The median contractor rate for a Software Engineer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 34 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.64% 0.52% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £456 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +8.33% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +5.62%  

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 115 182 240
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 94.26% 94.79% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 140 153
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 23
Median hourly rate £15.15 £17.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.42% -36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 April 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%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) JSTL
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) GlassFish
3 2 (50.00%) Struts
3 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) RAD
3 2 (50.00%) RUP
3 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) hybris
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) GlassFish
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Spring
2 3 (75.00%) J2EE
2 3 (75.00%) SOAP
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) JSTL
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Struts
4 1 (25.00%) JAXB
4 1 (25.00%) JAX-WS
4 1 (25.00%) JDBC
4 1 (25.00%) JiBX
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) POJO
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) WSDL
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Open Source
3 2 (50.00%) RAD
3 2 (50.00%) RUP
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) AOP
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) hybris