Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 355 285 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.81% 23.27% 24.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.84% 24.46% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 242 346
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £298 £313 £256
90th Percentile £475 £487 £500
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 11
Cheshire median hourly rate - £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.69% -1.52%
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +23.08% -23.53%

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 1,275 1,165 1,681
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 95.10% 93.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 810 1,171
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £260
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 59 53
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.79% -8.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.20 £10.20
90th Percentile £37.75 £47.00 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.05% +14.29% -6.67%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 94 £388 -13.89% 56
Crewe +1 65 £400 +3.23% 15
Knutsford +1 32 £357 -20.60% 11
Warrington -5 27 £350 -6.67% 48
Wilmslow +3 16 £375 +11.11% 9
Macclesfield -8 8 £388 -11.93% 3
Nantwich 0 6 £363 - 2
Alderley Edge -2 2 £225 -37.93% 2
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 - 1
Runcorn +4 1 £413 - 10
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 142 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (37.46%) JavaScript
3 121 (34.08%) Java
4 103 (29.01%) .NET
5 102 (28.73%) C#
6 93 (26.20%) SQL
7 84 (23.66%) HTML
8 71 (20.00%) CSS
9 67 (18.87%) Finance
10 62 (17.46%) Web Services
11 60 (16.90%) SQL Server
11 60 (16.90%) AngularJS
12 59 (16.62%) Git (software)
13 56 (15.77%) TDD
14 50 (14.08%) Spring
15 49 (13.80%) MVC
16 46 (12.96%) Python
17 43 (12.11%) ASP.NET
17 43 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
18 42 (11.83%) Node.js
19 41 (11.55%) .NET Framework
20 39 (10.99%) Scrum
21 37 (10.42%) OO
21 37 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
21 37 (10.42%) Microsoft
22 34 (9.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 34 (9.58%) Test Automation
23 33 (9.30%) PHP
24 31 (8.73%) jQuery
24 31 (8.73%) Unit Testing

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 (3.10%) Confluence
2 10 (2.82%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.25%) CMS
4 7 (1.97%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.41%) Apache
5 5 (1.41%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.13%) NServiceBus
6 4 (1.13%) SAS
6 4 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.85%) Drupal
7 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.85%) JBoss
7 3 (0.85%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.85%) Umbraco
7 3 (0.85%) WordPress
8 2 (0.56%) CICS
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.28%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.28%) InVision
Business Applications
1 12 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.56%) Magento
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.66%) GitHub
4 7 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.41%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.85%) npm
8 3 (0.85%) Office 365
9 2 (0.56%) Trello
10 1 (0.28%) Boomi
10 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.28%) PaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Serverless
10 1 (0.28%) Taleo
10 1 (0.28%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.41%) Internet
2 3 (0.85%) Intranet
3 2 (0.56%) AMQP
3 2 (0.56%) SMS
4 1 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (16.90%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (7.32%) Relational Database
4 21 (5.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (5.35%) MySQL
6 17 (4.79%) NoSQL
7 14 (3.94%) DB2
7 14 (3.94%) Redis
8 10 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (2.25%) Power BI
9 8 (2.25%) QlikView
10 7 (1.97%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.69%) Big Data
11 6 (1.69%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (1.41%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.41%) HBase
12 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 59 (16.62%) Git (software)
2 29 (8.17%) Jenkins
3 23 (6.48%) JIRA
4 22 (6.20%) Gradle
5 19 (5.35%) JUnit
6 18 (5.07%) Visual Studio
7 13 (3.66%) Maven
7 13 (3.66%) Subversion
7 13 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.82%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.82%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.25%) Selenium
10 7 (1.97%) IntelliJ
10 7 (1.97%) Mocha
10 7 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (1.69%) Eclipse
11 6 (1.69%) Hudson
11 6 (1.69%) Mockito
12 5 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (1.41%) Mercurial
General
1 67 (18.87%) Finance
2 21 (5.92%) Banking
3 10 (2.82%) Retail
4 6 (1.69%) Marketing
5 4 (1.13%) Interactive Media
5 4 (1.13%) Law
5 4 (1.13%) Legal
6 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (29.01%) .NET
2 84 (23.66%) HTML
3 71 (20.00%) CSS
4 62 (17.46%) Web Services
5 60 (16.90%) AngularJS
6 50 (14.08%) Spring
7 43 (12.11%) ASP.NET
8 42 (11.83%) Node.js
9 41 (11.55%) .NET Framework
10 31 (8.73%) jQuery
11 29 (8.17%) Entity Framework
11 29 (8.17%) RESTful
12 28 (7.89%) React
13 26 (7.32%) HTML5
14 25 (7.04%) SOAP
15 22 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 21 (5.92%) CSS3
16 21 (5.92%) REST
17 20 (5.63%) JSON
17 20 (5.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.79%) Mobile App
2 14 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.38%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (3.10%) User Experience
5 9 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.56%) Blog
7 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.56%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.56%) Fintech
7 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.56%) VSAM
8 1 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.28%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.48%) Android
2 21 (5.92%) Linux
3 12 (3.38%) Unix
4 6 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.13%) Windows
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (15.77%) TDD
3 49 (13.80%) MVC
4 39 (10.99%) Scrum
5 37 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
5 37 (10.42%) OO
6 34 (9.58%) Test Automation
7 31 (8.73%) Unit Testing
8 30 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (7.32%) Migration
11 25 (7.04%) DevOps
12 24 (6.76%) Microservices
13 22 (6.20%) Front End Development
13 22 (6.20%) SDLC
14 20 (5.63%) Project Management
15 19 (5.35%) Android Development
16 14 (3.94%) Secure Coding
16 14 (3.94%) Software Engineering
16 14 (3.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 133 (37.46%) JavaScript
2 121 (34.08%) Java
3 102 (28.73%) C#
4 93 (26.20%) SQL
5 46 (12.96%) Python
6 33 (9.30%) PHP
7 26 (7.32%) Java 8
7 26 (7.32%) T-SQL
8 14 (3.94%) Scala
9 13 (3.66%) C
9 13 (3.66%) C++
9 13 (3.66%) TypeScript
10 11 (3.10%) Ruby
11 6 (1.69%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.41%) Go
12 5 (1.41%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.13%) Groovy
13 4 (1.13%) VB
13 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (3.94%) Degree
2 11 (3.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.13%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.13%) HND
4 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.85%) GDPR
2 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (7.04%) Docker
2 3 (0.85%) QEMU
2 3 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 16 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (3.94%) Salt
3 11 (3.10%) Ansible
4 7 (1.97%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.69%) Terraform
6 5 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (1.41%) Puppet
7 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.28%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.28%) Plesk
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 37 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.32%) Oracle
3 14 (3.94%) Teradata
4 13 (3.66%) Tableau
5 9 (2.54%) SaltStack
6 8 (2.25%) IBM
7 5 (1.41%) Adobe
7 5 (1.41%) Google
7 5 (1.41%) Perforce
8 4 (1.13%) Twitter
8 4 (1.13%) Zend
9 3 (0.85%) Lotus
9 3 (0.85%) Tealium
9 3 (0.85%) VMware
9 3 (0.85%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.56%) Capita
10 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.56%) SAP
11 1 (0.28%) Cognos
11 1 (0.28%) Progress