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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 86 104 76
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 62 24 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.69% 0.79% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.10% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 25
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£375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 +9 24 £375 -11.76% 14
Manchester -3 22 £375 +15.38% 26
Lancashire +19 11 £344 - 7
Merseyside -12 2 £300 -17.24%
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 106 (61.27%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (39.31%) Java
3 64 (36.99%) TDD
4 57 (32.95%) SQL
5 50 (28.90%) Web Services
6 48 (27.75%) Linux
7 44 (25.43%) OO
8 41 (23.70%) JavaScript
9 40 (23.12%) Oracle
10 38 (21.97%) Windows
11 37 (21.39%) HTML
11 37 (21.39%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (21.39%) BDD
12 36 (20.81%) XML
13 35 (20.23%) Scrum
14 34 (19.65%) Degree
15 32 (18.50%) Finance
16 29 (16.76%) Waterfall
17 28 (16.18%) JSON
18 27 (15.61%) JIRA
18 27 (15.61%) CSS
18 27 (15.61%) Security Cleared
19 26 (15.03%) Git (software)
19 26 (15.03%) OOP
19 26 (15.03%) Internet
20 25 (14.45%) .NET
20 25 (14.45%) Subversion
20 25 (14.45%) Spring
20 25 (14.45%) Oracle Database
21 24 (13.87%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (10.98%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.36%) Apache
3 8 (4.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (4.62%) IBM HTTP Server
4 7 (4.05%) Confluence
4 7 (4.05%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.31%) Zope
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.73%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.73%) JBoss
8 2 (1.16%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.16%) CICS
8 2 (1.16%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (1.16%) Node.js
8 2 (1.16%) nginx
9 1 (0.58%) IIS
9 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (3.47%) Doxygen
2 4 (2.31%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS Office
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.03%) Internet
2 13 (7.51%) HTTP
3 7 (4.05%) AMQP
4 6 (3.47%) Bluetooth
5 5 (2.89%) GSM
6 2 (1.16%) ATM
6 2 (1.16%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.58%) Wireless
7 1 (0.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.45%) Oracle Database
2 16 (9.25%) Relational Database
3 13 (7.51%) MongoDB
3 13 (7.51%) MySQL
4 12 (6.94%) SQL Server
5 11 (6.36%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.36%) RDBMS
6 10 (5.78%) Hadoop
7 8 (4.62%) Informix
8 7 (4.05%) Big Data
9 5 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.89%) DB2
10 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.73%) SQLite
11 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (1.16%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 27 (15.61%) JIRA
2 26 (15.03%) Git (software)
3 25 (14.45%) Subversion
4 22 (12.72%) Eclipse
5 20 (11.56%) JUnit
5 20 (11.56%) Selenium
6 17 (9.83%) Cucumber
7 10 (5.78%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (4.62%) Mockito
8 8 (4.62%) Mercurial
9 7 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (4.05%) Gradle
9 7 (4.05%) Ant
10 5 (2.89%) GoogleTest
11 4 (2.31%) Visual Studio
12 3 (1.73%) SonarQube
12 3 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.73%) FxCop
12 3 (1.73%) StyleCop
General
1 32 (18.50%) Finance
2 13 (7.51%) Banking
3 7 (4.05%) Military
4 5 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.89%) Games
5 4 (2.31%) Avionics
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
6 3 (1.73%) Legal
7 2 (1.16%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 99 (57.23%) Developer
2 49 (28.32%) Software Engineer
3 33 (19.08%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.83%) PHP Developer
5 7 (4.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 7 (4.05%) Software Developer
5 7 (4.05%) Web Developer
6 6 (3.47%) Senior Developer
6 6 (3.47%) Test Engineer
6 6 (3.47%) AWS Developer
7 5 (2.89%) Technical Leader
7 5 (2.89%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (2.89%) C# Developer
7 5 (2.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (2.31%) Project Manager
8 4 (2.31%) .NET Developer
8 4 (2.31%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (2.31%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (2.31%) PHP Web Developer
8 4 (2.31%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (28.90%) Web Services
2 37 (21.39%) HTML
3 36 (20.81%) XML
4 28 (16.18%) JSON
5 27 (15.61%) CSS
6 25 (14.45%) .NET
6 25 (14.45%) Spring
7 24 (13.87%) WSDL
8 22 (12.72%) RESTful
9 21 (12.14%) J2EE
10 18 (10.40%) jQuery
11 16 (9.25%) SOAP
11 16 (9.25%) HTML5
12 15 (8.67%) Java EE
13 14 (8.09%) AngularJS
14 13 (7.51%) Servlets
15 11 (6.36%) JMS
16 10 (5.78%) JDBC
16 10 (5.78%) CSS3
17 9 (5.20%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.09%) Computer Science
1 14 (8.09%) Open Source
2 13 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.78%) Mobile App
3 10 (5.78%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.89%) Online Banking
5 4 (2.31%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.31%) User Experience
6 3 (1.73%) Raspberry Pi
6 3 (1.73%) BeagleBone
6 3 (1.73%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.73%) MHEG
6 3 (1.73%) Informatics
6 3 (1.73%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.73%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.73%) IPTV
6 3 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.16%) GIS
7 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.16%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.75%) Linux
2 38 (21.97%) Windows
3 12 (6.94%) Android
4 9 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.20%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.47%) AIX
5 6 (3.47%) UNIX
5 6 (3.47%) Windows XP
5 6 (3.47%) Windows Vista
5 6 (3.47%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.16%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (61.27%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (36.99%) TDD
3 44 (25.43%) OO
4 37 (21.39%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (21.39%) BDD
5 35 (20.23%) Scrum
6 29 (16.76%) Waterfall
7 26 (15.03%) OOP
8 24 (13.87%) Test Scripting
9 18 (10.40%) MVC
9 18 (10.40%) Unit Testing
10 16 (9.25%) Integration Testing
11 15 (8.67%) Project Management
12 12 (6.94%) UML
12 12 (6.94%) Software Testing
12 12 (6.94%) Validation
13 11 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (6.36%) Mentoring
13 11 (6.36%) User Stories
13 11 (6.36%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (39.31%) Java
2 57 (32.95%) SQL
3 41 (23.70%) JavaScript
4 22 (12.72%) C#
4 22 (12.72%) PHP
5 20 (11.56%) C++
6 18 (10.40%) C
7 15 (8.67%) Python
8 13 (7.51%) Perl
9 11 (6.36%) Objective-C
10 10 (5.78%) PL/SQL
11 9 (5.20%) Ada
12 7 (4.05%) XPath
13 5 (2.89%) PHP5
14 4 (2.31%) VB
15 3 (1.73%) Scala
15 3 (1.73%) VB6
15 3 (1.73%) VB.NET
15 3 (1.73%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.73%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 34 (19.65%) Degree
2 27 (15.61%) Security Cleared
3 13 (7.51%) ISEB
4 12 (6.94%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.78%) HND
5 10 (5.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (5.78%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.73%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.73%) PMP
6 3 (1.73%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.73%) QA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (5.78%) Puppet
2 7 (4.05%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (23.12%) Oracle
2 15 (8.67%) IBM
3 12 (6.94%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.20%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.05%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.05%) HP
6 6 (3.47%) VMware
6 6 (3.47%) Google
7 5 (2.89%) Perforce
8 3 (1.73%) Zend
8 3 (1.73%) Sculptor
8 3 (1.73%) OpenTV
8 3 (1.73%) Compuware
8 3 (1.73%) Progress
9 2 (1.16%) Apple
9 2 (1.16%) ESRI
9 2 (1.16%) SAP
9 2 (1.16%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.58%) JNBridge
10 1 (0.58%) Facebook
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