The median contractor rate for a Software Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 24 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.

Software Developer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 76 79
Rank change year-on-year +27 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.27% 0.65% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.69% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.35% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56%  

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 596 867 947
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.45% 94.34% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 628 566
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 49
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 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 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
Warrington +26 6 £400 -33.33% 2
Chester - 1 £463 - 3
Wilmslow - 1 £338 -
Software Developer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 8 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Robotics
2 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) Games
2 4 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Kinematics
2 4 (33.33%) Linear Algebra
2 4 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 4 (33.33%) NVIDIA
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) MVC
3 3 (25.00%) jQuery
3 3 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Finance

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 4 (33.33%) Kinematics
2 1 (8.33%) NServiceBus
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) tcpdump
1 2 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
2 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
General
1 4 (33.33%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 3 (25.00%) CSS
2 3 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Avro
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (16.67%) CSS3
3 2 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) Kafka
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) JAX-WS
4 1 (8.33%) Node.js
4 1 (8.33%) POJO
4 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Robotics
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Linear Algebra
1 4 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 3 (25.00%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Data Security
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) AOP
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) SOLID
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Grafana
1 2 (16.67%) Graphite
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) NVIDIA
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft