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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 3 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 81 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.32% 20.79% 7.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 36.65% 22.46% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 21 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£388 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £215 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £376 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -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
221 187 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.64% 92.57% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 64 38
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £215 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £422 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £15.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 65 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (42.98%) Java
3 35 (30.70%) Finance
4 34 (29.82%) HTML
5 32 (28.07%) JavaScript
6 30 (26.32%) SQL
6 30 (26.32%) Spring
7 29 (25.44%) Web Services
8 26 (22.81%) CSS
9 25 (21.93%) XML
9 25 (21.93%) SOAP
9 25 (21.93%) E-Commerce
10 21 (18.42%) J2EE
10 21 (18.42%) Talend Open Studio
10 21 (18.42%) Talend
11 20 (17.54%) ETL
12 19 (16.67%) Android
12 19 (16.67%) SDLC
13 17 (14.91%) Android Development
13 17 (14.91%) iOS Development
13 17 (14.91%) Apple iOS
14 16 (14.04%) JSON
15 15 (13.16%) Mobile App
15 15 (13.16%) TDD
16 13 (11.40%) Oracle
17 12 (10.53%) AngularJS
17 12 (10.53%) Automation Testing
17 12 (10.53%) HTTP
18 11 (9.65%) RESTful
18 11 (9.65%) jQuery

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (7.89%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (2.63%) Node.js
4 2 (1.75%) CMS
4 2 (1.75%) JBoss
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.88%) Mule
5 1 (0.88%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.88%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.53%) HTTP
2 4 (3.51%) Internet
3 3 (2.63%) SMTP
4 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.14%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.51%) Informix
6 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.75%) Redis
7 2 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.75%) MS Access
7 2 (1.75%) MySQL
8 1 (0.88%) OLAP
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.88%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 21 (18.42%) Talend Open Studio
2 9 (7.89%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.02%) Selenium
3 8 (7.02%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.26%) JUnit
5 5 (4.39%) Maven
5 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.39%) Mockito
6 4 (3.51%) Ant
7 3 (2.63%) Subversion
7 3 (2.63%) JIRA
7 3 (2.63%) Gradle
8 2 (1.75%) Appium
8 2 (1.75%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.75%) Hudson
8 2 (1.75%) Mocha
8 2 (1.75%) Calabash
8 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.75%) Introscope
8 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
General
1 35 (30.70%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (29.82%) HTML
2 30 (26.32%) Spring
3 29 (25.44%) Web Services
4 26 (22.81%) CSS
5 25 (21.93%) XML
5 25 (21.93%) SOAP
6 21 (18.42%) J2EE
7 16 (14.04%) JSON
8 12 (10.53%) AngularJS
9 11 (9.65%) RESTful
9 11 (9.65%) jQuery
10 10 (8.77%) HTML5
10 10 (8.77%) WSDL
11 9 (7.89%) XSLT
12 8 (7.02%) Servlets
13 7 (6.14%) REST
14 6 (5.26%) JAX-RPC
14 6 (5.26%) JDBC
14 6 (5.26%) .NET
14 6 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.39%) Online Banking
4 3 (2.63%) Clustering
5 2 (1.75%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Web 2.0
6 1 (0.88%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
6 1 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.67%) Android
2 17 (14.91%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.51%) Linux
4 2 (1.75%) Windows
5 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (57.02%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.93%) E-Commerce
3 20 (17.54%) ETL
4 19 (16.67%) SDLC
5 17 (14.91%) Android Development
5 17 (14.91%) iOS Development
6 15 (13.16%) TDD
7 12 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 10 (8.77%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.02%) Integration Testing
10 8 (7.02%) MVC
10 8 (7.02%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (6.14%) Scrum
11 7 (6.14%) Web Application Development
12 6 (5.26%) Web Development
12 6 (5.26%) Configuration Management
13 5 (4.39%) OO
13 5 (4.39%) Pair Programming
13 5 (4.39%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 49 (42.98%) Java
2 32 (28.07%) JavaScript
3 30 (26.32%) SQL
4 8 (7.02%) PL/SQL
5 6 (5.26%) C#
6 3 (2.63%) VBScript
6 3 (2.63%) ActionScript
6 3 (2.63%) XPath
6 3 (2.63%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (2.63%) R
7 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.75%) VBA
7 2 (1.75%) VB
7 2 (1.75%) C++
7 2 (1.75%) PHP
8 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.88%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.88%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) EMIR
1 2 (1.75%) QA
1 2 (1.75%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.88%) yum
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) Talend
2 13 (11.40%) Oracle
3 9 (7.89%) Tableau
4 8 (7.02%) IBM
5 4 (3.51%) Vertica
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.51%) Informatica
6 3 (2.63%) Perforce
6 3 (2.63%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.75%) hybris
7 2 (1.75%) Lagan
7 2 (1.75%) Northgate
7 2 (1.75%) Compuware
7 2 (1.75%) HP
8 1 (0.88%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.88%) Cognos
8 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.88%) Apigee
Chester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 23 days ago