Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 66 58
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 166 200 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.13% 3.29% 3.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.67% 3.87% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 139 137
North West median daily rate £456 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.29% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £388 £337 £305
90th Percentile £649 £590 £638
England median daily rate £500 £500 £468
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 30
North West median hourly rate £41.75 £40.63 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% -4.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £39.84 £30.25 £36.13
90th Percentile £44.00 £45.63 £50.00
England median hourly rate £46.50 £43.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year +8.14% -2.82% +4.73%

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 4,527 5,163 4,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 85.35% 84.83% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,969 3,258 2,896
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £599 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 254 201
North West median hourly rate £23.88 £22.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.11% -29.69% +18.52%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.19 £11.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.92 £21.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year +17.25% -9.57% +1.08%

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 22 August 2019.

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
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 22 August 2019. 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 -10 84 £450 +5.88% 175
Lancashire +20 52 £467 -1.68% 22
Cheshire -4 16 £425 -5.56% 27
Merseyside -8 6 £250 -28.57% 11
Cumbria -2 1 - - 4
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 72 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (36.75%) JavaScript
3 49 (29.52%) Java
4 47 (28.31%) AWS
5 43 (25.90%) Jenkins
6 42 (25.30%) Test Automation
7 36 (21.69%) Git (software)
7 36 (21.69%) SQL
8 33 (19.88%) CSS
9 32 (19.28%) TDD
9 32 (19.28%) Microservices
10 31 (18.67%) User Experience
10 31 (18.67%) HTML
10 31 (18.67%) .NET
10 31 (18.67%) Python
11 30 (18.07%) DevOps
12 29 (17.47%) Scrum
13 28 (16.87%) AngularJS
14 27 (16.27%) Migration
15 26 (15.66%) C#
16 25 (15.06%) MongoDB
16 25 (15.06%) NoSQL
16 25 (15.06%) Node.js
17 23 (13.86%) BDD
17 23 (13.86%) Microsoft
17 23 (13.86%) Spring
18 21 (12.65%) Artifactory
18 21 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (12.05%) Spring Boot
19 20 (12.05%) Linux

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 15 (9.04%) Apache Spark
2 7 (4.22%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.41%) JBoss
3 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.81%) Confluence
4 3 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Stata
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.01%) SPSS
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (28.31%) AWS
2 17 (10.24%) Azure
3 12 (7.23%) AWS Lambda
3 12 (7.23%) Serverless
4 10 (6.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 10 (6.02%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (6.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (4.82%) GitHub
5 8 (4.82%) SaaS
6 7 (4.22%) Amazon S3
7 6 (3.61%) Kong
8 5 (3.01%) npm
9 4 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Boomi
10 1 (0.60%) GCP
10 1 (0.60%) IaaS
10 1 (0.60%) PaaS
10 1 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.02%) HTTP
2 1 (0.60%) DNS
2 1 (0.60%) FTP
2 1 (0.60%) Internet
2 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.06%) MongoDB
1 25 (15.06%) NoSQL
2 18 (10.84%) Hadoop
3 11 (6.63%) Relational Database
3 11 (6.63%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.02%) RDBMS
5 8 (4.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 8 (4.82%) MySQL
6 7 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (3.61%) Big Data
8 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.41%) DB2
10 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
11 2 (1.20%) Infinispan
12 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.60%) MS Access
12 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (25.90%) Jenkins
2 36 (21.69%) Git (software)
3 21 (12.65%) Artifactory
4 18 (10.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (9.64%) Maven
6 14 (8.43%) SonarQube
7 12 (7.23%) GitLab
7 12 (7.23%) Selenium
8 9 (5.42%) gulp
8 9 (5.42%) JIRA
9 8 (4.82%) IntelliJ
9 8 (4.82%) Jasmine
9 8 (4.82%) JUnit
9 8 (4.82%) Subversion
10 6 (3.61%) Gradle
10 6 (3.61%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.61%) WebDriver
11 5 (3.01%) Cucumber
11 5 (3.01%) JMeter
12 4 (2.41%) Ant
General
1 16 (9.64%) Public Sector
2 14 (8.43%) Banking
3 12 (7.23%) Finance
4 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.20%) Avionics
5 2 (1.20%) Games
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (30.72%) Developer
2 46 (27.71%) Software Engineer
3 21 (12.65%) Architect
4 19 (11.45%) Java Developer
5 15 (9.04%) Data Architect
6 13 (7.83%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (7.23%) Senior Software Engineer
8 8 (4.82%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.22%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (3.61%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.01%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.01%) Senior Software Developer
12 4 (2.41%) C# Developer
12 4 (2.41%) Cloud Architect
12 4 (2.41%) Data Engineer
12 4 (2.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 4 (2.41%) Lead Software Developer
12 4 (2.41%) Lead Software Engineer
13 3 (1.81%) C# .NET Developer
13 3 (1.81%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (19.88%) CSS
2 31 (18.67%) .NET
2 31 (18.67%) HTML
3 28 (16.87%) AngularJS
4 25 (15.06%) Node.js
5 23 (13.86%) Spring
6 20 (12.05%) Spring Boot
7 19 (11.45%) React
8 18 (10.84%) HTML5
8 18 (10.84%) Web Services
9 16 (9.64%) Sass
10 15 (9.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (7.23%) Apache CXF
11 12 (7.23%) CSS3
11 12 (7.23%) Dropwizard
11 12 (7.23%) Express
11 12 (7.23%) Hibernate
11 12 (7.23%) JAX-RS
11 12 (7.23%) Mongoose
12 11 (6.63%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.67%) User Experience
2 21 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.02%) Cloud Native
3 10 (6.02%) Mobile App
4 9 (5.42%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.60%) BBC
9 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.60%) SCADA
9 1 (0.60%) Social Media
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.05%) Linux
2 6 (3.61%) Windows
3 2 (1.20%) Android
3 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.60%) Unix
4 1 (0.60%) VME
4 1 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (25.30%) Test Automation
3 32 (19.28%) Microservices
3 32 (19.28%) TDD
4 30 (18.07%) DevOps
5 29 (17.47%) Scrum
6 27 (16.27%) Migration
7 23 (13.86%) BDD
8 18 (10.84%) Analytics
8 18 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (10.84%) SDLC
9 16 (9.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (9.64%) Data Modelling
9 16 (9.64%) Kanban
9 16 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (9.04%) Data Migration
11 14 (8.43%) Data Architecture
11 14 (8.43%) Domain-Driven Design
11 14 (8.43%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (7.83%) Data Ingestion
Programming Languages
1 61 (36.75%) JavaScript
2 49 (29.52%) Java
3 36 (21.69%) SQL
4 31 (18.67%) Python
5 26 (15.66%) C#
6 11 (6.63%) C++
7 9 (5.42%) C
8 7 (4.22%) TypeScript
9 6 (3.61%) Go
10 4 (2.41%) Ada
10 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.81%) ES6
11 3 (1.81%) PHP
12 2 (1.20%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.20%) Groovy
12 2 (1.20%) Java 8
12 2 (1.20%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (3.61%) Degree
5 3 (1.81%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.60%) HND
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.63%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.60%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (8.43%) Docker
2 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.60%) BusyBox
Systems Management
1 11 (6.63%) Kubernetes
2 10 (6.02%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.22%) Puppet
4 5 (3.01%) Ansible
5 3 (1.81%) Terraform
6 2 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.20%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.60%) Packer
Vendors
1 23 (13.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.04%) Tableau
3 11 (6.63%) Oracle
4 7 (4.22%) IBM
5 6 (3.61%) Facebook
5 6 (3.61%) Twitter
5 6 (3.61%) YouTube
6 3 (1.81%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.20%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.20%) Google
7 2 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.60%) Cloudera
8 1 (0.60%) Dell
8 1 (0.60%) Informatica
8 1 (0.60%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.60%) Serena
8 1 (0.60%) Telerik
8 1 (0.60%) TIBCO