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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 182 133 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.35% 14.70% 19.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.45% 15.93% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 76 110
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £385 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
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
663 835 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.34% 92.27% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 423 367
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 66 53
Average hourly rate £18.50 £22.55 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.96% +20.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £44.76 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 0 42 £300 - 28
Chester 0 27 £369 +13.53% 21
Knutsford +17 20 £400 +23.07% 6
Runcorn +9 5 £280 -16.41% 2
Wilmslow +1 4 £320 +6.66% 13
Crewe +1 3 - - 8
Northwich -1 1 - - 3
Macclesfield -5 1 - - 10
Nantwich - 1 - - 2
Alderley Edge - 1 - - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 £300 - 1
Daresbury - 1 £408 -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Widnes - - - - 1
Frodsham - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 115 (34.23%) HTML
2 109 (32.44%) Java
3 104 (30.95%) SQL
4 95 (28.27%) JavaScript
5 94 (27.98%) .NET
6 84 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 82 (24.40%) C#
8 78 (23.21%) Oracle
9 73 (21.73%) CSS
10 71 (21.13%) SQL Server
11 60 (17.86%) Finance
12 53 (15.77%) Web Services
13 52 (15.48%) J2EE
14 49 (14.58%) MVC
14 49 (14.58%) XML
15 44 (13.10%) Spring
16 43 (12.80%) TDD
17 42 (12.50%) ASP.NET
18 39 (11.61%) jQuery
18 39 (11.61%) Security Cleared
19 38 (11.31%) HTML5
20 37 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
21 35 (10.42%) PL/SQL
22 31 (9.23%) SC Cleared
23 29 (8.63%) PHP
23 29 (8.63%) E-Commerce
24 27 (8.04%) Windows
24 27 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
24 27 (8.04%) RESTful
25 26 (7.74%) Workflow

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (6.55%) Oracle Workflow
2 13 (3.87%) IIS
3 12 (3.57%) JBoss
4 9 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.38%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.49%) Apache
6 5 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.19%) Node.js
7 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.89%) CMS
8 3 (0.89%) Confluence
8 3 (0.89%) Oracle Spatial
8 3 (0.89%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.30%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.30%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Adobe Captivate
1 4 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (0.89%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.89%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.60%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (0.60%) Maya
3 2 (0.60%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 23 (6.85%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (5.95%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (2.98%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.79%) BPCS
5 5 (1.49%) Magento
6 1 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.30%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (2.08%) Amazon S3
2 6 (1.79%) SaaS
3 4 (1.19%) Heroku
4 3 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.89%) Route 53
4 3 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.76%) HTTP
2 9 (2.68%) ATM
3 6 (1.79%) SSH
3 6 (1.79%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.89%) DNS
4 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.55%) Oracle Reports
3 21 (6.25%) MySQL
4 19 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.87%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.27%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.79%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.49%) SQLite
13 4 (1.19%) Big Data
13 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (1.19%) JasperReports
13 4 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (6.85%) JUnit
2 21 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
2 21 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 21 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.06%) Maven
4 12 (3.57%) Jenkins
5 11 (3.27%) Subversion
6 10 (2.98%) Eclipse
7 9 (2.68%) NUnit
8 8 (2.38%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.08%) Ant
10 6 (1.79%) JIRA
11 5 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (1.19%) Selenium
12 4 (1.19%) FxCop
13 3 (0.89%) JDeveloper
13 3 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 3 (0.89%) StyleCop
13 3 (0.89%) Moq
General
1 60 (17.86%) Finance
2 25 (7.44%) Banking
3 7 (2.08%) Back Office
4 6 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.79%) Advertising
5 5 (1.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.89%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (34.23%) HTML
2 94 (27.98%) .NET
3 73 (21.73%) CSS
4 53 (15.77%) Web Services
5 52 (15.48%) J2EE
6 49 (14.58%) XML
7 44 (13.10%) Spring
8 42 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 39 (11.61%) jQuery
10 38 (11.31%) HTML5
11 27 (8.04%) RESTful
12 23 (6.85%) .NET Framework
13 21 (6.25%) SOAP
14 20 (5.95%) XSLT
14 20 (5.95%) JSP
15 19 (5.65%) JSON
15 19 (5.65%) WCF
15 19 (5.65%) REST
16 18 (5.36%) AngularJS
17 17 (5.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.06%) Mobile App
3 9 (2.68%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.38%) User Experience
4 8 (2.38%) Statistics
4 8 (2.38%) GIS
5 7 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.79%) Algorithms
6 6 (1.79%) iSeries
6 6 (1.79%) Telematics
6 6 (1.79%) AS400
6 6 (1.79%) EMV
7 5 (1.49%) Chip Card
7 5 (1.49%) E-Learning
7 5 (1.49%) Open Source
8 4 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.89%) Clustering
9 3 (0.89%) Replication
9 3 (0.89%) iPad
9 3 (0.89%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.04%) Windows
2 20 (5.95%) Linux
3 15 (4.46%) UNIX
4 14 (4.17%) Android
5 11 (3.27%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.89%) CentOS
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.60%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (14.58%) MVC
3 43 (12.80%) TDD
4 37 (11.01%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (8.63%) E-Commerce
6 27 (8.04%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (7.74%) Workflow
8 25 (7.44%) OO
9 19 (5.65%) Data Modelling
10 17 (5.06%) SOA
10 17 (5.06%) Scrum
11 13 (3.87%) Web Development
12 12 (3.57%) Unit Testing
12 12 (3.57%) Data Management
13 10 (2.98%) BDD
13 10 (2.98%) Software Engineering
13 10 (2.98%) Validation
14 9 (2.68%) ETL
14 9 (2.68%) iOS Development
15 8 (2.38%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 109 (32.44%) Java
2 104 (30.95%) SQL
3 95 (28.27%) JavaScript
4 82 (24.40%) C#
5 35 (10.42%) PL/SQL
6 29 (8.63%) PHP
7 19 (5.65%) T-SQL
8 15 (4.46%) C++
8 15 (4.46%) Python
8 15 (4.46%) Ruby
9 9 (2.68%) XPath
10 6 (1.79%) RPG
10 6 (1.79%) VB
10 6 (1.79%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.49%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.49%) Objective-C
11 5 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.19%) Groovy
12 4 (1.19%) PHP5
12 4 (1.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.46%) Degree
4 4 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.89%) MCSE
5 3 (0.89%) MCTS
5 3 (0.89%) MCITP
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (1.79%) Docker
2 4 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.89%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.30%) Varnish
4 1 (0.30%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (1.49%) Puppet
1 5 (1.49%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.30%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 78 (23.21%) Oracle
2 23 (6.85%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.38%) Adobe
3 8 (2.38%) Red Hat
4 5 (1.49%) Teradata
5 4 (1.19%) VMware
5 4 (1.19%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.19%) IBM
5 4 (1.19%) Informatica
6 3 (0.89%) SAP
6 3 (0.89%) ESRI
6 3 (0.89%) hybris
6 3 (0.89%) RightScale
7 2 (0.60%) Kony
7 2 (0.60%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.60%) Talend
7 2 (0.60%) Appcelerator
7 2 (0.60%) Zend
7 2 (0.60%) Perforce
7 2 (0.60%) Ab Initio
Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: £370 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + neg
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £37925 - £43750 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per week + non-negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £495.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable - market rates
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago