Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Developer
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 21 47 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 14.29% 20.17% 33.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.54% 21.56% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 54
Cheltenham median daily rate £370 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -7.89% -6.17%
10th Percentile £310 £256 £258
90th Percentile £452 £458 £479
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £57.50 £34.00 £48.13
% change year-on-year +69.12% -29.36% +20.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheltenham
Contract vacancies in Cheltenham with a recognized job title 127 218 232
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 86.39% 93.56% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 117 158
Cheltenham median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +5.51%
10th Percentile £220 £220 £217
90th Percentile £563 £548 £506
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £388 £399
% change year-on-year -3.23% -2.88% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 12
Cheltenham median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.80% +20.14%
10th Percentile £15.51 £11.10 £12.32
90th Percentile £54.75 £45.78 £44.25
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £28.75 £27.50 £39.64
% change year-on-year +4.55% -30.62% +44.13%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cheltenham

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Cheltenham

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cheltenham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Cheltenham

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Cheltenham

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Cheltenham region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Scrum
3 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (33.33%) C#
5 6 (28.57%) XML
6 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
6 5 (23.81%) Workflow
6 5 (23.81%) Validation
6 5 (23.81%) Project Management
6 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
6 5 (23.81%) XSD
6 5 (23.81%) XSL
6 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
6 5 (23.81%) XQuery
6 5 (23.81%) XForms
6 5 (23.81%) Reverse Engineering
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Project Management
6 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) XPath
6 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (23.81%) CA Agile Central
7 4 (19.05%) C++
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (14.29%) SAP
8 3 (14.29%) .NET
8 3 (14.29%) CSS

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 2 (9.52%) Mule
1 2 (9.52%) Mule ESB
2 1 (4.76%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.76%) Drupal
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) SAS EBI
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) XForms
2 5 (23.81%) XSD
2 5 (23.81%) XSL
3 3 (14.29%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) WPF
5 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (4.76%) D3.js
5 1 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (4.76%) J2EE
5 1 (4.76%) jQuery
5 1 (4.76%) MFC
5 1 (4.76%) REST
5 1 (4.76%) SOAP
5 1 (4.76%) XHTML
5 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Data Modelling
3 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) Reverse Engineering
3 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Validation
3 5 (23.81%) Workflow
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) MVVM
5 2 (9.52%) Web Development
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.76%) Front End Development
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) SDLC
6 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) XPath
3 5 (23.81%) XQuery
4 4 (19.05%) C++
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.52%) Java
7 1 (4.76%) PHP
7 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.76%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) CA Agile Central
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.76%) ESRI
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Tableau
4 1 (4.76%) webMethods