The median contractor rate for a Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 5 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -4 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 18 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 17.48% 35.10% 27.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.15% 36.81% 28.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 43
Median daily rate £450 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £301 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £418 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +17.36%  

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 94 144 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 91.26% 95.36% 97.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 99 117
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 23
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Developer in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Developer in Chester

Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Chester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Developer in Chester

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 25 (46.30%) Java
1 25 (46.30%) JavaScript
1 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) Web Services
3 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
3 14 (25.93%) RESTful
4 11 (20.37%) HTML
4 11 (20.37%) Finance
4 11 (20.37%) Spring
4 11 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (18.52%) CSS
5 10 (18.52%) C#
5 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
6 9 (16.67%) SQL
6 9 (16.67%) XML
6 9 (16.67%) ETL
7 8 (14.81%) .NET
7 8 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (11.11%) OO
8 6 (11.11%) Scrum
8 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (11.11%) Banking
8 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (9.26%) TDD
9 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (9.26%) J2EE
9 5 (9.26%) MySQL
10 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce

Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) SAS
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) ATM
1 1 (1.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.26%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.26%) MySQL
4 4 (7.41%) Data Mining
4 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) Jasmine
2 3 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.70%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) JUnit
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) Web Services
2 14 (25.93%) RESTful
3 11 (20.37%) HTML
3 11 (20.37%) Spring
4 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
4 10 (18.52%) CSS
5 9 (16.67%) XML
6 8 (14.81%) .NET
7 5 (9.26%) J2EE
8 4 (7.41%) JSON
8 4 (7.41%) MDX
8 4 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
9 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.56%) JAX-WS
9 3 (5.56%) jQuery
9 3 (5.56%) Node.js
9 3 (5.56%) POJO
9 3 (5.56%) Sass
9 3 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.85%) Derivative
3 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.37%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (16.67%) ETL
5 8 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (11.11%) OO
6 6 (11.11%) Scrum
7 5 (9.26%) TDD
8 4 (7.41%) Analytics
8 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
8 4 (7.41%) Front End Development
8 4 (7.41%) Microservices
8 4 (7.41%) Migration
8 4 (7.41%) MVC
8 4 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (7.41%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.41%) Visualisation
9 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 25 (46.30%) Java
1 25 (46.30%) JavaScript
2 10 (18.52%) C#
3 9 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (7.41%) Python
5 3 (5.56%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) COBOL
6 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Groovy
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Tableau
3 2 (3.70%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago