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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 206 150 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.24% 18.70% 18.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.10% 19.89% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 76 84
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
733 754 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.38% 94.01% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 375 315
Average daily rate £400 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 51
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.82 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Warrington +2 41 £300 -9.43% 25
Chester -1 33 £388 +10.71% 27
Knutsford +4 19 £425 +30.76% 6
Runcorn +7 9 £280 -16.41% 4
Wilmslow 0 7 £320 -1.53% 16
Crewe +4 5 - - 12
Northwich -2 1 - -
Macclesfield -7 1 - - 16
Nantwich - 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 £300 - 3
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Winsford - - - -
Widnes - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 136 (36.66%) HTML
2 129 (34.77%) Java
3 123 (33.15%) SQL
4 111 (29.92%) JavaScript
5 97 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (24.53%) CSS
7 88 (23.72%) .NET
8 86 (23.18%) C#
9 83 (22.37%) Oracle
10 73 (19.68%) SQL Server
11 65 (17.52%) Finance
12 62 (16.71%) XML
13 55 (14.82%) MVC
14 54 (14.56%) Spring
15 52 (14.02%) Web Services
15 52 (14.02%) J2EE
16 51 (13.75%) jQuery
17 50 (13.48%) TDD
18 46 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
18 46 (12.40%) HTML5
19 43 (11.59%) Security Cleared
20 39 (10.51%) PL/SQL
21 36 (9.70%) ASP.NET
21 36 (9.70%) OO
22 35 (9.43%) SC Cleared
23 34 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
24 33 (8.89%) JSON
24 33 (8.89%) RESTful
25 31 (8.36%) Banking
25 31 (8.36%) SOAP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 24 (6.47%) Oracle Workflow
2 10 (2.70%) IIS
2 10 (2.70%) JBoss
3 9 (2.43%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.89%) Node.js
5 5 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.35%) Apache
5 5 (1.35%) ArcGIS
5 5 (1.35%) Oracle Spatial
5 5 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.08%) CMS
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.54%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.54%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.27%) SAS
9 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (2.16%) MS Excel
1 8 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.08%) Adobe Captivate
2 4 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.54%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.54%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) Maya
3 2 (0.54%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (6.47%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (5.66%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (2.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.35%) Magento
5 3 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.81%) BPCS
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 7 (1.89%) Heroku
3 6 (1.62%) SaaS
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.81%) Route 53
4 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.27%) GitHub
5 1 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.12%) HTTP
2 9 (2.43%) ATM
3 6 (1.62%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.62%) SSH
4 3 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.27%) Extranet
5 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.27%) Intranet
5 1 (0.27%) GPRS
5 1 (0.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (6.74%) MySQL
4 23 (6.20%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (4.85%) Relational Database
6 17 (4.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (3.23%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.89%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.89%) Big Data
13 6 (1.62%) QlikView
13 6 (1.62%) DTS
14 5 (1.35%) MS Access
14 5 (1.35%) DB2
14 5 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (8.36%) JUnit
2 30 (8.09%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.20%) Visual Studio
4 22 (5.93%) Oracle Forms
5 21 (5.66%) Maven
6 12 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 12 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 11 (2.96%) Subversion
8 9 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (2.16%) NUnit
10 7 (1.89%) Ant
10 7 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.89%) Selenium
11 6 (1.62%) Talend Open Studio
11 6 (1.62%) JIRA
12 5 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (1.35%) IntelliJ
12 5 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.08%) FxCop
General
1 65 (17.52%) Finance
2 31 (8.36%) Banking
3 6 (1.62%) Retail
3 6 (1.62%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.81%) Advertising
5 3 (0.81%) Legal
5 3 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (36.66%) HTML
2 91 (24.53%) CSS
3 88 (23.72%) .NET
4 62 (16.71%) XML
5 54 (14.56%) Spring
6 52 (14.02%) Web Services
6 52 (14.02%) J2EE
7 51 (13.75%) jQuery
8 46 (12.40%) HTML5
9 36 (9.70%) ASP.NET
10 33 (8.89%) RESTful
10 33 (8.89%) JSON
11 31 (8.36%) SOAP
12 25 (6.74%) AngularJS
13 24 (6.47%) REST
14 21 (5.66%) .NET Framework
15 20 (5.39%) XSLT
15 20 (5.39%) CSS3
16 18 (4.85%) Java EE
17 17 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.77%) Statistics
4 9 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 9 (2.43%) Telematics
4 9 (2.43%) Algorithms
5 6 (1.62%) User Experience
5 6 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.62%) EMV
6 5 (1.35%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.35%) Chip Card
6 5 (1.35%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.35%) Open Source
6 5 (1.35%) GIS
7 4 (1.08%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.08%) Online Banking
8 3 (0.81%) AS400
8 3 (0.81%) iSeries
8 3 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.81%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.47%) Linux
2 23 (6.20%) Windows
3 19 (5.12%) Android
4 15 (4.04%) UNIX
5 13 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.81%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.81%) CentOS
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.54%) AIX
8 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (14.82%) MVC
3 50 (13.48%) TDD
4 46 (12.40%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (9.70%) OO
6 30 (8.09%) E-Commerce
7 29 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (7.55%) Workflow
9 20 (5.39%) SOA
10 17 (4.58%) Scrum
10 17 (4.58%) Web Development
10 17 (4.58%) Unit Testing
11 16 (4.31%) ETL
12 15 (4.04%) Data Modelling
13 14 (3.77%) Data Management
13 14 (3.77%) Software Engineering
14 12 (3.23%) BDD
14 12 (3.23%) Android Development
15 11 (2.96%) Web Application Development
15 11 (2.96%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 129 (34.77%) Java
2 123 (33.15%) SQL
3 111 (29.92%) JavaScript
4 86 (23.18%) C#
5 39 (10.51%) PL/SQL
6 27 (7.28%) PHP
7 19 (5.12%) Ruby
8 18 (4.85%) T-SQL
9 16 (4.31%) C++
10 10 (2.70%) Python
11 9 (2.43%) XPath
12 8 (2.16%) Objective-C
13 7 (1.89%) Groovy
14 6 (1.62%) VB
14 6 (1.62%) VB.NET
14 6 (1.62%) VBA
15 5 (1.35%) Shell Script
16 4 (1.08%) C
16 4 (1.08%) PHP5
16 4 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.39%) Degree
4 6 (1.62%) VCP4
5 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCTS
6 1 (0.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.81%) QA
2 2 (0.54%) EMIR
2 2 (0.54%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (2.43%) Docker
2 4 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Varnish
3 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (1.35%) Puppet
1 5 (1.35%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.81%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 83 (22.37%) Oracle
2 26 (7.01%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.16%) Adobe
4 7 (1.89%) Red Hat
5 6 (1.62%) IBM
5 6 (1.62%) Tableau
5 6 (1.62%) Talend
6 5 (1.35%) Teradata
6 5 (1.35%) ESRI
6 5 (1.35%) Informatica
7 4 (1.08%) VMware
8 3 (0.81%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.81%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.81%) hybris
8 3 (0.81%) RightScale
8 3 (0.81%) Apple
8 3 (0.81%) TIBCO
8 3 (0.81%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.54%) SAP
9 2 (0.54%) Cognos
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Chester
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Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day + dependant on experience
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Rate: £200.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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