Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 56 44
Rank change year-on-year +2 -12 +36
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 46 32 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.50% 2.46% 4.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 2.94% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 49
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £518 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.29% +8.95% +26.67%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £325
90th Percentile £564 £575 £675
North West median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -17.95% +4.00%
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,136 1,090 1,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.39% 83.85% 87.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 793 973
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +0.61% -1.20%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £254
90th Percentile £538 £575 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 45 33
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +60.00% -13.44%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.50 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.86% -29.34%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 October 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 - 11 £500 - 3
Warrington -7 8 £550 - 8
Chester +2 7 £388 -15.07% 13
Macclesfield +1 3 £325 -35.00% 1
Knutsford - 1 £400 - 5
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 23 (50.00%) Java
2 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (39.13%) Spring
4 15 (32.61%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
5 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 12 (26.09%) C#
5 12 (26.09%) .NET
6 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (23.91%) Node.js
6 11 (23.91%) SQL
7 9 (19.57%) HTML
7 9 (19.57%) SaaS
8 8 (17.39%) PaaS
8 8 (17.39%) Public Cloud
8 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.39%) Degree
8 8 (17.39%) Oracle
9 7 (15.22%) JUnit
9 7 (15.22%) Maven
9 7 (15.22%) REST
9 7 (15.22%) BDD
10 6 (13.04%) Microservices
10 6 (13.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 6 (13.04%) Hibernate
10 6 (13.04%) Finance
10 6 (13.04%) MVC
11 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.87%) CSS
11 5 (10.87%) SOAP

Software Engineering
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 4 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Simulink
1 1 (2.17%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 15 (32.61%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (19.57%) SaaS
4 8 (17.39%) PaaS
5 4 (8.70%) GitHub
6 3 (6.52%) Boomi
6 3 (6.52%) iPaaS
7 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (2.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) JUnit
1 7 (15.22%) Maven
2 5 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.87%) TestNG
3 4 (8.70%) Mercurial
4 3 (6.52%) Mockito
5 1 (2.17%) CANoe
5 1 (2.17%) Grunt
5 1 (2.17%) gulp
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.17%) webpack
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Automotive
2 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.35%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) Developer
1 17 (36.96%) Software Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) Java Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Java Software Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 6 (13.04%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.87%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Java Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (8.70%) Data Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Java Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Technical Leader
8 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (39.13%) Spring
2 12 (26.09%) .NET
3 11 (23.91%) Node.js
4 9 (19.57%) HTML
5 7 (15.22%) REST
6 6 (13.04%) Hibernate
7 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.87%) CSS
7 5 (10.87%) SOAP
7 5 (10.87%) Spring Boot
8 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (8.70%) Entity Framework
8 4 (8.70%) Java EE
8 4 (8.70%) React
8 4 (8.70%) XML
9 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (4.35%) Gherkin
10 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.70%) Taxonomies
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Unix
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Unit Testing
3 7 (15.22%) BDD
4 6 (13.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 6 (13.04%) Microservices
4 6 (13.04%) MVC
5 5 (10.87%) Business Analysis
5 5 (10.87%) TDD
6 4 (8.70%) Business Process Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (8.70%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (8.70%) ETL
6 4 (8.70%) Pair Programming
6 4 (8.70%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) SDLC
6 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
7 3 (6.52%) ArchiMate
7 3 (6.52%) DevOps
7 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) C#
2 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.91%) SQL
4 4 (8.70%) Perl
4 4 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 4 (8.70%) Python
5 3 (6.52%) C
5 3 (6.52%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.35%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) ES6
7 1 (2.17%) Go
7 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Degree
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) HND
3 3 (6.52%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) PMO
2 1 (2.17%) IEC 62304
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Oracle
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) Hyperion
3 4 (8.70%) Talend
4 3 (6.52%) Dell
4 3 (6.52%) Google
4 3 (6.52%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.17%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards