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 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineering
Rank 25 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 15 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.46% 2.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.38% 3.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 0
Median daily rate £475 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.26%
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
160 215 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 79.60% 87.76% 87.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 142 59
Median daily rate £413 £400 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £314 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 18
Median hourly rate £20.78 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Chester region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Software Engineering Daily Rate Histogram 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 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 Chester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 15 (88.24%) Java
1 15 (88.24%) Finance
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (88.24%) Integration Testing
1 15 (88.24%) System Integration Testing
2 14 (82.35%) Spring
2 14 (82.35%) JDBC
2 14 (82.35%) XML
3 11 (64.71%) J2EE
4 10 (58.82%) WSDL
4 10 (58.82%) JAXB
4 10 (58.82%) SOAP
4 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 10 (58.82%) AOP
4 10 (58.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (58.82%) JAX-WS
4 10 (58.82%) Kanban
4 10 (58.82%) Waterfall
5 9 (52.94%) TDD
5 9 (52.94%) Oracle
5 9 (52.94%) SQL
6 8 (47.06%) XSLT
6 8 (47.06%) IBM
6 8 (47.06%) Banking
6 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (47.06%) WebSphere
6 8 (47.06%) JIRA
6 8 (47.06%) Selenium
6 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
7 6 (35.29%) BDD

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 (47.06%) WebSphere
2 4 (23.53%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (23.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) HTTP
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Jenkins
1 8 (47.06%) JIRA
1 8 (47.06%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Checkstyle
2 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (23.53%) FindBugs
2 4 (23.53%) JUnit
2 4 (23.53%) Maven
2 4 (23.53%) Mockito
2 4 (23.53%) SonarQube
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
General
1 15 (88.24%) Finance
2 8 (47.06%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 12 (70.59%) Java Developer
3 8 (47.06%) Senior Developer
4 7 (41.18%) Senior Java Developer
5 5 (29.41%) Applications Developer
6 4 (23.53%) Java Applications Developer
6 4 (23.53%) Senior Applications Developer
6 4 (23.53%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 3 (17.65%) Digital Developer
8 2 (11.76%) J2EE Developer
8 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
8 2 (11.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (11.76%) Senior Java Engineer
8 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
9 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
9 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (5.88%) Java Software Engineer
9 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) JDBC
1 14 (82.35%) Spring
1 14 (82.35%) XML
2 11 (64.71%) J2EE
3 10 (58.82%) JAXB
3 10 (58.82%) JAX-WS
3 10 (58.82%) SOAP
3 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 10 (58.82%) WSDL
4 8 (47.06%) XSLT
5 6 (35.29%) JSON
5 6 (35.29%) RESTful
6 5 (29.41%) CSS
6 5 (29.41%) jQuery
7 4 (23.53%) Apache Camel
7 4 (23.53%) JSP
7 4 (23.53%) POJO
7 4 (23.53%) Servlets
7 4 (23.53%) Spring MVC
7 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Online Banking
2 4 (23.53%) N-Tier
3 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Unix
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (88.24%) Integration Testing
1 15 (88.24%) System Integration Testing
2 10 (58.82%) AOP
2 10 (58.82%) Kanban
2 10 (58.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Waterfall
3 9 (52.94%) TDD
4 8 (47.06%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) BDD
5 6 (35.29%) Web Application Development
6 5 (29.41%) E-Commerce
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (23.53%) OOP
8 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) OO
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
8 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 8 (47.06%) IBM
3 4 (23.53%) Perforce