Period
to 20 July 2017

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 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 27 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 -
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 10 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.85% 7.12% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.44% 8.82% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 10
Chester median daily rate £463 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +35.71% -
10th Percentile £421 £319 £313
90th Percentile £494 £500 £401
Cheshire median daily rate £488 £441 £368
% change year-on-year +10.54% +20.00% -13.53%
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%

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 225 306 375
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 86.54% 80.74% 88.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 256 231
Chester median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £254 £251 £296
90th Percentile £488 £489 £519
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 27
Chester median hourly rate £15.75 £20.89 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.61% -24.04% -21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.54 £14.60
90th Percentile £36.80 £35.75 £51.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £17.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +69.01% +1.43% -40.68%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

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 20 July 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%) Web Services
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (50.00%) Banking
5 5 (50.00%) AOP
5 5 (50.00%) JAX-WS
5 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (50.00%) POJO
5 5 (50.00%) XML
5 5 (50.00%) XSLT
5 5 (50.00%) JDBC
5 5 (50.00%) SOAP
5 5 (50.00%) J2EE
5 5 (50.00%) WSDL
5 5 (50.00%) JAXB
6 4 (40.00%) JiBX
6 4 (40.00%) RESTful
6 4 (40.00%) JSON
7 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (20.00%) C#
8 2 (20.00%) C++
8 2 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (20.00%) OO
8 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 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 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (80.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (40.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 4 (40.00%) Java Engineer
4 4 (40.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (30.00%) Business Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (20.00%) Web Engineer
7 1 (10.00%) C++/C# Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Java Middleware Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Software Developer
7 1 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (10.00%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Spring
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) J2EE
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%) SOAP
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 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) AOP
2 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) ATDD
5 1 (10.00%) BDD
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 1 (10.00%) QA Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
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 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle