The first table below looks at the demand for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Chester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank - - 17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.20% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £36.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.96% +11.53%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
244 142 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.49% 97.93% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 38 22
Average daily rate £350 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £236 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £421 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £11.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +216.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.00 £8.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Software Developer
Cheshire

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Software Developer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Play Framework

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SOAP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Play Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) VB.NET