The median contractor rate for a Senior 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
Senior Developer
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 20 24 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Developer 1 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.97% 4.64% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 4.86% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.43% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £43.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.48% +14.66%  

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%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Developer in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Developer in Chester

Senior Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) AOP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) MDX
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) JiBX
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) POJO
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) DHTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL

Senior 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) DHTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) JAXB
1 1 (50.00%) JAX-WS
1 1 (50.00%) JDBC
1 1 (50.00%) JiBX
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) MDX
1 1 (50.00%) POJO
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) WSDL
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) AOP
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft