Period
to 16 December 2017

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 December 2017 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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +95
Contract jobs citing SOLID 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.23% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Cheshire median daily rate £363 - -
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% +7.69%
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 1105 1162 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 83.33% 86.01% 84.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 832 1198
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 57
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.17 £20.14 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.72% +13.35% -3.95%
10th Percentile £9.68 £13.00 £12.74
90th Percentile £36.75 £42.48 £34.25
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year - -15.85% +65.06%

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
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 December 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 - 3 £363 -
SOLID
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOLID also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SOLID.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
1 3 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) DevExpress
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) RESTful
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Dapper ORM
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) OOD
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) DevExpress
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft