Period
to 19 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 44 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17 +42
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 82 59 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.82% 4.82% 3.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.70% 5.59% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 69 63
North East median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +56.52%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £307
90th Percentile £550 £638 £500
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 0
North East median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 1,224 1,055 1,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 86.87% 86.12% 88.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 722 1,399
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £263
90th Percentile £550 £575 £534
England median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 64
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% -20.00% +32.35%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.50 £10.42
90th Percentile £45.85 £46.50 £39.63
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year - -2.04% +6.52%

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 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 57 £500 +17.65% 22
Durham -7 20 £380 -5.00% 18
Teesside - 2 £350 - 2
Northumberland - 1 £450 -
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 40 (48.78%) Test Automation
2 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (35.37%) Java
4 28 (34.15%) Linux
5 27 (32.93%) Microservices
6 25 (30.49%) JavaScript
7 24 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (28.05%) Open Source
9 22 (26.83%) JIRA
10 21 (25.61%) TDD
11 20 (24.39%) C#
12 19 (23.17%) Puppet
12 19 (23.17%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (21.95%) Confluence
13 18 (21.95%) Scrum
14 17 (20.73%) SQL
14 17 (20.73%) DevOps
14 17 (20.73%) Node.js
15 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
15 15 (18.29%) Docker
15 15 (18.29%) .NET
15 15 (18.29%) Windows
16 14 (17.07%) Cucumber
16 14 (17.07%) CentOS
17 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (15.85%) Coaching
17 13 (15.85%) AngularJS
17 13 (15.85%) Terraform
18 12 (14.63%) Black Duck
18 12 (14.63%) GitLab

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 18 (21.95%) Confluence
2 8 (9.76%) NServiceBus
3 6 (7.32%) Apache
3 6 (7.32%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.66%) JBoss
4 3 (3.66%) nginx
4 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.44%) Drupal
6 1 (1.22%) Documentum
6 1 (1.22%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.22%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Magento
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.20%) Slack
3 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (9.76%) Amazon S3
5 6 (7.32%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (7.32%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (7.32%) Route 53
5 6 (7.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.88%) GitHub
7 3 (3.66%) Google Analytics
8 2 (2.44%) Heroku
8 2 (2.44%) IaaS
8 2 (2.44%) SaaS
9 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.20%) HTTP
2 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.66%) SSL
4 2 (2.44%) Firewall
4 2 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (1.22%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) MongoDB
2 10 (12.20%) MySQL
3 8 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (8.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (8.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.22%) Big Data
5 1 (1.22%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 22 (26.83%) JIRA
2 15 (18.29%) Jenkins
3 14 (17.07%) Cucumber
4 12 (14.63%) Git (software)
4 12 (14.63%) GitLab
5 11 (13.41%) Selenium
6 6 (7.32%) SonarQube
6 6 (7.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (4.88%) JUnit
8 3 (3.66%) Ant
8 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.66%) Gatling
8 3 (3.66%) Gradle
8 3 (3.66%) Grunt
8 3 (3.66%) IntelliJ
8 3 (3.66%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (3.66%) MSTest
8 3 (3.66%) NUnit
8 3 (3.66%) Sublime Text
8 3 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (2.44%) Electronics
2 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.22%) Law
2 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Developer
2 21 (25.61%) Software Engineer
3 13 (15.85%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Senior Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Software Developer
6 7 (8.54%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Java Developer
7 6 (7.32%) .NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (7.32%) AWS DevOps
7 6 (7.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (7.32%) Azure Developer
7 6 (7.32%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.32%) C# Software Developer
7 6 (7.32%) Tester
8 5 (6.10%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior C# Software Developer
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.73%) Node.js
2 15 (18.29%) .NET
3 13 (15.85%) AngularJS
4 12 (14.63%) .NET Framework
4 12 (14.63%) RESTful
4 12 (14.63%) Web Services
5 9 (10.98%) Spring
6 8 (9.76%) Angular 2
6 8 (9.76%) Gherkin
6 8 (9.76%) REST
7 7 (8.54%) CSS
7 7 (8.54%) HTML
8 6 (7.32%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (7.32%) Hibernate
9 5 (6.10%) SOAP
10 4 (4.88%) Apache Camel
10 4 (4.88%) J2EE
10 4 (4.88%) JSON
10 4 (4.88%) Qt
10 4 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Cloud Native
2 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.66%) User Experience
3 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.22%) Biotechnology
4 1 (1.22%) Life Science
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (34.15%) Linux
2 15 (18.29%) Windows
3 14 (17.07%) CentOS
4 11 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.66%) Unix
6 1 (1.22%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.78%) Test Automation
2 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.93%) Microservices
4 24 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (28.05%) Open Source
6 21 (25.61%) TDD
7 19 (23.17%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (21.95%) Scrum
9 17 (20.73%) DevOps
10 13 (15.85%) Coaching
11 11 (13.41%) User Stories
12 10 (12.20%) Configuration Management
12 10 (12.20%) Mentoring
12 10 (12.20%) Project Management
13 9 (10.98%) BDD
13 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
13 9 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (10.98%) Kanban
14 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
15 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (35.37%) Java
2 25 (30.49%) JavaScript
3 20 (24.39%) C#
4 17 (20.73%) SQL
5 10 (12.20%) TypeScript
6 9 (10.98%) C++
6 9 (10.98%) Python
7 8 (9.76%) Groovy
7 8 (9.76%) Java 8
7 8 (9.76%) Scala
8 5 (6.10%) Ruby
9 4 (4.88%) C
10 3 (3.66%) Haskell
10 3 (3.66%) Perl
10 3 (3.66%) PHP
11 2 (2.44%) Embedded C
11 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
12 1 (1.22%) XPath
12 1 (1.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.22%) ISEB
2 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) DO-178B
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) Docker
2 1 (1.22%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.22%) Firmware
2 1 (1.22%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (23.17%) Puppet
2 13 (15.85%) Terraform
3 10 (12.20%) Ansible
4 9 (10.98%) Grafana
5 7 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (7.32%) Kubernetes
6 6 (7.32%) Packer
6 6 (7.32%) Prometheus
6 6 (7.32%) Rancher
7 3 (3.66%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Black Duck
2 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.10%) Atlassian
3 5 (6.10%) Google
4 3 (3.66%) Adobe
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 3 (3.66%) Pega
4 3 (3.66%) webMethods
5 2 (2.44%) EnterpriseDB
5 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.22%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.22%) Foundry
6 1 (1.22%) Guidewire
6 1 (1.22%) Twitter