Period
to 15 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 15 June 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 1 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 206 353 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 21.17% 27.01% 24.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.25% 28.08% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 263 238
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £313 £258 £291
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
North West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Cheshire median hourly rate - £46.25 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +49.19% -4.62%
North West median hourly rate £38.37 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -6.42% +2.50% +1.91%

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 926 1,257 1,106
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 96.17% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 784 759
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £241 £256 £224
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 77 76
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £13.35 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.17 £42.50 £44.98
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +8.57% -11.39% -3.66%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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
Crewe -4 28 £439 +9.81% 39
Knutsford -10 26 £425 +22.72% 14
Warrington -2 22 £368 -13.53% 66
Chester -6 18 £413 +3.13% 70
Wilmslow 0 17 £375 +7.14% 15
Macclesfield +9 10 £550 +29.41% 14
Sandbach - 4 £425 -
Northwich - 3 £425 - 12
Widnes - 2 - -
Alderley Edge +4 1 £525 - 5
Congleton - 1 £325 -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 15 June 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 80 (38.83%) JavaScript
2 69 (33.50%) HTML
3 68 (33.01%) AngularJS
4 62 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (28.64%) C#
5 59 (28.64%) CSS
6 57 (27.67%) .NET
7 56 (27.18%) SQL
8 47 (22.82%) REST
9 44 (21.36%) React
10 43 (20.87%) Java
11 42 (20.39%) Web Services
12 41 (19.90%) Finance
13 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
14 36 (17.48%) ASP.NET
15 34 (16.50%) MVC
15 34 (16.50%) jQuery
16 32 (15.53%) Git (software)
16 32 (15.53%) Python
17 31 (15.05%) Spring
17 31 (15.05%) Node.js
17 31 (15.05%) Jenkins
18 30 (14.56%) Oracle
19 29 (14.08%) SQL Server
19 29 (14.08%) HTML5
20 26 (12.62%) TDD
20 26 (12.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 25 (12.14%) CSS3
21 25 (12.14%) DevOps
21 25 (12.14%) .NET Framework

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 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.40%) WordPress
3 5 (2.43%) CICS
3 5 (2.43%) JBoss
3 5 (2.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.43%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.46%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.97%) CMS
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.49%) Confluence
6 1 (0.49%) Drupal
6 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (1.94%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.97%) Fireworks
2 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) GIMP
3 1 (0.49%) Maya
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.49%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 13 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.49%) Magento
2 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.43%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.94%) GitHub
5 3 (1.46%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.46%) Veeva
6 2 (0.97%) Boomi
6 2 (0.97%) IaaS
6 2 (0.97%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.97%) PaaS
6 2 (0.97%) SaaS
6 2 (0.97%) Yarn
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.49%) Serverless
7 1 (0.49%) ShareGate
7 1 (0.49%) Trello
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.46%) Intranet
2 2 (0.97%) HTTP
3 1 (0.49%) Internet
3 1 (0.49%) POP3
3 1 (0.49%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.74%) MySQL
3 12 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.85%) DB2
5 8 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.91%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.43%) Power BI
7 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.46%) Big Data
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.97%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.49%) Essbase
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 31 (15.05%) Jenkins
3 19 (9.22%) JUnit
4 13 (6.31%) Mockito
5 11 (5.34%) JMeter
6 9 (4.37%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.37%) JIRA
6 9 (4.37%) SonarQube
7 8 (3.88%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.40%) IntelliJ
9 6 (2.91%) Karma Test Runner
9 6 (2.91%) Mocha
10 4 (1.94%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.94%) Gradle
10 4 (1.94%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.94%) Protractor
10 4 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.94%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.46%) Grunt
11 3 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
General
1 41 (19.90%) Finance
2 10 (4.85%) Banking
3 7 (3.40%) Retail
4 3 (1.46%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) French Language
5 1 (0.49%) Games
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (33.50%) HTML
2 68 (33.01%) AngularJS
3 59 (28.64%) CSS
4 57 (27.67%) .NET
5 47 (22.82%) REST
6 44 (21.36%) React
7 42 (20.39%) Web Services
8 36 (17.48%) ASP.NET
9 34 (16.50%) jQuery
10 31 (15.05%) Node.js
10 31 (15.05%) Spring
11 29 (14.08%) HTML5
12 26 (12.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 25 (12.14%) .NET Framework
13 25 (12.14%) CSS3
14 20 (9.71%) JSON
15 19 (9.22%) SOAP
16 18 (8.74%) Ajax
17 16 (7.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 16 (7.77%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.34%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (4.85%) User Experience
4 9 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.43%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.43%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (2.43%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.43%) VSAM
8 4 (1.94%) NHS
9 3 (1.46%) Tandem
10 2 (0.97%) Animation
11 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.80%) Linux
2 12 (5.83%) Windows
3 10 (4.85%) Android
4 6 (2.91%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (30.10%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (16.50%) MVC
3 26 (12.62%) TDD
4 25 (12.14%) DevOps
5 23 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (10.68%) Workflow
7 21 (10.19%) Scrum
8 20 (9.71%) CRM
9 17 (8.25%) Migration
10 16 (7.77%) Software Engineering
11 14 (6.80%) Unit Testing
12 13 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (5.83%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (5.83%) Microservices
14 11 (5.34%) BDD
14 11 (5.34%) OO
14 11 (5.34%) Test Automation
15 10 (4.85%) Front End Development
15 10 (4.85%) Static Code Analysis
16 9 (4.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 80 (38.83%) JavaScript
2 59 (28.64%) C#
3 56 (27.18%) SQL
4 43 (20.87%) Java
5 32 (15.53%) Python
6 25 (12.14%) PHP
7 11 (5.34%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.85%) PL/SQL
9 8 (3.88%) TypeScript
10 5 (2.43%) COBOL
10 5 (2.43%) JCL
10 5 (2.43%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.94%) ES7
11 4 (1.94%) ES8
11 4 (1.94%) Groovy
11 4 (1.94%) Ruby
12 2 (0.97%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.97%) Java 8
12 2 (0.97%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 8 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.40%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.94%) Degree
4 3 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.49%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.49%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.49%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.49%) GDPR
1 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 10 (4.85%) Docker
2 5 (2.43%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (2.91%) Kubernetes
1 6 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (2.43%) Ansible
3 2 (0.97%) PowerBroker
4 1 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) Salt
4 1 (0.49%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (18.93%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.56%) Oracle
3 6 (2.91%) IBM
4 4 (1.94%) Adobe
4 4 (1.94%) Cisco
4 4 (1.94%) DevExpress
4 4 (1.94%) HP
4 4 (1.94%) Infragistics
5 3 (1.46%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.97%) Dell
6 2 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.97%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.97%) Talend
6 2 (0.97%) Workday
6 2 (0.97%) Zend
7 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.49%) Cognos
7 1 (0.49%) Google
7 1 (0.49%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.49%) Xamarin