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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 339 365 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.06% 27.93% 29.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.47% 29.36% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 247 213
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +73.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
1741 1243 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.75% 95.10% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 739 579
Average daily rate £375 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 55 89
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 August 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 August 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 16 £325 - 15
Salford -1 6 £325 - 3
Wigan -1 2 £140 -53.33% 3
Bolton -1 1 £230 +2.22% 17
Altrincham -2 1 - - 11
Sale - 1 £275 - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 232 (36.02%) JavaScript
2 219 (34.01%) HTML
3 207 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 199 (30.90%) CSS
5 161 (25.00%) SQL
6 150 (23.29%) .NET
7 141 (21.89%) C#
8 124 (19.25%) TDD
9 123 (19.10%) Java
10 120 (18.63%) SQL Server
11 113 (17.55%) HTML5
12 107 (16.61%) MVC
13 99 (15.37%) jQuery
14 95 (14.75%) Scrum
15 91 (14.13%) Finance
16 88 (13.66%) AngularJS
17 81 (12.58%) CSS3
18 75 (11.65%) Web Services
19 70 (10.87%) Git (software)
20 68 (10.56%) ASP.NET
20 68 (10.56%) Microsoft
21 59 (9.16%) OO
21 59 (9.16%) PHP
21 59 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
22 58 (9.01%) JSON
23 49 (7.61%) MySQL
23 49 (7.61%) Oracle
24 46 (7.14%) T-SQL
25 45 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
25 45 (6.99%) Apple iOS

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 31 (4.81%) Node.js
2 30 (4.66%) SAS
3 29 (4.50%) CMS
4 24 (3.73%) SharePoint
5 17 (2.64%) Apache
6 15 (2.33%) WebSphere
7 11 (1.71%) IIS
7 11 (1.71%) Umbraco
8 9 (1.40%) JBoss
9 8 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.24%) WordPress
10 7 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.78%) nginx
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.62%) Drupal
Applications
1 27 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.71%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.62%) MS Office
4 3 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.31%) Maya
5 2 (0.31%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.31%) MODO
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (3.26%) Magento
2 17 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.16%) Tridion
8 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.16%) Unica
8 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.40%) PaaS
3 6 (0.93%) SaaS
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.31%) IaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.16%) Force.com
6 1 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.64%) HTTP
2 5 (0.78%) Internet
3 3 (0.47%) Intranet
4 2 (0.31%) SMS
4 2 (0.31%) AMQP
5 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (18.63%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.61%) MySQL
3 45 (6.99%) Data Warehouse
4 40 (6.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 39 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (3.73%) Base SAS
8 22 (3.42%) Big Data
8 22 (3.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 19 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 17 (2.64%) NoSQL
12 13 (2.02%) Oracle Database
13 12 (1.86%) Pentaho
13 12 (1.86%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.71%) QlikView
15 9 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (1.24%) MongoDB
17 7 (1.09%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 70 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 41 (6.37%) Visual Studio
2 41 (6.37%) Subversion
3 24 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (3.11%) Mercurial
5 11 (1.71%) JIRA
6 10 (1.55%) Eclipse
6 10 (1.55%) Gradle
7 9 (1.40%) Maven
8 8 (1.24%) Selenium
9 7 (1.09%) NUnit
9 7 (1.09%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.93%) JUnit
11 5 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.78%) ReSharper
11 5 (0.78%) RSpec
11 5 (0.78%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.62%) Grunt
12 4 (0.62%) SoapUI
General
1 91 (14.13%) Finance
2 24 (3.73%) Banking
3 16 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.17%) Retail
5 9 (1.40%) Games
5 9 (1.40%) Marketing
5 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.09%) Advertising
7 5 (0.78%) Legal
8 3 (0.47%) Electronics
9 2 (0.31%) Back Office
9 2 (0.31%) Automotive
9 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) German Language
10 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.16%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (34.01%) HTML
2 199 (30.90%) CSS
3 150 (23.29%) .NET
4 113 (17.55%) HTML5
5 99 (15.37%) jQuery
6 88 (13.66%) AngularJS
7 81 (12.58%) CSS3
8 75 (11.65%) Web Services
9 68 (10.56%) ASP.NET
10 58 (9.01%) JSON
11 42 (6.52%) Ajax
11 42 (6.52%) REST
12 40 (6.21%) WCF
13 38 (5.90%) XML
14 34 (5.28%) RESTful
15 33 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (4.97%) J2EE
17 31 (4.81%) Spring
18 29 (4.50%) SOAP
19 28 (4.35%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.42%) Mobile App
2 21 (3.26%) User Experience
3 19 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.55%) NHS
5 10 (1.55%) Data Extraction
6 9 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.24%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.24%) IBM Mainframe
8 6 (0.93%) iPhone
9 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.62%) Social Network
10 4 (0.62%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.62%) Clustering
10 4 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.47%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.47%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.47%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 45 (6.99%) Apple iOS
2 44 (6.83%) Linux
2 44 (6.83%) Android
3 32 (4.97%) UNIX
4 12 (1.86%) Windows
5 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.47%) CentOS
6 3 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.16%) Debian
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (19.25%) TDD
3 107 (16.61%) MVC
4 95 (14.75%) Scrum
5 59 (9.16%) OO
5 59 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
6 44 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
7 42 (6.52%) ETL
7 42 (6.52%) OOP
7 42 (6.52%) E-Commerce
8 39 (6.06%) iOS Development
9 35 (5.43%) Web Development
10 34 (5.28%) Android Development
11 33 (5.12%) BDD
12 31 (4.81%) Migration
13 30 (4.66%) Mobile Development
14 28 (4.35%) Mentoring
14 28 (4.35%) Unit Testing
15 27 (4.19%) Pair Programming
16 26 (4.04%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 232 (36.02%) JavaScript
2 161 (25.00%) SQL
3 141 (21.89%) C#
4 123 (19.10%) Java
5 59 (9.16%) PHP
6 46 (7.14%) T-SQL
7 39 (6.06%) Python
8 25 (3.88%) Scala
9 23 (3.57%) C++
10 18 (2.80%) Objective-C
11 16 (2.48%) PL/SQL
12 15 (2.33%) Ruby
13 14 (2.17%) Groovy
14 12 (1.86%) Perl
14 12 (1.86%) VBA
15 9 (1.40%) Bash Shell
16 8 (1.24%) VB.NET
17 7 (1.09%) C
17 7 (1.09%) REXX
18 4 (0.62%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (2.17%) Security Cleared
2 12 (1.86%) Degree
3 8 (1.24%) DV Cleared
4 5 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.16%) MCPD
6 1 (0.16%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.95%) QA
2 2 (0.31%) HL7
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.16%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.78%) Capistrano
3 3 (0.47%) cPanel
3 3 (0.47%) SCOM
4 2 (0.31%) Puppet
4 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.16%) Oozie
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 68 (10.56%) Microsoft
2 49 (7.61%) Oracle
3 11 (1.71%) SAP
3 11 (1.71%) IBM
4 10 (1.55%) Twitter
5 8 (1.24%) Xamarin
5 8 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.24%) TIBCO
5 8 (1.24%) Adobe
6 7 (1.09%) Sybase
6 7 (1.09%) EPiServer
6 7 (1.09%) Sitecore
7 6 (0.93%) Zend
8 5 (0.78%) Informatica
9 4 (0.62%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (0.62%) Cognos
9 4 (0.62%) Google
9 4 (0.62%) Red Hat
9 4 (0.62%) Facebook
10 3 (0.47%) Teradata
Manchester, Lancashire
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Candidate Source
Rate: £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £225 - £255 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 6 days ago