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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 66 80
Rank change year-on-year +16 +14  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 40 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.90% 1.91% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.62% 2.32% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 9
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +32.35%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.62%  

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 1104 1507 1143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.17% 82.21% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 912 655
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 32
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -11.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Stockport +9 6 - - 6
Salford +9 5 £413 +10.36% 2
Bolton -1 2 - - 1
Cheadle - 1 - -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 44 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.50%) Linux
4 27 (33.75%) Java
4 27 (33.75%) TDD
5 26 (32.50%) Scrum
5 26 (32.50%) HTML
6 24 (30.00%) REST
7 23 (28.75%) Node.js
8 20 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 19 (23.75%) Test Automation
10 17 (21.25%) Git (software)
11 16 (20.00%) SQL
11 16 (20.00%) Web Services
12 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
13 14 (17.50%) HTML5
14 13 (16.25%) OO
15 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
15 12 (15.00%) C#
15 12 (15.00%) C++
15 12 (15.00%) DevOps
16 11 (13.75%) .NET
16 11 (13.75%) Python
16 11 (13.75%) CSS
16 11 (13.75%) Spring
16 11 (13.75%) AngularJS
16 11 (13.75%) Ansible
17 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
17 10 (12.50%) Degree
17 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

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 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.25%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.00%) PaaS
3 3 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.50%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.50%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.50%) GitHub
4 2 (2.50%) IaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon CloudSearch
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.25%) DNS
2 1 (1.25%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.25%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) Hadoop
2 7 (8.75%) MySQL
3 6 (7.50%) Big Data
3 6 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.50%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.50%) Impala
5 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Git (software)
2 15 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 9 (11.25%) JUnit
4 6 (7.50%) Hudson
4 6 (7.50%) Jasmine
5 5 (6.25%) Gradle
5 5 (6.25%) NUnit
6 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.75%) Mocha
7 3 (3.75%) Subversion
8 2 (2.50%) Maven
8 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
9 1 (1.25%) ClearCase
9 1 (1.25%) ClearQuest
9 1 (1.25%) Grunt
9 1 (1.25%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.25%) LabVIEW
9 1 (1.25%) Mockito
9 1 (1.25%) RSpec
9 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Electronics
3 3 (3.75%) Games
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Military
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (52.50%) Developer
2 24 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 16 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (13.75%) Java Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Node.js Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Java Engineer
6 7 (8.75%) Java Software Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.50%) Data Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.00%) Architect
9 4 (5.00%) C++ Developer
9 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Graduate
10 3 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 3 (3.75%) Senior Java Engineer
10 3 (3.75%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) HTML
2 24 (30.00%) REST
3 23 (28.75%) Node.js
4 16 (20.00%) Web Services
5 14 (17.50%) HTML5
6 11 (13.75%) .NET
6 11 (13.75%) AngularJS
6 11 (13.75%) CSS
6 11 (13.75%) Spring
7 8 (10.00%) GStreamer
8 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
8 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (6.25%) CSS3
8 5 (6.25%) J2EE
8 5 (6.25%) jQuery
8 5 (6.25%) SOAP
9 4 (5.00%) Hibernate
9 4 (5.00%) Spring Boot
9 4 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.25%) Streaming Video
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Video on Demand
4 3 (3.75%) Interactive TV
4 3 (3.75%) MHEG
5 2 (2.50%) CCTV
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.50%) IPTV
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
6 1 (1.25%) BBC
6 1 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.25%) iPad
6 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.50%) Linux
2 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (7.50%) Ubuntu
3 6 (7.50%) Windows
4 5 (6.25%) Android
4 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.00%) CentOS
5 4 (5.00%) Debian
5 4 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.75%) TDD
3 26 (32.50%) Scrum
4 19 (23.75%) Test Automation
5 13 (16.25%) OO
6 12 (15.00%) DevOps
7 10 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (11.25%) Configuration Management
8 9 (11.25%) Kanban
8 9 (11.25%) Microservices
9 8 (10.00%) BDD
9 8 (10.00%) Open Source
10 6 (7.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
10 6 (7.50%) MVC
10 6 (7.50%) Supplier Management
10 6 (7.50%) UML
10 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.25%) OOP
11 5 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (55.00%) JavaScript
2 27 (33.75%) Java
3 16 (20.00%) SQL
4 12 (15.00%) C#
4 12 (15.00%) C++
5 11 (13.75%) Python
6 9 (11.25%) Bash Shell
7 6 (7.50%) C
7 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.75%) PHP
8 3 (3.75%) Scala
9 2 (2.50%) Apple Swift
9 2 (2.50%) ES6
9 2 (2.50%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.25%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.25%) Go
10 1 (1.25%) Korn
10 1 (1.25%) Perl
10 1 (1.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Degree
2 6 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.75%) Docker
2 4 (5.00%) KVM
2 4 (5.00%) LXC
3 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.50%) HDFS
4 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) Ansible
2 8 (10.00%) Puppet
3 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.00%) Packer
5 2 (2.50%) Salt
6 1 (1.25%) Terraform
6 1 (1.25%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Red Hat
2 4 (5.00%) Pega
2 4 (5.00%) VMware
3 3 (3.75%) OpenTV
4 2 (2.50%) Apigee
4 2 (2.50%) Google
4 2 (2.50%) MuleSoft
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) EMC
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.25%) Northgate
5 1 (1.25%) SAP
5 1 (1.25%) Serena
5 1 (1.25%) Wonderware
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 5 days ago