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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 695 660 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 23.46% 25.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.46% 25.56% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 364 486
Average daily rate
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£325 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £22.65 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £45.50 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
2962 2582 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.31% 91.79% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1253 1448
Average daily rate £360 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 204 186
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.65 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 0 372 £325 - 327
Cheshire -1 160 £325 +3.17% 112
Lancashire -1 71 £325 +13.04% 54
Merseyside -3 48 £300 -2.04% 50
Cumbria +3 14 £399 +22.69%
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 457 (34.18%) HTML
2 434 (32.46%) JavaScript
3 427 (31.94%) .NET
4 406 (30.37%) SQL
5 398 (29.77%) CSS
6 397 (29.69%) C#
7 349 (26.10%) SQL Server
8 309 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
9 245 (18.32%) jQuery
10 238 (17.80%) Java
11 228 (17.05%) ASP.NET
12 222 (16.60%) Web Services
13 216 (16.16%) MVC
14 190 (14.21%) Oracle
15 177 (13.24%) HTML5
16 175 (13.09%) XML
17 173 (12.94%) TDD
18 161 (12.04%) PHP
19 149 (11.14%) Microsoft
20 143 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
21 139 (10.40%) Finance
22 127 (9.50%) OO
23 126 (9.42%) T-SQL
24 119 (8.90%) Linux
25 116 (8.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 112 (8.38%) CSS3
27 105 (7.85%) SQL Server 2008
28 104 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 100 (7.48%) Scrum
30 98 (7.33%) E-Commerce

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 79 (5.91%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.52%) CMS
3 39 (2.92%) Umbraco
4 26 (1.94%) WebSphere
4 26 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 24 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 23 (1.72%) IIS
7 22 (1.65%) Tomcat
8 21 (1.57%) Apache
8 21 (1.57%) Node.js
9 20 (1.50%) Drupal
10 19 (1.42%) SAS
11 14 (1.05%) WordPress
12 13 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
13 12 (0.90%) JBoss
14 11 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
16 7 (0.52%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.52%) Apache Solr
16 7 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 54 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.47%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (0.75%) MS Office
4 10 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.60%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.22%) Mingle
8 3 (0.22%) MS Project
8 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.15%) Maya
9 2 (0.15%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 25 (1.87%) Magento
2 19 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
7 10 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.45%) BPCS
8 6 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 4 (0.30%) ResourceLink
10 4 (0.30%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.22%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.60%) SaaS
2 6 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.37%) Office 365
4 4 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.22%) Route 53
5 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.075%) Taleo
6 1 (0.075%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.94%) HTTP
2 13 (0.97%) Intranet
3 11 (0.82%) Internet
4 5 (0.37%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.37%) DNS
4 5 (0.37%) FTP
4 5 (0.37%) AMQP
5 3 (0.22%) NAS
5 3 (0.22%) Firewall
6 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.15%) Extranet
7 1 (0.075%) LDAP
7 1 (0.075%) ATM
7 1 (0.075%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.075%) SSH
7 1 (0.075%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.075%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 349 (26.10%) SQL Server
2 116 (8.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 105 (7.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 104 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
6 73 (5.46%) Oracle Database
7 72 (5.39%) MySQL
8 48 (3.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 35 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 33 (2.47%) Relational Database
11 30 (2.24%) NoSQL
11 30 (2.24%) Oracle Reports
12 28 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 24 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
14 22 (1.65%) QlikView
15 21 (1.57%) OLAP
16 17 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
17 15 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
18 14 (1.05%) RDBMS
18 14 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 76 (5.68%) Git (software)
2 69 (5.16%) Subversion
2 69 (5.16%) Visual Studio
3 37 (2.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (2.09%) Eclipse
5 26 (1.94%) Maven
6 20 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
7 18 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
7 18 (1.35%) NUnit
8 16 (1.20%) Jenkins
9 15 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 14 (1.05%) JUnit
11 10 (0.75%) Toad
12 9 (0.67%) Xcode
12 9 (0.67%) JIRA
12 9 (0.67%) Axure RP
13 8 (0.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 8 (0.60%) MSTest
13 8 (0.60%) ERwin
14 7 (0.52%) Mercurial
General
1 139 (10.40%) Finance
2 55 (4.11%) Retail
3 26 (1.94%) Marketing
4 22 (1.65%) Banking
4 22 (1.65%) Advertising
5 15 (1.12%) Back Office
6 12 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 9 (0.67%) Games
8 8 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.52%) Legal
10 5 (0.37%) Front Office
10 5 (0.37%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.30%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.30%) German Language
12 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.22%) Publishing
13 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.075%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 457 (34.18%) HTML
2 427 (31.94%) .NET
3 398 (29.77%) CSS
4 245 (18.32%) jQuery
5 228 (17.05%) ASP.NET
6 222 (16.60%) Web Services
7 177 (13.24%) HTML5
8 175 (13.09%) XML
9 112 (8.38%) CSS3
10 91 (6.81%) WCF
11 87 (6.51%) .NET Framework
12 86 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 81 (6.06%) Spring
14 79 (5.91%) XSLT
15 76 (5.68%) Ajax
16 63 (4.71%) XHTML
17 62 (4.64%) J2EE
18 56 (4.19%) JSON
18 56 (4.19%) WPF
19 53 (3.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.79%) Open Source
2 58 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.59%) Mobile App
4 47 (3.52%) NHS
5 42 (3.14%) User Experience
6 35 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 18 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.12%) N-Tier
8 15 (1.12%) Derivative
9 14 (1.05%) Data Extraction
10 13 (0.97%) Mainframe
11 11 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.60%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.60%) Web 2.0
13 7 (0.52%) Animation
13 7 (0.52%) AS400
13 7 (0.52%) Clustering
13 7 (0.52%) IPTV
13 7 (0.52%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.52%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 119 (8.90%) Linux
2 72 (5.39%) Windows
3 57 (4.26%) Android
4 51 (3.81%) Apple iOS
5 46 (3.44%) UNIX
6 21 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.90%) Windows Phone
7 12 (0.90%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.45%) Solaris
9 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.37%) CentOS
10 4 (0.30%) VME
11 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.075%) Debian
12 1 (0.075%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.075%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (23.11%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (16.16%) MVC
3 173 (12.94%) TDD
4 143 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
5 127 (9.50%) OO
6 100 (7.48%) Scrum
7 98 (7.33%) E-Commerce
8 73 (5.46%) Web Development
9 62 (4.64%) ETL
10 56 (4.19%) Software Engineering
10 56 (4.19%) Unit Testing
11 54 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
12 53 (3.96%) BDD
13 52 (3.89%) Migration
14 50 (3.74%) Data Modelling
15 49 (3.66%) SOA
16 46 (3.44%) Mentoring
17 45 (3.37%) OOP
18 44 (3.29%) Web Design
19 40 (2.99%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 434 (32.46%) JavaScript
2 406 (30.37%) SQL
3 397 (29.69%) C#
4 238 (17.80%) Java
5 161 (12.04%) PHP
6 126 (9.42%) T-SQL
7 75 (5.61%) Python
8 73 (5.46%) PL/SQL
9 55 (4.11%) Ruby
10 52 (3.89%) C++
11 49 (3.66%) VB
12 41 (3.07%) VBA
13 34 (2.54%) XPath
14 31 (2.32%) Scala
15 25 (1.87%) VB.NET
16 24 (1.80%) Objective-C
16 24 (1.80%) VB6
17 19 (1.42%) PowerShell
18 14 (1.05%) Shell Script
18 14 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (5.24%) Security Cleared
2 55 (4.11%) Degree
3 51 (3.81%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.52%) MCSE
6 5 (0.37%) MCTS
6 5 (0.37%) MCITP
6 5 (0.37%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.22%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.075%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.82%) QA
2 7 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.15%) HL7
4 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.075%) SLA
4 1 (0.075%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.15%) Docker
3 1 (0.075%) Firmware
3 1 (0.075%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.075%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.075%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (0.37%) Puppet
1 5 (0.37%) Vagrant
2 4 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (0.075%) CA Endevor
3 1 (0.075%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 190 (14.21%) Oracle
2 149 (11.14%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.59%) Adobe
3 48 (3.59%) Red Hat
4 29 (2.17%) IBM
5 24 (1.80%) SAP
6 19 (1.42%) Cognos
7 17 (1.27%) Informatica
8 15 (1.12%) Zend
8 15 (1.12%) Twitter
9 14 (1.05%) Xamarin
9 14 (1.05%) Sybase
9 14 (1.05%) Business Objects
10 13 (0.97%) Orchard
11 9 (0.67%) TIBCO
12 8 (0.60%) webMethods
13 7 (0.52%) Dell
13 7 (0.52%) Google
13 7 (0.52%) Teradata
13 7 (0.52%) Kony
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