The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Chester region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 94 65 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 43.12% 29.28% 15.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 44.76% 30.95% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 40 14
Median daily rate £400 £388 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £349 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £428 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.78 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.97% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +14.50%
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
210 210 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 96.33% 94.59% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 117 57
Median daily rate £400 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -46.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

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 24 June 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 Chester region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 86 (58.50%) Java
2 58 (39.46%) XML
3 53 (36.05%) SQL
4 49 (33.33%) Web Services
5 45 (30.61%) Finance
5 45 (30.61%) Spring
6 43 (29.25%) JavaScript
7 41 (27.89%) MVC
8 39 (26.53%) Oracle
9 38 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (24.49%) J2EE
10 36 (24.49%) HTML
11 35 (23.81%) CSS
12 33 (22.45%) SOAP
13 32 (21.77%) SQL Server
14 31 (21.09%) .NET
15 30 (20.41%) JDBC
16 28 (19.05%) C#
17 25 (17.01%) Waterfall
18 24 (16.33%) jQuery
18 24 (16.33%) JAX-WS
18 24 (16.33%) PL/SQL
18 24 (16.33%) WSDL
18 24 (16.33%) TDD
19 23 (15.65%) Banking
19 23 (15.65%) Software Engineering
19 23 (15.65%) Integration Testing
19 23 (15.65%) Jenkins
19 23 (15.65%) System Integration Testing
20 22 (14.97%) Oracle Database

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 20 (13.61%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.44%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.40%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (2.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (2.04%) Drupal
5 3 (2.04%) GeoServer
5 3 (2.04%) SAS
6 2 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.36%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.36%) WordPress
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.80%) HTTP
2 6 (4.08%) Internet
2 6 (4.08%) Network Security
3 2 (1.36%) Intranet
4 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (21.77%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.97%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.12%) OLAP
3 9 (6.12%) OLAP Cube
3 9 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (5.44%) Big Data
4 8 (5.44%) MySQL
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.72%) GIS
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.04%) QGIS
8 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.36%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.36%) Redis
9 2 (1.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (1.36%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 23 (15.65%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.88%) Talend Open Studio
3 13 (8.84%) Selenium
4 12 (8.16%) JIRA
5 10 (6.80%) JUnit
6 9 (6.12%) Subversion
6 9 (6.12%) Visual Studio
7 7 (4.76%) Cucumber
8 6 (4.08%) Maven
9 4 (2.72%) Checkstyle
9 4 (2.72%) FindBugs
9 4 (2.72%) Mockito
9 4 (2.72%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.36%) Hudson
10 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.68%) Xcode
General
1 45 (30.61%) Finance
2 23 (15.65%) Banking
3 6 (4.08%) Publishing
4 5 (3.40%) International Banking
5 4 (2.72%) Local Government
6 3 (2.04%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (39.46%) XML
2 49 (33.33%) Web Services
3 45 (30.61%) Spring
4 36 (24.49%) HTML
4 36 (24.49%) J2EE
5 35 (23.81%) CSS
6 33 (22.45%) SOAP
7 31 (21.09%) .NET
8 30 (20.41%) JDBC
9 24 (16.33%) JAX-WS
9 24 (16.33%) jQuery
9 24 (16.33%) WSDL
10 20 (13.61%) HTML5
11 19 (12.93%) JAXB
11 19 (12.93%) XSLT
12 18 (12.24%) CSS3
13 17 (11.56%) JSON
14 15 (10.20%) RESTful
15 14 (9.52%) Middleware
16 13 (8.84%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.80%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.08%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.72%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.72%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.36%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.68%) LLPG
5 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.68%) NHS
5 1 (0.68%) Telematics
5 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.16%) Linux
2 4 (2.72%) Windows
2 4 (2.72%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Android
4 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.89%) MVC
2 38 (25.85%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (17.01%) Waterfall
4 24 (16.33%) TDD
5 23 (15.65%) Integration Testing
5 23 (15.65%) Software Engineering
5 23 (15.65%) System Integration Testing
6 22 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 21 (14.29%) Front End Development
7 21 (14.29%) Web Development
8 20 (13.61%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (12.93%) AOP
9 19 (12.93%) Kanban
10 18 (12.24%) ETL
11 12 (8.16%) BDD
12 10 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (6.12%) Dimensional Modelling
13 9 (6.12%) Kimball Methodology
14 8 (5.44%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 86 (58.50%) Java
2 53 (36.05%) SQL
3 43 (29.25%) JavaScript
4 28 (19.05%) C#
5 24 (16.33%) PL/SQL
6 15 (10.20%) PHP
7 10 (6.80%) T-SQL
8 5 (3.40%) VB
9 4 (2.72%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.72%) XAML
10 3 (2.04%) Python
11 2 (1.36%) VBA
12 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.68%) R
12 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (2.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) BS7666
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (26.53%) Oracle
2 16 (10.88%) Talend
3 13 (8.84%) IBM
4 9 (6.12%) Vertica
5 6 (4.08%) Sybase
5 6 (4.08%) TIBCO
6 4 (2.72%) Perforce
6 4 (2.72%) Tableau
7 2 (1.36%) Adobe
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.68%) ATG
8 1 (0.68%) hybris