The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Lead Developer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 71 74
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.16% 1.12% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 1.18% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Median daily rate £400 £476 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.01% +1.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year +64.17% -  

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 595 844 910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.75% 94.30% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 2254 2280
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £269 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 93 197
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £23.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Cheshire

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in Cheshire

Lead 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 Lead Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Knutsford - 1 £400 -
Lead Developer
North West

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Lead 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 Lead Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) JBoss
1 1 (100.00%) X.509
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development

Lead 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 1 (100.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) X.509
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle