Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 October 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 4 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 328 245 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.02% 19.20% 23.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.24% 20.13% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 197 309
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -2.28%
10th Percentile £312 £300 £257
90th Percentile £475 £483 £476
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -7.69% -1.52%
10th Percentile £42.50 £27.00 £27.06
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £36.05
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -18.75%

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 1,250 1,217 1,496
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.38% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 868 1,075
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £269 £258 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 62 53
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.25 £38.75 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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
Chester 0 81 £388 -10.14% 50
Knutsford +3 55 £350 -22.22% 26
Crewe +4 54 £403 -5.29% 11
Warrington -3 35 £405 +8.00% 42
Wilmslow +1 9 £375 +30.43% 10
Nantwich -1 5 £350 - 8
Macclesfield -11 5 £325 -24.64% 9
Northwich 0 2 £313 - 1
Alderley Edge -1 2 £225 -48.57% 8
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 - 1
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Cheshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 123 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (35.67%) Java
3 114 (34.76%) JavaScript
4 92 (28.05%) C#
5 85 (25.91%) HTML
5 85 (25.91%) SQL
5 85 (25.91%) .NET
6 65 (19.82%) Git (software)
7 63 (19.21%) SQL Server
8 62 (18.90%) CSS
9 59 (17.99%) AngularJS
10 54 (16.46%) Web Services
11 47 (14.33%) Python
11 47 (14.33%) Finance
12 43 (13.11%) TDD
13 42 (12.80%) MVC
14 41 (12.50%) Spring
14 41 (12.50%) Unit Testing
15 40 (12.20%) Test Automation
16 39 (11.89%) Node.js
17 38 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (10.67%) Scrum
18 35 (10.67%) .NET Framework
18 35 (10.67%) Microsoft
19 34 (10.37%) ASP.NET
19 34 (10.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 34 (10.37%) Android
20 33 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
21 32 (9.76%) PHP

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 19 (5.79%) Confluence
2 7 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.52%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.52%) CMS
4 4 (1.22%) Apache
4 4 (1.22%) SAS
5 3 (0.91%) Apache Pig
5 3 (0.91%) Umbraco
5 3 (0.91%) WordPress
6 2 (0.61%) CICS
6 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.61%) JBoss
6 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.30%) IIS
7 1 (0.30%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.91%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.61%) InVision
5 1 (0.30%) EngageOne
5 1 (0.30%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 7 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.52%) Magento
3 4 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 38 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.27%) GitHub
4 8 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.22%) npm
6 3 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.91%) Boomi
6 3 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (0.91%) Yarn
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.61%) AtomSphere
7 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.61%) Trello
8 1 (0.30%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.30%) Office 365
8 1 (0.30%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.52%) ATM
1 5 (1.52%) Internet
2 2 (0.61%) AMQP
2 2 (0.61%) Intranet
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) Skype
3 1 (0.30%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 34 (10.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (7.62%) Relational Database
4 23 (7.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (4.88%) MySQL
6 15 (4.57%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.96%) QlikView
8 12 (3.66%) DB2
9 11 (3.35%) Redis
10 9 (2.74%) Power BI
11 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.13%) MongoDB
11 7 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (1.83%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
12 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.52%) Apache Hive
14 4 (1.22%) Big Data
15 3 (0.91%) HBase
Development Applications
1 65 (19.82%) Git (software)
2 31 (9.45%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.62%) JIRA
4 20 (6.10%) Gradle
5 19 (5.79%) Subversion
6 18 (5.49%) Visual Studio
7 14 (4.27%) JUnit
8 8 (2.44%) Selenium
9 7 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.13%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.83%) Cucumber
10 6 (1.83%) gulp
10 6 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.52%) Maven
11 5 (1.52%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (1.52%) webpack
12 4 (1.22%) IntelliJ
12 4 (1.22%) Xcode
General
1 47 (14.33%) Finance
2 12 (3.66%) Banking
3 7 (2.13%) Retail
4 6 (1.83%) Legal
4 6 (1.83%) Marketing
5 4 (1.22%) Interactive Media
6 3 (0.91%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Automotive
7 2 (0.61%) Front Office
7 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (25.91%) .NET
1 85 (25.91%) HTML
2 62 (18.90%) CSS
3 59 (17.99%) AngularJS
4 54 (16.46%) Web Services
5 41 (12.50%) Spring
6 39 (11.89%) Node.js
7 35 (10.67%) .NET Framework
8 34 (10.37%) ASP.NET
9 32 (9.76%) REST
10 30 (9.15%) React
11 26 (7.93%) jQuery
12 25 (7.62%) Android SDK
13 24 (7.32%) Entity Framework
13 24 (7.32%) HTML5
13 24 (7.32%) SOAP
14 22 (6.71%) CSS3
15 21 (6.40%) XML
16 19 (5.79%) RESTful
16 19 (5.79%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (3.66%) User Experience
3 10 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.05%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (1.52%) Blog
6 5 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.91%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.61%) Equities
8 2 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.61%) Pricing Data
8 2 (0.61%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.61%) VSAM
9 1 (0.30%) Fintech
9 1 (0.30%) FMCG
9 1 (0.30%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (10.37%) Android
2 23 (7.01%) Linux
3 18 (5.49%) Unix
4 10 (3.05%) Windows
5 7 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.22%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (13.11%) TDD
3 42 (12.80%) MVC
4 41 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 40 (12.20%) Test Automation
6 38 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (10.67%) Scrum
8 33 (10.06%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (9.15%) Android Development
9 30 (9.15%) OO
10 23 (7.01%) Microservices
11 21 (6.40%) DevOps
11 21 (6.40%) Migration
12 19 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (5.49%) Secure Coding
14 17 (5.18%) Software Engineering
15 16 (4.88%) OOD
15 16 (4.88%) OOP
16 15 (4.57%) Workflow
17 14 (4.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 117 (35.67%) Java
2 114 (34.76%) JavaScript
3 92 (28.05%) C#
4 85 (25.91%) SQL
5 47 (14.33%) Python
6 32 (9.76%) PHP
7 21 (6.40%) T-SQL
8 20 (6.10%) C++
8 20 (6.10%) Java 8
9 15 (4.57%) C
10 13 (3.96%) Scala
11 8 (2.44%) Kotlin
12 7 (2.13%) TypeScript
13 6 (1.83%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.52%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.52%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.52%) Ruby
15 4 (1.22%) Go
15 4 (1.22%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (6.10%) Degree
2 7 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.22%) HND
4 3 (0.91%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.61%) SAS Certification
5 2 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.61%) GDPR
2 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (5.18%) Docker
2 2 (0.61%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 12 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (3.66%) Salt
2 3 (0.91%) Ansible
2 3 (0.91%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (0.91%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.91%) Puppet
3 1 (0.30%) Plesk
Vendors
1 35 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.01%) Oracle
3 14 (4.27%) Teradata
4 11 (3.35%) Tableau
5 9 (2.74%) SaltStack
6 5 (1.52%) Google
6 5 (1.52%) Zend
7 4 (1.22%) Apple
7 4 (1.22%) Dell
7 4 (1.22%) IBM
8 3 (0.91%) Ab Initio
8 3 (0.91%) Actuate
8 3 (0.91%) Adobe
8 3 (0.91%) Cognos
8 3 (0.91%) Twitter
9 2 (0.61%) Lotus
9 2 (0.61%) SAP
10 1 (0.30%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.30%) Sage
10 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com