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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 295 336 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.24% 27.29% 28.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.61% 28.64% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 218 188
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% +47.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.56% -2.14%
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
1504 1173 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.01% 95.29% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 657 538
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 84
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £34.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Stockport 0 11 £315 +3.27% 14
Salford 0 9 £360 +10.76% 4
Bolton 0 5 £325 +44.44% 16
Altrincham -1 5 £275 -12.00% 13
Wigan 0 4 £180 -40.00% 8
Bury +2 1 £220 -32.30% 6
Sale - 1 £275 - 2
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 225 (34.99%) JavaScript
2 209 (32.50%) HTML
3 204 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
4 193 (30.02%) CSS
5 169 (26.28%) SQL
6 162 (25.19%) .NET
7 142 (22.08%) C#
8 127 (19.75%) SQL Server
9 124 (19.28%) Java
10 115 (17.88%) TDD
11 114 (17.73%) MVC
12 100 (15.55%) jQuery
13 98 (15.24%) HTML5
14 88 (13.69%) AngularJS
15 84 (13.06%) Scrum
16 83 (12.91%) Finance
17 81 (12.60%) Web Services
18 79 (12.29%) ASP.NET
19 75 (11.66%) CSS3
20 67 (10.42%) PHP
21 65 (10.11%) Microsoft
22 64 (9.95%) Git (software)
23 63 (9.80%) JSON
24 62 (9.64%) Oracle
24 62 (9.64%) OO
25 54 (8.40%) MySQL
26 53 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 51 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
28 50 (7.78%) XML
29 49 (7.62%) T-SQL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (5.75%) Node.js
2 31 (4.82%) CMS
3 24 (3.73%) SAS
3 24 (3.73%) Apache
4 19 (2.95%) SharePoint
5 17 (2.64%) WebSphere
6 12 (1.87%) WebLogic
6 12 (1.87%) IIS
6 12 (1.87%) Umbraco
6 12 (1.87%) WordPress
7 8 (1.24%) JBoss
8 7 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.09%) Confluence
8 7 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (0.93%) Drupal
10 5 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.78%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.78%) Zope
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.56%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.93%) MS Office
4 2 (0.31%) Maya
4 2 (0.31%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) CINEMA 4D
4 2 (0.31%) MODO
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
1 16 (2.49%) Magento
2 14 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
4 6 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.62%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.16%) Tridion
9 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
9 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.40%) PaaS
3 5 (0.78%) SaaS
4 3 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.31%) Office 365
5 2 (0.31%) IaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.64%) HTTP
2 7 (1.09%) Internet
3 4 (0.62%) AMQP
4 2 (0.31%) iBeacon
4 2 (0.31%) SMS
4 2 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.16%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.40%) MySQL
3 53 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
6 31 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (3.11%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.95%) Oracle Database
9 19 (2.95%) Base SAS
10 18 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (2.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 16 (2.49%) Big Data
13 12 (1.87%) QlikView
13 12 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (1.71%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.71%) MongoDB
15 9 (1.40%) OLAP
16 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (1.09%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 64 (9.95%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.22%) Visual Studio
3 39 (6.07%) Subversion
4 16 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.18%) JIRA
6 13 (2.02%) Mercurial
7 10 (1.56%) Selenium
7 10 (1.56%) JUnit
7 10 (1.56%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (1.40%) Maven
8 9 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 9 (1.40%) Gradle
9 8 (1.24%) Jenkins
9 8 (1.24%) ReSharper
10 6 (0.93%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.93%) Xcode
10 6 (0.93%) Ant
10 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.78%) NUnit
General
1 83 (12.91%) Finance
2 25 (3.89%) Banking
3 18 (2.80%) Retail
4 16 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.24%) Games
6 8 (1.24%) Marketing
7 5 (0.78%) Back Office
8 4 (0.62%) Electronics
9 2 (0.31%) Advertising
9 2 (0.31%) Legal
9 2 (0.31%) Local Government
9 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 209 (32.50%) HTML
2 193 (30.02%) CSS
3 162 (25.19%) .NET
4 100 (15.55%) jQuery
5 98 (15.24%) HTML5
6 88 (13.69%) AngularJS
7 81 (12.60%) Web Services
8 79 (12.29%) ASP.NET
9 75 (11.66%) CSS3
10 63 (9.80%) JSON
11 50 (7.78%) XML
12 45 (7.00%) REST
13 43 (6.69%) Ajax
14 42 (6.53%) RESTful
15 41 (6.38%) WCF
16 38 (5.91%) J2EE
17 37 (5.75%) ASP.NET MVC
17 37 (5.75%) Spring
18 31 (4.82%) Backbone.js
19 30 (4.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.89%) Mobile App
2 23 (3.58%) User Experience
3 22 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.02%) NHS
6 11 (1.71%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.71%) Data Extraction
7 10 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 8 (1.24%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.93%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.78%) iPhone
11 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.78%) Clustering
12 4 (0.62%) DTV
12 4 (0.62%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.62%) Replication
12 4 (0.62%) Social Network
12 4 (0.62%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.62%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.00%) Android
1 45 (7.00%) Apple iOS
2 42 (6.53%) Linux
3 26 (4.04%) UNIX
4 14 (2.18%) Windows
5 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.47%) CentOS
6 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.31%) AIX
7 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.16%) Solaris
8 1 (0.16%) zOS
8 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (17.88%) TDD
3 114 (17.73%) MVC
4 84 (13.06%) Scrum
5 62 (9.64%) OO
6 51 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (7.15%) OOP
9 44 (6.84%) ETL
10 42 (6.53%) E-Commerce
11 41 (6.38%) Unit Testing
12 37 (5.75%) iOS Development
13 35 (5.44%) Android Development
13 35 (5.44%) Web Development
14 34 (5.29%) BDD
15 33 (5.13%) SDLC
15 33 (5.13%) Migration
16 32 (4.98%) Software Engineering
17 29 (4.51%) Mobile Development
18 25 (3.89%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 225 (34.99%) JavaScript
2 169 (26.28%) SQL
3 142 (22.08%) C#
4 124 (19.28%) Java
5 67 (10.42%) PHP
6 49 (7.62%) T-SQL
7 35 (5.44%) Python
8 18 (2.80%) PL/SQL
9 17 (2.64%) C++
9 17 (2.64%) Objective-C
9 17 (2.64%) Scala
10 13 (2.02%) Ruby
10 13 (2.02%) Perl
11 10 (1.56%) VBA
12 8 (1.24%) REXX
12 8 (1.24%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.93%) C
13 6 (0.93%) PHP5
13 6 (0.93%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 21 (3.27%) Degree
2 18 (2.80%) Security Cleared
3 9 (1.40%) SC Cleared
3 9 (1.40%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.16%) HND
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.95%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (0.62%) Puppet
1 4 (0.62%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.47%) cPanel
3 2 (0.31%) Capistrano
3 2 (0.31%) SCOM
4 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.16%) Oozie
Vendors
1 65 (10.11%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.64%) Oracle
3 13 (2.02%) IBM
3 13 (2.02%) Twitter
4 9 (1.40%) TIBCO
4 9 (1.40%) Adobe
5 8 (1.24%) Sybase
5 8 (1.24%) SAP
5 8 (1.24%) Cognos
6 7 (1.09%) Xamarin
6 7 (1.09%) Zend
7 6 (0.93%) Red Hat
7 6 (0.93%) Sitecore
8 5 (0.78%) Atlassian
8 5 (0.78%) Lotus
9 4 (0.62%) Informatica
9 4 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (0.62%) Google
9 4 (0.62%) hybris
9 4 (0.62%) Facebook
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