Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SOLID skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOLID over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

SOLID Principles
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 84 102
Rank change year-on-year +3 +18 +10
Contract jobs citing SOLID 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.53% 0.24% 0.063%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.28% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £322 £315 £325
90th Percentile £513 £374 £375
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50

SOLID is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,136 1,062 1,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 86.39% 83.56% 87.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 767 988
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £408 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% -0.61% -0.61%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 46 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +34.38% -8.13%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.88 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £22.47 £30.00 £21.02
% change year-on-year -25.12% +42.70% -29.24%

SOLID
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SOLID as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SOLID in Cheshire

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SOLID in Cheshire

SOLID
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SOLID in Cheshire over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SOLID in Cheshire

SOLID
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 SOLID within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Crewe - 3 £475 - 1
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 -
Chester - 1 £375 - 3
SOLID
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SOLID also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SOLID.

1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) OOP
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) OOD
3 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 2 (28.57%) Akka
4 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
4 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
4 2 (28.57%) Spring Integration
4 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
4 2 (28.57%) Kafka
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
4 2 (28.57%) Equities
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (28.57%) Subversion

SOLID
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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) npm
1 2 (28.57%) Yarn
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) Subversion
2 2 (28.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
3 1 (14.29%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Front Office
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Developer
2 2 (28.57%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Magento Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Magento Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Magento Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (28.57%) Akka
3 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 2 (28.57%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) Kafka
3 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 2 (28.57%) React
3 2 (28.57%) Redux
3 2 (28.57%) Spring
3 2 (28.57%) Spring Boot
3 2 (28.57%) Spring Integration
3 2 (28.57%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) Zuul
4 1 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
1 2 (28.57%) Equities
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OOP
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) OO
2 3 (42.86%) OOD
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Garbage Collection
3 2 (28.57%) Low Latency
3 2 (28.57%) Microservices
3 2 (28.57%) Network Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ES6
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Java 8
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) TypeScript
3 2 (28.57%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB