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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 167 147 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.07% 14.97% 19.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.19% 17.15% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 75 114
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£350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £383 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.57 £36.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +10.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £36.07 £31.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £43.23 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -5.71%
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
663 857 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.57% 87.27% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 396 404
Average daily rate £375 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 69 45
Average hourly rate £16.16 £23.50 £16.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.23% +38.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £61.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014. 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 +2 42 £363 +11.53% 29
Warrington -6 37 £350 +16.66% 38
Crewe +2 16 £388 +29.16% 7
Knutsford +11 11 £310 -3.12% 7
Wilmslow +4 2 £378 +25.83% 5
Runcorn +4 2 £474 +50.47% 6
Macclesfield -5 2 £325 +8.33% 13
Nantwich - 1 £235 - 3
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 2
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Northwich - - - - 8
Middlewich - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 2
Frodsham - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

1 122 (36.31%) SQL
2 108 (32.14%) HTML
3 96 (28.57%) C#
3 96 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 94 (27.98%) .NET
5 93 (27.68%) Java
6 82 (24.40%) CSS
7 72 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (21.13%) SQL Server
9 61 (18.15%) Oracle
9 61 (18.15%) ASP.NET
10 58 (17.26%) Web Services
11 55 (16.37%) XML
12 53 (15.77%) MVC
12 53 (15.77%) Finance
12 53 (15.77%) TDD
13 44 (13.10%) HTML5
14 42 (12.50%) PHP
15 41 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
16 38 (11.31%) RESTful
17 36 (10.71%) J2EE
18 34 (10.12%) PL/SQL
19 33 (9.82%) T-SQL
19 33 (9.82%) Linux
19 33 (9.82%) jQuery
20 27 (8.04%) Ruby
21 26 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 26 (7.74%) E-Commerce
21 26 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
21 26 (7.74%) Security Cleared

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 21 (6.25%) Oracle Workflow
2 12 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.27%) IIS
4 9 (2.68%) JBoss
4 9 (2.68%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.79%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.49%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.19%) CMS
9 4 (1.19%) Node.js
9 4 (1.19%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.19%) WordPress
9 4 (1.19%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.89%) Apache
11 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.60%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (0.89%) MS Office
1 3 (0.89%) Photoshop
1 3 (0.89%) PowerPivot
2 2 (0.60%) MS Project
2 2 (0.60%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (0.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) Maya
2 2 (0.60%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (5.36%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (2.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (2.08%) Magento
5 6 (1.79%) BPCS
6 3 (0.89%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (1.79%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.89%) Heroku
2 3 (0.89%) Route 53
2 3 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.27%) HTTP
2 4 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.19%) DNS
2 4 (1.19%) FTP
3 3 (0.89%) SSH
3 3 (0.89%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.89%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) Internet
4 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (6.85%) Oracle Reports
4 21 (6.25%) NoSQL
5 20 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (3.87%) MySQL
7 12 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.57%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.79%) JasperReports
11 6 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.49%) OLAP
12 5 (1.49%) QlikView
13 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (6.85%) Oracle Forms
2 16 (4.76%) Visual Studio
3 14 (4.17%) Maven
4 13 (3.87%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.27%) Subversion
5 11 (3.27%) Git (software)
6 10 (2.98%) JUnit
6 10 (2.98%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.79%) NUnit
8 4 (1.19%) Ant
9 3 (0.89%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.89%) Xcode
10 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.60%) Selenium
10 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.60%) JBehave
10 2 (0.60%) MSTest
General
1 53 (15.77%) Finance
2 13 (3.87%) Banking
3 12 (3.57%) Advertising
4 9 (2.68%) Marketing
5 7 (2.08%) Retail
6 6 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.79%) Back Office
7 4 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.89%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (32.14%) HTML
2 94 (27.98%) .NET
3 82 (24.40%) CSS
4 61 (18.15%) ASP.NET
5 58 (17.26%) Web Services
6 55 (16.37%) XML
7 44 (13.10%) HTML5
8 38 (11.31%) RESTful
9 36 (10.71%) J2EE
10 33 (9.82%) jQuery
11 26 (7.74%) CSS3
12 24 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (7.14%) XSLT
13 23 (6.85%) .NET Framework
13 23 (6.85%) WCF
13 23 (6.85%) JSON
13 23 (6.85%) REST
14 22 (6.55%) AngularJS
15 21 (6.25%) Spring
16 14 (4.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.25%) Open Source
2 17 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.98%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.08%) Statistics
5 7 (2.08%) User Experience
6 6 (1.79%) iSeries
6 6 (1.79%) AS400
7 5 (1.49%) Replication
7 5 (1.49%) GIS
7 5 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.19%) Clustering
9 3 (0.89%) NHS
9 3 (0.89%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.30%) W3C
11 1 (0.30%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.82%) Linux
2 23 (6.85%) Windows
3 15 (4.46%) UNIX
4 13 (3.87%) Android
5 8 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.49%) CentOS
6 5 (1.49%) Solaris
7 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.89%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.77%) TDD
2 53 (15.77%) MVC
3 41 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (7.74%) E-Commerce
4 26 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
4 26 (7.74%) BDD
5 25 (7.44%) OO
6 22 (6.55%) Workflow
6 22 (6.55%) Unit Testing
7 18 (5.36%) SOA
8 16 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 15 (4.46%) Data Modelling
10 14 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (3.87%) Web Development
12 11 (3.27%) Migration
13 10 (2.98%) Web Design
13 10 (2.98%) Software Engineering
13 10 (2.98%) ETL
13 10 (2.98%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 122 (36.31%) SQL
2 96 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 96 (28.57%) C#
3 93 (27.68%) Java
4 42 (12.50%) PHP
5 34 (10.12%) PL/SQL
6 33 (9.82%) T-SQL
7 27 (8.04%) Ruby
8 24 (7.14%) Python
9 23 (6.85%) C++
10 14 (4.17%) Scala
11 10 (2.98%) VB
12 7 (2.08%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.79%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.79%) RPG
14 5 (1.49%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.19%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.19%) XPath
15 4 (1.19%) PHP5
16 3 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 21 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.46%) Degree
4 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.89%) MCTS
5 3 (0.89%) MCITP
5 3 (0.89%) MCSE
6 2 (0.60%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.30%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.19%) QA
2 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Varnish
2 2 (0.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (1.49%) Puppet
1 5 (1.49%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (18.15%) Oracle
2 25 (7.44%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.87%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.57%) Adobe
5 7 (2.08%) IBM
6 5 (1.49%) Sybase
6 5 (1.49%) SAP
6 5 (1.49%) Teradata
6 5 (1.49%) Zend
7 4 (1.19%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.89%) RightScale
9 2 (0.60%) Appcelerator
9 2 (0.60%) Twitter
9 2 (0.60%) Kony
9 2 (0.60%) Cognos
10 1 (0.30%) Siebel
10 1 (0.30%) Sage
10 1 (0.30%) Cincom
10 1 (0.30%) Orchard
10 1 (0.30%) Google
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £365 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago