The median contractor rate for a Developer was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 138 242 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.60% 24.08% 25.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.90% 25.97% 26.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 164 138
Median daily rate £420 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 513 932 806
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.18% 92.74% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 605 475
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.92 £27.37 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 24 £400 +14.28% 16
Chester -2 21 £450 +28.57% 27
Macclesfield +5 11 £445 +6.26% 5
Crewe -2 8 £400 +39.13% 8
Knutsford +1 7 £475 +22.58% 9
Wilmslow 0 3 £313 +4.16% 5
Alderley Edge - 2 £363 -
Northwich - 2 £385 - 5
Runcorn - 2 £375 - 7
Sandbach - 1 £370 - 2
Daresbury - 1 £350 -
Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 103 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (37.69%) Java
3 95 (35.45%) JavaScript
4 64 (23.88%) HTML
5 59 (22.01%) Finance
6 51 (19.03%) Spring
6 51 (19.03%) CSS
7 50 (18.66%) SQL
7 50 (18.66%) Web Services
8 45 (16.79%) .NET
8 45 (16.79%) C#
9 43 (16.04%) SQL Server
9 43 (16.04%) AngularJS
10 41 (15.30%) RESTful
11 37 (13.81%) Scrum
12 36 (13.43%) ETL
12 36 (13.43%) Git (software)
13 35 (13.06%) jQuery
14 34 (12.69%) Microsoft
14 34 (12.69%) Oracle
15 32 (11.94%) REST
16 31 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (11.57%) MySQL
16 31 (11.57%) TDD
17 30 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
18 28 (10.45%) SOAP
19 27 (10.07%) E-Commerce
20 26 (9.70%) MVC
21 24 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
22 23 (8.58%) J2EE

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 7 (2.61%) SharePoint
1 7 (2.61%) Tomcat
2 6 (2.24%) Apache
2 6 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (2.24%) CMS
3 5 (1.87%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.49%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.75%) JBoss
5 2 (0.75%) SAS
5 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.75%) WordPress
6 1 (0.37%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.37%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.37%) OpenROAD
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.37%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.37%) MS Office
2 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.24%) Magento
3 4 (1.49%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.49%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.75%) PaaS
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.49%) AMQP
2 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.37%) ATM
3 1 (0.37%) HTTP
3 1 (0.37%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.57%) MySQL
3 24 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (8.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (7.09%) Oracle Database
5 19 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (5.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 13 (4.85%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (3.36%) Amazon Redshift
9 9 (3.36%) MongoDB
9 9 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 9 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (2.99%) NoSQL
10 8 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (2.61%) Essbase
11 7 (2.61%) Relational Database
12 6 (2.24%) Data Mart
12 6 (2.24%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 36 (13.43%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.09%) JIRA
3 15 (5.60%) Visual Studio
4 11 (4.10%) IntelliJ
5 10 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (3.73%) Bitbucket
5 10 (3.73%) gulp
5 10 (3.73%) Hudson
5 10 (3.73%) Jenkins
5 10 (3.73%) Talend Open Studio
6 9 (3.36%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.36%) Grunt
7 7 (2.61%) Gradle
7 7 (2.61%) JUnit
7 7 (2.61%) Subversion
8 6 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (1.87%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.87%) Mockito
10 4 (1.49%) Selenium
10 4 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 59 (22.01%) Finance
2 21 (7.84%) Banking
3 9 (3.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (2.24%) Advertising
5 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.87%) Local Government
6 4 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.37%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Front Office
8 1 (0.37%) Marketing
8 1 (0.37%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (23.88%) HTML
2 51 (19.03%) CSS
2 51 (19.03%) Spring
3 50 (18.66%) Web Services
4 45 (16.79%) .NET
5 43 (16.04%) AngularJS
6 41 (15.30%) RESTful
7 35 (13.06%) jQuery
8 32 (11.94%) REST
9 28 (10.45%) SOAP
10 23 (8.58%) J2EE
11 22 (8.21%) HTML5
12 21 (7.84%) XML
13 20 (7.46%) ASP.NET
14 18 (6.72%) .NET Framework
14 18 (6.72%) EJB
15 16 (5.97%) CSS3
16 15 (5.60%) JSON
17 13 (4.85%) Hibernate
18 12 (4.48%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.73%) Client/Server
2 10 (3.73%) Mobile App
3 4 (1.49%) NHS
4 3 (1.12%) Derivative
4 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (0.75%) iPad
5 2 (0.75%) OTC Derivatives
5 2 (0.75%) User Experience
6 1 (0.37%) Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.37%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.37%) DataPower
6 1 (0.37%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.37%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (4.48%) Linux
2 10 (3.73%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.61%) Android
3 7 (2.61%) Windows
4 3 (1.12%) Unix
5 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.37%) AIX
6 1 (0.37%) HPUX
6 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.37%) Solaris
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.81%) Scrum
3 36 (13.43%) ETL
4 31 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (11.57%) TDD
5 30 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (10.07%) E-Commerce
7 26 (9.70%) MVC
8 21 (7.84%) Front End Development
9 20 (7.46%) CRM
10 19 (7.09%) OO
11 18 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (5.22%) Analytics
13 13 (4.85%) Unit Testing
14 12 (4.48%) Performance Monitoring
14 12 (4.48%) Web Development
15 10 (3.73%) iOS Development
16 9 (3.36%) BDD
16 9 (3.36%) Data Protection
16 9 (3.36%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 101 (37.69%) Java
2 95 (35.45%) JavaScript
3 50 (18.66%) SQL
4 45 (16.79%) C#
5 19 (7.09%) PHP
6 12 (4.48%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.10%) Python
8 10 (3.73%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.99%) TypeScript
10 7 (2.61%) Apple Swift
11 6 (2.24%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.87%) C++
12 5 (1.87%) Scala
13 4 (1.49%) Go
13 4 (1.49%) Perl
13 4 (1.49%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.49%) VBA
14 2 (0.75%) Groovy
14 2 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (0.75%) SC Cleared
1 2 (0.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.37%) Degree
2 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.12%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.37%) EMIR
System Software
1 4 (1.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.75%) Control-M
3 1 (0.37%) Grafana
3 1 (0.37%) Graphite
3 1 (0.37%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.37%) Netcool
3 1 (0.37%) SCOM
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (12.69%) Microsoft
1 34 (12.69%) Oracle
2 10 (3.73%) Talend
3 8 (2.99%) Zend
4 7 (2.61%) Hyperion
5 6 (2.24%) Tableau
6 4 (1.49%) Ab Initio
6 4 (1.49%) SAP
7 3 (1.12%) IBM
7 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.75%) ATG
8 2 (0.75%) hybris
8 2 (0.75%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.75%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.75%) Teradata
9 1 (0.37%) Adobe
9 1 (0.37%) Apple
9 1 (0.37%) Embarcadero
9 1 (0.37%) Perforce
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Anonymous Recruiter
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 14 days ago