Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 44 102
Rank change year-on-year -19 +58 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 49 66 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.76% 5.12% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.40% 5.88% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 28
North East median daily rate £425 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.19% -13.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £281
90th Percentile £550 £440 £520
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
North East median hourly rate £40.00 £46.42 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.82% - -
England median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -1.15% +2.96% +5.63%

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 1,114 1,122 2,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 85.50% 86.98% 86.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 738 1,445
North East median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38% -12.16%
10th Percentile £257 £260 £224
90th Percentile £573 £538 £504
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 110
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% -10.71% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.53 £9.88 £13.45
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.20 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.49 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.11% +4.19% +9.30%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -20 35 £463 +32.14% 19
Durham -2 14 £373 +9.56% 8
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (44.90%) Java
3 19 (38.78%) Git (software)
4 17 (34.69%) AngularJS
5 16 (32.65%) Degree
5 16 (32.65%) JIRA
6 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
7 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 14 (28.57%) REST
7 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 14 (28.57%) Project Management
8 12 (24.49%) Oracle
8 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
8 12 (24.49%) Spring
8 12 (24.49%) Open Source
8 12 (24.49%) Gradle
9 11 (22.45%) DevOps
9 11 (22.45%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (22.45%) Hibernate
9 11 (22.45%) Apache
10 10 (20.41%) Scrum
10 10 (20.41%) JPA
10 10 (20.41%) Microservices
10 10 (20.41%) Liquibase
10 10 (20.41%) Kafka
10 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
10 10 (20.41%) Node.js
10 10 (20.41%) Java 8
11 9 (18.37%) SFIA

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 (22.45%) Apache
2 9 (18.37%) Tomcat
3 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 6 (12.24%) Confluence
5 5 (10.20%) NServiceBus
6 2 (4.08%) SAS
7 1 (2.04%) CMS
7 1 (2.04%) Drupal
7 1 (2.04%) Joomla!
7 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.20%) Slack
3 2 (4.08%) PaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) SMS
2 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.04%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (2.04%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.08%) PowerCenter
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.04%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.04%) Big Data
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (38.78%) Git (software)
2 16 (32.65%) JIRA
3 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
4 12 (24.49%) Gradle
5 10 (20.41%) Liquibase
6 4 (8.16%) Burp Suite
6 4 (8.16%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.16%) JMeter
6 4 (8.16%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.08%) Gerrit
7 2 (4.08%) GitLab
7 2 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
8 1 (2.04%) JUnit
8 1 (2.04%) Qt Creator
8 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.08%) Electronics
1 2 (4.08%) Legal
1 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Java Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Software Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Angular Developer
4 7 (14.29%) Open Source Architect
4 7 (14.29%) Open Source Developer
5 6 (12.24%) Designer
5 6 (12.24%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.20%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Azure Developer
7 4 (8.16%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (6.12%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Content Designer
8 3 (6.12%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Java Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (34.69%) AngularJS
2 14 (28.57%) REST
3 12 (24.49%) Spring
4 11 (22.45%) Hibernate
5 10 (20.41%) JPA
5 10 (20.41%) Kafka
5 10 (20.41%) Node.js
6 6 (12.24%) .NET
6 6 (12.24%) Apache Camel
7 5 (10.20%) .NET Framework
7 5 (10.20%) Angular 2
8 4 (8.16%) CSS
8 4 (8.16%) HTML
9 3 (6.12%) RESTful
9 3 (6.12%) Web Services
10 2 (4.08%) HTML5
10 2 (4.08%) WinForms
10 2 (4.08%) XML
11 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (2.04%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Computer Science
2 6 (12.24%) User Experience
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) SCADA
5 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.04%) Arduino
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Life Science
5 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.08%) CentOS
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.57%) Project Management
3 12 (24.49%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (24.49%) Open Source
4 11 (22.45%) DevOps
5 10 (20.41%) Microservices
5 10 (20.41%) Scrum
5 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
6 9 (18.37%) Coaching
6 9 (18.37%) SFIA
6 9 (18.37%) TDD
6 9 (18.37%) TOGAF
7 7 (14.29%) BDD
7 7 (14.29%) Open Source Development
7 7 (14.29%) SDLC
8 6 (12.24%) Front End Development
8 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.20%) Prototyping
10 4 (8.16%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) Java
2 14 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.41%) Java 8
4 8 (16.33%) C#
5 5 (10.20%) TypeScript
6 4 (8.16%) C
6 4 (8.16%) C++
7 3 (6.12%) PHP
7 3 (6.12%) SQL
8 2 (4.08%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
9 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) ISEB
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) WCAG
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Nessus
2 3 (6.12%) Puppet
2 3 (6.12%) Terraform
3 2 (4.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.04%) Grafana
4 1 (2.04%) Graylog
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle
2 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.08%) Black Duck
3 2 (4.08%) Informatica
4 1 (2.04%) Atmel
4 1 (2.04%) Capita
4 1 (2.04%) Cubic Transportation
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) SAP