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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
North West / Cheshire
Rank 42 32 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +22  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 9 53 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.70% 5.44% 2.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 6.49% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 12
Median daily rate £425 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £304 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year - +10.38%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 448 817 666
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.69% 83.88% 82.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 509 428
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Chester +8 4 £450 +10.76% 1
Warrington +5 2 £313 -26.21% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
Software Engineering
North West

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) C#
3 7 (46.67%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) J2EE
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
3 7 (46.67%) XML
4 6 (40.00%) OO
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
5 5 (33.33%) Spring
5 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 4 (26.67%) JSON
6 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (26.67%) OOP
6 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) MVC
7 3 (20.00%) Device Driver
7 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 3 (20.00%) SOA
7 3 (20.00%) WSDL
7 3 (20.00%) JAXB
7 3 (20.00%) Middleware
7 3 (20.00%) .NET
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) JDBC
7 3 (20.00%) Linux

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 3 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) GlassFish
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (6.67%) SAP MDG
1 1 (6.67%) SAP MDM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) RS-232
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Big Data
1 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Hive
3 1 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) PowerCenter
3 1 (6.67%) SAP HANA
3 1 (6.67%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) JUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) C# Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) C++ Software Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Senior C# Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) J2EE
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) SOAP
2 5 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (26.67%) JSON
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) JAXB
4 3 (20.00%) JAX-WS
4 3 (20.00%) JDBC
4 3 (20.00%) Middleware
4 3 (20.00%) POJO
4 3 (20.00%) REST
4 3 (20.00%) WSDL
4 3 (20.00%) XSLT
5 2 (13.33%) JiBX
5 2 (13.33%) JSTL
5 2 (13.33%) RESTful
5 2 (13.33%) Struts
5 2 (13.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (6.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) AIX
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) OO
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) OOP
5 3 (20.00%) AOP
5 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Mathematics
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) SOA
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Business Transformation
6 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (13.33%) Device Driver Development
6 2 (13.33%) Memory Management
6 2 (13.33%) Microservices
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) C++
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.67%) C
6 1 (6.67%) Perl
6 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (13.33%) PhD
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) hybris
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Hyperion
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Xilinx
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