Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 29 26
Rank change year-on-year +4 -3 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.18% 1.27% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.57% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Chester median daily rate £450 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% +30.94%
10th Percentile £428 £363 £393
90th Percentile £473 £428 £553
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.26% +4.00% +15.38%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 131 191 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 77.06% 80.93% 88.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 167 174
Chester median daily rate £350 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.44% +10.81%
10th Percentile £203 £234 £305
90th Percentile £478 £518 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 17
Chester median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.88% -17.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £16.45 £14.75
90th Percentile £34.00 £31.16 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £17.77
% change year-on-year -3.36% +10.64% -5.23%

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 23 January 2018, 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 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) Servlets
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) DOM
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) XHTML
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) WSDL
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
1 1 (50.00%) JSF
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0

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 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) GDPR Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Axis
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) DOM
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) ICEfaces
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) JSF
1 1 (50.00%) PrimeFaces
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) RichFaces
1 1 (50.00%) Servlets
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XHTML
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) RIA
1 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Perforce