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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 53 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.41% 0.74% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 0.94% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 3
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£375 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 - £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
825 635 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.83% 78.30% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 302 253
Average daily rate £408 £388 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £285 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £537 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £56.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 24 April 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
Chester - 8 £375 - 4
Knutsford - 6 £375 - 2
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (60.00%) Web Services
3 23 (57.50%) Finance
4 21 (52.50%) Java
5 19 (47.50%) JavaScript
6 18 (45.00%) WSDL
7 17 (42.50%) HTML
7 17 (42.50%) SQL
7 17 (42.50%) Oracle
7 17 (42.50%) XML
8 16 (40.00%) Degree
8 16 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (37.50%) J2EE
10 14 (35.00%) TDD
11 13 (32.50%) JSON
11 13 (32.50%) WebSphere
11 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
12 12 (30.00%) Banking
12 12 (30.00%) Spring
12 12 (30.00%) Windows
12 12 (30.00%) IBM
12 12 (30.00%) SOAP
13 11 (27.50%) Linux
13 11 (27.50%) CSS
13 11 (27.50%) Relational Database
14 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
14 10 (25.00%) Integration Testing
14 10 (25.00%) JUnit
15 9 (22.50%) JDBC
15 9 (22.50%) Servlets

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (32.50%) WebSphere
2 7 (17.50%) IBM HTTP Server
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (5.00%) CICS
3 2 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) ArcGIS
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Internet
1 7 (17.50%) HTTP
2 2 (5.00%) ATM
3 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (27.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (17.50%) Informix
2 7 (17.50%) RDBMS
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.50%) DB2
4 3 (7.50%) SQLite
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 10 (25.00%) JUnit
2 8 (20.00%) Subversion
3 7 (17.50%) Cucumber
3 7 (17.50%) Selenium
3 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
3 7 (17.50%) Mockito
4 6 (15.00%) JIRA
5 3 (7.50%) NUnit
5 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.50%) FxCop
5 3 (7.50%) StyleCop
5 3 (7.50%) Moq
6 2 (5.00%) SonarQube
6 2 (5.00%) PVCS
6 2 (5.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (5.00%) Introscope
6 2 (5.00%) WebSpeed
7 1 (2.50%) Maven
7 1 (2.50%) Cactus
General
1 23 (57.50%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Developer
2 18 (45.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (5.00%) GIS Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Head of Technology
7 1 (2.50%) ATM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (60.00%) Web Services
2 18 (45.00%) WSDL
3 17 (42.50%) HTML
3 17 (42.50%) XML
4 15 (37.50%) J2EE
5 13 (32.50%) JSON
6 12 (30.00%) Spring
6 12 (30.00%) SOAP
7 11 (27.50%) CSS
8 9 (22.50%) JDBC
8 9 (22.50%) Servlets
8 9 (22.50%) HTML5
9 8 (20.00%) RESTful
9 8 (20.00%) JAX-RPC
10 7 (17.50%) XSL
10 7 (17.50%) jQuery
10 7 (17.50%) PowerMock
10 7 (17.50%) JAX-RS
11 6 (15.00%) AngularJS
11 6 (15.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Open Source
1 4 (10.00%) Online Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.00%) GIS
3 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Mac OS
3 6 (15.00%) AIX
3 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Vista
4 3 (7.50%) Android
5 2 (5.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (67.50%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (35.00%) TDD
4 13 (32.50%) Waterfall
5 10 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (20.00%) OO
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) OOP
7 7 (17.50%) BDD
7 7 (17.50%) Web Application Development
8 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (10.00%) User Stories
9 3 (7.50%) Project Management
9 3 (7.50%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (5.00%) Usability Testing
10 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
10 2 (5.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Java
2 19 (47.50%) JavaScript
3 17 (42.50%) SQL
4 8 (20.00%) C#
5 7 (17.50%) C
6 6 (15.00%) C++
6 6 (15.00%) Python
6 6 (15.00%) Objective-C
7 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 3 (7.50%) XPath
8 3 (7.50%) PHP
9 2 (5.00%) Perl
9 2 (5.00%) Delphi
9 2 (5.00%) VB
9 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
9 2 (5.00%) VBA
9 2 (5.00%) VB6
10 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
10 1 (2.50%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Oracle
2 12 (30.00%) IBM
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Perforce
5 2 (5.00%) Sculptor
5 2 (5.00%) Compuware
5 2 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Progress
5 2 (5.00%) ESRI
6 1 (2.50%) JNBridge
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £340 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £25 - £55 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago