The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 37 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.31% 0.30% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £39.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +8.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 302 322 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 94.97% 95.55% 91.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 211 155
Median daily rate £365 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.25 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Merseyside

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Merseyside

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Merseyside

Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 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
Liverpool - 1 - -
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
3 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Electronics
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) GitLab
3 1 (33.33%) RS-232
3 1 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Device Driver Development

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) GitLab
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Device Driver
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (33.33%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded C++
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby