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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 51 95 113
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 136 63 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.50% 1.72% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.27% 2.22% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 34 20
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 £283 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.88% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
Median hourly rate £43.63 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
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
3184 2840 2308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.96% 77.47% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1975 1629 1216
Median daily rate £422 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 131 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.09 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +34 79 £425 +13.33% 11
Manchester +12 41 £410 +9.33% 46
Lancashire -1 3 - - 4
Merseyside -4 1 £350 +16.66% 3
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 137 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (43.32%) Java
3 98 (39.68%) TDD
4 75 (30.36%) Microsoft
4 75 (30.36%) Windows
5 66 (26.72%) Security Cleared
5 66 (26.72%) Test Automation
6 60 (24.29%) .NET
7 52 (21.05%) JavaScript
8 51 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (20.24%) Finance
9 50 (20.24%) Web Services
10 49 (19.84%) SQL
10 49 (19.84%) SC Cleared
11 48 (19.43%) Linux
12 47 (19.03%) XML
13 43 (17.41%) C++
14 42 (17.00%) MS Excel
14 42 (17.00%) Degree
15 39 (15.79%) Scrum
15 39 (15.79%) Windows Server
16 38 (15.38%) PowerShell
16 38 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
17 37 (14.98%) Spring
18 36 (14.57%) Active Directory
19 35 (14.17%) SCCM
19 35 (14.17%) SCOM
19 35 (14.17%) Team Foundation Server
20 34 (13.77%) BDD
20 34 (13.77%) Integration Testing

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 (8.91%) Skype for Business
2 21 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 20 (8.10%) MS Exchange
4 12 (4.86%) WebSphere
5 9 (3.64%) Node.js
6 6 (2.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.62%) Confluence
8 4 (1.62%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.62%) JBoss
8 4 (1.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (1.62%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.21%) Apache
10 2 (0.81%) Jetty
10 2 (0.81%) Mule
10 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.40%) CICS
11 1 (0.40%) IIS
11 1 (0.40%) WinCC
Applications
1 42 (17.00%) MS Excel
2 26 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.40%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.31%) Skype
2 18 (7.29%) HTTP
3 7 (2.83%) Bluetooth
4 6 (2.43%) Internet
4 6 (2.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.02%) DNS
5 5 (2.02%) Ethernet
5 5 (2.02%) RS-422
6 3 (1.21%) DHCP
6 3 (1.21%) GSM
6 3 (1.21%) SAN
7 2 (0.81%) SMTP
7 2 (0.81%) SNMP
7 2 (0.81%) SSL
8 1 (0.40%) DVB
8 1 (0.40%) Network Security
8 1 (0.40%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.86%) NoSQL
3 11 (4.45%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.43%) MySQL
7 5 (2.02%) DB2
8 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.81%) Redis
10 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (14.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (11.34%) Git (software)
3 24 (9.72%) Jenkins
4 21 (8.50%) Selenium
4 21 (8.50%) SpecFlow
5 20 (8.10%) TestComplete
6 19 (7.69%) Subversion
7 17 (6.88%) Visual Studio
8 15 (6.07%) JIRA
8 15 (6.07%) JUnit
9 12 (4.86%) Rational DOORS
10 11 (4.45%) Maven
11 10 (4.05%) Gradle
12 8 (3.24%) ClearCase
13 7 (2.83%) Cucumber
14 6 (2.43%) Mockito
14 6 (2.43%) TeamCity
15 4 (1.62%) FindBugs
15 4 (1.62%) Rational Rhapsody
15 4 (1.62%) SonarQube
General
1 50 (20.24%) Finance
2 17 (6.88%) Banking
3 9 (3.64%) Local Government
4 8 (3.24%) Avionics
4 8 (3.24%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.43%) Games
6 5 (2.02%) Electronics
6 5 (2.02%) Retail
7 4 (1.62%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.62%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.21%) Military
8 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.81%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (39.68%) Developer
2 78 (31.58%) Software Engineer
3 52 (21.05%) Java Developer
4 32 (12.96%) Software Developer
5 19 (7.69%) Architect
6 18 (7.29%) Consultant
7 15 (6.07%) C++ Software Engineer
7 15 (6.07%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 14 (5.67%) Integration Consultant
9 13 (5.26%) DevOps Consultant
10 12 (4.86%) .NET Developer
11 11 (4.45%) Senior Developer
12 10 (4.05%) Ada Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Agile Developer
12 10 (4.05%) C Software Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.05%) Designer
13 9 (3.64%) .NET Software Developer
13 9 (3.64%) Ada Software Engineer
13 9 (3.64%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (24.29%) .NET
2 50 (20.24%) Web Services
3 47 (19.03%) XML
4 37 (14.98%) Spring
5 32 (12.96%) HTML
6 26 (10.53%) XSLT
7 24 (9.72%) SOAP
8 21 (8.50%) JDBC
9 20 (8.10%) CSS
9 20 (8.10%) J2EE
10 19 (7.69%) JSON
10 19 (7.69%) REST
11 18 (7.29%) WSDL
12 17 (6.88%) RESTful
13 16 (6.48%) Java EE
14 14 (5.67%) HTML5
14 14 (5.67%) JAXB
14 14 (5.67%) JAX-WS
15 13 (5.26%) .NET Framework
15 13 (5.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (5.26%) User Experience
2 11 (4.45%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.64%) Online Banking
4 8 (3.24%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.43%) MHEG
6 5 (2.02%) IPTV
7 4 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.62%) Interactive TV
7 4 (1.62%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.21%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.21%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (1.21%) Replication
8 3 (1.21%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.81%) VAX
10 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.40%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.40%) Psychology
Operating Systems
1 75 (30.36%) Windows
2 48 (19.43%) Linux
3 39 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 38 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (6.07%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.43%) Unix
7 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.62%) AIX
9 3 (1.21%) Android
9 3 (1.21%) IRIX
10 2 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.81%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.81%) Solaris
10 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.81%) VMS
10 2 (0.81%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.40%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (55.47%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (39.68%) TDD
3 66 (26.72%) Test Automation
4 51 (20.65%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (15.79%) Scrum
6 34 (13.77%) BDD
6 34 (13.77%) Integration Testing
6 34 (13.77%) Migration
7 29 (11.74%) OO
8 28 (11.34%) Unit Testing
9 27 (10.93%) Code Coverage
10 24 (9.72%) Data Migration
10 24 (9.72%) DevOps
11 22 (8.91%) MVC
12 18 (7.29%) SDLC
13 15 (6.07%) OOP
13 15 (6.07%) System Integration Testing
14 14 (5.67%) AOP
14 14 (5.67%) Waterfall
15 13 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (43.32%) Java
2 52 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 49 (19.84%) SQL
4 43 (17.41%) C++
5 38 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 34 (13.77%) C#
7 27 (10.93%) C
8 16 (6.48%) Python
9 13 (5.26%) Ada
10 11 (4.45%) Ruby
11 8 (3.24%) Scala
12 7 (2.83%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.83%) VB
13 6 (2.43%) PHP
14 4 (1.62%) Go
14 4 (1.62%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.21%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.21%) Perl
15 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 49 (19.84%) SC Cleared
3 42 (17.00%) Degree
4 15 (6.07%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.43%) CCEA
5 6 (2.43%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.81%) HND
7 2 (0.81%) ISEB
7 2 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.81%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.81%) PhD
8 1 (0.40%) MCP
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) OCP
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.40%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.43%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.40%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) ISO26262
2 1 (0.40%) MISRA
2 1 (0.40%) SDET
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (14.57%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.86%) vSphere
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.81%) Docker
6 1 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 35 (14.17%) SCCM
1 35 (14.17%) SCOM
2 3 (1.21%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.21%) Puppet
2 3 (1.21%) vRealize
3 2 (0.81%) Ansible
3 2 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.81%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.81%) Mesos
Vendors
1 75 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.34%) Oracle
3 16 (6.48%) VMware
4 15 (6.07%) IBM
5 8 (3.24%) Perforce
6 7 (2.83%) Serena
7 6 (2.43%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.43%) Citrix
8 4 (1.62%) OpenTV
9 3 (1.21%) Cisco
9 3 (1.21%) NetApp
10 2 (0.81%) HP
10 2 (0.81%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.81%) WSO2
11 1 (0.40%) BMC
11 1 (0.40%) CA
11 1 (0.40%) Remedy
11 1 (0.40%) SAP
11 1 (0.40%) Siemens
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Palm Mason
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago