The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 65 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.48% 0.78% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.85% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £338 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
756 706 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.76% 91.57% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 324 327
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 26
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.00 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Software Engineer
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -3 3 - -
Chester - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 20 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (64.00%) C#
3 15 (60.00%) .NET
4 14 (56.00%) OO
4 14 (56.00%) TDD
5 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (52.00%) SQL
5 13 (52.00%) .NET Framework
6 12 (48.00%) WPF
6 12 (48.00%) WinForms
7 11 (44.00%) Windows
8 10 (40.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (36.00%) MVC
10 8 (32.00%) WCF
11 7 (28.00%) jQuery
11 7 (28.00%) HTML
12 6 (24.00%) SOAP
12 6 (24.00%) WSDL
13 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
13 5 (20.00%) OOP
13 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
13 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
13 5 (20.00%) Silverlight
13 5 (20.00%) DevExpress
13 5 (20.00%) Degree
13 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
13 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (20.00%) HTML5
13 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.00%) Mule
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.00%) ZBrush
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) SMS
2 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) JUnit
2 2 (8.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (16.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (60.00%) .NET
2 13 (52.00%) .NET Framework
3 12 (48.00%) WPF
3 12 (48.00%) WinForms
4 8 (32.00%) WCF
5 7 (28.00%) jQuery
5 7 (28.00%) HTML
6 6 (24.00%) SOAP
6 6 (24.00%) WSDL
7 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
7 5 (20.00%) Silverlight
7 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (20.00%) HTML5
7 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 5 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 5 (20.00%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (16.00%) REST
9 3 (12.00%) Itk
10 2 (8.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 5 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) RIA
4 1 (4.00%) Web 2.0
4 1 (4.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (56.00%) OO
2 14 (56.00%) TDD
3 10 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 9 (36.00%) MVC
5 5 (20.00%) OOP
5 5 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 4 (16.00%) Software Deployment
6 4 (16.00%) MVVM
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) OOD
6 4 (16.00%) SOA
6 4 (16.00%) Information Security
7 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
9 1 (4.00%) ITIL
9 1 (4.00%) ERP
9 1 (4.00%) 3D Rendering
9 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) VBScript
3 3 (12.00%) VB
4 2 (8.00%) Java
4 2 (8.00%) C++
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCP
3 3 (12.00%) MCTS
3 3 (12.00%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
1 3 (12.00%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) DevExpress
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) Perforce