The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 123 240 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.21% 25.50% 25.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.52% 27.59% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 168 135
Median daily rate £394 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.34
% change year-on-year
- +13.19%

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
482 870 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.88% 92.45% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 549 420
Median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 23 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 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
Warrington +3 36 £400 - 17
Chester -3 19 £413 +10.00% 20
Macclesfield +7 9 £445 +39.06% 6
Crewe -1 7 £400 +142.42% 5
Knutsford -2 3 £338 -16.92% 5
Northwich - 2 £350 - 12
Runcorn - 2 £375 - 4
Wilmslow 0 1 £288 -4.16% 7
Daresbury - 1 £350 - 1
Sandbach - 1 £370 - 2
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 107 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (37.63%) JavaScript
3 96 (34.41%) Java
4 79 (28.32%) HTML
5 70 (25.09%) CSS
6 60 (21.51%) AngularJS
7 57 (20.43%) SQL Server
8 51 (18.28%) SQL
9 50 (17.92%) Spring
10 47 (16.85%) .NET
10 47 (16.85%) C#
11 46 (16.49%) jQuery
12 44 (15.77%) RESTful
13 42 (15.05%) Web Services
13 42 (15.05%) E-Commerce
13 42 (15.05%) Finance
13 42 (15.05%) TDD
14 36 (12.90%) Microsoft
14 36 (12.90%) HTML5
15 35 (12.54%) ETL
16 34 (12.19%) Scrum
17 33 (11.83%) Front End Development
18 32 (11.47%) CSS3
19 29 (10.39%) REST
19 29 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
20 28 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (9.32%) Git (software)
21 26 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
21 26 (9.32%) MVC
21 26 (9.32%) XML

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 13 (4.66%) CMS
2 9 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.79%) Apache
6 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.08%) IIS
7 3 (1.08%) JBoss
7 3 (1.08%) SAS
7 3 (1.08%) Umbraco
7 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.72%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
2 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.15%) Magento
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.72%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.08%) AMQP
2 2 (0.72%) HTTP
2 2 (0.72%) Internet
2 2 (0.72%) Kerberos
2 2 (0.72%) Network Security
3 1 (0.36%) ATM
3 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (9.32%) MySQL
3 24 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (7.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (5.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (4.66%) Oracle Database
7 11 (3.94%) Oracle Database 11g
8 10 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (2.87%) Amazon Redshift
10 8 (2.87%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (2.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (2.15%) Essbase
11 6 (2.15%) NoSQL
11 6 (2.15%) QlikView
11 6 (2.15%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.79%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.17%) gulp
3 16 (5.73%) Grunt
3 16 (5.73%) Visual Studio
4 10 (3.58%) Selenium
5 9 (3.23%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.23%) JIRA
5 9 (3.23%) Talend Open Studio
6 8 (2.87%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.87%) JUnit
7 7 (2.51%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (1.79%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.79%) Hudson
9 5 (1.79%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.79%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.43%) Subversion
11 3 (1.08%) Maven
General
1 42 (15.05%) Finance
2 13 (4.66%) Banking
3 6 (2.15%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (1.79%) Advertising
4 5 (1.79%) Local Government
5 4 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Retail
7 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (28.32%) HTML
2 70 (25.09%) CSS
3 60 (21.51%) AngularJS
4 50 (17.92%) Spring
5 47 (16.85%) .NET
6 46 (16.49%) jQuery
7 44 (15.77%) RESTful
8 42 (15.05%) Web Services
9 36 (12.90%) HTML5
10 32 (11.47%) CSS3
11 29 (10.39%) REST
12 26 (9.32%) XML
13 24 (8.60%) ASP.NET
14 22 (7.89%) .NET Framework
15 20 (7.17%) SOAP
16 18 (6.45%) JSON
17 17 (6.09%) Hibernate
18 16 (5.73%) Dropwizard
19 15 (5.38%) ASP.NET MVC
20 13 (4.66%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.58%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.23%) User Experience
3 5 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.43%) NHS
5 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
5 2 (0.72%) Derivative
5 2 (0.72%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.72%) Replication
5 2 (0.72%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.36%) Clustering
6 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.36%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.36%) PMI
6 1 (0.36%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.02%) Linux
2 11 (3.94%) Windows
3 10 (3.58%) Apple iOS
4 7 (2.51%) Android
5 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.72%) Unix
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) HPUX
7 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (38.35%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (15.05%) E-Commerce
2 42 (15.05%) TDD
3 35 (12.54%) ETL
4 34 (12.19%) Scrum
5 33 (11.83%) Front End Development
6 29 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (9.32%) MVC
9 22 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
9 22 (7.89%) Web Development
10 21 (7.53%) CRM
11 18 (6.45%) OO
12 17 (6.09%) Unit Testing
13 13 (4.66%) Analytics
13 13 (4.66%) Kanban
14 12 (4.30%) Microservices
15 11 (3.94%) Performance Monitoring
16 10 (3.58%) Content Management
16 10 (3.58%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 105 (37.63%) JavaScript
2 96 (34.41%) Java
3 51 (18.28%) SQL
4 47 (16.85%) C#
5 21 (7.53%) PHP
6 12 (4.30%) T-SQL
7 9 (3.23%) Python
8 8 (2.87%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.15%) Apple Swift
9 6 (2.15%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.79%) Go
10 5 (1.79%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.79%) Scala
11 4 (1.43%) C++
11 4 (1.43%) Perl
11 4 (1.43%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.08%) Groovy
12 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.72%) COBOL
13 2 (0.72%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
1 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
1 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) HDFS
2 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (1.08%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.72%) Control-M
2 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.36%) Grafana
3 1 (0.36%) Graphite
3 1 (0.36%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.36%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.36%) Netcool
3 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.96%) Oracle
3 10 (3.58%) hybris
4 9 (3.23%) Talend
5 8 (2.87%) ATG
5 8 (2.87%) Tableau
6 7 (2.51%) Zend
7 6 (2.15%) Hyperion
8 4 (1.43%) Ab Initio
9 3 (1.08%) Adobe
9 3 (1.08%) IBM
9 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.72%) CA
10 2 (0.72%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.72%) Teradata
10 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.36%) Kony
11 1 (0.36%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.36%) Perforce
11 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow
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