Period
to 16 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 228 311 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.36% 24.15% 18.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.82% 25.39% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 229 189
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £312 £290
90th Percentile £519 £476 £488
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Cheshire median hourly rate - £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -7.69%
North West median hourly rate £34.37 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -1.81% -12.50% +3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 850 1,225 1,286
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.11% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 803 901
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £263
90th Percentile £576 £538 £619
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 87 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +34.62% -12.52%
10th Percentile £13.09 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £41.00 £33.80
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £19.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +0.16% +16.15%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Cheshire

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +3 37 £375 -7.41% 38
Crewe +2 34 £463 +14.20% 16
Chester -1 28 £375 -3.23% 26
Knutsford +1 20 £350 -2.78% 12
Macclesfield +4 8 £388 +16.54% 7
Runcorn - 8 £350 - 4
Congleton - 8 £325 -
Wilmslow 0 7 £338 -10.00% 3
Northwich 0 2 £400 +28.00% 10
Alderley Edge +1 1 £525 +133.33% 3
Ellesmere Port - 1 £363 -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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 Cheshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 117 (51.32%) JavaScript
2 106 (46.49%) C#
2 106 (46.49%) .NET
3 81 (35.53%) ASP.NET
4 73 (32.02%) Microsoft
5 72 (31.58%) SQL
6 68 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
7 64 (28.07%) HTML
8 60 (26.32%) Azure
9 53 (23.25%) SQL Server
10 50 (21.93%) Java
10 50 (21.93%) CSS
10 50 (21.93%) Scrum
11 48 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 45 (19.74%) MVC
13 44 (19.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 44 (19.30%) AngularJS
14 42 (18.42%) Workflow
15 41 (17.98%) Serverless
16 40 (17.54%) Power Platform
16 40 (17.54%) Power BI
17 34 (14.91%) Kanban
18 33 (14.47%) Azure Functions
19 32 (14.04%) Dynamics 365
20 31 (13.60%) Dynamics CRM
20 31 (13.60%) .NET Framework
20 31 (13.60%) HTML5
20 31 (13.60%) CRM
21 29 (12.72%) jQuery
21 29 (12.72%) Case Management

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 11 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.07%) Apache
3 4 (1.75%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.32%) Confluence
4 3 (1.32%) WordPress
5 2 (0.88%) IIS
5 2 (0.88%) nginx
6 1 (0.44%) CMS
6 1 (0.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 31 (13.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.32%) Magento
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.44%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 60 (26.32%) Azure
2 41 (17.98%) Serverless
3 40 (17.54%) Power Platform
4 33 (14.47%) Azure Functions
5 32 (14.04%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (6.14%) AWS
6 14 (6.14%) GitHub
7 8 (3.51%) Office 365
8 3 (1.32%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (0.44%) GCP
9 1 (0.44%) Heroku
9 1 (0.44%) Kong
9 1 (0.44%) SaaS
9 1 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) ShareGate
9 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.07%) POP3
1 7 (3.07%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (23.25%) SQL Server
2 48 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (19.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (17.54%) Power BI
5 14 (6.14%) Relational Database
6 12 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (3.07%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.63%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (2.19%) SSDT
10 4 (1.75%) MySQL
11 3 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.32%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.32%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.32%) QlikView
12 2 (0.88%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.88%) OLAP
12 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (10.96%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.65%) Visual Studio
3 12 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.39%) JIRA
5 8 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (3.51%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.19%) Subversion
7 4 (1.75%) Selenium
8 3 (1.32%) git-flow
8 3 (1.32%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.88%) Gradle
9 2 (0.88%) Maven
9 2 (0.88%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.44%) Mocha
10 1 (0.44%) Mockito
10 1 (0.44%) Moq
General
1 26 (11.40%) Finance
2 20 (8.77%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.51%) Retail
4 6 (2.63%) Law
5 3 (1.32%) Banking
5 3 (1.32%) Local Government
6 2 (0.88%) Marketing
6 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.88%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (46.49%) .NET
2 81 (35.53%) ASP.NET
3 64 (28.07%) HTML
4 50 (21.93%) CSS
5 44 (19.30%) AngularJS
6 31 (13.60%) .NET Framework
6 31 (13.60%) HTML5
7 29 (12.72%) jQuery
8 25 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
8 25 (10.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (10.96%) Web Services
9 24 (10.53%) CSS3
10 20 (8.77%) React
11 19 (8.33%) Entity Framework
12 15 (6.58%) XML
13 14 (6.14%) Node.js
13 14 (6.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 12 (5.26%) .NET Core
15 11 (4.82%) REST
15 11 (4.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.70%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (4.39%) Mobile App
2 10 (4.39%) User Experience
3 9 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.63%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.19%) CMDB
7 4 (1.75%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.75%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.32%) Animation
8 3 (1.32%) Smart Home
9 2 (0.88%) W3C
10 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Life Science
10 1 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.44%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.58%) Android
2 9 (3.95%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.75%) Linux
4 3 (1.32%) Unix
5 2 (0.88%) Debian
5 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
5 2 (0.88%) Windows
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (21.93%) Scrum
3 45 (19.74%) MVC
4 42 (18.42%) Workflow
5 34 (14.91%) Kanban
6 31 (13.60%) CRM
7 29 (12.72%) Case Management
8 28 (12.28%) TDD
9 25 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (10.09%) Creative Thinking
11 19 (8.33%) DevOps
12 17 (7.46%) BDD
13 15 (6.58%) ITSM
14 13 (5.70%) Android Development
15 12 (5.26%) Microservices
16 11 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (4.39%) QA Automation
17 10 (4.39%) Static Code Analysis
17 10 (4.39%) Unit Testing
17 10 (4.39%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 117 (51.32%) JavaScript
2 106 (46.49%) C#
3 72 (31.58%) SQL
4 50 (21.93%) Java
5 23 (10.09%) T-SQL
6 12 (5.26%) Python
7 9 (3.95%) Kotlin
8 8 (3.51%) Apple Swift
8 8 (3.51%) PHP
9 7 (3.07%) Objective-C
9 7 (3.07%) PowerShell
10 6 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 4 (1.75%) Ruby
11 4 (1.75%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.32%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.32%) C++
12 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.88%) C
13 2 (0.88%) ES6
13 2 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (4.82%) DBS Check
3 4 (1.75%) Degree
4 3 (1.32%) AWS Certification
4 3 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.70%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.44%) GxP
3 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (3.07%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.44%) Ansible
2 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 73 (32.02%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.21%) ServiceNow
3 7 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (2.63%) Oracle
5 5 (2.19%) Demandware
6 4 (1.75%) Google
6 4 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (1.75%) Tableau
7 3 (1.32%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.32%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.88%) Apple
9 1 (0.44%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.44%) Infragistics
9 1 (0.44%) Software AG
9 1 (0.44%) Telerik
9 1 (0.44%) Twitter
9 1 (0.44%) webMethods