The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 22 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.

Developer
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 51 91 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 37.78% 42.13% 29.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.93% 43.75% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 86 42
Median daily rate £450 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £495 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.78 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -37.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 131 208 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.04% 96.30% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 185 120
Median daily rate £400 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 19
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £19.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.84 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 52 (75.36%) Java
2 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (49.28%) RESTful
4 24 (34.78%) Spring
4 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
5 23 (33.33%) Web Services
6 19 (27.54%) Spring Boot
7 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (14.49%) XML
8 10 (14.49%) Finance
8 10 (14.49%) Banking
9 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
10 8 (11.59%) TDD
10 8 (11.59%) CSS
11 7 (10.14%) C#
11 7 (10.14%) SQL
11 7 (10.14%) J2EE
11 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.14%) MVC
11 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
12 6 (8.70%) POJO
12 6 (8.70%) JAX-WS
12 6 (8.70%) AOP
12 6 (8.70%) JSON
12 6 (8.70%) HTML
12 6 (8.70%) JDBC
12 6 (8.70%) XSLT
12 6 (8.70%) SOAP
12 6 (8.70%) WSDL
12 6 (8.70%) JAXB

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 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.45%) CMS
2 1 (1.45%) ExpressionEngine
2 1 (1.45%) SAS
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (1.45%) GitHub
1 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
1 1 (1.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.45%) Big Data
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.45%) MySQL
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.80%) gulp
2 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.35%) JIRA
2 3 (4.35%) Subversion
3 2 (2.90%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.90%) JUnit
3 2 (2.90%) Selenium
3 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.90%) Toad
3 2 (2.90%) webpack
4 1 (1.45%) Grunt
4 1 (1.45%) ProC
4 1 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.49%) Banking
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Automotive
3 1 (1.45%) Back Office
3 1 (1.45%) Front Office
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Local Government
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (49.28%) RESTful
2 24 (34.78%) Spring
3 23 (33.33%) Web Services
4 19 (27.54%) Spring Boot
5 10 (14.49%) XML
6 8 (11.59%) CSS
7 7 (10.14%) J2EE
8 6 (8.70%) HTML
8 6 (8.70%) JAXB
8 6 (8.70%) JAX-WS
8 6 (8.70%) JDBC
8 6 (8.70%) JSON
8 6 (8.70%) POJO
8 6 (8.70%) SOAP
8 6 (8.70%) WSDL
8 6 (8.70%) XSLT
9 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
9 5 (7.25%) HTML5
9 5 (7.25%) JiBX
9 5 (7.25%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.45%) Derivative
2 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (1.45%) IVR
2 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (1.45%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (1.45%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (62.32%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.29%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 8 (11.59%) TDD
5 7 (10.14%) MVC
5 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
6 6 (8.70%) AOP
7 5 (7.25%) ETL
7 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.25%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Front End Development
8 4 (5.80%) Kanban
8 4 (5.80%) OO
8 4 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.35%) BDD
9 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.35%) Microservices
10 2 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.90%) Secure Coding
10 2 (2.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 52 (75.36%) Java
2 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.14%) C#
3 7 (10.14%) SQL
4 5 (7.25%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.80%) Python
6 2 (2.90%) C++
6 2 (2.90%) PHP
6 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) C
7 1 (1.45%) COBOL
7 1 (1.45%) Perl
7 1 (1.45%) VBA
7 1 (1.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (1.45%) EMIR
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) IBM
4 1 (1.45%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.45%) Avaya
4 1 (1.45%) Google
4 1 (1.45%) Talend
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter
4 1 (1.45%) Vertica
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago