The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 636 535 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.04% 22.22% 22.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.82% 23.80% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 264 409
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £40.29 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.95% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £17.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £139.00 £122.10 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Developer
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 370 £325 +8.33% 258
Cheshire 0 135 £350 - 103
Lancashire -6 57 £375 +16.45% 28
Merseyside +1 50 £300 -7.69% 53
Cumbria -1 8 £375 +3.44% 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 515 (42.70%) .NET
2 492 (40.80%) JavaScript
3 479 (39.72%) HTML
4 443 (36.73%) C#
5 436 (36.15%) CSS
6 374 (31.01%) SQL
7 304 (25.21%) SQL Server
8 292 (24.21%) ASP.NET
8 292 (24.21%) jQuery
9 270 (22.39%) MVC
10 238 (19.73%) Java
11 222 (18.41%) TDD
12 217 (17.99%) Web Services
13 210 (17.41%) HTML5
14 196 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
15 169 (14.01%) XML
16 146 (12.11%) Oracle
17 144 (11.94%) CSS3
18 143 (11.86%) Scrum
19 133 (11.03%) OO
20 127 (10.53%) T-SQL
21 124 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
22 119 (9.87%) Spring
23 116 (9.62%) Ajax
24 114 (9.45%) Microsoft
25 109 (9.04%) Finance
26 104 (8.62%) WCF
27 94 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
28 93 (7.71%) JSON
29 92 (7.63%) PHP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 72 (5.97%) SharePoint
2 54 (4.48%) CMS
3 29 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 21 (1.74%) Apache
5 18 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (1.41%) WordPress
6 17 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 16 (1.33%) Umbraco
8 15 (1.24%) Sitecore CMS
8 15 (1.24%) IIS
9 13 (1.08%) Node.js
9 13 (1.08%) Drupal
9 13 (1.08%) WebLogic
10 11 (0.91%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (0.66%) Adobe CQ
13 8 (0.66%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (3.40%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.99%) Photoshop
3 15 (1.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (0.75%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.33%) MS Office
5 4 (0.33%) Fireworks
5 4 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.25%) Mingle
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.083%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.083%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.083%) CATIA
8 1 (0.083%) InDesign
8 1 (0.083%) Windchill
8 1 (0.083%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.083%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 18 (1.49%) Magento
2 17 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
5 7 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.41%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.17%) SAP APO
10 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.17%) SAP PM
10 2 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.17%) Visualfiles
11 1 (0.083%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.33%) Force.com
5 3 (0.25%) SaaS
6 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.99%) HTTP
2 19 (1.58%) Intranet
3 6 (0.50%) Internet
4 3 (0.25%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.25%) SMTP
4 3 (0.25%) FTP
5 2 (0.17%) ATM
5 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.17%) CTI
6 1 (0.083%) Network Security
6 1 (0.083%) Firewall
6 1 (0.083%) DSL
6 1 (0.083%) X.509
6 1 (0.083%) SSL
6 1 (0.083%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (25.21%) SQL Server
2 85 (7.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 78 (6.47%) MySQL
4 77 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 75 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 59 (4.89%) Oracle Database
7 45 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (3.32%) Relational Database
9 36 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 33 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 28 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.49%) QlikView
14 16 (1.33%) MS Access
14 16 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
15 14 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
15 14 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (1.16%) RavenDB
16 12 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
16 12 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 79 (6.55%) Visual Studio
2 41 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 40 (3.32%) Git (software)
4 37 (3.07%) Subversion
5 31 (2.57%) NUnit
6 27 (2.24%) Eclipse
7 19 (1.58%) Cucumber
8 16 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
9 15 (1.24%) Maven
9 15 (1.24%) ReSharper
10 13 (1.08%) JUnit
11 11 (0.91%) JIRA
12 10 (0.83%) Selenium
12 10 (0.83%) Axure RP
13 9 (0.75%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.75%) Moq
14 8 (0.66%) Mockito
15 6 (0.50%) Jenkins
15 6 (0.50%) Grunt
16 5 (0.41%) Mercurial
General
1 109 (9.04%) Finance
2 38 (3.15%) Retail
3 24 (1.99%) Games
4 21 (1.74%) Banking
5 20 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 9 (0.75%) Marketing
7 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.50%) Billing
8 5 (0.41%) Advertising
8 5 (0.41%) Publishing
8 5 (0.41%) Legal
9 4 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.25%) Local Government
10 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.25%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.083%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.083%) Front Office
11 1 (0.083%) Back Office
11 1 (0.083%) Automotive
11 1 (0.083%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 515 (42.70%) .NET
2 479 (39.72%) HTML
3 436 (36.15%) CSS
4 292 (24.21%) ASP.NET
4 292 (24.21%) jQuery
5 217 (17.99%) Web Services
6 210 (17.41%) HTML5
7 169 (14.01%) XML
8 144 (11.94%) CSS3
9 124 (10.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 119 (9.87%) Spring
11 116 (9.62%) Ajax
12 104 (8.62%) WCF
13 93 (7.71%) JSON
14 85 (7.05%) .NET Framework
15 81 (6.72%) WPF
16 80 (6.63%) SOAP
17 69 (5.72%) J2EE
18 54 (4.48%) RESTful
19 53 (4.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.81%) NHS
2 30 (2.49%) Mobile App
3 29 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (2.24%) Open Source
5 19 (1.58%) Inversion of Control
5 19 (1.58%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.58%) N-Tier
6 13 (1.08%) Data Extraction
6 13 (1.08%) Web 2.0
7 11 (0.91%) iPhone
8 10 (0.83%) W3C
9 7 (0.58%) RIA
9 7 (0.58%) iPad
9 7 (0.58%) Derivative
10 5 (0.41%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.41%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.33%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.33%) Mobile Games
11 4 (0.33%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.33%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 53 (4.39%) Windows
2 44 (3.65%) Linux
3 42 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 30 (2.49%) Android
5 26 (2.16%) UNIX
6 7 (0.58%) CentOS
7 5 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.41%) Fedora
8 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.25%) VMS
9 2 (0.17%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.083%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.083%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.083%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.083%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (22.39%) MVC
2 222 (18.41%) TDD
3 196 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (11.86%) Scrum
5 133 (11.03%) OO
6 94 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
7 73 (6.05%) E-Commerce
8 71 (5.89%) Web Development
9 62 (5.14%) Unit Testing
10 59 (4.89%) OOP
11 56 (4.64%) Software Engineering
11 56 (4.64%) BDD
12 52 (4.31%) Pair Programming
13 51 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
14 48 (3.98%) OOD
15 42 (3.48%) Web Design
16 40 (3.32%) CRM
17 38 (3.15%) SOA
18 37 (3.07%) ETL
19 33 (2.74%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 492 (40.80%) JavaScript
2 443 (36.73%) C#
3 374 (31.01%) SQL
4 238 (19.73%) Java
5 127 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 92 (7.63%) PHP
7 73 (6.05%) VB.NET
8 62 (5.14%) PL/SQL
9 38 (3.15%) Ruby
10 29 (2.40%) C++
11 28 (2.32%) VB
11 28 (2.32%) Scala
12 22 (1.82%) XPath
13 19 (1.58%) C
14 17 (1.41%) Objective-C
15 15 (1.24%) Python
16 14 (1.16%) Apex Code
17 13 (1.08%) VBA
18 12 (1.00%) PowerShell
19 10 (0.83%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 44 (3.65%) Degree
2 32 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.17%) PMP
4 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.17%) MCTS
4 2 (0.17%) MCPD
5 1 (0.083%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.083%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.16%) QA
2 13 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.58%) HL7
4 3 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.17%) SLA
5 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (0.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.25%) Varnish
3 2 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 1 (0.083%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.083%) Plesk
1 1 (0.083%) Puppet
1 1 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 146 (12.11%) Oracle
2 114 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 34 (2.82%) JBoss
4 31 (2.57%) Adobe
5 21 (1.74%) SAP
6 20 (1.66%) Zend
7 19 (1.58%) Sybase
8 17 (1.41%) Sitecore
9 16 (1.33%) Twitter
10 14 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.16%) Red Hat
11 12 (1.00%) IBM
11 12 (1.00%) Orchard
12 11 (0.91%) Informatica
12 11 (0.91%) Business Objects
13 10 (0.83%) Telerik
14 8 (0.66%) hybris
14 8 (0.66%) ServiceNow
15 6 (0.50%) Open Text
16 5 (0.41%) Google
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