The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills 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 Engineering over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 54 59 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 18 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.12% 1.53% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 1.90% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
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£375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Software Engineering
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
666 632 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.26% 80.51% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 298 221
Average daily rate £408 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 55 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.82 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 5 £350 -
Knutsford - 5 £375 - 2
Warrington -8 1 £400 - 7
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - - 2
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Web Services
3 19 (59.38%) Finance
4 17 (53.13%) Java
5 16 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 14 (43.75%) HTML
6 14 (43.75%) XML
6 14 (43.75%) WSDL
7 13 (40.63%) TDD
7 13 (40.63%) Degree
7 13 (40.63%) JSON
8 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (37.50%) SQL
9 11 (34.38%) J2EE
9 11 (34.38%) Oracle
9 11 (34.38%) Windows
9 11 (34.38%) Banking
10 10 (31.25%) Relational Database
11 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
11 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
11 9 (28.13%) Spring
11 9 (28.13%) Linux
11 9 (28.13%) SOAP
11 9 (28.13%) IBM
12 8 (25.00%) CSS
12 8 (25.00%) JDBC
12 8 (25.00%) JUnit
12 8 (25.00%) RESTful
13 7 (21.88%) HTML5
13 7 (21.88%) BDD

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (18.75%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Spatial
3 2 (6.25%) CICS
3 2 (6.25%) ArcGIS
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) HTTP
1 6 (18.75%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 6 (18.75%) Informix
2 6 (18.75%) RDBMS
3 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (12.50%) DB2
5 3 (9.38%) SQLite
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.00%) JUnit
3 6 (18.75%) Subversion
3 6 (18.75%) Mockito
3 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 6 (18.75%) Selenium
4 5 (15.63%) Jenkins
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
5 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (9.38%) FxCop
5 3 (9.38%) StyleCop
5 3 (9.38%) Moq
5 3 (9.38%) NUnit
6 2 (6.25%) SonarQube
6 2 (6.25%) PVCS
6 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (6.25%) WebSpeed
6 2 (6.25%) Introscope
7 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
7 1 (3.13%) Grunt
General
1 19 (59.38%) Finance
2 11 (34.38%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 15 (46.88%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Development Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) GIS Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Head of Technology
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (62.50%) Web Services
2 14 (43.75%) XML
2 14 (43.75%) WSDL
2 14 (43.75%) HTML
3 13 (40.63%) JSON
4 11 (34.38%) J2EE
5 9 (28.13%) SOAP
5 9 (28.13%) Spring
6 8 (25.00%) RESTful
6 8 (25.00%) CSS
6 8 (25.00%) JDBC
7 7 (21.88%) HTML5
8 6 (18.75%) jQuery
8 6 (18.75%) Java EE
8 6 (18.75%) Servlets
8 6 (18.75%) JAX-RPC
8 6 (18.75%) XSL
8 6 (18.75%) PowerMock
8 6 (18.75%) JAX-RS
8 6 (18.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Online Banking
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.25%) GIS
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
3 6 (18.75%) AIX
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Vista
3 6 (18.75%) Mac OS
4 2 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (40.63%) TDD
3 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (28.13%) Waterfall
5 7 (21.88%) BDD
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) OO
6 6 (18.75%) OOP
6 6 (18.75%) Web Application Development
6 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.50%) User Stories
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) Service Management
9 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (6.25%) Data Modelling
9 2 (6.25%) ETL
9 2 (6.25%) Data Management
9 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (37.50%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) C#
5 6 (18.75%) C++
5 6 (18.75%) C
5 6 (18.75%) Objective-C
6 3 (9.38%) Python
7 2 (6.25%) VB6
7 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (6.25%) Delphi
7 2 (6.25%) VB
7 2 (6.25%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.25%) VBA
8 1 (3.13%) PHP
8 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.13%) PMP
4 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Oracle
2 9 (28.13%) IBM
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Sculptor
4 2 (6.25%) Progress
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.25%) Compuware
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) ESRI
4 2 (6.25%) Perforce
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