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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 41 25 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 27.70% 17.99% 23.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.29% 20.16% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £238 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £464 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -40.00%
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
140 124 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 94.59% 89.21% 89.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 48 55
Average daily rate £375 £288 £312
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £216 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £14.00 £19.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 80 (66.12%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (32.23%) iOS Development
3 38 (31.40%) Apple iOS
3 38 (31.40%) Android
4 36 (29.75%) Mobile App
4 36 (29.75%) Android Development
5 33 (27.27%) Java
6 28 (23.14%) SQL
7 27 (22.31%) JavaScript
8 26 (21.49%) Automation Testing
9 25 (20.66%) E-Commerce
9 25 (20.66%) Finance
10 20 (16.53%) HTML
10 20 (16.53%) CSS
10 20 (16.53%) Web Services
11 19 (15.70%) ETL
12 17 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (13.22%) SDLC
13 16 (13.22%) Spring
14 15 (12.40%) Talend
14 15 (12.40%) Talend Open Studio
15 14 (11.57%) JSON
15 14 (11.57%) TDD
15 14 (11.57%) SOAP
16 13 (10.74%) Mobile Development
17 12 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
18 11 (9.09%) Scrum
18 11 (9.09%) Tableau
19 10 (8.26%) AngularJS

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 5 (4.13%) WebSphere
1 5 (4.13%) Node.js
2 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.65%) JBoss
3 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.65%) WordPress
3 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.83%) IIS
4 1 (0.83%) SAS
4 1 (0.83%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
4 1 (0.83%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) PowerPivot
2 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.48%) SMTP
1 3 (2.48%) HTTP
2 1 (0.83%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.44%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.79%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.48%) Redis
6 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Power View
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.65%) MySQL
7 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.83%) OLAP
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.83%) DTS
8 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (5.79%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.96%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.31%) Maven
4 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.48%) Calabash
5 3 (2.48%) Appium
5 3 (2.48%) Gradle
5 3 (2.48%) Ant
5 3 (2.48%) Mocha
5 3 (2.48%) Subversion
5 3 (2.48%) Selenium
6 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.65%) Hudson
6 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.83%) Xcode
7 1 (0.83%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.83%) JUnit
7 1 (0.83%) Cactus
General
1 25 (20.66%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Retail
3 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.65%) Legal
3 2 (1.65%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) HTML
1 20 (16.53%) CSS
1 20 (16.53%) Web Services
2 16 (13.22%) Spring
3 14 (11.57%) SOAP
3 14 (11.57%) JSON
4 10 (8.26%) J2EE
4 10 (8.26%) HTML5
4 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
5 9 (7.44%) RESTful
6 7 (5.79%) XML
6 7 (5.79%) jQuery
7 6 (4.96%) WSDL
7 6 (4.96%) Android SDK
8 5 (4.13%) REST
8 5 (4.13%) CSS3
8 5 (4.13%) .NET
8 5 (4.13%) WCF
8 5 (4.13%) Cocoa
9 4 (3.31%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.75%) Mobile App
2 17 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) User Experience
3 3 (2.48%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.65%) iPhone
4 2 (1.65%) iPad
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.83%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.83%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 38 (31.40%) Android
1 38 (31.40%) Apple iOS
2 4 (3.31%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) UNIX
4 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (66.12%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (32.23%) iOS Development
3 36 (29.75%) Android Development
4 26 (21.49%) Automation Testing
5 25 (20.66%) E-Commerce
6 19 (15.70%) ETL
7 16 (13.22%) SDLC
8 14 (11.57%) TDD
9 13 (10.74%) Mobile Development
10 12 (9.92%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (9.09%) Scrum
12 9 (7.44%) Automated Testing
13 8 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (6.61%) Pair Programming
13 8 (6.61%) Configuration Management
14 7 (5.79%) Software Engineering
15 5 (4.13%) Dependency Injection
15 5 (4.13%) OO
15 5 (4.13%) MVC
16 4 (3.31%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.27%) Java
2 28 (23.14%) SQL
3 27 (22.31%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.61%) Objective-C
5 7 (5.79%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.13%) C#
7 4 (3.31%) PHP
8 3 (2.48%) C++
8 3 (2.48%) ActionScript
8 3 (2.48%) XPath
8 3 (2.48%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.65%) R
9 2 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (2.48%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) yum
1 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) Talend
2 11 (9.09%) Tableau
3 7 (5.79%) Oracle
4 3 (2.48%) IBM
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.65%) Apple
5 2 (1.65%) Lagan
5 2 (1.65%) Northgate
5 2 (1.65%) hybris
5 2 (1.65%) Vertica
5 2 (1.65%) Apigee
6 1 (0.83%) Perforce
6 1 (0.83%) Informatica
6 1 (0.83%) Cognos
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