The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 79 71 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.41% 0.13% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.14% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
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£275 £290 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -14.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Software Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
924 712 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.81% 90.70% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 373 289
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 46
Average hourly rate £15.83 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.09% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Software Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) SOAP
3 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) WSDL
3 3 (42.86%) Spring
3 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
4 2 (28.57%) Mockito
4 2 (28.57%) PowerMock
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) JAX-RS
4 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (28.57%) SonarQube
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Online Banking

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Software Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
1 2 (28.57%) RDBMS
1 2 (28.57%) Informix
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Mockito
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) SonarQube
2 2 (28.57%) Introscope
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) PVCS
3 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (14.29%) WebSpeed
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Automotive
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
1 3 (42.86%) XML
1 3 (42.86%) WSDL
1 3 (42.86%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) PowerMock
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) JAX-RS
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) JAX-RPC
2 2 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (28.57%) JDBC
2 2 (28.57%) Servlets
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) XSL
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
3 1 (14.29%) JAXB
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Open Source
1 2 (28.57%) Online Banking
1 2 (28.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) TDD
4 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) SysML
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Delphi
4 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
4 1 (14.29%) VB6
4 1 (14.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Perforce
2 2 (28.57%) Compuware
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Progress
3 1 (14.29%) Sculptor