The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 74 73
Rank change year-on-year +26 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.27% 0.87% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.92% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Median daily rate £375 £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +32.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £359 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £670 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £378 £350
% change year-on-year +3.97% +7.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.02% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.35 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.35% +5.87%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 865 941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.44% 94.33% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 627 566
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineer in Cheshire

Software Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineer in Cheshire

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 Software Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +20 2 - -
Chester +18 2 £463 +48.00% 3
Software Engineer
North West

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) C#
3 6 (50.00%) C++
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) MySQL
5 3 (25.00%) OOP
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (25.00%) Node.js
5 3 (25.00%) Spring
6 2 (16.67%) NVIDIA
6 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
6 2 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (16.67%) Kinematics
6 2 (16.67%) Linear Algebra
6 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 2 (16.67%) Pega
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
6 2 (16.67%) Device Driver
6 2 (16.67%) Games
6 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (16.67%) OO
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) PhD

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Kinematics
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) RS-232
1 1 (8.33%) SSH
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MySQL
1 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) Node.js
2 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) JAXB
4 1 (8.33%) JDBC
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) WPF
4 1 (8.33%) WSDL
4 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (16.67%) Device Driver
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) Linear Algebra
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) AOP
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Device Driver Development
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Kanban
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Scrum
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 6 (50.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) NVIDIA
1 2 (16.67%) Pega
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft