Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Senior Software Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 218 236
Rank change year-on-year +30 +18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 18 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.32% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 6
North West median daily rate £488 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +2.42% -
10th Percentile £363 £373 £383
90th Percentile £538 £465 £459
England median daily rate £488 £425 £395
% change year-on-year +14.79% +7.59% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £41.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.30% +11.15% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £38.63 £42.00
% change year-on-year +16.50% -8.04% +12.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Senior Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Engineer in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Engineer in the North West

Senior Software Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Manchester +23 12 £525 +22.81% 3
Lancashire +11 3 - -
Cheshire +5 2 £375 -15.73% 2
Senior Software Engineer
England

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Senior 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 North West region featuring Senior Software Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 13 (72.22%) Node.js
4 12 (66.67%) Java
5 11 (61.11%) TDD
6 9 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (50.00%) SQL
6 9 (50.00%) MySQL
6 9 (50.00%) Open Source
6 9 (50.00%) MongoDB
6 9 (50.00%) NoSQL
7 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
7 8 (44.44%) JIRA
7 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (38.89%) Linux
8 7 (38.89%) Scrum
8 7 (38.89%) REST
8 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
8 7 (38.89%) Microservices
9 6 (33.33%) SDLC
10 5 (27.78%) Kanban
10 5 (27.78%) Pega
11 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
11 4 (22.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 4 (22.22%) Confluence
11 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
11 4 (22.22%) BDD
11 4 (22.22%) SMS

Senior Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (22.22%) Confluence
2 1 (5.56%) ArchestrA
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Slack
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (11.11%) Serverless
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 9 (50.00%) MySQL
1 9 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 9 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) Git (software)
2 8 (44.44%) JIRA
3 7 (38.89%) Jenkins
4 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 3 (16.67%) Jasmine
5 3 (16.67%) JUnit
6 2 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
7 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (5.56%) Rational Statemate
7 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Avionics
2 1 (5.56%) Military
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (72.22%) Node.js
2 7 (38.89%) REST
3 4 (22.22%) React
4 3 (16.67%) CSS
4 3 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (11.11%) HTML5
5 2 (11.11%) Sass
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.56%) jQuery
6 1 (5.56%) RequireJS
6 1 (5.56%) Spring
6 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Linux
1 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (61.11%) TDD
3 9 (50.00%) Open Source
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 7 (38.89%) Microservices
5 7 (38.89%) Scrum
6 6 (33.33%) SDLC
7 5 (27.78%) Kanban
8 4 (22.22%) BDD
8 4 (22.22%) Coaching
8 4 (22.22%) Integration Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
9 3 (16.67%) Case Management
9 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (16.67%) UML
10 2 (11.11%) Pair Programming
10 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) Ada
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.56%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Pega
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Wonderware