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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Engineering
England / North East
Rank 52 61 52
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 32 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.40% 1.61% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.03% 1.89% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 1
Median daily rate £350 £288 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.73% +15.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +8.97%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 636 741 486
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.48% 84.98% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 505 264
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.77% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +5 30 £350 +21.73% 6
Durham - 2 £340 - 1
Software Engineering
England

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 35 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (60.00%) Scrum
3 31 (56.36%) Java
3 31 (56.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 30 (54.55%) User Stories
5 28 (50.91%) Kanban
6 27 (49.09%) Test Automation
6 27 (49.09%) QA
6 27 (49.09%) Selenium
7 26 (47.27%) RESTful
7 26 (47.27%) Scala
7 26 (47.27%) Groovy
7 26 (47.27%) Gherkin
7 26 (47.27%) API Testing
8 25 (45.45%) JIRA
9 20 (36.36%) Confluence
9 20 (36.36%) BDD
10 19 (34.55%) Defect Management
10 19 (34.55%) Web Services
11 18 (32.73%) Usability Testing
11 18 (32.73%) Performance Testing
11 18 (32.73%) Security Testing
11 18 (32.73%) Unit Testing
11 18 (32.73%) Atlassian
11 18 (32.73%) Automated Testing
11 18 (32.73%) Continuous Delivery
11 18 (32.73%) Exploratory Testing
11 18 (32.73%) SoapUI
12 16 (29.09%) Jenkins
12 16 (29.09%) Automation Testing

Software Engineering
Top Related 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 (36.36%) Confluence
2 4 (7.27%) GeoServer
3 2 (3.64%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) NServiceBus
3 2 (3.64%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.64%) Slack
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) GIS
2 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (49.09%) Selenium
2 25 (45.45%) JIRA
3 18 (32.73%) SoapUI
4 16 (29.09%) Jenkins
5 10 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 8 (14.55%) WebDriver
7 3 (5.45%) StarTeam
8 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
8 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.82%) Sahi
9 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.82%) WATIR
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Tester
2 20 (36.36%) Automation Tester
3 13 (23.64%) Developer
4 11 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 11 (20.00%) Software Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 9 (16.36%) Selenium Tester
6 7 (12.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (10.91%) QA Tester
8 5 (9.09%) Lead Software Engineer
9 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
9 4 (7.27%) Software Developer
10 3 (5.45%) QA Automation Tester
11 2 (3.64%) .NET Software Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Agile Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Angular Developer
11 2 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (3.64%) C# Developer
11 2 (3.64%) Graduate
11 2 (3.64%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (47.27%) Gherkin
1 26 (47.27%) RESTful
2 19 (34.55%) Web Services
3 10 (18.18%) .NET
4 9 (16.36%) CSS
4 9 (16.36%) HTML
5 7 (12.73%) HTML5
5 7 (12.73%) REST
6 6 (10.91%) XML
7 5 (9.09%) Ajax
7 5 (9.09%) CSS3
7 5 (9.09%) Django
7 5 (9.09%) Guice
7 5 (9.09%) JSON
7 5 (9.09%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (9.09%) Spring
7 5 (9.09%) Spring MVC
8 4 (7.27%) Java EE
8 4 (7.27%) Node.js
8 4 (7.27%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.64%) CCTV
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) VME
1 4 (7.27%) Windows
2 3 (5.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (60.00%) Scrum
3 31 (56.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 30 (54.55%) User Stories
5 28 (50.91%) Kanban
6 27 (49.09%) Test Automation
7 26 (47.27%) API Testing
8 20 (36.36%) BDD
9 19 (34.55%) Defect Management
10 18 (32.73%) Automated Testing
10 18 (32.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (32.73%) Exploratory Testing
10 18 (32.73%) Performance Testing
10 18 (32.73%) Security Testing
10 18 (32.73%) Unit Testing
10 18 (32.73%) Usability Testing
11 16 (29.09%) Automation Testing
12 13 (23.64%) TDD
13 8 (14.55%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (10.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (56.36%) Java
2 26 (47.27%) Groovy
2 26 (47.27%) Scala
3 11 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (16.36%) SQL
5 7 (12.73%) Ruby
6 6 (10.91%) C#
7 4 (7.27%) COBOL
7 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) Perl
8 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.82%) Python
8 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
2 5 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (49.09%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.82%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Atlassian
2 5 (9.09%) Google
2 5 (9.09%) HP
3 4 (7.27%) ICL
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.27%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.82%) Black Duck
4 1 (1.82%) Informatica
4 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.82%) Zuora
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