Period
to 18 November 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 43 61
Rank change year-on-year -23 +18 +41
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 202 217 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.44% 3.82% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.15% 4.64% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 184 153
North West median daily rate £439 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £350 £318 £320
90th Percentile £625 £638 £586
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 16
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.63 £37.50
90th Percentile £41.90 £53.36 £42.50
England median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.57% +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 4,862 4,680 5,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.90% 82.28% 84.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,087 2,987 3,760
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £259
90th Percentile £575 £586 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 205 178
North West median hourly rate £21.76 £28.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +27.27% -27.03%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.73 £11.43
90th Percentile £51.05 £50.53 £53.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 2018. 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 -20 106 £438 +0.23% 147
Lancashire -4 56 £450 -15.89% 15
Cheshire +13 38 £438 -12.50% 31
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 120 (59.41%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (39.11%) Java
3 61 (30.20%) BDD
4 53 (26.24%) TDD
5 44 (21.78%) JavaScript
6 43 (21.29%) .NET
6 43 (21.29%) Git (software)
7 39 (19.31%) Test Automation
8 37 (18.32%) Spring
9 36 (17.82%) C#
10 35 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
11 32 (15.84%) SDLC
11 32 (15.84%) Linux
12 30 (14.85%) HTML
12 30 (14.85%) SQL
12 30 (14.85%) Node.js
12 30 (14.85%) Jenkins
13 29 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
13 29 (14.36%) Microservices
14 28 (13.86%) Coaching
15 27 (13.37%) CSS
15 27 (13.37%) Python
15 27 (13.37%) JIRA
15 27 (13.37%) Selenium
16 26 (12.87%) Unit Testing
16 26 (12.87%) REST
17 25 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
18 23 (11.39%) SQL Server
19 22 (10.89%) Scrum
19 22 (10.89%) Integration Testing

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 19 (9.41%) Confluence
2 6 (2.97%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.49%) Apache
4 3 (1.49%) JBoss
5 2 (0.99%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.99%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) CATIA
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.48%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.50%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (7.92%) Slack
4 11 (5.45%) SaaS
5 10 (4.95%) PaaS
6 7 (3.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.97%) GitHub
7 6 (2.97%) IaaS
8 3 (1.49%) Boomi
8 3 (1.49%) iPaaS
8 3 (1.49%) npm
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.50%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.50%) Office 365
10 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.50%) Firewall
2 1 (0.50%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.50%) RS-232
2 1 (0.50%) RS-485
2 1 (0.50%) SSH
2 1 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
2 23 (11.39%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.45%) MySQL
4 9 (4.46%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.96%) Big Data
5 8 (3.96%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.97%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.48%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.98%) Amazon Aurora
8 4 (1.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (1.98%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (1.49%) GIS
9 3 (1.49%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.99%) HBase
10 2 (0.99%) Neo4j
10 2 (0.99%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 43 (21.29%) Git (software)
2 30 (14.85%) Jenkins
3 27 (13.37%) JIRA
3 27 (13.37%) Selenium
4 18 (8.91%) JMeter
5 14 (6.93%) JUnit
6 12 (5.94%) GitLab
6 12 (5.94%) HP UFT
6 12 (5.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (5.45%) LoadRunner
7 11 (5.45%) Maven
8 10 (4.95%) Jasmine
9 9 (4.46%) Burp Suite
10 7 (3.47%) Cucumber
10 7 (3.47%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.48%) Spock
11 5 (2.48%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.48%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.98%) LabVIEW
12 4 (1.98%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (3.96%) Law
2 6 (2.97%) Finance
3 5 (2.48%) Automotive
3 5 (2.48%) Banking
4 4 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.49%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.49%) Retail
6 2 (0.99%) Games
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Avionics
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Marketing
7 1 (0.50%) Military
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (36.63%) Software Engineer
2 53 (26.24%) Developer
3 24 (11.88%) Java Engineer
4 22 (10.89%) Test Engineer
5 19 (9.41%) Java Developer
6 18 (8.91%) .NET Developer
7 17 (8.42%) Java Software Engineer
8 12 (5.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 11 (5.45%) C# Developer
10 9 (4.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.46%) C++ Software Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (3.96%) Software Test Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) Data Engineer
12 7 (3.47%) Designer
12 7 (3.47%) Senior Test Engineer
13 6 (2.97%) Architect
13 6 (2.97%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 6 (2.97%) DevOps Engineer
14 5 (2.48%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (21.29%) .NET
2 37 (18.32%) Spring
3 30 (14.85%) HTML
3 30 (14.85%) Node.js
4 27 (13.37%) CSS
5 26 (12.87%) REST
6 20 (9.90%) Spring Boot
7 15 (7.43%) ASP.NET
8 14 (6.93%) React
9 13 (6.44%) XML
10 11 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
11 10 (4.95%) Hibernate
11 10 (4.95%) Spring Security
12 9 (4.46%) J2EE
13 8 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (3.96%) XHTML
14 7 (3.47%) Ajax
14 7 (3.47%) AngularJS
14 7 (3.47%) Java EE
14 7 (3.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.89%) User Experience
2 10 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.96%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.47%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.97%) Wiki
6 5 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.98%) Cloud Native
7 4 (1.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.98%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.49%) NHS
9 2 (0.99%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (0.99%) Blog
9 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.50%) CMDB
10 1 (0.50%) Life Science
10 1 (0.50%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.84%) Linux
2 15 (7.43%) CentOS
3 14 (6.93%) Windows
4 6 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.98%) Unix
6 3 (1.49%) Android
6 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.50%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (59.41%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (30.20%) BDD
3 53 (26.24%) TDD
4 39 (19.31%) Test Automation
5 32 (15.84%) SDLC
6 29 (14.36%) Continuous Integration
6 29 (14.36%) Microservices
7 28 (13.86%) Coaching
8 26 (12.87%) Unit Testing
9 22 (10.89%) Integration Testing
9 22 (10.89%) Mentoring
9 22 (10.89%) Scrum
9 22 (10.89%) Waterfall
10 21 (10.40%) Open Source
11 20 (9.90%) MVC
12 19 (9.41%) DevOps
12 19 (9.41%) Pair Programming
13 15 (7.43%) Kanban
13 15 (7.43%) SFIA
13 15 (7.43%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 79 (39.11%) Java
2 44 (21.78%) JavaScript
3 36 (17.82%) C#
4 30 (14.85%) SQL
5 27 (13.37%) Python
6 18 (8.91%) C++
7 17 (8.42%) C
7 17 (8.42%) Java 8
8 6 (2.97%) PHP
9 5 (2.48%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.98%) Ada
10 4 (1.98%) Perl
10 4 (1.98%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.98%) Ruby
10 4 (1.98%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.98%) VB
11 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.49%) ES6
11 3 (1.49%) Scala
11 3 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (10.40%) Degree
2 14 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.48%) ISEB
3 5 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.98%) HND
5 3 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.99%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.50%) HNC
7 1 (0.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.91%) QA
2 8 (3.96%) WCAG
3 2 (0.99%) MIL-STD-498
3 2 (0.99%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.50%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 13 (6.44%) Docker
2 4 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.99%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.50%) KVM
4 1 (0.50%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 21 (10.40%) Ansible
1 21 (10.40%) Terraform
2 17 (8.42%) Puppet
3 9 (4.46%) Nessus
4 4 (1.98%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.99%) Grafana
5 2 (0.99%) Graylog
Vendors
1 19 (9.41%) Oracle
2 15 (7.43%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.43%) Red Hat
3 14 (6.93%) Black Duck
4 4 (1.98%) Hyperion
4 4 (1.98%) Talend
5 3 (1.49%) Dell
5 3 (1.49%) Google
5 3 (1.49%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.99%) Cloudera
6 2 (0.99%) Hortonworks
6 2 (0.99%) MapR
6 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.99%) Tableau
6 2 (0.99%) Teradata
7 1 (0.50%) Cypress Semiconductor
7 1 (0.50%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (0.50%) OpenText
7 1 (0.50%) Pega
7 1 (0.50%) Perforce