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 23 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
23 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 337 310 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.87% 27.80% 26.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.13% 29.69% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 183 210
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £28.75 £16.56 £34.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.66% -52.56%
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
1198 1044 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.53% 93.63% 90.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 524 603
Average daily rate £330 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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 23 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 23 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 18 £285 -10.93% 19
Salford +1 13 £325 -2.25% 9
Altrincham +1 7 £313 - 5
Bolton +3 4 £225 - 11
Wigan +2 3 £300 - 12
Cheadle - 3 £275 - 2
Oldham - 3 £350 - 3
Bury - 1 £325 - 5
Rochdale - - - - 2
Sale - - - - 2
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 303 (43.04%) HTML
2 294 (41.76%) .NET
3 287 (40.77%) CSS
4 276 (39.20%) JavaScript
5 272 (38.64%) C#
6 207 (29.40%) SQL
7 196 (27.84%) SQL Server
8 181 (25.71%) jQuery
9 170 (24.15%) ASP.NET
10 168 (23.86%) MVC
11 136 (19.32%) Web Services
12 117 (16.62%) HTML5
13 101 (14.35%) Oracle
14 96 (13.64%) TDD
15 93 (13.21%) Java
16 88 (12.50%) OO
17 87 (12.36%) WCF
18 79 (11.22%) Finance
19 76 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
20 75 (10.65%) SQL Server 2008
21 74 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
22 73 (10.37%) Microsoft
23 72 (10.23%) T-SQL
23 72 (10.23%) CSS3
24 71 (10.09%) XML
25 58 (8.24%) Visual Studio
26 57 (8.10%) .NET Framework
27 56 (7.95%) Scrum
28 55 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
28 55 (7.81%) Ajax

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (7.53%) SharePoint
2 38 (5.40%) CMS
3 27 (3.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (2.70%) Umbraco
5 15 (2.13%) WordPress
6 14 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (1.70%) Node.js
7 12 (1.70%) Apache
8 11 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.42%) Drupal
10 8 (1.14%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.99%) IIS
11 7 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.99%) Adobe CQ
12 6 (0.85%) Liferay
12 6 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
13 5 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.71%) MQSeries
13 5 (0.71%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (3.98%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.84%) Photoshop
3 15 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.99%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.43%) 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 12 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (1.56%) Magento
3 9 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
3 9 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.99%) Oracle Assets
5 7 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.57%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.57%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.43%) SAP CRM
8 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.14%) BASE24
9 1 (0.14%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.28%) Pure360
4 1 (0.14%) Office 365
4 1 (0.14%) Force.com
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.56%) HTTP
2 9 (1.28%) Intranet
3 7 (0.99%) Internet
4 3 (0.43%) Firewall
4 3 (0.43%) ATM
5 2 (0.28%) NAS
6 1 (0.14%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (27.84%) SQL Server
2 75 (10.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (5.82%) MySQL
6 28 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (3.98%) Oracle Database
7 17 (2.41%) Relational Database
8 16 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (1.70%) MS Access
12 11 (1.56%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.42%) RavenDB
14 9 (1.28%) Big Data
14 9 (1.28%) QlikView
15 7 (0.99%) Oracle Discoverer
15 7 (0.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 58 (8.24%) Visual Studio
2 29 (4.12%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.41%) Eclipse
3 24 (3.41%) NUnit
4 20 (2.84%) Subversion
5 18 (2.56%) Dreamweaver
6 15 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (1.99%) ReSharper
8 8 (1.14%) Toad
8 8 (1.14%) JUnit
8 8 (1.14%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.99%) MSTest
10 6 (0.85%) Mercurial
10 6 (0.85%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.85%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.85%) Calabash
11 5 (0.71%) Selenium
11 5 (0.71%) Moq
12 4 (0.57%) Mockito
12 4 (0.57%) JIRA
General
1 79 (11.22%) Finance
2 24 (3.41%) Retail
3 22 (3.13%) Games
4 14 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.28%) Banking
6 7 (0.99%) General Ledger
6 7 (0.99%) Advertising
7 6 (0.85%) Legal
7 6 (0.85%) Front Office
7 6 (0.85%) Back Office
8 5 (0.71%) Marketing
9 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (43.04%) HTML
2 294 (41.76%) .NET
3 287 (40.77%) CSS
4 181 (25.71%) jQuery
5 170 (24.15%) ASP.NET
6 136 (19.32%) Web Services
7 117 (16.62%) HTML5
8 87 (12.36%) WCF
9 74 (10.51%) ASP.NET MVC
10 72 (10.23%) CSS3
11 71 (10.09%) XML
12 57 (8.10%) .NET Framework
13 55 (7.81%) Ajax
14 40 (5.68%) Spring
15 38 (5.40%) WPF
16 37 (5.26%) LINQ
17 35 (4.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 34 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 34 (4.83%) SOAP
19 31 (4.40%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (2.84%) NHS
1 20 (2.84%) Mobile App
2 17 (2.41%) Open Source
3 15 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (1.85%) Mainframe
5 10 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.42%) Data Extraction
6 9 (1.28%) RIA
7 8 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.99%) W3C
9 5 (0.71%) Animation
10 4 (0.57%) IPTV
10 4 (0.57%) Online Gambling
10 4 (0.57%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.57%) Mobile Games
10 4 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.57%) Kindle
11 3 (0.43%) Telematics
11 3 (0.43%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (4.55%) Linux
2 31 (4.40%) Windows
3 27 (3.84%) Apple iOS
4 24 (3.41%) Android
5 12 (1.70%) UNIX
6 7 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.71%) Fedora
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) CentOS
8 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (23.86%) MVC
2 96 (13.64%) TDD
3 88 (12.50%) OO
4 76 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (7.95%) Scrum
6 55 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (6.39%) OOP
8 44 (6.25%) Web Development
9 41 (5.82%) OOD
10 34 (4.83%) E-Commerce
11 31 (4.40%) Migration
12 29 (4.12%) Unit Testing
13 25 (3.55%) CRM
14 24 (3.41%) BDD
15 23 (3.27%) Software Engineering
16 22 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
16 22 (3.13%) ETL
17 20 (2.84%) Web Design
18 19 (2.70%) Data Migration
19 17 (2.41%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 276 (39.20%) JavaScript
2 272 (38.64%) C#
3 207 (29.40%) SQL
4 93 (13.21%) Java
5 72 (10.23%) T-SQL
6 49 (6.96%) PHP
7 41 (5.82%) PL/SQL
8 27 (3.84%) Ruby
9 19 (2.70%) VBA
10 16 (2.27%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.70%) Python
12 11 (1.56%) VB
13 9 (1.28%) VB6
13 9 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.14%) Apex Code
14 8 (1.14%) Objective-C
14 8 (1.14%) C++
15 7 (0.99%) Groovy
16 6 (0.85%) Scala
17 5 (0.71%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (3.27%) Degree
2 9 (1.28%) Security Cleared
3 7 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.71%) ISO 9001
1 5 (0.71%) QA
2 4 (0.57%) HL7
3 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (0.43%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 101 (14.35%) Oracle
2 73 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 34 (4.83%) Adobe
4 17 (2.41%) JBoss
5 16 (2.27%) Twitter
6 12 (1.70%) Zend
7 9 (1.28%) SAP
7 9 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (0.85%) Sage
8 6 (0.85%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.85%) Sitecore
9 5 (0.71%) hybris
9 5 (0.71%) Orchard
10 4 (0.57%) Endeca
10 4 (0.57%) FatWire
10 4 (0.57%) Informatica
10 4 (0.57%) IBM
10 4 (0.57%) Xamarin
11 3 (0.43%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.43%) Business Objects
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