Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 288 249 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 23.13% 18.64% 25.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.28% 19.47% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 191 278
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £318 £275 £261
90th Percentile £484 £500 £475
North West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £31.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -4.62% -1.52%
10th Percentile £42.50 £27.00 £31.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% +7.14% -3.75%

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 1,186 1,279 1,292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.73% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 903 930
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £232 £225
90th Percentile £538 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 50 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -7.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £35.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Knutsford +2 57 £362 -9.43% 14
Crewe +11 56 £405 -11.23% 8
Chester +1 50 £375 - 38
Warrington 0 33 £405 +0.62% 35
Wilmslow +1 10 £375 +30.43% 12
Macclesfield -13 5 £333 -21.76% 7
Alderley Edge +3 3 £225 -48.57% 3
Northwich 0 3 £313 -3.85% 7
Nantwich 0 2 £375 - 10
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 109 (37.85%) Java
1 109 (37.85%) JavaScript
2 100 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (27.78%) HTML
4 68 (23.61%) Git (software)
5 64 (22.22%) SQL
6 62 (21.53%) C#
7 61 (21.18%) CSS
8 56 (19.44%) .NET
9 49 (17.01%) SQL Server
9 49 (17.01%) AngularJS
10 48 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (15.63%) Web Services
11 45 (15.63%) Jenkins
11 45 (15.63%) Test Automation
12 44 (15.28%) Finance
13 41 (14.24%) Node.js
14 40 (13.89%) Microsoft
14 40 (13.89%) Unit Testing
15 39 (13.54%) Scrum
16 37 (12.85%) MVC
17 36 (12.50%) Python
18 35 (12.15%) TDD
18 35 (12.15%) Android
18 35 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
19 34 (11.81%) Android Development
20 32 (11.11%) REST
21 30 (10.42%) Spring
22 29 (10.07%) DevOps
23 28 (9.72%) Gradle

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 (7.64%) Confluence
2 16 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.43%) CMS
4 6 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.74%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.39%) CICS
7 3 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.04%) JBoss
7 3 (1.04%) Jetty
7 3 (1.04%) SAS
7 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.69%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Apache
9 1 (0.35%) Drupal
9 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.69%) InVision
2 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) CATIA
3 1 (0.35%) Maya
3 1 (0.35%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 9 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.74%) Magento
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.47%) GitHub
4 5 (1.74%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.74%) npm
5 4 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.39%) Amazon Glacier
5 4 (1.39%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.39%) Boomi
6 3 (1.04%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.69%) AtomSphere
7 2 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.69%) Yarn
8 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.35%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.35%) SaaS
8 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.74%) ATM
2 2 (0.69%) Internet
2 2 (0.69%) Intranet
2 2 (0.69%) Skype
3 1 (0.35%) AMQP
3 1 (0.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 19 (6.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (5.56%) MySQL
4 13 (4.51%) QlikView
5 10 (3.47%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.78%) Power BI
8 7 (2.43%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (2.08%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.08%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.74%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.39%) Amazon Athena
11 4 (1.39%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 3 (1.04%) DB2
Development Applications
1 68 (23.61%) Git (software)
2 45 (15.63%) Jenkins
3 28 (9.72%) Gradle
4 23 (7.99%) JIRA
5 22 (7.64%) JUnit
6 17 (5.90%) Subversion
7 11 (3.82%) JMeter
7 11 (3.82%) Selenium
8 9 (3.13%) Maven
8 9 (3.13%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.13%) Visual Studio
9 7 (2.43%) gulp
10 6 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.08%) IntelliJ
10 6 (2.08%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (2.08%) webpack
10 6 (2.08%) Xcode
11 5 (1.74%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.39%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (15.28%) Finance
2 15 (5.21%) Banking
3 6 (2.08%) Retail
4 5 (1.74%) Legal
5 4 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.39%) Law
5 4 (1.39%) Marketing
6 3 (1.04%) Advertising
7 2 (0.69%) Front Office
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (27.78%) HTML
2 61 (21.18%) CSS
3 56 (19.44%) .NET
4 49 (17.01%) AngularJS
5 45 (15.63%) Web Services
6 41 (14.24%) Node.js
7 32 (11.11%) REST
8 30 (10.42%) Spring
9 28 (9.72%) SOAP
10 27 (9.38%) Android SDK
10 27 (9.38%) HTML5
10 27 (9.38%) React
11 25 (8.68%) CSS3
12 23 (7.99%) ASP.NET
13 22 (7.64%) JSON
14 20 (6.94%) .NET Framework
14 20 (6.94%) jQuery
14 20 (6.94%) XML
15 19 (6.60%) RESTful
16 18 (6.25%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.21%) User Experience
2 13 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.74%) Blog
7 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.74%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.39%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.39%) VSAM
9 2 (0.69%) Equities
9 2 (0.69%) Pricing Data
9 2 (0.69%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.35%) Fintech
10 1 (0.35%) FMCG
10 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.15%) Android
2 24 (8.33%) Linux
3 14 (4.86%) Windows
4 12 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 10 (3.47%) Unix
6 6 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.74%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (15.63%) Test Automation
4 40 (13.89%) Unit Testing
5 39 (13.54%) Scrum
6 37 (12.85%) MVC
7 35 (12.15%) TDD
8 34 (11.81%) Android Development
9 29 (10.07%) DevOps
10 24 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (7.99%) Microservices
11 23 (7.99%) OO
12 18 (6.25%) Secure Coding
13 16 (5.56%) Cryptography
13 16 (5.56%) Front End Development
13 16 (5.56%) Migration
13 16 (5.56%) Web Development
13 16 (5.56%) Workflow
14 13 (4.51%) Software Engineering
15 12 (4.17%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 109 (37.85%) Java
1 109 (37.85%) JavaScript
2 64 (22.22%) SQL
3 62 (21.53%) C#
4 36 (12.50%) Python
5 28 (9.72%) PHP
6 23 (7.99%) C++
7 21 (7.29%) T-SQL
8 20 (6.94%) Java 8
9 17 (5.90%) C
10 8 (2.78%) Objective-C
11 7 (2.43%) Apple Swift
11 7 (2.43%) Scala
11 7 (2.43%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.08%) Kotlin
13 5 (1.74%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.39%) COBOL
14 4 (1.39%) JCL
14 4 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.69%) AWS Certification
3 2 (0.69%) HND
3 2 (0.69%) SAS Certification
4 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.69%) GDPR
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.08%) Docker
2 4 (1.39%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (1.39%) Salt
2 3 (1.04%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.69%) Ansible
3 2 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 27 (9.38%) Oracle
3 10 (3.47%) Tableau
4 6 (2.08%) Adobe
5 5 (1.74%) Apple
5 5 (1.74%) Dell
5 5 (1.74%) IBM
6 4 (1.39%) Google
6 4 (1.39%) Zend
7 3 (1.04%) Ab Initio
7 3 (1.04%) Actuate
7 3 (1.04%) Cognos
7 3 (1.04%) Tealium
7 3 (1.04%) Teradata
8 2 (0.69%) SaltStack
8 2 (0.69%) SAP
8 2 (0.69%) Twitter
8 2 (0.69%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.35%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.35%) Sitecore