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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 96 92 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 11 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.60% 0.42% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.44% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Median daily rate £313 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
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
1749 1583 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.80% 95.25% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1023 834 676
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 59 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.54 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 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 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 22 (40.74%) .NET
3 22 (40.74%) CSS
4 21 (38.89%) SQL
5 19 (35.19%) HTML
6 17 (31.48%) C#
6 17 (31.48%) Scrum
6 17 (31.48%) Software Engineering
6 17 (31.48%) Web Development
7 16 (29.63%) TDD
8 15 (27.78%) C++
9 13 (24.07%) Java
9 13 (24.07%) Linux
10 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
11 11 (20.37%) XML
12 10 (18.52%) Web Services
12 10 (18.52%) C
12 10 (18.52%) VB.NET
12 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (18.52%) BDD
13 9 (16.67%) NoSQL
13 9 (16.67%) REST
13 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.67%) MVC
13 9 (16.67%) Intranet
13 9 (16.67%) Classic ASP
13 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
13 9 (16.67%) VBScript
13 9 (16.67%) 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 3 (5.56%) JBoss
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Node.js
3 1 (1.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Infor CRM
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Intranet
2 8 (14.81%) HTTP
3 6 (11.11%) Bluetooth
4 3 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.56%) RS-422
5 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.85%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.26%) Maven
3 4 (7.41%) Subversion
4 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.56%) Selenium
5 2 (3.70%) Ant
5 2 (3.70%) Gradle
5 2 (3.70%) JUnit
6 1 (1.85%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.85%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.85%) Grunt
6 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.85%) Moq
6 1 (1.85%) NUnit
6 1 (1.85%) QUnit
6 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.85%) Xcode
General
1 2 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (1.85%) Games
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.74%) .NET
1 22 (40.74%) CSS
2 19 (35.19%) HTML
3 12 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 11 (20.37%) XML
5 10 (18.52%) Web Services
6 9 (16.67%) Classic ASP
6 9 (16.67%) REST
7 8 (14.81%) JSON
7 8 (14.81%) RESTful
8 4 (7.41%) CSS3
9 3 (5.56%) AngularJS
9 3 (5.56%) HTML5
9 3 (5.56%) WinForms
10 2 (3.70%) GWT
10 2 (3.70%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.70%) LINQ
10 2 (3.70%) Qt
10 2 (3.70%) Spring
11 1 (1.85%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) DTV
2 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.85%) IPTV
2 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.85%) MPEG
2 1 (1.85%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (1.85%) Physics
2 1 (1.85%) SCADA
2 1 (1.85%) Semantic Web
2 1 (1.85%) User Experience
2 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.07%) Linux
2 6 (11.11%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (31.48%) Scrum
2 17 (31.48%) Software Engineering
2 17 (31.48%) Web Development
3 16 (29.63%) TDD
4 10 (18.52%) BDD
5 9 (16.67%) MVC
6 8 (14.81%) High Availability
6 8 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (11.11%) Information Security
7 6 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 6 (11.11%) System Testing
8 5 (9.26%) Computer Forensics
8 5 (9.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
9 4 (7.41%) CRM
10 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.70%) Front End Development
10 2 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
10 2 (3.70%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 21 (38.89%) SQL
3 17 (31.48%) C#
4 15 (27.78%) C++
5 13 (24.07%) Java
6 10 (18.52%) C
6 10 (18.52%) VB.NET
7 9 (16.67%) Python
7 9 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 9 (16.67%) VBScript
8 8 (14.81%) Scala
9 6 (11.11%) PHP
10 2 (3.70%) Apple Swift
10 2 (3.70%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.85%) Lua
11 1 (1.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.56%) Degree
5 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) WCAG
Vendors
1 3 (5.56%) BEA
1 3 (5.56%) Infor
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.56%) Serena
2 2 (3.70%) IBM
2 2 (3.70%) Perforce
3 1 (1.85%) Capita
3 1 (1.85%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.85%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
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