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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 28 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 27 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 1 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.65% 3.73% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 4.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £475 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
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
130 148 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 84.97% 91.93% 77.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 104 35
Median daily rate £425 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £514 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 20
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester 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 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 28 September 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 Chester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 22 (95.65%) Java
1 22 (95.65%) Finance
1 22 (95.65%) Integration Testing
1 22 (95.65%) System Integration Testing
2 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (91.30%) Spring
2 21 (91.30%) J2EE
2 21 (91.30%) JDBC
2 21 (91.30%) XML
3 20 (86.96%) SOAP
3 20 (86.96%) Web Services
3 20 (86.96%) WSDL
3 20 (86.96%) JAXB
3 20 (86.96%) AOP
3 20 (86.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (86.96%) JAX-WS
3 20 (86.96%) Kanban
3 20 (86.96%) Waterfall
4 13 (56.52%) JSON
4 13 (56.52%) BDD
4 13 (56.52%) RESTful
5 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) Oracle
6 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
6 8 (34.78%) XSLT
6 8 (34.78%) IBM
6 8 (34.78%) TDD
6 8 (34.78%) JIRA
6 8 (34.78%) Selenium
6 8 (34.78%) WebSphere

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 8 (34.78%) WebSphere
2 7 (30.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Jenkins
1 8 (34.78%) JIRA
1 8 (34.78%) Selenium
2 7 (30.43%) JUnit
2 7 (30.43%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) Checkstyle
3 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) FindBugs
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Mockito
3 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
General
1 22 (95.65%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 18 (78.26%) Java Developer
3 14 (60.87%) Senior Developer
4 13 (56.52%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (47.83%) Applications Developer
6 10 (43.48%) Java Applications Developer
6 10 (43.48%) Senior Applications Developer
6 10 (43.48%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 5 (21.74%) Digital Developer
8 2 (8.70%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (8.70%) XML Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
9 1 (4.35%) Consultant
9 1 (4.35%) Middleware Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Programmer
9 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
9 1 (4.35%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 1 (4.35%) SOA Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) J2EE
1 21 (91.30%) JDBC
1 21 (91.30%) Spring
1 21 (91.30%) XML
2 20 (86.96%) JAXB
2 20 (86.96%) JAX-WS
2 20 (86.96%) SOAP
2 20 (86.96%) Web Services
2 20 (86.96%) WSDL
3 13 (56.52%) JSON
3 13 (56.52%) RESTful
4 8 (34.78%) XSLT
5 7 (30.43%) Apache Camel
5 7 (30.43%) POJO
6 5 (21.74%) Middleware
7 2 (8.70%) CSS
7 2 (8.70%) jQuery
7 2 (8.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (4.35%) Java EE
8 1 (4.35%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) Integration Testing
1 22 (95.65%) System Integration Testing
2 21 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (86.96%) AOP
3 20 (86.96%) Kanban
3 20 (86.96%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (86.96%) Waterfall
4 13 (56.52%) BDD
5 8 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (34.78%) TDD
6 7 (30.43%) Extreme Programming
7 3 (13.04%) Web Application Development
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (4.35%) Data Analytics
9 1 (4.35%) MVC
9 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.35%) OOP
9 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.35%) SOA
9 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 22 (95.65%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Perforce