The median contractor rate for a Senior Developer was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 23 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.

Senior Developer
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 20 34
Rank change year-on-year -3 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 3 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.10% 10.19% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 10.58% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 22 2
Median daily rate £394 £469 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £325 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £489 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £427 £402
% change year-on-year -3.36% +6.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year +26.92% -22.61%  

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 139 208 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.20% 96.30% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 186 118
Median daily rate £410 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 20
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.83%  
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 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Senior Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Developer in Chester

Senior Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Developer in Chester

Senior Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Developer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) AOP
3 1 (25.00%) Derivative
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) IVR
3 1 (25.00%) Front Office
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) XSLT
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) JAXB
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (25.00%) VXML
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) J2EE
3 1 (25.00%) CSS

Senior 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) gulp
1 1 (25.00%) webpack
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) JAXB
2 1 (25.00%) JAX-WS
2 1 (25.00%) JDBC
2 1 (25.00%) JiBX
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) POJO
2 1 (25.00%) React
2 1 (25.00%) RESTful
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) VXML
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) WSDL
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Derivative
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
1 1 (25.00%) OTC Derivatives
1 1 (25.00%) VUI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) AOP
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Secure Coding
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (25.00%) EMIR
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Avaya