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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 365 353 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.78% 29.74% 27.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.45% 31.66% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 223 245
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £33.75 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.07% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £19.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £25.90 £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
1283 1115 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.13% 93.93% 90.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 569 658
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 87 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +1 26 £325 -5.10% 4
Stockport 0 19 £323 -11.03% 20
Altrincham -1 5 £300 -11.11% 6
Oldham -3 5 £406 - 2
Cheadle - 4 £275 - 2
Wigan +1 3 £300 +13.20% 10
Bolton -1 2 £288 +22.34% 9
Bury - - - - 5
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 271 (39.16%) HTML
2 256 (36.99%) CSS
3 252 (36.42%) .NET
4 235 (33.96%) JavaScript
5 233 (33.67%) C#
6 185 (26.73%) SQL
7 181 (26.16%) SQL Server
8 178 (25.72%) jQuery
9 168 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
10 144 (20.81%) MVC
11 134 (19.36%) ASP.NET
12 124 (17.92%) Web Services
13 108 (15.61%) Oracle
14 102 (14.74%) HTML5
15 99 (14.31%) OO
16 94 (13.58%) TDD
17 87 (12.57%) XML
18 86 (12.43%) Java
19 78 (11.27%) Microsoft
20 77 (11.13%) SQL Server 2008
21 76 (10.98%) PHP
22 73 (10.55%) Finance
23 63 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
24 61 (8.82%) Scrum
25 60 (8.67%) WCF
26 59 (8.53%) CSS3
27 58 (8.38%) T-SQL
27 58 (8.38%) Linux
28 53 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
28 53 (7.66%) .NET Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 50 (7.23%) SharePoint
2 42 (6.07%) CMS
3 23 (3.32%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (2.75%) Umbraco
5 17 (2.46%) Drupal
6 16 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (2.17%) Tomcat
8 14 (2.02%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.88%) Apache
10 9 (1.30%) IIS
11 8 (1.16%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.01%) WordPress
12 7 (1.01%) Adobe CQ
12 7 (1.01%) Node.js
13 6 (0.87%) Liferay
13 6 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
13 6 (0.87%) SAS
13 6 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.72%) MQSeries
14 5 (0.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (4.19%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.03%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.01%) InfoPath
4 5 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.58%) MS Office
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.88%) Magento
3 11 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.16%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle General Ledger
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
5 6 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.58%) Visualfiles
6 4 (0.58%) SAP PM
6 4 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.43%) Maximo
8 2 (0.29%) Agresso
8 2 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.14%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.29%) Office 365
4 1 (0.14%) Pure360
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.88%) HTTP
2 5 (0.72%) Internet
3 4 (0.58%) Intranet
3 4 (0.58%) AMQP
4 3 (0.43%) ATM
4 3 (0.43%) Firewall
4 3 (0.43%) NAS
5 1 (0.14%) Extranet
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (26.16%) SQL Server
2 77 (11.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (7.08%) Oracle Database
5 46 (6.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (6.21%) MySQL
7 29 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (1.73%) QlikView
11 12 (1.73%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.45%) MS Access
13 8 (1.16%) OLAP
13 8 (1.16%) Big Data
13 8 (1.16%) Hazelcast
14 6 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.87%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 50 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 47 (6.79%) Visual Studio
3 46 (6.65%) Subversion
4 24 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (2.89%) Eclipse
6 18 (2.60%) NUnit
7 17 (2.46%) Dreamweaver
8 10 (1.45%) Toad
9 9 (1.30%) Maven
9 9 (1.30%) Mercurial
10 8 (1.16%) JIRA
10 8 (1.16%) JUnit
10 8 (1.16%) TeamCity
10 8 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 7 (1.01%) NetBeans
12 6 (0.87%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.87%) Calabash
13 5 (0.72%) Gradle
13 5 (0.72%) Behat
13 5 (0.72%) MSTest
General
1 73 (10.55%) Finance
2 29 (4.19%) Retail
3 13 (1.88%) Games
4 10 (1.45%) Banking
4 10 (1.45%) Advertising
4 10 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.16%) Back Office
6 6 (0.87%) Front Office
6 6 (0.87%) Legal
6 6 (0.87%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.58%) Marketing
8 3 (0.43%) German Language
8 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.29%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 271 (39.16%) HTML
2 256 (36.99%) CSS
3 252 (36.42%) .NET
4 178 (25.72%) jQuery
5 134 (19.36%) ASP.NET
6 124 (17.92%) Web Services
7 102 (14.74%) HTML5
8 87 (12.57%) XML
9 60 (8.67%) WCF
10 59 (8.53%) CSS3
11 53 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
11 53 (7.66%) .NET Framework
12 44 (6.36%) Ajax
13 40 (5.78%) Spring
14 36 (5.20%) XSLT
14 36 (5.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 31 (4.48%) LAMP
16 27 (3.90%) WPF
16 27 (3.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 25 (3.61%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.47%) Open Source
3 21 (3.03%) User Experience
4 16 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.17%) Derivative
5 15 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 13 (1.88%) NHS
6 13 (1.88%) Mainframe
7 12 (1.73%) Data Extraction
8 11 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.01%) IPTV
10 7 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.01%) Animation
11 5 (0.72%) iPad
11 5 (0.72%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.58%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.58%) iPhone
12 4 (0.58%) RIA
12 4 (0.58%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 58 (8.38%) Linux
2 35 (5.06%) Android
3 34 (4.91%) Windows
4 28 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.31%) UNIX
6 13 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.59%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (24.28%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (20.81%) MVC
3 99 (14.31%) OO
4 94 (13.58%) TDD
5 63 (9.10%) Business Intelligence
6 61 (8.82%) Scrum
7 42 (6.07%) E-Commerce
7 42 (6.07%) Web Development
8 40 (5.78%) OOP
9 29 (4.19%) Migration
10 28 (4.05%) Software Engineering
11 27 (3.90%) ETL
12 25 (3.61%) OOD
13 22 (3.18%) Data Migration
13 22 (3.18%) BDD
14 20 (2.89%) Mentoring
15 18 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (2.60%) CRM
16 16 (2.31%) Unit Testing
17 13 (1.88%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 235 (33.96%) JavaScript
2 233 (33.67%) C#
3 185 (26.73%) SQL
4 86 (12.43%) Java
5 76 (10.98%) PHP
6 58 (8.38%) T-SQL
7 30 (4.34%) Python
8 28 (4.05%) PL/SQL
9 27 (3.90%) VBA
10 22 (3.18%) Ruby
11 21 (3.03%) VB
12 19 (2.75%) VB6
13 14 (2.02%) XPath
14 13 (1.88%) VB.NET
15 12 (1.73%) C++
15 12 (1.73%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.59%) Objective-C
17 9 (1.30%) Scala
18 8 (1.16%) X++
19 4 (0.58%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (2.31%) Security Cleared
2 14 (2.02%) Degree
2 14 (2.02%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.29%) MCTS
3 2 (0.29%) MCITP
4 1 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.01%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) HL7
2 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 108 (15.61%) Oracle
2 78 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 28 (4.05%) Red Hat
4 26 (3.76%) Adobe
5 13 (1.88%) JBoss
6 9 (1.30%) Zend
6 9 (1.30%) Twitter
7 8 (1.16%) IBM
8 6 (0.87%) SAP
8 6 (0.87%) Sage
8 6 (0.87%) Sitecore
8 6 (0.87%) Informatica
9 5 (0.72%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.72%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.58%) Xamarin
10 4 (0.58%) Northgate
11 3 (0.43%) Orchard
11 3 (0.43%) Telerik
11 3 (0.43%) TARGIT
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