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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 50 79 106
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 143 82 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.55% 2.06% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.36% 2.64% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 50 24
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
3278 3105 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.46% 78.09% 75.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2030 1716 1229
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 146 134
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Cheshire +32 71 £425 +13.33% 12
Manchester +4 52 £400 +6.66% 41
Lancashire +3 11 - - 4
Merseyside +2 1 £350 +16.66% 5
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 129 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (42.45%) Java
3 92 (37.55%) TDD
4 80 (32.65%) Windows
5 69 (28.16%) Microsoft
6 68 (27.76%) Security Cleared
7 62 (25.31%) JavaScript
8 60 (24.49%) Test Automation
9 58 (23.67%) .NET
10 54 (22.04%) C++
10 54 (22.04%) Web Services
11 53 (21.63%) XML
11 53 (21.63%) Linux
12 52 (21.22%) SQL
13 49 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 49 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (19.59%) Finance
15 47 (19.18%) Degree
16 41 (16.73%) C#
16 41 (16.73%) HTML
17 39 (15.92%) Windows Server
18 38 (15.51%) Scrum
18 38 (15.51%) PowerShell
18 38 (15.51%) Windows Server 2012
19 36 (14.69%) MS Excel
19 36 (14.69%) Active Directory
20 35 (14.29%) OO
20 35 (14.29%) SCCM
20 35 (14.29%) SCOM
21 34 (13.88%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (8.98%) Skype for Business
2 21 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (8.16%) MS Exchange
4 13 (5.31%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.67%) Node.js
6 6 (2.45%) JBoss
7 5 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.63%) Apache
8 4 (1.63%) Confluence
8 4 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.63%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.41%) CICS
10 1 (0.41%) IIS
Applications
1 36 (14.69%) MS Excel
2 25 (10.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) GitHub
4 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.39%) Skype
2 19 (7.76%) HTTP
3 9 (3.67%) Bluetooth
4 8 (3.27%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.86%) Internet
6 5 (2.04%) DNS
7 4 (1.63%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.63%) RS-422
8 3 (1.22%) DHCP
8 3 (1.22%) GSM
8 3 (1.22%) SAN
9 2 (0.82%) SMTP
9 2 (0.82%) SNMP
9 2 (0.82%) SSL
10 1 (0.41%) DVB
10 1 (0.41%) Network Security
10 1 (0.41%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.90%) NoSQL
2 12 (4.90%) Oracle Database
3 9 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.04%) DB2
5 5 (2.04%) MySQL
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.82%) Redis
8 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.41%) Big Data
9 1 (0.41%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 33 (13.47%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 26 (10.61%) Subversion
4 21 (8.57%) Jenkins
4 21 (8.57%) Selenium
4 21 (8.57%) Visual Studio
5 17 (6.94%) SpecFlow
6 16 (6.53%) TestComplete
7 14 (5.71%) Maven
8 13 (5.31%) JIRA
9 12 (4.90%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (4.49%) JUnit
11 9 (3.67%) Gradle
12 8 (3.27%) ClearCase
13 7 (2.86%) Cucumber
14 6 (2.45%) Ant
14 6 (2.45%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.45%) TeamCity
15 4 (1.63%) Checkstyle
15 4 (1.63%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 48 (19.59%) Finance
2 22 (8.98%) Banking
3 9 (3.67%) Local Government
4 8 (3.27%) Avionics
5 7 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.45%) Electronics
6 6 (2.45%) Games
7 5 (2.04%) Retail
8 4 (1.63%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.63%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.22%) Military
9 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.82%) Marketing
11 1 (0.41%) Automotive
11 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (41.22%) Developer
2 79 (32.24%) Software Engineer
3 53 (21.63%) Java Developer
4 35 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 19 (7.76%) Architect
6 15 (6.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 14 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
8 13 (5.31%) .NET Developer
8 13 (5.31%) Consultant
9 12 (4.90%) C# Developer
10 11 (4.49%) C# Software Engineer
10 11 (4.49%) Designer
11 10 (4.08%) .NET Software Developer
11 10 (4.08%) Ada Engineer
11 10 (4.08%) C Software Engineer
11 10 (4.08%) Senior Software Engineer
12 9 (3.67%) Agile Developer
12 9 (3.67%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.67%) DevOps Consultant
12 9 (3.67%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (23.67%) .NET
2 54 (22.04%) Web Services
3 53 (21.63%) XML
4 41 (16.73%) HTML
5 33 (13.47%) Spring
6 27 (11.02%) XSLT
7 23 (9.39%) CSS
8 22 (8.98%) HTML5
8 22 (8.98%) JSON
9 21 (8.57%) Java EE
10 20 (8.16%) WSDL
11 19 (7.76%) REST
11 19 (7.76%) SOAP
12 18 (7.35%) jQuery
13 17 (6.94%) J2EE
14 16 (6.53%) JDBC
15 15 (6.12%) .NET Framework
16 14 (5.71%) AngularJS
17 13 (5.31%) ASP.NET
18 12 (4.90%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.53%) User Experience
2 13 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.67%) Online Banking
5 6 (2.45%) MHEG
6 5 (2.04%) IPTV
6 5 (2.04%) Replication
7 4 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.63%) Interactive TV
7 4 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.82%) VAX
10 1 (0.41%) DTV
10 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.41%) MPEG
10 1 (0.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (32.65%) Windows
2 53 (21.63%) Linux
3 39 (15.92%) Windows Server
4 38 (15.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (6.12%) Windows 10
6 10 (4.08%) AIX
7 8 (3.27%) Mac OS
7 8 (3.27%) Windows Vista
7 8 (3.27%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.45%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.04%) Android
9 5 (2.04%) Unix
10 3 (1.22%) IRIX
11 2 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.82%) OpenVMS
11 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.82%) Solaris
11 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.82%) VMS
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (52.65%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (37.55%) TDD
3 60 (24.49%) Test Automation
4 49 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (15.51%) Scrum
6 35 (14.29%) OO
7 34 (13.88%) Migration
8 33 (13.47%) BDD
9 29 (11.84%) Integration Testing
10 26 (10.61%) SDLC
11 24 (9.80%) Data Migration
11 24 (9.80%) MVC
12 23 (9.39%) OOP
13 21 (8.57%) Code Coverage
14 20 (8.16%) Unit Testing
15 19 (7.76%) DevOps
16 16 (6.53%) Waterfall
17 12 (4.90%) Requirements Analysis
18 11 (4.49%) Software Testing
18 11 (4.49%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 104 (42.45%) Java
2 62 (25.31%) JavaScript
3 54 (22.04%) C++
4 52 (21.22%) SQL
5 41 (16.73%) C#
6 38 (15.51%) PowerShell
7 33 (13.47%) C
8 17 (6.94%) Python
9 13 (5.31%) Ada
10 9 (3.67%) Objective-C
10 9 (3.67%) Ruby
11 8 (3.27%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.27%) Scala
12 6 (2.45%) PHP
12 6 (2.45%) VB
13 3 (1.22%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.22%) Perl
13 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.22%) VB6
14 2 (0.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 68 (27.76%) Security Cleared
2 49 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 47 (19.18%) Degree
4 16 (6.53%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.45%) CCEA
5 6 (2.45%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.82%) HND
6 2 (0.82%) ISEB
6 2 (0.82%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.82%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.82%) PhD
7 1 (0.41%) MCP
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.41%) OCP
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.41%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.04%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.41%) SDET
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (14.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.90%) vSphere
4 3 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.82%) Docker
6 1 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 35 (14.29%) SCCM
1 35 (14.29%) SCOM
2 3 (1.22%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.22%) Puppet
2 3 (1.22%) vRealize
3 2 (0.82%) Ansible
3 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.82%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.82%) Mesos
Vendors
1 69 (28.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.84%) Oracle
3 18 (7.35%) VMware
4 16 (6.53%) IBM
5 10 (4.08%) Perforce
6 7 (2.86%) Serena
7 6 (2.45%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.45%) Citrix
8 4 (1.63%) OpenTV
9 3 (1.22%) Cisco
9 3 (1.22%) NetApp
10 2 (0.82%) HP
10 2 (0.82%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.82%) WSO2
11 1 (0.41%) BMC
11 1 (0.41%) CA
11 1 (0.41%) Remedy
11 1 (0.41%) SAP
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