Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 89 114
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 -8
Contract jobs citing SOLID 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.44% 0.16% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.19% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +11.79% -
10th Percentile £328 £363 £325
90th Percentile £423 £415 £375
North West median daily rate £393 £348 £375
% change year-on-year +12.95% -7.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £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 1,176 1,046 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 85.78% 84.22% 85.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 733 1,101
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 48 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +69.01% +1.43%
10th Percentile £11.06 £12.13 £13.00
90th Percentile £61.38 £51.50 £44.35
North West median hourly rate £24.13 £36.74 £27.00
% change year-on-year -34.33% +36.06% -0.61%

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 21 July 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 £363 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £363 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £425 -
SOLID
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) .NET
3 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) VB
4 3 (50.00%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Middleware
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
4 3 (50.00%) RESTful
4 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (50.00%) Secure Coding
5 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
5 2 (33.33%) Xamarin
5 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (33.33%) OOD
5 2 (33.33%) Subversion
5 2 (33.33%) Network Planning
5 2 (33.33%) VBA
5 2 (33.33%) OOP
6 1 (16.67%) OO
6 1 (16.67%) XML

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 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
3 1 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (33.33%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (16.67%) Designer
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (50.00%) Middleware
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) Node.js
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
4 1 (16.67%) Spring Security
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) Secure Coding
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Development
4 2 (33.33%) Network Planning
4 2 (33.33%) OOD
4 2 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (33.33%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (16.67%) Information Security
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (33.33%) VBA
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Xamarin