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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 59 45
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.99% 1.82% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 2.20% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 16
Median daily rate £319 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £303 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.88 £37.75
% change year-on-year
-3.13% +16.22%

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
408 773 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.63% 82.85% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 480 392
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +25 2 £313 -2.34% 1
Macclesfield - 1 £450 - 1
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) REST
2 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
3 6 (37.50%) Microservices
3 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 6 (37.50%) Open Source
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) C++
4 5 (31.25%) OO
5 4 (25.00%) OOP
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) XML
5 4 (25.00%) J2EE
5 4 (25.00%) MySQL
5 4 (25.00%) Device Driver
5 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (25.00%) Confluence
5 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (25.00%) JIRA
5 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (25.00%) Slack
5 4 (25.00%) Node.js
6 3 (18.75%) SFIA
6 3 (18.75%) Mathematics

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 4 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (12.50%) GlassFish
3 2 (12.50%) JBoss
3 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.25%) SAS
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP MDG
1 1 (6.25%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) RS-232
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) NoSQL
2 6 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 4 (25.00%) MySQL
3 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (18.75%) Big Data
5 2 (12.50%) DB2
5 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
6 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (6.25%) PowerCenter
6 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
6 1 (6.25%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Domain Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Java Applications Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Principal Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) SOA Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) REST
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE
2 4 (25.00%) Node.js
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) JSON
4 2 (12.50%) JSTL
4 2 (12.50%) Middleware
4 2 (12.50%) SOAP
4 2 (12.50%) Spring
4 2 (12.50%) Struts
4 2 (12.50%) WPF
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 2 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) AIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 6 (37.50%) Microservices
2 6 (37.50%) Open Source
3 5 (31.25%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) BDD
4 4 (25.00%) OOP
5 3 (18.75%) Mathematics
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) SFIA
5 3 (18.75%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
6 2 (12.50%) Device Driver Development
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) RAD
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) RUP
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) C#
3 6 (37.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) C
5 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.25%) Perl
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) PhD
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) hybris
3 1 (6.25%) Hyperion
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter
3 1 (6.25%) Xilinx