The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 89 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 39 54 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.30% 1.99% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.82% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £422 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £41.25 £37.50 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £33.75 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.50 £38.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2107 1912 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.21% 70.63% 64.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1129 954 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 92 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Software Engineering
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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
Manchester +3 18 £338 -11.18% 28
Cheshire -1 14 £381 +1.66% 7
Merseyside - 4 £350 - 3
Lancashire -31 2 - - 4
Cumbria - 1 £400 - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 32 (43.24%) Java
2 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.68%) C#
3 19 (25.68%) Spring
4 17 (22.97%) .NET
4 17 (22.97%) Web Services
5 16 (21.62%) TDD
6 15 (20.27%) Oracle
6 15 (20.27%) HTML
6 15 (20.27%) OO
7 14 (18.92%) C++
8 12 (16.22%) Finance
8 12 (16.22%) IBM
9 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
9 11 (14.86%) SQL
9 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
10 10 (13.51%) jQuery
10 10 (13.51%) BDD
10 10 (13.51%) CSS
10 10 (13.51%) Eclipse
10 10 (13.51%) OOP
10 10 (13.51%) MVC
10 10 (13.51%) Games
10 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (12.16%) Hibernate
11 9 (12.16%) Middleware
11 9 (12.16%) Linux
11 9 (12.16%) C
11 9 (12.16%) Apple iOS
11 9 (12.16%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) Apache
2 2 (2.70%) CICS
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) Alfresco
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Intranet
2 3 (4.05%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) Modbus
3 2 (2.70%) Wireless
3 2 (2.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.41%) Big Data
4 4 (5.41%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.70%) DB2
6 2 (2.70%) MySQL
7 1 (1.35%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Eclipse
2 6 (8.11%) NetBeans
3 4 (5.41%) Calabash
3 4 (5.41%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.05%) Subversion
5 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.70%) JUnit
6 1 (1.35%) Ant
6 1 (1.35%) Maven
6 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 12 (16.22%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Games
3 6 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.41%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (59.46%) Developer
2 26 (35.14%) Software Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) Java Developer
4 9 (12.16%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.41%) UI Developer
7 4 (5.41%) iOS Developer
8 3 (4.05%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) ETL Developer
8 3 (4.05%) HTML Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Architect
8 3 (4.05%) CSS Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Senior Java Software Developer
9 2 (2.70%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Agile Coach
9 2 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) Spring
2 17 (22.97%) .NET
2 17 (22.97%) Web Services
3 15 (20.27%) HTML
4 10 (13.51%) jQuery
4 10 (13.51%) CSS
5 9 (12.16%) Hibernate
5 9 (12.16%) Middleware
6 8 (10.81%) WPF
6 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
6 8 (10.81%) JMS
7 7 (9.46%) .NET Framework
8 6 (8.11%) Java SE
8 6 (8.11%) Java EE
8 6 (8.11%) JPA
8 6 (8.11%) JAX-RS
8 6 (8.11%) JSP
9 5 (6.76%) HTML5
9 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (6.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.05%) New Media
2 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.05%) IPTV
3 2 (2.70%) Animation
3 2 (2.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.70%) Open Source
3 2 (2.70%) iPhone
3 2 (2.70%) iPad
3 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.70%) CAN bus
3 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.35%) Interactive TV
4 1 (1.35%) BBC
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.35%) MHEG
4 1 (1.35%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.16%) Linux
1 9 (12.16%) Apple iOS
1 9 (12.16%) Android
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) TDD
2 15 (20.27%) OO
3 10 (13.51%) BDD
3 10 (13.51%) OOP
3 10 (13.51%) MVC
3 10 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.81%) Scrum
5 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Unit Testing
6 6 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.11%) Migration
7 5 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.76%) ETL
7 5 (6.76%) iOS Development
7 5 (6.76%) Software Testing
8 4 (5.41%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.41%) Dependency Injection
8 4 (5.41%) Project Management
8 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.24%) Java
2 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
3 19 (25.68%) C#
4 14 (18.92%) C++
5 11 (14.86%) SQL
6 9 (12.16%) C
7 5 (6.76%) Python
7 5 (6.76%) Objective-C
8 4 (5.41%) Ruby
8 4 (5.41%) VC++
9 3 (4.05%) PHP
9 3 (4.05%) Groovy
10 2 (2.70%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.70%) ActionScript
11 1 (1.35%) Perl
11 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.35%) VB
11 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.05%) MCP
4 3 (4.05%) MCPD
4 3 (4.05%) MCTS
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Oracle
2 12 (16.22%) IBM
3 8 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.41%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.70%) Serena
6 1 (1.35%) Apple
6 1 (1.35%) OpenTV
6 1 (1.35%) Open Text
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