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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 68 49 82
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +33
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 73 87 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 3.07% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.10% 4.21% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 34
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£375 £350 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £384 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £17.75 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £33.84 £40.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
2358 2068 1982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.44% 73.02% 67.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1392 1059 1023
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 115 93
Average hourly rate £24.50 £25.77 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -2.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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 -22 28 £350 -6.66% 28
Lancashire -4 20 £400 +45.45% 4
Cheshire -16 11 £385 +19.37% 17
Cumbria +5 3 £363 -
Merseyside - - - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 78 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.31%) Java
3 42 (32.31%) Degree
4 41 (31.54%) TDD
5 38 (29.23%) JavaScript
6 37 (28.46%) Oracle
7 36 (27.69%) HTML
8 31 (23.85%) .NET
9 29 (22.31%) C#
10 28 (21.54%) SQL
11 27 (20.77%) Web Services
11 27 (20.77%) Scrum
12 24 (18.46%) HTML5
13 23 (17.69%) Linux
14 22 (16.92%) SQL Server
14 22 (16.92%) Finance
14 22 (16.92%) Spring
15 21 (16.15%) Windows
15 21 (16.15%) Waterfall
16 20 (15.38%) OO
16 20 (15.38%) ASP.NET
16 20 (15.38%) C++
17 19 (14.62%) CSS
17 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
17 19 (14.62%) MVC
17 19 (14.62%) Git (software)
18 18 (13.85%) BDD
19 16 (12.31%) Oracle Database
19 16 (12.31%) Computer Science
19 16 (12.31%) JMS

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (8.46%) WebSphere
2 10 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 9 (6.92%) Umbraco
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.31%) CICS
6 3 (2.31%) iPlanet
7 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.54%) Apache
7 2 (1.54%) Confluence
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.77%) JBoss
8 1 (0.77%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.77%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.77%) MS Project
3 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.77%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.54%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.92%) HTTP
2 8 (6.15%) Internet
3 2 (1.54%) Wireless
3 2 (1.54%) AMQP
3 2 (1.54%) ATM
3 2 (1.54%) Intranet
4 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.77%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.31%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.62%) Hazelcast
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (4.62%) RDBMS
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (3.08%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 4 (3.08%) Cognos Report Studio
6 4 (3.08%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (3.08%) Cognos Transformer
7 3 (2.31%) MySQL
7 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.31%) DB2
8 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 19 (14.62%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.31%) Eclipse
3 14 (10.77%) JIRA
4 12 (9.23%) Subversion
5 9 (6.92%) Selenium
6 8 (6.15%) Mercurial
6 8 (6.15%) Cucumber
7 7 (5.38%) Jenkins
8 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.62%) Maven
8 6 (4.62%) JUnit
9 5 (3.85%) NetBeans
10 4 (3.08%) Calabash
11 2 (1.54%) Sinon.JS
11 2 (1.54%) Ant
11 2 (1.54%) Eclipse RCP
11 2 (1.54%) QUnit
11 2 (1.54%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.54%) Gradle
11 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.85%) Multimedia
4 4 (3.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Publishing
5 2 (1.54%) Games
5 2 (1.54%) Military
5 2 (1.54%) Banking
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 79 (60.77%) Developer
2 31 (23.85%) Java Developer
3 26 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 12 (9.23%) .NET Developer
5 9 (6.92%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.92%) Software Developer
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 6 (4.62%) SOA Developer
7 5 (3.85%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 5 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (3.08%) Web Developer
8 4 (3.08%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (3.08%) Cognos Developer
8 4 (3.08%) Senior Cognos Developer
8 4 (3.08%) iOS Developer
9 3 (2.31%) Java Engineer
9 3 (2.31%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.69%) HTML
2 31 (23.85%) .NET
3 27 (20.77%) Web Services
4 24 (18.46%) HTML5
5 22 (16.92%) Spring
6 20 (15.38%) ASP.NET
7 19 (14.62%) CSS
8 16 (12.31%) JMS
9 14 (10.77%) XML
9 14 (10.77%) jQuery
10 13 (10.00%) J2SE
11 12 (9.23%) J2EE
11 12 (9.23%) Java EE
12 10 (7.69%) Java SE
12 10 (7.69%) XHTML
13 9 (6.92%) WPF
13 9 (6.92%) RESTful
14 8 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (6.15%) CSS3
14 8 (6.15%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Computer Science
2 8 (6.15%) User Experience
3 6 (4.62%) Open Source
4 5 (3.85%) Animation
4 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.08%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.08%) Digital Media
5 4 (3.08%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.31%) Informatics
6 3 (2.31%) GIS
6 3 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.54%) STB
7 2 (1.54%) iPhone
7 2 (1.54%) iPad
8 1 (0.77%) Arduino
8 1 (0.77%) New Media
8 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.77%) IPTV
8 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.69%) Linux
2 21 (16.15%) Windows
3 13 (10.00%) Android
4 8 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.15%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.62%) UNIX
6 2 (1.54%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.77%) AIX
7 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.54%) TDD
3 27 (20.77%) Scrum
4 21 (16.15%) Waterfall
5 20 (15.38%) OO
6 19 (14.62%) MVC
7 18 (13.85%) BDD
8 15 (11.54%) OOP
9 14 (10.77%) Unit Testing
10 13 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.00%) Project Management
11 11 (8.46%) Service Delivery
12 10 (7.69%) Software Testing
12 10 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
13 8 (6.15%) Test Scripting
13 8 (6.15%) SOA
14 7 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (5.38%) Automated Testing
15 6 (4.62%) Validation
15 6 (4.62%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.31%) Java
2 38 (29.23%) JavaScript
3 29 (22.31%) C#
4 28 (21.54%) SQL
5 20 (15.38%) C++
6 9 (6.92%) C
7 7 (5.38%) Python
7 7 (5.38%) XAML
7 7 (5.38%) XPath
8 6 (4.62%) Objective-C
9 5 (3.85%) Scala
10 4 (3.08%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.31%) Perl
11 3 (2.31%) PHP
11 3 (2.31%) VBScript
12 2 (1.54%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.54%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.54%) sed
12 2 (1.54%) AWK
13 1 (0.77%) Jython
Qualifications
1 42 (32.31%) Degree
2 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.15%) ISEB
4 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.62%) HND
4 6 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.77%) PMP
7 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.77%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) Firmware
1 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) Puppet
1 2 (1.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 37 (28.46%) Oracle
2 19 (14.62%) Microsoft
3 12 (9.23%) IBM
4 8 (6.15%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 5 (3.85%) Cognos
6 4 (3.08%) VMware
7 3 (2.31%) SAP
8 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.54%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.77%) Atmel
9 1 (0.77%) Serena
9 1 (0.77%) Google
9 1 (0.77%) ESRI
9 1 (0.77%) Perforce
9 1 (0.77%) Compuware
9 1 (0.77%) HP
9 1 (0.77%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.77%) Siemens
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