The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 24 40 27
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.45% 0.48% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 0.55% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
Software Engineering
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
131 181 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 80.37% 87.44% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 62 30
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £222 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 21
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.07 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.60 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Engineering
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Engineering across the Chester region.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Software Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering across the Chester region.

Software Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering.

1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) SOAP
2 4 (80.00%) JSON
2 4 (80.00%) RESTful
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) PowerMock
3 3 (60.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (60.00%) JAX-RS
3 3 (60.00%) Mockito
3 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (60.00%) Selenium
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 3 (60.00%) Online Banking
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) XSL
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) Informix
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) JUnit
3 3 (60.00%) CSS

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (60.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Informix
1 3 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Selenium
1 3 (60.00%) Mockito
1 3 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (60.00%) JUnit
2 2 (40.00%) Introscope
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) JSON
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 3 (60.00%) PowerMock
2 3 (60.00%) JAX-RS
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSL
2 3 (60.00%) WSDL
2 3 (60.00%) JAX-RPC
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) JDBC
2 3 (60.00%) Servlets
3 1 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Compuware
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Perforce