Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 64 73
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 33 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.65% 2.24% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.08% 2.65% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 17
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% +9.68%
10th Percentile £369 £303 £343
90th Percentile £568 £575 £655
North West median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 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 £38.75 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -8.82% +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 1,070 1,133 1,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.01% 84.74% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 818 862
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £258 £235
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 34 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.42 £20.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% -23.45% +13.35%
10th Percentile £13.45 £9.68 £13.00
90th Percentile £44.00 £35.00 £42.48
North West median hourly rate £22.29 £27.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -17.44% +22.73% -25.98%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Chester +4 8 £388 -15.07% 4
Warrington -4 8 £550 +2.80% 11
Crewe - 5 £463 - 1
Knutsford -3 2 - - 4
Macclesfield -5 2 £325 -35.00% 3
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 17 (51.52%) Java
2 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Spring
3 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
3 10 (30.30%) C#
3 10 (30.30%) .NET
4 9 (27.27%) BDD
4 9 (27.27%) Unit Testing
5 8 (24.24%) SQL
5 8 (24.24%) REST
6 7 (21.21%) Oracle
6 7 (21.21%) MVC
6 7 (21.21%) Node.js
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (18.18%) Hibernate
7 6 (18.18%) JUnit
7 6 (18.18%) Microservices
7 6 (18.18%) Spring Boot
8 5 (15.15%) React
8 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
8 5 (15.15%) HTML
8 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
8 5 (15.15%) Python
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.15%) TDD
8 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
8 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
9 4 (12.12%) Taxonomies
9 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming

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 (12.12%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) CATIA
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.12%) GitHub
3 4 (12.12%) SaaS
4 3 (9.09%) Boomi
4 3 (9.09%) iPaaS
4 3 (9.09%) PaaS
5 1 (3.03%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon Aurora
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) JUnit
2 4 (12.12%) Mockito
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) Maven
4 2 (6.06%) Mercurial
4 2 (6.06%) TestNG
5 1 (3.03%) Grunt
5 1 (3.03%) gulp
5 1 (3.03%) JIRA
5 1 (3.03%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) webpack
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Aerospace
2 2 (6.06%) Automotive
2 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Java Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 5 (15.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Java Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (12.12%) AWS Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Data Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) Spring
2 10 (30.30%) .NET
3 8 (24.24%) REST
4 7 (21.21%) Node.js
5 6 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 6 (18.18%) Spring Boot
6 5 (15.15%) .NET Framework
6 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
6 5 (15.15%) HTML
6 5 (15.15%) React
7 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (12.12%) Entity Framework
7 4 (12.12%) Gherkin
7 4 (12.12%) J2EE
7 4 (12.12%) XML
8 3 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (9.09%) CSS
8 3 (9.09%) SOAP
8 3 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (12.12%) Taxonomies
2 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) BDD
2 9 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 7 (21.21%) MVC
4 6 (18.18%) Microservices
5 5 (15.15%) Business Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
6 4 (12.12%) Business Process Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.12%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (12.12%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (12.12%) ETL
6 4 (12.12%) OO
6 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
6 4 (12.12%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.12%) Visualisation
7 3 (9.09%) ArchiMate
7 3 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (9.09%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) Java
2 10 (30.30%) C#
2 10 (30.30%) JavaScript
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) Python
5 4 (12.12%) Perl
5 4 (12.12%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.09%) TypeScript
7 2 (6.06%) C
7 2 (6.06%) Embedded C
8 1 (3.03%) ES6
8 1 (3.03%) PHP
8 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
1 3 (9.09%) ISEB
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) PMO
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Hyperion
3 4 (12.12%) Talend
4 3 (9.09%) Dell
4 3 (9.09%) TIBCO
5 2 (6.06%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) Cypress Semiconductor