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 26 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
26 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 162 145 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.53% 14.65% 20.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.62% 16.80% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 121
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£350 £315 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £381 £404
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 £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -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
658 863 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.52% 87.17% 91.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 404 410
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.94% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 67 45
Average hourly rate £16.38 £22.54 £16.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.35% +32.90%
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 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 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 26 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 40 £363 +16.00% 31
Warrington -6 37 £350 +16.66% 34
Crewe +2 14 £400 +33.33% 10
Knutsford +13 12 £323 +0.78% 9
Runcorn +4 2 £474 +50.47% 7
Wilmslow +3 2 £378 +25.83% 4
Macclesfield -6 1 - - 12
Nantwich - 1 £235 - 2
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 2
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Northwich - - - - 8
Middlewich - - - -
Ellesmere Port - - - - 2
Frodsham - - - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 119 (35.84%) SQL
2 107 (32.23%) HTML
3 95 (28.61%) C#
3 95 (28.61%) JavaScript
4 94 (28.31%) Java
4 94 (28.31%) .NET
5 81 (24.40%) CSS
6 73 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (20.48%) SQL Server
8 62 (18.67%) Oracle
9 61 (18.37%) ASP.NET
10 57 (17.17%) Web Services
11 55 (16.57%) XML
12 54 (16.27%) TDD
13 53 (15.96%) MVC
13 53 (15.96%) Finance
14 44 (13.25%) HTML5
15 41 (12.35%) PHP
16 38 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
16 38 (11.45%) RESTful
17 36 (10.84%) J2EE
18 34 (10.24%) PL/SQL
19 33 (9.94%) Linux
20 32 (9.64%) jQuery
21 31 (9.34%) T-SQL
22 28 (8.43%) Ruby
23 27 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
24 26 (7.83%) BDD
24 26 (7.83%) CSS3
24 26 (7.83%) Microsoft

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 (6.33%) Oracle Workflow
2 12 (3.61%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.01%) IIS
4 9 (2.71%) JBoss
4 9 (2.71%) Umbraco
5 8 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.81%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (1.51%) ArcGIS
8 5 (1.51%) Node.js
9 4 (1.20%) WordPress
9 4 (1.20%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.20%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.90%) CMS
10 3 (0.90%) Apache
11 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.60%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Photoshop
1 3 (0.90%) MS Office
1 3 (0.90%) PowerPivot
2 2 (0.60%) MS Project
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.60%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (0.60%) Maya
2 2 (0.60%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (6.33%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (5.42%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (2.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (2.11%) Magento
5 6 (1.81%) BPCS
6 3 (0.90%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.60%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (1.81%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.90%) Route 53
2 3 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.90%) Heroku
2 3 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.31%) HTTP
2 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.20%) DNS
2 4 (1.20%) HTTPS
2 4 (1.20%) FTP
2 4 (1.20%) SSH
3 3 (0.90%) Intranet
4 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.93%) Oracle Reports
2 23 (6.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 20 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.61%) MySQL
6 11 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.81%) JasperReports
10 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.51%) OLAP
10 5 (1.51%) QlikView
11 4 (1.20%) Redis
11 4 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 23 (6.93%) Oracle Forms
2 16 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 14 (4.22%) Maven
4 13 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.31%) Git (software)
6 10 (3.01%) JUnit
6 10 (3.01%) Eclipse
6 10 (3.01%) Subversion
7 6 (1.81%) NUnit
8 4 (1.20%) Ant
9 3 (0.90%) Xcode
9 3 (0.90%) JDeveloper
10 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.60%) MSTest
10 2 (0.60%) JBehave
10 2 (0.60%) Selenium
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
General
1 53 (15.96%) Finance
2 13 (3.92%) Banking
3 12 (3.61%) Advertising
4 8 (2.41%) Marketing
5 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.11%) Retail
6 6 (1.81%) Back Office
7 4 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.90%) Legal
9 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (32.23%) HTML
2 94 (28.31%) .NET
3 81 (24.40%) CSS
4 61 (18.37%) ASP.NET
5 57 (17.17%) Web Services
6 55 (16.57%) XML
7 44 (13.25%) HTML5
8 38 (11.45%) RESTful
9 36 (10.84%) J2EE
10 32 (9.64%) jQuery
11 26 (7.83%) CSS3
12 24 (7.23%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (7.23%) XSLT
13 23 (6.93%) .NET Framework
13 23 (6.93%) WCF
14 22 (6.63%) JSON
14 22 (6.63%) REST
14 22 (6.63%) AngularJS
15 21 (6.33%) Spring
16 14 (4.22%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.33%) Open Source
2 17 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.22%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.11%) User Experience
5 7 (2.11%) Statistics
6 6 (1.81%) iSeries
6 6 (1.81%) AS400
7 5 (1.51%) GIS
7 5 (1.51%) Replication
7 5 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.20%) Clustering
9 3 (0.90%) NHS
10 2 (0.60%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.30%) E-Learning
11 1 (0.30%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.30%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.94%) Linux
2 23 (6.93%) Windows
3 16 (4.82%) UNIX
4 13 (3.92%) Android
5 8 (2.41%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.51%) Solaris
6 5 (1.51%) CentOS
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.90%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.99%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (16.27%) TDD
3 53 (15.96%) MVC
4 38 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (8.13%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (7.83%) BDD
6 26 (7.83%) E-Commerce
7 24 (7.23%) OO
8 22 (6.63%) Unit Testing
8 22 (6.63%) Workflow
9 18 (5.42%) SOA
10 17 (5.12%) Mentoring
11 15 (4.52%) Data Modelling
12 14 (4.22%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (3.92%) Web Development
14 11 (3.31%) Migration
15 10 (3.01%) DevOps
16 9 (2.71%) Web Design
16 9 (2.71%) MVVM
17 8 (2.41%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 119 (35.84%) SQL
2 95 (28.61%) C#
2 95 (28.61%) JavaScript
3 94 (28.31%) Java
4 41 (12.35%) PHP
5 34 (10.24%) PL/SQL
6 31 (9.34%) T-SQL
7 28 (8.43%) Ruby
8 25 (7.53%) Python
9 24 (7.23%) C++
10 14 (4.22%) Scala
11 10 (3.01%) VB
12 7 (2.11%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.81%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.81%) RPG
14 5 (1.51%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.51%) XPath
15 4 (1.20%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.90%) VBA
16 3 (0.90%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 25 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.52%) Degree
4 4 (1.20%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.90%) MCITP
5 3 (0.90%) MCTS
5 3 (0.90%) MCSE
6 2 (0.60%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.30%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.60%) Varnish
2 2 (0.60%) Docker
3 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (1.51%) Puppet
1 5 (1.51%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 62 (18.67%) Oracle
2 26 (7.83%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.92%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.61%) Adobe
5 6 (1.81%) IBM
6 5 (1.51%) Teradata
6 5 (1.51%) Sybase
6 5 (1.51%) SAP
6 5 (1.51%) Zend
7 4 (1.20%) Business Objects
8 3 (0.90%) RightScale
9 2 (0.60%) Kony
9 2 (0.60%) Twitter
9 2 (0.60%) Appcelerator
9 2 (0.60%) Cognos
10 1 (0.30%) Google
10 1 (0.30%) Orchard
10 1 (0.30%) Cincom
10 1 (0.30%) Siebel
Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £365 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago