Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 347 270 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.41% 24.17% 23.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.39% 25.47% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 229 330
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.59% +9.33% +4.90%
10th Percentile £250 £284 £275
90th Percentile £488 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 10
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £32.50 £29.08 £19.95
90th Percentile £54.50 £45.50 £36.38
North West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year +5.00% +0.95% -6.76%

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 1,267 1,060 1,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 94.90% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 719 1,205
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £239 £213 £261
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £398
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.58% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 76 76
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.04% +25.60% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.91
90th Percentile £37.50 £47.50 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £19.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% -5.95% +16.67%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 87 £375 -16.67% 44
Crewe 0 49 £400 +14.29% 20
Warrington -5 36 £425 +13.33% 30
Knutsford -3 26 £350 -12.50% 10
Wilmslow +2 10 £350 +12.00% 13
Runcorn +3 6 £330 -12.00% 20
Macclesfield -7 5 £425 -4.49% 16
Nantwich - 4 £388 - 11
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 - 1
Northwich -2 1 £325 -15.58% 4
Alderley Edge -3 1 £525 +44.83% 3
Winsford - 1 £285 -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 140 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (36.60%) .NET
3 119 (34.29%) JavaScript
4 115 (33.14%) C#
5 101 (29.11%) HTML
6 94 (27.09%) SQL
7 93 (26.80%) Java
8 91 (26.22%) CSS
9 71 (20.46%) Finance
10 70 (20.17%) SQL Server
11 67 (19.31%) ASP.NET
12 63 (18.16%) MVC
13 60 (17.29%) Web Services
14 47 (13.54%) Git (software)
15 42 (12.10%) AngularJS
16 39 (11.24%) PHP
17 36 (10.37%) jQuery
18 34 (9.80%) TDD
19 33 (9.51%) Spring
19 33 (9.51%) .NET Framework
19 33 (9.51%) Scrum
19 33 (9.51%) Node.js
20 32 (9.22%) Microsoft
21 31 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
22 30 (8.65%) MySQL
23 28 (8.07%) Banking
23 28 (8.07%) Oracle
23 28 (8.07%) Relational Database
23 28 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
24 27 (7.78%) Waterfall

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 (5.48%) CMS
2 17 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.31%) Apache
3 8 (2.31%) Umbraco
4 7 (2.02%) SAS
5 6 (1.73%) JBoss
5 6 (1.73%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.44%) WordPress
7 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.15%) Drupal
7 4 (1.15%) NServiceBus
7 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.86%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.86%) Confluence
8 3 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.86%) Jupyter
8 3 (0.86%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.58%) Mongoose
Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.58%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.29%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (3.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.73%) Cognos TM1
3 5 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.29%) Magento
6 1 (0.29%) OpenCart
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.73%) GitHub
4 5 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.44%) Amazon S3
4 5 (1.44%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.15%) Office 365
5 4 (1.15%) PaaS
6 3 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.58%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.29%) npm
8 1 (0.29%) Serverless
8 1 (0.29%) Taleo
8 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.73%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) HTTP
2 2 (0.58%) SMS
3 1 (0.29%) AMQP
3 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.29%) Intranet
3 1 (0.29%) SSL
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (20.17%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.65%) MySQL
3 28 (8.07%) Relational Database
4 23 (6.63%) NoSQL
5 18 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.03%) DB2
7 14 (4.03%) Redis
8 11 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (2.02%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.73%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.86%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.86%) Big Data
14 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.86%) HBase
Development Applications
1 47 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 23 (6.63%) Jenkins
3 21 (6.05%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.76%) JUnit
5 18 (5.19%) Maven
6 17 (4.90%) JIRA
7 14 (4.03%) Gradle
7 14 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (3.75%) Subversion
9 8 (2.31%) JProfiler
9 8 (2.31%) Mockito
10 7 (2.02%) IntelliJ
10 7 (2.02%) Mocha
10 7 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (2.02%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.44%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.44%) Protractor
11 5 (1.44%) Selenium
12 4 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 71 (20.46%) Finance
2 28 (8.07%) Banking
3 15 (4.32%) Marketing
4 6 (1.73%) Retail
5 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.86%) Law
6 3 (0.86%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Advertising
7 2 (0.58%) Billing
7 2 (0.58%) Games
7 2 (0.58%) Interactive Media
7 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (36.60%) .NET
2 101 (29.11%) HTML
3 91 (26.22%) CSS
4 67 (19.31%) ASP.NET
5 60 (17.29%) Web Services
6 42 (12.10%) AngularJS
7 36 (10.37%) jQuery
8 33 (9.51%) .NET Framework
8 33 (9.51%) Node.js
8 33 (9.51%) Spring
9 25 (7.20%) HTML5
9 25 (7.20%) RESTful
10 23 (6.63%) Entity Framework
11 22 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 21 (6.05%) CSS3
12 21 (6.05%) SOAP
13 20 (5.76%) J2EE
14 18 (5.19%) REST
14 18 (5.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 17 (4.90%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.34%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.19%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.88%) User Experience
5 7 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.73%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.73%) Fintech
7 5 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.15%) W3C
9 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.58%) Animation
10 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.58%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.29%) DataPower
11 1 (0.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.78%) Linux
2 11 (3.17%) Android
3 10 (2.88%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.31%) Windows
5 5 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.44%) Unix
6 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (18.16%) MVC
3 34 (9.80%) TDD
4 33 (9.51%) Scrum
5 28 (8.07%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (7.78%) Waterfall
7 26 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (6.63%) Test Automation
9 22 (6.34%) Migration
9 22 (6.34%) OO
10 21 (6.05%) Front End Development
11 20 (5.76%) CRM
12 19 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (5.48%) DevOps
12 19 (5.48%) Project Management
13 18 (5.19%) SDLC
14 16 (4.61%) Unit Testing
14 16 (4.61%) Web Development
15 15 (4.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 14 (4.03%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (34.29%) JavaScript
2 115 (33.14%) C#
3 94 (27.09%) SQL
4 93 (26.80%) Java
5 39 (11.24%) PHP
6 26 (7.49%) Java 8
7 22 (6.34%) Python
8 17 (4.90%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.17%) C++
9 11 (3.17%) Ruby
10 10 (2.88%) PL/SQL
11 9 (2.59%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.31%) C
13 6 (1.73%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.73%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.44%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.44%) Go
14 5 (1.44%) VBA
15 4 (1.15%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (3.17%) Degree
2 9 (2.59%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.58%) AWS Certification
3 2 (0.58%) HND
3 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (6.34%) Docker
2 3 (0.86%) QEMU
2 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.29%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (4.03%) Ansible
2 12 (3.46%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.31%) Terraform
4 6 (1.73%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.73%) Puppet
5 3 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (0.86%) Salt
5 3 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.29%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.29%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (0.29%) Plesk
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 32 (9.22%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.07%) Oracle
3 14 (4.03%) Teradata
4 11 (3.17%) IBM
5 6 (1.73%) Cognos
5 6 (1.73%) Tableau
5 6 (1.73%) Xamarin
6 5 (1.44%) Adobe
6 5 (1.44%) Perforce
7 3 (0.86%) Apple
7 3 (0.86%) Lotus
7 3 (0.86%) Red Hat
7 3 (0.86%) Splunk
7 3 (0.86%) Tealium
7 3 (0.86%) VMware
7 3 (0.86%) Zend
8 2 (0.58%) Capita
8 2 (0.58%) Twitter
9 1 (0.29%) FatWire
9 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com