Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 30 37
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - 1.25% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.33% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Chester median daily rate - £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +17.16%
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £420 £350
% change year-on-year -3.57% +20.00% -3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 164 225 236
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.75% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 184 175
Chester median daily rate £345 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £204 £264
90th Percentile £475 £488 £516
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 24
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.46% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.05 £13.52
90th Percentile £33.75 £24.81 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.15 £17.17
% change year-on-year -4.29% -11.74% +1.45%

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