The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 68 76 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.66% 0.21% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.22% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £425 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Software 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
861 902 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.20% 94.75% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 551 400
Median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £517 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 46 44
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Knutsford - 3 £425 -
Warrington - 2 £600 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Code Coverage
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (40.00%) TestComplete
4 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
5 3 (30.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) CSS
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) Spring
6 2 (20.00%) jQuery
6 2 (20.00%) JIRA
6 2 (20.00%) Gradle
6 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
7 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)

Software 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 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) Kinematics
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (40.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (20.00%) Gradle
3 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (10.00%) Checkstyle
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (10.00%) FindBugs
4 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (10.00%) Maven
4 1 (10.00%) Mockito
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium
4 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (10.00%) Angular 2
4 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) Java EE
4 1 (10.00%) JDBC
4 1 (10.00%) JSP
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) Servlets
4 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Spring Security
4 1 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (10.00%) Online Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) Code Coverage
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Coaching
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) High Availability
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Linear Algebra
5 1 (10.00%) OOP
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
5 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Perforce