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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 22 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 86 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.53% 2.28% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.99% 2.73% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 11 4
Median daily rate £441 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.60% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £275 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £401 £425
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 £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
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
861 841 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 85.42% 83.43% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 533 322
Median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 30
Median hourly rate £26.75 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.93% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £14.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 - 43 £455 - 2
Knutsford +2 18 £425 +13.33% 1
Chester +5 15 £475 +22.50% 4
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 62 (60.19%) Microsoft
2 59 (57.28%) Windows
2 59 (57.28%) Test Automation
3 58 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (47.57%) TDD
5 41 (39.81%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (36.89%) Java
7 36 (34.95%) MS Excel
8 35 (33.98%) .NET
9 34 (33.01%) Security Cleared
10 33 (32.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (32.04%) Finance
10 33 (32.04%) Windows Server
11 31 (30.10%) Migration
11 31 (30.10%) Active Directory
11 31 (30.10%) PowerShell
11 31 (30.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 30 (29.13%) SCCM
12 30 (29.13%) SCOM
13 28 (27.18%) Code Coverage
14 26 (25.24%) Degree
14 26 (25.24%) SC Cleared
15 25 (24.27%) DevOps
16 23 (22.33%) SpecFlow
17 22 (21.36%) TestComplete
18 20 (19.42%) Data Migration
19 19 (18.45%) Skype
20 18 (17.48%) Skype for Business
21 17 (16.50%) SharePoint
21 17 (16.50%) BDD

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 (17.48%) Skype for Business
2 17 (16.50%) SharePoint
2 17 (16.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 15 (14.56%) MS Exchange
4 8 (7.77%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (3.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.94%) Node.js
Applications
1 36 (34.95%) MS Excel
2 12 (11.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.45%) Skype
2 4 (3.88%) HTTP
2 4 (3.88%) Internet
3 3 (2.91%) SAN
4 2 (1.94%) DHCP
4 2 (1.94%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (30.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (22.33%) SpecFlow
3 22 (21.36%) TestComplete
4 12 (11.65%) Jenkins
5 10 (9.71%) JIRA
5 10 (9.71%) Selenium
6 6 (5.83%) Git (software)
6 6 (5.83%) TeamCity
7 5 (4.85%) Gradle
8 4 (3.88%) Checkstyle
8 4 (3.88%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.88%) FindBugs
8 4 (3.88%) JUnit
8 4 (3.88%) Maven
8 4 (3.88%) Mockito
8 4 (3.88%) SonarQube
8 4 (3.88%) Subversion
9 3 (2.91%) Moq
10 2 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.94%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (32.04%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
3 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Developer
2 18 (17.48%) Architect
2 18 (17.48%) Consultant
3 17 (16.50%) Java Developer
4 15 (14.56%) DevOps Consultant
4 15 (14.56%) Software Engineer
5 14 (13.59%) Integration Consultant
6 9 (8.74%) Designer
6 9 (8.74%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.80%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Applications Developer
8 6 (5.83%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Digital Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Software Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Agile Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (4.85%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Java Applications Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.98%) .NET
2 14 (13.59%) JDBC
2 14 (13.59%) Spring
2 14 (13.59%) Web Services
2 14 (13.59%) XML
3 11 (10.68%) J2EE
4 10 (9.71%) JAXB
4 10 (9.71%) JAX-WS
4 10 (9.71%) SOAP
4 10 (9.71%) WSDL
5 8 (7.77%) jQuery
5 8 (7.77%) XSLT
6 7 (6.80%) RESTful
7 6 (5.83%) JSON
8 5 (4.85%) CSS
8 5 (4.85%) Middleware
9 4 (3.88%) Java EE
9 4 (3.88%) JSP
9 4 (3.88%) Servlets
9 4 (3.88%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) Online Banking
3 4 (3.88%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.91%) User Experience
5 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (57.28%) Windows
2 33 (32.04%) Windows Server
2 33 (32.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (12.62%) Windows 10
4 10 (9.71%) Linux
5 3 (2.91%) IRIX
6 2 (1.94%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.97%) Android
7 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.97%) Unix
7 1 (0.97%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (57.28%) Test Automation
2 58 (56.31%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (47.57%) TDD
4 41 (39.81%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (30.10%) Migration
6 28 (27.18%) Code Coverage
7 25 (24.27%) DevOps
8 20 (19.42%) Data Migration
9 17 (16.50%) BDD
10 16 (15.53%) Integration Testing
11 15 (14.56%) System Integration Testing
12 12 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (10.68%) Unit Testing
14 10 (9.71%) AOP
14 10 (9.71%) Kanban
14 10 (9.71%) Waterfall
15 9 (8.74%) Data Management
16 8 (7.77%) MVC
17 6 (5.83%) Identity Management
17 6 (5.83%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (36.89%) Java
2 31 (30.10%) PowerShell
3 16 (15.53%) SQL
4 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.71%) C++
6 7 (6.80%) C#
7 5 (4.85%) PL/SQL
7 5 (4.85%) Python
8 4 (3.88%) C
9 3 (2.91%) Ada
9 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.97%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 34 (33.01%) Security Cleared
2 26 (25.24%) Degree
2 26 (25.24%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) CCEA
3 7 (6.80%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (30.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.74%) vSphere
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 30 (29.13%) SCCM
1 30 (29.13%) SCOM
2 3 (2.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.94%) Puppet
4 1 (0.97%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.97%) vRealize
Vendors
1 62 (60.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.62%) VMware
3 9 (8.74%) Oracle
4 8 (7.77%) IBM
5 7 (6.80%) Citrix
6 4 (3.88%) Perforce
7 3 (2.91%) NetApp
8 2 (1.94%) Cisco
8 2 (1.94%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.94%) WSO2
9 1 (0.97%) BMC
9 1 (0.97%) Remedy
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