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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 55 60 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 16 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.00% 1.32% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 1.54% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 6
Median daily rate £450 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £560 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
682 972 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.36% 85.34% 76.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 668 324
Median daily rate £413 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 42
Median hourly rate £21.02 £17.33 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -38.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +18 9 £513 +57.69%
Chester +3 1 £475 - 3
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (55.84%) Java
3 42 (54.55%) TDD
4 34 (44.16%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (38.96%) Finance
6 28 (36.36%) BDD
7 25 (32.47%) Windows
8 24 (31.17%) Microsoft
8 24 (31.17%) Test Automation
9 22 (28.57%) Integration Testing
9 22 (28.57%) Waterfall
9 22 (28.57%) DevOps
9 22 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
9 22 (28.57%) Web Services
10 21 (27.27%) Spring
10 21 (27.27%) XML
10 21 (27.27%) JDBC
10 21 (27.27%) .NET
10 21 (27.27%) J2EE
11 20 (25.97%) SOAP
11 20 (25.97%) WSDL
11 20 (25.97%) JAXB
11 20 (25.97%) AOP
11 20 (25.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 20 (25.97%) JAX-WS
11 20 (25.97%) Kanban
11 20 (25.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 19 (24.68%) Code Coverage
12 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
13 17 (22.08%) Degree

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 8 (10.39%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.19%) Confluence
5 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Skype
2 1 (1.30%) HTTP
2 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.49%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (25.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (20.78%) JIRA
2 16 (20.78%) SpecFlow
2 16 (20.78%) TestComplete
3 13 (16.88%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.69%) Git (software)
5 8 (10.39%) Selenium
6 7 (9.09%) JUnit
6 7 (9.09%) Subversion
7 6 (7.79%) Gradle
8 5 (6.49%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.90%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.90%) Vagrant
10 2 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (1.30%) Checkstyle
11 1 (1.30%) FindBugs
11 1 (1.30%) Maven
11 1 (1.30%) Mockito
11 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 30 (38.96%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (40.26%) Developer
2 22 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 19 (24.68%) Software Engineer
4 15 (19.48%) Senior Developer
5 14 (18.18%) Consultant
6 13 (16.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (15.58%) Applications Developer
7 12 (15.58%) DevOps Consultant
8 11 (14.29%) Integration Consultant
9 10 (12.99%) Java Applications Developer
9 10 (12.99%) Senior Applications Developer
9 10 (12.99%) Senior Java Applications Developer
10 8 (10.39%) Digital Developer
11 7 (9.09%) Principal Engineer
12 6 (7.79%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
12 6 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (7.79%) Principal Software Engineer
12 6 (7.79%) Software Developer
13 5 (6.49%) Lead Software Engineer
14 4 (5.19%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.57%) Web Services
2 21 (27.27%) .NET
2 21 (27.27%) J2EE
2 21 (27.27%) JDBC
2 21 (27.27%) Spring
2 21 (27.27%) XML
3 20 (25.97%) JAXB
3 20 (25.97%) JAX-WS
3 20 (25.97%) SOAP
3 20 (25.97%) WSDL
4 13 (16.88%) JSON
4 13 (16.88%) RESTful
5 8 (10.39%) XSLT
6 7 (9.09%) Apache Camel
6 7 (9.09%) POJO
7 6 (7.79%) REST
8 5 (6.49%) Middleware
9 4 (5.19%) Node.js
10 2 (2.60%) CSS
10 2 (2.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.90%) User Experience
3 2 (2.60%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.47%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Server
2 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.30%) Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (54.55%) TDD
3 34 (44.16%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (36.36%) BDD
5 24 (31.17%) Test Automation
6 22 (28.57%) DevOps
6 22 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 22 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
6 22 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 20 (25.97%) AOP
7 20 (25.97%) Kanban
7 20 (25.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (24.68%) Code Coverage
9 15 (19.48%) Continuous Deployment
10 14 (18.18%) Unit Testing
11 12 (15.58%) Data Management
12 8 (10.39%) Open Source
12 8 (10.39%) SFIA
13 7 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
14 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) Java
2 15 (19.48%) SQL
3 10 (12.99%) C++
4 9 (11.69%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.39%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.19%) Python
8 2 (2.60%) C#
9 1 (1.30%) C
9 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Degree
2 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) CCEA
3 3 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) MISRA
2 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Firmware
3 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) SCOM
3 3 (3.90%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle
3 8 (10.39%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) Perforce
6 1 (1.30%) Renesas
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) Twitter