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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 770 571 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.48% 21.39% 27.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.35% 23.01% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 348 458
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £52.00 £33.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £43.50 £41.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.18 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -7.14%
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
2922 2481 2348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.91% 92.96% 91.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1276 1219
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 177 168
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 0 364 £325 -2.25% 325
Cheshire +1 186 £350 +7.69% 123
Lancashire 0 115 £375 +15.38% 58
Merseyside +3 46 £400 +29.03% 45
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 467 (32.10%) HTML
2 456 (31.34%) JavaScript
3 430 (29.55%) SQL
4 389 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
5 373 (25.64%) CSS
6 362 (24.88%) .NET
7 361 (24.81%) Java
8 345 (23.71%) SQL Server
9 331 (22.75%) C#
10 247 (16.98%) jQuery
11 242 (16.63%) Oracle
12 231 (15.88%) XML
13 207 (14.23%) MVC
14 204 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
15 196 (13.47%) ASP.NET
16 192 (13.20%) TDD
17 189 (12.99%) Web Services
18 174 (11.96%) Finance
19 145 (9.97%) Spring
19 145 (9.97%) OO
20 143 (9.83%) HTML5
21 137 (9.42%) Microsoft
22 136 (9.35%) PHP
23 130 (8.93%) Linux
24 121 (8.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 119 (8.18%) T-SQL
25 119 (8.18%) Git (software)
26 117 (8.04%) Scrum
27 114 (7.84%) Security Cleared
28 109 (7.49%) J2EE

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 50 (3.44%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.30%) CMS
3 42 (2.89%) Tomcat
4 39 (2.68%) WebSphere
5 36 (2.47%) SAS
6 35 (2.41%) IIS
6 35 (2.41%) Node.js
7 26 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
7 26 (1.79%) Umbraco
8 23 (1.58%) Apache
9 21 (1.44%) Drupal
10 19 (1.31%) JBoss
11 16 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
13 14 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.82%) MQSeries
14 12 (0.82%) WordPress
15 11 (0.76%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.62%) Confluence
Applications
1 44 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.62%) Mingle
5 8 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.48%) Fireworks
7 6 (0.41%) MS Office
7 6 (0.41%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.34%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.14%) Maya
11 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.069%) MS Visio
12 1 (0.069%) MS Project
12 1 (0.069%) SPSS
12 1 (0.069%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (2.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 29 (1.99%) Oracle Applications
4 20 (1.37%) Magento
5 17 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
7 7 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.41%) BPCS
9 4 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.27%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.21%) Maximo
10 3 (0.21%) ResourceLink
11 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
2 8 (0.55%) SaaS
3 7 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.27%) Office 365
5 4 (0.27%) Heroku
6 3 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.21%) Route 53
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.069%) PaaS
8 1 (0.069%) GitHub
8 1 (0.069%) IaaS
8 1 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.069%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 78 (5.36%) HTTP
2 17 (1.17%) Internet
3 10 (0.69%) ATM
3 10 (0.69%) Intranet
4 9 (0.62%) AMQP
5 7 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.48%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.41%) SSH
7 4 (0.27%) DNS
8 3 (0.21%) MQTT
8 3 (0.21%) Bluetooth
8 3 (0.21%) GSM
9 2 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.14%) FTP
10 1 (0.069%) LDAP
10 1 (0.069%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (23.71%) SQL Server
2 121 (8.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (6.39%) Data Warehouse
5 91 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 90 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 69 (4.74%) MySQL
8 56 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 46 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
10 42 (2.89%) Relational Database
11 39 (2.68%) QlikView
12 37 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
13 31 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
14 28 (1.92%) MongoDB
15 27 (1.86%) Oracle Database 10g
16 24 (1.65%) Base SAS
17 22 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (1.37%) OLAP
19 18 (1.24%) Cognos Framework Manager
20 17 (1.17%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 119 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 83 (5.70%) Visual Studio
3 74 (5.09%) Subversion
4 58 (3.99%) Maven
5 51 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (2.89%) JUnit
7 40 (2.75%) Eclipse
8 31 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
9 25 (1.72%) Jenkins
10 23 (1.58%) Selenium
11 22 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 19 (1.31%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.24%) Ant
13 18 (1.24%) JIRA
13 18 (1.24%) NUnit
14 13 (0.89%) Jasmine
15 10 (0.69%) Gradle
15 10 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (0.62%) Axure RP
16 9 (0.62%) Hudson
General
1 174 (11.96%) Finance
2 57 (3.92%) Retail
3 49 (3.37%) Banking
4 15 (1.03%) Marketing
5 13 (0.89%) Back Office
6 11 (0.76%) Advertising
7 10 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.62%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.55%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.48%) Games
11 6 (0.41%) Legal
12 5 (0.34%) Publishing
13 4 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.27%) German Language
14 3 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.14%) Law
15 2 (0.14%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.069%) Electronics
16 1 (0.069%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.069%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (32.10%) HTML
2 373 (25.64%) CSS
3 362 (24.88%) .NET
4 247 (16.98%) jQuery
5 231 (15.88%) XML
6 196 (13.47%) ASP.NET
7 189 (12.99%) Web Services
8 145 (9.97%) Spring
9 143 (9.83%) HTML5
10 109 (7.49%) J2EE
11 100 (6.87%) XSLT
12 96 (6.60%) CSS3
13 93 (6.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 82 (5.64%) Ajax
15 79 (5.43%) REST
16 76 (5.22%) .NET Framework
17 65 (4.47%) WCF
17 65 (4.47%) JSON
18 62 (4.26%) Hibernate
19 60 (4.12%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 61 (4.19%) NHS
1 61 (4.19%) Mobile App
2 59 (4.05%) Open Source
3 55 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 38 (2.61%) User Experience
6 25 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 18 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.24%) Derivative
8 13 (0.89%) N-Tier
9 12 (0.82%) Mainframe
10 10 (0.69%) Digital Media
11 9 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.62%) W3C
12 8 (0.55%) Statistics
12 8 (0.55%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.55%) Data Extraction
12 8 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
12 8 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 130 (8.93%) Linux
2 92 (6.32%) Windows
3 70 (4.81%) UNIX
4 66 (4.54%) Android
5 59 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 32 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (1.58%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.76%) Windows Phone
9 9 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.27%) Solaris
12 4 (0.27%) VME
13 3 (0.21%) CentOS
13 3 (0.21%) VMS
13 3 (0.21%) zOS
13 3 (0.21%) MVS
14 1 (0.069%) HPUX
14 1 (0.069%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (14.23%) MVC
3 204 (14.02%) Business Intelligence
4 192 (13.20%) TDD
5 145 (9.97%) OO
6 117 (8.04%) Scrum
7 98 (6.74%) E-Commerce
8 94 (6.46%) Software Engineering
9 90 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
10 71 (4.88%) Data Modelling
11 70 (4.81%) SOA
12 63 (4.33%) OOP
13 62 (4.26%) ETL
14 61 (4.19%) Unit Testing
15 60 (4.12%) BDD
15 60 (4.12%) Web Development
16 50 (3.44%) Web Design
17 47 (3.23%) iOS Development
18 46 (3.16%) Responsive Web Design
19 45 (3.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 456 (31.34%) JavaScript
2 430 (29.55%) SQL
3 361 (24.81%) Java
4 331 (22.75%) C#
5 136 (9.35%) PHP
6 119 (8.18%) T-SQL
7 85 (5.84%) PL/SQL
8 70 (4.81%) Python
9 58 (3.99%) XPath
10 45 (3.09%) Ruby
11 43 (2.96%) C++
12 30 (2.06%) VB
13 29 (1.99%) VBA
14 26 (1.79%) Scala
15 24 (1.65%) Objective-C
16 21 (1.44%) XQuery
17 20 (1.37%) VB.NET
18 18 (1.24%) C
19 13 (0.89%) VB6
20 12 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 78 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.05%) Degree
4 11 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (0.62%) ISEB
6 9 (0.62%) HND
7 7 (0.48%) MCSE
8 5 (0.34%) MCITP
8 5 (0.34%) MCTS
9 1 (0.069%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.069%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.069%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.03%) QA
2 7 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.41%) SLA
4 2 (0.14%) GMP
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (0.41%) Docker
2 4 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.14%) Varnish
4 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.069%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.069%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (0.62%) Puppet
1 9 (0.62%) Vagrant
2 7 (0.48%) CA Endevor
3 5 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.14%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.069%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 242 (16.63%) Oracle
2 137 (9.42%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.99%) Red Hat
4 45 (3.09%) Cognos
5 33 (2.27%) IBM
6 25 (1.72%) Informatica
7 19 (1.31%) Adobe
8 17 (1.17%) SAP
9 15 (1.03%) Business Objects
10 13 (0.89%) Xamarin
11 12 (0.82%) TIBCO
12 11 (0.76%) Google
13 10 (0.69%) Twitter
14 8 (0.55%) Syncsort
14 8 (0.55%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.55%) Zend
15 7 (0.48%) Kony
15 7 (0.48%) Sybase
15 7 (0.48%) Aquila
16 6 (0.41%) Northgate
Manchester, Lancashire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £250 - £340 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Lancashire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £335 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £370 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago