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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 58 42 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 3.56% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 4.64% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 7
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£385 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.37% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
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
601 754 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.65% 76.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 364 293
Average daily rate £380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% +1.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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
Warrington -16 4 £385 +23.20%
Chester +7 2 £376 +0.13% 2
Knutsford +6 2 £463 +56.77% 1
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 3
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Finance
3 8 (42.11%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 7 (36.84%) Web Services
4 7 (36.84%) Degree
4 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
5 6 (31.58%) .NET
5 6 (31.58%) J2EE
6 5 (26.32%) Java
6 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
6 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
7 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Python
7 4 (21.05%) IBM
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) Project Management
7 4 (21.05%) JDBC
7 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
7 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
7 4 (21.05%) Scrum
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) TDD
8 3 (15.79%) JNDI
8 3 (15.79%) UNIX
8 3 (15.79%) RESTful
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (15.79%) Open Source

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) CICS
2 3 (15.79%) iPlanet
3 1 (5.26%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) ATM
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) DB2
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQLite
3 1 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.26%) Informix
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 3 (15.79%) Subversion
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) JUnit
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.26%) Introscope
5 1 (5.26%) NUnit
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.26%) Selenium
5 1 (5.26%) FxCop
5 1 (5.26%) StyleCop
5 1 (5.26%) Moq
5 1 (5.26%) Mockito
5 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.26%) Grunt
5 1 (5.26%) Bower
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Java Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Java Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) UX Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) ATM Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) GIS Developer
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 6 (31.58%) .NET
2 6 (31.58%) J2EE
3 4 (21.05%) JDBC
4 3 (15.79%) JSP
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) JMS
4 3 (15.79%) JNDI
4 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) Spring
5 2 (10.53%) JSON
5 2 (10.53%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
6 1 (5.26%) Struts
6 1 (5.26%) Servlets
6 1 (5.26%) DHTML
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (5.26%) XSL
6 1 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
1 3 (15.79%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (15.79%) Open Source
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) GIS
2 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.26%) Online Banking
2 1 (5.26%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
3 4 (21.05%) TDD
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) User Stories
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Usability Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) Perl
5 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 2 (10.53%) C#
6 1 (5.26%) C++
6 1 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (5.26%) VBA
6 1 (5.26%) AWK
6 1 (5.26%) Jython
6 1 (5.26%) VB6
6 1 (5.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Compuware
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) ESRI
3 1 (5.26%) Perforce
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago