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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 720 615 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.32% 22.27% 25.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.15% 23.77% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 372 371
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% +8.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £22.42 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £42.62 £40.92
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
3110 2587 2270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.09% 93.66% 92.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 1328 1120
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 205 185
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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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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 -1 342 £325 -1.51% 335
Cheshire 0 199 £325 - 133
Lancashire +2 86 £350 -3.44% 51
Merseyside -2 39 £350 +21.73% 53
Cumbria -8 6 - - 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (32.05%) HTML
2 459 (30.91%) JavaScript
3 455 (30.64%) SQL
4 406 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
5 380 (25.59%) CSS
6 375 (25.25%) Java
7 362 (24.38%) .NET
8 346 (23.30%) SQL Server
9 339 (22.83%) C#
10 255 (17.17%) jQuery
11 240 (16.16%) XML
12 238 (16.03%) Oracle
13 219 (14.75%) MVC
14 218 (14.68%) Business Intelligence
15 200 (13.47%) TDD
16 196 (13.20%) ASP.NET
17 184 (12.39%) Web Services
18 173 (11.65%) Finance
19 150 (10.10%) HTML5
20 146 (9.83%) OO
21 142 (9.56%) Spring
22 141 (9.49%) Microsoft
23 135 (9.09%) PHP
24 134 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 130 (8.75%) Git (software)
26 122 (8.22%) Linux
27 119 (8.01%) Security Cleared
28 116 (7.81%) Scrum
29 111 (7.47%) T-SQL
30 110 (7.41%) J2EE

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 46 (3.10%) CMS
2 42 (2.83%) Node.js
3 40 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 38 (2.56%) SAS
5 36 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 34 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 33 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
8 30 (2.02%) IIS
9 28 (1.89%) Apache
10 21 (1.41%) Umbraco
11 19 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 16 (1.08%) WordPress
12 16 (1.08%) Drupal
12 16 (1.08%) JBoss
12 16 (1.08%) MQSeries
13 14 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
14 12 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (0.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 50 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.61%) Mingle
4 9 (0.61%) MS Office
5 6 (0.40%) Fireworks
5 6 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.34%) PowerPivot
6 5 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.13%) Maya
8 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.067%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (2.36%) Oracle Applications
2 35 (2.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 22 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.35%) Magento
5 7 (0.47%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
6 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.20%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.20%) BPCS
8 2 (0.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.81%) Amazon S3
2 10 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.54%) SaaS
4 7 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.47%) Heroku
5 4 (0.27%) Office 365
6 3 (0.20%) Route 53
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
7 2 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.067%) IaaS
8 1 (0.067%) Responsys
8 1 (0.067%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.067%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (5.12%) HTTP
2 17 (1.14%) Internet
3 10 (0.67%) ATM
4 9 (0.61%) Intranet
4 9 (0.61%) AMQP
5 7 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.40%) SSH
7 5 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.20%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.20%) GSM
8 3 (0.20%) MQTT
9 2 (0.13%) FTP
9 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.13%) iBeacon
10 1 (0.067%) Extranet
10 1 (0.067%) LDAP
10 1 (0.067%) DNS
10 1 (0.067%) UMTS
10 1 (0.067%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 346 (23.30%) SQL Server
2 134 (9.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 97 (6.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 96 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
5 84 (5.66%) Oracle Database
6 77 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 72 (4.85%) MySQL
8 64 (4.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 52 (3.50%) Oracle Reports
10 44 (2.96%) Relational Database
11 43 (2.90%) QlikView
12 37 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
13 30 (2.02%) MongoDB
14 28 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
15 26 (1.75%) Base SAS
16 25 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
16 25 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
17 24 (1.62%) Cognos Framework Manager
18 20 (1.35%) DB2
19 19 (1.28%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 130 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 94 (6.33%) Visual Studio
3 63 (4.24%) Subversion
4 56 (3.77%) Maven
5 53 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (3.30%) JUnit
7 38 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
8 32 (2.15%) Eclipse
9 30 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 29 (1.95%) Selenium
11 28 (1.89%) Jenkins
12 23 (1.55%) Cucumber
13 21 (1.41%) Ant
14 20 (1.35%) JIRA
15 14 (0.94%) NUnit
16 13 (0.88%) Jasmine
17 12 (0.81%) Hudson
17 12 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
18 10 (0.67%) Xcode
18 10 (0.67%) Gradle
General
1 173 (11.65%) Finance
2 60 (4.04%) Retail
3 54 (3.64%) Banking
4 13 (0.88%) Back Office
5 12 (0.81%) Marketing
6 10 (0.67%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.47%) Games
10 6 (0.40%) Advertising
10 6 (0.40%) Legal
11 4 (0.27%) German Language
11 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.20%) Publishing
13 2 (0.13%) Local Government
13 2 (0.13%) Law
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.067%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.067%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (32.05%) HTML
2 380 (25.59%) CSS
3 362 (24.38%) .NET
4 255 (17.17%) jQuery
5 240 (16.16%) XML
6 196 (13.20%) ASP.NET
7 184 (12.39%) Web Services
8 150 (10.10%) HTML5
9 142 (9.56%) Spring
10 110 (7.41%) J2EE
11 101 (6.80%) CSS3
12 94 (6.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 90 (6.06%) XSLT
14 86 (5.79%) Ajax
15 85 (5.72%) .NET Framework
15 85 (5.72%) REST
16 82 (5.52%) JSON
17 74 (4.98%) RESTful
18 73 (4.92%) AngularJS
19 64 (4.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.18%) Mobile App
3 58 (3.91%) NHS
4 56 (3.77%) Open Source
5 40 (2.69%) Computer Science
6 38 (2.56%) User Experience
7 28 (1.89%) Algorithms
8 19 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.08%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 14 (0.94%) Statistics
11 14 (0.94%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.74%) Derivative
12 11 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
13 10 (0.67%) Data Extraction
13 10 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.61%) Visualisation
14 9 (0.61%) iPad
15 8 (0.54%) Telematics
16 7 (0.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 122 (8.22%) Linux
2 88 (5.93%) Windows
3 71 (4.78%) UNIX
4 62 (4.18%) Android
4 62 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (1.35%) Mac OS X
7 13 (0.88%) Windows Phone
8 9 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.27%) VME
10 4 (0.27%) zOS
11 3 (0.20%) Solaris
11 3 (0.20%) VMS
11 3 (0.20%) MVS
11 3 (0.20%) CentOS
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (14.75%) MVC
3 218 (14.68%) Business Intelligence
4 200 (13.47%) TDD
5 146 (9.83%) OO
6 116 (7.81%) Scrum
7 96 (6.46%) Software Engineering
7 96 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
8 95 (6.40%) E-Commerce
9 78 (5.25%) Unit Testing
10 73 (4.92%) SOA
11 72 (4.85%) ETL
12 70 (4.71%) OOP
13 69 (4.65%) BDD
14 65 (4.38%) Data Modelling
15 63 (4.24%) Web Development
16 52 (3.50%) Workflow
16 52 (3.50%) iOS Development
17 51 (3.43%) Web Design
18 46 (3.10%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 459 (30.91%) JavaScript
2 455 (30.64%) SQL
3 375 (25.25%) Java
4 339 (22.83%) C#
5 135 (9.09%) PHP
6 111 (7.47%) T-SQL
7 96 (6.46%) PL/SQL
8 65 (4.38%) Python
9 52 (3.50%) Ruby
9 52 (3.50%) XPath
10 44 (2.96%) C++
11 30 (2.02%) Objective-C
12 25 (1.68%) VBA
13 23 (1.55%) Scala
14 20 (1.35%) XQuery
15 18 (1.21%) C
15 18 (1.21%) VB
16 17 (1.14%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.88%) PL/1
17 13 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 119 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 81 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 67 (4.51%) Degree
4 11 (0.74%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.67%) VCP4
5 10 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (0.67%) HND
5 10 (0.67%) ISEB
6 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.20%) MCTS
7 3 (0.20%) MCITP
8 2 (0.13%) MCSE
9 1 (0.067%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.067%) MCPD
9 1 (0.067%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.14%) QA
2 7 (0.47%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.40%) SLA
4 2 (0.13%) GMP
4 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.067%) MiFID
5 1 (0.067%) EMIR
5 1 (0.067%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (0.54%) Docker
2 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.13%) Varnish
4 1 (0.067%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.067%) Firmware
4 1 (0.067%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (0.67%) Puppet
1 10 (0.67%) Vagrant
2 9 (0.61%) CA Endevor
3 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.20%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 238 (16.03%) Oracle
2 141 (9.49%) Microsoft
3 50 (3.37%) Cognos
4 44 (2.96%) Red Hat
5 36 (2.42%) IBM
6 24 (1.62%) Informatica
7 18 (1.21%) Adobe
8 17 (1.14%) SAP
9 16 (1.08%) TIBCO
10 15 (1.01%) Business Objects
11 14 (0.94%) Xamarin
12 12 (0.81%) Twitter
12 12 (0.81%) Google
13 10 (0.67%) Syncsort
13 10 (0.67%) Tableau
14 9 (0.61%) Kony
14 9 (0.61%) Aquila
15 8 (0.54%) Sybase
16 7 (0.47%) Apple
16 7 (0.47%) Atlassian
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