The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 136 129
Rank change year-on-year +42 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 46 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.56% 0.71% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 0.75% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 7
Median daily rate £406 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £343 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £630 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £46.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.43% +26.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.35 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £48.15 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.89% +5.31%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2759 3624 3542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.75% 94.75% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2242 2012
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 132 207
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in the North West

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 Software Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in the North West

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in the North West

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 Software Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in the North West

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineer in the North West

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 Software Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester +20 21 £425 +3.65% 28
Lancashire - 10 - - 2
Cheshire +24 8 £375 -19.35% 5
Merseyside +4 4 £369 +5.35%
Cumbria -1 1 - -
Software Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 North West region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 68 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.88%) C++
4 20 (29.41%) Java
5 17 (25.00%) Linux
5 17 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
6 15 (22.06%) UML
7 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
7 14 (20.59%) SQL
8 13 (19.12%) C#
8 13 (19.12%) Ada
8 13 (19.12%) Rational DOORS
9 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
9 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 12 (17.65%) Degree
10 11 (16.18%) .NET
10 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
10 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
11 10 (14.71%) SDLC
11 10 (14.71%) Scrum
12 9 (13.24%) HOOD
12 9 (13.24%) Finance
12 9 (13.24%) Spring
12 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
12 9 (13.24%) Configuration Management
12 9 (13.24%) Windows
12 9 (13.24%) Rational Statemate
12 9 (13.24%) Avionics
12 9 (13.24%) NoSQL

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 2 (2.94%) Kinematics
2 1 (1.47%) Apache
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 2 (2.94%) RS-232
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) FTP
3 1 (1.47%) RS-422
3 1 (1.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) NoSQL
2 8 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 6 (8.82%) MySQL
4 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.41%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.94%) Big Data
7 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.47%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.47%) MS Access
8 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
3 11 (16.18%) Visual Studio
4 9 (13.24%) Rational Statemate
5 6 (8.82%) Jenkins
6 5 (7.35%) Mercurial
7 4 (5.88%) ClearCase
7 4 (5.88%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (4.41%) Jasmine
8 3 (4.41%) JUnit
9 2 (2.94%) JIRA
9 2 (2.94%) LabVIEW
9 2 (2.94%) Vagrant
10 1 (1.47%) ClearQuest
10 1 (1.47%) Hudson
10 1 (1.47%) Subversion
10 1 (1.47%) VectorCAST
General
1 9 (13.24%) Avionics
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.35%) Military
4 3 (4.41%) Electronics
4 3 (4.41%) Games
5 2 (2.94%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.94%) Marketing
6 1 (1.47%) Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 9 (13.24%) Spring
3 8 (11.76%) Node.js
3 8 (11.76%) XML
4 7 (10.29%) Qt
5 5 (7.35%) HTML
5 5 (7.35%) Web Services
6 4 (5.88%) jQuery
7 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.41%) HTML5
7 3 (4.41%) JSON
7 3 (4.41%) REST
7 3 (4.41%) SAML
8 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.94%) J2EE
8 2 (2.94%) JAXB
8 2 (2.94%) JiBX
8 2 (2.94%) RequireJS
8 2 (2.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 2 (2.94%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.88%) RIA
3 3 (4.41%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) CCTV
5 1 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (13.24%) Windows
3 4 (5.88%) Android
3 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 4 (5.88%) CentOS
3 4 (5.88%) Debian
3 4 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Unix
5 1 (1.47%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 28 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 15 (22.06%) UML
5 10 (14.71%) Scrum
5 10 (14.71%) SDLC
6 9 (13.24%) Configuration Management
6 9 (13.24%) HOOD
7 8 (11.76%) Unit Testing
8 6 (8.82%) OO
8 6 (8.82%) Open Source
8 6 (8.82%) Programme Management
8 6 (8.82%) TDD
9 5 (7.35%) Kanban
9 5 (7.35%) MVC
9 5 (7.35%) OOP
10 4 (5.88%) DevOps
10 4 (5.88%) Mathematics
10 4 (5.88%) Test Automation
11 3 (4.41%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.88%) C++
2 20 (29.41%) Java
3 14 (20.59%) JavaScript
3 14 (20.59%) SQL
4 13 (19.12%) Ada
4 13 (19.12%) C#
5 7 (10.29%) Python
6 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.88%) C
6 4 (5.88%) Perl
7 3 (4.41%) Apple Swift
7 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.94%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.47%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.47%) Groovy
9 1 (1.47%) PHP
9 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.65%) Degree
3 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.94%) HND
4 2 (2.94%) PhD
5 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Docker
2 4 (5.88%) KVM
2 4 (5.88%) LXC
3 2 (2.94%) Firmware
4 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Ansible
2 4 (5.88%) Packer
3 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) Wonderware InTouch
3 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.35%) Pega
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle
4 3 (4.41%) Xamarin
5 2 (2.94%) NVIDIA
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) EMC
6 1 (1.47%) Google
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Serena
6 1 (1.47%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) Wonderware
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago