Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 245 369 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.41% 25.48% 18.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.29% 27.15% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 300 273
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £288 £262 £286
90th Percentile £488 £498 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £28.50 £32.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.31% -2.99% -2.90%
10th Percentile £27.00 £31.25 £31.95
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £37.63
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £38.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +8.55% -6.17% +15.71%

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 1270 1359 1985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 93.85% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 983 1321
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £265
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.93 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.93% -11.34% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.14% -21.43% +28.13%

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 24 November 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
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 24 November 2017. 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 -1 53 £400 - 20
Knutsford +2 45 £400 +5.26% 18
Warrington -1 36 £390 +9.47% 19
Macclesfield +1 13 £425 +21.43% 14
Crewe -8 12 £450 +63.64% 9
Wilmslow -2 3 £288 -10.85% 3
Northwich -1 2 - - 4
Alderley Edge - 2 £438 - 2
Nantwich - 1 - - 4
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 102 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (37.14%) Java
3 70 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 67 (27.35%) Finance
5 66 (26.94%) SQL
5 66 (26.94%) Git (software)
6 64 (26.12%) HTML
7 61 (24.90%) TDD
8 55 (22.45%) .NET
9 54 (22.04%) Spring
10 52 (21.22%) Web Services
11 51 (20.82%) C#
11 51 (20.82%) CSS
12 49 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 41 (16.73%) RESTful
14 40 (16.33%) Test Automation
15 38 (15.51%) Banking
16 37 (15.10%) MVC
16 37 (15.10%) Unit Testing
17 34 (13.88%) jQuery
17 34 (13.88%) AngularJS
18 32 (13.06%) ASP.NET
19 31 (12.65%) Oracle
20 30 (12.24%) OO
20 30 (12.24%) REST
21 29 (11.84%) HTML5
21 29 (11.84%) SOAP
21 29 (11.84%) Scrum
22 28 (11.43%) CSS3
22 28 (11.43%) Spring Boot

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 13 (5.31%) CMS
2 12 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.08%) WordPress
4 6 (2.45%) IIS
5 5 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.04%) Umbraco
6 4 (1.63%) Drupal
7 3 (1.22%) ExpressionEngine
7 3 (1.22%) Mule
7 3 (1.22%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.82%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.82%) Confluence
8 2 (0.82%) PegaRULES
8 2 (0.82%) SAS
8 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.41%) Apache
9 1 (0.41%) CICS
9 1 (0.41%) Kinematics
9 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.22%) Cognos TM1
2 3 (1.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.82%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.41%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.08%) npm
2 8 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.04%) GitHub
4 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.41%) G Suite
6 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.41%) Office 365
6 1 (0.41%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.45%) HTTP
2 2 (0.82%) FTP
2 2 (0.82%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.82%) Internet
2 2 (0.82%) Intranet
2 2 (0.82%) SSH
2 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.41%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.41%) WebEx
3 1 (0.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.98%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (6.94%) RDBMS
5 15 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (5.71%) MongoDB
7 11 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (3.67%) MySQL
9 8 (3.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.86%) QlikView
10 7 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (2.04%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.63%) Big Data
13 4 (1.63%) Data Mart
13 4 (1.63%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (1.22%) DataStage
14 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 66 (26.94%) Git (software)
2 25 (10.20%) Gradle
2 25 (10.20%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.98%) JUnit
4 21 (8.57%) gulp
5 18 (7.35%) Maven
6 17 (6.94%) SonarQube
7 14 (5.71%) IntelliJ
8 12 (4.90%) Eclipse
8 12 (4.90%) JProfiler
9 11 (4.49%) JIRA
10 10 (4.08%) Grunt
11 9 (3.67%) TeamCity
12 8 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (3.27%) Visual Studio
12 8 (3.27%) webpack
13 6 (2.45%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (2.04%) SpecFlow
14 5 (2.04%) Subversion
15 4 (1.63%) Jasmine
General
1 67 (27.35%) Finance
2 38 (15.51%) Banking
3 4 (1.63%) Games
4 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Automotive
6 1 (0.41%) Back Office
6 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (26.12%) HTML
2 55 (22.45%) .NET
3 54 (22.04%) Spring
4 52 (21.22%) Web Services
5 51 (20.82%) CSS
6 41 (16.73%) RESTful
7 34 (13.88%) AngularJS
7 34 (13.88%) jQuery
8 32 (13.06%) ASP.NET
9 30 (12.24%) REST
10 29 (11.84%) HTML5
10 29 (11.84%) SOAP
11 28 (11.43%) CSS3
11 28 (11.43%) Spring Boot
12 26 (10.61%) JSON
13 25 (10.20%) React
14 24 (9.80%) Hibernate
15 21 (8.57%) J2EE
16 20 (8.16%) Ajax
17 19 (7.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.90%) User Experience
3 6 (2.45%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.63%) Robotics
5 3 (1.22%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.22%) iPad
5 3 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.22%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.22%) Replication
6 2 (0.82%) DataPower
6 2 (0.82%) Fintech
6 2 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.82%) RIA
6 2 (0.82%) STB
6 2 (0.82%) W3C
7 1 (0.41%) HTC Vive
7 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.49%) Linux
2 9 (3.67%) Windows
3 8 (3.27%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.45%) Android
5 5 (2.04%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.22%) Unix
7 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.82%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (24.90%) TDD
3 40 (16.33%) Test Automation
4 37 (15.10%) MVC
4 37 (15.10%) Unit Testing
5 30 (12.24%) OO
6 29 (11.84%) Scrum
7 22 (8.98%) BDD
7 22 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (8.98%) Data Modelling
8 20 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (7.35%) Waterfall
10 17 (6.94%) Front End Development
11 16 (6.53%) Data Protection
12 15 (6.12%) Microservices
13 13 (5.31%) DevOps
13 13 (5.31%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (5.31%) Software Engineering
14 12 (4.90%) CRM
14 12 (4.90%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 91 (37.14%) Java
2 70 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 66 (26.94%) SQL
4 51 (20.82%) C#
5 15 (6.12%) PHP
5 15 (6.12%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.27%) ES6
7 7 (2.86%) Python
8 6 (2.45%) TypeScript
9 5 (2.04%) C++
10 4 (1.63%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.22%) Apple Swift
11 3 (1.22%) C
11 3 (1.22%) Perl
12 2 (0.82%) Jython
12 2 (0.82%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.82%) R
12 2 (0.82%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (2.45%) SC Cleared
1 6 (2.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 2 (0.82%) Docker
3 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) HDFS
3 1 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (1.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.82%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) Grafana
3 1 (0.41%) Graphite
3 1 (0.41%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.41%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
3 1 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (12.65%) Oracle
2 26 (10.61%) Perforce
3 24 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.67%) IBM
5 5 (2.04%) DevExpress
5 5 (2.04%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.22%) Apple
6 3 (1.22%) Blue Prism
6 3 (1.22%) Cognos
6 3 (1.22%) Google
6 3 (1.22%) MuleSoft
6 3 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.22%) SAP
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe
7 2 (0.82%) CA
7 2 (0.82%) HP
7 2 (0.82%) Tableau
8 1 (0.41%) Pega
8 1 (0.41%) Twitter
8 1 (0.41%) Zend