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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 53 65 79
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 106 67 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.11% 2.47% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 3.42% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 36 18
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £309 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.57% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +1.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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
2509 1957 1590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.64% 72.27% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1411 1011 813
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £269 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 118 86
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Manchester +9 59 £325 -9.72% 33
Cheshire +5 21 £375 +15.38% 15
Lancashire +7 18 £400 - 3
Merseyside - - - - 2
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 109 (66.46%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (40.24%) Java
3 60 (36.59%) TDD
4 46 (28.05%) Linux
5 41 (25.00%) SQL
6 38 (23.17%) OO
7 37 (22.56%) Windows
8 35 (21.34%) JavaScript
9 34 (20.73%) Oracle
9 34 (20.73%) Scrum
10 33 (20.12%) Degree
10 33 (20.12%) BDD
11 32 (19.51%) Web Services
12 30 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (17.68%) XML
13 29 (17.68%) HTML
14 28 (17.07%) .NET
15 27 (16.46%) C++
15 27 (16.46%) Finance
16 26 (15.85%) Waterfall
17 25 (15.24%) JIRA
18 24 (14.63%) C#
19 23 (14.02%) Eclipse
20 22 (13.41%) Security Cleared
20 22 (13.41%) Git (software)
21 20 (12.20%) Internet
21 20 (12.20%) CSS
21 20 (12.20%) OOP
22 19 (11.59%) Spring
23 18 (10.98%) MVC

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (6.71%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.27%) Apache
2 7 (4.27%) Tomcat
3 6 (3.66%) Confluence
3 6 (3.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.22%) nginx
6 2 (1.22%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.22%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (1.22%) CICS
6 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.61%) JBoss
7 1 (0.61%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.61%) Zope
7 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.61%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Doxygen
2 4 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.22%) MS Office
4 1 (0.61%) MS Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.22%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.20%) Internet
2 12 (7.32%) HTTP
3 6 (3.66%) AMQP
4 5 (3.05%) Bluetooth
4 5 (3.05%) GSM
5 2 (1.22%) Wireless
5 2 (1.22%) ATM
5 2 (1.22%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.61%) Intranet
6 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.98%) Oracle Database
2 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.10%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.10%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.49%) MySQL
4 9 (5.49%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.88%) NoSQL
6 6 (3.66%) Big Data
6 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.66%) RDBMS
7 5 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.05%) Hazelcast
8 4 (2.44%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 4 (2.44%) Cognos Report Studio
8 4 (2.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 4 (2.44%) Cognos Transformer
8 4 (2.44%) Informix
8 4 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.83%) DB2
9 3 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (15.24%) JIRA
2 23 (14.02%) Eclipse
3 22 (13.41%) Git (software)
4 18 (10.98%) Subversion
5 16 (9.76%) Selenium
6 14 (8.54%) JUnit
7 11 (6.71%) Cucumber
8 10 (6.10%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (4.88%) Mercurial
9 8 (4.88%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.66%) Gradle
10 6 (3.66%) Ant
11 5 (3.05%) Maven
11 5 (3.05%) GoogleTest
12 4 (2.44%) Mockito
12 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio
13 3 (1.83%) PVCS
13 3 (1.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (1.83%) WebSpeed
13 3 (1.83%) NUnit
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 8 (4.88%) Banking
3 6 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.44%) Games
4 4 (2.44%) Legal
5 3 (1.83%) Military
5 3 (1.83%) Publishing
6 2 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (58.54%) Developer
2 38 (23.17%) Software Engineer
3 33 (20.12%) Java Developer
4 15 (9.15%) PHP Developer
5 7 (4.27%) Senior Developer
6 6 (3.66%) Designer
6 6 (3.66%) Oracle SOA Developer
6 6 (3.66%) SOA Developer
6 6 (3.66%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (3.66%) C# Developer
6 6 (3.66%) Test Engineer
6 6 (3.66%) UI Designer
6 6 (3.66%) Web Developer
6 6 (3.66%) Software Developer
6 6 (3.66%) Project Manager
7 4 (2.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (2.44%) .NET Developer
7 4 (2.44%) Technical Leader
7 4 (2.44%) PHP Web Developer
7 4 (2.44%) Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.51%) Web Services
2 29 (17.68%) XML
2 29 (17.68%) HTML
3 28 (17.07%) .NET
4 20 (12.20%) CSS
5 19 (11.59%) Spring
6 16 (9.76%) JSON
6 16 (9.76%) Java EE
6 16 (9.76%) jQuery
7 15 (9.15%) WSDL
8 14 (8.54%) JMS
8 14 (8.54%) J2EE
8 14 (8.54%) RESTful
9 13 (7.93%) HTML5
10 12 (7.32%) J2SE
11 11 (6.71%) AngularJS
12 9 (5.49%) Servlets
12 9 (5.49%) ASP.NET
12 9 (5.49%) CodeIgniter
13 8 (4.88%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.76%) Computer Science
2 11 (6.71%) Open Source
2 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.49%) Mobile App
4 7 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.05%) Informatics
5 5 (3.05%) User Experience
6 4 (2.44%) GIS
6 4 (2.44%) Online Banking
7 3 (1.83%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.83%) Interactive TV
7 3 (1.83%) IPTV
7 3 (1.83%) Raspberry Pi
7 3 (1.83%) BeagleBone
7 3 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.83%) MHEG
7 3 (1.83%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.22%) STB
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.05%) Linux
2 37 (22.56%) Windows
3 11 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.10%) Android
5 8 (4.88%) UNIX
6 7 (4.27%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.05%) AIX
8 4 (2.44%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.44%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.44%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.22%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (66.46%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (36.59%) TDD
3 38 (23.17%) OO
4 34 (20.73%) Scrum
5 33 (20.12%) BDD
6 30 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (15.85%) Waterfall
8 20 (12.20%) OOP
9 18 (10.98%) MVC
9 18 (10.98%) Test Scripting
10 17 (10.37%) Project Management
11 14 (8.54%) Unit Testing
11 14 (8.54%) Agile Project Management
12 13 (7.93%) Software Testing
13 11 (6.71%) Validation
14 10 (6.10%) Coaching
14 10 (6.10%) Test Planning
14 10 (6.10%) V-Model
14 10 (6.10%) User Stories
14 10 (6.10%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (40.24%) Java
2 41 (25.00%) SQL
3 35 (21.34%) JavaScript
4 27 (16.46%) C++
5 24 (14.63%) C#
6 18 (10.98%) C
6 18 (10.98%) PHP
7 10 (6.10%) Python
8 7 (4.27%) Objective-C
9 6 (3.66%) XPath
10 5 (3.05%) Perl
11 4 (2.44%) PHP5
11 4 (2.44%) Embedded C++
11 4 (2.44%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.83%) Delphi
12 3 (1.83%) VB
12 3 (1.83%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.83%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.83%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.83%) Ada
Qualifications
1 33 (20.12%) Degree
2 22 (13.41%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.32%) ISEB
4 10 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (6.10%) HND
5 9 (5.49%) DV Cleared
6 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.83%) PMP
7 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.22%) VCP4
8 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.22%) QA
1 2 (1.22%) ISO 9000
1 2 (1.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (5.49%) Puppet
2 6 (3.66%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 34 (20.73%) Oracle
2 11 (6.71%) Red Hat
2 11 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.10%) IBM
4 6 (3.66%) Atlassian
4 6 (3.66%) Google
5 5 (3.05%) Cognos
5 5 (3.05%) HP
6 4 (2.44%) VMware
7 3 (1.83%) SAP
7 3 (1.83%) Progress
7 3 (1.83%) OpenTV
7 3 (1.83%) Sculptor
7 3 (1.83%) Xamarin
8 2 (1.22%) Zend
8 2 (1.22%) Perforce
8 2 (1.22%) ESRI
8 2 (1.22%) Compuware
9 1 (0.61%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.61%) Siemens
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £370 per day + DOE
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