The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £381 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 22 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.

Senior Developer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 46 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 6 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.94% 3.80% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 4.04% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 33 4
Median daily rate £381 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.56% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £498 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +26.92% -18.75%  

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 601 867 952
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.50% 94.24% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 626 574
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 48
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 £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Cheshire

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Developer in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Cheshire

Senior 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 Senior Developer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Chester 0 3 £394 -17.10%
Warrington +19 1 - - 3
Knutsford +2 1 £400 -11.11%
Wilmslow - 1 £338 -
Senior Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) Finance
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) REST
4 7 (41.18%) HTML
4 7 (41.18%) Spring
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (35.29%) J2EE
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) SOAP
5 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
6 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
6 5 (29.41%) JUnit
6 5 (29.41%) EJB
6 5 (29.41%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
6 5 (29.41%) JSF
7 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (23.53%) Banking
7 4 (23.53%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) JIRA
7 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (23.53%) EJB 3.0
7 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (23.53%) MyEclipse
7 4 (23.53%) MySQL
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Scrum

Senior 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 2 (11.76%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) GlassFish
2 1 (5.88%) NServiceBus
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (23.53%) MySQL
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (17.65%) JasperReports
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 1 (5.88%) DB2
5 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.88%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 5 (29.41%) JUnit
3 4 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (23.53%) Bitbucket
3 4 (23.53%) Eclipse
3 4 (23.53%) Hudson
3 4 (23.53%) IntelliJ
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) Mockito
3 4 (23.53%) MyEclipse
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.88%) gulp
4 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
4 1 (5.88%) Moq
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) webpack
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
3 1 (5.88%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) REST
2 7 (41.18%) HTML
2 7 (41.18%) Spring
3 6 (35.29%) J2EE
3 6 (35.29%) SOAP
4 5 (29.41%) EJB
4 5 (29.41%) JSF
4 5 (29.41%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) EJB 3.0
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 3 (17.65%) CSS
6 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
6 3 (17.65%) Java EE
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) XML
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
7 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (11.76%) JSP
7 2 (11.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) Derivative
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) DataPower
3 1 (5.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.88%) IVR
3 1 (5.88%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (47.06%) TDD
2 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
5 2 (11.76%) AOP
5 2 (11.76%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (11.76%) OO
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 1 (5.88%) Front End Development
6 1 (5.88%) High Availability
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (5.88%) SDLC
6 1 (5.88%) Secure Coding
6 1 (5.88%) SOLID
6 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) PHP
5 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (5.88%) C
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (5.88%) EMIR
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Kony
3 1 (5.88%) Sybase
3 1 (5.88%) Yahoo!