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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 2 3 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 35 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.69% 19.42% 10.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 32.41% 20.51% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 13
Average daily rate
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£369 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £296 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £375 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £38.32 £40.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -5.71%
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
108 195 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 88.52% 94.66% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 66 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 27
Average hourly rate £18.02 £31.56 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.90% -9.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 34 (53.97%) HTML
2 27 (42.86%) Java
3 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
4 25 (39.68%) CSS
5 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (30.16%) XML
7 17 (26.98%) SQL
7 17 (26.98%) .NET
7 17 (26.98%) J2EE
7 17 (26.98%) HTML5
8 14 (22.22%) Finance
9 12 (19.05%) TDD
9 12 (19.05%) Oracle
10 11 (17.46%) XSLT
10 11 (17.46%) E-Commerce
10 11 (17.46%) CSS3
11 10 (15.87%) REST
11 10 (15.87%) JSP
11 10 (15.87%) JUnit
11 10 (15.87%) Spring
11 10 (15.87%) JSON
12 9 (14.29%) C#
12 9 (14.29%) PHP
12 9 (14.29%) Web Services
13 8 (12.70%) jQuery
13 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (12.70%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.70%) OO
14 7 (11.11%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.35%) Apache Solr
1 4 (6.35%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.59%) Drupal
3 1 (1.59%) WordPress
3 1 (1.59%) SAS
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
3 1 (1.59%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.59%) Apache
3 1 (1.59%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.59%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Magento
2 3 (4.76%) Academy Housing
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon S3
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.76%) Route 53
1 3 (4.76%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 5 (7.94%) OLAP
3 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.35%) QlikView
4 4 (6.35%) Redis
5 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 3 (4.76%) OLTP
6 2 (3.17%) SQLite
6 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.17%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.59%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) JUnit
2 6 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.17%) Subversion
6 1 (1.59%) Maven
6 1 (1.59%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.59%) Selenium
6 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.59%) FxCop
6 1 (1.59%) Mockito
6 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.59%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.59%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.59%) QUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Introscope
6 1 (1.59%) Xcode
6 1 (1.59%) T4 Templates
General
1 14 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (53.97%) HTML
2 25 (39.68%) CSS
3 19 (30.16%) XML
4 17 (26.98%) .NET
4 17 (26.98%) J2EE
4 17 (26.98%) HTML5
5 11 (17.46%) CSS3
5 11 (17.46%) XSLT
6 10 (15.87%) JSP
6 10 (15.87%) Spring
6 10 (15.87%) JSON
6 10 (15.87%) REST
7 9 (14.29%) Web Services
8 8 (12.70%) jQuery
9 7 (11.11%) Ajax
9 7 (11.11%) .NET Framework
10 6 (9.52%) NHibernate
10 6 (9.52%) ASP.NET
11 5 (7.94%) JSF
12 4 (6.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.76%) User Experience
2 3 (4.76%) NHS
2 3 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.59%) DTV
4 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.59%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.59%) Open Source
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) Android
2 5 (7.94%) CentOS
3 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.35%) Windows
4 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.05%) TDD
3 11 (17.46%) E-Commerce
4 8 (12.70%) OO
4 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (12.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (11.11%) MVC
6 5 (7.94%) ETL
6 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.35%) Web Design
7 4 (6.35%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.76%) Scrum
8 3 (4.76%) Refactoring
8 3 (4.76%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.76%) User Stories
8 3 (4.76%) Android Development
8 3 (4.76%) iOS Development
8 3 (4.76%) Pair Programming
8 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) Java
2 26 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 17 (26.98%) SQL
4 9 (14.29%) PHP
4 9 (14.29%) C#
5 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.94%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.17%) PHP5
8 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Puppet
1 3 (4.76%) Vagrant
1 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) Red Hat
3 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.76%) RightScale
5 2 (3.17%) Kony
5 2 (3.17%) SAP
5 2 (3.17%) IBM
6 1 (1.59%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.59%) Perforce
6 1 (1.59%) Google
6 1 (1.59%) Zend
6 1 (1.59%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.59%) Compuware
6 1 (1.59%) HP
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