The median contractor rate for a Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 June 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 1
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 142 206 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.54% 22.46% 26.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.87% 23.82% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 169 166
Median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £290 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -1.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 865 941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.44% 94.33% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 627 566
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 53 £450 +12.14% 16
Warrington +10 24 £375 -4.45% 11
Knutsford +9 14 £400 -5.88% 7
Macclesfield 0 8 £439 +30.48% 7
Crewe - 3 £263 - 2
Northwich +3 2 - - 3
Wilmslow - 2 £338 - 8
Alderley Edge - 1 £425 -
Runcorn - 1 - - 3
Widnes - 1 £363 -
Daresbury - 1 £388 -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cheshire region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 131 (47.29%) Java
2 124 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (34.66%) JavaScript
4 71 (25.63%) Finance
5 70 (25.27%) Spring
6 63 (22.74%) SQL
7 62 (22.38%) HTML
8 58 (20.94%) RESTful
9 57 (20.58%) Git (software)
10 56 (20.22%) Web Services
11 48 (17.33%) CSS
11 48 (17.33%) Banking
12 47 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (16.61%) C#
14 44 (15.88%) TDD
15 43 (15.52%) jQuery
16 42 (15.16%) Scrum
17 40 (14.44%) .NET
18 38 (13.72%) SQL Server
19 37 (13.36%) Oracle
19 37 (13.36%) SOAP
20 36 (13.00%) REST
21 33 (11.91%) MVC
21 33 (11.91%) Spring Boot
22 32 (11.55%) J2EE
22 32 (11.55%) AngularJS
23 31 (11.19%) HTML5
23 31 (11.19%) JIRA
24 29 (10.47%) Microsoft
25 28 (10.11%) ETL

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 8 (2.89%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.17%) Apache
3 6 (2.17%) Kinematics
4 5 (1.81%) Confluence
4 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.08%) CMS
6 3 (1.08%) JBoss
6 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.72%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.72%) SAS
7 2 (0.72%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.72%) WordPress
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.36%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.17%) Magento
3 5 (1.81%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.81%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.36%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.08%) GitHub
5 2 (0.72%) Office 365
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.36%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.44%) AMQP
2 2 (0.72%) tcpdump
2 2 (0.72%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.36%) ATM
3 1 (0.36%) Intranet
3 1 (0.36%) POP3
3 1 (0.36%) SMTP
3 1 (0.36%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.72%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.03%) MySQL
3 22 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (7.94%) Oracle Database
4 21 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (6.86%) MongoDB
7 17 (6.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (4.69%) Relational Database
10 10 (3.61%) Big Data
11 9 (3.25%) RDBMS
12 7 (2.53%) NoSQL
13 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (1.81%) QlikView
14 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 57 (20.58%) Git (software)
2 31 (11.19%) JIRA
3 18 (6.50%) Gradle
4 17 (6.14%) IntelliJ
4 17 (6.14%) Jenkins
5 14 (5.05%) gulp
6 13 (4.69%) Eclipse
6 13 (4.69%) Subversion
7 11 (3.97%) JUnit
8 10 (3.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (3.61%) Bitbucket
8 10 (3.61%) Hudson
9 9 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (2.53%) Grunt
10 7 (2.53%) Jasmine
10 7 (2.53%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (2.53%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.81%) Moq
11 5 (1.81%) webpack
12 4 (1.44%) SonarQube
General
1 71 (25.63%) Finance
2 48 (17.33%) Banking
3 9 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.17%) Games
4 6 (2.17%) Retail
5 5 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.08%) Local Government
6 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Front Office
7 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.36%) Prime Brokerage
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (25.27%) Spring
2 62 (22.38%) HTML
3 58 (20.94%) RESTful
4 56 (20.22%) Web Services
5 48 (17.33%) CSS
6 43 (15.52%) jQuery
7 40 (14.44%) .NET
8 37 (13.36%) SOAP
9 36 (13.00%) REST
10 33 (11.91%) Spring Boot
11 32 (11.55%) AngularJS
11 32 (11.55%) J2EE
12 31 (11.19%) HTML5
13 28 (10.11%) JSON
14 24 (8.66%) ASP.NET
14 24 (8.66%) EJB
15 23 (8.30%) CSS3
15 23 (8.30%) XML
16 21 (7.58%) Ajax
17 20 (7.22%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.61%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.89%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.44%) NHS
5 4 (1.44%) Replication
5 4 (1.44%) Robotics
5 4 (1.44%) User Experience
6 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.72%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.72%) Derivative
6 2 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.72%) iPad
6 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.72%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.36%) CMDB
7 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.36%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.42%) Linux
2 10 (3.61%) Android
3 9 (3.25%) Apple iOS
3 9 (3.25%) Windows
4 4 (1.44%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.44%) Unix
4 4 (1.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.36%) AIX
5 1 (0.36%) HPUX
5 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.36%) Solaris
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (44.77%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (16.97%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (15.88%) TDD
4 42 (15.16%) Scrum
5 33 (11.91%) MVC
6 28 (10.11%) ETL
7 25 (9.03%) Data Protection
7 25 (9.03%) Unit Testing
8 22 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (7.58%) Front End Development
9 21 (7.58%) OO
10 18 (6.50%) E-Commerce
10 18 (6.50%) Waterfall
11 16 (5.78%) Test Automation
12 14 (5.05%) Mobile Development
13 13 (4.69%) DevOps
14 12 (4.33%) BDD
15 10 (3.61%) Software Engineering
16 9 (3.25%) CRM
16 9 (3.25%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 131 (47.29%) Java
2 96 (34.66%) JavaScript
3 63 (22.74%) SQL
4 46 (16.61%) C#
5 17 (6.14%) PHP
6 14 (5.05%) PL/SQL
6 14 (5.05%) T-SQL
7 13 (4.69%) C++
8 7 (2.53%) Apple Swift
8 7 (2.53%) Python
9 6 (2.17%) C
9 6 (2.17%) Objective-C
10 5 (1.81%) Scala
10 5 (1.81%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.81%) VBA
11 4 (1.44%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.44%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.08%) Perl
13 2 (0.72%) COBOL
14 1 (0.36%) RPG
Qualifications
1 8 (2.89%) Degree
2 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (0.72%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.72%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.08%) QA
2 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.36%) EMIR
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Docker
2 2 (0.72%) HDFS
3 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.72%) Control-M
1 2 (0.72%) Grafana
1 2 (0.72%) Graphite
1 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.36%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (0.36%) Netcool
2 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (13.36%) Oracle
2 29 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 8 (2.89%) Perforce
3 8 (2.89%) Zend
4 7 (2.53%) Talend
5 6 (2.17%) Ab Initio
5 6 (2.17%) IBM
5 6 (2.17%) NVIDIA
6 5 (1.81%) SAP
7 4 (1.44%) Apple
8 3 (1.08%) DevExpress
8 3 (1.08%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.08%) Tableau
9 2 (0.72%) Adobe
9 2 (0.72%) Google
9 2 (0.72%) Teradata
9 2 (0.72%) Vertica
9 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.36%) Telerik
10 1 (0.36%) Yahoo!
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Source Technology
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago