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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 45 63 62
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 24 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.23% 1.28% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 1.51% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 5
Median daily rate £475 £371 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.94% +14.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £343 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £493 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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
617 925 627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.04% 84.63% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 604 338
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £324 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 30 33
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £15.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +8 10 £475 +40.74%
Warrington +20 6 £625 -3.84% 2
Knutsford +5 3 £413 +12.24%
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 69 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (53.15%) Windows
2 59 (53.15%) Microsoft
3 57 (51.35%) Test Automation
4 48 (43.24%) Java
4 48 (43.24%) TDD
5 44 (39.64%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (33.33%) Finance
7 33 (29.73%) MS Excel
7 33 (29.73%) Security Cleared
7 33 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (29.73%) Windows Server
8 31 (27.93%) PowerShell
8 31 (27.93%) SCCM
8 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
9 30 (27.03%) SCOM
10 29 (26.13%) .NET
11 27 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (23.42%) DevOps
12 26 (23.42%) Code Coverage
13 25 (22.52%) Migration
13 25 (22.52%) System Integration Testing
13 25 (22.52%) BDD
13 25 (22.52%) Integration Testing
14 24 (21.62%) SC Cleared
14 24 (21.62%) Degree
14 24 (21.62%) Spring
14 24 (21.62%) JDBC
14 24 (21.62%) XML
15 23 (20.72%) 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 (16.22%) Skype for Business
2 17 (15.32%) SharePoint
2 17 (15.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (13.51%) MS Exchange
4 11 (9.91%) WebSphere
5 8 (7.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 33 (29.73%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) Skype
2 3 (2.70%) HTTP
2 3 (2.70%) Internet
2 3 (2.70%) SAN
3 2 (1.80%) DHCP
3 2 (1.80%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (19.82%) SpecFlow
3 21 (18.92%) TestComplete
4 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
5 15 (13.51%) JIRA
6 12 (10.81%) Selenium
7 8 (7.21%) JUnit
7 8 (7.21%) Subversion
8 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
8 6 (5.41%) Gradle
9 5 (4.50%) TeamCity
10 3 (2.70%) Checkstyle
10 3 (2.70%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.70%) FindBugs
10 3 (2.70%) Maven
10 3 (2.70%) Mockito
10 3 (2.70%) SonarQube
10 3 (2.70%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
12 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (31.53%) Developer
2 26 (23.42%) Java Developer
3 19 (17.12%) Consultant
4 17 (15.32%) Senior Developer
5 16 (14.41%) DevOps Consultant
5 16 (14.41%) Software Engineer
6 15 (13.51%) Integration Consultant
6 15 (13.51%) Senior Java Developer
7 13 (11.71%) Architect
8 12 (10.81%) Applications Developer
9 10 (9.01%) Java Applications Developer
9 10 (9.01%) Senior Applications Developer
9 10 (9.01%) Senior Java Applications Developer
10 9 (8.11%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
10 9 (8.11%) Designer
11 8 (7.21%) Digital Developer
11 8 (7.21%) Software Developer
12 7 (6.31%) Principal Engineer
13 6 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
13 6 (5.41%) Principal Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (26.13%) .NET
2 24 (21.62%) JDBC
2 24 (21.62%) Spring
2 24 (21.62%) XML
3 23 (20.72%) Web Services
4 22 (19.82%) J2EE
5 21 (18.92%) JAXB
5 21 (18.92%) JAX-WS
5 21 (18.92%) SOAP
5 21 (18.92%) WSDL
6 13 (11.71%) JSON
6 13 (11.71%) RESTful
7 11 (9.91%) XSLT
8 8 (7.21%) Apache Camel
8 8 (7.21%) POJO
9 6 (5.41%) Middleware
10 4 (3.60%) CSS
10 4 (3.60%) jQuery
10 4 (3.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (2.70%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) Online Banking
3 3 (2.70%) N-Tier
3 3 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.15%) Windows
2 33 (29.73%) Windows Server
2 33 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (12.61%) Windows 10
4 7 (6.31%) Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.90%) Unix
5 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.90%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (62.16%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (51.35%) Test Automation
3 48 (43.24%) TDD
4 44 (39.64%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (23.42%) Code Coverage
5 26 (23.42%) DevOps
6 25 (22.52%) BDD
6 25 (22.52%) Integration Testing
6 25 (22.52%) Migration
6 25 (22.52%) System Integration Testing
7 23 (20.72%) Waterfall
8 21 (18.92%) AOP
8 21 (18.92%) Continuous Deployment
8 21 (18.92%) Kanban
8 21 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 20 (18.02%) Data Migration
10 14 (12.61%) Unit Testing
11 12 (10.81%) Data Management
12 8 (7.21%) Extreme Programming
13 6 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (43.24%) Java
2 31 (27.93%) PowerShell
3 17 (15.32%) SQL
4 10 (9.01%) C++
5 9 (8.11%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.60%) Python
8 3 (2.70%) C#
9 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (29.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (21.62%) Degree
2 24 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) CCEA
3 5 (4.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) MISRA
2 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.11%) vSphere
4 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 31 (27.93%) SCCM
2 30 (27.03%) SCOM
3 3 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 59 (53.15%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) VMware
3 12 (10.81%) Oracle
4 11 (9.91%) IBM
5 5 (4.50%) Citrix
6 3 (2.70%) NetApp
6 3 (2.70%) Perforce
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco
8 1 (0.90%) BMC
8 1 (0.90%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.90%) Remedy
8 1 (0.90%) Renesas
8 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.90%) SAP
8 1 (0.90%) WSO2