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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 85 77 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 0.73% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.76% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Average daily rate
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£316 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.59% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -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
1524 1180 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.87% 95.39% 93.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 665 532
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 59 85
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.36% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 3 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 August 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Salford - 2 £393 -
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 7 (41.18%) MVC
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 6 (35.29%) QA
3 5 (29.41%) Selenium
3 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) PHP
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) CSS
4 4 (23.53%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) LAMP
4 4 (23.53%) Apache
4 4 (23.53%) Ajax
4 4 (23.53%) Symfony
4 4 (23.53%) CodeIgniter
4 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) System Testing
4 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
4 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 4 (23.53%) RESTful
4 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 4 (23.53%) Node.js
4 4 (23.53%) Hudson
4 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (23.53%) SDLC
5 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (17.65%) AngularJS

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 4 (23.53%) Apache
1 4 (23.53%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Photoshop
1 2 (11.76%) Maya
1 2 (11.76%) 3ds Max
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (11.76%) CINEMA 4D
1 2 (11.76%) MODO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
2 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) Hudson
2 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) LAMP
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) Ajax
3 4 (23.53%) Symfony
3 4 (23.53%) CodeIgniter
3 4 (23.53%) RESTful
3 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) jQuery
4 3 (17.65%) JSON
4 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
4 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (11.76%) React
5 2 (11.76%) REST
5 2 (11.76%) CSS3
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) XHTML
6 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Informatics
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.88%) iPhone
1 1 (5.88%) Health Informatics
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) MVC
2 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) Unit Testing
3 4 (23.53%) System Testing
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) OOD
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) OOP
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.88%) Android Development
6 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
1 5 (29.41%) PHP
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
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