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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 56 58 88
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +30
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 115 110 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.53% 2.66% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 3.35% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 59 30
Median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £34.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.70 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+3.19% +1.75%
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
2729 3288 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.84% 79.42% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1820 2012 1489
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 129 106
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +2 72 £425 +13.33% 59
Lancashire +1 19 £550 +30.56% 1
Cheshire +6 11 £420 +8.38% 9
Merseyside +9 5 £394 - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 130 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.08%) TDD
3 84 (41.18%) Java
4 74 (36.27%) BDD
5 70 (34.31%) JavaScript
6 63 (30.88%) REST
7 62 (30.39%) SQL
8 55 (26.96%) Scrum
9 53 (25.98%) Web Services
10 46 (22.55%) NoSQL
10 46 (22.55%) Git (software)
11 39 (19.12%) Linux
12 38 (18.63%) JUnit
13 37 (18.14%) OO
14 36 (17.65%) Oracle
14 36 (17.65%) Unit Testing
15 35 (17.16%) Node.js
15 35 (17.16%) XML
16 34 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (15.69%) Spring
18 31 (15.20%) JSON
18 31 (15.20%) CSS
19 30 (14.71%) SOAP
19 30 (14.71%) HTML
20 29 (14.22%) Jenkins
21 28 (13.73%) RESTful
22 25 (12.25%) JIRA
22 25 (12.25%) Finance
23 24 (11.76%) C++
23 24 (11.76%) HTTP

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 12 (5.88%) Confluence
2 8 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 8 (3.92%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.43%) CMS
3 7 (3.43%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (3.43%) Umbraco
4 6 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (2.45%) JBoss
6 4 (1.96%) GlassFish
6 4 (1.96%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.96%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.47%) nginx
7 3 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.98%) Apache
8 2 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) Simulink
4 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (2.94%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.94%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (2.94%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.90%) Slack
4 3 (1.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.49%) Office 365
5 1 (0.49%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.76%) HTTP
2 12 (5.88%) Internet
3 9 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.96%) DHCP
4 4 (1.96%) DNS
4 4 (1.96%) Firewall
4 4 (1.96%) LAN
4 4 (1.96%) SAN
4 4 (1.96%) VLAN
4 4 (1.96%) WAN
4 4 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.98%) RS-422
6 1 (0.49%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (22.55%) NoSQL
2 23 (11.27%) MySQL
3 22 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 18 (8.82%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (8.33%) SQL Server
6 14 (6.86%) Oracle Database
7 11 (5.39%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.92%) Couchbase
9 6 (2.94%) Big Data
9 6 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (2.94%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.47%) DB2
12 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.98%) MarkLogic
13 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.49%) OrientDB
13 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 46 (22.55%) Git (software)
2 38 (18.63%) JUnit
3 29 (14.22%) Jenkins
4 25 (12.25%) JIRA
5 22 (10.78%) Subversion
6 13 (6.37%) Jasmine
7 12 (5.88%) Visual Studio
8 10 (4.90%) Cucumber
9 8 (3.92%) Selenium
10 7 (3.43%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.45%) Maven
12 4 (1.96%) JsTestDriver
12 4 (1.96%) QUnit
12 4 (1.96%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.96%) Xcode
13 3 (1.47%) Calabash
13 3 (1.47%) Gradle
13 3 (1.47%) Hudson
13 3 (1.47%) Robotium
General
1 25 (12.25%) Finance
2 14 (6.86%) Games
3 9 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.94%) General Ledger
5 5 (2.45%) Banking
6 4 (1.96%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) International Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (50.00%) Developer
2 80 (39.22%) Software Engineer
3 38 (18.63%) Java Developer
4 19 (9.31%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (6.37%) Senior Developer
6 10 (4.90%) Java Engineer
6 10 (4.90%) Java Software Engineer
6 10 (4.90%) Software Developer
7 9 (4.41%) .NET Developer
7 9 (4.41%) Android Developer
7 9 (4.41%) Scala Software Engineer
7 9 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Applications Developer
8 8 (3.92%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 8 (3.92%) Digital Developer
9 7 (3.43%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (3.43%) Lead Software Engineer
10 5 (2.45%) Java Applications Developer
10 5 (2.45%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (30.88%) REST
2 53 (25.98%) Web Services
3 35 (17.16%) Node.js
3 35 (17.16%) XML
4 32 (15.69%) Spring
5 31 (15.20%) CSS
5 31 (15.20%) JSON
6 30 (14.71%) HTML
6 30 (14.71%) SOAP
7 28 (13.73%) RESTful
8 23 (11.27%) .NET
9 21 (10.29%) HTML5
10 20 (9.80%) J2EE
11 16 (7.84%) Hibernate
12 15 (7.35%) React
13 14 (6.86%) AngularJS
14 13 (6.37%) .NET Framework
14 13 (6.37%) XSLT
15 11 (5.39%) JDBC
16 10 (4.90%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.33%) User Experience
3 16 (7.84%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (1.96%) Animation
5 3 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.47%) Interactive TV
5 3 (1.47%) MHEG
5 3 (1.47%) Streaming Media
5 3 (1.47%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (0.98%) IPTV
6 2 (0.98%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.98%) New Media
7 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.49%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.12%) Linux
2 20 (9.80%) Windows
3 17 (8.33%) Android
3 17 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.43%) Unix
6 4 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (1.96%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.98%) AIX
8 1 (0.49%) CentOS
8 1 (0.49%) Fedora
8 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (46.08%) TDD
3 74 (36.27%) BDD
4 55 (26.96%) Scrum
5 37 (18.14%) OO
6 36 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 34 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (11.27%) Kanban
9 22 (10.78%) OOP
10 21 (10.29%) High Availability
11 18 (8.82%) Mentoring
12 17 (8.33%) Open Source
12 17 (8.33%) Waterfall
13 16 (7.84%) SDLC
14 14 (6.86%) Data Management
14 14 (6.86%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (6.37%) E-Commerce
15 13 (6.37%) Integration Testing
16 12 (5.88%) Mobile Development
17 11 (5.39%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 84 (41.18%) Java
2 70 (34.31%) JavaScript
3 62 (30.39%) SQL
4 24 (11.76%) C++
5 23 (11.27%) C#
6 14 (6.86%) Objective-C
7 10 (4.90%) Scala
8 8 (3.92%) PHP
8 8 (3.92%) PL/SQL
8 8 (3.92%) Ruby
9 7 (3.43%) C
10 6 (2.94%) Python
11 5 (2.45%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.45%) ES6
11 5 (2.45%) VB
12 4 (1.96%) Apple Swift
12 4 (1.96%) Delphi
12 4 (1.96%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.96%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.47%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.41%) Degree
3 7 (3.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) CCEA
5 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) QA
2 5 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.45%) MISRA
3 2 (0.98%) ISO26262
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.96%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.96%) XenApp
2 2 (0.98%) Docker
2 2 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.47%) Puppet
2 2 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.49%) Ansible
3 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.49%) Salt
3 1 (0.49%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (17.65%) Oracle
2 13 (6.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.41%) Red Hat
4 8 (3.92%) Twitter
5 7 (3.43%) Sitecore
5 7 (3.43%) Xamarin
6 5 (2.45%) Citrix
7 4 (1.96%) Cisco
7 4 (1.96%) hybris
7 4 (1.96%) IBM
7 4 (1.96%) VMware
8 3 (1.47%) OpenTV
9 2 (0.98%) Perforce
9 2 (0.98%) Sage
9 2 (0.98%) SAP
10 1 (0.49%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.49%) Northgate
10 1 (0.49%) Sybase
10 1 (0.49%) Xilinx
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