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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 381 319 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.81% 27.67% 28.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.65% 29.87% 31.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 194 225
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 £450 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £32.81 £34.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.49% +51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.06 £31.35 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.56 £81.50 £30.01
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
1330 1068 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.60% 92.63% 90.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 537 578
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 78 92
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £10.67 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £33.00 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 16 £325 -10.34% 3
Stockport 0 10 £325 - 30
Oldham -5 3 £406 +35.41% 3
Bolton 0 2 - - 6
Cheadle 0 1 - - 6
Altrincham -3 1 - - 14
Wigan -4 1 £275 -2.65% 12
Bury - 1 - - 7
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - - 1
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 276 (38.49%) HTML
2 261 (36.40%) CSS
3 253 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 244 (34.03%) .NET
5 219 (30.54%) C#
6 188 (26.22%) SQL Server
7 182 (25.38%) SQL
8 181 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
8 181 (25.24%) jQuery
9 142 (19.80%) MVC
10 123 (17.15%) ASP.NET
10 123 (17.15%) Web Services
11 104 (14.50%) TDD
12 102 (14.23%) HTML5
13 100 (13.95%) XML
14 98 (13.67%) OO
14 98 (13.67%) Java
15 91 (12.69%) Microsoft
16 85 (11.85%) PHP
17 82 (11.44%) Oracle
18 79 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
19 72 (10.04%) Scrum
20 67 (9.34%) CSS3
21 66 (9.21%) Linux
21 66 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
22 64 (8.93%) Finance
23 62 (8.65%) T-SQL
24 59 (8.23%) Git (software)
25 58 (8.09%) WCF
26 57 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 44 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.60%) CMS
3 17 (2.37%) Tomcat
3 17 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (2.09%) Drupal
4 15 (2.09%) Node.js
5 14 (1.95%) WebSphere
6 13 (1.81%) Apache
6 13 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (1.67%) Umbraco
8 9 (1.26%) WordPress
9 6 (0.84%) SAS
9 6 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.84%) IIS
10 5 (0.70%) Confluence
10 5 (0.70%) Liferay
11 4 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.42%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.42%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 32 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.93%) Photoshop
3 9 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.56%) MS Office
5 4 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.42%) Mingle
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.81%) Magento
3 11 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.56%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.42%) Maximo
7 2 (0.28%) Agresso
7 2 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.28%) Office 365
1 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.65%) HTTP
2 5 (0.70%) Internet
3 4 (0.56%) AMQP
3 4 (0.56%) Intranet
4 3 (0.42%) Firewall
4 3 (0.42%) NAS
5 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.14%) Extranet
5 1 (0.14%) DNS
5 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (26.22%) SQL Server
2 79 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 45 (6.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (5.72%) Oracle Database
6 38 (5.30%) MySQL
7 28 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (1.81%) Hazelcast
11 11 (1.53%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.39%) QlikView
13 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (1.12%) OLAP
15 7 (0.98%) RavenDB
16 6 (0.84%) OLTP
17 5 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
17 5 (0.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 59 (8.23%) Git (software)
2 52 (7.25%) Visual Studio
3 47 (6.56%) Subversion
4 22 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.23%) Maven
6 15 (2.09%) Dreamweaver
7 14 (1.95%) Eclipse
8 13 (1.81%) NUnit
9 12 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 9 (1.26%) Toad
11 8 (1.12%) Axure RP
11 8 (1.12%) JUnit
12 7 (0.98%) JIRA
13 6 (0.84%) Gradle
13 6 (0.84%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 6 (0.84%) Calabash
13 6 (0.84%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.84%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.84%) Xcode
13 6 (0.84%) NetBeans
General
1 64 (8.93%) Finance
2 38 (5.30%) Retail
3 11 (1.53%) Marketing
4 10 (1.39%) Advertising
4 10 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.39%) Banking
5 7 (0.98%) Games
5 7 (0.98%) Back Office
6 5 (0.70%) Legal
7 4 (0.56%) German Language
7 4 (0.56%) General Ledger
7 4 (0.56%) Front Office
8 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.42%) Publishing
8 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.14%) Electronics
9 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 276 (38.49%) HTML
2 261 (36.40%) CSS
3 244 (34.03%) .NET
4 181 (25.24%) jQuery
5 123 (17.15%) ASP.NET
5 123 (17.15%) Web Services
6 102 (14.23%) HTML5
7 100 (13.95%) XML
8 67 (9.34%) CSS3
9 58 (8.09%) WCF
10 55 (7.67%) XSLT
10 55 (7.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 52 (7.25%) Ajax
12 48 (6.69%) .NET Framework
13 43 (6.00%) Spring
14 39 (5.44%) XHTML
15 35 (4.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 29 (4.04%) WPF
17 28 (3.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 26 (3.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.74%) Open Source
2 33 (4.60%) User Experience
3 31 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 25 (3.49%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.21%) NHS
6 17 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.09%) Derivative
8 11 (1.53%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.53%) Data Extraction
9 9 (1.26%) Web 2.0
10 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.98%) IPTV
11 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.84%) Animation
11 6 (0.84%) iPad
11 6 (0.84%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.70%) iPhone
12 5 (0.70%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.42%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (9.21%) Linux
2 45 (6.28%) Android
3 44 (6.14%) Windows
4 42 (5.86%) Apple iOS
5 19 (2.65%) UNIX
6 18 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.26%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.14%) Debian
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (19.80%) MVC
3 104 (14.50%) TDD
4 98 (13.67%) OO
5 72 (10.04%) Scrum
6 66 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
7 45 (6.28%) E-Commerce
7 45 (6.28%) Web Development
8 32 (4.46%) OOP
9 30 (4.18%) iOS Development
10 27 (3.77%) Migration
10 27 (3.77%) Software Engineering
11 25 (3.49%) Web Design
11 25 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (3.35%) ETL
13 23 (3.21%) Data Migration
14 21 (2.93%) Mentoring
14 21 (2.93%) Unit Testing
14 21 (2.93%) BDD
15 20 (2.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 253 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 219 (30.54%) C#
3 182 (25.38%) SQL
4 98 (13.67%) Java
5 85 (11.85%) PHP
6 62 (8.65%) T-SQL
7 38 (5.30%) Python
8 33 (4.60%) XPath
9 29 (4.04%) Ruby
10 27 (3.77%) VBA
11 22 (3.07%) PL/SQL
12 21 (2.93%) VB
12 21 (2.93%) Objective-C
13 18 (2.51%) VB6
14 16 (2.23%) C++
15 9 (1.26%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.98%) X++
17 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
17 5 (0.70%) C
17 5 (0.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 22 (3.07%) Degree
2 18 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.28%) MCTS
5 2 (0.28%) MCITP
6 1 (0.14%) MCSE
6 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.28%) QA
2 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.14%) HL7
2 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.14%) Firmware
1 1 (0.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.14%) Capistrano
1 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
1 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 82 (11.44%) Oracle
3 35 (4.88%) Red Hat
4 28 (3.91%) Adobe
5 12 (1.67%) Xamarin
6 10 (1.39%) IBM
7 7 (0.98%) Zend
8 6 (0.84%) Twitter
9 5 (0.70%) Business Objects
9 5 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.70%) Cognos
9 5 (0.70%) Northgate
9 5 (0.70%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.70%) Kony
10 4 (0.56%) Appcelerator
10 4 (0.56%) Google
10 4 (0.56%) Sage
10 4 (0.56%) SAP
10 4 (0.56%) Telerik
11 3 (0.42%) Sitecore
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