The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 72 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.79% 1.34% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.43% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 5
Average daily rate
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£270 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £289 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £375 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.34 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.12% -2.00%
Software 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
1319 1046 938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.21% 93.14% 91.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 771 560 501
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 51 70
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Developer across the Manchester region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Developer across the Manchester region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Software 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 Software Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
Altrincham - - - - 4
Bolton - - - - 3
Stockport - - - - 1
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (50.00%) C#
2 8 (44.44%) HTML
2 8 (44.44%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
3 7 (38.89%) CSS
4 6 (33.33%) Web Services
4 6 (33.33%) XML
4 6 (33.33%) XSLT
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) WCF
5 5 (27.78%) MVC
5 5 (27.78%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
6 4 (22.22%) Web Development
6 4 (22.22%) REST
7 3 (16.67%) Digital Media
7 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (16.67%) Ajax
7 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (16.67%) XPath
7 3 (16.67%) Scala
7 3 (16.67%) jQuery
7 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (16.67%) TDD
7 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.56%) GSM
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.56%) GoogleTest
1 1 (5.56%) ReSharper
1 1 (5.56%) NUnit
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
1 8 (44.44%) .NET
2 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET
2 7 (38.89%) CSS
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) XML
3 6 (33.33%) XSLT
3 6 (33.33%) WCF
4 4 (22.22%) REST
5 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Ajax
5 3 (16.67%) jQuery
5 3 (16.67%) Saxon XSLT
5 3 (16.67%) XML Schema
6 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (5.56%) WPF
7 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
7 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
7 1 (5.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) zOS
2 3 (16.67%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) MVC
3 4 (22.22%) Web Development
4 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 3 (16.67%) OOP
4 3 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (27.78%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 3 (16.67%) XPath
5 3 (16.67%) Scala
5 3 (16.67%) XQuery
6 1 (5.56%) C
6 1 (5.56%) VB6
6 1 (5.56%) VBScript
6 1 (5.56%) VB
6 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) CA
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
1 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Google
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