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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 146 180 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.89% 19.67% 22.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.51% 21.71% 23.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 87 131
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £406 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £47.50 £43.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.42% +9.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £41.50 £40.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £50.00 £45.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
712 829 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.11% 90.60% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 399 465
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 43
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.74 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 -7 28 £325 - 24
Chester -3 25 £288 -11.53% 31
Crewe +3 17 £325 +8.33% 7
Macclesfield 0 14 £325 +32.65% 11
Knutsford 0 4 £313 -16.66% 4
Runcorn -3 2 - - 1
Wilmslow 0 1 £375 +66.66% 5
Nantwich -1 1 £235 -21.66% 4
Northwich - - - - 3
Sandbach - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 2
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 99 (36.26%) JavaScript
1 99 (36.26%) SQL
2 97 (35.53%) C#
3 93 (34.07%) .NET
4 87 (31.87%) HTML
5 75 (27.47%) CSS
6 65 (23.81%) Java
6 65 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (22.34%) SQL Server
8 57 (20.88%) ASP.NET
9 50 (18.32%) Web Services
10 47 (17.22%) TDD
11 45 (16.48%) XML
12 41 (15.02%) MVC
13 36 (13.19%) Finance
14 34 (12.45%) PHP
14 34 (12.45%) HTML5
15 33 (12.09%) T-SQL
15 33 (12.09%) Linux
16 30 (10.99%) Python
17 27 (9.89%) Oracle
17 27 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 26 (9.52%) RESTful
19 24 (8.79%) jQuery
19 24 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 24 (8.79%) C++
20 23 (8.42%) J2EE
20 23 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
20 23 (8.42%) WCF
20 23 (8.42%) BDD

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
2 9 (3.30%) Umbraco
3 7 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (2.56%) IIS
4 5 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (1.83%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.83%) CMS
4 5 (1.83%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.47%) WordPress
5 4 (1.47%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.10%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.73%) Node.js
8 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) MS Office
1 4 (1.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.10%) MS Project
3 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.73%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (2.20%) BPCS
2 5 (1.83%) Magento
3 3 (1.10%) SAP BPC
3 3 (1.10%) Academy Housing
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.20%) HTTP
2 4 (1.47%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.47%) DNS
2 4 (1.47%) FTP
3 3 (1.10%) Intranet
4 1 (0.37%) Internet
4 1 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (8.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (7.33%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.76%) Relational Database
5 13 (4.76%) MySQL
6 11 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (3.66%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (2.93%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (2.20%) JasperReports
11 5 (1.83%) QlikView
11 5 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.83%) OLAP
12 4 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (1.47%) Big Data
12 4 (1.47%) Redis
13 3 (1.10%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 14 (5.13%) Subversion
2 12 (4.40%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.30%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.93%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 7 (2.56%) JUnit
5 7 (2.56%) Maven
6 5 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.73%) Xcode
8 2 (0.73%) Ant
8 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.37%) Hudson
9 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.37%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.37%) FxCop
9 1 (0.37%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.37%) ReSharper
General
1 36 (13.19%) Finance
2 12 (4.40%) Marketing
2 12 (4.40%) Advertising
3 8 (2.93%) Back Office
4 6 (2.20%) Retail
5 5 (1.83%) Banking
6 3 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.73%) Legal
7 2 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.37%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (34.07%) .NET
2 87 (31.87%) HTML
3 75 (27.47%) CSS
4 57 (20.88%) ASP.NET
5 50 (18.32%) Web Services
6 45 (16.48%) XML
7 34 (12.45%) HTML5
8 26 (9.52%) RESTful
9 24 (8.79%) jQuery
10 23 (8.42%) J2EE
10 23 (8.42%) WCF
11 22 (8.06%) CSS3
11 22 (8.06%) JSON
12 18 (6.59%) WinForms
13 14 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (5.13%) REST
14 13 (4.76%) Spring
14 13 (4.76%) Ajax
14 13 (4.76%) XSLT
15 12 (4.40%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.69%) Open Source
2 9 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.56%) GIS
4 6 (2.20%) AS400
4 6 (2.20%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.20%) iSeries
5 5 (1.83%) User Experience
5 5 (1.83%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.83%) Replication
6 4 (1.47%) Clustering
6 4 (1.47%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.10%) NHS
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.37%) Physics
8 1 (0.37%) Life Science
8 1 (0.37%) CMDB
8 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.09%) Linux
2 22 (8.06%) Windows
3 12 (4.40%) UNIX
4 5 (1.83%) Solaris
5 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.73%) CentOS
7 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (17.22%) TDD
3 41 (15.02%) MVC
4 23 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (8.42%) BDD
5 21 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 21 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 16 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 13 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 12 (4.40%) ETL
8 12 (4.40%) OO
8 12 (4.40%) Software Engineering
9 11 (4.03%) Scrum
10 9 (3.30%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (3.30%) SOA
10 9 (3.30%) Migration
10 9 (3.30%) Web Development
11 8 (2.93%) Web Design
12 6 (2.20%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 99 (36.26%) JavaScript
1 99 (36.26%) SQL
2 97 (35.53%) C#
3 65 (23.81%) Java
4 34 (12.45%) PHP
5 33 (12.09%) T-SQL
6 30 (10.99%) Python
7 24 (8.79%) C++
8 16 (5.86%) Ruby
9 14 (5.13%) Scala
10 13 (4.76%) VB
11 11 (4.03%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.30%) VB.NET
13 6 (2.20%) RPG
14 5 (1.83%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.83%) PHP5
15 4 (1.47%) ABAP
16 3 (1.10%) VBA
17 2 (0.73%) VB6
17 2 (0.73%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 8 (2.93%) Security Cleared
1 8 (2.93%) Degree
2 5 (1.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.10%) SAP Certification
4 3 (1.10%) MCSE
4 3 (1.10%) MCITP
4 3 (1.10%) MCTS
5 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.47%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) Varnish
2 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) Puppet
1 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (9.89%) Oracle
2 20 (7.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.66%) Adobe
4 8 (2.93%) IBM
5 7 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.20%) JBoss
7 5 (1.83%) SAP
8 4 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.47%) Zend
9 3 (1.10%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.10%) Sybase
10 2 (0.73%) Sage
10 2 (0.73%) Twitter
11 1 (0.37%) Appcelerator
11 1 (0.37%) hybris
11 1 (0.37%) Informatica
11 1 (0.37%) Mercator
11 1 (0.37%) Cognos
11 1 (0.37%) Cincom
11 1 (0.37%) Netezza
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