Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 82 116
Rank change year-on-year +42 +34 -31
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 62 91 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.10% 3.34% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.05% 3.96% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 64 8
North East median daily rate £425 £450 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +78.22% -36.88%
10th Percentile £341 £325 £180
90th Percentile £638 £500 £491
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
North East median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +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 1024 2299 1674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.21% 84.46% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 1590 1071
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £550 £525 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 95 74
North East median hourly rate £22.00 £28.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +69.75% -12.72%
10th Percentile £9.85 £11.02 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.26 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 40 £525 +15.38% 10
Durham +25 22 £350 -15.15% 1
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 24 (38.71%) Scrum
3 22 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (33.87%) JIRA
4 21 (33.87%) Degree
4 21 (33.87%) Linux
5 20 (32.26%) Windows
5 20 (32.26%) Confluence
6 19 (30.65%) Git (software)
6 19 (30.65%) AngularJS
7 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
7 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
8 17 (27.42%) C#
8 17 (27.42%) DevOps
8 17 (27.42%) Microservices
9 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
10 15 (24.19%) HTML
10 15 (24.19%) Java
11 14 (22.58%) TDD
12 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
12 13 (20.97%) C++
12 13 (20.97%) SOA
12 13 (20.97%) Mentoring
13 12 (19.35%) Slack
13 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (19.35%) .NET
13 12 (19.35%) Shell Script
14 11 (17.74%) SQL
14 11 (17.74%) CSS

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 20 (32.26%) Confluence
2 7 (11.29%) nginx
3 5 (8.06%) Apache Spark
4 4 (6.45%) NServiceBus
5 2 (3.23%) GeoServer
6 1 (1.61%) Drupal
6 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.61%) IIS
6 1 (1.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (19.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) DHCP
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) Internet
2 2 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Big Data
1 6 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
2 5 (8.06%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.06%) MySQL
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.84%) GIS
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) JIRA
2 19 (30.65%) Git (software)
3 16 (25.81%) Jenkins
4 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 7 (11.29%) SonarQube
6 6 (9.68%) Subversion
6 6 (9.68%) Visual Studio
7 5 (8.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (8.06%) Selenium
8 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.61%) GCC
9 1 (1.61%) GoogleTest
9 1 (1.61%) gulp
9 1 (1.61%) JBehave
9 1 (1.61%) Maven
9 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Automotive
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) Developer
3 13 (20.97%) Software Engineer
4 9 (14.52%) Software Developer
5 8 (12.90%) C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (11.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Java Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (8.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (8.06%) C# Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (8.06%) Lead DevOps
8 5 (8.06%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (30.65%) AngularJS
2 15 (24.19%) HTML
3 12 (19.35%) .NET
4 11 (17.74%) CSS
4 11 (17.74%) Node.js
5 7 (11.29%) Angular 2
5 7 (11.29%) HTML5
6 5 (8.06%) .NET Framework
6 5 (8.06%) JSON
6 5 (8.06%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (8.06%) React
7 4 (6.45%) Gherkin
7 4 (6.45%) REST
8 3 (4.84%) OpenLayers
8 3 (4.84%) RESTful
9 2 (3.23%) Java EE
9 2 (3.23%) jQuery
9 2 (3.23%) Sass
9 2 (3.23%) SignalR
9 2 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Clustering
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.68%) User Experience
3 3 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.23%) VAX
5 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.61%) CCTV
5 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Linux
2 20 (32.26%) Windows
3 11 (17.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.45%) Unix
5 3 (4.84%) OpenVMS
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.61%) Debian
7 1 (1.61%) VMS
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (62.90%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (38.71%) Scrum
3 22 (35.48%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (29.03%) Test Automation
5 17 (27.42%) DevOps
5 17 (27.42%) Microservices
6 14 (22.58%) TDD
7 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
7 13 (20.97%) Mentoring
7 13 (20.97%) SOA
8 11 (17.74%) Coaching
8 11 (17.74%) SFIA
8 11 (17.74%) UML
9 10 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
9 10 (16.13%) Kanban
9 10 (16.13%) User Stories
10 9 (14.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (14.52%) OO
11 8 (12.90%) BDD
11 8 (12.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.71%) JavaScript
2 17 (27.42%) C#
3 15 (24.19%) Java
4 13 (20.97%) C++
5 12 (19.35%) Shell Script
6 11 (17.74%) SQL
7 8 (12.90%) Scala
8 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
8 7 (11.29%) C
8 7 (11.29%) Python
9 6 (9.68%) PowerShell
10 3 (4.84%) Groovy
11 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
12 1 (1.61%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Docker
2 5 (8.06%) Xen
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Puppet
2 7 (11.29%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.84%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.23%) HP
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle
3 2 (3.23%) ThinPrint