Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 269 279 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.41% 22.91% 20.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.20% 24.13% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 225 290
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% +11.52%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £263
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.84% -42.96%
10th Percentile £27.00 £23.60 £13.63
90th Percentile £44.75 £47.00 £29.48
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 1,269 1,156 1,831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 94.91% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 808 1,235
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 67 82
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -4.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.63 £39.15 £30.98
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -0.67% -16.28% +30.30%

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 20 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 February 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 44 £345 -13.75% 52
Knutsford +3 43 £368 +15.29% 6
Warrington -1 40 £425 +9.68% 38
Crewe -16 19 £488 +47.17% 23
Macclesfield -6 7 £325 -26.97% 18
Runcorn +6 5 £330 -5.71% 11
Wilmslow -1 3 £375 +37.61% 10
Alderley Edge - 3 £475 - 5
Northwich -2 1 £325 -16.13% 12
Winsford - 1 £285 -
Nantwich - 1 - - 5
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 99 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (35.32%) HTML
3 82 (30.48%) Java
4 79 (29.37%) JavaScript
5 76 (28.25%) CSS
6 75 (27.88%) .NET
7 69 (25.65%) SQL
8 61 (22.68%) SQL Server
9 60 (22.30%) C#
10 55 (20.45%) Finance
11 54 (20.07%) Git (software)
12 45 (16.73%) ASP.NET
12 45 (16.73%) Web Services
13 44 (16.36%) MVC
14 39 (14.50%) TDD
15 34 (12.64%) Test Automation
16 32 (11.90%) Spring
17 31 (11.52%) Scrum
17 31 (11.52%) Oracle
18 30 (11.15%) jQuery
19 29 (10.78%) CSS3
19 29 (10.78%) Jenkins
20 28 (10.41%) Node.js
21 27 (10.04%) RESTful
21 27 (10.04%) Unit Testing
22 26 (9.67%) HTML5
22 26 (9.67%) AngularJS
23 25 (9.29%) Banking
24 24 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
25 23 (8.55%) 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 22 (8.18%) CMS
2 16 (5.95%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.09%) Umbraco
4 8 (2.97%) WordPress
5 7 (2.60%) IIS
6 6 (2.23%) Apache
6 6 (2.23%) SAS
7 5 (1.86%) JBoss
7 5 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.49%) Drupal
8 4 (1.49%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.12%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.74%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.74%) Confluence
10 2 (0.74%) Mongoose
10 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.37%) CICS
11 1 (0.37%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 2 (0.74%) Chatbot
1 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.74%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Cognos TM1
1 5 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.74%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.37%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.37%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.72%) npm
3 7 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.86%) PaaS
5 3 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.12%) GitHub
6 2 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.74%) Office 365
6 2 (0.74%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.74%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.37%) G Suite
7 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.97%) HTTP
2 6 (2.23%) Internet
3 3 (1.12%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.74%) FTP
5 1 (0.37%) SSL
5 1 (0.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (6.69%) Relational Database
4 17 (6.32%) MySQL
5 14 (5.20%) RDBMS
5 14 (5.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.35%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.60%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.60%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.86%) Data Mart
8 5 (1.86%) QlikView
9 4 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.12%) Apache Hive
10 3 (1.12%) Big Data
10 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 54 (20.07%) Git (software)
2 29 (10.78%) Jenkins
3 21 (7.81%) Gradle
3 21 (7.81%) Maven
4 20 (7.43%) JUnit
5 16 (5.95%) SonarQube
6 13 (4.83%) gulp
7 12 (4.46%) JIRA
7 12 (4.46%) JProfiler
8 11 (4.09%) Subversion
9 10 (3.72%) Grunt
9 10 (3.72%) Visual Studio
10 8 (2.97%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.97%) IntelliJ
11 7 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (1.49%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.49%) Xcode
14 3 (1.12%) Ant
14 3 (1.12%) Toad
General
1 55 (20.45%) Finance
2 25 (9.29%) Banking
3 11 (4.09%) Marketing
4 4 (1.49%) Games
5 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.74%) Legal
6 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Automotive
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (35.32%) HTML
2 76 (28.25%) CSS
3 75 (27.88%) .NET
4 45 (16.73%) ASP.NET
4 45 (16.73%) Web Services
5 32 (11.90%) Spring
6 30 (11.15%) jQuery
7 29 (10.78%) CSS3
8 28 (10.41%) Node.js
9 27 (10.04%) RESTful
10 26 (9.67%) AngularJS
10 26 (9.67%) HTML5
11 23 (8.55%) REST
12 22 (8.18%) JSON
12 22 (8.18%) React
13 20 (7.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 18 (6.69%) Ajax
14 18 (6.69%) J2EE
15 17 (6.32%) Hibernate
16 16 (5.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.69%) Greenfield Project
2 16 (5.95%) User Experience
3 11 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.09%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.97%) Data Structures
5 7 (2.60%) Fintech
6 6 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.23%) W3C
7 5 (1.86%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.12%) Animation
8 3 (1.12%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.12%) Robotics
9 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.74%) RIA
9 2 (0.74%) STB
10 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.37%) Market Risk
10 1 (0.37%) Replication
10 1 (0.37%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.18%) Linux
2 12 (4.46%) Apple iOS
3 10 (3.72%) Windows
4 7 (2.60%) Android
5 6 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.86%) Unix
7 4 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 4 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (36.80%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (16.36%) MVC
3 39 (14.50%) TDD
4 34 (12.64%) Test Automation
5 31 (11.52%) Scrum
6 27 (10.04%) Unit Testing
7 24 (8.92%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (8.18%) OO
8 22 (8.18%) Waterfall
9 21 (7.81%) BDD
10 19 (7.06%) CRM
11 18 (6.69%) Web Development
12 16 (5.95%) Front End Development
13 15 (5.58%) Content Management
13 15 (5.58%) Data Modelling
13 15 (5.58%) Microservices
14 14 (5.20%) DevOps
15 12 (4.46%) Responsive Web Design
15 12 (4.46%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 82 (30.48%) Java
2 79 (29.37%) JavaScript
3 69 (25.65%) SQL
4 60 (22.30%) C#
5 23 (8.55%) PHP
6 15 (5.58%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.97%) ES6
8 7 (2.60%) C++
8 7 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.60%) Python
9 6 (2.23%) Apple Swift
10 4 (1.49%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.49%) Ruby
10 4 (1.49%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.49%) VBA
11 3 (1.12%) C
11 3 (1.12%) PHP 7
11 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.74%) Go
12 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (2.23%) Degree
1 6 (2.23%) SC Cleared
1 6 (2.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.49%) Docker
2 3 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (3.72%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.23%) Ansible
3 4 (1.49%) Puppet
4 3 (1.12%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.12%) Terraform
5 1 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.37%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (11.52%) Oracle
2 22 (8.18%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.32%) Perforce
4 10 (3.72%) IBM
5 6 (2.23%) Apple
6 5 (1.86%) Cognos
6 5 (1.86%) MicroStrategy
7 4 (1.49%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.12%) Adobe
8 3 (1.12%) Blue Prism
8 3 (1.12%) Google
8 3 (1.12%) SAP
8 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.74%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.74%) Splunk
9 2 (0.74%) Twitter
10 1 (0.37%) Capita
10 1 (0.37%) FatWire
10 1 (0.37%) Zend