The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 3 months to 26 April 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 28 28
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.67% 5.13% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.16% 6.29% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £456 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.95% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £396 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £505 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.62%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 98 159 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 81.67% 81.54% 88.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 125 147
Median daily rate £377 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.87% -0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 15
Median hourly rate £26.84 £23.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.69% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £16.76 £18.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.75 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +2.77% +17.07%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Chester

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) Spring
3 7 (70.00%) SOAP
3 7 (70.00%) J2EE
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (50.00%) TDD
5 5 (50.00%) Banking
5 5 (50.00%) AOP
5 5 (50.00%) XML
5 5 (50.00%) XSLT
5 5 (50.00%) JDBC
5 5 (50.00%) WSDL
5 5 (50.00%) JAXB
5 5 (50.00%) JAX-WS
5 5 (50.00%) POJO
6 4 (40.00%) RESTful
6 4 (40.00%) JiBX
6 4 (40.00%) OO
6 4 (40.00%) JSON
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) Scrum
7 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
7 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (20.00%) hybris
8 2 (20.00%) GlassFish
8 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements

Software Engineering
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 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) GlassFish
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) ProC
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
4 3 (30.00%) Business Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Java Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Java Middleware Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (10.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Spring
2 7 (70.00%) J2EE
2 7 (70.00%) SOAP
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) JAXB
3 5 (50.00%) JAX-WS
3 5 (50.00%) JDBC
3 5 (50.00%) POJO
3 5 (50.00%) WSDL
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) XSLT
4 4 (40.00%) JiBX
4 4 (40.00%) JSON
4 4 (40.00%) RESTful
5 2 (20.00%) JSTL
5 2 (20.00%) REST
5 2 (20.00%) Struts
6 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (50.00%) AOP
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (40.00%) OO
5 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (20.00%) Open Source
6 2 (20.00%) RAD
6 2 (20.00%) RUP
6 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) C++
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) hybris
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle