Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 42 79
Rank change year-on-year +4 +37 +35
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 75 63 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.79% 5.17% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.62% 6.10% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 72 63
North East median daily rate £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% +78.22%
10th Percentile £361 £341 £325
90th Percentile £550 £638 £500
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 0
North East median hourly rate £24.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.67% - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +6.25%

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 1,133 1,032 2,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.49% 84.66% 86.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 691 1,601
North East median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 110
North East median hourly rate £13.75 £22.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -19.27% +60.29%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.78 £47.83 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.17% +4.55%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in the North East over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 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 +15 50 £500 -4.76% 49
Durham -12 22 £390 +11.43% 9
Northumberland - 1 £450 - 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 36 (48.00%) Java
2 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (34.67%) Open Source
5 24 (32.00%) Microservices
5 24 (32.00%) Linux
6 23 (30.67%) Node.js
7 22 (29.33%) DevOps
8 21 (28.00%) Test Automation
9 20 (26.67%) AngularJS
9 20 (26.67%) Jenkins
9 20 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (25.33%) JIRA
11 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (22.67%) Puppet
12 17 (22.67%) REST
13 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
14 15 (20.00%) TDD
15 14 (18.67%) Degree
15 14 (18.67%) Terraform
16 13 (17.33%) Black Duck
16 13 (17.33%) Coaching
16 13 (17.33%) GitLab
16 13 (17.33%) Project Management
16 13 (17.33%) Windows
16 13 (17.33%) CentOS
16 13 (17.33%) Spring
17 12 (16.00%) Hibernate
17 12 (16.00%) Scrum
17 12 (16.00%) C#

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 11 (14.67%) Apache
2 10 (13.33%) Confluence
2 10 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 8 (10.67%) NServiceBus
4 7 (9.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.00%) JBoss
5 3 (4.00%) nginx
5 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.67%) Drupal
7 1 (1.33%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.33%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Magento
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.33%) Slack
3 9 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (9.33%) Amazon S3
5 5 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (6.67%) Route 53
5 5 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (5.33%) GitHub
7 3 (4.00%) Google Analytics
8 2 (2.67%) Heroku
8 2 (2.67%) PaaS
8 2 (2.67%) SaaS
9 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) HTTP
2 4 (5.33%) SMS
2 4 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) MongoDB
1 11 (14.67%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (12.00%) MySQL
3 6 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (8.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) Jenkins
2 19 (25.33%) JIRA
3 16 (21.33%) Git (software)
4 13 (17.33%) GitLab
5 8 (10.67%) Gradle
5 8 (10.67%) Liquibase
5 8 (10.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (8.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (6.67%) SonarQube
8 4 (5.33%) JUnit
9 3 (4.00%) Ant
9 3 (4.00%) Eclipse
9 3 (4.00%) Gatling
9 3 (4.00%) Grunt
9 3 (4.00%) gulp
9 3 (4.00%) IntelliJ
9 3 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (4.00%) Selenium
9 3 (4.00%) Sublime Text
10 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (2.67%) Electronics
1 2 (2.67%) Marketing
2 1 (1.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Law
2 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (52.00%) Developer
2 14 (18.67%) Software Engineer
3 13 (17.33%) Software Developer
4 12 (16.00%) Java Developer
5 10 (13.33%) Architect
5 10 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.33%) .NET Developer
6 7 (9.33%) .NET Software Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Azure Developer
6 7 (9.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (9.33%) C# Developer
6 7 (9.33%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (9.33%) Open Source Architect
6 7 (9.33%) Open Source Developer
7 6 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior C# Software Developer
8 5 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (30.67%) Node.js
2 20 (26.67%) AngularJS
3 17 (22.67%) REST
4 13 (17.33%) Spring
5 12 (16.00%) Hibernate
6 8 (10.67%) .NET
6 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
6 8 (10.67%) Angular 2
6 8 (10.67%) CSS
6 8 (10.67%) HTML
6 8 (10.67%) JPA
7 7 (9.33%) Kafka
8 6 (8.00%) Apache Camel
9 5 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (6.67%) jQuery
9 5 (6.67%) Web Services
10 4 (5.33%) Java EE
10 4 (5.33%) JSON
10 4 (5.33%) SOAP
10 4 (5.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.33%) User Experience
3 1 (1.33%) Biotechnology
3 1 (1.33%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.33%) Life Science
3 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) Linux
2 13 (17.33%) CentOS
2 13 (17.33%) Windows
3 8 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (4.00%) Unix
5 1 (1.33%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (34.67%) Open Source
3 24 (32.00%) Microservices
4 22 (29.33%) DevOps
5 21 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 20 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (20.00%) TDD
8 13 (17.33%) Coaching
8 13 (17.33%) Project Management
9 12 (16.00%) Scrum
10 10 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 9 (12.00%) Configuration Management
11 9 (12.00%) TOGAF
12 8 (10.67%) Business Development
12 8 (10.67%) Mentoring
13 7 (9.33%) Open Source Development
14 6 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
14 6 (8.00%) SFIA
15 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (48.00%) Java
2 30 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (16.00%) C#
4 11 (14.67%) Java 8
5 8 (10.67%) Python
5 8 (10.67%) SQL
5 8 (10.67%) TypeScript
6 5 (6.67%) PHP
6 5 (6.67%) Ruby
7 4 (5.33%) C++
8 3 (4.00%) C
8 3 (4.00%) Groovy
8 3 (4.00%) Haskell
8 3 (4.00%) Perl
8 3 (4.00%) Scala
9 2 (2.67%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.33%) XPath
10 1 (1.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (18.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (16.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (22.67%) Puppet
2 14 (18.67%) Terraform
3 11 (14.67%) Ansible
4 8 (10.67%) Grafana
5 6 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (6.67%) Kubernetes
6 5 (6.67%) Packer
6 5 (6.67%) Prometheus
6 5 (6.67%) Rancher
7 3 (4.00%) Kibana
8 1 (1.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) Black Duck
2 9 (12.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.67%) Oracle
4 5 (6.67%) Google
5 3 (4.00%) Adobe
5 3 (4.00%) webMethods
6 1 (1.33%) Foundry
6 1 (1.33%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.33%) Pega
6 1 (1.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.33%) Twitter