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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 22 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 63 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.89% 2.31% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.29% 2.82% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 12 6
Median daily rate £444 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.40% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £284 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £423 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -
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
760 780 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.15% 81.93% 76.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 475 312
Median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 25
Median hourly rate £62.50 £19.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.33% -44.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
Chester +10 22 £475 +18.60% 1
Warrington - 19 £478 - 4
Knutsford +2 15 £425 +14.47%
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (56.03%) Microsoft
3 62 (53.45%) Test Automation
4 60 (51.72%) Windows
5 54 (46.55%) TDD
6 50 (43.10%) Java
7 48 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (36.21%) Finance
9 39 (33.62%) MS Excel
10 37 (31.90%) .NET
11 33 (28.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (28.45%) Security Cleared
11 33 (28.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (28.45%) Windows Server
12 32 (27.59%) Migration
13 31 (26.72%) Code Coverage
13 31 (26.72%) Active Directory
13 31 (26.72%) PowerShell
14 30 (25.86%) SCCM
14 30 (25.86%) SCOM
15 28 (24.14%) Degree
15 28 (24.14%) DevOps
16 26 (22.41%) Integration Testing
17 25 (21.55%) System Integration Testing
17 25 (21.55%) SpecFlow
18 24 (20.69%) SC Cleared
18 24 (20.69%) TestComplete
18 24 (20.69%) Spring
18 24 (20.69%) JDBC
18 24 (20.69%) Web Services

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 (15.52%) Skype for Business
2 17 (14.66%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (12.93%) MS Exchange
4 12 (10.34%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 39 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) Skype
2 4 (3.45%) HTTP
2 4 (3.45%) Internet
3 3 (2.59%) SAN
4 2 (1.72%) DHCP
4 2 (1.72%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.76%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 33 (28.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (21.55%) SpecFlow
3 24 (20.69%) TestComplete
4 17 (14.66%) Jenkins
5 14 (12.07%) JIRA
5 14 (12.07%) Selenium
6 8 (6.90%) JUnit
6 8 (6.90%) Subversion
7 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
7 7 (6.03%) TeamCity
8 6 (5.17%) Gradle
9 4 (3.45%) Checkstyle
9 4 (3.45%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.45%) FindBugs
9 4 (3.45%) Maven
9 4 (3.45%) Mockito
9 4 (3.45%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.59%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.72%) Moq
11 2 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 42 (36.21%) Finance
2 9 (7.76%) Banking
3 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (29.31%) Developer
2 26 (22.41%) Java Developer
3 19 (16.38%) Consultant
4 18 (15.52%) Architect
5 16 (13.79%) DevOps Consultant
5 16 (13.79%) Senior Developer
5 16 (13.79%) Software Engineer
6 15 (12.93%) Integration Consultant
7 14 (12.07%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (9.48%) Applications Developer
9 9 (7.76%) Designer
9 9 (7.76%) Java Applications Developer
9 9 (7.76%) Senior Applications Developer
9 9 (7.76%) Senior Java Applications Developer
10 8 (6.90%) Digital Developer
11 6 (5.17%) .NET Developer
11 6 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (5.17%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Agile Developer
12 5 (4.31%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (31.90%) .NET
2 24 (20.69%) JDBC
2 24 (20.69%) Spring
2 24 (20.69%) Web Services
2 24 (20.69%) XML
3 21 (18.10%) J2EE
4 20 (17.24%) JAXB
4 20 (17.24%) JAX-WS
4 20 (17.24%) SOAP
4 20 (17.24%) WSDL
5 13 (11.21%) RESTful
6 12 (10.34%) JSON
6 12 (10.34%) XSLT
7 8 (6.90%) Apache Camel
7 8 (6.90%) POJO
8 7 (6.03%) jQuery
8 7 (6.03%) Middleware
9 5 (4.31%) CSS
10 4 (3.45%) JSP
10 4 (3.45%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.31%) Online Banking
3 4 (3.45%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 60 (51.72%) Windows
2 33 (28.45%) Windows Server
2 33 (28.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (11.21%) Windows 10
4 10 (8.62%) Linux
5 3 (2.59%) IRIX
6 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.86%) Android
7 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.86%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.86%) Unix
7 1 (0.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (53.45%) Test Automation
3 54 (46.55%) TDD
4 48 (41.38%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (27.59%) Migration
6 31 (26.72%) Code Coverage
7 28 (24.14%) DevOps
8 26 (22.41%) Integration Testing
9 25 (21.55%) System Integration Testing
10 23 (19.83%) BDD
11 22 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (18.97%) Waterfall
12 20 (17.24%) AOP
12 20 (17.24%) Data Migration
12 20 (17.24%) Kanban
13 10 (8.62%) Unit Testing
14 9 (7.76%) Data Management
15 8 (6.90%) Extreme Programming
16 6 (5.17%) Identity Management
16 6 (5.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 50 (43.10%) Java
2 31 (26.72%) PowerShell
3 19 (16.38%) SQL
4 12 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 9 (7.76%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.90%) C++
7 5 (4.31%) C#
7 5 (4.31%) Python
8 4 (3.45%) C
9 3 (2.59%) Ada
10 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.86%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 33 (28.45%) Security Cleared
2 28 (24.14%) Degree
3 24 (20.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.90%) CCEA
4 8 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.76%) vSphere
4 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (25.86%) SCCM
1 30 (25.86%) SCOM
2 3 (2.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (2.59%) Puppet
3 1 (0.86%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 65 (56.03%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.21%) Oracle
2 13 (11.21%) VMware
3 12 (10.34%) IBM
4 8 (6.90%) Citrix
5 4 (3.45%) Perforce
6 3 (2.59%) NetApp
7 2 (1.72%) Cisco
7 2 (1.72%) MuleSoft
7 2 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.72%) WSO2
8 1 (0.86%) BMC
8 1 (0.86%) Remedy