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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 393 318 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.99% 27.82% 31.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 29.91% 29.94% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 200 237
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £28.13 £33.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% +46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -5.71%
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
1314 1062 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.59% 92.91% 90.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 553 580
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 83
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.28 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 7 £349 -3.79% 4
Bolton -1 3 £300 - 10
Altrincham 0 2 £380 +3.40% 19
Bury - 2 £500 - 3
Sale 0 1 - - 1
Wigan -2 1 £275 -12.00% 6
Stockport -5 1 £300 - 17
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Oldham - - - - 2
Rochdale - - - - 2
Developer
North West

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 269 (35.12%) JavaScript
2 267 (34.86%) HTML
3 254 (33.16%) CSS
4 249 (32.51%) .NET
5 228 (29.77%) C#
6 208 (27.15%) SQL
7 206 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
8 200 (26.11%) SQL Server
9 174 (22.72%) jQuery
10 139 (18.15%) MVC
11 131 (17.10%) Java
12 129 (16.84%) ASP.NET
13 126 (16.45%) XML
13 126 (16.45%) TDD
14 108 (14.10%) Web Services
15 98 (12.79%) OO
15 98 (12.79%) Microsoft
16 89 (11.62%) Oracle
17 87 (11.36%) PHP
18 86 (11.23%) HTML5
19 83 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
19 83 (10.84%) Scrum
20 74 (9.66%) T-SQL
21 70 (9.14%) Linux
21 70 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
22 69 (9.01%) Finance
23 68 (8.88%) XSLT
24 67 (8.75%) CSS3
25 66 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
26 63 (8.22%) Git (software)

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 37 (4.83%) CMS
2 29 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.87%) Tomcat
4 20 (2.61%) Node.js
5 18 (2.35%) WebSphere
6 17 (2.22%) Drupal
7 15 (1.96%) Umbraco
8 14 (1.83%) Apache
8 14 (1.83%) SAS
9 13 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (1.17%) WordPress
11 7 (0.91%) IIS
11 7 (0.91%) Orchard CMS
11 7 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.91%) Confluence
12 5 (0.65%) Apache Solr
12 5 (0.65%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.52%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 32 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.44%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.04%) Mingle
4 7 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.91%) MS Office
4 7 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.83%) Magento
2 12 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.91%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.39%) Maximo
7 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.26%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.26%) Agresso
9 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.13%) SiteCatalyst
9 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.26%) SaaS
1 2 (0.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.13%) IaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Responsys
2 1 (0.13%) PaaS
2 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.13%) HTTP
2 7 (0.91%) AMQP
3 6 (0.78%) Internet
4 5 (0.65%) Intranet
5 3 (0.39%) NAS
6 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
7 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.13%) Extranet
7 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (26.11%) SQL Server
2 70 (9.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (7.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (7.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (5.61%) Oracle Database
6 40 (5.22%) MySQL
6 40 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (2.48%) QlikView
10 14 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (1.83%) Hazelcast
11 13 (1.70%) RavenDB
12 12 (1.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 11 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (1.44%) OLAP
14 10 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (1.31%) Relational Database
15 9 (1.17%) Big Data
16 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 63 (8.22%) Git (software)
2 62 (8.09%) Visual Studio
3 53 (6.92%) Subversion
4 28 (3.66%) Maven
5 26 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (2.48%) Eclipse
7 16 (2.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 12 (1.57%) JIRA
9 11 (1.44%) NUnit
10 9 (1.17%) Cucumber
10 9 (1.17%) Hudson
11 8 (1.04%) JUnit
11 8 (1.04%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.04%) Gradle
11 8 (1.04%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.04%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.91%) Grunt
12 7 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
12 7 (0.91%) Mercurial
12 7 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
General
1 69 (9.01%) Finance
2 48 (6.27%) Retail
3 14 (1.83%) Banking
4 10 (1.31%) Advertising
5 9 (1.17%) Marketing
6 7 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.78%) Games
8 5 (0.65%) Back Office
8 5 (0.65%) Publishing
9 4 (0.52%) German Language
10 3 (0.39%) Legal
10 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 267 (34.86%) HTML
2 254 (33.16%) CSS
3 249 (32.51%) .NET
4 174 (22.72%) jQuery
5 129 (16.84%) ASP.NET
6 126 (16.45%) XML
7 108 (14.10%) Web Services
8 86 (11.23%) HTML5
9 68 (8.88%) XSLT
10 67 (8.75%) CSS3
11 66 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
12 60 (7.83%) Ajax
13 51 (6.66%) .NET Framework
14 50 (6.53%) WCF
15 48 (6.27%) Spring
16 38 (4.96%) JSON
16 38 (4.96%) XHTML
16 38 (4.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 30 (3.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 30 (3.92%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.70%) Open Source
2 34 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 34 (4.44%) NHS
3 33 (4.31%) User Experience
3 33 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 15 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 15 (1.96%) Derivative
6 8 (1.04%) N-Tier
6 8 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 7 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (0.91%) Web 2.0
8 6 (0.78%) iPad
8 6 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.78%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.65%) Animation
9 5 (0.65%) W3C
9 5 (0.65%) Data Extraction
9 5 (0.65%) iPhone
10 4 (0.52%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.14%) Linux
2 50 (6.53%) Windows
3 47 (6.14%) Android
4 45 (5.87%) Apple iOS
5 28 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (2.61%) UNIX
7 9 (1.17%) Windows Phone
8 6 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.39%) VMS
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) HPUX
11 1 (0.13%) zOS
11 1 (0.13%) MVS
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Debian
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (26.89%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (18.15%) MVC
3 126 (16.45%) TDD
4 98 (12.79%) OO
5 83 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (10.84%) Scrum
6 49 (6.40%) E-Commerce
7 48 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (5.35%) Web Development
9 37 (4.83%) iOS Development
10 34 (4.44%) Software Engineering
11 33 (4.31%) OOP
12 30 (3.92%) Unit Testing
12 30 (3.92%) BDD
13 29 (3.79%) ETL
14 27 (3.52%) SOA
14 27 (3.52%) Web Design
14 27 (3.52%) Mentoring
15 23 (3.00%) CRM
16 22 (2.87%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 269 (35.12%) JavaScript
2 228 (29.77%) C#
3 208 (27.15%) SQL
4 131 (17.10%) Java
5 87 (11.36%) PHP
6 74 (9.66%) T-SQL
7 37 (4.83%) Python
7 37 (4.83%) XPath
8 27 (3.52%) Ruby
9 26 (3.39%) PL/SQL
10 25 (3.26%) VBA
11 23 (3.00%) Objective-C
12 18 (2.35%) VB
13 16 (2.09%) VB6
14 13 (1.70%) C++
15 9 (1.17%) VB.NET
15 9 (1.17%) Scala
16 8 (1.04%) X++
16 8 (1.04%) Clojure
17 7 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (3.39%) Degree
2 23 (3.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.70%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.26%) MCTS
6 2 (0.26%) MCITP
7 1 (0.13%) MCPD
7 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.65%) QA
2 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.13%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.13%) Firmware
1 1 (0.13%) Varnish
1 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 3 (0.39%) Capistrano
1 3 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.26%) Puppet
2 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 98 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 89 (11.62%) Oracle
3 45 (5.87%) Red Hat
4 16 (2.09%) Adobe
5 13 (1.70%) Xamarin
6 12 (1.57%) IBM
7 11 (1.44%) Cognos
8 8 (1.04%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.91%) Google
9 7 (0.91%) Informatica
10 5 (0.65%) Northgate
10 5 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.65%) Kony
11 4 (0.52%) Twitter
11 4 (0.52%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.52%) Zend
11 4 (0.52%) Jaspersoft
11 4 (0.52%) Tableau
11 4 (0.52%) Appcelerator
12 3 (0.39%) Facebook
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