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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 1 10
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 31 51 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 22.63% 24.17% 10.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.96% 26.02% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 9
Average daily rate
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£369 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £239 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
115 196 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 83.94% 92.89% 97.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 52 74
Average daily rate £363 £312 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.18% -10.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 £62.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -49.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 25 (42.37%) HTML
2 24 (40.68%) CSS
3 23 (38.98%) JavaScript
4 22 (37.29%) Java
4 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (30.51%) SQL
6 17 (28.81%) .NET
7 16 (27.12%) HTML5
8 15 (25.42%) C#
9 14 (23.73%) CSS3
10 12 (20.34%) XML
10 12 (20.34%) MVC
11 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
11 10 (16.95%) J2EE
11 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
11 10 (16.95%) TDD
12 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
13 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
13 8 (13.56%) XSLT
13 8 (13.56%) OO
13 8 (13.56%) JSON
13 8 (13.56%) Responsive Web Design
14 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
14 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
14 7 (11.86%) REST
14 7 (11.86%) RESTful
14 7 (11.86%) DevOps
14 7 (11.86%) Finance
15 6 (10.17%) .NET Framework
15 6 (10.17%) Ajax

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (6.78%) Apache Solr
1 4 (6.78%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.08%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (3.39%) Node.js
4 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.69%) SAS
4 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Magento
2 3 (5.08%) Academy Housing
3 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon S3
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.08%) Route 53
1 3 (5.08%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) HTTP
1 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (8.47%) OLAP
4 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.78%) Redis
5 3 (5.08%) MySQL
5 3 (5.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (5.08%) OLTP
5 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (5.08%) QlikView
6 2 (3.39%) SQLite
6 2 (3.39%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.69%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.69%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.17%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.47%) JUnit
3 5 (8.47%) Maven
4 2 (3.39%) Subversion
4 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.69%) Xcode
5 1 (1.69%) T4 Templates
5 1 (1.69%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.69%) FxCop
5 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (1.69%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.69%) QUnit
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Marketing
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (42.37%) HTML
2 24 (40.68%) CSS
3 17 (28.81%) .NET
4 16 (27.12%) HTML5
5 14 (23.73%) CSS3
6 12 (20.34%) XML
7 10 (16.95%) J2EE
8 8 (13.56%) XSLT
8 8 (13.56%) ASP.NET
8 8 (13.56%) JSON
9 7 (11.86%) REST
9 7 (11.86%) RESTful
9 7 (11.86%) AngularJS
10 6 (10.17%) Ajax
10 6 (10.17%) NHibernate
10 6 (10.17%) .NET Framework
11 5 (8.47%) JSP
11 5 (8.47%) Web Services
11 5 (8.47%) jQuery
11 5 (8.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.08%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.39%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.69%) User Experience
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) DTV
4 1 (1.69%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.69%) CCTV
4 1 (1.69%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.17%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Android
2 5 (8.47%) CentOS
3 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.78%) Windows
4 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.34%) MVC
3 10 (16.95%) TDD
4 9 (15.25%) E-Commerce
5 8 (13.56%) OO
5 8 (13.56%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (11.86%) DevOps
7 6 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.47%) ETL
8 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.47%) Scrum
9 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.78%) Web Development
9 4 (6.78%) User Stories
10 3 (5.08%) Android Development
10 3 (5.08%) iOS Development
10 3 (5.08%) Refactoring
10 3 (5.08%) Web Design
10 3 (5.08%) Pair Programming
10 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) JavaScript
2 22 (37.29%) Java
3 18 (30.51%) SQL
4 15 (25.42%) C#
5 10 (16.95%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.47%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) C++
8 1 (1.69%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Puppet
1 3 (5.08%) Vagrant
1 3 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
1 6 (10.17%) Red Hat
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Adobe
4 3 (5.08%) RightScale
5 2 (3.39%) Twitter
5 2 (3.39%) Kony
6 1 (1.69%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.69%) SAP
6 1 (1.69%) Sage
6 1 (1.69%) Google
6 1 (1.69%) Zend
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