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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 357 350 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.33% 26.76% 30.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.14% 28.78% 32.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 228 160
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£338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £21.26 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £114.60 £141.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
1543 1216 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.17% 92.97% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 640 414
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 80
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £27.40 £46.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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
Stockport 0 11 £330 -5.71% 20
Bolton 0 9 £300 -20.00% 9
Salford -1 9 £375 - 6
Altrincham +1 7 £380 +26.66% 9
Bury 0 3 £500 +33.33% 2
Rochdale 0 1 - - 1
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
Oldham - 1 - - 4
Sale - - - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 7
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 277 (37.64%) JavaScript
2 257 (34.92%) HTML
3 238 (32.34%) CSS
4 228 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
5 214 (29.08%) .NET
6 196 (26.63%) SQL
7 194 (26.36%) C#
8 177 (24.05%) SQL Server
9 147 (19.97%) jQuery
10 141 (19.16%) MVC
11 134 (18.21%) Java
12 120 (16.30%) TDD
13 117 (15.90%) ASP.NET
14 100 (13.59%) XML
15 88 (11.96%) Microsoft
16 87 (11.82%) Scrum
17 85 (11.55%) Web Services
18 78 (10.60%) OO
18 78 (10.60%) HTML5
19 77 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
19 77 (10.46%) Finance
20 75 (10.19%) PHP
21 70 (9.51%) Oracle
21 70 (9.51%) Git (software)
21 70 (9.51%) CSS3
22 64 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
23 62 (8.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 60 (8.15%) Visual Studio
25 59 (8.02%) T-SQL
26 57 (7.74%) Linux

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 34 (4.62%) CMS
2 28 (3.80%) Node.js
3 27 (3.67%) SAS
4 24 (3.26%) Apache
5 19 (2.58%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.04%) WordPress
8 13 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.77%) Umbraco
9 11 (1.49%) Drupal
10 10 (1.36%) Confluence
10 10 (1.36%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.09%) Orchard CMS
12 6 (0.82%) IIS
13 5 (0.68%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
13 5 (0.68%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 38 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.22%) MS Office
2 9 (1.22%) Mingle
3 8 (1.09%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.77%) Magento
4 9 (1.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 8 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.14%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) PaaS
3 1 (0.14%) IaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) Responsys
3 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.94%) HTTP
2 9 (1.22%) Internet
3 8 (1.09%) AMQP
4 4 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.41%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.41%) GSM
5 3 (0.41%) Intranet
6 2 (0.27%) iBeacon
7 1 (0.14%) ATM
7 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 62 (8.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (5.03%) MySQL
6 32 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 31 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (2.99%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 21 (2.85%) Base SAS
10 20 (2.72%) RavenDB
11 17 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (2.17%) NoSQL
13 15 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (2.04%) QlikView
14 14 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (1.77%) MongoDB
15 13 (1.77%) Relational Database
16 12 (1.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 70 (9.51%) Git (software)
2 60 (8.15%) Visual Studio
3 34 (4.62%) Subversion
4 22 (2.99%) Maven
5 19 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (2.31%) Eclipse
7 15 (2.04%) JIRA
7 15 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (1.77%) JUnit
8 13 (1.77%) Gradle
8 13 (1.77%) Jenkins
9 12 (1.63%) Hudson
9 12 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (1.22%) NUnit
10 9 (1.22%) Mercurial
10 9 (1.22%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.09%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.09%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.09%) Ant
12 7 (0.95%) Xcode
General
1 77 (10.46%) Finance
2 30 (4.08%) Retail
3 14 (1.90%) Banking
4 12 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.22%) Marketing
6 6 (0.82%) Back Office
7 4 (0.54%) Games
8 3 (0.41%) Electronics
8 3 (0.41%) Advertising
8 3 (0.41%) Publishing
9 2 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.14%) Law
10 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (34.92%) HTML
2 238 (32.34%) CSS
3 214 (29.08%) .NET
4 147 (19.97%) jQuery
5 117 (15.90%) ASP.NET
6 100 (13.59%) XML
7 85 (11.55%) Web Services
8 78 (10.60%) HTML5
9 70 (9.51%) CSS3
10 64 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 56 (7.61%) JSON
12 51 (6.93%) Ajax
12 51 (6.93%) .NET Framework
13 44 (5.98%) Spring
14 43 (5.84%) AngularJS
15 42 (5.71%) Entity Framework
16 41 (5.57%) RESTful
17 40 (5.43%) XSLT
18 37 (5.03%) WCF
19 36 (4.89%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.89%) Mobile App
2 33 (4.48%) NHS
3 32 (4.35%) User Experience
4 31 (4.21%) Open Source
5 29 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.53%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.22%) Data Extraction
8 9 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
8 9 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.09%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.09%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.95%) Web 2.0
10 7 (0.95%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.82%) N-Tier
12 5 (0.68%) Linked Data
13 4 (0.54%) Video on Demand
13 4 (0.54%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 57 (7.74%) Linux
2 41 (5.57%) Apple iOS
3 37 (5.03%) Windows
4 35 (4.76%) UNIX
5 34 (4.62%) Android
6 20 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.22%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.22%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.54%) zOS
9 3 (0.41%) VMS
9 3 (0.41%) MVS
10 1 (0.14%) HPUX
10 1 (0.14%) Solaris
10 1 (0.14%) Debian
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (30.98%) Agile Software Development
2 141 (19.16%) MVC
3 120 (16.30%) TDD
4 87 (11.82%) Scrum
5 78 (10.60%) OO
6 77 (10.46%) Business Intelligence
7 57 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (7.07%) Software Engineering
9 51 (6.93%) Unit Testing
10 50 (6.79%) OOP
11 40 (5.43%) BDD
11 40 (5.43%) Web Development
12 38 (5.16%) ETL
13 37 (5.03%) iOS Development
14 36 (4.89%) Web Design
15 33 (4.48%) E-Commerce
16 31 (4.21%) Migration
17 29 (3.94%) Mentoring
18 28 (3.80%) Responsive Web Design
18 28 (3.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 277 (37.64%) JavaScript
2 196 (26.63%) SQL
3 194 (26.36%) C#
4 134 (18.21%) Java
5 75 (10.19%) PHP
6 59 (8.02%) T-SQL
7 51 (6.93%) Python
8 28 (3.80%) Ruby
9 23 (3.13%) XPath
9 23 (3.13%) C++
10 20 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.17%) Objective-C
12 14 (1.90%) Scala
13 12 (1.63%) VBA
14 10 (1.36%) Clojure
14 10 (1.36%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.22%) C
16 8 (1.09%) XQuery
17 7 (0.95%) REXX
18 6 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (4.76%) Degree
2 24 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.49%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.14%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.31%) QA
2 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Firmware
1 1 (0.14%) Varnish
1 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 7 (0.95%) Puppet
1 7 (0.95%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.27%) Capistrano
2 2 (0.27%) SCOM
2 2 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 88 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 70 (9.51%) Oracle
3 23 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 17 (2.31%) IBM
5 15 (2.04%) Cognos
6 10 (1.36%) Xamarin
6 10 (1.36%) Twitter
7 9 (1.22%) Adobe
7 9 (1.22%) Atlassian
8 7 (0.95%) Google
8 7 (0.95%) Kony
9 6 (0.82%) Informatica
9 6 (0.82%) SAP
10 5 (0.68%) Business Objects
10 5 (0.68%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.68%) Tableau
11 4 (0.54%) Jaspersoft
11 4 (0.54%) hybris
11 4 (0.54%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.54%) Zend
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