Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 67 74
Rank change year-on-year +28 +7 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 129 104 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.54% 2.86% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.58% 3.42% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 76 49
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £366 £320 £284
90th Percentile £600 £500 £505
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Manchester median hourly rate £47.50 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.28% +8.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £36.25 £40.00 £33.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.13 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%

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 2310 3037 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 81.34% 83.41% 79.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1452 1894 1666
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £238
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 59 78
Manchester median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -19.48% +28.33%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.98 £10.93
90th Percentile £48.00 £41.95 £42.00
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £22.00 £30.08
% change year-on-year +36.36% -26.85% +53.25%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +10 27 £400 -6.43%
Stockport -2 7 - - 2
Cheadle +2 3 - -
Bolton -2 3 - - 1
Altrincham - 2 - - 1
Oldham - 1 - -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 63 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (38.76%) Linux
3 47 (36.43%) JavaScript
4 43 (33.33%) Java
5 42 (32.56%) TDD
6 41 (31.78%) Git (software)
6 41 (31.78%) Node.js
7 32 (24.81%) JIRA
8 27 (20.93%) Test Automation
9 26 (20.16%) Scrum
10 24 (18.60%) CSS
10 24 (18.60%) SQL
11 23 (17.83%) HTML
12 22 (17.05%) Jenkins
12 22 (17.05%) DevOps
13 20 (15.50%) NoSQL
14 19 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
14 19 (14.73%) JSON
14 19 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (14.73%) Mentoring
14 19 (14.73%) Coaching
15 17 (13.18%) C#
15 17 (13.18%) Windows
15 17 (13.18%) Open Source
16 16 (12.40%) MySQL
17 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
17 15 (11.63%) XML
17 15 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (11.63%) Bash Shell
17 15 (11.63%) MongoDB

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 11 (8.53%) Confluence
2 10 (7.75%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.10%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.10%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.55%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.78%) ArchestrA
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.75%) Slack
3 9 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.43%) Amazon S3
5 6 (4.65%) GitHub
6 4 (3.10%) npm
7 2 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.55%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.55%) PaaS
7 2 (1.55%) Serverless
7 2 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.08%) SMS
2 5 (3.88%) HTTP
3 3 (2.33%) DNS
4 1 (0.78%) Broadband
4 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.78%) Converged Networks
4 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.78%) Firewall
4 1 (0.78%) RS-422
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) NoSQL
2 16 (12.40%) MySQL
3 15 (11.63%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.10%) DB2
4 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.33%) Big Data
5 3 (2.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.78%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (31.78%) Git (software)
2 32 (24.81%) JIRA
3 22 (17.05%) Jenkins
4 11 (8.53%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.53%) GitLab
5 6 (4.65%) Hudson
5 6 (4.65%) JUnit
6 5 (3.88%) Gradle
7 4 (3.10%) Jasmine
7 4 (3.10%) Subversion
8 3 (2.33%) Maven
9 2 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.55%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.55%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.55%) JProfiler
9 2 (1.55%) LabVIEW
10 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (7.75%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Back Office
3 5 (3.88%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.10%) Retail
5 3 (2.33%) Automotive
5 3 (2.33%) Electronics
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Military
7 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (43.41%) Software Engineer
2 48 (37.21%) Developer
3 19 (14.73%) Java Developer
4 16 (12.40%) Java Engineer
5 15 (11.63%) Java Software Engineer
6 14 (10.85%) Java Software Developer
6 14 (10.85%) JavaScript Developer
7 13 (10.08%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (8.53%) JavaScript Engineer
8 11 (8.53%) Software Developer
9 10 (7.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 10 (7.75%) Senior Software Engineer
10 9 (6.98%) Technical Leader
11 8 (6.20%) Operations Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) AWS Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
12 6 (4.65%) Web Engineer
13 5 (3.88%) Agile Developer
13 5 (3.88%) C++ Developer
13 5 (3.88%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (31.78%) Node.js
2 24 (18.60%) CSS
3 23 (17.83%) HTML
4 19 (14.73%) JSON
5 15 (11.63%) REST
5 15 (11.63%) XML
6 14 (10.85%) RESTful
6 14 (10.85%) Web Services
7 12 (9.30%) .NET
8 11 (8.53%) Elastic Stack
8 11 (8.53%) Spring
8 11 (8.53%) WPF
9 10 (7.75%) WinForms
10 8 (6.20%) React
11 7 (5.43%) AngularJS
12 6 (4.65%) HTML5
12 6 (4.65%) JPA
13 5 (3.88%) CSS3
13 5 (3.88%) EJB
14 4 (3.10%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.20%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.10%) Interactive TV
3 4 (3.10%) MHEG
3 4 (3.10%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.33%) User Experience
5 2 (1.55%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.78%) CCTV
6 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.78%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.78%) RIA
6 1 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (38.76%) Linux
2 17 (13.18%) Windows
3 13 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.20%) CentOS
4 8 (6.20%) Debian
4 8 (6.20%) Ubuntu
5 6 (4.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (32.56%) TDD
3 27 (20.93%) Test Automation
4 26 (20.16%) Scrum
5 22 (17.05%) DevOps
6 19 (14.73%) Coaching
6 19 (14.73%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (14.73%) Mentoring
7 17 (13.18%) Open Source
8 15 (11.63%) Microservices
9 14 (10.85%) BDD
10 13 (10.08%) Kanban
11 12 (9.30%) Configuration Management
11 12 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (9.30%) Software Architecture
12 9 (6.98%) SDLC
12 9 (6.98%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.20%) Integration Testing
13 8 (6.20%) SFIA
13 8 (6.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 47 (36.43%) JavaScript
2 43 (33.33%) Java
3 24 (18.60%) SQL
4 17 (13.18%) C#
5 15 (11.63%) Bash Shell
6 14 (10.85%) C++
6 14 (10.85%) Python
7 10 (7.75%) C
8 8 (6.20%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.88%) Ruby
10 3 (2.33%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.55%) Ada
12 1 (0.78%) Ada 95
12 1 (0.78%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.78%) Perl
12 1 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) Degree
4 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.55%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.53%) GPG13
2 3 (2.33%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) IEC 62304
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 26262
3 1 (0.78%) MISRA
System Software
1 8 (6.20%) Docker
1 8 (6.20%) KVM
1 8 (6.20%) LXC
2 4 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) Ansible
2 7 (5.43%) Kibana
2 7 (5.43%) logstash
3 6 (4.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 6 (4.65%) Packer
4 5 (3.88%) Icinga
4 5 (3.88%) Nagios
5 4 (3.10%) Puppet
6 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.78%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 14 (10.85%) Red Hat
2 10 (7.75%) Oracle
3 6 (4.65%) Pega
4 5 (3.88%) VMware
5 4 (3.10%) OpenTV
6 2 (1.55%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco
6 2 (1.55%) Perforce
7 1 (0.78%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.78%) Genesys
7 1 (0.78%) Juniper
7 1 (0.78%) Meraki
7 1 (0.78%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.78%) NetApp
7 1 (0.78%) Northgate
7 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.78%) SAP
7 1 (0.78%) Serena
7 1 (0.78%) Twitter
7 1 (0.78%) Wonderware