Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 57 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 17 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.81% 3.20% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 3.65% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 34
Cheshire median daily rate £519 £413 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.76% -16.46% +6.18%
10th Percentile £407 £351 £322
90th Percentile £623 £571 £575
North West median daily rate £463 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +40.63% -26.86%
10th Percentile £47.50 £42.50 £31.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £33.00
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +8.39% -8.82% +6.25%

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 800 1,151 1,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.11% 87.73% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 766 716
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £280 £263
90th Percentile £580 £549 £528
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 71 43
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -7.89% +11.76%
10th Percentile £13.84 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £45.00 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £21.81 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -0.86% -26.67% +41.03%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +11 6 £435 +8.75% 1
Warrington -3 3 £475 -17.39% 13
Macclesfield +1 2 £513 +57.69%
Alderley Edge - 1 £525 -
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) AWS
3 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
3 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
3 8 (47.06%) React
3 8 (47.06%) Public Cloud
4 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
4 7 (41.18%) Scrum
5 6 (35.29%) Migration
5 6 (35.29%) RESTful
5 6 (35.29%) Django
5 6 (35.29%) Python
5 6 (35.29%) IntelliJ
5 6 (35.29%) HTTP
5 6 (35.29%) Kubernetes
5 6 (35.29%) Docker
5 6 (35.29%) Flask
5 6 (35.29%) BDD
5 6 (35.29%) Vue.js
6 5 (29.41%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
6 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
6 5 (29.41%) Web Services
7 4 (23.53%) Linux
7 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse

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 1 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Azure
3 1 (5.88%) npm
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) RDBMS
1 5 (29.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (5.88%) Data Lake
4 1 (5.88%) DB2
4 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Git (software)
2 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
3 6 (35.29%) IntelliJ
4 1 (5.88%) Babel
4 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.88%) Gradle
4 1 (5.88%) Mockito
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) webpack
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.76%) AWS Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
1 8 (47.06%) React
2 6 (35.29%) Django
2 6 (35.29%) Flask
2 6 (35.29%) RESTful
2 6 (35.29%) Vue.js
3 5 (29.41%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) CSS
4 2 (11.76%) Node.js
4 2 (11.76%) Sass
4 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.88%) CSS3
5 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.88%) HTML
5 1 (5.88%) HTML5
5 1 (5.88%) JDBC
5 1 (5.88%) JSON
5 1 (5.88%) REST
5 1 (5.88%) Servlets
5 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Public Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) CAN bus
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.88%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) TDD
2 8 (47.06%) Test Automation
3 7 (41.18%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 6 (35.29%) Migration
5 5 (29.41%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (23.53%) Kanban
6 4 (23.53%) Microservices
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (17.65%) Analytics
7 3 (17.65%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (17.65%) Software Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (11.76%) Data Science
8 2 (11.76%) Decision-Making
8 2 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
4 1 (5.88%) ES6
4 1 (5.88%) Groovy
4 1 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) AWS Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) NCSC
2 1 (5.88%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Kubernetes
2 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (17.65%) Ansible
3 3 (17.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
1 3 (17.65%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Tableau