Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 60 101
Rank change year-on-year +18 +41 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 217 220 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.82% 3.19% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.69% 3.80% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 153 85
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +13.97%
10th Percentile £318 £320 £293
90th Percentile £638 £586 £549
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 28
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £35.63 £37.50 £32.35
90th Percentile £53.36 £42.50 £47.80
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% +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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4624 5782 6956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.35% 83.86% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3723 4214
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £586 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 169 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £23.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.89% -23.00% +64.97%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.15 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.10 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the North West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the North West

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the North West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the North West

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Engineering in the North West

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the North West region over the 6 months to 18 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 +15 130 £437 +2.71% 41
Lancashire +28 38 £535 +16.30% 8
Cheshire -8 32 £500 +5.26% 11
Merseyside +11 10 £375 -9.09% 2
Cumbria -3 2 - - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 111 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (35.94%) Java
2 78 (35.94%) Linux
3 74 (34.10%) Git (software)
4 73 (33.64%) JavaScript
5 62 (28.57%) TDD
6 60 (27.65%) Scrum
7 59 (27.19%) JIRA
8 58 (26.73%) Node.js
9 57 (26.27%) Test Automation
10 53 (24.42%) SQL
11 49 (22.58%) Coaching
12 47 (21.66%) Mentoring
13 44 (20.28%) Microservices
14 42 (19.35%) MongoDB
14 42 (19.35%) Kanban
15 41 (18.89%) Jenkins
16 40 (18.43%) NoSQL
16 40 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
16 40 (18.43%) MySQL
17 39 (17.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 38 (17.51%) DevOps
19 36 (16.59%) C#
20 35 (16.13%) Confluence
21 34 (15.67%) SDLC
22 33 (15.21%) Slack
22 33 (15.21%) Open Source
23 32 (14.75%) PostgreSQL
24 30 (13.82%) Python
24 30 (13.82%) BDD

Software Engineering
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 35 (16.13%) Confluence
2 12 (5.53%) nginx
3 10 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.76%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.30%) Apache Spark
5 5 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.92%) Kinematics
7 1 (0.46%) ArchestrA
7 1 (0.46%) CMS
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.21%) Slack
2 23 (10.60%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (3.23%) Amazon S3
5 6 (2.76%) GitHub
6 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (1.84%) PaaS
8 3 (1.38%) npm
8 3 (1.38%) SaaS
9 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.92%) Serverless
9 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.83%) HTTP
2 13 (5.99%) SMS
3 2 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (0.92%) DNS
3 2 (0.92%) Firewall
3 2 (0.92%) SAN
3 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.46%) Broadband
4 1 (0.46%) Converged Networks
4 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.46%) Internet
4 1 (0.46%) RS-422
4 1 (0.46%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (19.35%) MongoDB
2 40 (18.43%) MySQL
2 40 (18.43%) NoSQL
3 32 (14.75%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (9.22%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (8.76%) SQL Server
6 10 (4.61%) Relational Database
7 9 (4.15%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.69%) Big Data
9 6 (2.76%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.30%) DB2
11 4 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
14 1 (0.46%) OLAP
14 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 74 (34.10%) Git (software)
2 59 (27.19%) JIRA
3 41 (18.89%) Jenkins
4 23 (10.60%) Cucumber
5 17 (7.83%) JUnit
6 12 (5.53%) Jasmine
6 12 (5.53%) SonarQube
7 11 (5.07%) GitLab
8 9 (4.15%) Visual Studio
9 7 (3.23%) Gradle
10 5 (2.30%) ClearCase
10 5 (2.30%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.30%) Subversion
11 4 (1.84%) JProfiler
11 4 (1.84%) Mercurial
11 4 (1.84%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.38%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.38%) Hudson
12 3 (1.38%) Rational Statemate
General
1 24 (11.06%) Finance
2 7 (3.23%) Back Office
2 7 (3.23%) Retail
3 6 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.30%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.84%) Games
6 3 (1.38%) Automotive
7 2 (0.92%) Avionics
7 2 (0.92%) Banking
7 2 (0.92%) Electronics
7 2 (0.92%) Military
7 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 93 (42.86%) Software Engineer
2 75 (34.56%) Developer
3 32 (14.75%) Java Engineer
4 30 (13.82%) Java Software Engineer
5 29 (13.36%) Java Developer
6 28 (12.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (10.14%) Java Software Developer
8 18 (8.29%) Senior Software Engineer
8 18 (8.29%) Software Developer
9 14 (6.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 14 (6.45%) JavaScript Engineer
10 13 (5.99%) Linux Engineer
11 11 (5.07%) JavaScript Developer
12 10 (4.61%) Senior DevOps
12 10 (4.61%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 9 (4.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 9 (4.15%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 9 (4.15%) Technical Leader
14 8 (3.69%) Agile Developer
14 8 (3.69%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (26.73%) Node.js
2 29 (13.36%) CSS
3 28 (12.90%) .NET
3 28 (12.90%) REST
4 26 (11.98%) HTML
5 24 (11.06%) XML
6 22 (10.14%) JSON
7 21 (9.68%) Web Services
8 17 (7.83%) Spring
9 15 (6.91%) RESTful
9 15 (6.91%) WinForms
10 13 (5.99%) AngularJS
10 13 (5.99%) React
11 12 (5.53%) WPF
12 11 (5.07%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (4.15%) JPA
13 9 (4.15%) jQuery
14 8 (3.69%) HTML5
14 8 (3.69%) LEMP Stack
15 7 (3.23%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.53%) Clustering
3 8 (3.69%) User Experience
4 6 (2.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.38%) Interactive TV
5 3 (1.38%) MHEG
5 3 (1.38%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.38%) RIA
5 3 (1.38%) Video on Demand
6 2 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.46%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.46%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.46%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 78 (35.94%) Linux
2 39 (17.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (11.06%) Windows
4 8 (3.69%) CentOS
4 8 (3.69%) Debian
4 8 (3.69%) Ubuntu
5 6 (2.76%) Unix
6 3 (1.38%) Android
7 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (51.15%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (28.57%) TDD
3 60 (27.65%) Scrum
4 57 (26.27%) Test Automation
5 49 (22.58%) Coaching
6 47 (21.66%) Mentoring
7 44 (20.28%) Microservices
8 42 (19.35%) Kanban
9 40 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (17.51%) DevOps
11 34 (15.67%) SDLC
12 33 (15.21%) Open Source
13 30 (13.82%) BDD
14 25 (11.52%) Configuration Management
15 23 (10.60%) Continuous Delivery
15 23 (10.60%) SFIA
16 17 (7.83%) User Stories
17 16 (7.37%) Unit Testing
18 15 (6.91%) Integration Testing
19 14 (6.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 78 (35.94%) Java
2 73 (33.64%) JavaScript
3 53 (24.42%) SQL
4 36 (16.59%) C#
5 30 (13.82%) Python
6 25 (11.52%) Bash Shell
7 24 (11.06%) C++
8 21 (9.68%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.23%) C
10 6 (2.76%) Ada
10 6 (2.76%) Ruby
10 6 (2.76%) VB
11 5 (2.30%) Perl
11 5 (2.30%) Scala
12 3 (1.38%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.38%) Groovy
12 3 (1.38%) PHP
12 3 (1.38%) VBA
13 2 (0.92%) ECMAScript
13 2 (0.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.53%) Degree
4 4 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.07%) GPG13
1 11 (5.07%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) GDPR
2 1 (0.46%) IEC 62304
2 1 (0.46%) ISO 26262
2 1 (0.46%) MISRA
System Software
1 21 (9.68%) Docker
2 10 (4.61%) Xen
3 8 (3.69%) KVM
3 8 (3.69%) LXC
4 6 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (7.83%) Puppet
2 13 (5.99%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.07%) Ansible
4 8 (3.69%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.69%) Rancher
5 7 (3.23%) Kibana
5 7 (3.23%) logstash
6 6 (2.76%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 6 (2.76%) Packer
7 5 (2.30%) Icinga
7 5 (2.30%) Nagios
8 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.46%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 22 (10.14%) Red Hat
2 18 (8.29%) Oracle
3 11 (5.07%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.69%) Pega
5 7 (3.23%) VMware
6 5 (2.30%) Perforce
7 4 (1.84%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.84%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (1.38%) Cisco
8 3 (1.38%) OpenTV
9 2 (0.92%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.92%) Juniper
9 2 (0.92%) Meraki
9 2 (0.92%) NetApp
9 2 (0.92%) NVIDIA
9 2 (0.92%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.92%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.46%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.46%) Northgate
10 1 (0.46%) Twitter