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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 709 559 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.62% 18.00% 20.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.04% 19.45% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 328 257
Average daily rate
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£359 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.71% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 17
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.49 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.36% +24.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
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
3369 2874 2211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.25% 92.53% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1925 1552 1049
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 190 177
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.50 £44.90
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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -1 305 £350 +7.69% 292
Cheshire +5 253 £380 +8.57% 140
Lancashire +2 54 £350 -6.66% 81
Merseyside -6 41 £331 +4.33% 49
Cumbria -4 10 £450 +2.85% 6
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 465 (32.36%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (30.90%) SQL
3 416 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 400 (27.84%) HTML
5 361 (25.12%) Java
6 331 (23.03%) CSS
7 323 (22.48%) .NET
8 314 (21.85%) SQL Server
9 277 (19.28%) C#
10 217 (15.10%) TDD
11 211 (14.68%) Oracle
12 209 (14.54%) jQuery
13 207 (14.41%) MVC
14 192 (13.36%) Finance
15 185 (12.87%) Web Services
16 171 (11.90%) XML
17 162 (11.27%) ASP.NET
18 156 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
19 150 (10.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 148 (10.30%) Microsoft
21 146 (10.16%) HTML5
22 145 (10.09%) OO
23 139 (9.67%) Spring
23 139 (9.67%) Scrum
24 138 (9.60%) Git (software)
25 121 (8.42%) J2EE
26 116 (8.07%) JSON
27 114 (7.93%) SDLC
28 110 (7.65%) Linux
29 105 (7.31%) ETL

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 48 (3.34%) Node.js
2 44 (3.06%) SAS
3 42 (2.92%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.92%) WebSphere
4 41 (2.85%) CMS
5 33 (2.30%) IIS
6 27 (1.88%) Apache
7 24 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.39%) Umbraco
8 20 (1.39%) Oracle Service Bus
9 19 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (1.32%) Confluence
10 17 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (1.11%) WordPress
11 16 (1.11%) JBoss
11 16 (1.11%) WebLogic
11 16 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
12 15 (1.04%) MQSeries
13 13 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.25%) Photoshop
3 16 (1.11%) MS Office
4 12 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.42%) Mingle
6 6 (0.42%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.35%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.21%) MS Project
9 2 (0.14%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.070%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.070%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 36 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
3 22 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
5 16 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 15 (1.04%) Magento
7 8 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
9 5 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.28%) Exstream
10 4 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
11 3 (0.21%) ResourceLink
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.63%) SaaS
2 9 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (0.63%) Amazon S3
2 9 (0.63%) Heroku
3 6 (0.42%) PaaS
4 3 (0.21%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.21%) IaaS
4 3 (0.21%) Veeva
5 2 (0.14%) Office 365
5 2 (0.14%) GitHub
5 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.070%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.070%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 64 (4.45%) HTTP
2 20 (1.39%) Internet
3 11 (0.77%) ATM
4 9 (0.63%) Intranet
5 8 (0.56%) AMQP
6 5 (0.35%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.21%) SSH
7 3 (0.21%) SMTP
7 3 (0.21%) GSM
7 3 (0.21%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.21%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.14%) iBeacon
8 2 (0.14%) SSL
9 1 (0.070%) LDAP
9 1 (0.070%) FTP
9 1 (0.070%) SMS
9 1 (0.070%) UMTS
9 1 (0.070%) GPRS
9 1 (0.070%) SNMP
9 1 (0.070%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 314 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 150 (10.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 100 (6.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 86 (5.98%) MySQL
5 85 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (5.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 68 (4.73%) Oracle Database
8 59 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 50 (3.48%) Relational Database
10 45 (3.13%) MongoDB
11 44 (3.06%) QlikView
12 41 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
13 40 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
14 33 (2.30%) Base SAS
15 32 (2.23%) NoSQL
16 29 (2.02%) Big Data
17 26 (1.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 26 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
18 22 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
19 21 (1.46%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 138 (9.60%) Git (software)
2 80 (5.57%) Visual Studio
3 70 (4.87%) Subversion
4 67 (4.66%) JUnit
5 49 (3.41%) Maven
6 44 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 40 (2.78%) Cucumber
8 36 (2.51%) Selenium
8 36 (2.51%) Eclipse
9 35 (2.44%) Ant
10 32 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 31 (2.16%) JIRA
12 25 (1.74%) Talend Open Studio
13 24 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
14 23 (1.60%) Gradle
15 19 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (0.84%) NUnit
17 11 (0.77%) Xcode
17 11 (0.77%) Mockito
17 11 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
General
1 192 (13.36%) Finance
2 63 (4.38%) Banking
3 35 (2.44%) Retail
4 23 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 12 (0.84%) Marketing
7 10 (0.70%) Back Office
8 9 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.56%) Electronics
10 7 (0.49%) Local Government
11 5 (0.35%) Games
12 4 (0.28%) Legal
12 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.21%) Advertising
14 2 (0.14%) Military
14 2 (0.14%) Publishing
14 2 (0.14%) Law
14 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 400 (27.84%) HTML
2 331 (23.03%) CSS
3 323 (22.48%) .NET
4 209 (14.54%) jQuery
5 185 (12.87%) Web Services
6 171 (11.90%) XML
7 162 (11.27%) ASP.NET
8 146 (10.16%) HTML5
9 139 (9.67%) Spring
10 121 (8.42%) J2EE
11 116 (8.07%) JSON
12 103 (7.17%) AngularJS
13 93 (6.47%) RESTful
14 87 (6.05%) CSS3
15 86 (5.98%) REST
16 82 (5.71%) WCF
17 81 (5.64%) .NET Framework
18 73 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
19 67 (4.66%) Ajax
20 64 (4.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 38 (2.64%) NHS
4 27 (1.88%) User Experience
5 26 (1.81%) Mainframe
6 25 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 24 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.32%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
10 16 (1.11%) Statistics
11 14 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 14 (0.97%) Visualisation
12 13 (0.90%) Data Extraction
13 10 (0.70%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.63%) Management Information System
14 9 (0.63%) Telematics
15 8 (0.56%) Data Integration
16 7 (0.49%) DTV
16 7 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
17 6 (0.42%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 110 (7.65%) Linux
2 74 (5.15%) UNIX
3 73 (5.08%) Android
4 71 (4.94%) Windows
5 69 (4.80%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.42%) AIX
11 5 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.35%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.35%) Mac OS
12 4 (0.28%) zOS
13 3 (0.21%) VMS
13 3 (0.21%) MVS
13 3 (0.21%) CentOS
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (32.36%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (15.10%) TDD
3 207 (14.41%) MVC
4 156 (10.86%) Business Intelligence
5 145 (10.09%) OO
6 139 (9.67%) Scrum
7 114 (7.93%) SDLC
8 105 (7.31%) ETL
9 101 (7.03%) Unit Testing
10 96 (6.68%) OOP
11 95 (6.61%) Software Engineering
11 95 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
12 81 (5.64%) E-Commerce
13 72 (5.01%) BDD
14 61 (4.24%) Android Development
14 61 (4.24%) iOS Development
15 58 (4.04%) Migration
16 55 (3.83%) Web Development
17 53 (3.69%) SOA
18 44 (3.06%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 444 (30.90%) SQL
2 416 (28.95%) JavaScript
3 361 (25.12%) Java
4 277 (19.28%) C#
5 100 (6.96%) PHP
6 98 (6.82%) T-SQL
7 66 (4.59%) PL/SQL
8 57 (3.97%) Python
9 52 (3.62%) C++
10 46 (3.20%) Ruby
11 31 (2.16%) VBA
12 29 (2.02%) Objective-C
13 28 (1.95%) C
14 26 (1.81%) Scala
14 26 (1.81%) VB
15 20 (1.39%) XPath
16 18 (1.25%) VB.NET
16 18 (1.25%) Perl
17 17 (1.18%) XQuery
18 16 (1.11%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 105 (7.31%) Security Cleared
2 67 (4.66%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.11%) Degree
4 20 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.70%) HND
6 9 (0.63%) ISEB
6 9 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.070%) MCITP
9 1 (0.070%) MCTS
9 1 (0.070%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.070%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.070%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.070%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.53%) QA
2 6 (0.42%) HL7
3 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.14%) EMIR
5 2 (0.14%) MiFID
5 2 (0.14%) GMP
System Software
1 8 (0.56%) Docker
2 4 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.21%) Firmware
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.070%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.070%) HDFS
5 1 (0.070%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.070%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (0.56%) Vagrant
2 7 (0.49%) Puppet
3 5 (0.35%) CA Endevor
3 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (0.21%) cPanel
5 2 (0.14%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.14%) Oozie
5 2 (0.14%) SCOM
6 1 (0.070%) yum
6 1 (0.070%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 211 (14.68%) Oracle
2 148 (10.30%) Microsoft
3 44 (3.06%) IBM
4 31 (2.16%) SAP
5 30 (2.09%) Cognos
6 25 (1.74%) Talend
7 22 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 21 (1.46%) Informatica
9 20 (1.39%) Tableau
10 17 (1.18%) TIBCO
11 16 (1.11%) Twitter
12 15 (1.04%) Business Objects
13 13 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.77%) HP
15 10 (0.70%) hybris
15 10 (0.70%) Adobe
16 8 (0.56%) Xamarin
16 8 (0.56%) Apple
16 8 (0.56%) Sybase
17 7 (0.49%) Google
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £275 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Chester
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
F5 IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day plus remote working
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £45000 Per Annum DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £560 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sale, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £265 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago