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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 63 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.82% 13.04% 16.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 34.05% 14.00% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 11 10
Average daily rate
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£388 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £213 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £32.88 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.58% -6.07%
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
185 150 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.43% 93.17% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 53 43
Average daily rate £400 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £215 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 15
Average hourly rate £15.92 £31.56 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.54% +26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 67 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.97%) Java
3 31 (26.05%) Finance
4 29 (24.37%) Android
5 28 (23.53%) HTML
5 28 (23.53%) SQL
6 27 (22.69%) JavaScript
6 27 (22.69%) Apple iOS
6 27 (22.69%) Android Development
6 27 (22.69%) iOS Development
7 26 (21.85%) Web Services
8 25 (21.01%) Spring
9 24 (20.17%) E-Commerce
10 23 (19.33%) SOAP
10 23 (19.33%) CSS
11 21 (17.65%) XML
11 21 (17.65%) ETL
11 21 (17.65%) Mobile App
11 21 (17.65%) Talend
11 21 (17.65%) Talend Open Studio
12 18 (15.13%) Automation Testing
12 18 (15.13%) J2EE
13 17 (14.29%) SDLC
14 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (11.76%) JSON
16 12 (10.08%) TDD
16 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
17 10 (8.40%) HTTP
17 10 (8.40%) AngularJS
18 9 (7.56%) Tableau

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.52%) Node.js
2 3 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.68%) CMS
3 2 (1.68%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.68%) JBoss
3 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.84%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.84%) Mule
4 1 (0.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.84%) SAS
4 1 (0.84%) iPlanet
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.52%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.40%) HTTP
2 3 (2.52%) SMTP
3 2 (1.68%) Internet
4 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.04%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.36%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.68%) MySQL
7 2 (1.68%) MS Access
7 2 (1.68%) Informix
7 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.68%) Redis
7 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 21 (17.65%) Talend Open Studio
2 8 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 6 (5.04%) Selenium
5 5 (4.20%) Maven
6 3 (2.52%) Subversion
6 3 (2.52%) Ant
6 3 (2.52%) JUnit
6 3 (2.52%) Mockito
6 3 (2.52%) Gradle
6 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.68%) Calabash
7 2 (1.68%) Mocha
7 2 (1.68%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.68%) Hudson
7 2 (1.68%) Appium
8 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.84%) Xcode
General
1 31 (26.05%) Finance
2 8 (6.72%) Banking
3 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (23.53%) HTML
2 26 (21.85%) Web Services
3 25 (21.01%) Spring
4 23 (19.33%) SOAP
4 23 (19.33%) CSS
5 21 (17.65%) XML
6 18 (15.13%) J2EE
7 14 (11.76%) JSON
8 10 (8.40%) AngularJS
9 9 (7.56%) RESTful
9 9 (7.56%) jQuery
9 9 (7.56%) HTML5
9 9 (7.56%) XSLT
10 8 (6.72%) WSDL
11 7 (5.88%) REST
12 6 (5.04%) Servlets
13 5 (4.20%) .NET
13 5 (4.20%) Cocoa
13 5 (4.20%) WCF
14 4 (3.36%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.52%) Clustering
3 3 (2.52%) Online Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.84%) NHS
5 1 (0.84%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.84%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.84%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.84%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 29 (24.37%) Android
2 27 (22.69%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.36%) Linux
4 1 (0.84%) UNIX
4 1 (0.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (56.30%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (22.69%) Android Development
2 27 (22.69%) iOS Development
3 24 (20.17%) E-Commerce
4 21 (17.65%) ETL
5 18 (15.13%) Automation Testing
6 17 (14.29%) SDLC
7 12 (10.08%) TDD
8 8 (6.72%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.72%) Mobile Development
9 7 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 7 (5.88%) MVC
9 7 (5.88%) Scrum
10 6 (5.04%) Configuration Management
10 6 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (4.20%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (4.20%) Web Development
11 5 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (4.20%) OO
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.97%) Java
2 28 (23.53%) SQL
3 27 (22.69%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.04%) Objective-C
4 6 (5.04%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.20%) C#
6 3 (2.52%) VBScript
6 3 (2.52%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (2.52%) R
6 3 (2.52%) XPath
6 3 (2.52%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.68%) VBA
7 2 (1.68%) VB
7 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.68%) C++
7 2 (1.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.84%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.84%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5 (4.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) MiFID
1 2 (1.68%) QA
1 2 (1.68%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 1 (0.84%) yum
1 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) Talend
2 9 (7.56%) Tableau
3 8 (6.72%) Oracle
4 5 (4.20%) IBM
5 4 (3.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.36%) Informatica
5 4 (3.36%) Vertica
6 3 (2.52%) Ab Initio
7 2 (1.68%) Lagan
7 2 (1.68%) Northgate
7 2 (1.68%) hybris
8 1 (0.84%) Apigee
8 1 (0.84%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.84%) Cognos
8 1 (0.84%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.84%) Perforce
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