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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 77 73 76
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 57 64 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.79% 2.17% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 3.02% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -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
2330 2120 2237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.99% 71.94% 65.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1332 1072 1182
Average daily rate £375 £333 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £237 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 113 111
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -4 28 £350 -6.66% 36
Merseyside +11 14 £325 -7.14% 2
Cheshire -13 8 £325 +8.33% 13
Lancashire -23 3 - - 6
Cumbria - 1 - - 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 39 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (39.56%) JavaScript
3 35 (38.46%) HTML
4 34 (37.36%) Java
5 28 (30.77%) C#
6 26 (28.57%) .NET
7 24 (26.37%) Degree
7 24 (26.37%) HTML5
8 23 (25.27%) Oracle
8 23 (25.27%) Web Services
9 21 (23.08%) TDD
10 20 (21.98%) CSS
10 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
11 19 (20.88%) OOP
12 18 (19.78%) OO
12 18 (19.78%) ASP.NET
12 18 (19.78%) Spring
13 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
14 16 (17.58%) Finance
15 15 (16.48%) SQL
15 15 (16.48%) C++
16 14 (15.38%) MVC
16 14 (15.38%) Scrum
17 13 (14.29%) IBM
17 13 (14.29%) JMS
17 13 (14.29%) jQuery
18 12 (13.19%) Android
18 12 (13.19%) Linux
19 11 (12.09%) XHTML
20 10 (10.99%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 9 (9.89%) Umbraco
2 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.59%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.30%) iPlanet
4 3 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.20%) CICS
5 2 (2.20%) Apache
6 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) Internet
2 4 (4.40%) HTTP
2 4 (4.40%) Wireless
3 3 (3.30%) Modbus
3 3 (3.30%) Firewall
4 2 (2.20%) Intranet
4 2 (2.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (4.40%) Hazelcast
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.40%) Big Data
5 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.20%) MySQL
6 2 (2.20%) DB2
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.79%) Eclipse
3 7 (7.69%) NetBeans
4 5 (5.49%) Mercurial
4 5 (5.49%) JIRA
5 4 (4.40%) Calabash
5 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.40%) Subversion
5 4 (4.40%) Maven
6 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.69%) Games
3 5 (5.49%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 2 (2.20%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (60.44%) Developer
2 23 (25.27%) Software Engineer
3 16 (17.58%) Java Developer
4 10 (10.99%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.49%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Java Software Developer
8 4 (4.40%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.40%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.30%) CSS Developer
9 3 (3.30%) HTML Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) ETL Developer
10 2 (2.20%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (2.20%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (2.20%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.20%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.46%) HTML
2 26 (28.57%) .NET
3 24 (26.37%) HTML5
4 23 (25.27%) Web Services
5 20 (21.98%) CSS
6 18 (19.78%) ASP.NET
6 18 (19.78%) Spring
7 13 (14.29%) JMS
7 13 (14.29%) jQuery
8 11 (12.09%) XHTML
9 10 (10.99%) Middleware
10 8 (8.79%) RESTful
10 8 (8.79%) CSS3
11 7 (7.69%) JPA
11 7 (7.69%) JAX-RS
11 7 (7.69%) Hibernate
11 7 (7.69%) Java SE
11 7 (7.69%) Java EE
12 6 (6.59%) WPF
13 5 (5.49%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.69%) User Experience
3 6 (6.59%) Animation
4 4 (4.40%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.30%) Digital Media
5 3 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (3.30%) CAN bus
6 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.20%) New Media
6 2 (2.20%) Open Source
6 2 (2.20%) iPad
6 2 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.20%) iPhone
6 2 (2.20%) Informatics
6 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.20%) IPTV
7 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile Games
7 1 (1.10%) Firmware
7 1 (1.10%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.19%) Linux
1 12 (13.19%) Android
2 10 (10.99%) Windows
3 8 (8.79%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.40%) UNIX
4 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.08%) TDD
3 19 (20.88%) OOP
4 18 (19.78%) OO
5 14 (15.38%) MVC
5 14 (15.38%) Scrum
6 8 (8.79%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.79%) BDD
7 6 (6.59%) Migration
8 5 (5.49%) E-Commerce
8 5 (5.49%) ETL
8 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.49%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.49%) iOS Development
9 4 (4.40%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.40%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (4.40%) MVVM
9 4 (4.40%) Integration Testing
9 4 (4.40%) Automated Testing
9 4 (4.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.56%) JavaScript
2 34 (37.36%) Java
3 28 (30.77%) C#
4 15 (16.48%) C++
4 15 (16.48%) SQL
5 8 (8.79%) Python
6 7 (7.69%) C
7 5 (5.49%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.49%) Scala
8 4 (4.40%) XPath
8 4 (4.40%) XAML
8 4 (4.40%) Perl
8 4 (4.40%) Embedded C
9 3 (3.30%) VBScript
9 3 (3.30%) Ruby
10 2 (2.20%) AWK
10 2 (2.20%) sed
10 2 (2.20%) PHP
10 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (26.37%) Degree
2 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.10%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 23 (25.27%) Oracle
2 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.29%) IBM
4 5 (5.49%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.30%) VMware
7 2 (2.20%) Serena
8 1 (1.10%) Apple
8 1 (1.10%) Siemens
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