The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 279 119 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.82% 15.03% 15.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.34% 16.62% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 63 61
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£375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £256 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £40.57 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.54% +8.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
951 716 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.82% 90.40% 90.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 367 297
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £222 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 48 36
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Cheshire region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer across the Cheshire region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +1 77 £388 +10.71% 31
Warrington +9 48 £400 +33.33% 44
Crewe +7 16 £225 -30.76% 13
Knutsford +11 13 £363 -19.44% 6
Alderley Edge - 7 £475 - 2
Macclesfield -9 6 £330 +1.53% 9
Wilmslow -1 5 £320 -1.53% 10
Runcorn +2 4 - - 3
Ellesmere Port - 3 £306 - 1
Winsford - 2 - -
Daresbury - 2 £408 -
Middlewich - 1 £300 -
Northwich - 1 £325 - 4
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 164 (34.82%) Java
2 160 (33.97%) HTML
3 155 (32.91%) SQL
4 149 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (29.51%) JavaScript
6 110 (23.35%) CSS
7 90 (19.11%) Oracle
8 89 (18.90%) .NET
9 86 (18.26%) SQL Server
9 86 (18.26%) Finance
10 82 (17.41%) C#
11 75 (15.92%) TDD
12 73 (15.50%) Web Services
13 72 (15.29%) jQuery
14 67 (14.23%) XML
15 66 (14.01%) Spring
16 59 (12.53%) J2EE
17 53 (11.25%) OO
17 53 (11.25%) MVC
18 52 (11.04%) HTML5
19 51 (10.83%) Git (software)
20 47 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
21 46 (9.77%) RESTful
21 46 (9.77%) JSON
22 45 (9.55%) SOAP
23 41 (8.70%) ETL
24 40 (8.49%) ASP.NET
24 40 (8.49%) JUnit
24 40 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
25 38 (8.07%) Security Cleared

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (3.40%) Node.js
2 15 (3.18%) WebSphere
3 14 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
4 8 (1.70%) IBM HTTP Server
4 8 (1.70%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 7 (1.49%) IIS
5 7 (1.49%) JBoss
5 7 (1.49%) CMS
5 7 (1.49%) Confluence
6 5 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.06%) Oracle Spatial
6 5 (1.06%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.06%) Umbraco
7 4 (0.85%) Exstream Dialogue
7 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.85%) SAS
8 3 (0.64%) Sitefinity
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 13 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.85%) Adobe Captivate
3 4 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.85%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.42%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (3.40%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (3.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (2.34%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.85%) Exstream
6 3 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.64%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.21%) Maximo
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.55%) Amazon S3
2 12 (2.55%) Heroku
3 5 (1.06%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.58%) HTTP
2 10 (2.12%) ATM
3 8 (1.70%) Internet
4 5 (1.06%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.06%) SSH
5 3 (0.64%) SMTP
6 1 (0.21%) SSL
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) Extranet
6 1 (0.21%) GPRS
6 1 (0.21%) UMTS
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.79%) MySQL
2 32 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (6.58%) Relational Database
4 27 (5.73%) Oracle Database
5 25 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (3.82%) QlikView
8 16 (3.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.97%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (2.76%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.34%) MS Access
13 10 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (1.91%) DTS
14 9 (1.91%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.91%) Big Data
15 8 (1.70%) Informix
Development Applications
1 51 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 40 (8.49%) JUnit
3 26 (5.52%) Cucumber
4 24 (5.10%) Visual Studio
4 24 (5.10%) Maven
5 21 (4.46%) Subversion
6 16 (3.40%) Talend Open Studio
7 15 (3.18%) Ant
8 14 (2.97%) Jenkins
9 13 (2.76%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (2.76%) Selenium
10 12 (2.55%) JIRA
11 10 (2.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (1.91%) Mockito
13 8 (1.70%) Gradle
14 7 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.49%) NUnit
15 6 (1.27%) IntelliJ
16 5 (1.06%) Eclipse
16 5 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (18.26%) Finance
2 35 (7.43%) Banking
3 9 (1.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (1.70%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.06%) Retail
6 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.64%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
8 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (33.97%) HTML
2 110 (23.35%) CSS
3 89 (18.90%) .NET
4 73 (15.50%) Web Services
5 72 (15.29%) jQuery
6 67 (14.23%) XML
7 66 (14.01%) Spring
8 59 (12.53%) J2EE
9 52 (11.04%) HTML5
10 46 (9.77%) RESTful
10 46 (9.77%) JSON
11 45 (9.55%) SOAP
12 40 (8.49%) ASP.NET
13 37 (7.86%) AngularJS
14 31 (6.58%) REST
15 19 (4.03%) JAX-RS
15 19 (4.03%) WSDL
15 19 (4.03%) Java EE
16 18 (3.82%) Ruby on Rails
16 18 (3.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.31%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.61%) Statistics
4 12 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.91%) Telematics
5 9 (1.91%) Algorithms
5 9 (1.91%) User Experience
6 7 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.27%) EMV
7 6 (1.27%) Online Banking
8 5 (1.06%) Open Source
8 5 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.06%) Chip Card
8 5 (1.06%) GIS
9 4 (0.85%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.85%) NHS
9 4 (0.85%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.85%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 37 (7.86%) Linux
2 30 (6.37%) Android
3 27 (5.73%) UNIX
3 27 (5.73%) Windows
4 24 (5.10%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.49%) Windows Mobile
5 7 (1.49%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.06%) AIX
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Vista
7 4 (0.85%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.85%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.21%) Solaris
9 1 (0.21%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.21%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (31.63%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (15.92%) TDD
3 53 (11.25%) MVC
3 53 (11.25%) OO
4 47 (9.98%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (8.70%) ETL
6 40 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
7 33 (7.01%) E-Commerce
8 28 (5.94%) Unit Testing
9 27 (5.73%) Software Engineering
10 26 (5.52%) OOP
10 26 (5.52%) Scrum
11 23 (4.88%) Android Development
12 22 (4.67%) iOS Development
13 20 (4.25%) Workflow
14 19 (4.03%) Web Development
15 18 (3.82%) Data Modelling
16 17 (3.61%) Integration Testing
16 17 (3.61%) Responsive Web Design
17 16 (3.40%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 164 (34.82%) Java
2 155 (32.91%) SQL
3 139 (29.51%) JavaScript
4 82 (17.41%) C#
5 37 (7.86%) PL/SQL
6 26 (5.52%) PHP
7 24 (5.10%) C++
8 23 (4.88%) Ruby
9 22 (4.67%) T-SQL
10 14 (2.97%) Objective-C
11 13 (2.76%) Python
11 13 (2.76%) C
12 12 (2.55%) VB
13 11 (2.34%) XPath
14 9 (1.91%) VBA
15 7 (1.49%) PHP5
15 7 (1.49%) VBScript
15 7 (1.49%) Groovy
16 6 (1.27%) Shell Script
16 6 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 30 (6.37%) Degree
3 26 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.21%) MCTS
5 1 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.42%) MiFID
1 2 (0.42%) EMIR
2 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.49%) Docker
2 4 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.42%) Firmware
4 1 (0.21%) Varnish
4 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 90 (19.11%) Oracle
2 36 (7.64%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.40%) Talend
4 15 (3.18%) IBM
5 11 (2.34%) Tableau
6 9 (1.91%) SAP
7 8 (1.70%) Business Objects
7 8 (1.70%) Informatica
8 7 (1.49%) HP
9 5 (1.06%) Adobe
9 5 (1.06%) Cognos
9 5 (1.06%) ESRI
9 5 (1.06%) Perforce
9 5 (1.06%) JNBridge
10 4 (0.85%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.85%) VMware
11 3 (0.64%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.64%) hybris
11 3 (0.64%) Vertica
11 3 (0.64%) Ab Initio
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