The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 332 325 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.86% 28.53% 26.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.18% 30.52% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 187 219
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +15.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £28.75 £19.50 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.43% -41.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1178 1065 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.31% 93.50% 90.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 531 625
Average daily rate £338 £333 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +10.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 85 103
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £41.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
North West

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 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 31 July 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
Stockport 0 17 £305 -8.95% 13
Salford +1 16 £325 - 12
Altrincham +1 7 £313 - 5
Bolton +2 4 £225 -4.25% 12
Cheadle - 4 £275 - 3
Wigan +2 3 £300 - 15
Oldham - 3 £350 - 1
Bury - 1 £325 - 5
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 2
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 298 (42.82%) HTML
2 294 (42.24%) .NET
3 283 (40.66%) CSS
4 274 (39.37%) C#
5 266 (38.22%) JavaScript
6 203 (29.17%) SQL
7 202 (29.02%) SQL Server
8 181 (26.01%) jQuery
9 172 (24.71%) ASP.NET
10 164 (23.56%) MVC
11 134 (19.25%) Web Services
12 113 (16.24%) HTML5
13 102 (14.66%) Oracle
14 97 (13.94%) TDD
15 89 (12.79%) Java
16 88 (12.64%) OO
17 86 (12.36%) WCF
18 80 (11.49%) Microsoft
19 78 (11.21%) SQL Server 2008
20 77 (11.06%) Finance
21 75 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
22 72 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
23 70 (10.06%) CSS3
23 70 (10.06%) XML
24 69 (9.91%) T-SQL
25 62 (8.91%) Visual Studio
26 60 (8.62%) Scrum
27 59 (8.48%) .NET Framework
28 55 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
29 53 (7.61%) SharePoint

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (7.61%) SharePoint
2 39 (5.60%) CMS
3 26 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
4 20 (2.87%) Umbraco
5 15 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (2.16%) WordPress
6 12 (1.72%) Apache
7 11 (1.58%) Node.js
8 9 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.29%) Drupal
9 8 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.15%) IIS
10 7 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (1.01%) Adobe CQ
11 6 (0.86%) Liferay
11 6 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.72%) MQSeries
12 5 (0.72%) Escenic
Applications
1 29 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.88%) Photoshop
3 15 (2.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (1.01%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.29%) MS Office
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Mingle
6 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.58%) Magento
3 10 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
4 8 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
5 7 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.57%) SAP PM
7 4 (0.57%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.29%) Agresso
9 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.14%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.29%) Pure360
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.44%) HTTP
2 7 (1.01%) Intranet
3 6 (0.86%) Internet
4 3 (0.43%) Firewall
4 3 (0.43%) NAS
4 3 (0.43%) AMQP
4 3 (0.43%) ATM
5 1 (0.14%) Extranet
5 1 (0.14%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (29.02%) SQL Server
2 78 (11.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (5.89%) MySQL
6 29 (4.17%) Oracle Database
7 26 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
10 12 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (1.72%) MS Access
11 11 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (1.44%) RavenDB
12 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.29%) Big Data
14 8 (1.15%) QlikView
15 7 (1.01%) Oracle Discoverer
15 7 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 62 (8.91%) Visual Studio
2 27 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.74%) Eclipse
4 25 (3.59%) NUnit
5 18 (2.59%) Subversion
5 18 (2.59%) Dreamweaver
6 16 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (2.01%) ReSharper
8 11 (1.58%) JUnit
9 9 (1.29%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.15%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.15%) Toad
11 7 (1.01%) JIRA
11 7 (1.01%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.01%) MSTest
11 7 (1.01%) Calabash
12 6 (0.86%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.72%) Moq
13 5 (0.72%) Selenium
13 5 (0.72%) NetBeans
General
1 77 (11.06%) Finance
2 22 (3.16%) Retail
3 19 (2.73%) Games
4 15 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.15%) Banking
6 7 (1.01%) General Ledger
6 7 (1.01%) Back Office
6 7 (1.01%) Advertising
7 6 (0.86%) Legal
7 6 (0.86%) Front Office
8 5 (0.72%) Marketing
9 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (42.82%) HTML
2 294 (42.24%) .NET
3 283 (40.66%) CSS
4 181 (26.01%) jQuery
5 172 (24.71%) ASP.NET
6 134 (19.25%) Web Services
7 113 (16.24%) HTML5
8 86 (12.36%) WCF
9 72 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
10 70 (10.06%) XML
10 70 (10.06%) CSS3
11 59 (8.48%) .NET Framework
12 52 (7.47%) Ajax
13 39 (5.60%) WPF
14 38 (5.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 36 (5.17%) Spring
16 35 (5.03%) LINQ
17 32 (4.60%) SOAP
18 31 (4.45%) Backbone.js
18 31 (4.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (2.73%) Mobile App
2 18 (2.59%) NHS
3 17 (2.44%) Open Source
4 14 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.87%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.29%) RIA
7 9 (1.29%) Data Extraction
7 9 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.86%) W3C
8 6 (0.86%) Animation
9 4 (0.57%) Online Gambling
9 4 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.57%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.57%) IPTV
9 4 (0.57%) iPad
9 4 (0.57%) Kindle
10 3 (0.43%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.43%) Replication
10 3 (0.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.74%) Linux
2 32 (4.60%) Windows
3 27 (3.88%) Apple iOS
4 23 (3.30%) Android
5 12 (1.72%) UNIX
6 7 (1.01%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.72%) Fedora
8 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (23.56%) MVC
2 97 (13.94%) TDD
3 88 (12.64%) OO
4 75 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (8.62%) Scrum
6 55 (7.90%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (6.47%) OOP
8 42 (6.03%) Web Development
9 41 (5.89%) OOD
10 34 (4.89%) E-Commerce
11 29 (4.17%) Migration
12 26 (3.74%) Unit Testing
13 25 (3.59%) BDD
14 24 (3.45%) CRM
15 23 (3.30%) ETL
16 22 (3.16%) Software Engineering
17 20 (2.87%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (2.73%) Web Design
19 18 (2.59%) Data Migration
20 17 (2.44%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 274 (39.37%) C#
2 266 (38.22%) JavaScript
3 203 (29.17%) SQL
4 89 (12.79%) Java
5 69 (9.91%) T-SQL
6 46 (6.61%) PHP
7 38 (5.46%) PL/SQL
8 25 (3.59%) Ruby
9 19 (2.73%) VBA
10 15 (2.16%) VB.NET
11 13 (1.87%) Python
12 12 (1.72%) VB
13 10 (1.44%) C++
13 10 (1.44%) VB6
13 10 (1.44%) PowerShell
14 9 (1.29%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.01%) Scala
16 6 (0.86%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.86%) Groovy
17 5 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (3.45%) Degree
2 12 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 10 (1.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (0.86%) QA
2 5 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.57%) HL7
4 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 102 (14.66%) Oracle
2 80 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.89%) Adobe
4 17 (2.44%) JBoss
5 14 (2.01%) Twitter
6 11 (1.58%) Zend
7 8 (1.15%) SAP
8 7 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.86%) Sage
9 6 (0.86%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.72%) hybris
10 5 (0.72%) Orchard
10 5 (0.72%) IBM
11 4 (0.57%) Informatica
11 4 (0.57%) Endeca
11 4 (0.57%) FatWire
11 4 (0.57%) Xamarin
12 3 (0.43%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.43%) Business Objects
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