Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 56 80
Rank change year-on-year -5 +24 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 30 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.25% 3.04% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 3.53% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 31 29
Cheshire median daily rate £488 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +22.58% +19.23%
10th Percentile £304 £325 £313
90th Percentile £575 £663 £518
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £381
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.48% +12.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +4.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £31.00 £38.50 £36.25
90th Percentile £33.00 £39.50 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%

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 1112 1245 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.55% 85.98% 84.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 893 1159
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £279
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 58
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £19.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.80% +8.93% -4.19%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £12.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £30.52
% change year-on-year +13.64% -27.92% +74.40%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Warrington +11 13 £535 -10.83% 1
Chester +2 4 £456 -3.95% 2
Wilmslow +5 1 £400 - 1
Knutsford -20 1 £275 -35.29% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £500 - 3
Software Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
4 11 (36.67%) Kanban
4 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (33.33%) Linux
6 9 (30.00%) MySQL
6 9 (30.00%) JIRA
6 9 (30.00%) MongoDB
6 9 (30.00%) Coaching
7 8 (26.67%) Docker
7 8 (26.67%) DevOps
7 8 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (26.67%) Puppet
7 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
7 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
7 8 (26.67%) Confluence
7 8 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
7 8 (26.67%) Java
7 8 (26.67%) Python
7 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
7 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
8 7 (23.33%) HTTP
8 7 (23.33%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) Clustering
8 7 (23.33%) Load Balancing
8 7 (23.33%) Xen
8 7 (23.33%) 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 8 (26.67%) Confluence
2 7 (23.33%) nginx
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) Kinematics
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Slack
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) MongoDB
1 9 (30.00%) MySQL
2 7 (23.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (6.67%) Apache Hive
5 2 (6.67%) Big Data
5 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (30.00%) JIRA
3 8 (26.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (23.33%) SonarQube
5 3 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (10.00%) Gradle
5 3 (10.00%) JUnit
5 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.67%) JProfiler
7 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
7 1 (3.33%) CMake
7 1 (3.33%) InstallShield
7 1 (3.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.33%) Subversion
7 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
7 1 (3.33%) WiX
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Senior DevOps
2 7 (23.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Software Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (13.33%) MicroStrategy Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Delivery Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) LEMP Stack
2 6 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (13.33%) .NET
3 4 (13.33%) jQuery
3 4 (13.33%) Spring
4 3 (10.00%) Ajax
4 3 (10.00%) J2EE
4 3 (10.00%) XSLT
5 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
5 2 (6.67%) JPA
5 2 (6.67%) JSON
5 2 (6.67%) Middleware
5 2 (6.67%) Node.js
5 2 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.33%) CSS3
6 1 (3.33%) PrimeFaces
6 1 (3.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) RIA
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (43.33%) Scrum
3 12 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (36.67%) Kanban
5 9 (30.00%) Coaching
6 8 (26.67%) Business Analysis
6 8 (26.67%) Configuration Management
6 8 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (26.67%) DevOps
7 7 (23.33%) Load Balancing
7 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
7 7 (23.33%) Microservices
7 7 (23.33%) Static Code Analysis
8 6 (20.00%) Analytics
9 5 (16.67%) SDLC
9 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 4 (13.33%) Dashboard Development
10 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (13.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
1 8 (26.67%) Java
1 8 (26.67%) Python
1 8 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 6 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (6.67%) C++
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
6 1 (3.33%) Jython
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Docker
2 7 (23.33%) Xen
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (26.67%) Puppet
2 7 (23.33%) Kubernetes
2 7 (23.33%) Rancher
3 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Perforce
3 2 (6.67%) Pega
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.33%) Cadence
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) IBM
4 1 (3.33%) Juniper
4 1 (3.33%) Meraki
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) NVIDIA
4 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto