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 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 98 68
Rank change year-on-year +72 -30  
Contract jobs citing Software Engineering 32 32 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.62% 1.96% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.57% 2.28% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 1
Median daily rate £345 £495 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.30% +32.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.42 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.50% +5.62%  

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 487 1405 655
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.59% 86.20% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 898 418
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 78 39
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £22.80 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +66 20 £400 -19.19% 11
Durham - 12 £340 - 2
Software Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 51 (79.69%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (64.06%) Scrum
3 34 (53.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 32 (50.00%) Kanban
5 31 (48.44%) Test Automation
5 31 (48.44%) User Stories
6 26 (40.63%) Java
7 25 (39.06%) RESTful
7 25 (39.06%) Scala
7 25 (39.06%) Groovy
7 25 (39.06%) QA
7 25 (39.06%) Selenium
7 25 (39.06%) API Testing
7 25 (39.06%) Gherkin
8 23 (35.94%) JIRA
8 23 (35.94%) Web Services
9 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
10 20 (31.25%) Defect Management
10 20 (31.25%) .NET
11 19 (29.69%) Usability Testing
11 19 (29.69%) Performance Testing
11 19 (29.69%) Security Testing
11 19 (29.69%) Unit Testing
11 19 (29.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 19 (29.69%) BDD
11 19 (29.69%) SoapUI
11 19 (29.69%) Exploratory Testing
12 18 (28.13%) Confluence
12 18 (28.13%) Atlassian
12 18 (28.13%) C#

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 (28.13%) Confluence
2 6 (9.38%) GeoServer
3 2 (3.13%) CMS
3 2 (3.13%) Drupal
3 2 (3.13%) NServiceBus
3 2 (3.13%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) GIS
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (6.25%) Big Data
2 4 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (39.06%) Selenium
2 23 (35.94%) JIRA
3 19 (29.69%) SoapUI
4 13 (20.31%) Jenkins
5 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 6 (9.38%) WebDriver
6 4 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Automotive
2 1 (1.56%) Back Office
2 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Developer
2 25 (39.06%) Tester
3 21 (32.81%) Automation Tester
4 15 (23.44%) .NET Developer
5 10 (15.63%) Java Automation Tester
6 8 (12.50%) C# Developer
6 8 (12.50%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 8 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
7 7 (10.94%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (10.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (9.38%) Agile .NET Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Agile Developer
8 6 (9.38%) QA Tester
8 6 (9.38%) Sitecore Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Software Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Software Engineer
9 4 (6.25%) HTML Developer
10 3 (4.69%) C# Software Developer
10 3 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (4.69%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.06%) Gherkin
1 25 (39.06%) RESTful
2 23 (35.94%) Web Services
3 20 (31.25%) .NET
4 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET
4 12 (18.75%) HTML
5 11 (17.19%) CSS
6 9 (14.06%) AngularJS
6 9 (14.06%) HTML5
7 8 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 8 (12.50%) jQuery
8 6 (9.38%) Java EE
8 6 (9.38%) SignalR
9 5 (7.81%) Ajax
9 5 (7.81%) CSS3
9 5 (7.81%) JSON
9 5 (7.81%) REST
9 5 (7.81%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (7.81%) Spring
9 5 (7.81%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.69%) CCTV
1 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (79.69%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (64.06%) Scrum
3 34 (53.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 32 (50.00%) Kanban
5 31 (48.44%) Test Automation
5 31 (48.44%) User Stories
6 25 (39.06%) API Testing
7 20 (31.25%) Defect Management
8 19 (29.69%) BDD
8 19 (29.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (29.69%) Exploratory Testing
8 19 (29.69%) Performance Testing
8 19 (29.69%) Security Testing
8 19 (29.69%) Unit Testing
8 19 (29.69%) Usability Testing
9 15 (23.44%) TDD
10 14 (21.88%) UML
11 12 (18.75%) SOA
12 11 (17.19%) OO
13 9 (14.06%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.63%) Java
2 25 (39.06%) Groovy
2 25 (39.06%) Scala
3 21 (32.81%) JavaScript
4 18 (28.13%) C#
5 9 (14.06%) SQL
6 5 (7.81%) Ruby
7 4 (6.25%) C
8 3 (4.69%) C++
8 3 (4.69%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.56%) PHP
10 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Degree
2 7 (10.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (39.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (28.13%) Atlassian
1 18 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 5 (7.81%) Google
4 1 (1.56%) HP
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