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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank - 31 24
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 1.40% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.74% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
101 172 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 74.26% 80.37% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 58
Average daily rate £320 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £499 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 7
Average hourly rate £31.56 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £30.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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