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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 188 134 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.29% 13.65% 20.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.67% 15.24% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 79 118
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £38.32 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.20 £36.07 £32.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £40.57 £43.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -5.71%
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
705 879 783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.09% 89.51% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 437 395
Average daily rate £364 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 54
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.55 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.17% -20.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £44.90 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +3 59 £300 - 22
Chester +1 35 £369 +13.46% 12
Knutsford +14 14 £345 +6.15% 4
Crewe +1 7 £438 +45.83% 7
Runcorn +6 6 £474 +45.84% 2
Wilmslow -2 1 £380 +26.66% 6
Macclesfield -4 1 - - 17
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Sandbach - - - -
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Middlewich - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 6
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Frodsham - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 121 (35.48%) HTML
2 116 (34.02%) SQL
3 105 (30.79%) .NET
4 101 (29.62%) JavaScript
5 94 (27.57%) Java
6 86 (25.22%) C#
7 85 (24.93%) CSS
8 79 (23.17%) Oracle
9 75 (21.99%) SQL Server
10 69 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (17.60%) ASP.NET
12 59 (17.30%) Finance
13 53 (15.54%) MVC
13 53 (15.54%) XML
14 52 (15.25%) Web Services
15 46 (13.49%) HTML5
16 44 (12.90%) jQuery
17 42 (12.32%) TDD
18 41 (12.02%) J2EE
19 40 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
20 39 (11.44%) PL/SQL
21 36 (10.56%) Security Cleared
22 31 (9.09%) Spring
22 31 (9.09%) PHP
23 29 (8.50%) E-Commerce
23 29 (8.50%) SC Cleared
24 26 (7.62%) Windows
24 26 (7.62%) OO
24 26 (7.62%) Workflow
25 25 (7.33%) REST

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (6.45%) Oracle Workflow
2 12 (3.52%) IIS
3 11 (3.23%) JBoss
4 9 (2.64%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.35%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.05%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.05%) Umbraco
7 6 (1.76%) ArcGIS
8 5 (1.47%) Apache
8 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.17%) NServiceBus
9 4 (1.17%) CMS
9 4 (1.17%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.88%) Confluence
10 3 (0.88%) Node.js
11 1 (0.29%) Kinematics
11 1 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.88%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.59%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.59%) Maya
3 2 (0.59%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.59%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 23 (6.74%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (5.87%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (2.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (2.05%) Magento
5 6 (1.76%) BPCS
6 3 (0.88%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (1.76%) Amazon S3
2 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.88%) SaaS
2 3 (0.88%) Heroku
2 3 (0.88%) Route 53
2 3 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.11%) HTTP
2 6 (1.76%) HTTPS
2 6 (1.76%) SSH
3 4 (1.17%) ATM
4 3 (0.88%) FTP
4 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.88%) DNS
5 2 (0.59%) Intranet
5 2 (0.59%) Internet
6 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.99%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.04%) Oracle Reports
3 22 (6.45%) MySQL
3 22 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (5.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (5.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (3.81%) Relational Database
7 11 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (3.23%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.76%) JasperReports
10 6 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (1.47%) OLAP
11 5 (1.47%) QlikView
11 5 (1.47%) NoSQL
12 4 (1.17%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (6.74%) Oracle Forms
2 20 (5.87%) Visual Studio
3 18 (5.28%) JUnit
4 15 (4.40%) Subversion
5 14 (4.11%) Git (software)
6 11 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 9 (2.64%) Maven
7 9 (2.64%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.05%) NUnit
9 5 (1.47%) JIRA
9 5 (1.47%) Ant
10 3 (0.88%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.88%) Selenium
10 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.59%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 2 (0.59%) RSpec
11 2 (0.59%) JBehave
11 2 (0.59%) FxCop
11 2 (0.59%) MSTest
General
1 59 (17.30%) Finance
2 20 (5.87%) Banking
3 11 (3.23%) Advertising
4 7 (2.05%) Retail
4 7 (2.05%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.05%) Back Office
5 6 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (35.48%) HTML
2 105 (30.79%) .NET
3 85 (24.93%) CSS
4 60 (17.60%) ASP.NET
5 53 (15.54%) XML
6 52 (15.25%) Web Services
7 46 (13.49%) HTML5
8 44 (12.90%) jQuery
9 41 (12.02%) J2EE
10 31 (9.09%) Spring
11 25 (7.33%) REST
11 25 (7.33%) CSS3
12 24 (7.04%) .NET Framework
13 22 (6.45%) RESTful
13 22 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 20 (5.87%) JSP
15 19 (5.57%) XSLT
15 19 (5.57%) WCF
16 17 (4.99%) AngularJS
17 16 (4.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.57%) Mobile App
2 17 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.93%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.35%) User Experience
5 7 (2.05%) Statistics
6 6 (1.76%) GIS
6 6 (1.76%) AS400
6 6 (1.76%) iSeries
6 6 (1.76%) Open Source
7 5 (1.47%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.47%) Replication
7 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.88%) Clustering
8 3 (0.88%) NHS
8 3 (0.88%) iPad
9 2 (0.59%) EMV
9 2 (0.59%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Telematics
9 2 (0.59%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.62%) Windows
2 22 (6.45%) Linux
3 19 (5.57%) UNIX
4 14 (4.11%) Android
5 11 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.47%) CentOS
6 5 (1.47%) Solaris
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (20.23%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (15.54%) MVC
3 42 (12.32%) TDD
4 40 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (8.50%) E-Commerce
6 26 (7.62%) OO
6 26 (7.62%) Workflow
7 23 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (5.57%) Data Modelling
8 19 (5.57%) SOA
9 14 (4.11%) Web Development
9 14 (4.11%) Responsive Web Design
10 13 (3.81%) Unit Testing
10 13 (3.81%) Scrum
11 11 (3.23%) BDD
12 10 (2.93%) Web Design
12 10 (2.93%) ETL
12 10 (2.93%) iOS Development
13 9 (2.64%) Migration
14 8 (2.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 116 (34.02%) SQL
2 101 (29.62%) JavaScript
3 94 (27.57%) Java
4 86 (25.22%) C#
5 39 (11.44%) PL/SQL
6 31 (9.09%) PHP
7 24 (7.04%) T-SQL
8 14 (4.11%) Python
8 14 (4.11%) Ruby
9 11 (3.23%) C++
10 9 (2.64%) VB
10 9 (2.64%) XPath
11 7 (2.05%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.76%) RPG
12 6 (1.76%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 5 (1.47%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.17%) PHP5
15 3 (0.88%) VBA
16 2 (0.59%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 36 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.69%) Degree
4 4 (1.17%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.88%) MCSE
5 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.88%) MCTS
5 3 (0.88%) MCITP
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.59%) Varnish
2 2 (0.59%) Docker
3 1 (0.29%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (1.47%) Puppet
1 5 (1.47%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 79 (23.17%) Oracle
2 21 (6.16%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.81%) Red Hat
4 6 (1.76%) Adobe
5 5 (1.47%) Sybase
5 5 (1.47%) IBM
5 5 (1.47%) Teradata
6 4 (1.17%) SAP
6 4 (1.17%) Zend
7 3 (0.88%) hybris
7 3 (0.88%) RightScale
7 3 (0.88%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.59%) Cognos
8 2 (0.59%) Siebel
8 2 (0.59%) VMware
8 2 (0.59%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.59%) Kony
9 1 (0.29%) Twitter
9 1 (0.29%) ESRI
9 1 (0.29%) Perforce
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