Period
to 25 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Developer/Software Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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.

Software Engineer/Developer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank - 102 84
Contract jobs requiring a Developer/Software Engineer 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.075% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.078% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Cheshire median daily rate - £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.51% -11.90%
North West median daily rate £433 £375 £463
% change year-on-year +15.33% -18.92% +15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 884 1,282 1,176
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 96.25% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 833 821
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £222 £263 £263
90th Percentile £557 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 74 59
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +13.29% -6.23%
10th Percentile £13.44 £11.19 £11.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £37.08 £47.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.79 £19.50
% change year-on-year -6.87% -3.64% +14.71%

Developer/Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Developer/Software Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Cheshire

Developer/Software Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Developer/Software Engineer in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer/Software Engineer in Cheshire