Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 55 50
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.52% 0.53% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 0.56% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Chester median daily rate £463 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.82% +9.62% -
10th Percentile £431 £304 £313
90th Percentile £481 £393 £338
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -3.85% +20.00% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £48.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -34.02% +29.33% +13.64%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 255 360 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 96.96% 95.24% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 297 239
Chester median daily rate £382 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.63% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £250 £259 £304
90th Percentile £481 £500 £514
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 43
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £20.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.86% -19.69% -40.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.25 £13.60
90th Percentile £35.40 £31.25 £43.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% -5.71%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Chester

Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Engineer in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineer in Chester

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, Software Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-WS
3 1 (25.00%) JiBX
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) POJO
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) JAXB
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) JDBC
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) AOP
3 1 (25.00%) Finance

Software Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) JAXB
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-WS
3 1 (25.00%) JDBC
3 1 (25.00%) JiBX
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) POJO
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) AOP
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript