Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 61 60
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1 -26
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 27 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.65% 2.59% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 2.99% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 14
Cheshire median daily rate £432 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £267 £348 £307
90th Percentile £595 £550 £551
North West median daily rate £450 £438 £424
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.18% -0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -34.02%
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +2.47% -4.14% +8.33%

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 851 1,137 938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.43% 86.53% 83.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 729 650
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £258 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 45 45
Cheshire median hourly rate £21.05 £17.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.26% -41.67% +57.89%
10th Percentile £15.47 £10.77 £14.85
90th Percentile £41.90 £55.25 £55.00
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £23.20 £35.50
% change year-on-year +10.65% -34.65% +9.23%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019. 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
Knutsford +6 14 £429 +7.13% 2
Warrington +13 6 £250 -54.02% 2
Crewe -10 2 £600 +20.00% 2
Chester +14 1 - - 5
Macclesfield +2 1 £450 - 1
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) TDD
3 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
3 14 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (48.15%) Git (software)
4 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
4 13 (48.15%) AngularJS
5 12 (44.44%) Python
5 12 (44.44%) React
6 11 (40.74%) Web Services
7 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
7 10 (37.04%) Flask
7 10 (37.04%) Django
8 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (33.33%) BDD
8 9 (33.33%) Microservices
8 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
8 9 (33.33%) Java
8 9 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
9 8 (29.63%) Public Cloud
9 8 (29.63%) Node.js
10 7 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (25.93%) CSS
10 7 (25.93%) SQL
11 6 (22.22%) IntelliJ
11 6 (22.22%) HTTP
11 6 (22.22%) Spring
11 6 (22.22%) Finance
11 6 (22.22%) Sass
11 6 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (14.81%) JBoss
1 4 (14.81%) Tomcat
1 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (51.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) IaaS
3 2 (7.41%) npm
3 2 (7.41%) PaaS
3 2 (7.41%) SaaS
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
2 3 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
3 4 (14.81%) DB2
3 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.70%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Git (software)
2 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
3 6 (22.22%) IntelliJ
4 3 (11.11%) Mockito
5 2 (7.41%) Babel
5 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
5 2 (7.41%) Gradle
5 2 (7.41%) JUnit
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) webpack
6 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 5 (18.52%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Junior
3 3 (11.11%) Junior Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Junior Web Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Web Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) AngularJS
2 12 (44.44%) React
3 11 (40.74%) Web Services
4 10 (37.04%) Django
4 10 (37.04%) Flask
5 8 (29.63%) Node.js
6 7 (25.93%) CSS
7 6 (22.22%) JSON
7 6 (22.22%) RESTful
7 6 (22.22%) Sass
7 6 (22.22%) Spring
7 6 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (22.22%) Vue.js
8 5 (18.52%) Hibernate
8 5 (18.52%) HTML
8 5 (18.52%) REST
8 5 (18.52%) Spring Boot
9 4 (14.81%) HTML5
9 4 (14.81%) JDBC
9 4 (14.81%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Public Cloud
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (11.11%) Tandem
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Fintech
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (55.56%) TDD
3 13 (48.15%) Test Automation
4 9 (33.33%) BDD
4 9 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (33.33%) Deployment Automation
4 9 (33.33%) Microservices
5 5 (18.52%) Decision-Making
5 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
6 4 (14.81%) OO
6 4 (14.81%) Open Source
6 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (11.11%) Data Management
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) JavaScript
2 12 (44.44%) Python
3 9 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 3 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (7.41%) ES6
6 2 (7.41%) Groovy
7 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) AWS Certification
2 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (22.22%) Kubernetes
3 3 (11.11%) Ansible
3 3 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe
3 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.70%) Tealium