The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 70 60 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.13% 1.35% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 5
Average daily rate £350 £288 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £230 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £314 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +15.38%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 908 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 94.09% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 405 640
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 83
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Developer
North West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 5 £375 - 2
Stockport - 1 £350 - 6
Wigan - - - - 3
Altrincham - - - - 3
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - - 2
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 14 (48.28%) C#
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
4 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
4 11 (37.93%) HTML
4 11 (37.93%) Web Services
4 11 (37.93%) TDD
5 10 (34.48%) OO
5 10 (34.48%) CSS
6 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
6 9 (31.03%) MVC
7 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
7 8 (27.59%) Java
7 8 (27.59%) SQL
7 8 (27.59%) BDD
8 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
8 7 (24.14%) Oracle
9 6 (20.69%) MySQL
9 6 (20.69%) OOP
10 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
10 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
10 5 (17.24%) Subversion
10 5 (17.24%) Project Management
10 5 (17.24%) SOAP
10 5 (17.24%) PHP
11 4 (13.79%) XML
11 4 (13.79%) XSD
11 4 (13.79%) XSLT
11 4 (13.79%) OOD

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (44.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) MySQL
3 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 5 (17.24%) Subversion
3 4 (13.79%) RSpec
3 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium
5 1 (3.45%) Hudson
5 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.45%) JUnit
General
1 3 (10.34%) Games
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
2 11 (37.93%) HTML
2 11 (37.93%) Web Services
3 10 (34.48%) CSS
4 5 (17.24%) SOAP
5 4 (13.79%) XML
5 4 (13.79%) XSD
5 4 (13.79%) XSLT
5 4 (13.79%) XHTML
5 4 (13.79%) Ajax
5 4 (13.79%) RESTful
5 4 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (13.79%) jQuery
5 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
6 3 (10.34%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (10.34%) Spring
7 2 (6.90%) JSP
7 2 (6.90%) Hibernate
7 2 (6.90%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Open Source
1 4 (13.79%) Kindle
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) BBC
2 1 (3.45%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Fedora
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) TDD
3 10 (34.48%) OO
4 9 (31.03%) MVC
5 8 (27.59%) Software Engineering
5 8 (27.59%) BDD
6 6 (20.69%) OOP
7 5 (17.24%) Project Management
8 4 (13.79%) OOD
8 4 (13.79%) User Experience Design
8 4 (13.79%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) Information Architecture
9 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (10.34%) Scrum
10 2 (6.90%) Automated Testing
11 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
11 1 (3.45%) Web Development
11 1 (3.45%) Kanban
11 1 (3.45%) Dependency Injection
11 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) C#
2 8 (27.59%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) SQL
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) PHP
5 4 (13.79%) Ruby
6 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Groovy
7 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) ISO 9001
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Wonderware