The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 916 819 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.62% 19.23% 22.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.22% 20.18% 23.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 542 425
Median daily rate £375 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £34.40 £29.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £57.75 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.04 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.74% +5.82%
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
3246 4058 2966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.33% 95.28% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2055 2423 1638
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 204 199
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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 Developer across the North West region.

Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Developer across the North West region.

Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Developer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Manchester +2 500 £375 +3.44% 296
Cheshire +2 212 £350 -6.66% 74
Lancashire 0 97 £388 -13.88% 42
Merseyside +4 65 £363 +11.53% 37
Cumbria +1 3 £350 -36.36% 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 Developer in the job title.

1 671 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (36.92%) JavaScript
3 571 (32.68%) Java
4 490 (28.05%) HTML
5 439 (25.13%) CSS
6 436 (24.96%) SQL
7 403 (23.07%) .NET
8 370 (21.18%) C#
9 333 (19.06%) SQL Server
10 315 (18.03%) TDD
11 269 (15.40%) Oracle
12 267 (15.28%) MVC
13 239 (13.68%) HTML5
14 222 (12.71%) Web Services
15 213 (12.19%) ASP.NET
16 208 (11.91%) Finance
16 208 (11.91%) AngularJS
17 202 (11.56%) XML
18 196 (11.22%) Scrum
19 195 (11.16%) Web Development
20 190 (10.88%) jQuery
21 189 (10.82%) Spring
22 172 (9.85%) CSS3
23 164 (9.39%) Microsoft
24 154 (8.82%) BDD
24 154 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
25 152 (8.70%) Linux
26 141 (8.07%) PHP
27 140 (8.01%) Git (software)
28 138 (7.90%) CRM

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 59 (3.38%) JBoss
2 54 (3.09%) Tomcat
3 48 (2.75%) CMS
4 45 (2.58%) Apache
5 37 (2.12%) WebSphere
6 36 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 35 (2.00%) Tuxedo
8 21 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
9 20 (1.14%) SAS
10 17 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
11 16 (0.92%) WordPress
12 14 (0.80%) GeoServer
12 14 (0.80%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.74%) Umbraco
14 11 (0.63%) Drupal
14 11 (0.63%) IIS
15 9 (0.52%) ATG Dynamo
15 9 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 67 (3.84%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.80%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.69%) MS Office
4 6 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 79 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 37 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (1.37%) Magento
5 14 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
8 8 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.23%) SAP MDM
12 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.17%) Visualfiles
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
14 1 (0.057%) MFGPRO
14 1 (0.057%) nopCommerce
14 1 (0.057%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (1.55%) GitHub
3 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.46%) Office 365
6 7 (0.40%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (0.40%) Amazon S3
6 7 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (0.23%) Veeva
8 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.17%) Google Play
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.11%) Force.com
9 2 (0.11%) PaaS
9 2 (0.11%) SaaS
9 2 (0.11%) TestFlight
10 1 (0.057%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.057%) Sage Pay
10 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (3.66%) HTTP
2 41 (2.35%) Network Security
3 18 (1.03%) Internet
4 17 (0.97%) LDAP
5 14 (0.80%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.40%) SSL
7 6 (0.34%) Intranet
8 5 (0.29%) AMQP
9 4 (0.23%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.17%) Skype
11 2 (0.11%) DNS
11 2 (0.11%) FTP
12 1 (0.057%) DHCP
12 1 (0.057%) DVB
12 1 (0.057%) SAN
12 1 (0.057%) SMS
12 1 (0.057%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (19.06%) SQL Server
2 116 (6.64%) Oracle Database
3 109 (6.24%) MySQL
4 107 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 96 (5.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 74 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 57 (3.26%) NoSQL
8 53 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (2.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 50 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 49 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (2.52%) MongoDB
13 39 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
14 30 (1.72%) RDBMS
15 26 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
16 24 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
17 23 (1.32%) OLAP
18 19 (1.09%) Hadoop
18 19 (1.09%) OLAP Cube
18 19 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 140 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 97 (5.55%) Jenkins
3 70 (4.01%) Visual Studio
4 66 (3.78%) Subversion
5 64 (3.66%) Maven
6 57 (3.26%) Talend Open Studio
7 55 (3.15%) JUnit
8 54 (3.09%) JIRA
9 49 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 41 (2.35%) Selenium
11 38 (2.18%) Grunt
12 36 (2.06%) Cucumber
13 28 (1.60%) Mercurial
13 28 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
14 22 (1.26%) Eclipse
15 19 (1.09%) Gradle
15 19 (1.09%) gulp
15 19 (1.09%) Xcode
16 18 (1.03%) Jasmine
17 11 (0.63%) Mocha
General
1 208 (11.91%) Finance
2 75 (4.29%) Banking
3 64 (3.66%) Retail
4 53 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 42 (2.40%) Marketing
6 23 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 22 (1.26%) Games
8 20 (1.14%) Advertising
9 18 (1.03%) Publishing
10 14 (0.80%) Electronics
10 14 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 9 (0.52%) Local Government
11 9 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.29%) International Banking
13 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.17%) Law
14 3 (0.17%) Legal
14 3 (0.17%) Military
14 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 490 (28.05%) HTML
2 439 (25.13%) CSS
3 403 (23.07%) .NET
4 239 (13.68%) HTML5
5 222 (12.71%) Web Services
6 213 (12.19%) ASP.NET
7 208 (11.91%) AngularJS
8 202 (11.56%) XML
9 190 (10.88%) jQuery
10 189 (10.82%) Spring
11 172 (9.85%) CSS3
12 119 (6.81%) JSON
13 117 (6.70%) SOAP
14 112 (6.41%) RESTful
15 111 (6.35%) J2EE
16 109 (6.24%) REST
17 104 (5.95%) ASP.NET MVC
18 88 (5.04%) Node.js
19 74 (4.24%) Hibernate
20 70 (4.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 72 (4.12%) User Experience
2 41 (2.35%) Digital Media
2 41 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
3 40 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 31 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (1.60%) Data Integration
6 27 (1.55%) Clustering
7 21 (1.20%) iPad
8 17 (0.97%) NHS
9 15 (0.86%) Mainframe
10 14 (0.80%) Computer Science
11 11 (0.63%) Online Banking
11 11 (0.63%) Replication
11 11 (0.63%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.57%) Management Information System
13 9 (0.52%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.52%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.52%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.34%) e-Learning
14 6 (0.34%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 152 (8.70%) Linux
2 66 (3.78%) Android
3 55 (3.15%) Apple iOS
4 54 (3.09%) Windows
5 29 (1.66%) Unix
6 24 (1.37%) VME
7 17 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.57%) AIX
9 9 (0.52%) Windows Server
10 8 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.11%) Solaris
12 2 (0.11%) ThreadX
12 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.11%) zOS
13 1 (0.057%) MVS
13 1 (0.057%) OS/2
13 1 (0.057%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 315 (18.03%) TDD
3 267 (15.28%) MVC
4 196 (11.22%) Scrum
5 195 (11.16%) Web Development
6 154 (8.82%) BDD
6 154 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 138 (7.90%) CRM
8 130 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
9 129 (7.38%) Front End Development
10 119 (6.81%) E-Commerce
11 113 (6.47%) OO
12 112 (6.41%) ETL
13 91 (5.21%) Software Engineering
14 87 (4.98%) Migration
15 86 (4.92%) Unit Testing
16 78 (4.46%) OOP
17 77 (4.41%) SOA
18 70 (4.01%) ERP
19 66 (3.78%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 645 (36.92%) JavaScript
2 571 (32.68%) Java
3 436 (24.96%) SQL
4 370 (21.18%) C#
5 141 (8.07%) PHP
6 96 (5.50%) PL/SQL
7 72 (4.12%) T-SQL
8 57 (3.26%) COBOL
8 57 (3.26%) Ruby
9 56 (3.21%) C
9 56 (3.21%) Python
10 53 (3.03%) Scala
11 44 (2.52%) C++
11 44 (2.52%) VB.NET
12 36 (2.06%) Objective-C
13 31 (1.77%) VB
14 30 (1.72%) Shell Script
15 28 (1.60%) Groovy
16 23 (1.32%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.14%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 117 (6.70%) Security Cleared
2 73 (4.18%) SC Cleared
3 33 (1.89%) Degree
4 26 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (0.63%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.11%) ISEB
9 1 (0.057%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.057%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.057%) MCP
9 1 (0.057%) MCTS
9 1 (0.057%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.55%) QA
2 21 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.29%) MISRA
4 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.057%) BS7666
5 1 (0.057%) CDISC
5 1 (0.057%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.057%) ISO26262
5 1 (0.057%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (1.32%) Docker
1 23 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 2 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.057%) RACF
5 1 (0.057%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (0.92%) Tivoli
2 10 (0.57%) Puppet
3 7 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Ansible
4 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.11%) Netcool
4 2 (0.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.057%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.057%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 269 (15.40%) Oracle
2 164 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.43%) SAP
4 57 (3.26%) Talend
5 55 (3.15%) IBM
6 32 (1.83%) Micro Focus
7 23 (1.32%) Google
8 21 (1.20%) Sitecore
9 17 (0.97%) Adobe
9 17 (0.97%) Cognos
9 17 (0.97%) Tableau
9 17 (0.97%) Vertica
10 16 (0.92%) Red Hat
11 14 (0.80%) ATG
12 13 (0.74%) hybris
12 13 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.74%) Zend
13 12 (0.69%) ESRI
14 11 (0.63%) Informatica
14 11 (0.63%) TIBCO
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oliver Thomas Group
Rate: From £380 to £399 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £375.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £265 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago