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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 831 701 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.21% 22.72% 23.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.56% 24.66% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 421 387
Average daily rate
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£385 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 8
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.48% +13.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £30.00 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.48 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -
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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -2 337 £363 +11.53% 289
Cheshire -2 216 £375 +15.38% 154
Lancashire +4 121 £450 +44.00% 71
Merseyside -3 59 £325 - 45
Cumbria -6 21 £550 +20.87% 5
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 508 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (32.24%) JavaScript
3 474 (30.38%) HTML
3 474 (30.38%) SQL
4 416 (26.67%) CSS
5 358 (22.95%) Java
6 326 (20.90%) .NET
7 319 (20.45%) SQL Server
8 247 (15.83%) C#
9 235 (15.06%) TDD
10 228 (14.62%) jQuery
11 220 (14.10%) HTML5
12 212 (13.59%) Oracle
13 208 (13.33%) Finance
14 192 (12.31%) MVC
15 181 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
16 175 (11.22%) Microsoft
16 175 (11.22%) AngularJS
17 167 (10.71%) ASP.NET
17 167 (10.71%) Web Services
18 162 (10.38%) Git (software)
19 161 (10.32%) Scrum
20 147 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 142 (9.10%) ETL
22 136 (8.72%) CSS3
23 133 (8.53%) T-SQL
24 132 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
25 129 (8.27%) Data Warehouse
26 125 (8.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 120 (7.69%) XML

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 72 (4.62%) SAS
2 71 (4.55%) Node.js
3 67 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 40 (2.56%) WebSphere
5 38 (2.44%) CMS
6 31 (1.99%) IIS
6 31 (1.99%) JBoss
7 28 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
7 28 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 23 (1.47%) Apache
9 19 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (1.09%) Umbraco
11 15 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
11 15 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (0.96%) WordPress
12 14 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
13 13 (0.83%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.71%) WebLogic
15 9 (0.58%) Confluence
16 7 (0.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 51 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.15%) MS Office
3 15 (0.96%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.32%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.19%) MS Project
7 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.13%) Maya
7 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
7 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
7 2 (0.13%) MODO
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.064%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 47 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
3 28 (1.79%) Magento
4 26 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
6 9 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.26%) Exstream
9 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
12 1 (0.064%) SAP GRC
12 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
12 1 (0.064%) Oracle Assets
12 1 (0.064%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.64%) PaaS
3 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
3 8 (0.51%) SaaS
4 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.32%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.32%) Heroku
6 4 (0.26%) GitHub
7 2 (0.13%) IaaS
7 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.13%) Force.com
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.064%) Office 365
8 1 (0.064%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 50 (3.21%) HTTP
2 34 (2.18%) Internet
3 8 (0.51%) SMTP
4 6 (0.38%) Intranet
5 4 (0.26%) SMS
6 2 (0.13%) SSL
6 2 (0.13%) AMQP
7 1 (0.064%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.064%) SSH
7 1 (0.064%) SNMP
7 1 (0.064%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.064%) ATM
7 1 (0.064%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 147 (9.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 129 (8.27%) Data Warehouse
4 125 (8.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 88 (5.64%) MySQL
6 87 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 81 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 75 (4.81%) Oracle Database
9 53 (3.40%) Base SAS
10 50 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
11 44 (2.82%) MongoDB
12 41 (2.63%) Relational Database
12 41 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (2.50%) QlikView
14 36 (2.31%) NoSQL
15 35 (2.24%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 29 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
16 29 (1.86%) Big Data
17 25 (1.60%) OLAP
18 24 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 162 (10.38%) Git (software)
2 89 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 84 (5.38%) Subversion
4 67 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (3.21%) Jenkins
6 39 (2.50%) Eclipse
7 37 (2.37%) JUnit
8 33 (2.12%) Maven
9 32 (2.05%) Oracle Forms
10 28 (1.79%) JIRA
11 23 (1.47%) Cucumber
12 22 (1.41%) ERwin
13 21 (1.35%) Ant
13 21 (1.35%) Mercurial
14 19 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
14 19 (1.22%) Gradle
15 17 (1.09%) Grunt
15 17 (1.09%) Selenium
16 15 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 13 (0.83%) Jasmine
General
1 208 (13.33%) Finance
2 67 (4.29%) Banking
3 30 (1.92%) Retail
4 24 (1.54%) Manufacturing
5 23 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (0.96%) Marketing
8 12 (0.77%) Advertising
8 12 (0.77%) Games
9 10 (0.64%) Legal
10 9 (0.58%) Electronics
11 8 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.38%) Back Office
12 6 (0.38%) Local Government
13 3 (0.19%) Military
14 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.13%) Automotive
14 2 (0.13%) Law
15 1 (0.064%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.064%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 474 (30.38%) HTML
2 416 (26.67%) CSS
3 326 (20.90%) .NET
4 228 (14.62%) jQuery
5 220 (14.10%) HTML5
6 175 (11.22%) AngularJS
7 167 (10.71%) ASP.NET
7 167 (10.71%) Web Services
8 136 (8.72%) CSS3
9 120 (7.69%) XML
10 117 (7.50%) JSON
11 92 (5.90%) J2EE
11 92 (5.90%) REST
12 91 (5.83%) SOAP
13 86 (5.51%) Spring
14 79 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC
15 73 (4.68%) RESTful
16 71 (4.55%) Ajax
17 68 (4.36%) WCF
18 64 (4.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.51%) Mobile App
2 78 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.14%) User Experience
4 39 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 29 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (1.86%) NHS
6 28 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 17 (1.09%) Data Extraction
7 17 (1.09%) Visualisation
8 16 (1.03%) Data Integration
8 16 (1.03%) Computer Science
9 14 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (0.71%) Statistics
11 10 (0.64%) Replication
11 10 (0.64%) iPhone
12 8 (0.51%) Clustering
12 8 (0.51%) DTV
12 8 (0.51%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
14 6 (0.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 105 (6.73%) Linux
2 102 (6.54%) Apple iOS
3 101 (6.47%) Android
4 99 (6.35%) UNIX
5 55 (3.53%) Windows
6 32 (2.05%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.64%) AIX
7 10 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (0.32%) Solaris
9 5 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.19%) CentOS
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.064%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (15.06%) TDD
3 192 (12.31%) MVC
4 181 (11.60%) Business Intelligence
5 161 (10.32%) Scrum
6 142 (9.10%) ETL
7 132 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
8 110 (7.05%) SDLC
9 106 (6.79%) OO
10 100 (6.41%) Unit Testing
11 94 (6.03%) iOS Development
12 92 (5.90%) E-Commerce
13 86 (5.51%) Android Development
14 77 (4.94%) OOP
15 67 (4.29%) CRM
16 65 (4.17%) BDD
17 60 (3.85%) Data Modelling
17 60 (3.85%) Migration
18 59 (3.78%) SOA
19 58 (3.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 503 (32.24%) JavaScript
2 474 (30.38%) SQL
3 358 (22.95%) Java
4 247 (15.83%) C#
5 133 (8.53%) T-SQL
6 102 (6.54%) PHP
7 86 (5.51%) PL/SQL
8 84 (5.38%) C++
9 77 (4.94%) Python
10 63 (4.04%) Ruby
11 40 (2.56%) Objective-C
12 38 (2.44%) Scala
13 36 (2.31%) VBA
14 33 (2.12%) C
15 32 (2.05%) VB
16 22 (1.41%) TypeScript
17 19 (1.22%) VB.NET
18 18 (1.15%) Perl
19 15 (0.96%) XQuery
19 15 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 98 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 56 (3.59%) SC Cleared
3 45 (2.88%) Degree
4 24 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 6 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.26%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.19%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.064%) OCP
9 1 (0.064%) OCA
9 1 (0.064%) HND
9 1 (0.064%) PhD
9 1 (0.064%) SAS Certification
9 1 (0.064%) CIMA
9 1 (0.064%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.064%) MCPD
9 1 (0.064%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.92%) QA
2 5 (0.32%) HL7
3 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.064%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.26%) BitLocker
2 4 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
3 3 (0.19%) Firmware
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.064%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.064%) Docker
5 1 (0.064%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (0.96%) Capistrano
2 10 (0.64%) Puppet
3 9 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.19%) cPanel
4 3 (0.19%) SCOM
4 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.13%) Oozie
6 1 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.064%) yum
6 1 (0.064%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 212 (13.59%) Oracle
2 175 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 46 (2.95%) SAP
4 34 (2.18%) IBM
5 27 (1.73%) Informatica
6 19 (1.22%) Talend
7 18 (1.15%) Cognos
8 16 (1.03%) Tableau
9 13 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (0.77%) Twitter
11 11 (0.71%) Sybase
12 10 (0.64%) Adobe
12 10 (0.64%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.64%) Teradata
12 10 (0.64%) Google
12 10 (0.64%) Xamarin
13 9 (0.58%) Zend
14 8 (0.51%) Sitecore
15 7 (0.45%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.45%) EPiServer
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Candidate Source
Rate: £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Twist IT
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago