The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 133 179 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.75% 17.71% 23.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.91% 18.74% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 136 99
Median daily rate £384 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £490 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
- +9.45%
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
607 955 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.70% 94.46% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 667 380
Median daily rate £413 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 51
Median hourly rate £16.33 £17.77 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.13% +9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.40 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 35 £388 - 18
Warrington -3 22 £400 -8.57% 14
Macclesfield +1 13 £500 +62.60% 6
Knutsford +1 7 £300 -23.07% 1
Crewe +5 6 £275 - 5
Northwich +1 1 £425 -19.04% 2
Ellesmere Port 0 1 £338 +12.50% 2
Wilmslow -2 1 £376 +0.26% 5
Runcorn - 1 £325 - 2
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 145 (41.91%) JavaScript
2 142 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (28.90%) HTML
4 98 (28.32%) CSS
5 96 (27.75%) Java
6 93 (26.88%) SQL
7 89 (25.72%) C#
8 88 (25.43%) .NET
9 86 (24.86%) SQL Server
10 73 (21.10%) TDD
10 73 (21.10%) AngularJS
11 53 (15.32%) jQuery
12 49 (14.16%) E-Commerce
13 47 (13.58%) HTML5
14 46 (13.29%) Web Services
14 46 (13.29%) Microsoft
15 45 (13.01%) Finance
15 45 (13.01%) ETL
16 44 (12.72%) Web Development
16 44 (12.72%) CSS3
17 43 (12.43%) ASP.NET
18 42 (12.14%) RESTful
19 40 (11.56%) Front End Development
19 40 (11.56%) CRM
20 39 (11.27%) MVC
20 39 (11.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 39 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 38 (10.98%) Spring
22 37 (10.69%) Scrum
23 32 (9.25%) XML

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (4.62%) CMS
2 15 (4.34%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.45%) Apache
4 5 (1.45%) Umbraco
4 5 (1.45%) WordPress
5 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.16%) JBoss
5 4 (1.16%) SAS
6 3 (0.87%) IIS
7 2 (0.58%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.29%) Drupal
8 1 (0.29%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.29%) OpenROAD
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (8.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.87%) Magento
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.18%) Network Security
2 9 (2.60%) HTTP
3 5 (1.45%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.45%) LDAP
4 3 (0.87%) Internet
4 3 (0.87%) Intranet
5 2 (0.58%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.86%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 39 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (4.91%) MySQL
5 15 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.76%) Oracle BI EE
6 13 (3.76%) Oracle Database
7 12 (3.47%) Essbase
7 12 (3.47%) OLAP
8 11 (3.18%) Data Mart
8 11 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (3.18%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (2.89%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (2.60%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.60%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (2.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.31%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (8.09%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.07%) gulp
3 19 (5.49%) Grunt
4 17 (4.91%) Talend Open Studio
4 17 (4.91%) Visual Studio
5 14 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.05%) Selenium
6 13 (3.76%) Cucumber
7 10 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.02%) ERwin
8 7 (2.02%) JUnit
9 6 (1.73%) JIRA
9 6 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.45%) Maven
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.87%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.87%) Xcode
13 2 (0.58%) Gradle
13 2 (0.58%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 45 (13.01%) Finance
2 16 (4.62%) Banking
3 14 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.89%) Retail
5 9 (2.60%) Advertising
6 8 (2.31%) Publishing
7 7 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.87%) Games
9 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
9 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Marketing
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (28.90%) HTML
2 98 (28.32%) CSS
3 88 (25.43%) .NET
4 73 (21.10%) AngularJS
5 53 (15.32%) jQuery
6 47 (13.58%) HTML5
7 46 (13.29%) Web Services
8 44 (12.72%) CSS3
9 43 (12.43%) ASP.NET
10 42 (12.14%) RESTful
11 38 (10.98%) Spring
12 32 (9.25%) XML
13 30 (8.67%) JSON
14 24 (6.94%) .NET Framework
15 22 (6.36%) ASP.NET MVC
16 20 (5.78%) Dropwizard
17 17 (4.91%) Entity Framework
17 17 (4.91%) MDX
18 16 (4.62%) SOAP
19 13 (3.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.76%) User Experience
2 11 (3.18%) Digital Media
3 10 (2.89%) Data Integration
4 8 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.02%) Replication
6 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.73%) iPad
6 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.45%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.45%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.58%) NHS
9 2 (0.58%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.58%) RIA
9 2 (0.58%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.29%) Robotics
10 1 (0.29%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.05%) Windows
2 11 (3.18%) Linux
3 7 (2.02%) Android
3 7 (2.02%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (21.10%) TDD
3 49 (14.16%) E-Commerce
4 45 (13.01%) ETL
5 44 (12.72%) Web Development
6 40 (11.56%) CRM
6 40 (11.56%) Front End Development
7 39 (11.27%) MVC
8 37 (10.69%) Scrum
9 31 (8.96%) Performance Tuning
10 29 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (7.51%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (6.36%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.91%) BDD
14 16 (4.62%) Kanban
15 15 (4.34%) Data Modelling
15 15 (4.34%) OO
15 15 (4.34%) Performance Monitoring
15 15 (4.34%) Responsive Web Design
15 15 (4.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 145 (41.91%) JavaScript
2 96 (27.75%) Java
3 93 (26.88%) SQL
4 89 (25.72%) C#
5 29 (8.38%) T-SQL
6 24 (6.94%) PHP
7 13 (3.76%) C++
8 12 (3.47%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.18%) Python
10 9 (2.60%) VB.NET
11 8 (2.31%) VB
12 5 (1.45%) Go
12 5 (1.45%) Lua
13 3 (0.87%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.87%) Ruby
13 3 (0.87%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.58%) Groovy
14 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.58%) VBA
14 2 (0.58%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (3.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (0.87%) Degree
4 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.58%) MISRA
3 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.16%) Docker
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (1.73%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (13.29%) Microsoft
2 30 (8.67%) Oracle
3 17 (4.91%) Talend
4 14 (4.05%) hybris
5 12 (3.47%) Hyperion
6 11 (3.18%) ATG
7 9 (2.60%) Adobe
7 9 (2.60%) Tableau
8 3 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.87%) SAP
8 3 (0.87%) Vertica
8 3 (0.87%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.58%) IBM
9 2 (0.58%) Perforce
9 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.58%) Zend
10 1 (0.29%) CA
10 1 (0.29%) Embarcadero
10 1 (0.29%) ESRI
10 1 (0.29%) Sitecore
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