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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 25 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 47 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.02% 1.94% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.16% 2.32% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 8
Median daily rate £475 £368 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% -3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £315 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £470 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.38 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.25% +0.95%
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
656 819 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.99% 83.66% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 497 314
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 32
Median hourly rate £62.50 £33.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.39% -2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +19 17 £625 -3.84% 4
Chester +7 16 £475 +40.74%
Knutsford +3 9 £425 +15.64%
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 75 (63.56%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (55.08%) Microsoft
3 62 (52.54%) Test Automation
4 61 (51.69%) Windows
5 55 (46.61%) TDD
6 50 (42.37%) Java
7 49 (41.53%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (34.75%) Finance
9 39 (33.05%) MS Excel
10 36 (30.51%) .NET
11 34 (28.81%) Security Cleared
12 33 (27.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (27.97%) Windows Server
13 32 (27.12%) Team Foundation Server
14 31 (26.27%) SCCM
14 31 (26.27%) PowerShell
14 31 (26.27%) Code Coverage
14 31 (26.27%) Active Directory
15 30 (25.42%) Migration
15 30 (25.42%) SCOM
16 28 (23.73%) DevOps
17 27 (22.88%) Degree
17 27 (22.88%) BDD
18 26 (22.03%) Integration Testing
19 25 (21.19%) SpecFlow
19 25 (21.19%) System Integration Testing
20 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
20 24 (20.34%) TestComplete
20 24 (20.34%) Spring
20 24 (20.34%) JDBC

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 18 (15.25%) Skype for Business
2 17 (14.41%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (12.71%) MS Exchange
4 11 (9.32%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.54%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 39 (33.05%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.10%) Skype
2 3 (2.54%) HTTP
2 3 (2.54%) Internet
2 3 (2.54%) SAN
3 2 (1.69%) DHCP
3 2 (1.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (27.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (21.19%) SpecFlow
3 24 (20.34%) TestComplete
4 16 (13.56%) Jenkins
5 14 (11.86%) JIRA
6 13 (11.02%) Selenium
7 8 (6.78%) JUnit
7 8 (6.78%) Subversion
8 7 (5.93%) Git (software)
8 7 (5.93%) TeamCity
9 6 (5.08%) Gradle
10 3 (2.54%) Checkstyle
10 3 (2.54%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.54%) FindBugs
10 3 (2.54%) Maven
10 3 (2.54%) Mockito
10 3 (2.54%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.54%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.85%) Moq
General
1 41 (34.75%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (29.66%) Developer
2 26 (22.03%) Java Developer
3 19 (16.10%) Consultant
4 18 (15.25%) Architect
4 18 (15.25%) Software Engineer
5 17 (14.41%) Senior Developer
6 16 (13.56%) DevOps Consultant
7 15 (12.71%) Integration Consultant
7 15 (12.71%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (11.02%) Applications Developer
9 10 (8.47%) Java Applications Developer
9 10 (8.47%) Senior Applications Developer
9 10 (8.47%) Senior Java Applications Developer
10 9 (7.63%) Designer
11 8 (6.78%) Digital Developer
12 7 (5.93%) Principal Engineer
12 7 (5.93%) Software Developer
13 6 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (5.08%) Principal Software Engineer
14 5 (4.24%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.51%) .NET
2 24 (20.34%) JDBC
2 24 (20.34%) Spring
2 24 (20.34%) Web Services
2 24 (20.34%) XML
3 22 (18.64%) J2EE
4 21 (17.80%) JAXB
4 21 (17.80%) JAX-WS
4 21 (17.80%) SOAP
4 21 (17.80%) WSDL
5 14 (11.86%) RESTful
6 13 (11.02%) JSON
7 11 (9.32%) XSLT
8 8 (6.78%) Apache Camel
8 8 (6.78%) POJO
9 7 (5.93%) Middleware
10 5 (4.24%) jQuery
11 4 (3.39%) CSS
11 4 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (2.54%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.39%) Online Banking
2 4 (3.39%) User Experience
3 3 (2.54%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 61 (51.69%) Windows
2 33 (27.97%) Windows Server
2 33 (27.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (11.86%) Windows 10
4 9 (7.63%) Linux
5 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.85%) Android
6 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.85%) IRIX
6 1 (0.85%) Unix
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (63.56%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (52.54%) Test Automation
3 55 (46.61%) TDD
4 49 (41.53%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (26.27%) Code Coverage
6 30 (25.42%) Migration
7 28 (23.73%) DevOps
8 27 (22.88%) BDD
9 26 (22.03%) Integration Testing
10 25 (21.19%) System Integration Testing
11 23 (19.49%) Waterfall
12 22 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (17.80%) AOP
13 21 (17.80%) Kanban
14 20 (16.95%) Data Migration
15 13 (11.02%) Unit Testing
16 12 (10.17%) Data Management
17 8 (6.78%) Extreme Programming
18 6 (5.08%) Identity Management
18 6 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (42.37%) Java
2 31 (26.27%) PowerShell
3 17 (14.41%) SQL
4 10 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.63%) C++
5 9 (7.63%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.24%) Python
7 4 (3.39%) C#
8 2 (1.69%) C
9 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.85%) Ada
9 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.88%) Degree
3 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.78%) CCEA
4 8 (6.78%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) MISRA
System Software
1 31 (26.27%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.63%) vSphere
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (26.27%) SCCM
2 30 (25.42%) SCOM
3 3 (2.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (55.08%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.02%) VMware
3 12 (10.17%) Oracle
4 11 (9.32%) IBM
5 8 (6.78%) Citrix
6 3 (2.54%) NetApp
6 3 (2.54%) Perforce
7 2 (1.69%) Cisco
7 2 (1.69%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.69%) WSO2
8 1 (0.85%) BMC
8 1 (0.85%) Remedy
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