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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 45 42
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 38 66 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.88% 3.69% 3.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.56% 4.41% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 51
Median daily rate £406 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £48.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.41% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1067 1496 1285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.89% 83.67% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 907 688
Median daily rate £385 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.60% +8.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Manchester over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in Manchester

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Salford -1 7 £425 +17.24% 2
Oldham - 1 - - 6
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 59 (59.00%) JavaScript
2 56 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (49.00%) TDD
4 47 (47.00%) REST
5 42 (42.00%) Scrum
6 38 (38.00%) Web Services
6 38 (38.00%) BDD
7 36 (36.00%) Linux
7 36 (36.00%) SQL
8 34 (34.00%) HTML
9 32 (32.00%) Node.js
10 27 (27.00%) Java
11 25 (25.00%) JUnit
12 23 (23.00%) High Availability
13 22 (22.00%) HTML5
13 22 (22.00%) Git (software)
13 22 (22.00%) CSS
14 21 (21.00%) NoSQL
15 20 (20.00%) RESTful
16 19 (19.00%) AngularJS
17 18 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (18.00%) OO
17 18 (18.00%) HTTP
18 17 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
19 16 (16.00%) Finance
20 15 (15.00%) .NET
21 14 (14.00%) Games
21 14 (14.00%) Kanban
22 13 (13.00%) JSON
22 13 (13.00%) Computer Science

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 4 (4.00%) Confluence
2 3 (3.00%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.00%) CMS
3 2 (2.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.00%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.00%) Slack
4 3 (3.00%) PaaS
5 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.00%) GitHub
5 2 (2.00%) IaaS
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.00%) NoSQL
2 13 (13.00%) MySQL
3 11 (11.00%) MongoDB
4 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 9 (9.00%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (6.00%) Hadoop
7 5 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (4.00%) Big Data
9 3 (3.00%) Couchbase
9 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
10 2 (2.00%) Apache Hive
10 2 (2.00%) Impala
10 2 (2.00%) MarkLogic
10 2 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (25.00%) JUnit
2 22 (22.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (9.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.00%) Jasmine
5 7 (7.00%) JIRA
6 5 (5.00%) NUnit
7 4 (4.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (3.00%) Babel
8 3 (3.00%) Subversion
8 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.00%) webpack
9 2 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.00%) GoCD
9 2 (2.00%) Hudson
9 2 (2.00%) Mercurial
9 2 (2.00%) Mocha
9 2 (2.00%) Selenium
9 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (2.00%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (16.00%) Finance
2 14 (14.00%) Games
3 8 (8.00%) Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Electronics
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (59.00%) Developer
2 25 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 22 (22.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 12 (12.00%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.00%) Scala Software Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Software Developer
6 7 (7.00%) Node.js Developer
7 6 (6.00%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Digital Developer
8 5 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.00%) Graduate
9 4 (4.00%) Consultant
9 4 (4.00%) Data Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Lead Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Architect
10 3 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.00%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.00%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (47.00%) REST
2 38 (38.00%) Web Services
3 34 (34.00%) HTML
4 32 (32.00%) Node.js
5 22 (22.00%) CSS
5 22 (22.00%) HTML5
6 20 (20.00%) RESTful
7 19 (19.00%) AngularJS
8 15 (15.00%) .NET
9 13 (13.00%) JSON
10 12 (12.00%) XML
11 10 (10.00%) React
12 9 (9.00%) Spring
13 8 (8.00%) CSS3
13 8 (8.00%) Hibernate
13 8 (8.00%) J2EE
13 8 (8.00%) Java EE
13 8 (8.00%) JPA
13 8 (8.00%) SOAP
13 8 (8.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.00%) Streaming Video
5 4 (4.00%) 3D Graphics
6 3 (3.00%) User Experience
7 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.00%) IPTV
8 1 (1.00%) BBC
8 1 (1.00%) iPad
8 1 (1.00%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.00%) New Media
8 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (36.00%) Linux
2 12 (12.00%) Apple iOS
3 11 (11.00%) Android
4 10 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.00%) Unix
6 5 (5.00%) Windows
7 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.00%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (49.00%) TDD
3 42 (42.00%) Scrum
4 38 (38.00%) BDD
5 23 (23.00%) High Availability
6 18 (18.00%) OO
7 17 (17.00%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (14.00%) Kanban
9 12 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (11.00%) Unit Testing
11 9 (9.00%) Open Source
12 8 (8.00%) Data Modelling
12 8 (8.00%) DevOps
13 7 (7.00%) OOP
14 6 (6.00%) API Development
14 6 (6.00%) Microservices
14 6 (6.00%) Multithreading
14 6 (6.00%) SDLC
14 6 (6.00%) Supplier Management
14 6 (6.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (59.00%) JavaScript
2 36 (36.00%) SQL
3 27 (27.00%) Java
4 13 (13.00%) C#
5 11 (11.00%) Scala
6 10 (10.00%) Python
7 8 (8.00%) C++
8 6 (6.00%) ES6
9 5 (5.00%) PHP
10 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.00%) ECMAScript
12 2 (2.00%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.00%) C
12 2 (2.00%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.00%) Go
12 2 (2.00%) Korn
12 2 (2.00%) Lua
12 2 (2.00%) Objective-C
12 2 (2.00%) Perl
12 2 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) QA
2 2 (2.00%) ISO26262
2 2 (2.00%) MISRA
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Docker
2 2 (2.00%) HDFS
2 2 (2.00%) vSphere
3 1 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Ansible
2 6 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (6.00%) Puppet
3 2 (2.00%) Salt
3 2 (2.00%) Terraform
4 1 (1.00%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.00%) Oracle
3 4 (4.00%) Twitter
4 3 (3.00%) Google
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.00%) Apigee
5 2 (2.00%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.00%) Northgate
5 2 (2.00%) Perforce
5 2 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.00%) VMware
5 2 (2.00%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.00%) Capita
6 1 (1.00%) HP
6 1 (1.00%) ICL
6 1 (1.00%) SAP
6 1 (1.00%) Wonderware
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