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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 4 1 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 27 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 18.88% 22.95% 6.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.26% 25.45% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £318 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £388 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +20.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
127 165 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 88.81% 90.16% 91.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 53 48
Average daily rate £294 £312 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £443 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.06 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 2014.

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 2 September 2014, 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 36 (51.43%) HTML
1 36 (51.43%) JavaScript
2 34 (48.57%) CSS
3 25 (35.71%) Java
4 24 (34.29%) .NET
5 23 (32.86%) SQL
6 21 (30.00%) C#
7 20 (28.57%) MVC
7 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (27.14%) HTML5
9 16 (22.86%) TDD
10 14 (20.00%) XML
10 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
11 13 (18.57%) CSS3
12 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
12 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
13 11 (15.71%) J2EE
14 10 (14.29%) Pair Programming
15 9 (12.86%) Scrum
15 9 (12.86%) Oracle
15 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
15 9 (12.86%) RESTful
16 8 (11.43%) jQuery
16 8 (11.43%) Python
16 8 (11.43%) Linux
16 8 (11.43%) Spring
16 8 (11.43%) Web Development
16 8 (11.43%) Django
17 7 (10.00%) JSON
17 7 (10.00%) Web Services

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 5 (7.14%) Apache Solr
1 5 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.29%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (2.86%) Node.js
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Academy Housing
2 1 (1.43%) Magento
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) SMTP
1 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (8.57%) MySQL
3 5 (7.14%) Redis
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.14%) QlikView
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.71%) OLAP
4 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.29%) OLTP
5 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.43%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.71%) JUnit
2 4 (5.71%) Maven
2 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.29%) Subversion
4 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (7.14%) Marketing
2 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Electronics
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (51.43%) HTML
2 34 (48.57%) CSS
3 24 (34.29%) .NET
4 19 (27.14%) HTML5
5 14 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (20.00%) XML
6 13 (18.57%) CSS3
7 11 (15.71%) J2EE
8 9 (12.86%) RESTful
9 8 (11.43%) Django
9 8 (11.43%) jQuery
9 8 (11.43%) Spring
10 7 (10.00%) Web Services
10 7 (10.00%) JSON
10 7 (10.00%) REST
11 6 (8.57%) AngularJS
11 6 (8.57%) Ajax
11 6 (8.57%) XSLT
12 5 (7.14%) NHibernate
12 5 (7.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) NHS
1 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
1 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.43%) DTV
2 1 (1.43%) CCTV
2 1 (1.43%) Open Source
2 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) CentOS
2 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
3 1 (1.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) MVC
1 20 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (22.86%) TDD
3 10 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 9 (12.86%) Scrum
5 8 (11.43%) Web Development
6 6 (8.57%) ETL
6 6 (8.57%) OO
6 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.57%) User Stories
7 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.14%) Refactoring
8 4 (5.71%) DevOps
8 4 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 3 (4.29%) Data Modelling
10 2 (2.86%) Analytics
10 2 (2.86%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.86%) Test Automation
10 2 (2.86%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (51.43%) JavaScript
2 25 (35.71%) Java
3 23 (32.86%) SQL
4 21 (30.00%) C#
5 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
6 8 (11.43%) Python
7 5 (7.14%) PHP
8 3 (4.29%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.43%) C++
9 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.43%) Varnish
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
1 9 (12.86%) Oracle
2 4 (5.71%) Adobe
3 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.86%) Twitter
4 1 (1.43%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Sage
4 1 (1.43%) Zend
4 1 (1.43%) hybris
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