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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 51 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 19 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.94% 1.64% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.23% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 12
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£368 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.60% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £297 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £491 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.69 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.72% +6.66%
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
800 583 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 81.63% 73.70% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 311 242
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 24
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Knutsford +1 7 £368 +22.50%
Chester - 2 £338 - 2
Warrington -7 1 £650 +28.71% 1
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (55.81%) Java
3 24 (55.81%) SDLC
4 21 (48.84%) Web Services
5 20 (46.51%) SQL
5 20 (46.51%) WSDL
5 20 (46.51%) Degree
6 19 (44.19%) Oracle
6 19 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (41.86%) HTML
7 18 (41.86%) XML
7 18 (41.86%) WebSphere
8 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
9 16 (37.21%) SOAP
9 16 (37.21%) TDD
10 15 (34.88%) Windows
10 15 (34.88%) J2EE
11 14 (32.56%) Spring
11 14 (32.56%) Integration Testing
11 14 (32.56%) Waterfall
11 14 (32.56%) System Integration Testing
12 13 (30.23%) Oracle Database
12 13 (30.23%) IBM
13 12 (27.91%) CSS
13 12 (27.91%) JSON
14 11 (25.58%) Linux
15 10 (23.26%) JUnit
15 10 (23.26%) Servlets
15 10 (23.26%) Banking

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 18 (41.86%) WebSphere
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 6 (13.95%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (9.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) HTTP
1 6 (13.95%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle Database
2 7 (16.28%) Relational Database
3 6 (13.95%) Informix
3 6 (13.95%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.98%) DB2
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) JUnit
2 9 (20.93%) Subversion
3 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
4 6 (13.95%) Mockito
4 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
4 6 (13.95%) JIRA
4 6 (13.95%) Selenium
5 5 (11.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (9.30%) SpecFlow
6 4 (9.30%) TestComplete
6 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
6 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (9.30%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.98%) Cactus
8 2 (4.65%) PVCS
8 2 (4.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (4.65%) WebSpeed
9 1 (2.33%) Introscope
9 1 (2.33%) IntelliJ
General
1 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Automotive
4 2 (4.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) Developer
2 17 (39.53%) Java Developer
3 10 (23.26%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) WebSphere Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Integration Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Head of Technology
7 2 (4.65%) Web Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (48.84%) Web Services
2 20 (46.51%) WSDL
3 18 (41.86%) XML
3 18 (41.86%) HTML
4 16 (37.21%) SOAP
5 15 (34.88%) J2EE
6 14 (32.56%) Spring
7 12 (27.91%) CSS
7 12 (27.91%) JSON
8 10 (23.26%) HTML5
8 10 (23.26%) Servlets
9 8 (18.60%) .NET
9 8 (18.60%) jQuery
9 8 (18.60%) JAX-WS
10 7 (16.28%) RESTful
10 7 (16.28%) JAX-RPC
10 7 (16.28%) XSLT
11 6 (13.95%) JDBC
11 6 (13.95%) XSL
11 6 (13.95%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.98%) Web 2.0
2 3 (6.98%) Online Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.88%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Windows XP
3 5 (11.63%) AIX
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
3 5 (11.63%) Mac OS
4 4 (9.30%) Android
5 2 (4.65%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (55.81%) SDLC
3 19 (44.19%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (37.21%) TDD
5 14 (32.56%) Integration Testing
5 14 (32.56%) Waterfall
5 14 (32.56%) System Integration Testing
6 7 (16.28%) OO
7 6 (13.95%) OOP
7 6 (13.95%) BDD
8 5 (11.63%) Web Application Development
9 4 (9.30%) Unit Testing
9 4 (9.30%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.30%) Code Coverage
10 3 (6.98%) Migration
10 3 (6.98%) Scrum
10 3 (6.98%) Web Design
10 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
10 3 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) Java
2 20 (46.51%) SQL
3 17 (39.53%) JavaScript
4 9 (20.93%) PL/SQL
5 8 (18.60%) C++
6 7 (16.28%) C
6 7 (16.28%) XPath
7 6 (13.95%) Python
7 6 (13.95%) C#
8 5 (11.63%) Objective-C
9 4 (9.30%) Perl
10 3 (6.98%) PHP
10 3 (6.98%) VB
11 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
11 2 (4.65%) VB6
11 2 (4.65%) Delphi
12 1 (2.33%) PHP5
12 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Oracle
2 13 (30.23%) IBM
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.30%) Perforce
3 4 (9.30%) VMware
4 2 (4.65%) Sculptor
4 2 (4.65%) Progress
5 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.33%) JNBridge
5 1 (2.33%) Compuware
5 1 (2.33%) HP
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