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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 47 43 61
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 17 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.30% 2.91% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 3.76% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 2
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£380 £325 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £358 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £42.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.40% -1.33%
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
565 692 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.56% 77.32% 67.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 345 272
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £254 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £565 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 41 24
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +32.07%
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 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Warrington -6 5 £393 +25.60% 3
Chester +12 4 £350 -5.08% 1
Knutsford - 4 £463 -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Finance
3 12 (50.00%) Web Services
4 10 (41.67%) Windows
5 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (37.50%) Oracle
5 9 (37.50%) Degree
6 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 8 (33.33%) TDD
6 8 (33.33%) Java
6 8 (33.33%) Linux
6 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 7 (29.17%) J2EE
7 7 (29.17%) SQL
7 7 (29.17%) HTML
8 6 (25.00%) XML
8 6 (25.00%) VMware
8 6 (25.00%) Scrum
8 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
8 6 (25.00%) JSON
8 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (20.83%) RESTful
9 5 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (20.83%) Banking
9 5 (20.83%) Subversion
9 5 (20.83%) CSS
9 5 (20.83%) JDBC
9 5 (20.83%) WSDL

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (12.50%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (12.50%) iPlanet
3 2 (8.33%) ArcGIS
3 2 (8.33%) CICS
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (12.50%) SQLite
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (12.50%) Informix
3 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 8 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.83%) Subversion
3 4 (16.67%) JUnit
4 3 (12.50%) FxCop
4 3 (12.50%) StyleCop
4 3 (12.50%) Moq
4 3 (12.50%) Mockito
4 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium
4 3 (12.50%) NUnit
4 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.33%) Introscope
6 1 (4.17%) Grunt
6 1 (4.17%) Bower
6 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
3 3 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Development Team Leader
4 2 (8.33%) GIS Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UX Developer
5 1 (4.17%) ATM Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) J2EE Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Web Services
2 7 (29.17%) J2EE
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 6 (25.00%) XML
3 6 (25.00%) JSON
4 5 (20.83%) RESTful
4 5 (20.83%) CSS
4 5 (20.83%) JDBC
4 5 (20.83%) WSDL
5 4 (16.67%) SOAP
5 4 (16.67%) .NET
5 4 (16.67%) Spring
6 3 (12.50%) PowerMock
6 3 (12.50%) Ninject
6 3 (12.50%) JAX-RS
6 3 (12.50%) WCF
6 3 (12.50%) LINQ
6 3 (12.50%) Servlets
6 3 (12.50%) XSL
6 3 (12.50%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Online Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.33%) GIS
3 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 2 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.33%) AIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 8 (33.33%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) User Stories
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
5 3 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Service Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) ETL
6 2 (8.33%) OOP
6 2 (8.33%) OO
6 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Data Management
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 5 (20.83%) Python
5 4 (16.67%) C#
6 3 (12.50%) C++
6 3 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (8.33%) VBA
7 2 (8.33%) C
7 2 (8.33%) Objective-C
8 1 (4.17%) sed
8 1 (4.17%) AWK
8 1 (4.17%) Jython
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Degree
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PMP
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.83%) IBM
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) ESRI
5 2 (8.33%) Compuware
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Perforce
Cheshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago