The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 17 7 15
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 5 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.26% 12.34% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.32% 13.19% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 5
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
Developer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94 144 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 98.95% 93.51% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 106 132
Average daily rate £388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Developer across the Halifax region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title.

1 21 (67.74%) C#
1 21 (67.74%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) Web Services
3 16 (51.61%) Finance
4 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
4 15 (48.39%) WCF
5 11 (35.48%) TDD
6 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
7 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
7 9 (29.03%) MVC
8 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (19.35%) HTML
9 6 (19.35%) SAS
9 6 (19.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 5 (16.13%) Credit Risk
10 5 (16.13%) ETL
10 5 (16.13%) XML
10 5 (16.13%) Unix
10 5 (16.13%) Oracle
10 5 (16.13%) CSS
10 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
11 4 (12.90%) Banking
11 4 (12.90%) Migration
11 4 (12.90%) OLAP
11 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
11 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
11 4 (12.90%) Data Architecture
11 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
12 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region that cited Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (19.35%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Bluetooth
1 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 4 (12.90%) OLAP
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.68%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.23%) Base SAS
6 1 (3.23%) Data Mart
6 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.23%) SAS EBI
6 1 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (67.74%) .NET
2 17 (54.84%) Web Services
3 15 (48.39%) WCF
4 9 (29.03%) .NET Framework
5 6 (19.35%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) CSS
6 5 (16.13%) XML
7 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
8 3 (9.68%) jQuery
9 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (6.45%) CGI
9 2 (6.45%) HTML5
9 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (3.23%) CSS3
10 1 (3.23%) RESTful
10 1 (3.23%) SOAP
10 1 (3.23%) WinForms
10 1 (3.23%) XSD
10 1 (3.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Credit Risk
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Unix
2 3 (9.68%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) AIX
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) TDD
2 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
3 9 (29.03%) MVC
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (16.13%) ETL
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Data Architecture
6 4 (12.90%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Coaching
8 2 (6.45%) Front End Development
8 2 (6.45%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (6.45%) Web Development
9 1 (3.23%) Android Development
9 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.23%) ITSM
9 1 (3.23%) Multithreading
9 1 (3.23%) Release Management
9 1 (3.23%) Scrum
9 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) VB
4 2 (6.45%) COBOL
4 2 (6.45%) Perl
4 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.45%) VB6
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) FINREP
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Dell
3 1 (3.23%) HP
3 1 (3.23%) VMware