Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 72 93
Rank change year-on-year +19 +21 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 52 61 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.17% 3.72% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.78% 4.21% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 12
North East median daily rate £425 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +21.74% +15.00%
10th Percentile £317 £289 £281
90th Percentile £638 £524 £386
England median daily rate £500 £450 £433
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% +8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
North East median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 1,089 1,448 1,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.33% 88.29% 85.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 967 1,077
North East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.73%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £537 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 56
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £27.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.76% +39.74% +44.44%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.98 £11.78
90th Percentile £47.55 £43.00 £32.13
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +6.38% +11.90%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -2 40 £425 +21.43% 23
Durham +5 12 £404 +18.75% 8
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) Degree
3 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (34.62%) Git (software)
4 16 (30.77%) JIRA
5 15 (28.85%) SFIA
6 14 (26.92%) Confluence
6 14 (26.92%) User Experience
6 14 (26.92%) C#
6 14 (26.92%) Windows
7 13 (25.00%) HTML
7 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 13 (25.00%) Microservices
7 13 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (21.15%) .NET
8 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
8 11 (21.15%) Front End Development
9 10 (19.23%) Coaching
9 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
9 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (19.23%) UX Design
9 10 (19.23%) Scrum
9 10 (19.23%) CSS
9 10 (19.23%) Prototyping
10 9 (17.31%) Angular 2
10 9 (17.31%) Slack
10 9 (17.31%) Collaborative Working
10 9 (17.31%) Linux
10 9 (17.31%) TDD

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 14 (26.92%) Confluence
2 7 (13.46%) NServiceBus
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.85%) nginx
4 2 (3.85%) SAS
4 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.92%) CMS
5 1 (1.92%) Drupal
5 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (17.31%) Slack
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) DHCP
1 2 (3.85%) DNS
1 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.85%) Firewall
1 2 (3.85%) HTTP
1 2 (3.85%) Internet
1 2 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
2 1 (1.92%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.77%) Big Data
2 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) PowerCenter
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 16 (30.77%) JIRA
3 13 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 4 (7.69%) Burp Suite
5 4 (7.69%) Gradle
5 4 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 4 (7.69%) JMeter
5 4 (7.69%) LoadRunner
5 4 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
5 4 (7.69%) Subversion
6 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.85%) Gerrit
6 2 (3.85%) Liquibase
6 2 (3.85%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.92%) gulp
7 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.92%) Qt Creator
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
1 3 (5.77%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.92%) Electronics
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Developer
1 12 (23.08%) Software Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Designer
3 8 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Interaction Designer
5 5 (9.62%) Angular Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Azure Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.62%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Designer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Interaction Designer
6 4 (7.69%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (7.69%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Content Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) HTML
2 11 (21.15%) .NET
3 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
3 10 (19.23%) CSS
4 9 (17.31%) Angular 2
5 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 6 (11.54%) REST
6 5 (9.62%) JSON
7 3 (5.77%) HTML5
7 3 (5.77%) Kafka
7 3 (5.77%) Node.js
7 3 (5.77%) RESTful
7 3 (5.77%) Spring
7 3 (5.77%) Web Services
8 2 (3.85%) Apache Camel
8 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.85%) JPA
8 2 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (3.85%) WinForms
8 2 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) User Experience
2 11 (21.15%) Computer Science
3 5 (9.62%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.85%) SCADA
6 1 (1.92%) Arduino
6 1 (1.92%) CUDA
6 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) Life Science
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Unix
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.85%) Android
5 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (34.62%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (28.85%) SFIA
4 13 (25.00%) Microservices
4 13 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (21.15%) Front End Development
6 10 (19.23%) Coaching
6 10 (19.23%) Prototyping
6 10 (19.23%) Scrum
6 10 (19.23%) UX Design
7 9 (17.31%) Collaborative Working
7 9 (17.31%) Mentoring
7 9 (17.31%) SDLC
7 9 (17.31%) TDD
8 8 (15.38%) BDD
8 8 (15.38%) DevOps
8 8 (15.38%) Project Management
9 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
9 7 (13.46%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) C#
2 13 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.38%) C++
4 6 (11.54%) Java
4 6 (11.54%) Shell Script
4 6 (11.54%) SQL
5 5 (9.62%) MATLAB
5 5 (9.62%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.62%) TypeScript
6 4 (7.69%) C
7 2 (3.85%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.85%) Java 8
7 2 (3.85%) Python
7 2 (3.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.92%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (46.15%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) ISEB
2 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) WCAG
2 2 (3.85%) IEC 62304
3 1 (1.92%) GDPR
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
1 2 (3.85%) Xen
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Nessus
2 3 (5.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) Grafana
4 1 (1.92%) Graylog
4 1 (1.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) HP
3 2 (3.85%) Informatica
3 2 (3.85%) ThinPrint
4 1 (1.92%) Atmel
4 1 (1.92%) Capita
4 1 (1.92%) Cubic Transportation
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat