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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 30 51 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 24.00% 27.42% 12.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.09% 28.33% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 18
Average daily rate
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£369 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.53% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £363 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
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
115 180 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 92.00% 96.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 76 41
Average daily rate £388 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 24
Average hourly rate £17.42 £34.06 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.85% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £15.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.25 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 35 (57.38%) HTML
2 32 (52.46%) Java
3 25 (40.98%) JavaScript
3 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (39.34%) XML
5 23 (37.70%) CSS
6 21 (34.43%) J2EE
7 20 (32.79%) Finance
8 16 (26.23%) Spring
8 16 (26.23%) SQL
8 16 (26.23%) .NET
9 14 (22.95%) HTML5
10 13 (21.31%) Web Services
10 13 (21.31%) XSLT
10 13 (21.31%) E-Commerce
11 12 (19.67%) Oracle
11 12 (19.67%) JSON
12 11 (18.03%) JUnit
13 10 (16.39%) SOAP
13 10 (16.39%) TDD
14 9 (14.75%) JSP
14 9 (14.75%) C#
14 9 (14.75%) HTTP
14 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (13.11%) CSS3
16 7 (11.48%) REST
16 7 (11.48%) jQuery
16 7 (11.48%) PHP
16 7 (11.48%) Banking
16 7 (11.48%) MVC

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 3 (4.92%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) WordPress
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (1.64%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) CMS
4 1 (1.64%) Joomla!
4 1 (1.64%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
1 1 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Magento
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Route 53
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) HTTP
2 3 (4.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.56%) MySQL
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.92%) Informix
3 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.28%) SQLite
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.64%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.64%) OLAP
5 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) DTS
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.64%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) JUnit
2 6 (9.84%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.92%) Mockito
4 3 (4.92%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.92%) Selenium
5 2 (3.28%) JIRA
5 2 (3.28%) Introscope
5 2 (3.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.64%) T4 Templates
6 1 (1.64%) FxCop
6 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.64%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.64%) QUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Ant
6 1 (1.64%) Xcode
6 1 (1.64%) Maven
6 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
General
1 20 (32.79%) Finance
2 7 (11.48%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (57.38%) HTML
2 24 (39.34%) XML
3 23 (37.70%) CSS
4 21 (34.43%) J2EE
5 16 (26.23%) Spring
5 16 (26.23%) .NET
6 14 (22.95%) HTML5
7 13 (21.31%) Web Services
7 13 (21.31%) XSLT
8 12 (19.67%) JSON
9 10 (16.39%) SOAP
10 9 (14.75%) JSP
11 8 (13.11%) CSS3
12 7 (11.48%) REST
12 7 (11.48%) jQuery
12 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
13 6 (9.84%) Ajax
13 6 (9.84%) NHibernate
14 5 (8.20%) RESTful
14 5 (8.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Online Banking
2 3 (4.92%) User Experience
2 3 (4.92%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.28%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.28%) Open Source
3 2 (3.28%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.64%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.20%) Android
2 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.92%) CentOS
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (21.31%) E-Commerce
3 10 (16.39%) TDD
4 9 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (11.48%) MVC
6 5 (8.20%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (8.20%) OO
7 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.56%) Scrum
7 4 (6.56%) ETL
7 4 (6.56%) Web Application Development
7 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.92%) Android Development
8 3 (4.92%) iOS Development
8 3 (4.92%) DevOps
8 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.92%) Integration Testing
8 3 (4.92%) User Stories
8 3 (4.92%) Web Design
8 3 (4.92%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 32 (52.46%) Java
2 25 (40.98%) JavaScript
3 16 (26.23%) SQL
4 9 (14.75%) C#
5 7 (11.48%) PHP
6 5 (8.20%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.28%) PHP5
9 1 (1.64%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.64%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Vagrant
1 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Oracle
2 4 (6.56%) IBM
2 4 (6.56%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.92%) RightScale
3 3 (4.92%) Talend
3 3 (4.92%) Ab Initio
4 2 (3.28%) Perforce
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.28%) Compuware
4 2 (3.28%) HP
4 2 (3.28%) Informatica
4 2 (3.28%) Kony
5 1 (1.64%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.64%) Google
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