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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 105 99 82
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 46 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.27% 1.03% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.40% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 27
Average daily rate
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£375 £344 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £310 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +6.66%
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
2779 2211 1850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.54% 73.21% 73.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1647 1173 909
Average daily rate £388 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 96 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
Cheshire +3 17 £388 -8.76% 15
Manchester -13 17 £363 +11.53% 30
Lancashire +11 7 £425 - 3
Merseyside -12 1 £300 -25.00% 3
Cumbria -18 1 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 80 (55.94%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (41.96%) Java
3 48 (33.57%) TDD
4 47 (32.87%) SQL
5 45 (31.47%) Web Services
6 40 (27.97%) OO
6 40 (27.97%) SDLC
7 38 (26.57%) Linux
8 37 (25.87%) XML
8 37 (25.87%) JavaScript
9 35 (24.48%) Degree
10 33 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
11 32 (22.38%) HTML
11 32 (22.38%) Oracle
11 32 (22.38%) Windows
12 31 (21.68%) Finance
13 28 (19.58%) OOP
14 27 (18.88%) Spring
14 27 (18.88%) JSON
15 26 (18.18%) Scrum
16 23 (16.08%) .NET
17 22 (15.38%) CSS
17 22 (15.38%) BDD
18 21 (14.69%) Oracle Database
18 21 (14.69%) Internet
18 21 (14.69%) WSDL
19 20 (13.99%) PHP
19 20 (13.99%) Subversion
19 20 (13.99%) JIRA
19 20 (13.99%) jQuery

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 19 (13.29%) WebSphere
2 12 (8.39%) Apache
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (4.20%) IBM HTTP Server
4 5 (3.50%) Confluence
4 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.50%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.80%) Zope
6 3 (2.10%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.10%) JBoss
7 2 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.40%) IIS
7 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.40%) nginx
7 2 (1.40%) Node.js
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.70%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.80%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.69%) Internet
2 10 (6.99%) HTTP
3 5 (3.50%) Bluetooth
3 5 (3.50%) AMQP
4 4 (2.80%) GSM
5 1 (0.70%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) Oracle Database
2 14 (9.79%) MySQL
3 13 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 11 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 9 (6.29%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.29%) RDBMS
6 8 (5.59%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.20%) Informix
8 5 (3.50%) Big Data
9 3 (2.10%) DB2
10 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (1.40%) Hazelcast
10 2 (1.40%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.70%) SimpleDB
11 1 (0.70%) SQLite
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (13.99%) Subversion
1 20 (13.99%) JIRA
2 16 (11.19%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.49%) JUnit
4 14 (9.79%) Eclipse
5 12 (8.39%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.29%) Selenium
7 7 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.20%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (4.20%) Mockito
9 5 (3.50%) Ant
9 5 (3.50%) Mercurial
9 5 (3.50%) Gradle
9 5 (3.50%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.80%) SpecFlow
10 4 (2.80%) GoogleTest
10 4 (2.80%) TestComplete
10 4 (2.80%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.80%) Maven
11 3 (2.10%) Cactus
General
1 31 (21.68%) Finance
2 11 (7.69%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Games
3 5 (3.50%) Military
4 4 (2.80%) Avionics
5 3 (2.10%) Legal
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Automotive
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 79 (55.24%) Developer
2 42 (29.37%) Software Engineer
3 30 (20.98%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.89%) PHP Developer
5 7 (4.90%) Architect
6 6 (4.20%) Software Developer
6 6 (4.20%) Senior Developer
7 5 (3.50%) Web Developer
7 5 (3.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (3.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (2.80%) PHP Web Developer
8 4 (2.80%) Java Software Engineer
9 3 (2.10%) WebSphere Administrator
9 3 (2.10%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (2.10%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.10%) .NET Developer
9 3 (2.10%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.10%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.47%) Web Services
2 37 (25.87%) XML
3 32 (22.38%) HTML
4 27 (18.88%) Spring
4 27 (18.88%) JSON
5 23 (16.08%) .NET
6 22 (15.38%) CSS
7 21 (14.69%) WSDL
8 20 (13.99%) jQuery
9 19 (13.29%) RESTful
9 19 (13.29%) SOAP
10 16 (11.19%) J2EE
10 16 (11.19%) HTML5
11 15 (10.49%) AngularJS
12 12 (8.39%) Java EE
12 12 (8.39%) Servlets
13 10 (6.99%) CSS3
14 9 (6.29%) CodeIgniter
14 9 (6.29%) XSLT
15 8 (5.59%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.59%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.99%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.99%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.80%) iPhone
5 3 (2.10%) MHEG
5 3 (2.10%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.10%) Interactive TV
5 3 (2.10%) IPTV
5 3 (2.10%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.10%) Online Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Informatics
5 3 (2.10%) Raspberry Pi
5 3 (2.10%) BeagleBone
6 2 (1.40%) User Experience
6 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.40%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.57%) Linux
2 32 (22.38%) Windows
3 13 (9.09%) Android
4 7 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (4.90%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.20%) Mac OS
5 6 (4.20%) Windows Vista
5 6 (4.20%) AIX
5 6 (4.20%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.50%) UNIX
7 3 (2.10%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.40%) Windows CE
8 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (55.94%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (33.57%) TDD
3 40 (27.97%) OO
3 40 (27.97%) SDLC
4 33 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (19.58%) OOP
6 26 (18.18%) Scrum
7 22 (15.38%) BDD
8 17 (11.89%) Waterfall
9 15 (10.49%) Integration Testing
9 15 (10.49%) Test Scripting
10 14 (9.79%) MVC
10 14 (9.79%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (9.09%) Unit Testing
12 10 (6.99%) Project Management
13 9 (6.29%) UML
13 9 (6.29%) iOS Development
14 8 (5.59%) Android Development
14 8 (5.59%) Mentoring
14 8 (5.59%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 60 (41.96%) Java
2 47 (32.87%) SQL
3 37 (25.87%) JavaScript
4 20 (13.99%) PHP
5 18 (12.59%) C#
6 17 (11.89%) C++
7 16 (11.19%) Python
8 15 (10.49%) C
9 14 (9.79%) Perl
10 12 (8.39%) PL/SQL
11 10 (6.99%) Objective-C
12 9 (6.29%) XPath
13 7 (4.90%) Ada
14 5 (3.50%) PHP5
15 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
15 4 (2.80%) VB
16 3 (2.10%) VB.NET
16 3 (2.10%) Delphi
16 3 (2.10%) Embedded C
16 3 (2.10%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 35 (24.48%) Degree
2 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.59%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.80%) ISEB
5 3 (2.10%) HND
5 3 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.40%) PMP
6 2 (1.40%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.40%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) Puppet
2 5 (3.50%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (22.38%) Oracle
2 13 (9.09%) IBM
3 10 (6.99%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.90%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.50%) HP
5 5 (3.50%) Google
5 5 (3.50%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.80%) VMware
6 4 (2.80%) Perforce
7 3 (2.10%) OpenTV
7 3 (2.10%) Progress
7 3 (2.10%) Zend
7 3 (2.10%) Sculptor
8 2 (1.40%) Facebook
8 2 (1.40%) Twitter
8 2 (1.40%) Apple
8 2 (1.40%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.70%) JNBridge
9 1 (0.70%) ESRI
9 1 (0.70%) Compuware
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