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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 371 360 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.96% 29.63% 26.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.47% 31.44% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 217 217
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £19.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £19.50 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
1259 1145 1297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 94.24% 90.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 585 633
Average daily rate £335 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £214 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 93 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.75 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 +2 24 £325 -5.10% 5
Stockport 0 21 £323 -6.52% 26
Altrincham +1 5 £300 +4.34% 7
Bolton +2 4 £225 -4.25% 9
Cheadle - 4 £275 - 2
Wigan +2 3 £300 - 12
Oldham -3 2 - - 3
Bury - 1 £325 - 6
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 2
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 287 (41.65%) HTML
2 275 (39.91%) CSS
3 274 (39.77%) .NET
4 256 (37.16%) C#
5 255 (37.01%) JavaScript
6 189 (27.43%) SQL
6 189 (27.43%) SQL Server
7 180 (26.12%) jQuery
8 159 (23.08%) MVC
9 149 (21.63%) ASP.NET
10 129 (18.72%) Web Services
11 109 (15.82%) Oracle
12 104 (15.09%) HTML5
13 93 (13.50%) TDD
14 88 (12.77%) Java
15 87 (12.63%) OO
15 87 (12.63%) Microsoft
16 78 (11.32%) Finance
17 77 (11.18%) XML
18 76 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
19 73 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
20 70 (10.16%) WCF
21 65 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
22 60 (8.71%) CSS3
23 59 (8.56%) Scrum
23 59 (8.56%) T-SQL
24 55 (7.98%) .NET Framework
24 55 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
25 54 (7.84%) PHP
26 53 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 52 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 39 (5.66%) CMS
3 24 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (3.05%) Umbraco
5 16 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (2.03%) Apache
6 14 (2.03%) Drupal
7 13 (1.89%) Tomcat
8 10 (1.45%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.31%) IIS
10 8 (1.16%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.16%) Node.js
11 7 (1.02%) Adobe CQ
11 7 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (1.02%) WordPress
12 6 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (0.87%) Liferay
13 5 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.73%) Escenic
13 5 (0.73%) Confluence
Applications
1 31 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.48%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (1.02%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.58%) MS Office
6 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Mingle
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.16%) Oracle 11i
3 8 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (1.16%) Magento
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.58%) SAP PM
5 4 (0.58%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.44%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.29%) Agresso
7 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.15%) SAP IS-U
8 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.29%) Office 365
3 2 (0.29%) Pure360
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.89%) HTTP
2 6 (0.87%) Intranet
2 6 (0.87%) Internet
3 4 (0.58%) AMQP
4 3 (0.44%) NAS
4 3 (0.44%) Firewall
4 3 (0.44%) ATM
5 1 (0.15%) CTI
5 1 (0.15%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (27.43%) SQL Server
2 76 (11.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 53 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (6.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (6.24%) MySQL
6 41 (5.95%) Oracle Database
7 26 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (2.61%) Relational Database
10 17 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 13 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (1.60%) MS Access
13 10 (1.45%) QlikView
14 9 (1.31%) Big Data
14 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (1.31%) RavenDB
15 6 (0.87%) PowerCenter
15 6 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.87%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 52 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 35 (5.08%) Git (software)
3 31 (4.50%) Subversion
4 24 (3.48%) Eclipse
5 23 (3.34%) NUnit
6 18 (2.61%) Dreamweaver
6 18 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.60%) ReSharper
7 11 (1.60%) JUnit
8 9 (1.31%) Mercurial
9 8 (1.16%) Toad
9 8 (1.16%) NetBeans
9 8 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.16%) JIRA
10 7 (1.02%) MSTest
11 6 (0.87%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.87%) Maven
11 6 (0.87%) Calabash
12 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.73%) Gradle
General
1 78 (11.32%) Finance
2 23 (3.34%) Retail
3 17 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.03%) Games
5 9 (1.31%) Advertising
6 8 (1.16%) Banking
7 7 (1.02%) Legal
7 7 (1.02%) Back Office
8 6 (0.87%) Front Office
8 6 (0.87%) Marketing
8 6 (0.87%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 287 (41.65%) HTML
2 275 (39.91%) CSS
3 274 (39.77%) .NET
4 180 (26.12%) jQuery
5 149 (21.63%) ASP.NET
6 129 (18.72%) Web Services
7 104 (15.09%) HTML5
8 77 (11.18%) XML
9 70 (10.16%) WCF
10 65 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
11 60 (8.71%) CSS3
12 55 (7.98%) .NET Framework
13 49 (7.11%) Ajax
14 41 (5.95%) Spring
15 38 (5.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 34 (4.93%) WPF
17 32 (4.64%) LINQ
18 30 (4.35%) XHTML
18 30 (4.35%) Backbone.js
19 29 (4.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 20 (2.90%) Open Source
2 17 (2.47%) NHS
3 16 (2.32%) Computer Science
3 16 (2.32%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.31%) Data Extraction
8 8 (1.16%) Animation
9 7 (1.02%) Derivative
10 6 (0.87%) RIA
11 4 (0.58%) N-Tier
11 4 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.58%) iPad
11 4 (0.58%) IPTV
11 4 (0.58%) Online Gambling
12 3 (0.44%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.44%) Web 2.0
12 3 (0.44%) Telematics
12 3 (0.44%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.68%) Linux
2 36 (5.22%) Windows
3 30 (4.35%) Android
4 28 (4.06%) Apple iOS
5 15 (2.18%) UNIX
6 11 (1.60%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.73%) Fedora
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (23.08%) MVC
2 93 (13.50%) TDD
3 87 (12.63%) OO
4 73 (10.60%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (8.56%) Scrum
6 55 (7.98%) Business Intelligence
7 44 (6.39%) OOP
8 39 (5.66%) Web Development
9 31 (4.50%) E-Commerce
10 30 (4.35%) OOD
11 29 (4.21%) Software Engineering
12 28 (4.06%) Migration
13 22 (3.19%) ETL
13 22 (3.19%) CRM
13 22 (3.19%) Unit Testing
14 21 (3.05%) BDD
15 18 (2.61%) Data Migration
16 17 (2.47%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (2.18%) Web Design
18 14 (2.03%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 256 (37.16%) C#
2 255 (37.01%) JavaScript
3 189 (27.43%) SQL
4 88 (12.77%) Java
5 59 (8.56%) T-SQL
6 54 (7.84%) PHP
7 27 (3.92%) PL/SQL
8 24 (3.48%) Ruby
8 24 (3.48%) VBA
9 19 (2.76%) Python
10 18 (2.61%) VB
11 16 (2.32%) VB6
12 14 (2.03%) VB.NET
13 12 (1.74%) C++
14 11 (1.60%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.45%) XPath
16 9 (1.31%) Scala
16 9 (1.31%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.02%) X++
18 4 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (3.63%) Degree
2 15 (2.18%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.87%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) HL7
3 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.44%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
1 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.15%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 109 (15.82%) Oracle
2 87 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.92%) Adobe
4 16 (2.32%) Red Hat
5 14 (2.03%) JBoss
5 14 (2.03%) Zend
6 11 (1.60%) Twitter
7 8 (1.16%) SAP
7 8 (1.16%) IBM
8 6 (0.87%) Informatica
8 6 (0.87%) Sage
9 5 (0.73%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.73%) Orchard
9 5 (0.73%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.58%) hybris
11 3 (0.44%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.44%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.44%) Endeca
11 3 (0.44%) FatWire
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Rate: £250 - £320 per day
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