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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 3 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 219 261 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.37% 26.52% 14.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.67% 27.91% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 171 68
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +13.63%
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
966 935 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.24% 95.02% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 581 391
Median daily rate £425 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 46 47
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.54 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 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
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 27 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 83 £375 -3.22% 24
Warrington -7 40 £393 -1.87% 14
Macclesfield +5 13 £350 +6.06% 13
Crewe 0 10 £288 +27.77% 6
Knutsford -10 10 £425 +13.33% 2
Developer
North West

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 179 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (38.31%) Java
3 175 (37.88%) JavaScript
4 159 (34.42%) HTML
5 151 (32.68%) CSS
6 141 (30.52%) SQL
7 106 (22.94%) XML
8 100 (21.65%) Web Services
9 95 (20.56%) Finance
10 94 (20.35%) SQL Server
11 92 (19.91%) .NET
12 89 (19.26%) MVC
13 87 (18.83%) C#
14 85 (18.40%) jQuery
15 84 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
16 82 (17.75%) Oracle
17 78 (16.88%) HTML5
18 71 (15.37%) TDD
19 65 (14.07%) SOAP
19 65 (14.07%) JSON
20 64 (13.85%) Spring
21 61 (13.20%) Front End Development
22 58 (12.55%) Banking
23 57 (12.34%) ETL
23 57 (12.34%) Web Development
24 50 (10.82%) T-SQL
25 49 (10.61%) Scrum
26 46 (9.96%) ASP.NET
27 45 (9.74%) RESTful
28 44 (9.52%) CSS3

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 20 (4.33%) JBoss
1 20 (4.33%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.81%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.81%) Tomcat
3 12 (2.60%) Oracle Workflow
4 10 (2.16%) Node.js
5 8 (1.73%) CMS
6 7 (1.52%) GeoServer
7 6 (1.30%) Apache
7 6 (1.30%) Drupal
7 6 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
7 6 (1.30%) WordPress
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.08%) SAS
8 5 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.87%) IIS
10 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.43%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 12 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (3.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.52%) SAP MDM
5 4 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.22%) Magento
8 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.81%) 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%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.58%) HTTP
2 17 (3.68%) Internet
3 8 (1.73%) Network Security
4 6 (1.30%) LDAP
5 4 (0.87%) Intranet
5 4 (0.87%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.22%) AMQP
6 1 (0.22%) Skype
6 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (6.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (6.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (5.63%) MySQL
6 22 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 20 (4.33%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (2.60%) OLAP
10 12 (2.60%) OLAP Cube
10 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (2.16%) Amazon Redshift
11 10 (2.16%) Big Data
11 10 (2.16%) Star Schema
12 8 (1.73%) GIS
12 8 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (1.52%) QGIS
13 7 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 43 (9.31%) Git (software)
2 37 (8.01%) Talend Open Studio
3 32 (6.93%) JIRA
4 31 (6.71%) Jenkins
4 31 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.11%) Oracle Forms
6 16 (3.46%) Visual Studio
7 15 (3.25%) JUnit
8 12 (2.60%) Selenium
9 11 (2.38%) Maven
10 10 (2.16%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.16%) ERwin
11 9 (1.95%) Subversion
12 7 (1.52%) Mockito
13 6 (1.30%) Gradle
14 5 (1.08%) Checkstyle
14 5 (1.08%) FindBugs
14 5 (1.08%) SonarQube
15 4 (0.87%) SpecFlow
15 4 (0.87%) TestComplete
General
1 95 (20.56%) Finance
2 58 (12.55%) Banking
3 19 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 11 (2.38%) Local Government
5 8 (1.73%) Advertising
5 8 (1.73%) Games
5 8 (1.73%) Publishing
6 7 (1.52%) Retail
7 2 (0.43%) International Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Swedish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (34.42%) HTML
2 151 (32.68%) CSS
3 106 (22.94%) XML
4 100 (21.65%) Web Services
5 92 (19.91%) .NET
6 85 (18.40%) jQuery
7 78 (16.88%) HTML5
8 65 (14.07%) JSON
8 65 (14.07%) SOAP
9 64 (13.85%) Spring
10 46 (9.96%) ASP.NET
11 45 (9.74%) RESTful
12 44 (9.52%) CSS3
13 36 (7.79%) Ajax
14 34 (7.36%) J2EE
15 32 (6.93%) AngularJS
16 25 (5.41%) JDBC
17 22 (4.76%) .NET Framework
17 22 (4.76%) Middleware
18 20 (4.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.93%) Mobile App
2 18 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 17 (3.68%) Data Integration
4 15 (3.25%) User Experience
5 11 (2.38%) Replication
6 8 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.73%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.73%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.73%) NHS
7 7 (1.52%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.87%) IVR
8 4 (0.87%) Online Banking
9 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.65%) VUI
10 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.43%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.43%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.43%) iPad
10 2 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.98%) Linux
2 18 (3.90%) Android
2 18 (3.90%) Apple iOS
3 12 (2.60%) Windows
4 4 (0.87%) ThreadX
4 4 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.43%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (38.74%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (19.26%) MVC
3 84 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (15.37%) TDD
5 61 (13.20%) Front End Development
6 57 (12.34%) ETL
6 57 (12.34%) Web Development
7 49 (10.61%) Scrum
8 42 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
9 41 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
9 41 (8.87%) Unit Testing
10 39 (8.44%) Web Design
11 29 (6.28%) E-Commerce
12 27 (5.84%) Analytics
13 26 (5.63%) Software Engineering
14 23 (4.98%) Data Modelling
15 22 (4.76%) ITIL
15 22 (4.76%) OO
16 19 (4.11%) Automated Testing
16 19 (4.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 177 (38.31%) Java
2 175 (37.88%) JavaScript
3 141 (30.52%) SQL
4 87 (18.83%) C#
5 50 (10.82%) T-SQL
6 37 (8.01%) PL/SQL
7 28 (6.06%) PHP
8 21 (4.55%) C++
9 14 (3.03%) Python
10 9 (1.95%) Objective-C
10 9 (1.95%) VB
11 7 (1.52%) C
11 7 (1.52%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.08%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.08%) VBA
14 4 (0.87%) XAML
15 3 (0.65%) ActionScript
16 2 (0.43%) ActionScript 3.0
16 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.03%) Degree
3 12 (2.60%) BC Cleared
4 6 (1.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.87%) MISRA
3 1 (0.22%) BS7666
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.16%) Docker
2 4 (0.87%) Firmware
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 82 (17.75%) Oracle
2 37 (8.01%) Talend
3 27 (5.84%) Microsoft
4 23 (4.98%) ServiceNow
5 17 (3.68%) IBM
6 13 (2.81%) SAP
7 12 (2.60%) Vertica
8 9 (1.95%) Google
9 7 (1.52%) Concur
9 7 (1.52%) Infor
9 7 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.30%) Sybase
10 6 (1.30%) Tableau
10 6 (1.30%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.08%) Perforce
12 4 (0.87%) Renesas
13 3 (0.65%) Axway
13 3 (0.65%) Kofax
13 3 (0.65%) MobileIron
13 3 (0.65%) Red Hat
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