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 12 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 4 1 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 24 46 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 17.27% 22.12% 8.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.35% 24.73% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 5
Average daily rate
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£288 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £226 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £383 £380
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 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
124 186 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 89.21% 89.42% 91.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 62 49
Average daily rate £295 £312 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.44% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 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 £29.00 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 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 12 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 29 (46.77%) HTML
1 29 (46.77%) JavaScript
2 27 (43.55%) CSS
3 21 (33.87%) Java
3 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (30.65%) .NET
5 18 (29.03%) C#
5 18 (29.03%) SQL
6 15 (24.19%) MVC
7 13 (20.97%) XML
7 13 (20.97%) HTML5
8 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET
8 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
9 10 (16.13%) J2EE
10 9 (14.52%) TDD
11 8 (12.90%) Django
11 8 (12.90%) Oracle
11 8 (12.90%) T-SQL
11 8 (12.90%) Python
11 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 8 (12.90%) CSS3
12 7 (11.29%) RESTful
12 7 (11.29%) jQuery
12 7 (11.29%) Web Services
12 7 (11.29%) Linux
12 7 (11.29%) Web Development
13 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (9.68%) Spring
13 6 (9.68%) OO
13 6 (9.68%) XSLT

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 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 4 (6.45%) Apache Solr
1 4 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.84%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (3.23%) Node.js
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) SAS
4 1 (1.61%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Academy Housing
2 1 (1.61%) Magento
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (9.68%) MySQL
3 5 (8.06%) QlikView
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.06%) OLAP
4 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.45%) Redis
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.84%) OLTP
6 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Maven
1 4 (6.45%) JUnit
1 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
1 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (1.61%) T4 Templates
3 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.61%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.61%) FxCop
3 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.61%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (8.06%) Marketing
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Electronics
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (46.77%) HTML
2 27 (43.55%) CSS
3 19 (30.65%) .NET
4 13 (20.97%) XML
4 13 (20.97%) HTML5
5 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET
6 10 (16.13%) J2EE
7 8 (12.90%) Django
7 8 (12.90%) CSS3
8 7 (11.29%) jQuery
8 7 (11.29%) RESTful
8 7 (11.29%) Web Services
9 6 (9.68%) Spring
9 6 (9.68%) XSLT
9 6 (9.68%) REST
9 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
10 4 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (6.45%) Sass
10 4 (6.45%) LESS
10 4 (6.45%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) NHS
1 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.61%) User Experience
2 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.61%) DTV
2 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.61%) CCTV
2 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.61%) Open Source
2 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.29%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) CentOS
2 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.23%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.19%) MVC
3 9 (14.52%) TDD
4 7 (11.29%) Web Development
5 6 (9.68%) OO
5 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.06%) ETL
6 5 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.45%) Pair Programming
7 4 (6.45%) Scrum
7 4 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (6.45%) DevOps
8 3 (4.84%) Analytics
8 3 (4.84%) Data Modelling
9 2 (3.23%) User Stories
9 2 (3.23%) Multithreading
9 2 (3.23%) Test Automation
10 1 (1.61%) Web Design
10 1 (1.61%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.61%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) JavaScript
2 21 (33.87%) Java
3 18 (29.03%) C#
3 18 (29.03%) SQL
4 8 (12.90%) T-SQL
4 8 (12.90%) Python
5 5 (8.06%) PHP
6 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.61%) C++
7 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.61%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Varnish
Vendors
1 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) Adobe
3 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 2 (3.23%) Twitter
4 1 (1.61%) SAP
4 1 (1.61%) Sage
4 1 (1.61%) Zend
4 1 (1.61%) hybris
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