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 22 June 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.

Software Engineering
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 27 53
Rank change year-on-year -13 +26  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 18 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.83% 6.85% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 8.14% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 50 12
Median daily rate £488 £447 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% +19.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £384 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £628 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £48.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.02% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +5.62%  

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 529 774 855
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.18% 84.13% 84.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 562 514
Median daily rate £400 £435 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Warrington +13 8 £550 +15.18% 2
Chester +2 6 £475 - 4
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) Java
3 11 (42.31%) C#
4 9 (34.62%) C++
5 8 (30.77%) .NET
6 7 (26.92%) MySQL
6 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (26.92%) XML
6 7 (26.92%) Spring
6 7 (26.92%) Scrum
6 7 (26.92%) Kanban
7 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
7 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
7 6 (23.08%) Finance
7 6 (23.08%) Web Services
7 6 (23.08%) JIRA
7 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (23.08%) Python
7 6 (23.08%) SQL
8 5 (19.23%) J2EE
8 5 (19.23%) XSLT
8 5 (19.23%) WSDL
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) JDBC
8 5 (19.23%) SOAP
8 5 (19.23%) HTTP
8 5 (19.23%) JAXB
8 5 (19.23%) QA

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 (15.38%) Confluence
1 4 (15.38%) nginx
2 2 (7.69%) Kinematics
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP MDG
1 1 (3.85%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) HTTP
2 2 (7.69%) RS-232
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) MySQL
2 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
3 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
5 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (3.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (3.85%) Big Data
6 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.85%) PowerCenter
6 1 (3.85%) SAP HANA
6 1 (3.85%) Spotfire
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 6 (23.08%) JIRA
2 5 (19.23%) Jenkins
3 4 (15.38%) SonarQube
4 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.85%) JUnit
5 1 (3.85%) Moq
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (3.85%) ProC
5 1 (3.85%) Selenium
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Games
3 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Software Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
4 5 (19.23%) C# Software Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Java Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (15.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Business Developer
6 3 (11.54%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (11.54%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) C# Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) Spring
2 7 (26.92%) XML
3 6 (23.08%) Web Services
4 5 (19.23%) J2EE
4 5 (19.23%) JAXB
4 5 (19.23%) JAX-WS
4 5 (19.23%) JDBC
4 5 (19.23%) JSON
4 5 (19.23%) POJO
4 5 (19.23%) RESTful
4 5 (19.23%) SOAP
4 5 (19.23%) WSDL
4 5 (19.23%) XSLT
5 4 (15.38%) JiBX
5 4 (15.38%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (11.54%) Node.js
7 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Device Driver
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) Kanban
2 7 (26.92%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 5 (19.23%) AOP
5 4 (15.38%) Coaching
5 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) DevOps
5 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 4 (15.38%) Microservices
5 4 (15.38%) OO
5 4 (15.38%) OOP
5 4 (15.38%) Static Code Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) Java
2 11 (42.31%) C#
3 9 (34.62%) C++
4 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 6 (23.08%) Python
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
6 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.85%) C
8 1 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
8 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) PhD
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
1 4 (15.38%) Xen
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Kubernetes
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
1 4 (15.38%) Rancher
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) IBM
1 2 (7.69%) NVIDIA
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle
1 2 (7.69%) Pega
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix
2 1 (3.85%) DevExpress
2 1 (3.85%) Hyperion
2 1 (3.85%) Informatica
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £520 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago