The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Applications Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Developer
Rank 126 138 126
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 27 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.50% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.52% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 4
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Applications Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3470 3637 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.83% 95.01% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2156 2141 1584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 190 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Applications Developer in the job title.

Applications Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Developer across the North West region.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Applications Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Applications Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer across the North West region.

Applications Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +5 9 £475 +32.86% 3
Manchester 0 9 £362 -8.41% 5
Merseyside - 7 £385 -
Lancashire - 2 £399 -
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, Applications 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 North West region featuring Applications Developer in the job title.

1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (48.48%) JavaScript
3 25 (37.88%) Java
4 24 (36.36%) JSON
5 19 (28.79%) HTML
6 18 (27.27%) XML
7 17 (25.76%) CSS
8 15 (22.73%) SOAP
8 15 (22.73%) SQL
8 15 (22.73%) Finance
8 15 (22.73%) Mobile App
9 14 (21.21%) HTML5
9 14 (21.21%) BDD
9 14 (21.21%) Web Services
10 13 (19.70%) C#
10 13 (19.70%) .NET
10 13 (19.70%) J2EE
10 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
11 12 (18.18%) Spring
11 12 (18.18%) RESTful
11 12 (18.18%) jQuery
11 12 (18.18%) Kanban
12 11 (16.67%) Integration Testing
12 11 (16.67%) JAX-WS
12 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
12 11 (16.67%) CSS3
12 11 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
12 11 (16.67%) JAXB
12 11 (16.67%) WSDL

Applications Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (7.58%) Apache
1 5 (7.58%) GeoServer
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.03%) ColdFusion
3 2 (3.03%) JBoss
3 2 (3.03%) SAS
3 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.52%) CMS
4 1 (1.52%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.03%) TestFlight
2 1 (1.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) HTTP
1 5 (7.58%) HTTPS
1 5 (7.58%) LDAP
2 2 (3.03%) Skype
2 2 (3.03%) SSL
3 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (9.09%) GIS
3 6 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.58%) QGIS
4 5 (7.58%) Spatial Data
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (4.55%) MySQL
5 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.03%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.03%) SQLite
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Android Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.03%) CocoaPods
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
3 2 (3.03%) Xcode
4 1 (1.52%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.52%) Gradle
4 1 (1.52%) Grunt
4 1 (1.52%) gulp
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) JUnit
4 1 (1.52%) Maven
4 1 (1.52%) NetBeans
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Local Government
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (36.36%) JSON
2 19 (28.79%) HTML
3 18 (27.27%) XML
4 17 (25.76%) CSS
5 15 (22.73%) SOAP
6 14 (21.21%) HTML5
6 14 (21.21%) Web Services
7 13 (19.70%) .NET
7 13 (19.70%) J2EE
8 12 (18.18%) jQuery
8 12 (18.18%) RESTful
8 12 (18.18%) Spring
9 11 (16.67%) CSS3
9 11 (16.67%) JAXB
9 11 (16.67%) JAX-WS
9 11 (16.67%) JDBC
9 11 (16.67%) WSDL
10 10 (15.15%) AngularJS
11 8 (12.12%) Ajax
12 7 (10.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.55%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) User Experience
4 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.52%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) LLPG
4 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.52%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.52%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.61%) Apple iOS
2 6 (9.09%) Android
2 6 (9.09%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (4.55%) Linux
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.21%) BDD
3 13 (19.70%) Software Engineering
4 12 (18.18%) Kanban
5 11 (16.67%) AOP
5 11 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 11 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 9 (13.64%) Scrum
7 8 (12.12%) Mobile Development
8 6 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
8 6 (9.09%) OO
8 6 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (7.58%) Change Management
9 5 (7.58%) Microservices
9 5 (7.58%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (7.58%) MVC
10 4 (6.06%) iOS Development
10 4 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (48.48%) JavaScript
2 25 (37.88%) Java
3 15 (22.73%) SQL
4 13 (19.70%) C#
5 11 (16.67%) Python
6 9 (13.64%) VB
7 6 (9.09%) Lua
8 4 (6.06%) C++
8 4 (6.06%) Objective-C
8 4 (6.06%) PHP
8 4 (6.06%) T-SQL
8 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
8 4 (6.06%) XAML
9 3 (4.55%) Apple Swift
9 3 (4.55%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.55%) Ruby
10 2 (3.03%) CFML
10 2 (3.03%) Scala
10 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.52%) JCL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) BS7666
1 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.55%) WorldPay
4 2 (3.03%) Hortonworks
5 1 (1.52%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.52%) Axway
5 1 (1.52%) Endeca
5 1 (1.52%) SAP