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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / North West
Rank 54 68 54
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 85 92 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.23% 2.39% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 2.97% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 41 52
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.58% +2.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £35.60 £35.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%

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
2153 3099 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.93% 80.56% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1888 1417
Median daily rate £405 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 107 101
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +39.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester +4 50 £400 +1.26% 53
Lancashire +13 22 £525 - 1
Cheshire +20 5 £400 +3.22% 7
Merseyside +2 3 £463 - 5
Cumbria - 1 - -
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 109 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (47.18%) TDD
3 72 (36.92%) JavaScript
4 67 (34.36%) Java
5 62 (31.79%) SQL
5 62 (31.79%) BDD
6 59 (30.26%) REST
7 58 (29.74%) Scrum
8 44 (22.56%) NoSQL
9 43 (22.05%) Web Services
10 42 (21.54%) Git (software)
11 39 (20.00%) Linux
12 35 (17.95%) OO
12 35 (17.95%) HTML
12 35 (17.95%) Unit Testing
12 35 (17.95%) Node.js
13 33 (16.92%) JUnit
14 32 (16.41%) Oracle
15 30 (15.38%) CSS
16 27 (13.85%) Finance
17 26 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
17 26 (13.33%) High Availability
18 25 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (12.82%) C++
18 25 (12.82%) XML
19 24 (12.31%) HTML5
20 23 (11.79%) RESTful
20 23 (11.79%) C#
20 23 (11.79%) .NET
21 22 (11.28%) JSON

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 11 (5.64%) Confluence
2 7 (3.59%) CMS
2 7 (3.59%) Sitecore CMS
2 7 (3.59%) Umbraco
3 6 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
3 6 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.56%) JBoss
5 4 (2.05%) GlassFish
5 4 (2.05%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.05%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.03%) Apache
7 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.03%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.51%) nginx
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.54%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (3.08%) Oracle Cash Management
1 6 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (3.08%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (3.08%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.51%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.72%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.13%) Slack
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.77%) HTTP
2 8 (4.10%) Internet
3 7 (3.59%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.03%) DHCP
4 2 (1.03%) DNS
4 2 (1.03%) Firewall
4 2 (1.03%) LAN
4 2 (1.03%) SAN
4 2 (1.03%) VLAN
4 2 (1.03%) WAN
4 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (22.56%) NoSQL
2 22 (11.28%) MySQL
3 19 (9.74%) MongoDB
4 18 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (8.72%) SQL Server
6 12 (6.15%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.10%) Couchbase
9 6 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (3.08%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (2.56%) Big Data
11 3 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.54%) DB2
12 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.03%) MarkLogic
12 2 (1.03%) QlikView
12 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (21.54%) Git (software)
2 33 (16.92%) JUnit
3 22 (11.28%) Jenkins
4 19 (9.74%) JIRA
5 15 (7.69%) Visual Studio
6 13 (6.67%) StarTeam
7 12 (6.15%) Subversion
8 10 (5.13%) Cucumber
9 9 (4.62%) Jasmine
10 6 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (2.56%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.56%) Maven
11 5 (2.56%) Selenium
12 4 (2.05%) Xcode
13 3 (1.54%) ClearCase
13 3 (1.54%) Hudson
13 3 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (1.54%) Rational Rhapsody
13 3 (1.54%) Rational Robot
13 3 (1.54%) VectorCAST
General
1 27 (13.85%) Finance
2 19 (9.74%) Games
3 11 (5.64%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.10%) Banking
5 6 (3.08%) Aerospace
5 6 (3.08%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.05%) Military
7 3 (1.54%) Avionics
8 2 (1.03%) Retail
8 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
9 1 (0.51%) International Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (50.26%) Developer
2 70 (35.90%) Software Engineer
3 23 (11.79%) Java Developer
4 18 (9.23%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (5.13%) .NET Developer
5 10 (5.13%) Lead Developer
5 10 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 10 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 9 (4.62%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (4.62%) Scala Software Engineer
7 8 (4.10%) Digital Developer
8 7 (3.59%) Android Developer
8 7 (3.59%) Java Engineer
8 7 (3.59%) Java Software Engineer
8 7 (3.59%) Lead Software Engineer
9 6 (3.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (2.56%) Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Principal Engineer
10 5 (2.56%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (30.26%) REST
2 43 (22.05%) Web Services
3 35 (17.95%) HTML
3 35 (17.95%) Node.js
4 30 (15.38%) CSS
5 25 (12.82%) XML
6 24 (12.31%) HTML5
7 23 (11.79%) .NET
7 23 (11.79%) RESTful
8 22 (11.28%) JSON
9 21 (10.77%) SOAP
10 20 (10.26%) Spring
11 18 (9.23%) React
12 16 (8.21%) AngularJS
13 15 (7.69%) Hibernate
14 14 (7.18%) .NET Framework
15 12 (6.15%) J2EE
16 11 (5.64%) Ajax
17 10 (5.13%) React Native
18 9 (4.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.74%) Mobile App
3 14 (7.18%) User Experience
4 4 (2.05%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.54%) Interactive TV
5 3 (1.54%) MHEG
6 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.03%) IPTV
6 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.03%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.03%) New Media
6 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.51%) Fintech
7 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 39 (20.00%) Linux
2 17 (8.72%) Android
2 17 (8.72%) Apple iOS
3 16 (8.21%) Windows
4 13 (6.67%) VME
5 9 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.10%) Unix
7 2 (1.03%) AIX
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (55.90%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (47.18%) TDD
3 62 (31.79%) BDD
4 58 (29.74%) Scrum
5 35 (17.95%) OO
5 35 (17.95%) Unit Testing
6 26 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (13.33%) High Availability
7 20 (10.26%) SDLC
8 17 (8.72%) OOP
9 16 (8.21%) Kanban
10 15 (7.69%) Mentoring
11 14 (7.18%) UML
12 13 (6.67%) Open Source
12 13 (6.67%) Web Development
13 12 (6.15%) Data Management
13 12 (6.15%) E-Commerce
13 12 (6.15%) Integration Testing
14 11 (5.64%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (5.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (36.92%) JavaScript
2 67 (34.36%) Java
3 62 (31.79%) SQL
4 25 (12.82%) C++
5 23 (11.79%) C#
6 13 (6.67%) COBOL
7 11 (5.64%) Objective-C
8 10 (5.13%) Scala
9 9 (4.62%) C
9 9 (4.62%) Ruby
10 8 (4.10%) Python
11 7 (3.59%) Perl
11 7 (3.59%) PHP
12 5 (2.56%) ES6
12 5 (2.56%) VB
13 4 (2.05%) Apple Swift
13 4 (2.05%) Delphi
13 4 (2.05%) Embedded C
13 4 (2.05%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.54%) Ada
Qualifications
1 14 (7.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.15%) Degree
3 8 (4.10%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) HND
6 1 (0.51%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) QA
2 6 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.05%) MISRA
4 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.03%) ISO26262
System Software
1 13 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.05%) Docker
3 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.03%) Firmware
3 2 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.54%) Terraform
2 2 (1.03%) Ansible
2 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 32 (16.41%) Oracle
2 13 (6.67%) HP
2 13 (6.67%) ICL
2 13 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.10%) Twitter
5 7 (3.59%) Sitecore
5 7 (3.59%) Xamarin
6 4 (2.05%) hybris
6 4 (2.05%) SAP
7 3 (1.54%) OpenTV
8 2 (1.03%) Cisco
8 2 (1.03%) Citrix
8 2 (1.03%) Google
8 2 (1.03%) Perforce
8 2 (1.03%) Sage
8 2 (1.03%) VMware
9 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.51%) Wonderware
9 1 (0.51%) Xilinx
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