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 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 152 180 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.65% 19.15% 21.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.29% 21.33% 23.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 89 130
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £227 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £396 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
749 844 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.90% 89.79% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 402 446
Average daily rate £390 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 58 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £11.12 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 2 October 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 2 October 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 0 30 £313 +0.80% 19
Warrington -9 26 £345 +15.00% 31
Crewe +3 20 £325 +8.33% 13
Macclesfield 0 14 £325 +30.00% 9
Knutsford +6 7 £325 -13.33% 3
Runcorn -1 3 - - 2
Wilmslow +1 1 £375 +66.66% 6
Nantwich -1 1 £235 -21.66% 3
Northwich - - - - 3
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Winsford - - - - 1
Daresbury - - - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 103 (38.01%) SQL
2 97 (35.79%) C#
3 90 (33.21%) .NET
4 89 (32.84%) JavaScript
5 83 (30.63%) HTML
6 67 (24.72%) CSS
7 66 (24.35%) Java
8 64 (23.62%) SQL Server
9 60 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (20.66%) ASP.NET
11 47 (17.34%) Web Services
11 47 (17.34%) TDD
12 43 (15.87%) XML
13 41 (15.13%) MVC
14 38 (14.02%) Finance
15 37 (13.65%) PHP
16 35 (12.92%) T-SQL
16 35 (12.92%) HTML5
17 33 (12.18%) Linux
18 29 (10.70%) Python
19 28 (10.33%) Oracle
19 28 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 25 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 25 (9.23%) J2EE
20 25 (9.23%) RESTful
21 24 (8.86%) C++
21 24 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
22 23 (8.49%) Windows
22 23 (8.49%) BDD
22 23 (8.49%) CSS3

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 16 (5.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.06%) IIS
3 9 (3.32%) Umbraco
4 8 (2.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.21%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.85%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.85%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.48%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.48%) WordPress
7 4 (1.48%) Node.js
7 4 (1.48%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.48%) CMS
8 2 (0.74%) Apache
8 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (1.48%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.48%) MS Office
2 3 (1.11%) MS Project
2 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.74%) Fireworks
3 2 (0.74%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) BPCS
2 5 (1.85%) Magento
3 3 (1.11%) Academy Housing
3 3 (1.11%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.74%) Route 53
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.58%) HTTP
2 4 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.48%) DNS
2 4 (1.48%) FTP
3 3 (1.11%) Intranet
4 1 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (7.38%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.80%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.69%) MySQL
8 9 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (3.32%) Oracle Database
9 8 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (2.21%) JasperReports
11 5 (1.85%) OLAP
11 5 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.85%) QlikView
12 4 (1.48%) Redis
12 4 (1.48%) Big Data
12 4 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.80%) Subversion
2 12 (4.43%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.06%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.06%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.69%) Maven
5 7 (2.58%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.21%) JUnit
7 5 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
8 4 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.48%) Ant
9 3 (1.11%) NUnit
10 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.74%) MSTest
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.74%) Xcode
11 1 (0.37%) T4 Templates
11 1 (0.37%) Gradle
11 1 (0.37%) QUnit
11 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (14.02%) Finance
2 12 (4.43%) Advertising
3 11 (4.06%) Marketing
4 8 (2.95%) Back Office
5 6 (2.21%) Banking
6 4 (1.48%) Retail
7 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.74%) Legal
8 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (33.21%) .NET
2 83 (30.63%) HTML
3 67 (24.72%) CSS
4 56 (20.66%) ASP.NET
5 47 (17.34%) Web Services
6 43 (15.87%) XML
7 35 (12.92%) HTML5
8 25 (9.23%) J2EE
8 25 (9.23%) RESTful
9 23 (8.49%) CSS3
9 23 (8.49%) WCF
9 23 (8.49%) jQuery
10 20 (7.38%) JSON
11 18 (6.64%) WinForms
12 16 (5.90%) XSLT
13 15 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (5.54%) .NET Framework
14 14 (5.17%) REST
14 14 (5.17%) Ajax
15 12 (4.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.12%) Open Source
2 12 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.58%) GIS
3 7 (2.58%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.21%) iSeries
4 6 (2.21%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.21%) AS400
5 5 (1.85%) Replication
5 5 (1.85%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.85%) User Experience
6 4 (1.48%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.48%) Clustering
7 3 (1.11%) NHS
8 2 (0.74%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.37%) CCTV
9 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.37%) Tandem
9 1 (0.37%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.37%) DTV
9 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.18%) Linux
2 23 (8.49%) Windows
3 11 (4.06%) UNIX
4 5 (1.85%) Solaris
5 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.48%) CentOS
5 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.74%) Android
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.34%) TDD
3 41 (15.13%) MVC
4 24 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (8.49%) BDD
6 21 (7.75%) E-Commerce
6 21 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (7.38%) Unit Testing
8 15 (5.54%) Data Modelling
9 13 (4.80%) Mentoring
10 12 (4.43%) OO
10 12 (4.43%) SOA
10 12 (4.43%) ETL
10 12 (4.43%) Software Engineering
11 11 (4.06%) Migration
12 9 (3.32%) Web Development
12 9 (3.32%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (3.32%) DevOps
13 8 (2.95%) Scrum
14 7 (2.58%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 103 (38.01%) SQL
2 97 (35.79%) C#
3 89 (32.84%) JavaScript
4 66 (24.35%) Java
5 37 (13.65%) PHP
6 35 (12.92%) T-SQL
7 29 (10.70%) Python
8 24 (8.86%) C++
9 18 (6.64%) Ruby
10 14 (5.17%) Scala
11 13 (4.80%) PL/SQL
11 13 (4.80%) VB
12 9 (3.32%) VB.NET
13 7 (2.58%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.21%) RPG
15 4 (1.48%) PHP5
15 4 (1.48%) ABAP
16 3 (1.11%) VBA
17 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
17 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (3.32%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.95%) Degree
3 5 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.11%) MCITP
5 3 (1.11%) MCSE
5 3 (1.11%) SAP Certification
5 3 (1.11%) MCTS
5 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.11%) ISO 9001
1 3 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.74%) Docker
3 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.37%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.48%) Puppet
1 4 (1.48%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (10.33%) Oracle
2 22 (8.12%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.43%) Red Hat
4 10 (3.69%) Adobe
5 8 (2.95%) JBoss
5 8 (2.95%) IBM
6 5 (1.85%) Sybase
6 5 (1.85%) SAP
7 4 (1.48%) Zend
8 3 (1.11%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.11%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.74%) RightScale
9 2 (0.74%) Twitter
9 2 (0.74%) Sage
10 1 (0.37%) Orchard
10 1 (0.37%) Netezza
10 1 (0.37%) Cincom
10 1 (0.37%) Teradata
10 1 (0.37%) Cognos
10 1 (0.37%) Informatica
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Talent International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Eclipse IT Recruitment
Rate: From £200 to £300 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Crewe
Hudson - London
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £240 - £325 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Crewe
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Nantwich
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 20 days ago