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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 61 99 101
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 106 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.79% 1.40% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 1.82% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 25 21
Median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 1
Median hourly rate £43.63 £37.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% -12.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
3072 2801 2313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.93% 76.99% 74.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1937 1659 1234
Median daily rate £415 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 121 96
Median hourly rate £31.25 £34.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £14.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.75 £53.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +29 61 £444 +18.40% 12
Manchester +2 31 £400 +6.66% 42
Lancashire -11 3 - - 2
Cumbria +7 2 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 152 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (45.10%) Java
3 106 (41.57%) TDD
4 80 (31.37%) Microsoft
5 74 (29.02%) Windows
6 71 (27.84%) Test Automation
7 62 (24.31%) Security Cleared
8 61 (23.92%) Continuous Integration
9 58 (22.75%) Finance
9 58 (22.75%) .NET
10 55 (21.57%) Web Services
11 49 (19.22%) JavaScript
12 47 (18.43%) XML
12 47 (18.43%) MS Excel
13 45 (17.65%) SQL
14 44 (17.25%) Linux
14 44 (17.25%) Spring
14 44 (17.25%) BDD
15 43 (16.86%) Integration Testing
15 43 (16.86%) SC Cleared
16 42 (16.47%) Degree
17 39 (15.29%) Windows Server
18 38 (14.90%) PowerShell
18 38 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 38 (14.90%) Scrum
19 37 (14.51%) C++
19 37 (14.51%) DevOps
19 37 (14.51%) Team Foundation Server
20 36 (14.12%) Active Directory
20 36 (14.12%) Migration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (8.63%) Skype for Business
2 21 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (7.84%) MS Exchange
4 14 (5.49%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.96%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.57%) Confluence
7 4 (1.57%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (1.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.18%) Jetty
8 3 (1.18%) Mule
9 2 (0.78%) JBoss
9 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.39%) Apache
10 1 (0.39%) CICS
10 1 (0.39%) IIS
10 1 (0.39%) WinCC
Applications
1 47 (18.43%) MS Excel
2 26 (10.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.57%) GitHub
3 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.18%) PaaS
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.02%) Skype
2 15 (5.88%) HTTP
3 8 (3.14%) RS-422
4 7 (2.75%) Internet
5 5 (1.96%) DNS
5 5 (1.96%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.57%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.18%) DHCP
7 3 (1.18%) SAN
7 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.78%) SMTP
8 2 (0.78%) SNMP
8 2 (0.78%) SSL
9 1 (0.39%) DVB
9 1 (0.39%) Network Security
9 1 (0.39%) Profibus
9 1 (0.39%) RS-232
9 1 (0.39%) RS-485
9 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.49%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.53%) NoSQL
2 9 (3.53%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.14%) MySQL
4 6 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.18%) DB2
6 3 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.18%) Redis
7 2 (0.78%) Big Data
7 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.39%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 37 (14.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (10.98%) Jenkins
3 25 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 25 (9.80%) SpecFlow
4 24 (9.41%) TestComplete
5 23 (9.02%) Selenium
5 23 (9.02%) Subversion
6 19 (7.45%) JIRA
7 17 (6.67%) JUnit
8 11 (4.31%) Gradle
9 10 (3.92%) Maven
9 10 (3.92%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (3.92%) Visual Studio
10 8 (3.14%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.75%) Cucumber
11 7 (2.75%) Mockito
12 6 (2.35%) ClearCase
13 5 (1.96%) Jasmine
13 5 (1.96%) QUnit
14 4 (1.57%) JsTestDriver
General
1 58 (22.75%) Finance
2 17 (6.67%) Banking
3 9 (3.53%) Local Government
4 8 (3.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.35%) Avionics
5 6 (2.35%) Retail
6 4 (1.57%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.57%) Electronics
6 4 (1.57%) Games
6 4 (1.57%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.78%) Marketing
8 2 (0.78%) Military
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (38.04%) Developer
2 73 (28.63%) Software Engineer
3 57 (22.35%) Java Developer
4 27 (10.59%) Software Developer
5 21 (8.24%) Consultant
6 19 (7.45%) Architect
7 17 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.27%) DevOps Consultant
8 16 (6.27%) Integration Consultant
9 14 (5.49%) Senior Java Developer
10 12 (4.71%) C++ Software Engineer
10 12 (4.71%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 11 (4.31%) Applications Developer
12 10 (3.92%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.92%) Designer
12 10 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
12 10 (3.92%) Java Engineer
13 9 (3.53%) Java Applications Developer
13 9 (3.53%) Senior Applications Developer
13 9 (3.53%) Senior Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (22.75%) .NET
2 55 (21.57%) Web Services
3 47 (18.43%) XML
4 44 (17.25%) Spring
5 31 (12.16%) JDBC
6 30 (11.76%) SOAP
7 28 (10.98%) J2EE
8 26 (10.20%) HTML
9 25 (9.80%) WSDL
10 24 (9.41%) JAXB
10 24 (9.41%) JAX-WS
11 23 (9.02%) XSLT
12 21 (8.24%) CSS
12 21 (8.24%) JSON
12 21 (8.24%) RESTful
13 16 (6.27%) HTML5
13 16 (6.27%) REST
14 15 (5.88%) Java EE
15 11 (4.31%) jQuery
16 10 (3.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.49%) User Experience
3 10 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.53%) Online Banking
5 6 (2.35%) MHEG
5 6 (2.35%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.96%) IPTV
7 4 (1.57%) Animation
7 4 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.57%) Interactive TV
7 4 (1.57%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.18%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.18%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) VAX
10 1 (0.39%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 74 (29.02%) Windows
2 44 (17.25%) Linux
3 39 (15.29%) Windows Server
4 38 (14.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.96%) Ubuntu
6 5 (1.96%) Unix
7 3 (1.18%) AIX
7 3 (1.18%) Android
7 3 (1.18%) CentOS
7 3 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.18%) Fedora
7 3 (1.18%) IRIX
7 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.78%) OpenVMS
8 2 (0.78%) Solaris
8 2 (0.78%) VMS
9 1 (0.39%) MVS
9 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (59.61%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (41.57%) TDD
3 71 (27.84%) Test Automation
4 61 (23.92%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (17.25%) BDD
6 43 (16.86%) Integration Testing
7 38 (14.90%) Scrum
8 37 (14.51%) DevOps
9 36 (14.12%) Migration
10 35 (13.73%) Unit Testing
11 32 (12.55%) Code Coverage
12 27 (10.59%) OO
13 25 (9.80%) System Integration Testing
14 24 (9.41%) AOP
14 24 (9.41%) Data Migration
15 23 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
15 23 (9.02%) Waterfall
16 22 (8.63%) Kanban
17 18 (7.06%) OOP
18 17 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 115 (45.10%) Java
2 49 (19.22%) JavaScript
3 45 (17.65%) SQL
4 38 (14.90%) PowerShell
5 37 (14.51%) C++
6 26 (10.20%) C#
7 24 (9.41%) C
8 18 (7.06%) Python
9 12 (4.71%) PL/SQL
9 12 (4.71%) Ruby
10 11 (4.31%) Ada
11 8 (3.14%) VB
12 7 (2.75%) PHP
13 5 (1.96%) Go
13 5 (1.96%) Scala
14 3 (1.18%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.18%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.18%) Perl
14 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 3 (1.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (24.31%) Security Cleared
2 43 (16.86%) SC Cleared
3 42 (16.47%) Degree
4 12 (4.71%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.14%) CCEA
5 8 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.18%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.78%) ISEB
8 2 (0.78%) PhD
9 1 (0.39%) HND
9 1 (0.39%) MCP
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.39%) OCP
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.39%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.35%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.39%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO26262
4 1 (0.39%) MISRA
4 1 (0.39%) SDET
System Software
1 36 (14.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.71%) vSphere
4 3 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.78%) Docker
6 1 (0.39%) Firmware
6 1 (0.39%) HDFS
6 1 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 35 (13.73%) SCCM
1 35 (13.73%) SCOM
2 8 (3.14%) Puppet
3 5 (1.96%) Ansible
4 4 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.18%) Salt
5 3 (1.18%) vRealize
6 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 80 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.98%) Oracle
3 17 (6.67%) IBM
4 16 (6.27%) VMware
5 8 (3.14%) Citrix
6 7 (2.75%) Perforce
6 7 (2.75%) Serena
7 5 (1.96%) Atlassian
8 4 (1.57%) OpenTV
9 3 (1.18%) Cisco
9 3 (1.18%) HP
9 3 (1.18%) NetApp
9 3 (1.18%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.78%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.78%) WSO2
11 1 (0.39%) BMC
11 1 (0.39%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.39%) Remedy
11 1 (0.39%) Siemens
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