The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 359 310 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.17% 27.65% 34.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.81% 29.50% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 206 227
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1291 1051 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.10% 93.76% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 563 500
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 69
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Developer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Developer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Developer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +1 9 £363 -1.69% 2
Altrincham +1 4 £380 +33.33% 20
Bolton 0 3 £300 -20.00% 18
Bury - 3 £500 - 4
Sale 0 1 - - 1
Wigan -2 1 £275 +1.38% 11
Stockport -5 1 £300 - 20
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 5
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 4
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 281 (38.23%) JavaScript
2 257 (34.97%) HTML
3 244 (33.20%) CSS
4 206 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
5 203 (27.62%) .NET
6 196 (26.67%) SQL
7 186 (25.31%) C#
8 177 (24.08%) SQL Server
9 165 (22.45%) jQuery
10 142 (19.32%) Java
11 132 (17.96%) XML
12 126 (17.14%) MVC
13 119 (16.19%) TDD
14 113 (15.37%) ASP.NET
15 99 (13.47%) OO
16 95 (12.93%) Web Services
17 92 (12.52%) PHP
18 82 (11.16%) Oracle
19 78 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
19 78 (10.61%) Scrum
20 76 (10.34%) Microsoft
20 76 (10.34%) Linux
20 76 (10.34%) Git (software)
21 74 (10.07%) XSLT
22 68 (9.25%) T-SQL
22 68 (9.25%) HTML5
23 65 (8.84%) Finance
24 64 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
25 59 (8.03%) CSS3
26 57 (7.76%) Spring

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 38 (5.17%) CMS
2 25 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.40%) Tomcat
2 25 (3.40%) WebSphere
3 19 (2.59%) Node.js
4 17 (2.31%) Drupal
5 16 (2.18%) SAS
6 14 (1.90%) Apache
7 11 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.36%) Umbraco
9 8 (1.09%) Orchard CMS
9 8 (1.09%) WordPress
10 7 (0.95%) Confluence
11 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.68%) IIS
12 5 (0.68%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.68%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.41%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 29 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.22%) Mingle
3 7 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.68%) MS Office
6 4 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (1.90%) Magento
2 7 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.95%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 6 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.41%) Maximo
6 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.27%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) PaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) IaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 36 (4.90%) HTTP
2 7 (0.95%) AMQP
3 6 (0.82%) Internet
4 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.41%) Intranet
5 3 (0.41%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.41%) GSM
6 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.14%) Extranet
6 1 (0.14%) DNS
6 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (24.08%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (7.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (6.12%) Oracle Database
5 39 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
6 38 (5.17%) MySQL
7 27 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (2.86%) QlikView
9 19 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (2.18%) Hazelcast
10 16 (2.18%) RavenDB
11 14 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (1.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 12 (1.63%) Relational Database
13 12 (1.63%) OLAP
14 10 (1.36%) Big Data
14 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.36%) Base SAS
15 9 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 76 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 53 (7.21%) Subversion
3 50 (6.80%) Visual Studio
4 32 (4.35%) Maven
5 20 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.45%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (1.50%) JIRA
9 9 (1.22%) NUnit
9 9 (1.22%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.22%) Gradle
9 9 (1.22%) Hudson
10 8 (1.09%) Axure RP
10 8 (1.09%) Jasmine
10 8 (1.09%) JUnit
11 7 (0.95%) Grunt
12 6 (0.82%) Bower
12 6 (0.82%) CasperJS
12 6 (0.82%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.82%) Mercurial
General
1 65 (8.84%) Finance
2 38 (5.17%) Retail
3 12 (1.63%) Banking
4 10 (1.36%) Marketing
5 7 (0.95%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.68%) Advertising
6 5 (0.68%) Publishing
6 5 (0.68%) Games
7 4 (0.54%) German Language
7 4 (0.54%) Back Office
7 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.14%) Law
9 1 (0.14%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (34.97%) HTML
2 244 (33.20%) CSS
3 203 (27.62%) .NET
4 165 (22.45%) jQuery
5 132 (17.96%) XML
6 113 (15.37%) ASP.NET
7 95 (12.93%) Web Services
8 74 (10.07%) XSLT
9 68 (9.25%) HTML5
10 64 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 59 (8.03%) CSS3
12 57 (7.76%) Spring
13 56 (7.62%) Ajax
14 40 (5.44%) .NET Framework
15 38 (5.17%) JSON
16 36 (4.90%) Django
17 34 (4.63%) XHTML
17 34 (4.63%) J2EE
18 33 (4.49%) JMS
19 32 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.44%) Mobile App
2 38 (5.17%) Open Source
3 36 (4.90%) NHS
4 30 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.67%) User Experience
5 27 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.45%) Derivative
7 10 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.22%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.22%) Digital Media
9 7 (0.95%) Web 2.0
9 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.82%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.68%) W3C
11 5 (0.68%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.68%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.68%) Animation
11 5 (0.68%) Linked Data
12 4 (0.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 76 (10.34%) Linux
2 47 (6.39%) Android
3 44 (5.99%) Apple iOS
4 43 (5.85%) Windows
5 31 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (3.81%) UNIX
7 11 (1.50%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.22%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.41%) zOS
9 3 (0.41%) MVS
9 3 (0.41%) VMS
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (28.03%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (17.14%) MVC
3 119 (16.19%) TDD
4 99 (13.47%) OO
5 78 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
5 78 (10.61%) Scrum
6 51 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
7 48 (6.53%) E-Commerce
8 44 (5.99%) Software Engineering
9 41 (5.58%) Web Development
10 39 (5.31%) OOP
11 36 (4.90%) iOS Development
12 32 (4.35%) Unit Testing
13 30 (4.08%) BDD
13 30 (4.08%) Web Design
13 30 (4.08%) ETL
14 25 (3.40%) Data Modelling
14 25 (3.40%) SOA
15 24 (3.27%) Responsive Web Design
16 23 (3.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 281 (38.23%) JavaScript
2 196 (26.67%) SQL
3 186 (25.31%) C#
4 142 (19.32%) Java
5 92 (12.52%) PHP
6 68 (9.25%) T-SQL
7 51 (6.94%) Python
8 39 (5.31%) XPath
9 26 (3.54%) Ruby
10 21 (2.86%) VBA
11 20 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 20 (2.72%) C++
12 18 (2.45%) Objective-C
13 12 (1.63%) VB
14 11 (1.50%) Scala
14 11 (1.50%) VB6
15 10 (1.36%) Clojure
16 9 (1.22%) C
17 8 (1.09%) XQuery
18 7 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (3.54%) Degree
2 24 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.27%) MCITP
6 2 (0.27%) MCTS
7 1 (0.14%) MCSE
7 1 (0.14%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.68%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Firmware
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.14%) Varnish
1 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (0.54%) Puppet
1 4 (0.54%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.27%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 82 (11.16%) Oracle
2 76 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 51 (6.94%) Red Hat
4 13 (1.77%) IBM
4 13 (1.77%) Xamarin
5 11 (1.50%) Cognos
6 9 (1.22%) Adobe
7 8 (1.09%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.09%) Informatica
8 7 (0.95%) Google
9 6 (0.82%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.68%) SAP
10 5 (0.68%) Northgate
10 5 (0.68%) Zend
10 5 (0.68%) Kony
11 4 (0.54%) Tableau
11 4 (0.54%) Jaspersoft
11 4 (0.54%) Appcelerator
11 4 (0.54%) TIBCO
Bury
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago