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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 59 34 54
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 7 40 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 4.44% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 5.76% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 21 10
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
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
609 695 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 76.22% 77.22% 67.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 316 307
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 17
Average hourly rate £28.00 £31.56 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% -15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £17.15 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £67.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
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 October 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
Knutsford 0 3 £325 +10.16%
Chester +6 1 - - 1
Wilmslow +4 1 £375 +25.00%
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 2
Warrington - - - - 8
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) .NET
3 9 (42.86%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) Python
6 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) Web Services
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) Degree
6 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
7 4 (19.05%) Big Data
7 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
7 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
8 3 (14.29%) VMware
8 3 (14.29%) iPlanet
8 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (14.29%) UNIX
8 3 (14.29%) Perl
8 3 (14.29%) C++
8 3 (14.29%) J2EE
8 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
8 3 (14.29%) JSON
8 3 (14.29%) TDD

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (14.29%) iPlanet
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) CICS
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) Big Data
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (9.52%) DB2
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) Subversion
1 3 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) C# Developer
2 4 (19.05%) UI Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) UX Developer
4 1 (4.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (14.29%) J2EE
4 3 (14.29%) JSON
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
5 2 (9.52%) JNDI
5 2 (9.52%) JDBC
5 2 (9.52%) JSP
5 2 (9.52%) JMS
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Struts
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) XML
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
6 1 (4.76%) DHTML
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
2 2 (9.52%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Waterfall
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) BDD
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) OOD
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) OOP
5 1 (4.76%) OO
5 1 (4.76%) Use Case
5 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) Java
4 5 (23.81%) Python
4 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) Perl
5 3 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) Ruby
6 2 (9.52%) PHP
6 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.76%) AWK
7 1 (4.76%) Jython
7 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) VB
7 1 (4.76%) VB6
7 1 (4.76%) Scala
7 1 (4.76%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) IBM
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) VMware