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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 243 119 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.85% 15.43% 17.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.96% 16.67% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 72 62
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£363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £517 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.58% -6.07%
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
869 714 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.45% 92.61% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 395 281
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 39
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -51.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +7 63 £388 +29.16% 32
Warrington +5 50 £340 -29.16% 41
Crewe +3 24 £275 -10.56% 25
Knutsford +8 13 £363 +16.93% 6
Macclesfield +1 7 - - 5
Alderley Edge - 6 £475 -
Wilmslow -1 3 £238 +5.55% 8
Runcorn +4 2 £350 +7.69% 2
Northwich +1 2 £313 -26.47% 6
Winsford - 2 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 - - 1
Daresbury - 1 - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 166 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (33.12%) SQL
3 154 (32.49%) JavaScript
4 151 (31.86%) HTML
5 146 (30.80%) Java
6 115 (24.26%) CSS
7 93 (19.62%) .NET
8 85 (17.93%) SQL Server
9 83 (17.51%) Finance
10 80 (16.88%) jQuery
11 73 (15.40%) TDD
12 68 (14.35%) HTML5
13 66 (13.92%) Oracle
14 64 (13.50%) Web Services
15 62 (13.08%) MVC
16 59 (12.45%) J2EE
16 59 (12.45%) SDLC
17 58 (12.24%) C#
18 57 (12.03%) AngularJS
19 56 (11.81%) Spring
20 52 (10.97%) ETL
20 52 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
21 51 (10.76%) ASP.NET
22 50 (10.55%) OO
22 50 (10.55%) Git (software)
23 49 (10.34%) XML
24 48 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 46 (9.70%) JSON
26 42 (8.86%) Android
27 41 (8.65%) Scrum

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (3.59%) Node.js
2 13 (2.74%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.74%) Oracle Workflow
3 11 (2.32%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.05%) CMS
5 5 (1.05%) Confluence
5 5 (1.05%) JBoss
6 4 (0.84%) SAS
6 4 (0.84%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.84%) Exstream Dialogue
6 4 (0.84%) Oracle Spatial
6 4 (0.84%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.63%) Sitefinity
7 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.05%) PowerPivot
3 4 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.84%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) MS Office
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 17 (3.59%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (3.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (2.32%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.84%) Exstream
6 3 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.21%) Maximo
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.21%) Magento
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (1.90%) Amazon S3
2 9 (1.90%) Heroku
3 4 (0.84%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.85%) HTTP
2 7 (1.48%) Internet
3 6 (1.27%) ATM
4 3 (0.63%) SMTP
5 2 (0.42%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) Extranet
6 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.21%) GPRS
6 1 (0.21%) UMTS
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 48 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (6.12%) Relational Database
5 27 (5.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (5.49%) Oracle Database
7 23 (4.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (4.43%) MySQL
8 21 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.80%) QlikView
9 18 (3.80%) MongoDB
10 16 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (2.53%) Big Data
13 11 (2.32%) NoSQL
13 11 (2.32%) MS Access
13 11 (2.32%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.69%) DTS
15 7 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (1.48%) Informix
Development Applications
1 50 (10.55%) Git (software)
2 37 (7.81%) JUnit
3 34 (7.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (4.85%) Cucumber
5 22 (4.64%) Maven
6 21 (4.43%) Subversion
6 21 (4.43%) Talend Open Studio
7 20 (4.22%) Ant
8 15 (3.16%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (2.74%) Jenkins
10 12 (2.53%) Selenium
11 11 (2.32%) JIRA
11 11 (2.32%) Visual Studio
12 10 (2.11%) Gradle
13 7 (1.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 7 (1.48%) Mockito
14 6 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (1.27%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.27%) IntelliJ
14 6 (1.27%) Grunt
General
1 83 (17.51%) Finance
2 33 (6.96%) Banking
3 11 (2.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (1.27%) Retail
5 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.84%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.63%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.63%) Advertising
7 3 (0.63%) Local Government
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (31.86%) HTML
2 115 (24.26%) CSS
3 93 (19.62%) .NET
4 80 (16.88%) jQuery
5 68 (14.35%) HTML5
6 64 (13.50%) Web Services
7 59 (12.45%) J2EE
8 57 (12.03%) AngularJS
9 56 (11.81%) Spring
10 51 (10.76%) ASP.NET
11 49 (10.34%) XML
12 46 (9.70%) JSON
13 40 (8.44%) RESTful
14 36 (7.59%) CSS3
15 35 (7.38%) SOAP
16 31 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 26 (5.49%) REST
18 20 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
19 19 (4.01%) WSDL
20 16 (3.38%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (5.70%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.74%) Statistics
4 10 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.90%) Telematics
6 8 (1.69%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.48%) User Experience
8 6 (1.27%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.05%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.84%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.84%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.84%) EMV
10 4 (0.84%) NHS
10 4 (0.84%) Chip Card
10 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.84%) GIS
10 4 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.86%) Android
2 34 (7.17%) Apple iOS
3 32 (6.75%) Linux
4 21 (4.43%) Windows
5 17 (3.59%) UNIX
6 7 (1.48%) AIX
6 7 (1.48%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.27%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.27%) Mac OS
7 6 (1.27%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.21%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.21%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (35.02%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (15.40%) TDD
3 62 (13.08%) MVC
4 59 (12.45%) SDLC
5 52 (10.97%) ETL
5 52 (10.97%) Business Intelligence
6 50 (10.55%) OO
7 41 (8.65%) Scrum
8 38 (8.02%) Android Development
9 37 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (6.75%) E-Commerce
10 32 (6.75%) iOS Development
11 30 (6.33%) OOP
12 23 (4.85%) Software Engineering
13 22 (4.64%) Unit Testing
14 19 (4.01%) Automation Testing
15 18 (3.80%) Waterfall
16 17 (3.59%) CRM
17 16 (3.38%) OOD
17 16 (3.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 157 (33.12%) SQL
2 154 (32.49%) JavaScript
3 146 (30.80%) Java
4 58 (12.24%) C#
5 33 (6.96%) PL/SQL
6 32 (6.75%) T-SQL
7 22 (4.64%) C++
8 19 (4.01%) TypeScript
9 18 (3.80%) Objective-C
10 15 (3.16%) Ruby
10 15 (3.16%) C
10 15 (3.16%) PHP
11 14 (2.95%) Python
12 12 (2.53%) VB
13 9 (1.90%) VBA
14 7 (1.48%) VBScript
15 6 (1.27%) Groovy
16 5 (1.05%) XPath
16 5 (1.05%) PHP5
17 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.27%) Degree
3 12 (2.53%) DV Cleared
4 11 (2.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) PhD
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.21%) MCTS
5 1 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.42%) MiFID
1 2 (0.42%) QA
1 2 (0.42%) EMIR
System Software
1 7 (1.48%) Docker
2 2 (0.42%) Firmware
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.63%) TIBCO Hawk
1 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.21%) yum
2 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.21%) Oozie
Vendors
1 66 (13.92%) Oracle
2 39 (8.23%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.43%) Talend
4 14 (2.95%) Tableau
4 14 (2.95%) IBM
5 8 (1.69%) SAP
6 7 (1.48%) Business Objects
6 7 (1.48%) Informatica
7 5 (1.05%) Cognos
7 5 (1.05%) HP
7 5 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.05%) JNBridge
8 4 (0.84%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.84%) Vertica
8 4 (0.84%) ESRI
8 4 (0.84%) Perforce
9 3 (0.63%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.63%) Apple
9 3 (0.63%) TIBCO
9 3 (0.63%) Adobe
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Real Staffing
Rate: £301 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 13 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £315 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Nantwich
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Sandbach
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Middlewich
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago