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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 4 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 24 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 23.53% 13.38% 7.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.76% 14.29% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 6
Average daily rate £325 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.96%
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
101 147 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 99.02% 93.63% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 134 108
Average daily rate £350 £396 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 27 (61.36%) C#
1 27 (61.36%) .NET
2 25 (56.82%) Finance
3 22 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 21 (47.73%) Web Services
4 21 (47.73%) WCF
5 13 (29.55%) .NET Framework
5 13 (29.55%) SAS
6 12 (27.27%) MVC
7 11 (25.00%) TDD
7 11 (25.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 10 (22.73%) Credit Risk
8 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (22.73%) HTML
9 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
10 7 (15.91%) Migration
10 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
10 7 (15.91%) Windows
10 7 (15.91%) jQuery
11 6 (13.64%) CSS
11 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
11 6 (13.64%) SQL
11 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
12 5 (11.36%) OLAP
12 5 (11.36%) XML
12 5 (11.36%) Oracle
12 5 (11.36%) Unix
12 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (11.36%) ETL
12 5 (11.36%) WinForms

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 13 (29.55%) SAS
2 2 (4.55%) CMS
2 2 (4.55%) Kentico
2 2 (4.55%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Bluetooth
1 2 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (25.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 5 (11.36%) OLAP
4 4 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.55%) Base SAS
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.27%) Data Mart
6 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.27%) MS Access
6 1 (2.27%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 5 (11.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (56.82%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (61.36%) .NET
2 21 (47.73%) WCF
2 21 (47.73%) Web Services
3 13 (29.55%) .NET Framework
4 10 (22.73%) HTML
5 7 (15.91%) ASP.NET
5 7 (15.91%) jQuery
6 6 (13.64%) CSS
7 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (11.36%) WinForms
7 5 (11.36%) XML
8 3 (6.82%) SOAP
8 3 (6.82%) XSD
8 3 (6.82%) XSLT
9 2 (4.55%) HTML5
9 2 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (2.27%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Credit Risk
2 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Unix
3 3 (6.82%) AIX
4 2 (4.55%) Android
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) MVC
2 11 (25.00%) TDD
3 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
5 7 (15.91%) Migration
6 5 (11.36%) ETL
6 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.09%) Coaching
7 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis
7 4 (9.09%) Data Architecture
8 3 (6.82%) Release Management
8 3 (6.82%) Translating Business Requirements
9 2 (4.55%) Android Development
9 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.55%) ETL Development
9 2 (4.55%) Front End Development
9 2 (4.55%) Multithreading
10 1 (2.27%) Change Control
10 1 (2.27%) Data Management
10 1 (2.27%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) C#
2 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.82%) VB
3 3 (6.82%) XPath
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C++
4 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.55%) VB6
5 1 (2.27%) SAS Macro
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.27%) FINREP
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 2 (4.55%) EPiServer
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Dell
3 1 (2.27%) HP
3 1 (2.27%) VMware