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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 216 211 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.84% 19.76% 19.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.30% 20.69% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 142 101
Median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -1.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.48% +7.00%
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
690 1020 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.12% 95.51% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 648 445
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 45 70
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +4.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.62 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £33.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +1 67 £425 +13.33% 17
Warrington 0 47 £350 -7.89% 13
Macclesfield +6 13 £320 - 5
Wilmslow 0 10 £323 +17.27% 7
Northwich +1 4 £325 -5.10% 4
Knutsford -1 3 £450 +20.00% 1
Congleton - 2 £275 - 1
Runcorn +6 1 £375 +7.14% 1
Widnes - 1 £413 -
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 171 (39.58%) Java
2 170 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (35.65%) JavaScript
4 142 (32.87%) SQL
5 120 (27.78%) HTML
6 109 (25.23%) CSS
7 106 (24.54%) .NET
8 93 (21.53%) C#
9 88 (20.37%) SQL Server
10 87 (20.14%) TDD
11 82 (18.98%) Oracle
12 81 (18.75%) Web Services
12 81 (18.75%) Finance
13 77 (17.82%) XML
14 70 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
15 64 (14.81%) MVC
16 63 (14.58%) HTML5
17 62 (14.35%) ETL
18 60 (13.89%) Spring
19 53 (12.27%) AngularJS
20 51 (11.81%) ASP.NET
21 49 (11.34%) Web Development
22 47 (10.88%) Talend Open Studio
22 47 (10.88%) Talend
23 46 (10.65%) jQuery
24 45 (10.42%) CSS3
24 45 (10.42%) PL/SQL
24 45 (10.42%) SOAP
25 42 (9.72%) CRM
25 42 (9.72%) Scrum

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 18 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 16 (3.70%) JBoss
3 12 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.31%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.85%) Apache
5 8 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (1.39%) CMS
7 5 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (0.93%) WordPress
9 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.69%) Drupal
9 3 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.69%) GeoServer
9 3 (0.69%) IIS
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.69%) SAS
9 3 (0.69%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (3.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.93%) SAP MDM
4 3 (0.69%) Magento
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.62%) Amazon Kinesis
2 7 (1.62%) Amazon S3
2 7 (1.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 6 (1.39%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.93%) Veeva
6 2 (0.46%) Office 365
7 1 (0.23%) Google Play
7 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.86%) HTTP
2 17 (3.94%) Network Security
3 11 (2.55%) Internet
4 5 (1.16%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.16%) LDAP
5 4 (0.93%) Intranet
6 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.56%) Oracle Database
3 35 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (6.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 27 (6.25%) MySQL
6 24 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (4.63%) OLAP
8 16 (3.70%) OLAP Cube
9 13 (3.01%) Amazon Redshift
9 13 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (2.55%) Star Schema
12 10 (2.31%) Big Data
12 10 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.85%) NoSQL
15 7 (1.62%) Relational Database
15 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (10.88%) Talend Open Studio
2 33 (7.64%) Jenkins
3 29 (6.71%) Git (software)
4 20 (4.63%) JIRA
5 18 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 15 (3.47%) Selenium
8 13 (3.01%) Subversion
9 11 (2.55%) ERwin
9 11 (2.55%) JUnit
9 11 (2.55%) Maven
10 10 (2.31%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.08%) Grunt
11 9 (2.08%) gulp
11 9 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.16%) Bitbucket
12 5 (1.16%) Mercurial
12 5 (1.16%) Xcode
13 4 (0.93%) Checkstyle
13 4 (0.93%) FindBugs
General
1 81 (18.75%) Finance
2 38 (8.80%) Banking
3 22 (5.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (2.78%) Publishing
5 11 (2.55%) Retail
6 10 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.62%) Games
8 6 (1.39%) Advertising
9 5 (1.16%) International Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (27.78%) HTML
2 109 (25.23%) CSS
3 106 (24.54%) .NET
4 81 (18.75%) Web Services
5 77 (17.82%) XML
6 63 (14.58%) HTML5
7 60 (13.89%) Spring
8 53 (12.27%) AngularJS
9 51 (11.81%) ASP.NET
10 46 (10.65%) jQuery
11 45 (10.42%) CSS3
11 45 (10.42%) SOAP
12 41 (9.49%) J2EE
13 39 (9.03%) JSON
13 39 (9.03%) RESTful
14 33 (7.64%) JDBC
15 25 (5.79%) JAX-WS
15 25 (5.79%) WSDL
16 21 (4.86%) Middleware
17 20 (4.63%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.32%) Data Integration
2 17 (3.94%) Digital Media
3 15 (3.47%) User Experience
4 9 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.85%) Replication
6 7 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.62%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.39%) iPad
7 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.69%) Online Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.46%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.46%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.46%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.46%) Wiki
12 1 (0.23%) IVR
12 1 (0.23%) LLPG
12 1 (0.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.25%) Linux
2 14 (3.24%) Windows
3 6 (1.39%) Android
3 6 (1.39%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.46%) ThreadX
6 2 (0.46%) VxWorks
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.23%) Unix
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (39.35%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (20.14%) TDD
3 70 (16.20%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (14.81%) MVC
5 62 (14.35%) ETL
6 49 (11.34%) Web Development
7 42 (9.72%) CRM
7 42 (9.72%) Scrum
8 37 (8.56%) E-Commerce
9 35 (8.10%) Software Engineering
10 34 (7.87%) Analytics
11 33 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (7.64%) Front End Development
12 25 (5.79%) BDD
12 25 (5.79%) Waterfall
13 24 (5.56%) Data Modelling
13 24 (5.56%) Integration Testing
13 24 (5.56%) Kanban
14 23 (5.32%) System Integration Testing
14 23 (5.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 171 (39.58%) Java
2 154 (35.65%) JavaScript
3 142 (32.87%) SQL
4 93 (21.53%) C#
5 45 (10.42%) PL/SQL
6 34 (7.87%) PHP
7 31 (7.18%) T-SQL
8 22 (5.09%) C++
9 14 (3.24%) Python
10 11 (2.55%) VB
11 10 (2.31%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.39%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.16%) C
13 5 (1.16%) Lua
13 5 (1.16%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.93%) VBA
15 3 (0.69%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.69%) Ruby
16 2 (0.46%) PHP 5
16 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.78%) Degree
3 8 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.93%) MISRA
3 1 (0.23%) BS7666
3 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (1.62%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) Firmware
3 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.16%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.46%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 82 (18.98%) Oracle
2 47 (10.88%) Talend
3 37 (8.56%) Microsoft
4 16 (3.70%) IBM
5 15 (3.47%) Vertica
6 12 (2.78%) SAP
7 7 (1.62%) Google
8 6 (1.39%) Adobe
8 6 (1.39%) hybris
8 6 (1.39%) Hyperion
8 6 (1.39%) Tableau
9 5 (1.16%) Perforce
9 5 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.93%) ATG
10 4 (0.93%) Concur
10 4 (0.93%) Infor
10 4 (0.93%) Sybase
10 4 (0.93%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.69%) Axway
11 3 (0.69%) Red Hat
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