Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 39 20 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 18.31% 13.70% 18.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.80% 15.87% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 8 24
Cheltenham median daily rate £450 £344 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.91% -3.17% -5.33%
10th Percentile £325 £309 £313
90th Percentile £525 £424 £468
Gloucestershire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheltenham median hourly rate - - -
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +28.68% -36.17%

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 197 126 202
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.49% 86.30% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 37 103
Cheltenham median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -1.32% -4.76%
10th Percentile £212 £240 £225
90th Percentile £525 £575 £525
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.85% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 25
Cheltenham median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £15.63 £11.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £55.00 £46.90
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -33.33%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheltenham region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 26 (66.67%) .NET
2 25 (64.10%) C#
3 18 (46.15%) Java
4 17 (43.59%) OO
5 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 14 (35.90%) DV Cleared
6 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
7 12 (30.77%) OOD
7 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (25.64%) CSS
8 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (23.08%) MVC
10 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
11 7 (17.95%) HTML
11 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.95%) PHP
12 6 (15.38%) SQL
12 6 (15.38%) TDD
12 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (12.82%) MySQL
13 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
14 4 (10.26%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (10.26%) REST
14 4 (10.26%) C++
14 4 (10.26%) OOP
15 3 (7.69%) jQuery
15 3 (7.69%) Linux
15 3 (7.69%) XML

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 (5.13%) CMS
1 2 (5.13%) Drupal
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) MySQL
3 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.56%) CMake
4 1 (2.56%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.56%) Gradle
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) jMock
4 1 (2.56%) JUnit
4 1 (2.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) Mockito
4 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (5.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (66.67%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) CSS
3 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
4 7 (17.95%) HTML
5 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (10.26%) REST
7 3 (7.69%) jQuery
7 3 (7.69%) SOAP
7 3 (7.69%) XML
8 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.13%) Laravel
8 2 (5.13%) RESTful
8 2 (5.13%) Spring
9 1 (2.56%) Backbone.js
9 1 (2.56%) HTML5
9 1 (2.56%) React
9 1 (2.56%) React Native
9 1 (2.56%) Vert.x
9 1 (2.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) OO
2 12 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (30.77%) OOD
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (23.08%) MVC
5 6 (15.38%) TDD
6 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.26%) OOP
8 3 (7.69%) DevOps
8 3 (7.69%) ERP
8 3 (7.69%) Microservices
9 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
9 2 (5.13%) Front End Development
9 2 (5.13%) SOA
9 2 (5.13%) Web Development
10 1 (2.56%) Migration
10 1 (2.56%) Open Source Development
10 1 (2.56%) People Management
10 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (64.10%) C#
2 18 (46.15%) Java
3 15 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.95%) PHP
5 6 (15.38%) SQL
6 4 (10.26%) C++
7 3 (7.69%) Python
8 2 (5.13%) Perl
9 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.56%) Java 8
9 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) DV Cleared
1 14 (35.90%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (2.56%) Infor
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle