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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 47 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 11 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.68% 1.88% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 2.35% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 3
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £485 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.95 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.37%
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
549 809 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.94% 80.18% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 562 313
Median daily rate £421 £445 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +12.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £645 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 38
Median hourly rate £19.64 £18.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.12% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -2 6 £425 +21.42% 2
Chester -1 3 £375 -21.05% 3
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) TDD
3 12 (40.00%) J2EE
3 12 (40.00%) Web Services
3 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 11 (36.67%) BDD
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) XML
5 10 (33.33%) SOAP
5 10 (33.33%) Spring
5 10 (33.33%) JIRA
6 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
6 8 (26.67%) JAX-WS
6 8 (26.67%) Kanban
6 8 (26.67%) AOP
6 8 (26.67%) JDBC
6 8 (26.67%) WSDL
6 8 (26.67%) JAXB
6 8 (26.67%) Finance
6 8 (26.67%) Open Source
6 8 (26.67%) REST
6 8 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
8 6 (20.00%) JSON
8 6 (20.00%) UML
8 6 (20.00%) JavaScript

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 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (13.33%) Confluence
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (6.67%) GlassFish
4 2 (6.67%) JBoss
4 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 5 (16.67%) MySQL
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) Big Data
5 2 (6.67%) DB2
5 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) JIRA
2 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.33%) JUnit
3 4 (13.33%) Selenium
3 4 (13.33%) Subversion
4 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.33%) Gradle
5 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
5 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Software Engineer
2 11 (36.67%) Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Lead Software Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 5 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Java Applications Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Applications Developer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Java Applications Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Principal Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) C++ Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Development Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Embedded C++ Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Software Development Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) J2EE
1 12 (40.00%) Web Services
2 10 (33.33%) SOAP
2 10 (33.33%) Spring
2 10 (33.33%) XML
3 8 (26.67%) JAXB
3 8 (26.67%) JAX-WS
3 8 (26.67%) JDBC
3 8 (26.67%) REST
3 8 (26.67%) WSDL
4 6 (20.00%) JSON
5 4 (13.33%) Apache Camel
5 4 (13.33%) Middleware
5 4 (13.33%) Node.js
5 4 (13.33%) POJO
5 4 (13.33%) RESTful
5 4 (13.33%) XSLT
6 2 (6.67%) .NET
6 2 (6.67%) JSTL
6 2 (6.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) AIX
3 2 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (50.00%) TDD
3 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
4 11 (36.67%) BDD
5 8 (26.67%) AOP
5 8 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 8 (26.67%) Kanban
5 8 (26.67%) Open Source
5 8 (26.67%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (20.00%) Microservices
7 6 (20.00%) UML
7 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (13.33%) SFIA
9 3 (10.00%) Data Management
9 3 (10.00%) OO
9 3 (10.00%) OOD
9 3 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (36.67%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.67%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (10.00%) C#
7 2 (6.67%) C
8 1 (3.33%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) CCEA
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) MISRA
2 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) hybris
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Renesas
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (3.33%) Twitter
4 1 (3.33%) Xilinx