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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 32 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 67 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.09% 2.31% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.22% 2.74% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 0
Median daily rate £425 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £48.50 - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +2.56%
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
928 839 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 84.36% 84.24% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 525 315
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 38 49
Median hourly rate £22.54 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.84 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 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 - 34 £441 - 2
Knutsford -5 13 £425 +13.33%
Chester -1 10 £419 +7.99% 1
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 55 (65.48%) Windows
1 55 (65.48%) Microsoft
2 52 (61.90%) Test Automation
3 41 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (42.86%) TDD
5 34 (40.48%) Security Cleared
6 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (39.29%) Windows Server
7 31 (36.90%) PowerShell
7 31 (36.90%) Continuous Integration
7 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
8 30 (35.71%) Java
8 30 (35.71%) Migration
8 30 (35.71%) SCCM
8 30 (35.71%) SCOM
9 29 (34.52%) MS Excel
10 28 (33.33%) Finance
11 27 (32.14%) .NET
12 25 (29.76%) SC Cleared
13 24 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (27.38%) Degree
15 21 (25.00%) Code Coverage
16 20 (23.81%) Data Migration
17 19 (22.62%) Skype
18 18 (21.43%) Skype for Business
19 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
19 17 (20.24%) SpecFlow
19 17 (20.24%) SharePoint 2013
20 16 (19.05%) TestComplete
21 15 (17.86%) DevOps

Software Engineering
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 18 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
2 17 (20.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (17.86%) MS Exchange
4 7 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (34.52%) MS Excel
2 12 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.62%) Skype
2 4 (4.76%) HTTP
2 4 (4.76%) Internet
3 3 (3.57%) SAN
4 2 (2.38%) DHCP
4 2 (2.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (20.24%) SpecFlow
3 16 (19.05%) TestComplete
4 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.71%) Selenium
5 8 (9.52%) JIRA
6 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.14%) Subversion
8 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.76%) Checkstyle
9 4 (4.76%) Cucumber
9 4 (4.76%) FindBugs
9 4 (4.76%) Maven
9 4 (4.76%) Mockito
9 4 (4.76%) SonarQube
10 3 (3.57%) Gradle
10 3 (3.57%) JUnit
10 3 (3.57%) Moq
11 1 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.19%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (33.33%) Finance
2 10 (11.90%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Developer
2 18 (21.43%) Architect
3 14 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 11 (13.10%) Consultant
5 10 (11.90%) DevOps Consultant
5 10 (11.90%) Software Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Designer
6 9 (10.71%) Integration Consultant
7 6 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.76%) C++ Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.76%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Ada Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.14%) .NET
2 14 (16.67%) Web Services
3 13 (15.48%) XML
4 11 (13.10%) jQuery
5 10 (11.90%) JDBC
5 10 (11.90%) Spring
6 9 (10.71%) WSDL
7 7 (8.33%) Java EE
7 7 (8.33%) XSLT
8 6 (7.14%) J2EE
8 6 (7.14%) JAXB
8 6 (7.14%) JAX-WS
8 6 (7.14%) JSON
8 6 (7.14%) SOAP
9 5 (5.95%) CSS
9 5 (5.95%) HTML
10 4 (4.76%) JSP
10 4 (4.76%) Middleware
10 4 (4.76%) Servlets
10 4 (4.76%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Online Banking
2 4 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 4 (4.76%) User Experience
3 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.38%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (65.48%) Windows
2 33 (39.29%) Windows Server
2 33 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (15.48%) Windows 10
4 11 (13.10%) Linux
5 3 (3.57%) AIX
5 3 (3.57%) IRIX
5 3 (3.57%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.57%) Windows Vista
5 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.19%) Android
7 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 41 (48.81%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (42.86%) TDD
4 31 (36.90%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (35.71%) Migration
6 21 (25.00%) Code Coverage
7 20 (23.81%) Data Migration
8 15 (17.86%) DevOps
9 12 (14.29%) Integration Testing
10 11 (13.10%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (10.71%) BDD
11 9 (10.71%) Waterfall
12 8 (9.52%) MVC
12 8 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (8.33%) OOP
14 6 (7.14%) AOP
14 6 (7.14%) Identity Management
14 6 (7.14%) Kanban
14 6 (7.14%) OO
15 5 (5.95%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.90%) PowerShell
2 30 (35.71%) Java
3 15 (17.86%) SQL
4 13 (15.48%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.52%) C++
6 7 (8.33%) C
6 7 (8.33%) C#
7 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.57%) Ada
8 3 (3.57%) Objective-C
8 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.19%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (40.48%) Security Cleared
2 25 (29.76%) SC Cleared
3 23 (27.38%) Degree
4 6 (7.14%) CCEA
4 6 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 31 (36.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.71%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (35.71%) SCCM
1 30 (35.71%) SCOM
2 3 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.19%) Puppet
3 1 (1.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (65.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.48%) VMware
3 8 (9.52%) Oracle
4 7 (8.33%) IBM
5 6 (7.14%) Citrix
6 4 (4.76%) Perforce
7 3 (3.57%) NetApp
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco
8 2 (2.38%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.38%) WSO2
9 1 (1.19%) BMC
9 1 (1.19%) Remedy
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