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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 3 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 257 284 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.43% 27.98% 16.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.20% 29.19% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 184 68
Median daily rate £366 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £286 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +8.57%
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
1020 973 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.98% 95.86% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 588 385
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 57 57
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.16 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.25 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 May 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 0 76 £360 -7.09% 13
Warrington -2 53 £375 -6.25% 11
Knutsford -3 22 £394 +8.62% 2
Macclesfield +4 14 £419 +26.89% 4
Crewe 0 11 £360 +17.55% 1
Congleton - 2 £375 -
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 186 (39.32%) JavaScript
2 181 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (37.21%) Java
4 173 (36.58%) HTML
5 163 (34.46%) CSS
6 134 (28.33%) SQL
7 103 (21.78%) XML
8 102 (21.56%) Web Services
9 96 (20.30%) .NET
9 96 (20.30%) jQuery
10 94 (19.87%) Finance
11 92 (19.45%) SQL Server
12 91 (19.24%) MVC
13 88 (18.60%) C#
14 80 (16.91%) Continuous Integration
15 79 (16.70%) HTML5
16 77 (16.28%) Oracle
17 71 (15.01%) TDD
18 67 (14.16%) Spring
19 66 (13.95%) Web Development
20 65 (13.74%) JSON
21 64 (13.53%) Front End Development
22 61 (12.90%) Banking
22 61 (12.90%) SOAP
23 56 (11.84%) T-SQL
24 52 (10.99%) Scrum
25 51 (10.78%) ETL
26 50 (10.57%) RESTful
27 47 (9.94%) Git (software)
28 46 (9.73%) ASP.NET

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 23 (4.86%) JBoss
2 20 (4.23%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.75%) Node.js
3 13 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.54%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (2.54%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.69%) CMS
6 7 (1.48%) GeoServer
6 7 (1.48%) WordPress
7 6 (1.27%) Apache
7 6 (1.27%) Drupal
7 6 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.85%) SAS
10 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.63%) IIS
10 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.42%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 12 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (4.02%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (3.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.54%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.48%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.11%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (2.11%) Amazon S3
2 10 (2.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (1.48%) Veeva
4 6 (1.27%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.42%) Office 365
6 2 (0.42%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) GitHub
7 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.98%) HTTP
2 17 (3.59%) Internet
3 7 (1.48%) Network Security
4 6 (1.27%) LDAP
5 5 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.85%) Intranet
7 1 (0.21%) AMQP
7 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) Skype
7 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (19.45%) SQL Server
2 40 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (5.29%) MySQL
4 25 (5.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 20 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (3.38%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (3.17%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (2.11%) Amazon Redshift
10 10 (2.11%) Star Schema
11 8 (1.69%) GIS
11 8 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (1.48%) MongoDB
12 7 (1.48%) QGIS
13 6 (1.27%) OLAP Cube
13 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 47 (9.94%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (6.34%) Talend Open Studio
4 29 (6.13%) JIRA
5 26 (5.50%) Jenkins
6 19 (4.02%) Oracle Forms
7 17 (3.59%) JUnit
7 17 (3.59%) Visual Studio
8 14 (2.96%) Maven
9 12 (2.54%) Subversion
10 11 (2.33%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.33%) Selenium
11 10 (2.11%) ERwin
11 10 (2.11%) Gradle
12 7 (1.48%) Mockito
13 5 (1.06%) Checkstyle
13 5 (1.06%) FindBugs
13 5 (1.06%) SonarQube
14 4 (0.85%) Ant
15 3 (0.63%) Mercurial
General
1 94 (19.87%) Finance
2 61 (12.90%) Banking
3 18 (3.81%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (2.33%) Local Government
5 8 (1.69%) Advertising
5 8 (1.69%) Retail
6 6 (1.27%) Games
7 5 (1.06%) Publishing
8 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (36.58%) HTML
2 163 (34.46%) CSS
3 103 (21.78%) XML
4 102 (21.56%) Web Services
5 96 (20.30%) .NET
5 96 (20.30%) jQuery
6 79 (16.70%) HTML5
7 67 (14.16%) Spring
8 65 (13.74%) JSON
9 61 (12.90%) SOAP
10 50 (10.57%) RESTful
11 46 (9.73%) ASP.NET
12 44 (9.30%) CSS3
13 40 (8.46%) AngularJS
14 37 (7.82%) Ajax
15 34 (7.19%) J2EE
16 28 (5.92%) .NET Framework
17 23 (4.86%) Middleware
18 20 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (4.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.77%) Mobile App
2 20 (4.23%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.59%) Data Integration
4 16 (3.38%) User Experience
5 11 (2.33%) Replication
6 10 (2.11%) NHS
7 7 (1.48%) Digital Media
7 7 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.48%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (0.85%) IVR
9 4 (0.85%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.63%) Telematics
10 3 (0.63%) VUI
11 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.42%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.21%) STB
12 1 (0.21%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.23%) Apple iOS
2 19 (4.02%) Android
3 18 (3.81%) Linux
4 15 (3.17%) Windows
5 4 (0.85%) ThreadX
5 4 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.63%) AIX
6 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
6 3 (0.63%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.42%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (38.27%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (19.24%) MVC
3 80 (16.91%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (15.01%) TDD
5 66 (13.95%) Web Development
6 64 (13.53%) Front End Development
7 52 (10.99%) Scrum
8 51 (10.78%) ETL
9 42 (8.88%) Responsive Web Design
10 39 (8.25%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (8.25%) Web Design
11 37 (7.82%) Unit Testing
12 27 (5.71%) E-Commerce
13 26 (5.50%) Data Modelling
14 23 (4.86%) OO
15 22 (4.65%) Analytics
16 20 (4.23%) BDD
16 20 (4.23%) ITIL
16 20 (4.23%) Software Engineering
17 19 (4.02%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 186 (39.32%) JavaScript
2 176 (37.21%) Java
3 134 (28.33%) SQL
4 88 (18.60%) C#
5 56 (11.84%) T-SQL
6 29 (6.13%) PL/SQL
7 25 (5.29%) PHP
8 21 (4.44%) C++
9 15 (3.17%) Python
10 12 (2.54%) C
11 11 (2.33%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.11%) VB
13 8 (1.69%) VBA
14 6 (1.27%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.27%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.06%) ActionScript
16 4 (0.85%) Apple Swift
16 4 (0.85%) XAML
17 3 (0.63%) ActionScript 2.0
18 2 (0.42%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (5.07%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.02%) Degree
3 12 (2.54%) BC Cleared
4 6 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.85%) MISRA
3 1 (0.21%) BS7666
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.11%) Docker
2 4 (0.85%) Firmware
3 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (16.28%) Oracle
2 30 (6.34%) Talend
3 27 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.86%) ServiceNow
5 19 (4.02%) IBM
6 14 (2.96%) SAP
7 10 (2.11%) Google
8 7 (1.48%) Concur
8 7 (1.48%) Infor
8 7 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.27%) Sybase
9 6 (1.27%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.27%) Vertica
10 5 (1.06%) Perforce
11 4 (0.85%) DevExpress
11 4 (0.85%) Renesas
11 4 (0.85%) Tableau
12 3 (0.63%) MobileIron
12 3 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.63%) Telerik
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