Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 37 83
Rank change year-on-year -22 +46 +23
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 47 58 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.91% 4.76% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 5.61% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 62
North East median daily rate £413 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £339 £313 £378
90th Percentile £550 £638 £518
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
North East median hourly rate £11.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.44% - -
England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +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 1,046 1,033 2,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.02% 84.81% 87.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 666 1,714
North East median daily rate £400 £366 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% +10.98% -17.50%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £550 £512
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 128
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £26.25 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.57% -5.41% +85.00%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.31 £11.57
90th Percentile £31.80 £47.67 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

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 September 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 September 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 -14 28 £425 -20.56% 26
Durham -13 18 £380 +11.76% 10
Northumberland - 1 £450 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (46.81%) Java
2 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (40.43%) Degree
4 17 (36.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (36.17%) AngularJS
5 16 (34.04%) Project Management
6 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
6 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
7 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
7 13 (27.66%) Scrum
7 13 (27.66%) DevOps
8 12 (25.53%) Gradle
8 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
8 12 (25.53%) JIRA
9 11 (23.40%) Hibernate
9 11 (23.40%) Spring
9 11 (23.40%) Open Source
9 11 (23.40%) TDD
9 11 (23.40%) Java 8
10 10 (21.28%) Microservices
10 10 (21.28%) Liquibase
10 10 (21.28%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (21.28%) Windows
10 10 (21.28%) C#
10 10 (21.28%) Oracle
10 10 (21.28%) Apache
10 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
10 10 (21.28%) REST
10 10 (21.28%) JPA

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 10 (21.28%) Apache
2 9 (19.15%) Tomcat
3 8 (17.02%) NServiceBus
4 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) SMS
2 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Git (software)
2 12 (25.53%) Gradle
2 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
2 12 (25.53%) JIRA
3 10 (21.28%) Liquibase
4 2 (4.26%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.26%) GitLab
4 2 (4.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.13%) Burp Suite
5 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.13%) JMeter
5 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.13%) Qt Creator
5 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.26%) Electronics
1 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) Java Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Architect
3 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
4 9 (19.15%) Software Engineer
5 8 (17.02%) C# Developer
6 7 (14.89%) .NET Developer
6 7 (14.89%) .NET Software Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Angular Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Azure Developer
6 7 (14.89%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (14.89%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (14.89%) Open Source Architect
6 7 (14.89%) Open Source Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Designer
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Designer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.17%) AngularJS
2 11 (23.40%) Hibernate
2 11 (23.40%) Spring
3 10 (21.28%) JPA
3 10 (21.28%) REST
4 9 (19.15%) .NET
4 9 (19.15%) Kafka
4 9 (19.15%) Node.js
5 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
5 8 (17.02%) Angular 2
6 7 (14.89%) Apache Camel
7 4 (8.51%) CSS
7 4 (8.51%) HTML
8 3 (6.38%) RESTful
9 2 (4.26%) Web Services
10 1 (2.13%) HTML5
10 1 (2.13%) JMS
10 1 (2.13%) Laravel
10 1 (2.13%) Qt
10 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.51%) User Experience
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Arduino
4 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Life Science
4 1 (2.13%) SCADA
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Android
3 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.26%) CentOS
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Project Management
3 13 (27.66%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (27.66%) DevOps
3 13 (27.66%) Scrum
4 11 (23.40%) Open Source
4 11 (23.40%) TDD
5 10 (21.28%) Microservices
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.15%) TOGAF
7 7 (14.89%) Open Source Development
8 5 (10.64%) Coaching
8 5 (10.64%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (10.64%) SFIA
9 4 (8.51%) Front End Development
9 4 (8.51%) Prototyping
9 4 (8.51%) SDLC
9 4 (8.51%) UX Design
10 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 22 (46.81%) Java
2 13 (27.66%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.40%) Java 8
4 10 (21.28%) C#
5 8 (17.02%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.38%) PHP
7 2 (4.26%) Apple Swift
7 2 (4.26%) C
7 2 (4.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO 13485
1 1 (2.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Ansible
2 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 2 (4.26%) Terraform
3 1 (2.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Black Duck
2 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.13%) Atmel
3 1 (2.13%) Google
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) Pega
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.13%) Twitter