The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Chester region that had Senior Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Developer
Rank 21 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 22 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.19% 1.02% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.48% 1.08% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +30.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £402 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.65% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +33.33%
Senior 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
210 185 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 97.22% 94.39% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 99 54
Median daily rate £400 £401 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +29.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 17
Median hourly rate £13.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Senior Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Chester region that featured Senior Developer in the job title.

Senior Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Developer across the Chester region.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Senior Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Developer across the Chester region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016.

Senior Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

Senior Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer across the Chester region.

Senior Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, Senior Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region featuring Senior Developer in the job title.

1 22 (75.86%) Java
2 18 (62.07%) XML
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (55.17%) Spring
4 16 (55.17%) Software Engineering
4 16 (55.17%) Integration Testing
4 16 (55.17%) Web Services
4 16 (55.17%) JDBC
4 16 (55.17%) Finance
4 16 (55.17%) System Integration Testing
5 15 (51.72%) SOAP
6 13 (44.83%) J2EE
6 13 (44.83%) WSDL
6 13 (44.83%) JAXB
6 13 (44.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (44.83%) Kanban
6 13 (44.83%) JAX-WS
6 13 (44.83%) Waterfall
6 13 (44.83%) AOP
7 12 (41.38%) JSON
7 12 (41.38%) RESTful
7 12 (41.38%) BDD
8 10 (34.48%) MVC
8 10 (34.48%) TDD
9 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
9 8 (27.59%) .NET
10 7 (24.14%) C#
10 7 (24.14%) jQuery
11 6 (20.69%) Oracle
11 6 (20.69%) SQL

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) GeoServer
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) HTTP
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) GIS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) QGIS
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Maven
2 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) Selenium
3 3 (10.34%) Checkstyle
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.34%) FindBugs
3 3 (10.34%) Mockito
3 3 (10.34%) SonarQube
4 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) XML
2 16 (55.17%) JDBC
2 16 (55.17%) Spring
2 16 (55.17%) Web Services
3 15 (51.72%) SOAP
4 13 (44.83%) J2EE
4 13 (44.83%) JAXB
4 13 (44.83%) JAX-WS
4 13 (44.83%) WSDL
5 12 (41.38%) JSON
5 12 (41.38%) RESTful
6 8 (27.59%) .NET
7 7 (24.14%) jQuery
8 6 (20.69%) CSS
9 4 (13.79%) HTML
9 4 (13.79%) WCF
9 4 (13.79%) XSLT
10 3 (10.34%) Java EE
10 3 (10.34%) Spring MVC
10 3 (10.34%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
1 3 (10.34%) N-Tier
1 3 (10.34%) Online Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Integration Testing
2 16 (55.17%) Software Engineering
2 16 (55.17%) System Integration Testing
3 13 (44.83%) AOP
3 13 (44.83%) Kanban
3 13 (44.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Waterfall
4 12 (41.38%) BDD
5 10 (34.48%) MVC
5 10 (34.48%) TDD
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.34%) OOP
7 3 (10.34%) Web Application Development
7 3 (10.34%) Web Development
8 2 (6.90%) Front End Development
8 2 (6.90%) Multithreading
8 2 (6.90%) Validation
9 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 22 (75.86%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.90%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) VB.NET
5 2 (6.90%) XAML
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.45%) Python
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) IBM
3 3 (10.34%) Perforce