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 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 19 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 8 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.59% 7.69% 14.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.25% 8.28% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 14
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£350 £463 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +30.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £355 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £483 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -5.71%
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
128 145 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 89.51% 92.95% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 108 76
Average daily rate £425 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.60 £22.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.57% +136.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 13 (38.24%) Mainframe
2 10 (29.41%) Banking
2 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 10 (29.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 9 (26.47%) Finance
3 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (26.47%) Linux
3 9 (26.47%) SAS
4 8 (23.53%) AIX
4 8 (23.53%) IBM
4 8 (23.53%) XML
4 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
4 8 (23.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (20.59%) Credit Risk
5 7 (20.59%) Workflow
5 7 (20.59%) ClearQuest
5 7 (20.59%) Oracle Workflow
5 7 (20.59%) Workflow Management
5 7 (20.59%) .NET
5 7 (20.59%) Oracle
5 7 (20.59%) CSS
5 7 (20.59%) HTML
5 7 (20.59%) SQL
5 7 (20.59%) DB2
5 7 (20.59%) ClearCase
6 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.65%) Retail
6 6 (17.65%) MVC

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (29.41%) WebSphere
2 9 (26.47%) SAS
3 7 (20.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 7 (20.59%) DB2
3 5 (14.71%) OLAP
3 5 (14.71%) SQLite
3 5 (14.71%) OLAP Cube
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 3 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.88%) Base SAS
6 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) ClearCase
1 7 (20.59%) ClearQuest
2 5 (14.71%) Xcode
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (29.41%) Banking
2 9 (26.47%) Finance
3 6 (17.65%) Retail
4 5 (14.71%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Games
6 1 (2.94%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 8 (23.53%) XML
3 7 (20.59%) HTML
3 7 (20.59%) .NET
3 7 (20.59%) CSS
4 6 (17.65%) JSON
4 6 (17.65%) HTML5
4 6 (17.65%) REST
5 5 (14.71%) PhoneGap
5 5 (14.71%) Apache Cordova
6 4 (11.76%) Web Services
6 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
6 4 (11.76%) RESTful
7 3 (8.82%) WCF
7 3 (8.82%) jQuery
7 3 (8.82%) SOAP
7 3 (8.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (5.88%) CSS3
8 2 (5.88%) Razor View Engine
9 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Mainframe
2 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
2 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (20.59%) Credit Risk
4 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
5 2 (5.88%) iSeries
5 2 (5.88%) Clustering
5 2 (5.88%) Online Games
6 1 (2.94%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.94%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) AIX
3 6 (17.65%) Android
3 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 5 (14.71%) UNIX
5 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 7 (20.59%) Workflow
3 7 (20.59%) Workflow Management
4 6 (17.65%) MVC
5 5 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.76%) Android Development
6 4 (11.76%) iOS Development
6 4 (11.76%) ETL
7 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 3 (8.82%) Migration
8 2 (5.88%) Data Architecture
8 2 (5.88%) Coaching
8 2 (5.88%) Data Management
8 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 5 (14.71%) C#
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) SAS Certification
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) IBM
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 6 (17.65%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
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