The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 76 60 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.40% 24.59% 8.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 33.04% 26.43% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 26 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £382 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Developer
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
230 227 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 95.04% 93.03% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 81 36
Average daily rate £413 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.49 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Chester region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (44.44%) Java
3 38 (35.19%) HTML
4 35 (32.41%) Finance
5 31 (28.70%) JavaScript
6 30 (27.78%) XML
7 29 (26.85%) Web Services
8 28 (25.93%) SQL
8 28 (25.93%) Spring
9 26 (24.07%) SOAP
10 25 (23.15%) CSS
11 24 (22.22%) J2EE
11 24 (22.22%) E-Commerce
12 16 (14.81%) ETL
12 16 (14.81%) Oracle
12 16 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
12 16 (14.81%) Talend
13 15 (13.89%) Android
14 14 (12.96%) HTTP
14 14 (12.96%) XSLT
15 13 (12.04%) TDD
15 13 (12.04%) JSON
15 13 (12.04%) Mobile App
15 13 (12.04%) Android Development
15 13 (12.04%) iOS Development
15 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
16 11 (10.19%) HTML5
17 10 (9.26%) jQuery
17 10 (9.26%) Banking
17 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 9 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (2.78%) CMS
3 3 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.78%) Node.js
4 2 (1.85%) JBoss
5 1 (0.93%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) WordPress
5 1 (0.93%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.93%) Mule
5 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.93%) Drupal
5 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.93%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.96%) HTTP
2 4 (3.70%) Internet
3 3 (2.78%) SMTP
4 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.48%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 5 (4.63%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.70%) Informix
6 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.85%) Redis
7 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.85%) MySQL
7 2 (1.85%) MS Access
7 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.93%) DTS
8 1 (0.93%) OLAP
8 1 (0.93%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (8.33%) JUnit
3 8 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.48%) Selenium
5 5 (4.63%) Maven
5 5 (4.63%) Mockito
5 5 (4.63%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.70%) Ant
7 3 (2.78%) JIRA
7 3 (2.78%) Gradle
7 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.85%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.85%) Mocha
8 2 (1.85%) Appium
8 2 (1.85%) Calabash
8 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.85%) Subversion
8 2 (1.85%) Introscope
General
1 35 (32.41%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Banking
3 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (35.19%) HTML
2 30 (27.78%) XML
3 29 (26.85%) Web Services
4 28 (25.93%) Spring
5 26 (24.07%) SOAP
6 25 (23.15%) CSS
7 24 (22.22%) J2EE
8 14 (12.96%) XSLT
9 13 (12.04%) JSON
10 11 (10.19%) HTML5
11 10 (9.26%) jQuery
11 10 (9.26%) WSDL
12 9 (8.33%) REST
13 8 (7.41%) AngularJS
13 8 (7.41%) RESTful
13 8 (7.41%) .NET
13 8 (7.41%) Servlets
14 7 (6.48%) JSP
15 6 (5.56%) JAX-WS
15 6 (5.56%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Mobile App
2 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.63%) Online Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Clustering
4 3 (2.78%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Open Source
5 2 (1.85%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.85%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.93%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.89%) Android
2 13 (12.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.85%) Windows
3 2 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.93%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 16 (14.81%) ETL
4 13 (12.04%) TDD
4 13 (12.04%) Android Development
4 13 (12.04%) iOS Development
5 10 (9.26%) Software Engineering
6 8 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 7 (6.48%) Automation Testing
7 7 (6.48%) Web Application Development
8 6 (5.56%) Web Development
8 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (5.56%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.56%) MVC
9 5 (4.63%) OO
9 5 (4.63%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (3.70%) Automated Testing
10 4 (3.70%) Configuration Management
11 3 (2.78%) Scrum
11 3 (2.78%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.44%) Java
2 31 (28.70%) JavaScript
3 28 (25.93%) SQL
4 9 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.56%) C#
6 5 (4.63%) PHP
7 3 (2.78%) VBScript
7 3 (2.78%) ActionScript
7 3 (2.78%) XPath
7 3 (2.78%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.85%) R
8 2 (1.85%) VBA
8 2 (1.85%) VB
8 2 (1.85%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.93%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.93%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) EMIR
1 2 (1.85%) MiFID
2 1 (0.93%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (14.81%) Oracle
1 16 (14.81%) Talend
2 8 (7.41%) IBM
3 7 (6.48%) Tableau
4 5 (4.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.70%) Informatica
6 3 (2.78%) Perforce
6 3 (2.78%) Ab Initio
6 3 (2.78%) Vertica
7 2 (1.85%) Lagan
7 2 (1.85%) Northgate
7 2 (1.85%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.85%) Compuware
7 2 (1.85%) HP
8 1 (0.93%) Cognos
8 1 (0.93%) SAP
8 1 (0.93%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.93%) Apigee
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