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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 81 51 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 43.32% 29.14% 20.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 45.25% 30.36% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 28 16
Median daily rate £425 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £350 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £415 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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 £41.13 £37.48 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.73% +7.84%
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
179 168 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 95.72% 96.00% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 85 53
Median daily rate £413 £388 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £11.78 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 July 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 July 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 89 (58.17%) Java
2 55 (35.95%) XML
3 50 (32.68%) SQL
4 47 (30.72%) Web Services
4 47 (30.72%) Finance
5 45 (29.41%) JavaScript
6 44 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (27.45%) Spring
8 40 (26.14%) HTML
9 38 (24.84%) CSS
10 37 (24.18%) SQL Server
11 36 (23.53%) J2EE
11 36 (23.53%) Oracle
12 35 (22.88%) MVC
13 33 (21.57%) SOAP
14 30 (19.61%) JDBC
15 27 (17.65%) .NET
15 27 (17.65%) Waterfall
16 26 (16.99%) jQuery
17 25 (16.34%) JAX-WS
17 25 (16.34%) WSDL
17 25 (16.34%) Jenkins
18 24 (15.69%) System Integration Testing
18 24 (15.69%) ETL
18 24 (15.69%) PL/SQL
18 24 (15.69%) C#
18 24 (15.69%) TDD
18 24 (15.69%) Banking
18 24 (15.69%) Integration Testing
18 24 (15.69%) Continuous Integration

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 18 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.23%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.61%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (2.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (1.96%) Drupal
4 3 (1.96%) GeoServer
4 3 (1.96%) SAS
5 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.31%) WordPress
6 1 (0.65%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.31%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.31%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.88%) HTTP
2 7 (4.58%) Internet
2 7 (4.58%) Network Security
3 2 (1.31%) Intranet
4 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.38%) Oracle Database
3 13 (8.50%) OLAP
3 13 (8.50%) OLAP Cube
4 12 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (5.88%) MySQL
6 8 (5.23%) Big Data
7 7 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.61%) GIS
11 3 (1.96%) QGIS
11 3 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.31%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 2 (1.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (1.31%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 25 (16.34%) Jenkins
2 21 (13.73%) Talend Open Studio
3 13 (8.50%) JIRA
4 12 (7.84%) Selenium
5 10 (6.54%) JUnit
5 10 (6.54%) Subversion
6 8 (5.23%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.92%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.92%) Maven
8 4 (2.61%) Checkstyle
8 4 (2.61%) FindBugs
8 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.61%) Mockito
8 4 (2.61%) SonarQube
9 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.65%) Hudson
10 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.65%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.65%) QUnit
10 1 (0.65%) Xcode
General
1 47 (30.72%) Finance
2 24 (15.69%) Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Publishing
4 5 (3.27%) International Banking
5 4 (2.61%) Local Government
6 3 (1.96%) Retail
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (35.95%) XML
2 47 (30.72%) Web Services
3 42 (27.45%) Spring
4 40 (26.14%) HTML
5 38 (24.84%) CSS
6 36 (23.53%) J2EE
7 33 (21.57%) SOAP
8 30 (19.61%) JDBC
9 27 (17.65%) .NET
10 26 (16.99%) jQuery
11 25 (16.34%) JAX-WS
11 25 (16.34%) WSDL
12 20 (13.07%) HTML5
12 20 (13.07%) JAXB
13 18 (11.76%) CSS3
13 18 (11.76%) JSON
13 18 (11.76%) XSLT
14 15 (9.80%) RESTful
15 14 (9.15%) Middleware
16 13 (8.50%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.58%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.61%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.61%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.61%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.31%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.31%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.65%) LLPG
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) NHS
5 1 (0.65%) Telematics
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
5 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.46%) Linux
2 4 (2.61%) Windows
2 4 (2.61%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.65%) Android
4 1 (0.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (22.88%) MVC
3 27 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 24 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (15.69%) ETL
4 24 (15.69%) Integration Testing
4 24 (15.69%) Software Engineering
4 24 (15.69%) System Integration Testing
4 24 (15.69%) TDD
5 22 (14.38%) E-Commerce
5 22 (14.38%) Front End Development
6 21 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (13.07%) AOP
7 20 (13.07%) Kanban
8 19 (12.42%) Web Development
9 13 (8.50%) BDD
10 12 (7.84%) Dimensional Modelling
10 12 (7.84%) Kimball Methodology
11 11 (7.19%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (5.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 89 (58.17%) Java
2 50 (32.68%) SQL
3 45 (29.41%) JavaScript
4 24 (15.69%) C#
4 24 (15.69%) PL/SQL
5 17 (11.11%) PHP
6 9 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 5 (3.27%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.61%) VB
8 4 (2.61%) XAML
9 3 (1.96%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.65%) R
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
10 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (3.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) BS7666
1 1 (0.65%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (23.53%) Oracle
2 21 (13.73%) Talend
3 12 (7.84%) IBM
3 12 (7.84%) Vertica
4 6 (3.92%) Sybase
4 6 (3.92%) TIBCO
5 4 (2.61%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.61%) Perforce
5 4 (2.61%) Tableau
6 2 (1.31%) Adobe