Period
to 6 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 69 52
Rank change year-on-year +28 -17 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 36 75 121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 3.65% 2.65% 3.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.52% 3.07% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 55 84
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £318 £395 £336
90th Percentile £585 £675 £588
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £27.50
90th Percentile £33.75 - £42.53
North West median hourly rate £38.25 £42.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.93% +5.00% -5.33%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 797 2,440 2,768
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 80.91% 86.16% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 1,617 1,797
Median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £263
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 89
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -34.31% +37.84%
10th Percentile £9.19 £12.09 £12.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.96 £42.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year -3.16% - -32.14%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 12 (33.33%) REST
3 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 9 (25.00%) Java
3 9 (25.00%) Microservices
4 8 (22.22%) User Experience
4 8 (22.22%) Front End Development
4 8 (22.22%) Service Design
4 8 (22.22%) Prototyping
4 8 (22.22%) HTML
4 8 (22.22%) C
4 8 (22.22%) CSS
4 8 (22.22%) AWS
5 7 (19.44%) TDD
5 7 (19.44%) Degree
5 7 (19.44%) Lua
5 7 (19.44%) Docker
5 7 (19.44%) XML
5 7 (19.44%) SAML
5 7 (19.44%) Validation
5 7 (19.44%) Kong
5 7 (19.44%) Terraform
5 7 (19.44%) GitLab
6 6 (16.67%) Spring Boot
6 6 (16.67%) Systems Thinking
6 6 (16.67%) Spring
6 6 (16.67%) Python
6 6 (16.67%) Ansible
6 6 (16.67%) Go

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (2.78%) Apache
1 1 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.78%) Mule
1 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Autodesk Inventor
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) AWS
2 7 (19.44%) Kong
3 2 (5.56%) Azure
3 2 (5.56%) GCP
3 2 (5.56%) GitHub
4 1 (2.78%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) FTP
2 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.78%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.78%) IPsec
3 1 (2.78%) RS-232
3 1 (2.78%) RS-485
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) GitLab
2 4 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 4 (11.11%) JUnit
3 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) Gatling
4 1 (2.78%) Geb
4 1 (2.78%) Gradle
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.78%) Spock
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.56%) Electronics
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Designer
3 8 (22.22%) Senior Designer
4 7 (19.44%) Software Engineer
5 6 (16.67%) Interaction Designer
6 5 (13.89%) Senior Interaction Designer
7 4 (11.11%) UX Designer
8 3 (8.33%) Android Developer
8 3 (8.33%) Senior UX Designer
9 2 (5.56%) Applications Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Cloud Developer
9 2 (5.56%) Digital Designer
9 2 (5.56%) Digital UX Designer
9 2 (5.56%) Java Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (5.56%) Senior Digital Designer
10 1 (2.78%) Agile Developer
10 1 (2.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 1 (2.78%) Kernel Developer
10 1 (2.78%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) REST
2 8 (22.22%) CSS
2 8 (22.22%) HTML
3 7 (19.44%) SAML
3 7 (19.44%) XML
4 6 (16.67%) Spring
4 6 (16.67%) Spring Boot
5 5 (13.89%) SOAP
6 4 (11.11%) Gherkin
7 2 (5.56%) HTML5
7 2 (5.56%) Kafka
7 2 (5.56%) RESTful
8 1 (2.78%) Ajax
8 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.78%) Ember.js
8 1 (2.78%) Guice
8 1 (2.78%) JSON
8 1 (2.78%) Node.js
8 1 (2.78%) OAuth
8 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Native
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.00%) Microservices
2 9 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Front End Development
3 8 (22.22%) Prototyping
3 8 (22.22%) Service Design
4 7 (19.44%) TDD
4 7 (19.44%) Validation
5 6 (16.67%) Systems Thinking
6 5 (13.89%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (13.89%) DevOps
6 5 (13.89%) Scrum
7 3 (8.33%) Android Development
7 3 (8.33%) BDD
7 3 (8.33%) Information Security
7 3 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (5.56%) Coaching
8 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery
8 2 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.00%) Java
3 8 (22.22%) C
4 7 (19.44%) Lua
5 6 (16.67%) Go
5 6 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (5.56%) C#
6 2 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.78%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.78%) Java 8
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) SQL
7 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Docker
2 3 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Terraform
2 6 (16.67%) Ansible
3 3 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.78%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (2.78%) Grafana
4 1 (2.78%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Autodesk
2 1 (2.78%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) Informatica
2 1 (2.78%) MuleSoft
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Talend