The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 52 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 13 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.64% 2.76% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.27% 3.70% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 10
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£381 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £416 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
572 567 538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 71.95% 74.51% 63.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 239 305
Average daily rate £390 £343 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 27
Average hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £37.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.40 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Engineering
North West

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -17 6 £505 +102.00% 1
Knutsford +7 2 £300 -28.57% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £338 - 3
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - - 1
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (52.63%) C#
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (31.58%) IBM
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) OOD
4 4 (21.05%) Finance
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) C++
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (21.05%) Web Services
4 4 (21.05%) OO
4 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
4 4 (21.05%) Big Data
5 3 (15.79%) WPF
5 3 (15.79%) MCPD
5 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
5 3 (15.79%) Degree
5 3 (15.79%) MCP
5 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) WinForms
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CICS
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Big Data
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.26%) DB2
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.26%) NetBeans
3 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) UI Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
2 4 (21.05%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) WinForms
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
3 3 (15.79%) WPF
4 2 (10.53%) RESTful
4 2 (10.53%) JSON
4 2 (10.53%) JMS
5 1 (5.26%) Middleware
5 1 (5.26%) Spring
5 1 (5.26%) JNDI
5 1 (5.26%) JDBC
5 1 (5.26%) JSP
5 1 (5.26%) J2EE
5 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
5 1 (5.26%) Dojo
5 1 (5.26%) WCF
5 1 (5.26%) Java SE
5 1 (5.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Visualisation
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) OO
1 4 (21.05%) OOD
1 4 (21.05%) TDD
1 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
1 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) ETL
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) BDD
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Use Case
4 1 (5.26%) CQRS
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C#
1 10 (52.63%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C++
2 4 (21.05%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) C
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) VB6
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCTS
2 3 (15.79%) MCPD
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle