The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 891 656 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 17.32% 20.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.66% 18.24% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 430 382
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 7
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £33.00 £26.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £57.75 £34.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.45 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.81% +10.14%
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
3472 3597 2880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.98% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2115 1563
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 193 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Developer in the job title.

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 465 £375 +7.14% 271
Cheshire +1 201 £375 +2.73% 89
Lancashire +7 103 £400 +3.89% 35
Merseyside +3 75 £373 +17.78% 44
Cumbria +1 3 £350 -30.00% 2
Developer
England

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Developer in the job title.

1 693 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 675 (37.42%) JavaScript
3 619 (34.31%) Java
4 517 (28.66%) HTML
5 469 (26.00%) CSS
6 431 (23.89%) SQL
7 387 (21.45%) .NET
8 360 (19.96%) C#
9 330 (18.29%) SQL Server
10 318 (17.63%) TDD
11 302 (16.74%) Oracle
12 275 (15.24%) MVC
13 254 (14.08%) HTML5
14 246 (13.64%) Web Services
15 240 (13.30%) Finance
16 217 (12.03%) XML
17 215 (11.92%) jQuery
18 201 (11.14%) Scrum
19 200 (11.09%) Web Development
20 198 (10.98%) ASP.NET
21 194 (10.75%) AngularJS
22 190 (10.53%) Spring
23 187 (10.37%) CSS3
24 174 (9.65%) Linux
25 163 (9.04%) Microsoft
26 157 (8.70%) PHP
27 151 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
28 146 (8.09%) Front End Development
29 140 (7.76%) Git (software)
30 136 (7.54%) CRM

Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (3.38%) JBoss
2 53 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 50 (2.77%) Tuxedo
4 49 (2.72%) Apache
5 47 (2.61%) CMS
6 46 (2.55%) SharePoint
7 38 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 20 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
9 18 (1.00%) GeoServer
9 18 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 16 (0.89%) WordPress
11 15 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (0.78%) SAS
13 13 (0.72%) Umbraco
14 12 (0.67%) Drupal
14 12 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.55%) ATG Dynamo
15 10 (0.55%) IIS
16 8 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 51 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 16 (0.89%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 8 (0.44%) MS Office
4 5 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.055%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 80 (4.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 27 (1.50%) Magento
5 14 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
6 13 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 9 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
8 7 (0.39%) SAP MDM
9 6 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 6 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
12 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.17%) Visualfiles
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
14 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
14 1 (0.055%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (1.39%) GitHub
3 18 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (0.55%) Amazon S3
4 10 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 9 (0.50%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.39%) Office 365
6 7 (0.39%) Veeva
7 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.17%) Google Play
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.11%) PaaS
8 2 (0.11%) SaaS
8 2 (0.11%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.055%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.055%) Sage Pay
9 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 75 (4.16%) HTTP
2 38 (2.11%) Network Security
3 24 (1.33%) LDAP
4 22 (1.22%) Internet
5 14 (0.78%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.39%) Intranet
6 7 (0.39%) SSL
7 4 (0.22%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.17%) DNS
8 3 (0.17%) Skype
9 2 (0.11%) AMQP
10 1 (0.055%) DHCP
10 1 (0.055%) DVB
10 1 (0.055%) FTP
10 1 (0.055%) SAN
10 1 (0.055%) SMS
10 1 (0.055%) SMTP
10 1 (0.055%) TETRA
10 1 (0.055%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 330 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 131 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 122 (6.76%) MySQL
4 97 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 97 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 89 (4.93%) Relational Database
6 55 (3.05%) NoSQL
7 52 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
8 51 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
8 51 (2.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 47 (2.61%) MongoDB
11 41 (2.27%) RDBMS
12 36 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
13 26 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 21 (1.16%) OLAP
14 21 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
15 20 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
16 19 (1.05%) GIS
17 18 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 140 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 87 (4.82%) Visual Studio
3 82 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 72 (3.99%) Subversion
5 59 (3.27%) JIRA
6 58 (3.22%) Talend Open Studio
7 57 (3.16%) JUnit
8 54 (2.99%) Maven
9 53 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 35 (1.94%) Grunt
10 35 (1.94%) Selenium
11 30 (1.66%) Eclipse
12 26 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
13 24 (1.33%) Mercurial
14 22 (1.22%) Gradle
15 21 (1.16%) Ant
16 19 (1.05%) ERwin
17 18 (1.00%) Cucumber
18 16 (0.89%) gulp
19 15 (0.83%) Mockito
General
1 240 (13.30%) Finance
2 102 (5.65%) Banking
3 61 (3.38%) Retail
4 42 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 38 (2.11%) Marketing
6 25 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 19 (1.05%) Advertising
8 18 (1.00%) Games
9 16 (0.89%) Publishing
9 16 (0.89%) Telecoms
10 14 (0.78%) Electronics
10 14 (0.78%) Local Government
11 12 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.28%) International Banking
14 4 (0.22%) Back Office
15 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.17%) Law
15 3 (0.17%) Legal
15 3 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 517 (28.66%) HTML
2 469 (26.00%) CSS
3 387 (21.45%) .NET
4 254 (14.08%) HTML5
5 246 (13.64%) Web Services
6 217 (12.03%) XML
7 215 (11.92%) jQuery
8 198 (10.98%) ASP.NET
9 194 (10.75%) AngularJS
10 190 (10.53%) Spring
11 187 (10.37%) CSS3
12 132 (7.32%) REST
13 126 (6.98%) JSON
14 124 (6.87%) J2EE
14 124 (6.87%) SOAP
15 110 (6.10%) RESTful
16 101 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 83 (4.60%) Middleware
18 79 (4.38%) Node.js
19 77 (4.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 72 (3.99%) User Experience
2 51 (2.83%) Mobile App
3 42 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 38 (2.11%) Digital Media
5 36 (2.00%) Clustering
6 30 (1.66%) Data Integration
7 26 (1.44%) iPad
8 24 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (1.16%) NHS
10 17 (0.94%) Computer Science
11 16 (0.89%) Replication
12 15 (0.83%) Management Information System
13 13 (0.72%) Online Banking
13 13 (0.72%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.67%) Mainframe
15 11 (0.61%) Visualisation
16 9 (0.50%) Data Structures
16 9 (0.50%) N-Tier
17 5 (0.28%) Blackberry
17 5 (0.28%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 174 (9.65%) Linux
2 62 (3.44%) Android
3 51 (2.83%) Apple iOS
4 47 (2.61%) Windows
5 43 (2.38%) Unix
6 33 (1.83%) VME
7 23 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.78%) AIX
9 12 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (0.33%) Windows Server
12 3 (0.17%) ThreadX
13 2 (0.11%) Solaris
13 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.055%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.055%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (38.41%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (17.63%) TDD
3 275 (15.24%) MVC
4 201 (11.14%) Scrum
5 200 (11.09%) Web Development
6 151 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
7 146 (8.09%) Front End Development
8 136 (7.54%) BDD
8 136 (7.54%) CRM
9 122 (6.76%) ETL
10 121 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
11 119 (6.60%) E-Commerce
12 117 (6.49%) OO
13 93 (5.16%) Unit Testing
14 92 (5.10%) Software Engineering
15 87 (4.82%) Migration
16 83 (4.60%) SOA
17 75 (4.16%) OOP
18 72 (3.99%) SDLC
19 69 (3.82%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 675 (37.42%) JavaScript
2 619 (34.31%) Java
3 431 (23.89%) SQL
4 360 (19.96%) C#
5 157 (8.70%) PHP
6 102 (5.65%) PL/SQL
7 79 (4.38%) T-SQL
8 78 (4.32%) C
9 75 (4.16%) COBOL
10 62 (3.44%) Python
11 57 (3.16%) C++
12 53 (2.94%) Scala
13 44 (2.44%) Ruby
14 39 (2.16%) Shell Script
15 34 (1.88%) Objective-C
15 34 (1.88%) VB.NET
16 32 (1.77%) Bash Shell
17 29 (1.61%) VB
18 26 (1.44%) Groovy
19 17 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 129 (7.15%) Security Cleared
2 76 (4.21%) SC Cleared
3 34 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 33 (1.83%) Degree
5 11 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.39%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.11%) ISEB
9 2 (0.11%) PhD
10 1 (0.055%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.055%) MCP
10 1 (0.055%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.44%) QA
2 25 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.28%) MISRA
4 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.055%) BS7666
5 1 (0.055%) CDISC
5 1 (0.055%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.055%) ISO26262
System Software
1 25 (1.39%) Docker
2 20 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.055%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.055%) RACF
5 1 (0.055%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.055%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (0.89%) Tivoli
2 7 (0.39%) Puppet
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
4 2 (0.11%) Netcool
4 2 (0.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.055%) Ansible
5 1 (0.055%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 302 (16.74%) Oracle
2 163 (9.04%) Microsoft
3 60 (3.33%) IBM
4 59 (3.27%) SAP
5 58 (3.22%) Talend
6 49 (2.72%) Micro Focus
7 28 (1.55%) Google
8 22 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 19 (1.05%) Adobe
9 19 (1.05%) Tableau
10 17 (0.94%) Vertica
11 16 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.89%) Sitecore
12 15 (0.83%) ICL
12 15 (0.83%) Zend
13 14 (0.78%) Informatica
14 12 (0.67%) ATG
14 12 (0.67%) TIBCO
15 11 (0.61%) ESRI
16 10 (0.55%) Cognos
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Networkers
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + 7.5hr working day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £240 - £275 Per Day Please Send CV
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £240 - £275 Per Day pls send cv
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £38 - £40 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cancer Research Manchester Institute
Rate: From £30,100 to £49,100 per annum dependent upon experience
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £235 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago