The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Developer
Rank 63 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 11 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.30% 0.80% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 0.88% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £425 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £328 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £348 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.57 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.29 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +3.22%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
767 684 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.66% 91.08% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 323 310
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 27
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% -31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cheshire region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the Cheshire region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £400 - 4
Warrington -3 1 £440 +25.71% 2
Wilmslow - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Frodsham - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Senior Developer
North West

Senior Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title.

1 8 (53.33%) TDD
1 8 (53.33%) jQuery
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) HTML5
5 4 (26.67%) BDD
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 4 (26.67%) .NET
5 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 3 (20.00%) PHP
6 3 (20.00%) SQL
6 3 (20.00%) CSS
6 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
6 3 (20.00%) JSON
6 3 (20.00%) MVC
6 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (20.00%) REST
6 3 (20.00%) CSS3
6 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (20.00%) RESTful
7 2 (13.33%) Apache Solr
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (13.33%) Redis
7 2 (13.33%) Kafka
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (13.33%) Akka

Senior Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Senior 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 Senior Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Solr
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Redis
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) WiX
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) jQuery
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) HTML5
4 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (26.67%) .NET
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (20.00%) JSON
5 3 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) CSS3
5 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (20.00%) RESTful
6 2 (13.33%) Kafka
6 2 (13.33%) Akka
6 2 (13.33%) Play Framework
6 2 (13.33%) WCF
7 1 (6.67%) XHTML
7 1 (6.67%) Web Services
7 1 (6.67%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
1 2 (13.33%) Taxonomies
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) TDD
2 4 (26.67%) BDD
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
1 7 (46.67%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) C++
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (6.67%) Scala
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Mercator
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss