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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
North West / Manchester
Rank 77 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 14 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 1.88% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.98% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 4
Median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £330 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £43.88 £37.59
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +16.72%

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
1281 1721 1428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.75% 95.40% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 799 988 811
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 52
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Salford -13 3 £400 -5.88% 4
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 18 (78.26%) JavaScript
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) HTML
3 10 (43.48%) .NET
4 9 (39.13%) CSS
5 8 (34.78%) C#
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
5 8 (34.78%) MVC
6 7 (30.43%) Scrum
6 7 (30.43%) TDD
6 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
8 5 (21.74%) HTML5
8 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
9 4 (17.39%) Web Development
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
9 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
9 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
9 4 (17.39%) Android
9 4 (17.39%) WebGL
9 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) Android Development
10 3 (13.04%) REST
10 3 (13.04%) High Availability
10 3 (13.04%) Jasmine
10 3 (13.04%) GitHub
10 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
10 3 (13.04%) HTML5 Canvas

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 2 (8.70%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) GitHub
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (13.04%) Jasmine
2 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 3 (13.04%) Mocha
2 3 (13.04%) Protractor
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 2 (8.70%) AccuRev
3 2 (8.70%) Babel
3 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.35%) gulp
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.35%) PEAR
4 1 (4.35%) PhantomJS
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 3 (13.04%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
1 10 (43.48%) HTML
2 9 (39.13%) CSS
3 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 5 (21.74%) HTML5
4 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (17.39%) WebGL
5 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
5 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 3 (13.04%) HTML5 Canvas
5 3 (13.04%) jQuery
5 3 (13.04%) JSON
5 3 (13.04%) Node.js
5 3 (13.04%) Pixi.js
5 3 (13.04%) REST
5 3 (13.04%) WinForms
5 3 (13.04%) WPF
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Core
6 2 (8.70%) Ajax
6 2 (8.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) IPTV
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Android
2 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) MVC
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (17.39%) Web Development
5 3 (13.04%) Android Development
5 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.04%) High Availability
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) iOS Development
6 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.35%) 3D Modelling
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (4.35%) Open Source
7 1 (4.35%) Progressive Enhancement
7 1 (4.35%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) ES6
4 2 (8.70%) Apple Swift
4 2 (8.70%) Java
4 2 (8.70%) Objective-C
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) ECMAScript
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) Scala
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SDET
2 2 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
1 1 (4.35%) Twitter