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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 195 192 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.23% 20.94% 18.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.82% 22.09% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 122 89
Median daily rate £400 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £315 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £37.48 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.73% +7.84%
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
727 869 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.05% 94.77% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 518 395
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £284 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 52
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.12 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 81 £425 +9.67% 10
Warrington -2 40 £350 +2.94% 20
Macclesfield +6 10 £331 - 5
Knutsford -6 6 £438 +9.37% 4
Northwich -1 3 £325 +1.16% 3
Wilmslow +1 2 £308 +29.47% 9
Runcorn +4 1 £375 +7.14% 3
Widnes - 1 £413 -
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 188 (40.69%) Java
2 177 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
3 164 (35.50%) JavaScript
4 149 (32.25%) HTML
5 145 (31.39%) SQL
6 137 (29.65%) CSS
7 106 (22.94%) .NET
8 99 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 99 (21.43%) C#
9 98 (21.21%) Finance
10 89 (19.26%) Oracle
10 89 (19.26%) Web Services
10 89 (19.26%) XML
11 87 (18.83%) TDD
12 79 (17.10%) MVC
12 79 (17.10%) HTML5
13 75 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
14 65 (14.07%) jQuery
15 63 (13.64%) ETL
15 63 (13.64%) Spring
16 61 (13.20%) Banking
17 57 (12.34%) Web Development
18 54 (11.69%) CSS3
18 54 (11.69%) Front End Development
19 53 (11.47%) SOAP
20 50 (10.82%) ASP.NET
21 49 (10.61%) Scrum
22 48 (10.39%) Talend Open Studio
22 48 (10.39%) JSON
22 48 (10.39%) Talend

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 21 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 17 (3.68%) JBoss
3 14 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.16%) Apache
5 8 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (1.52%) GeoServer
6 7 (1.52%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.30%) CMS
7 6 (1.30%) Drupal
8 5 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (0.87%) IIS
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.87%) WordPress
10 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.65%) SAS
10 3 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (1.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.52%) SAP MDM
3 4 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Magento
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.16%) Amazon Kinesis
2 10 (2.16%) Amazon S3
2 10 (2.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 7 (1.52%) Veeva
4 6 (1.30%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.43%) Google Play
6 2 (0.43%) Office 365
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.98%) HTTP
2 18 (3.90%) Internet
3 17 (3.68%) Network Security
4 11 (2.38%) LDAP
5 5 (1.08%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.87%) Intranet
7 3 (0.65%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.22%) AMQP
8 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.58%) Oracle Database
3 30 (6.49%) MySQL
3 30 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 26 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (4.11%) OLAP
6 16 (3.46%) OLAP Cube
6 16 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (3.25%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (2.81%) Star Schema
9 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 11 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.16%) Big Data
11 10 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.73%) GIS
12 8 (1.73%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (10.39%) Talend Open Studio
2 37 (8.01%) Git (software)
3 36 (7.79%) Jenkins
4 24 (5.19%) JIRA
5 22 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (3.46%) JUnit
7 14 (3.03%) Selenium
7 14 (3.03%) Visual Studio
8 13 (2.81%) ERwin
8 13 (2.81%) Subversion
9 10 (2.16%) Maven
10 9 (1.95%) Grunt
10 9 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
11 8 (1.73%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.52%) Mockito
13 6 (1.30%) gulp
13 6 (1.30%) Xcode
14 5 (1.08%) Bitbucket
14 5 (1.08%) FindBugs
14 5 (1.08%) SonarQube
General
1 98 (21.21%) Finance
2 61 (13.20%) Banking
3 24 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (2.81%) Publishing
5 12 (2.60%) Retail
6 8 (1.73%) Games
6 8 (1.73%) Local Government
7 7 (1.52%) Advertising
8 5 (1.08%) International Banking
9 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (32.25%) HTML
2 137 (29.65%) CSS
3 106 (22.94%) .NET
4 89 (19.26%) Web Services
4 89 (19.26%) XML
5 79 (17.10%) HTML5
6 65 (14.07%) jQuery
7 63 (13.64%) Spring
8 54 (11.69%) CSS3
9 53 (11.47%) SOAP
10 50 (10.82%) ASP.NET
11 48 (10.39%) JSON
12 45 (9.74%) AngularJS
13 44 (9.52%) J2EE
14 37 (8.01%) JDBC
14 37 (8.01%) RESTful
15 26 (5.63%) Middleware
16 25 (5.41%) JAX-WS
16 25 (5.41%) WSDL
17 22 (4.76%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.84%) Mobile App
2 20 (4.33%) Data Integration
3 19 (4.11%) User Experience
4 17 (3.68%) Digital Media
5 10 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.73%) Replication
7 7 (1.52%) iPad
7 7 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.87%) NHS
9 4 (0.87%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.43%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.43%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.06%) Linux
2 17 (3.68%) Android
3 15 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.60%) Windows
5 4 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.65%) ThreadX
7 2 (0.43%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.22%) Unix
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (18.83%) TDD
3 79 (17.10%) MVC
4 75 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (13.64%) ETL
6 57 (12.34%) Web Development
7 54 (11.69%) Front End Development
8 49 (10.61%) Scrum
9 38 (8.23%) E-Commerce
10 35 (7.58%) Software Engineering
11 34 (7.36%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (7.14%) Analytics
13 30 (6.49%) CRM
13 30 (6.49%) Unit Testing
14 28 (6.06%) BDD
15 27 (5.84%) Waterfall
16 26 (5.63%) Data Modelling
17 24 (5.19%) Integration Testing
17 24 (5.19%) OO
17 24 (5.19%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 188 (40.69%) Java
2 164 (35.50%) JavaScript
3 145 (31.39%) SQL
4 99 (21.43%) C#
5 43 (9.31%) PL/SQL
6 39 (8.44%) T-SQL
7 38 (8.23%) PHP
8 23 (4.98%) C++
9 14 (3.03%) Python
10 12 (2.60%) VB
11 11 (2.38%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.16%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.73%) C
14 7 (1.52%) Apple Swift
14 7 (1.52%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.08%) Lua
16 4 (0.87%) XAML
17 3 (0.65%) Ruby
18 2 (0.43%) PHP 5
18 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.46%) Degree
3 7 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.08%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.87%) MISRA
3 1 (0.22%) BS7666
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.16%) Docker
2 3 (0.65%) Firmware
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.08%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.43%) Puppet
3 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (19.26%) Oracle
2 48 (10.39%) Talend
3 29 (6.28%) Microsoft
4 19 (4.11%) IBM
5 15 (3.25%) Vertica
6 13 (2.81%) SAP
7 9 (1.95%) Google
8 7 (1.52%) Adobe
8 7 (1.52%) Concur
8 7 (1.52%) Infor
8 7 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.30%) Sybase
9 6 (1.30%) Tableau
9 6 (1.30%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.08%) Hyperion
10 5 (1.08%) Perforce
11 3 (0.65%) MobileIron
11 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.65%) Renesas
11 3 (0.65%) ServiceNow
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