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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 270 119 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.41% 15.16% 15.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.22% 16.71% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 69 60
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£385 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -6.78%
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
924 712 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.81% 90.70% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 373 289
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 46
Average hourly rate £15.83 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.09% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Chester 0 86 £388 +10.71% 18
Warrington +5 43 £400 +33.33% 50
Knutsford +10 15 £375 +7.14% 8
Crewe +8 13 £225 -30.76% 20
Alderley Edge - 7 £475 -
Wilmslow 0 5 £288 +4.54% 9
Macclesfield -6 5 £330 -17.50% 2
Ellesmere Port - 3 £306 - 2
Northwich +1 2 £313 -26.47% 6
Runcorn +1 2 - - 2
Winsford - 2 - - 1
Daresbury - 2 £408 -
Middlewich - 1 £300 -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 167 (36.15%) Java
2 164 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (33.33%) HTML
3 154 (33.33%) SQL
4 146 (31.60%) JavaScript
5 107 (23.16%) CSS
6 87 (18.83%) .NET
7 85 (18.40%) Finance
8 81 (17.53%) SQL Server
9 78 (16.88%) Oracle
9 78 (16.88%) TDD
10 74 (16.02%) C#
11 72 (15.58%) jQuery
12 68 (14.72%) Web Services
13 67 (14.50%) Spring
14 63 (13.64%) J2EE
15 59 (12.77%) XML
16 53 (11.47%) Git (software)
17 52 (11.26%) JSON
18 51 (11.04%) HTML5
19 48 (10.39%) OO
19 48 (10.39%) MVC
20 45 (9.74%) ETL
21 43 (9.31%) JUnit
22 42 (9.09%) RESTful
22 42 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
23 41 (8.87%) SOAP
23 41 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
24 40 (8.66%) AngularJS
25 38 (8.23%) Linux

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (3.46%) Node.js
2 15 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 8 (1.73%) Confluence
3 8 (1.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (1.73%) IBM HTTP Server
3 8 (1.73%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.52%) JBoss
4 7 (1.52%) IIS
4 7 (1.52%) CMS
4 7 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.08%) ArcGIS
5 5 (1.08%) Oracle Spatial
5 5 (1.08%) Umbraco
6 4 (0.87%) Exstream Dialogue
6 4 (0.87%) SAS
6 4 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.65%) Sitefinity
7 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.87%) Adobe Captivate
3 4 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.87%) Exstream
6 3 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.22%) Maximo
7 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.16%) Amazon S3
2 10 (2.16%) Heroku
3 5 (1.08%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.22%) GitHub
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.84%) HTTP
2 10 (2.16%) ATM
3 8 (1.73%) Internet
4 3 (0.65%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.65%) SMTP
4 3 (0.65%) SSH
5 2 (0.43%) Intranet
6 1 (0.22%) Extranet
6 1 (0.22%) GPRS
6 1 (0.22%) UMTS
6 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 31 (6.71%) MySQL
5 25 (5.41%) Oracle Database
6 23 (4.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (3.68%) MongoDB
9 16 (3.46%) QlikView
10 15 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (2.81%) RDBMS
12 13 (2.81%) Big Data
13 11 (2.38%) MS Access
14 10 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (1.95%) Informix
15 9 (1.95%) NoSQL
16 8 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 53 (11.47%) Git (software)
2 43 (9.31%) JUnit
3 27 (5.84%) Cucumber
4 24 (5.19%) Maven
4 24 (5.19%) Subversion
5 21 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
6 18 (3.90%) Ant
7 17 (3.68%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.46%) Jenkins
9 15 (3.25%) JIRA
10 14 (3.03%) Selenium
11 10 (2.16%) Gradle
11 10 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 9 (1.95%) Mockito
13 7 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.30%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.30%) IntelliJ
15 5 (1.08%) Grunt
15 5 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (18.40%) Finance
2 35 (7.58%) Banking
3 8 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (1.52%) Retail
5 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.87%) Retail Banking
6 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.43%) Local Government
8 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (33.33%) HTML
2 107 (23.16%) CSS
3 87 (18.83%) .NET
4 72 (15.58%) jQuery
5 68 (14.72%) Web Services
6 67 (14.50%) Spring
7 63 (13.64%) J2EE
8 59 (12.77%) XML
9 52 (11.26%) JSON
10 51 (11.04%) HTML5
11 42 (9.09%) RESTful
12 41 (8.87%) SOAP
13 40 (8.66%) AngularJS
14 35 (7.58%) ASP.NET
15 27 (5.84%) REST
16 19 (4.11%) WSDL
16 19 (4.11%) Java EE
16 19 (4.11%) JAX-RS
17 17 (3.68%) CSS3
18 16 (3.46%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 14 (3.03%) Statistics
4 10 (2.16%) Telematics
4 10 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.95%) Algorithms
6 7 (1.52%) User Experience
6 7 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.52%) Open Source
7 6 (1.30%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.30%) Online Banking
7 6 (1.30%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.30%) EMV
8 5 (1.08%) Chip Card
8 5 (1.08%) GIS
8 5 (1.08%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.87%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.87%) NHS
9 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 38 (8.23%) Linux
2 31 (6.71%) Android
3 29 (6.28%) Windows
4 26 (5.63%) Apple iOS
5 23 (4.98%) UNIX
6 7 (1.52%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
7 6 (1.30%) AIX
8 5 (1.08%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.08%) Windows Vista
8 5 (1.08%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.22%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.22%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) ThreadX
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (35.50%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (16.88%) TDD
3 48 (10.39%) OO
3 48 (10.39%) MVC
4 45 (9.74%) ETL
5 42 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (7.36%) E-Commerce
8 30 (6.49%) Scrum
9 28 (6.06%) OOP
10 27 (5.84%) Software Engineering
10 27 (5.84%) Unit Testing
11 26 (5.63%) Android Development
12 24 (5.19%) iOS Development
13 17 (3.68%) Data Modelling
13 17 (3.68%) Integration Testing
13 17 (3.68%) Web Development
13 17 (3.68%) Responsive Web Design
13 17 (3.68%) Waterfall
14 16 (3.46%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (36.15%) Java
2 154 (33.33%) SQL
3 146 (31.60%) JavaScript
4 74 (16.02%) C#
5 29 (6.28%) PL/SQL
6 25 (5.41%) C++
7 22 (4.76%) PHP
7 22 (4.76%) T-SQL
8 18 (3.90%) Ruby
9 14 (3.03%) Objective-C
9 14 (3.03%) C
9 14 (3.03%) Python
10 12 (2.60%) VB
11 9 (1.95%) VBA
11 9 (1.95%) XPath
12 7 (1.52%) VBScript
12 7 (1.52%) Groovy
12 7 (1.52%) PHP5
13 6 (1.30%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 25 (5.41%) Degree
3 20 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.95%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.22%) MCTS
5 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.43%) QA
1 2 (0.43%) MiFID
1 2 (0.43%) EMIR
System Software
1 8 (1.73%) Docker
2 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.43%) Firmware
4 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.65%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 78 (16.88%) Oracle
2 32 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.55%) Talend
4 16 (3.46%) IBM
5 13 (2.81%) Tableau
6 8 (1.73%) Informatica
7 7 (1.52%) HP
7 7 (1.52%) SAP
8 6 (1.30%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.08%) JNBridge
9 5 (1.08%) Adobe
9 5 (1.08%) Cognos
9 5 (1.08%) ESRI
9 5 (1.08%) Perforce
9 5 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.08%) hybris
10 4 (0.87%) Vertica
10 4 (0.87%) VMware
11 3 (0.65%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.65%) Compuware
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wilmslow
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £350 - 365 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £330 per day + Travel / Hotel expenses
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Northwich
Real Staffing
Rate: £290 - £310 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago