The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 160 141 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.98% 18.10% 19.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.33% 19.80% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 66 109
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £41.44
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 - £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 - £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
750 712 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.63% 91.40% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 298 433
Average daily rate £375 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 45
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.14 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
North West

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Warrington -3 44 £388 +14.81% 20
Chester +4 28 £275 -8.33% 25
Crewe +2 12 £290 -3.33% 4
Macclesfield -1 9 £325 +35.41% 12
Knutsford +1 5 £300 -20.00% 5
Northwich -2 3 £425 +41.66% 3
Runcorn - 2 £325 - 2
Nantwich -1 1 £260 -13.33%
Wilmslow -3 1 £225 -18.18% 5
Sandbach - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 130 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 123 (43.01%) HTML
3 113 (39.51%) C#
4 109 (38.11%) CSS
5 103 (36.01%) SQL
6 101 (35.31%) .NET
7 76 (26.57%) Java
7 76 (26.57%) TDD
8 62 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
9 59 (20.63%) ASP.NET
10 58 (20.28%) SQL Server
11 57 (19.93%) MVC
12 55 (19.23%) XML
13 50 (17.48%) Web Services
13 50 (17.48%) HTML5
14 45 (15.73%) Linux
15 44 (15.38%) jQuery
16 43 (15.03%) JSON
17 34 (11.89%) T-SQL
18 33 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
18 33 (11.54%) RESTful
18 33 (11.54%) CSS3
19 32 (11.19%) PHP
20 30 (10.49%) Finance
21 29 (10.14%) Oracle
22 28 (9.79%) Python
22 28 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
23 27 (9.44%) Ajax
24 26 (9.09%) BDD
25 23 (8.04%) Scrum

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 18 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.15%) Umbraco
2 9 (3.15%) IIS
3 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.45%) CMS
5 6 (2.10%) Apache Solr
5 6 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.75%) WordPress
6 5 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.40%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.70%) Apache
9 2 (0.70%) Node.js
10 1 (0.35%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.35%) Mule
10 1 (0.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.40%) MS Office
3 3 (1.05%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.70%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.70%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Magento
2 3 (1.05%) Academy Housing
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.70%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.20%) HTTP
2 4 (1.40%) FTP
3 3 (1.05%) Intranet
4 2 (0.70%) SMTP
4 2 (0.70%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.70%) Internet
5 1 (0.35%) Network Security
5 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.28%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (7.34%) NoSQL
4 19 (6.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (5.24%) MySQL
6 14 (4.90%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.15%) Relational Database
9 8 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (2.10%) Redis
11 5 (1.75%) QlikView
11 5 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.40%) OLAP
12 4 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.40%) Big Data
12 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (6.99%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.85%) Subversion
2 11 (3.85%) Maven
3 10 (3.50%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.15%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.45%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.40%) Moq
8 3 (1.05%) PhoneGap
8 3 (1.05%) JUnit
9 2 (0.70%) Xcode
10 1 (0.35%) Gradle
10 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.35%) WiX
10 1 (0.35%) Hudson
10 1 (0.35%) Selenium
10 1 (0.35%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.35%) Ant
General
1 30 (10.49%) Finance
2 14 (4.90%) Marketing
3 7 (2.45%) Retail
3 7 (2.45%) Advertising
4 4 (1.40%) Banking
5 3 (1.05%) Back Office
5 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.35%) Local Government
6 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.35%) Automotive
6 1 (0.35%) Legal
6 1 (0.35%) Electronics
6 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (43.01%) HTML
2 109 (38.11%) CSS
3 101 (35.31%) .NET
4 59 (20.63%) ASP.NET
5 55 (19.23%) XML
6 50 (17.48%) Web Services
6 50 (17.48%) HTML5
7 44 (15.38%) jQuery
8 43 (15.03%) JSON
9 33 (11.54%) RESTful
9 33 (11.54%) CSS3
10 27 (9.44%) Ajax
11 19 (6.64%) .NET Framework
12 18 (6.29%) REST
13 17 (5.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (5.94%) WCF
13 17 (5.94%) Spring
14 16 (5.59%) XHTML
15 14 (4.90%) J2EE
16 13 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.99%) Open Source
2 6 (2.10%) N-Tier
3 5 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (1.40%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.05%) Taxonomies
5 3 (1.05%) NHS
5 3 (1.05%) GIS
6 2 (0.70%) Replication
6 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.35%) CCTV
7 1 (0.35%) Statistics
7 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.35%) CMDB
7 1 (0.35%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.35%) Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) EPoS
7 1 (0.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.73%) Linux
2 19 (6.64%) Windows
3 13 (4.55%) UNIX
4 5 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.40%) Solaris
6 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.70%) CentOS
7 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.70%) Android
7 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.57%) TDD
2 62 (21.68%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (19.93%) MVC
4 33 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (9.09%) BDD
7 23 (8.04%) Scrum
8 22 (7.69%) Pair Programming
8 22 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 19 (6.64%) E-Commerce
10 18 (6.29%) Web Development
11 17 (5.94%) ETL
12 15 (5.24%) OO
13 14 (4.90%) SOA
14 13 (4.55%) Software Engineering
15 11 (3.85%) User Stories
15 11 (3.85%) Workflow
16 10 (3.50%) Refactoring
16 10 (3.50%) Migration
17 9 (3.15%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 130 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 113 (39.51%) C#
3 103 (36.01%) SQL
4 76 (26.57%) Java
5 34 (11.89%) T-SQL
6 32 (11.19%) PHP
7 28 (9.79%) Python
8 21 (7.34%) C++
9 17 (5.94%) Ruby
10 15 (5.24%) PL/SQL
11 14 (4.90%) Scala
12 8 (2.80%) VB
12 8 (2.80%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.10%) PHP5
14 5 (1.75%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.75%) XPath
15 3 (1.05%) ABAP
16 2 (0.70%) C
16 2 (0.70%) Delphi
16 2 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (3.15%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.40%) Degree
4 2 (0.70%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) PMP
5 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.35%) Varnish
2 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (10.14%) Oracle
2 18 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.15%) IBM
4 8 (2.80%) Adobe
5 6 (2.10%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.10%) SAP
5 6 (2.10%) ServiceNow
6 4 (1.40%) JBoss
7 3 (1.05%) Zend
7 3 (1.05%) Twitter
7 3 (1.05%) Sybase
8 2 (0.70%) Informatica
8 2 (0.70%) Kofax
8 2 (0.70%) Sage
8 2 (0.70%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.70%) Netezza
9 1 (0.35%) Vertica
9 1 (0.35%) hybris
9 1 (0.35%) Orchard
9 1 (0.35%) Cognos
Cheshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Ifftner Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago