Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer/Software Engineer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Engineer/Developer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 86 108
Rank change year-on-year -8 +22 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.075% 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.35% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% -11.90% -
10th Percentile £513 £431 £425
90th Percentile £538 £481 £625
North West median daily rate £375 £463 £400
% change year-on-year -18.92% +15.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £47.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,284 1,148 1,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 95.03% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 803 1,177
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 57 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.15 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.99% +1.95% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.15 £10.30
90th Percentile £37.75 £49.00 £35.50
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -10.52% +13.51% +0.11%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Cheshire

Developer/Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Cheshire

Developer/Software Engineer
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 Developer/Software Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crewe - 1 £525 -
Developer/Software Engineer
North West

Developer/Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, Developer/Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Developer/Software Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) React
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (100.00%) Dropwizard

Developer/Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) Dropwizard
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) React
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Spring Boot
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Google