The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 61 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £600 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
697 1018 787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.07% 95.50% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 656 422
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 64
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.69 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £33.00 £36.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Software Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 5 £650 - 1
Chester -3 1 £313 -3.84%
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
5 7 (43.75%) Data Management
5 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
6 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (25.00%) C++
8 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (25.00%) SFIA
9 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
9 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 3 (18.75%) Selenium
9 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 3 (18.75%) Java
9 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (18.75%) Finance
10 2 (12.50%) C#
10 2 (12.50%) SQL
10 2 (12.50%) Windows
10 2 (12.50%) MFC
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle
10 2 (12.50%) JDBC
10 2 (12.50%) XML
10 2 (12.50%) XSLT
10 2 (12.50%) ITIL
10 2 (12.50%) OO

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Checkstyle
3 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.25%) FindBugs
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Mockito
3 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) JDBC
1 2 (12.50%) MFC
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XSLT
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Camel
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) JAXB
2 1 (6.25%) JAX-WS
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) POJO
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
2 1 (6.25%) Spring MVC
2 1 (6.25%) Spring Security
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (6.25%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.25%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
4 8 (50.00%) BDD
5 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (43.75%) Data Management
5 7 (43.75%) Unit Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (25.00%) SFIA
8 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
8 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 2 (12.50%) Coaching
9 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 2 (12.50%) ITIL
9 2 (12.50%) Memory Management
9 2 (12.50%) OO
9 2 (12.50%) Open Source
9 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C++
2 3 (18.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) IBM
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
2 1 (6.25%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) WSO2