Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 17 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.

Developer
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 56 112 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 26.29% 36.96% 25.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.18% 39.02% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 104 51
Chester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £304 £300 £285
90th Percentile £481 £481 £438
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Chester median hourly rate - - £33.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% -2.99% -1.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 206 287 293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 94.72% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 248 183
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +18.08%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £290
90th Percentile £499 £525 £518
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +2.19% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 29
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -20.00% -36.36%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.40 £15.08 £35.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.52% -12.59% +5.20%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Chester

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Developer in Chester

Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Chester over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Developer in Chester

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Chester

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Chester region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (42.86%) Java
3 16 (28.57%) Finance
3 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 15 (26.79%) CSS
5 14 (25.00%) HTML
5 14 (25.00%) RESTful
6 13 (23.21%) C#
6 13 (23.21%) .NET
7 12 (21.43%) Spring Boot
8 11 (19.64%) SQL
8 11 (19.64%) MVC
9 10 (17.86%) Banking
9 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
9 10 (17.86%) Web Services
9 10 (17.86%) React
10 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
10 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
10 9 (16.07%) TDD
11 8 (14.29%) PHP
11 8 (14.29%) CSS3
11 8 (14.29%) gulp
11 8 (14.29%) Front End Development
12 7 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (12.50%) Oracle
12 7 (12.50%) SOA
13 6 (10.71%) jQuery
13 6 (10.71%) Spring
13 6 (10.71%) CMS
13 6 (10.71%) MySQL

Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 6 (10.71%) CMS
2 3 (5.36%) Umbraco
3 2 (3.57%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (3.57%) PegaRULES
3 2 (3.57%) WordPress
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) MySQL
3 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.36%) DataStage
4 3 (5.36%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.79%) Power BI
6 1 (1.79%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.29%) gulp
3 5 (8.93%) webpack
4 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.36%) FxCop
5 3 (5.36%) MSBuild
5 3 (5.36%) ReSharper
5 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.36%) T4 Templates
6 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
6 2 (3.57%) Toad
7 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.79%) Grunt
7 1 (1.79%) JIRA
7 1 (1.79%) JUnit
7 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 10 (17.86%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) CSS
2 14 (25.00%) HTML
2 14 (25.00%) RESTful
3 13 (23.21%) .NET
4 12 (21.43%) Spring Boot
5 10 (17.86%) React
5 10 (17.86%) Web Services
6 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
7 8 (14.29%) CSS3
8 7 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (10.71%) AngularJS
9 6 (10.71%) HTML5
9 6 (10.71%) jQuery
9 6 (10.71%) Spring
10 5 (8.93%) Laravel
10 5 (8.93%) WCF
11 4 (7.14%) LAMP
11 4 (7.14%) Sass
12 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
12 3 (5.36%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.36%) Credit Risk
2 3 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (5.36%) iPad
3 2 (3.57%) DataPower
3 2 (3.57%) W3C
4 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.79%) RIA
4 1 (1.79%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Linux
1 2 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (1.79%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) MVC
3 9 (16.07%) TDD
4 8 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 7 (12.50%) SOA
6 5 (8.93%) ETL
6 5 (8.93%) SDLC
6 5 (8.93%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.36%) BDD
7 3 (5.36%) CRM
7 3 (5.36%) Data Modelling
7 3 (5.36%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Logical Data Model
7 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.36%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.57%) Re-Platforming
8 2 (3.57%) Secure Coding
8 2 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) Java
2 16 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 13 (23.21%) C#
4 11 (19.64%) SQL
5 8 (14.29%) PHP
6 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.36%) Python
6 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.79%) Perl
8 1 (1.79%) PHP 7
8 1 (1.79%) VBA
8 1 (1.79%) XPath
System Software
1 3 (5.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.57%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (7.14%) IBM
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) Pega
5 1 (1.79%) Perforce
5 1 (1.79%) Twitter