The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 763 631 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.22% 21.48% 25.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.98% 23.24% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 382 322
Average daily rate
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£350 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 19
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.29 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.49% +23.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £31.53 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.47 £139.00 £122.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
3472 2715 2235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.00% 92.44% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1846 1412 1063
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 217 183
Average hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £18.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
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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 -1 357 £338 +3.84% 254
Cheshire +1 233 £375 +7.14% 153
Lancashire +3 79 £350 -6.66% 55
Merseyside -6 43 £350 +16.66% 56
Cumbria -8 7 - - 3
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited 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 Developer in their job title.

1 476 (30.85%) HTML
2 465 (30.14%) JavaScript
3 462 (29.94%) SQL
4 452 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
5 399 (25.86%) Java
6 379 (24.56%) CSS
7 353 (22.88%) .NET
8 325 (21.06%) SQL Server
8 325 (21.06%) C#
9 246 (15.94%) Oracle
10 244 (15.81%) jQuery
11 223 (14.45%) MVC
12 216 (14.00%) XML
13 215 (13.93%) TDD
14 210 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
15 196 (12.70%) Finance
16 188 (12.18%) Web Services
17 183 (11.86%) ASP.NET
18 154 (9.98%) Microsoft
19 149 (9.66%) HTML5
20 146 (9.46%) Spring
21 140 (9.07%) OO
22 132 (8.55%) Scrum
23 131 (8.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 126 (8.17%) Git (software)
25 125 (8.10%) Security Cleared
26 121 (7.84%) Linux
27 113 (7.32%) J2EE
28 112 (7.26%) PHP
29 104 (6.74%) JSON

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 58 (3.76%) SAS
2 51 (3.31%) Node.js
3 44 (2.85%) CMS
4 36 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 33 (2.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 32 (2.07%) WebSphere
7 31 (2.01%) Apache
8 28 (1.81%) IIS
8 28 (1.81%) Tomcat
9 20 (1.30%) WordPress
10 18 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (1.04%) Umbraco
11 16 (1.04%) MQSeries
11 16 (1.04%) JBoss
12 15 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.91%) Confluence
14 13 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
15 12 (0.78%) Drupal
16 11 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 62 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.17%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.84%) MS Office
5 9 (0.58%) Mingle
6 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.39%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.19%) MS Project
11 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.13%) Maya
11 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.13%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 49 (3.18%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
3 34 (2.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 25 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
5 20 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 18 (1.17%) Magento
7 8 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
9 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.26%) Exstream
10 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.19%) ResourceLink
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
1 11 (0.71%) Amazon S3
2 9 (0.58%) Heroku
2 9 (0.58%) SaaS
3 8 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.13%) GitHub
6 2 (0.13%) Route 53
7 1 (0.065%) Office 365
7 1 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.065%) Responsys
7 1 (0.065%) IaaS
7 1 (0.065%) PaaS
7 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 80 (5.18%) HTTP
2 20 (1.30%) Internet
3 11 (0.71%) ATM
3 11 (0.71%) AMQP
4 7 (0.45%) Intranet
4 7 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 6 (0.39%) SSH
6 4 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.19%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.19%) GSM
7 3 (0.19%) MQTT
8 2 (0.13%) iBeacon
8 2 (0.13%) FTP
9 1 (0.065%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.065%) Extranet
9 1 (0.065%) SSL
9 1 (0.065%) SNMP
9 1 (0.065%) UMTS
9 1 (0.065%) GPRS
9 1 (0.065%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 325 (21.06%) SQL Server
2 131 (8.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 96 (6.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 84 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
4 84 (5.44%) Oracle Database
5 77 (4.99%) MySQL
6 68 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 62 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 57 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
9 54 (3.50%) Relational Database
10 50 (3.24%) MongoDB
11 44 (2.85%) Base SAS
12 40 (2.59%) Oracle Database 11g
13 38 (2.46%) QlikView
14 30 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (1.88%) Cognos Framework Manager
16 28 (1.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 27 (1.75%) NoSQL
18 26 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
19 21 (1.36%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 126 (8.17%) Git (software)
2 93 (6.03%) Visual Studio
3 58 (3.76%) JUnit
4 53 (3.43%) Subversion
5 52 (3.37%) Maven
6 50 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (2.59%) Oracle Forms
8 38 (2.46%) Eclipse
9 36 (2.33%) Selenium
10 34 (2.20%) Cucumber
11 27 (1.75%) Jenkins
12 25 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 24 (1.56%) JIRA
14 23 (1.49%) Ant
15 18 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
16 17 (1.10%) Gradle
17 15 (0.97%) NUnit
18 13 (0.84%) Xcode
19 12 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
19 12 (0.78%) Jasmine
General
1 196 (12.70%) Finance
2 58 (3.76%) Banking
3 46 (2.98%) Retail
4 17 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 17 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 11 (0.71%) Back Office
5 11 (0.71%) Marketing
6 6 (0.39%) Games
6 6 (0.39%) Electronics
6 6 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.32%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.26%) Advertising
8 4 (0.26%) Legal
8 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.19%) Local Government
9 3 (0.19%) Publishing
10 2 (0.13%) Law
11 1 (0.065%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.065%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (30.85%) HTML
2 379 (24.56%) CSS
3 353 (22.88%) .NET
4 244 (15.81%) jQuery
5 216 (14.00%) XML
6 188 (12.18%) Web Services
7 183 (11.86%) ASP.NET
8 149 (9.66%) HTML5
9 146 (9.46%) Spring
10 113 (7.32%) J2EE
11 104 (6.74%) JSON
12 101 (6.55%) CSS3
13 100 (6.48%) REST
13 100 (6.48%) AngularJS
14 93 (6.03%) ASP.NET MVC
15 88 (5.70%) RESTful
16 81 (5.25%) .NET Framework
17 76 (4.93%) Ajax
18 75 (4.86%) SOAP
19 72 (4.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.76%) NHS
2 58 (3.76%) Mobile App
3 50 (3.24%) Open Source
4 39 (2.53%) Computer Science
4 39 (2.53%) User Experience
5 37 (2.40%) Algorithms
6 32 (2.07%) Mainframe
7 21 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
8 19 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.17%) Statistics
10 17 (1.10%) Data Structures
11 15 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 15 (0.97%) Data Extraction
12 12 (0.78%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.65%) Visualisation
13 10 (0.65%) Telematics
14 8 (0.52%) Data Integration
14 8 (0.52%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.52%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 121 (7.84%) Linux
2 90 (5.83%) UNIX
3 84 (5.44%) Windows
4 65 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 63 (4.08%) Android
6 27 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 22 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (0.78%) Windows Phone
9 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.26%) VME
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.26%) AIX
11 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.26%) zOS
12 3 (0.19%) MVS
12 3 (0.19%) VMS
12 3 (0.19%) Solaris
13 2 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 452 (29.29%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (14.45%) MVC
3 215 (13.93%) TDD
4 210 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
5 140 (9.07%) OO
6 132 (8.55%) Scrum
7 103 (6.68%) Software Engineering
8 101 (6.55%) Continuous Integration
9 91 (5.90%) Unit Testing
10 88 (5.70%) ETL
11 80 (5.18%) OOP
12 78 (5.06%) E-Commerce
12 78 (5.06%) BDD
13 67 (4.34%) Web Development
13 67 (4.34%) SOA
14 62 (4.02%) Data Modelling
15 61 (3.95%) Web Design
16 55 (3.56%) iOS Development
17 54 (3.50%) Responsive Web Design
18 53 (3.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 465 (30.14%) JavaScript
2 462 (29.94%) SQL
3 399 (25.86%) Java
4 325 (21.06%) C#
5 112 (7.26%) PHP
6 99 (6.42%) PL/SQL
6 99 (6.42%) T-SQL
7 63 (4.08%) Python
8 58 (3.76%) Ruby
9 43 (2.79%) XPath
9 43 (2.79%) C++
10 32 (2.07%) Objective-C
11 30 (1.94%) Scala
11 30 (1.94%) VBA
12 21 (1.36%) C
13 20 (1.30%) VB
13 20 (1.30%) XQuery
14 19 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.84%) Perl
15 13 (0.84%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 125 (8.10%) Security Cleared
2 87 (5.64%) SC Cleared
3 72 (4.67%) Degree
4 14 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (0.65%) ISEB
5 10 (0.65%) HND
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.065%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.065%) MCITP
7 1 (0.065%) MCTS
7 1 (0.065%) MCPD
7 1 (0.065%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.36%) QA
2 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.32%) SLA
4 4 (0.26%) HL7
5 2 (0.13%) MiFID
5 2 (0.13%) EMIR
5 2 (0.13%) GMP
6 1 (0.065%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (0.45%) Docker
2 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.13%) Varnish
3 2 (0.13%) Firmware
4 1 (0.065%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.065%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.065%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (0.58%) Puppet
1 9 (0.58%) Vagrant
1 9 (0.58%) CA Endevor
2 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.13%) SCOM
4 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 246 (15.94%) Oracle
2 154 (9.98%) Microsoft
3 54 (3.50%) Cognos
4 49 (3.18%) IBM
5 26 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 25 (1.62%) Informatica
7 21 (1.36%) SAP
8 19 (1.23%) Adobe
9 18 (1.17%) Talend
10 16 (1.04%) TIBCO
11 14 (0.91%) Tableau
12 13 (0.84%) Twitter
13 12 (0.78%) Business Objects
14 11 (0.71%) Xamarin
15 10 (0.65%) Syncsort
15 10 (0.65%) HP
16 9 (0.58%) Google
16 9 (0.58%) Aquila
16 9 (0.58%) Kony
16 9 (0.58%) Atlassian
Liverpool, Merseyside
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Winsford, Cheshire
MCG Consulting Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Media
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £475 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + Competitive Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago