The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 90 88 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.39% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.41% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Median daily rate £331 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £308 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.08%
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
1731 1476 1211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.44% 95.60% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 814 625
Median daily rate £383 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 70 68
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 2 £250 - 3
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) JavaScript
2 19 (40.43%) CSS
3 17 (36.17%) Java
3 17 (36.17%) SQL
3 17 (36.17%) Scrum
4 16 (34.04%) .NET
5 15 (31.91%) Linux
6 14 (29.79%) C#
6 14 (29.79%) HTML
6 14 (29.79%) TDD
6 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
7 13 (27.66%) Web Development
8 11 (23.40%) XML
8 11 (23.40%) MVC
9 10 (21.28%) Web Services
9 10 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (21.28%) BDD
10 9 (19.15%) NoSQL
10 9 (19.15%) REST
11 8 (17.02%) High Availability
11 8 (17.02%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (17.02%) RESTful
11 8 (17.02%) Scala
11 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
11 8 (17.02%) JSON
11 8 (17.02%) C++
11 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
11 8 (17.02%) HTTP
12 7 (14.89%) Python

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.64%) JBoss
2 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Node.js
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Infor CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) HTTP
2 5 (10.64%) Intranet
3 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
3 3 (6.38%) RS-422
4 2 (4.26%) Bluetooth
5 1 (2.13%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) NoSQL
2 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (14.89%) Maven
3 5 (10.64%) Eclipse
3 5 (10.64%) Selenium
4 4 (8.51%) JUnit
4 4 (8.51%) Subversion
5 3 (6.38%) SonarQube
6 2 (4.26%) Ant
6 2 (4.26%) Gradle
7 1 (2.13%) Android Studio
7 1 (2.13%) CocoaPods
7 1 (2.13%) Grunt
7 1 (2.13%) Jasmine
7 1 (2.13%) Moq
7 1 (2.13%) NUnit
7 1 (2.13%) QUnit
7 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.13%) Xcode
General
1 2 (4.26%) Electronics
2 1 (2.13%) Games
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) CSS
2 16 (34.04%) .NET
3 14 (29.79%) HTML
4 11 (23.40%) XML
5 10 (21.28%) Web Services
6 9 (19.15%) REST
7 8 (17.02%) ASP.NET
7 8 (17.02%) JSON
7 8 (17.02%) RESTful
8 5 (10.64%) Classic ASP
9 4 (8.51%) CSS3
9 4 (8.51%) GWT
10 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
10 3 (6.38%) HTML5
11 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
11 2 (4.26%) LINQ
11 2 (4.26%) Qt
11 2 (4.26%) Spring
12 1 (2.13%) Cocoa
12 1 (2.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
1 3 (6.38%) SCADA
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) DTV
2 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.13%) IPTV
2 1 (2.13%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.13%) MPEG
2 1 (2.13%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (2.13%) Physics
2 1 (2.13%) Semantic Web
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
2 1 (2.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (51.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.17%) Scrum
3 14 (29.79%) Software Engineering
3 14 (29.79%) TDD
4 13 (27.66%) Web Development
5 11 (23.40%) MVC
6 10 (21.28%) BDD
7 8 (17.02%) High Availability
7 8 (17.02%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
9 4 (8.51%) CRM
10 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.26%) Computer Forensics
11 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
11 2 (4.26%) Information Security
11 2 (4.26%) Pair Programming
11 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
11 2 (4.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) JavaScript
2 17 (36.17%) Java
2 17 (36.17%) SQL
3 14 (29.79%) C#
4 8 (17.02%) C++
4 8 (17.02%) Scala
5 7 (14.89%) Python
6 6 (12.77%) VB.NET
7 5 (10.64%) C
7 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
7 5 (10.64%) VBScript
8 3 (6.38%) Ruby
9 2 (4.26%) Apple Swift
9 2 (4.26%) Go
9 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) BEA
1 3 (6.38%) Infor
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
1 3 (6.38%) Serena
2 2 (4.26%) IBM
2 2 (4.26%) Perforce
3 1 (2.13%) Capita
3 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.13%) Sitecore