Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 64 42
Rank change year-on-year +18 -22 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 95 109 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.52% 3.43% 4.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 4.17% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 70 86
Manchester median daily rate £440 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £349 £350 £309
90th Percentile £575 £646 £600
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Manchester median hourly rate - £37.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.05% +18.75%
North West median hourly rate £42.35 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +9.28% -8.82% +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 2,267 2,615 2,417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 84.09% 82.26% 82.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,525 1,671 1,566
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 101 85
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +2.56% +28.93%
10th Percentile £11.51 £12.83 £11.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £45.00
North West median hourly rate £24.75 £22.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -21.43% +33.19%

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 8 December 2019.

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
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 8 December 2019. 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 - 4 £488 - 10
Bolton -3 3 - - 3
Stockport +4 1 £385 +10.00% 16
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 43 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (40.00%) Java
3 28 (29.47%) JavaScript
4 24 (25.26%) .NET
5 23 (24.21%) AWS
6 22 (23.16%) Scrum
7 20 (21.05%) C#
8 19 (20.00%) Microservices
9 18 (18.95%) DevOps
9 18 (18.95%) Test Automation
9 18 (18.95%) TDD
10 16 (16.84%) HTML
10 16 (16.84%) CSS
10 16 (16.84%) Mobile App
11 15 (15.79%) User Experience
11 15 (15.79%) Software Delivery
11 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
12 14 (14.74%) Spring Boot
12 14 (14.74%) OO
12 14 (14.74%) .NET Core
12 14 (14.74%) Serverless
12 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (13.68%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (13.68%) Docker
13 13 (13.68%) GitHub
14 12 (12.63%) Amazon EC2
14 12 (12.63%) Banking
14 12 (12.63%) OOP
15 11 (11.58%) Migration
15 11 (11.58%) Linux

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 (4.21%) Confluence
2 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.05%) CMS
4 1 (1.05%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.21%) AWS
2 14 (14.74%) Serverless
3 13 (13.68%) AWS Lambda
3 13 (13.68%) GitHub
4 12 (12.63%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (10.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (9.47%) Azure
7 8 (8.42%) Amazon S3
7 8 (8.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (8.42%) GCP
7 8 (8.42%) SaaS
8 3 (3.16%) npm
8 3 (3.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.05%) CloudFront
9 1 (1.05%) IaaS
9 1 (1.05%) PaaS
9 1 (1.05%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.05%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.05%) DNS
1 1 (1.05%) GSM
1 1 (1.05%) HTTP
1 1 (1.05%) Internet
1 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (6.32%) MySQL
2 6 (6.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.11%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.05%) Amazon QuickSight
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.05%) Big Data
6 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.05%) Neo4j
6 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (10.53%) JIRA
2 10 (10.53%) Subversion
3 8 (8.42%) Selenium
4 7 (7.37%) Artifactory
4 7 (7.37%) GitLab
4 7 (7.37%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (6.32%) Maven
6 5 (5.26%) Ant
7 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.21%) Gradle
7 4 (4.21%) JUnit
7 4 (4.21%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.16%) Grunt
8 3 (3.16%) gulp
8 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 12 (12.63%) Banking
2 7 (7.37%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.26%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Electronics
4 2 (2.11%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Billing
5 1 (1.05%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (48.42%) Software Engineer
2 36 (37.89%) Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Java Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Senior Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Software Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Senior Software Developer
4 11 (11.58%) Senior Software Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Java Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Java Software Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Lead Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Lead Software Developer
8 6 (6.32%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) JavaScript Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Java Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) AWS Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Core Java Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (4.21%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (25.26%) .NET
2 16 (16.84%) CSS
2 16 (16.84%) HTML
3 14 (14.74%) .NET Core
3 14 (14.74%) Spring Boot
4 11 (11.58%) HTML5
5 9 (9.47%) AngularJS
5 9 (9.47%) React Native
6 8 (8.42%) Spring
7 7 (7.37%) Node.js
7 7 (7.37%) OAuth
8 6 (6.32%) REST
8 6 (6.32%) RESTful
9 5 (5.26%) CSS3
10 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.21%) Java EE
10 4 (4.21%) React
10 4 (4.21%) RxJava
10 4 (4.21%) Sass
10 4 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Mobile App
2 15 (15.79%) User Experience
3 7 (7.37%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.11%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.11%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.05%) BBC
6 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.58%) Linux
2 6 (6.32%) Android
3 4 (4.21%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.05%) Unix
4 1 (1.05%) Windows
4 1 (1.05%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.16%) Scrum
3 19 (20.00%) Microservices
4 18 (18.95%) DevOps
4 18 (18.95%) TDD
4 18 (18.95%) Test Automation
5 15 (15.79%) Software Delivery
6 14 (14.74%) OO
6 14 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (12.63%) OOP
8 11 (11.58%) Mentoring
8 11 (11.58%) Migration
9 10 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.47%) Pair Programming
11 8 (8.42%) BDD
11 8 (8.42%) Coaching
11 8 (8.42%) Web Application Development
12 7 (7.37%) Kanban
12 7 (7.37%) Machine Learning
12 7 (7.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.00%) Java
2 28 (29.47%) JavaScript
3 20 (21.05%) C#
4 10 (10.53%) TypeScript
5 8 (8.42%) Go
5 8 (8.42%) Python
6 7 (7.37%) SQL
7 6 (6.32%) ES6
7 6 (6.32%) ES7
7 6 (6.32%) ES8
8 5 (5.26%) Java 8
9 4 (4.21%) Apple Swift
9 4 (4.21%) Kotlin
9 4 (4.21%) Objective-C
9 4 (4.21%) Scala
10 3 (3.16%) PHP
11 2 (2.11%) C
11 2 (2.11%) C++
11 2 (2.11%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.11%) Degree
1 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) NCSC
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) Docker
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (2.11%) Terraform
3 1 (1.05%) Packer
3 1 (1.05%) Rancher
Vendors
1 7 (7.37%) Facebook
1 7 (7.37%) Twitter
1 7 (7.37%) YouTube
2 3 (3.16%) Atlassian
2 3 (3.16%) IBM
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle
3 2 (2.11%) Google
4 1 (1.05%) SAP