Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 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.

Software Developer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 93 108
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £600 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.17% +54.84% +10.71%
10th Percentile £390 £560 £300
90th Percentile £475 £645 £459
North West median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 - £37.50
North West median hourly rate £40.63 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -

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 1273 1366 1990
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 93.88% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 989 1324
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £257 £235 £266
90th Percentile £617 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.17% +4.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.63 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Cheshire

Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Developer in Cheshire

Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Developer in Cheshire

Software 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 Software Developer within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Warrington +19 3 £400 -36.00% 5
Crewe - 2 £450 - 4
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SDET
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Games
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) Wireshark

Software 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 (20.00%) Kinematics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) tcpdump
1 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Avro
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Kafka
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) SDET
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Linear Algebra
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Grafana
1 1 (20.00%) Graphite
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) NVIDIA