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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 64 78 72
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 41 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.25% 0.78% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 0.81% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 12
Average daily rate £413 £270 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £274 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £340 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -7.48%
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
1729 1358 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.95% 95.77% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 789 586
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 58 52
Average hourly rate £17.30 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 8 £425 -
Cheadle - 3 £400 - 2
Stockport - 2 £334 - 2
Software Developer
North West

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 23 (41.07%) SQL
1 23 (41.07%) .NET
2 22 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 22 (39.29%) HTML
2 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (37.50%) CSS
4 20 (35.71%) C#
4 20 (35.71%) C++
5 17 (30.36%) TDD
6 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
7 15 (26.79%) Scrum
8 13 (23.21%) Java
8 13 (23.21%) C
8 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
9 12 (21.43%) VB.NET
9 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 11 (19.64%) T-SQL
10 11 (19.64%) VBScript
10 11 (19.64%) Classic ASP
10 11 (19.64%) XML
10 11 (19.64%) Linux
10 11 (19.64%) Intranet
11 10 (17.86%) Web Services
11 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (16.07%) BDD
12 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
12 9 (16.07%) REST
13 8 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (14.29%) MVC
13 8 (14.29%) HTTP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (3.57%) Apache
1 2 (3.57%) CMS
1 2 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Infor CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) Intranet
2 8 (14.29%) HTTP
3 7 (12.50%) Bluetooth
4 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.36%) RS-422
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.79%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) NoSQL
2 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Ant
3 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.57%) Gradle
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) Maven
3 2 (3.57%) NUnit
3 2 (3.57%) Selenium
3 2 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) Moq
4 1 (1.79%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.57%) Electronics
2 1 (1.79%) Automotive
2 1 (1.79%) Legal
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (41.07%) .NET
2 22 (39.29%) HTML
3 21 (37.50%) CSS
4 13 (23.21%) ASP.NET
5 11 (19.64%) Classic ASP
5 11 (19.64%) XML
6 10 (17.86%) Web Services
7 9 (16.07%) REST
8 8 (14.29%) JSON
8 8 (14.29%) RESTful
9 3 (5.36%) CSS3
9 3 (5.36%) LINQ
9 3 (5.36%) WinForms
10 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
10 2 (3.57%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.57%) Hibernate
10 2 (3.57%) HTML5
10 2 (3.57%) jQuery
10 2 (3.57%) Spring
10 2 (3.57%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.79%) DTV
2 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.79%) IPTV
2 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.79%) MPEG
2 1 (1.79%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (1.79%) Physics
2 1 (1.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Linux
2 8 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (3.57%) Android
3 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) TDD
3 16 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 15 (26.79%) Scrum
5 9 (16.07%) BDD
6 8 (14.29%) High Availability
6 8 (14.29%) MVC
6 8 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 8 (14.29%) System Testing
7 7 (12.50%) Information Security
8 6 (10.71%) Computer Forensics
9 5 (8.93%) Web Development
10 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.36%) CRM
10 3 (5.36%) SOLID
11 2 (3.57%) Data Protection
11 2 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
11 2 (3.57%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) SQL
2 22 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 20 (35.71%) C#
3 20 (35.71%) C++
4 13 (23.21%) C
4 13 (23.21%) Java
5 12 (21.43%) VB.NET
6 11 (19.64%) T-SQL
6 11 (19.64%) VBScript
7 8 (14.29%) Python
7 8 (14.29%) Scala
8 7 (12.50%) PHP
9 2 (3.57%) VB
10 1 (1.79%) Lua
10 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.36%) BEA
2 3 (5.36%) Infor
2 3 (5.36%) Serena
3 2 (3.57%) IBM
3 2 (3.57%) Perforce
4 1 (1.79%) Capita
4 1 (1.79%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
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