3 65 (27.66%) Test Automation
4 62 (26.38%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (21.70%) BDD
6 37 (15.74%) Unit Testing
7 36 (15.32%) DevOps
8 33 (14.04%) Scrum
9 30 (12.77%) Integration Testing
10 29 (12.34%) Migration
11 27 (11.49%) Code Coverage
11 27 (11.49%) OO
12 25 (10.64%) AOP
12 25 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
13 24 (10.21%) Data Migration
13 24 (10.21%) Waterfall
14 23 (9.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (9.36%) Continuous Deployment
15 22 (9.36%) Kanban
16 19 (8.09%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (46.38%) Java
2 42 (17.87%) PowerShell
2 42 (17.87%) SQL
3 38 (16.17%) JavaScript
4 24 (10.21%) C++
5 14 (5.96%) C#
5 14 (5.96%) Objective-C
6 13 (5.53%) PL/SQL
6 13 (5.53%) Python
7 11 (4.68%) C
8 10 (4.26%) Ruby
9 7 (2.98%) PHP
10 6 (2.55%) Apple Swift
10 6 (2.55%) VB
11 4 (1.70%) Go
11 4 (1.70%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.28%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.85%) Scala
13 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (21.70%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 29 (12.34%) Degree
4 9 (3.83%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.13%) CCEA
5 5 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.85%) ISEB
8 1 (0.43%) MCP
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.43%) OCP
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.43%) PhD
8 1 (0.43%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.13%) QA
2 4 (1.70%) MISRA
3 3 (1.28%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) ISO26262
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.11%) vSphere
4 4 (1.70%) XenApp
5 3 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.85%) Docker
6 2 (0.85%) Firmware
7 1 (0.43%) HDFS
7 1 (0.43%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 36 (15.32%) SCCM
2 35 (14.89%) SCOM
3 9 (3.83%) Puppet
4 5 (2.13%) Ansible
5 4 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.28%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.28%) Salt
6 3 (1.28%) vRealize
7 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.85%) Mesos
Vendors
1 74 (31.49%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.21%) Oracle
3 20 (8.51%) VMware
4 12 (5.11%) IBM
5 9 (3.83%) Citrix
6 7 (2.98%) Cisco
7 4 (1.70%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.70%) Perforce
7 4 (1.70%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.28%) HP
8 3 (1.28%) NetApp
8 3 (1.28%) SAP
9 2 (0.85%) Twitter
10 1 (0.43%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.43%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.43%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.43%) Renesas
10 1 (0.43%) Serena
10 1 (0.43%) Teradata
10 1 (0.43%) WSO2