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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 398 299 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.95% 26.67% 30.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.90% 28.94% 33.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 187 252
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £28.13 £34.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.27% +51.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
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
1331 1033 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.47% 92.15% 90.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 526 618
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 69 82
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £9.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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 7 £345 -4.82% 3
Bolton 0 3 £300 - 17
Stockport -3 3 £275 -15.38% 27
Oldham -3 2 £338 +12.50% 4
Altrincham -1 1 - - 9
Wigan -3 1 £275 -12.00% 8
Bury - 1 - - 2
Cheadle - - - - 9
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 288 (37.40%) HTML
2 274 (35.58%) CSS
3 270 (35.06%) JavaScript
4 258 (33.51%) .NET
5 230 (29.87%) C#
6 211 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
7 199 (25.84%) SQL
8 193 (25.06%) SQL Server
9 185 (24.03%) jQuery
10 150 (19.48%) MVC
11 132 (17.14%) ASP.NET
12 123 (15.97%) Web Services
13 119 (15.45%) TDD
14 116 (15.06%) XML
14 116 (15.06%) Java
15 105 (13.64%) OO
16 101 (13.12%) HTML5
17 97 (12.60%) Microsoft
18 87 (11.30%) PHP
19 81 (10.52%) Oracle
20 80 (10.39%) Scrum
21 78 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
22 75 (9.74%) CSS3
23 74 (9.61%) SQL Server 2008
24 73 (9.48%) Linux
25 69 (8.96%) XSLT
26 67 (8.70%) T-SQL
26 67 (8.70%) Git (software)
27 66 (8.57%) Finance
28 61 (7.92%) Ajax

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 33 (4.29%) SharePoint
1 33 (4.29%) CMS
2 19 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 18 (2.34%) Node.js
4 17 (2.21%) Drupal
5 15 (1.95%) WebSphere
6 14 (1.82%) Umbraco
7 13 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.43%) Apache
8 11 (1.43%) WordPress
9 9 (1.17%) SAS
10 8 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.91%) IIS
12 6 (0.78%) Confluence
12 6 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
15 3 (0.39%) JBoss
15 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 10 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.52%) MS Office
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.39%) Mingle
7 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
8 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.82%) Magento
3 11 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
5 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.52%) Visualfiles
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.39%) Maximo
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.26%) Agresso
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.13%) SiteCatalyst
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.26%) Office 365
1 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.86%) HTTP
2 7 (0.91%) Internet
3 6 (0.78%) AMQP
4 4 (0.52%) Intranet
5 3 (0.39%) Firewall
5 3 (0.39%) NAS
6 1 (0.13%) DNS
6 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.13%) Extranet
6 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (25.06%) SQL Server
2 74 (9.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (5.19%) MySQL
6 39 (5.06%) Oracle Database
7 37 (4.81%) Data Warehouse
8 22 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (1.82%) Hazelcast
10 14 (1.82%) QlikView
11 13 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
12 12 (1.56%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.30%) OLAP
14 9 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (1.04%) Big Data
16 7 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.91%) RavenDB
16 7 (0.91%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 67 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 56 (7.27%) Visual Studio
3 54 (7.01%) Subversion
4 23 (2.99%) Maven
4 23 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 15 (1.95%) Eclipse
7 12 (1.56%) Dreamweaver
8 11 (1.43%) NUnit
9 10 (1.30%) Axure RP
10 9 (1.17%) JIRA
11 7 (0.91%) JUnit
11 7 (0.91%) Mercurial
11 7 (0.91%) Gradle
11 7 (0.91%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.78%) Hudson
12 6 (0.78%) Grunt
12 6 (0.78%) MSTest
12 6 (0.78%) Xcode
13 5 (0.65%) NetBeans
General
1 66 (8.57%) Finance
2 47 (6.10%) Retail
3 11 (1.43%) Marketing
4 10 (1.30%) Advertising
4 10 (1.30%) Banking
5 8 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 7 (0.91%) Games
7 6 (0.78%) Back Office
8 5 (0.65%) Legal
9 4 (0.52%) German Language
9 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.39%) Publishing
10 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.13%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (37.40%) HTML
2 274 (35.58%) CSS
3 258 (33.51%) .NET
4 185 (24.03%) jQuery
5 132 (17.14%) ASP.NET
6 123 (15.97%) Web Services
7 116 (15.06%) XML
8 101 (13.12%) HTML5
9 75 (9.74%) CSS3
10 69 (8.96%) XSLT
11 61 (7.92%) Ajax
12 60 (7.79%) ASP.NET MVC
13 57 (7.40%) WCF
14 55 (7.14%) .NET Framework
15 42 (5.45%) Spring
15 42 (5.45%) XHTML
16 40 (5.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 36 (4.68%) JSON
18 31 (4.03%) WPF
18 31 (4.03%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.94%) User Experience
2 37 (4.81%) Open Source
3 36 (4.68%) Mobile App
4 34 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (3.51%) NHS
6 26 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.95%) Derivative
9 12 (1.56%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.30%) Web 2.0
11 7 (0.91%) Animation
11 7 (0.91%) IPTV
11 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.78%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.78%) iPad
12 6 (0.78%) Data Extraction
12 6 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.65%) iPhone
14 4 (0.52%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 73 (9.48%) Linux
2 50 (6.49%) Windows
3 47 (6.10%) Android
4 45 (5.84%) Apple iOS
5 25 (3.25%) UNIX
6 20 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.56%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.17%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Debian
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (19.48%) MVC
3 119 (15.45%) TDD
4 105 (13.64%) OO
5 80 (10.39%) Scrum
6 78 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
7 49 (6.36%) E-Commerce
8 48 (6.23%) Web Development
9 43 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
10 36 (4.68%) iOS Development
11 34 (4.42%) OOP
12 33 (4.29%) Software Engineering
13 31 (4.03%) Unit Testing
14 30 (3.90%) Web Design
15 26 (3.38%) ETL
16 25 (3.25%) Migration
17 24 (3.12%) BDD
18 22 (2.86%) Mentoring
19 21 (2.73%) Responsive Web Design
19 21 (2.73%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 270 (35.06%) JavaScript
2 230 (29.87%) C#
3 199 (25.84%) SQL
4 116 (15.06%) Java
5 87 (11.30%) PHP
6 67 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 45 (5.84%) Python
8 40 (5.19%) XPath
9 28 (3.64%) Ruby
10 27 (3.51%) VBA
11 21 (2.73%) Objective-C
12 19 (2.47%) PL/SQL
12 19 (2.47%) VB
13 16 (2.08%) VB6
14 14 (1.82%) C++
15 8 (1.04%) Scala
15 8 (1.04%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.91%) X++
17 6 (0.78%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 25 (3.25%) Degree
2 22 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.65%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.26%) MCTS
6 2 (0.26%) MCITP
7 1 (0.13%) MCSE
7 1 (0.13%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.26%) QA
2 1 (0.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.13%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.13%) Firmware
1 1 (0.13%) Varnish
1 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 2 (0.26%) Capistrano
1 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (12.60%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.52%) Oracle
3 37 (4.81%) Red Hat
4 26 (3.38%) Adobe
5 13 (1.69%) Xamarin
6 11 (1.43%) IBM
6 11 (1.43%) Cognos
7 7 (0.91%) Atlassian
7 7 (0.91%) Google
8 6 (0.78%) Zend
8 6 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.65%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.65%) Northgate
9 5 (0.65%) Kony
10 4 (0.52%) Appcelerator
10 4 (0.52%) Twitter
10 4 (0.52%) SAP
10 4 (0.52%) Informatica
11 3 (0.39%) Telerik
11 3 (0.39%) Sitecore
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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LA International
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