The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Developer
Rank 131 121 123
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Developer 25 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.74% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.78% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 3
Average daily rate £360 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £297 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £432 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.00 - £18.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.88 £28.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+43.42% -12.30%
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
3595 3063 2632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 94.07% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2158 1709 1336
Average daily rate £381 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 188 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £11.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Applications Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Applications Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 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
Manchester -18 10 £325 +4.00% 2
Cheshire -5 7 £379 -24.25% 4
Lancashire -1 4 £375 -1.31% 2
Merseyside 0 2 £410 +0.61% 2
Applications Developer
England

Applications Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title.

1 17 (43.59%) Oracle
2 14 (35.90%) .NET
3 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 13 (33.33%) Java
4 12 (30.77%) Apple iOS
5 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
5 11 (28.21%) Finance
6 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
7 9 (23.08%) Windows
7 9 (23.08%) Mobile App
7 9 (23.08%) iOS Development
8 8 (20.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (20.51%) Objective-C
8 8 (20.51%) HTML
8 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
8 8 (20.51%) OO
9 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
9 7 (17.95%) Web Services
9 7 (17.95%) XML
9 7 (17.95%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (17.95%) Oracle Applications
9 7 (17.95%) jQuery
9 7 (17.95%) Android
10 6 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
11 5 (12.82%) C#
11 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
11 5 (12.82%) Python
11 5 (12.82%) IIS

Applications Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.82%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) JBoss
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (7.69%) Umbraco
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) GitHub
1 2 (5.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
2 2 (5.13%) HTTP
3 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) MySQL
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.13%) SQLite
6 1 (2.56%) DB2
6 1 (2.56%) MS Access
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 4 (10.26%) Subversion
2 4 (10.26%) Xcode
3 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.56%) Android Studio
4 1 (2.56%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.56%) Gradle
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) JUnit
4 1 (2.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) MSI
4 1 (2.56%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.56%) WiX
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Local Government
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) HTML
3 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
3 7 (17.95%) jQuery
3 7 (17.95%) Web Services
3 7 (17.95%) XML
4 5 (12.82%) Ajax
4 5 (12.82%) Android SDK
4 5 (12.82%) HTML5
4 5 (12.82%) iOS SDK
5 4 (10.26%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.26%) Entity Framework
5 4 (10.26%) PhoneGap
5 4 (10.26%) WCF
6 3 (7.69%) CodeIgniter
6 3 (7.69%) J2EE
7 2 (5.13%) Apache Camel
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (5.13%) OSGi
7 2 (5.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) DTV
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Apple iOS
2 9 (23.08%) Windows
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (17.95%) Android
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Linux
6 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.56%) Unix
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) iOS Development
2 8 (20.51%) OO
3 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.26%) Android Development
4 4 (10.26%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (10.26%) MVC
4 4 (10.26%) Scrum
5 3 (7.69%) Content Management
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.69%) Workflow
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.13%) Cash Management
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) TDD
7 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) OOP
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) Java
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.51%) Objective-C
4 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
5 5 (12.82%) C#
5 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
5 5 (12.82%) Python
6 4 (10.26%) PHP
7 3 (7.69%) VB
8 2 (5.13%) Apple Swift
8 2 (5.13%) C
8 2 (5.13%) Ruby
9 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
9 1 (2.56%) C++
9 1 (2.56%) Perl
9 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.56%) VB6
9 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) OCPJP
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.56%) Docker
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Appcelerator
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Xamarin
3 3 (7.69%) EPiServer
3 3 (7.69%) OpenText
4 2 (5.13%) Kofax
5 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.56%) Endeca