Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 19 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 68 116
Rank change year-on-year +30 +48 -25
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 64 87 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.29% 3.70% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.21% 4.30% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 60 7
North East median daily rate £425 £450 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +150.00% -56.36%
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £41.80
% change year-on-year +3.53% +1.67% +4.50%

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 the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,031 2,025 1,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.28% 86.02% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 1,419 1,050
North East median daily rate £400 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +10.67%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £263
90th Percentile £575 £533 £600
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 64 65
North East median hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +55.88% -22.09%
10th Percentile £9.70 £10.79 £10.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £39.63 £34.50
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in the North East

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Engineering in the North East

Software Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the North East over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Engineering in the North East

Software Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Engineering in the North East

Software Engineering
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the North East region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +19 42 £500 +11.11% 30
Durham +21 22 £375 -9.09% 2
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North East region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.06%) Degree
3 22 (34.38%) JIRA
3 22 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (34.38%) JavaScript
4 21 (32.81%) Confluence
5 20 (31.25%) HTML
5 20 (31.25%) Linux
5 20 (31.25%) Git (software)
6 19 (29.69%) Scrum
6 19 (29.69%) Microservices
7 18 (28.13%) Windows
8 17 (26.56%) DevOps
9 16 (25.00%) AngularJS
9 16 (25.00%) Jenkins
9 16 (25.00%) SFIA
10 15 (23.44%) C#
10 15 (23.44%) C++
11 14 (21.88%) Slack
11 14 (21.88%) Mentoring
11 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
12 13 (20.31%) Coaching
12 13 (20.31%) CSS
12 13 (20.31%) Shell Script
13 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
13 12 (18.75%) Java
13 12 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (18.75%) TDD
13 12 (18.75%) User Experience
14 11 (17.19%) Continuous Delivery

Software Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 21 (32.81%) Confluence
2 8 (12.50%) nginx
3 6 (9.38%) NServiceBus
4 5 (7.81%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.56%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.88%) Slack
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) DHCP
2 2 (3.13%) DNS
2 2 (3.13%) Firewall
2 2 (3.13%) Internet
2 2 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Big Data
1 6 (9.38%) NoSQL
2 5 (7.81%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.81%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.81%) MySQL
3 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (34.38%) JIRA
2 20 (31.25%) Git (software)
3 16 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (12.50%) SonarQube
4 8 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 6 (9.38%) Subversion
6 5 (7.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (4.69%) Selenium
8 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.56%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.56%) GCC
9 1 (1.56%) GoogleTest
9 1 (1.56%) gulp
9 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.56%) JMeter
9 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.56%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Automotive
2 1 (1.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (26.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (14.06%) Designer
5 8 (12.50%) Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Interaction Designer
6 7 (10.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (10.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 7 (10.94%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (10.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Lead DevOps
7 6 (9.38%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.38%) Senior Designer
7 6 (9.38%) Senior Interaction Designer
7 6 (9.38%) Software Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (7.81%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.25%) HTML
2 16 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 13 (20.31%) CSS
4 10 (15.63%) .NET
5 9 (14.06%) Node.js
6 7 (10.94%) Angular 2
7 5 (7.81%) HTML5
7 5 (7.81%) JSON
7 5 (7.81%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (7.81%) React
7 5 (7.81%) REST
8 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.13%) Gherkin
9 2 (3.13%) RESTful
10 1 (1.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
10 1 (1.56%) OpenCL
10 1 (1.56%) STL
10 1 (1.56%) Web Services
10 1 (1.56%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) User Experience
2 8 (12.50%) Clustering
3 5 (7.81%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.69%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.13%) VAX
6 1 (1.56%) CCTV
6 1 (1.56%) CUDA
6 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.25%) Linux
2 18 (28.13%) Windows
3 12 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.25%) Unix
5 3 (4.69%) OpenVMS
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.56%) Debian
7 1 (1.56%) VMS
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (60.94%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (29.69%) Microservices
3 19 (29.69%) Scrum
4 17 (26.56%) DevOps
5 16 (25.00%) SFIA
6 14 (21.88%) Mentoring
6 14 (21.88%) Test Automation
7 13 (20.31%) Coaching
8 12 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 12 (18.75%) TDD
9 11 (17.19%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (15.63%) UX Design
11 9 (14.06%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (14.06%) Front End Development
11 9 (14.06%) Kanban
11 9 (14.06%) Prototyping
11 9 (14.06%) SOA
12 8 (12.50%) BDD
12 8 (12.50%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) JavaScript
2 15 (23.44%) C#
2 15 (23.44%) C++
3 13 (20.31%) Shell Script
4 12 (18.75%) Java
5 8 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 8 (12.50%) Python
6 7 (10.94%) Scala
6 7 (10.94%) SQL
7 6 (9.38%) PowerShell
8 5 (7.81%) C
9 4 (6.25%) MATLAB
10 3 (4.69%) TypeScript
11 2 (3.13%) Groovy
12 1 (1.56%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 25 (39.06%) Degree
2 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) IEC 62304
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
2 1 (1.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Docker
2 6 (9.38%) Xen
3 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
2 2 (3.13%) HP
2 2 (3.13%) ThinPrint
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle