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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 63 48
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 5 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.00% 1.01% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.29% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 13
Median daily rate £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £347 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £404 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +8.75%

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
395 696 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 79.32% 78.29% 80.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 450 333
Median daily rate £413 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 31
Median hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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
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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +7 3 £375 -11.76% 2
Warrington +14 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £450 - 2
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 10 (50.00%) TDD
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (40.00%) REST
4 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (30.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (30.00%) Open Source
5 6 (30.00%) Microservices
6 5 (25.00%) JIRA
6 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (25.00%) MySQL
6 5 (25.00%) C++
6 5 (25.00%) UML
7 4 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (20.00%) Web Services
7 4 (20.00%) J2EE
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) OO
7 4 (20.00%) C#
7 4 (20.00%) Data Management
7 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 4 (20.00%) Confluence
7 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 4 (20.00%) SFIA
7 4 (20.00%) Node.js
7 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (20.00%) Confluence
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (10.00%) GlassFish
3 2 (10.00%) JBoss
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.00%) SAS
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (5.00%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) NoSQL
2 6 (30.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (25.00%) MySQL
4 4 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (15.00%) Big Data
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.00%) DB2
6 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.00%) Apache Hive
7 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
7 1 (5.00%) PowerCenter
7 1 (5.00%) SAP HANA
7 1 (5.00%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Lead Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Principal Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Domain Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Embedded Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Applications Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Java Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Principal Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) REST
2 4 (20.00%) J2EE
2 4 (20.00%) Node.js
2 4 (20.00%) Web Services
3 3 (15.00%) XML
4 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (10.00%) JSON
4 2 (10.00%) JSTL
4 2 (10.00%) Middleware
4 2 (10.00%) SOAP
4 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 2 (10.00%) Struts
4 2 (10.00%) WCF
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) WinForms
5 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.00%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
4 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) TDD
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Microservices
4 6 (30.00%) Open Source
5 5 (25.00%) UML
5 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Data Management
6 4 (20.00%) OO
6 4 (20.00%) SFIA
7 3 (15.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) SOA
8 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.00%) OOD
8 2 (10.00%) RAD
8 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (10.00%) RUP
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (10.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.00%) Python
6 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) PhD
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (10.00%) MISRA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) hybris
2 2 (10.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica
3 1 (5.00%) Renesas
3 1 (5.00%) Twitter
3 1 (5.00%) Xilinx