Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 2020 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 56 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 6 27 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.11% 2.69% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 3.22% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 19
Median daily rate £538 £432 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.42% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £478 £267 £348
90th Percentile £588 £595 £550
North West median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
North West median hourly rate £44.00 £41.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +7.32% +1.23% -3.57%

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 456 838 1,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 84.13% 83.55% 86.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 525 728
Median daily rate £407 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.73% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 51
Median hourly rate £50.50 £22.19 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.55% +16.62% -36.57%
10th Percentile £16.17 £15.16 £10.79
90th Percentile £68.75 £39.97 £58.75
Median hourly rate £34.89 £25.59 £22.50
% change year-on-year +36.35% +13.71% -36.62%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire.

Daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Cheshire

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Cheshire.

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 2 June 2020. 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 +16 2 £531 -11.46% 2
Knutsford +5 1 - -
Chester 0 1 - - 1
Warrington -2 1 £500 +100.00%
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Lean UX
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Express
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (16.67%) Android Development
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Docker
4 1 (16.67%) AWS
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) Heroku
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) C++

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Azure
2 1 (16.67%) AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Heroku
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) git-flow
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Coach
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Planner
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Node.js
2 1 (16.67%) Android SDK
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) Express
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) Ionic Framework
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Lean UX
3 2 (33.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 1 (16.67%) Android Development
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft