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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 901 856 697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.54% 19.12% 21.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.12% 20.11% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 565 436
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 13
Median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £35.40 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £42.50 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +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
3322 4256 3007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.16% 95.06% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2603 1713
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 217 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +1 510 £388 +3.33% 277
Cheshire +2 203 £368 -8.12% 79
Merseyside +4 80 £350 - 33
Lancashire 0 78 £375 -19.61% 44
Cumbria -2 1 £350 -36.36% 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 678 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 634 (36.13%) JavaScript
3 579 (32.99%) Java
4 478 (27.24%) HTML
5 450 (25.64%) SQL
6 435 (24.79%) .NET
7 430 (24.50%) CSS
8 401 (22.85%) C#
9 361 (20.57%) SQL Server
10 352 (20.06%) TDD
11 282 (16.07%) MVC
12 264 (15.04%) Oracle
13 244 (13.90%) ASP.NET
14 234 (13.33%) AngularJS
15 229 (13.05%) HTML5
16 220 (12.54%) Scrum
17 213 (12.14%) Web Services
18 207 (11.79%) Spring
19 204 (11.62%) Web Development
20 200 (11.40%) XML
21 189 (10.77%) jQuery
22 184 (10.48%) BDD
23 183 (10.43%) Finance
24 164 (9.34%) CSS3
25 162 (9.23%) Git (software)
26 159 (9.06%) Microsoft
27 157 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
28 154 (8.77%) Linux
29 141 (8.03%) JSON
30 132 (7.52%) PHP

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 68 (3.87%) CMS
2 56 (3.19%) Tomcat
3 53 (3.02%) JBoss
4 43 (2.45%) Apache
5 35 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 33 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 31 (1.77%) Tuxedo
8 23 (1.31%) SAS
9 21 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
9 21 (1.20%) WordPress
10 20 (1.14%) Umbraco
11 16 (0.91%) GeoServer
11 16 (0.91%) WebLogic
12 13 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.57%) Drupal
14 10 (0.57%) IIS
15 9 (0.51%) ColdFusion
16 8 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.46%) Jetty
Applications
1 59 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.68%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.63%) MS Office
4 6 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.057%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 56 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
3 32 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (1.37%) Magento
5 16 (0.91%) Oracle Payables
6 10 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
9 6 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.23%) Visualfiles
11 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Payroll
12 2 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 1 (0.057%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 45 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.65%) GitHub
2 29 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.57%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.34%) Office 365
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.17%) SaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.11%) Force.com
6 2 (0.11%) Google Play
6 2 (0.11%) PaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Slack
6 2 (0.11%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.057%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.057%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.057%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.057%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.42%) HTTP
2 34 (1.94%) Network Security
3 16 (0.91%) LDAP
4 14 (0.80%) HTTPS
5 13 (0.74%) Internet
6 7 (0.40%) AMQP
7 6 (0.34%) SSL
8 5 (0.28%) Intranet
9 3 (0.17%) Skype
10 2 (0.11%) FTP
10 2 (0.11%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.11%) VoIP
11 1 (0.057%) Bluetooth
11 1 (0.057%) DNS
11 1 (0.057%) DVB
11 1 (0.057%) NFC
11 1 (0.057%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 361 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 117 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 110 (6.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 102 (5.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 95 (5.41%) MySQL
6 83 (4.73%) Relational Database
7 79 (4.50%) NoSQL
8 64 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
9 58 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 56 (3.19%) MongoDB
11 52 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
12 51 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 39 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
14 34 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
15 30 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
16 28 (1.60%) RDBMS
17 23 (1.31%) OLAP
18 22 (1.25%) Hadoop
18 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
19 19 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 162 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 120 (6.84%) Jenkins
3 68 (3.87%) Subversion
4 66 (3.76%) Maven
5 64 (3.65%) Visual Studio
6 60 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 59 (3.36%) Cucumber
7 59 (3.36%) JUnit
8 55 (3.13%) JIRA
9 52 (2.96%) Selenium
10 46 (2.62%) Talend Open Studio
11 40 (2.28%) Grunt
12 28 (1.60%) Eclipse
13 27 (1.54%) Gradle
13 27 (1.54%) gulp
13 27 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
14 24 (1.37%) Jasmine
15 23 (1.31%) Mercurial
16 17 (0.97%) Xcode
17 13 (0.74%) NUnit
General
1 183 (10.43%) Finance
2 65 (3.70%) Banking
3 64 (3.65%) Retail
4 54 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 41 (2.34%) Marketing
6 22 (1.25%) Advertising
7 19 (1.08%) Games
8 18 (1.03%) Publishing
9 17 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (0.63%) Electronics
10 11 (0.63%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.28%) International Banking
12 4 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.23%) Law
12 4 (0.23%) Local Government
12 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.17%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.17%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 478 (27.24%) HTML
2 435 (24.79%) .NET
3 430 (24.50%) CSS
4 244 (13.90%) ASP.NET
5 234 (13.33%) AngularJS
6 229 (13.05%) HTML5
7 213 (12.14%) Web Services
8 207 (11.79%) Spring
9 200 (11.40%) XML
10 189 (10.77%) jQuery
11 164 (9.34%) CSS3
12 141 (8.03%) JSON
13 131 (7.46%) RESTful
14 125 (7.12%) SOAP
15 124 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 111 (6.32%) REST
17 102 (5.81%) J2EE
18 96 (5.47%) .NET Framework
19 91 (5.19%) Hibernate
20 80 (4.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 70 (3.99%) User Experience
2 44 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
4 35 (1.99%) Digital Media
5 33 (1.88%) Mobile App
6 22 (1.25%) Clustering
7 20 (1.14%) Data Integration
8 19 (1.08%) NHS
9 17 (0.97%) iPad
10 16 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 15 (0.85%) Data Structures
12 14 (0.80%) Computer Science
13 9 (0.51%) Replication
14 8 (0.46%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.46%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.40%) Algorithms
15 7 (0.40%) Visualisation
16 6 (0.34%) Data Extraction
16 6 (0.34%) Inversion of Control
16 6 (0.34%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 154 (8.77%) Linux
2 69 (3.93%) Android
3 55 (3.13%) Windows
4 54 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 32 (1.82%) Unix
6 23 (1.31%) VME
7 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.57%) AIX
8 10 (0.57%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.11%) Solaris
11 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.11%) zOS
12 1 (0.057%) MVS
12 1 (0.057%) OS/2
12 1 (0.057%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.057%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 678 (38.63%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (20.06%) TDD
3 282 (16.07%) MVC
4 220 (12.54%) Scrum
5 204 (11.62%) Web Development
6 184 (10.48%) BDD
7 157 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
8 127 (7.24%) Front End Development
9 126 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
10 121 (6.89%) E-Commerce
11 114 (6.50%) OO
12 113 (6.44%) ETL
13 110 (6.27%) CRM
14 101 (5.75%) Software Engineering
15 100 (5.70%) Unit Testing
16 86 (4.90%) Migration
17 77 (4.39%) Microservices
18 74 (4.22%) Pair Programming
19 73 (4.16%) OOP
20 70 (3.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 634 (36.13%) JavaScript
2 579 (32.99%) Java
3 450 (25.64%) SQL
4 401 (22.85%) C#
5 132 (7.52%) PHP
6 89 (5.07%) PL/SQL
7 84 (4.79%) T-SQL
8 70 (3.99%) Ruby
9 65 (3.70%) Python
10 56 (3.19%) Scala
11 52 (2.96%) COBOL
11 52 (2.96%) VB.NET
12 51 (2.91%) C
13 45 (2.56%) VB
14 41 (2.34%) C++
15 33 (1.88%) Objective-C
16 32 (1.82%) Groovy
17 24 (1.37%) Shell Script
18 23 (1.31%) VB6
19 22 (1.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 108 (6.15%) Security Cleared
2 64 (3.65%) SC Cleared
3 35 (1.99%) Degree
4 25 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.23%) Sun Certification
8 2 (0.11%) ISEB
8 2 (0.11%) MCP
8 2 (0.11%) MCTS
9 1 (0.057%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.057%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.057%) MCAD
9 1 (0.057%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.71%) QA
2 21 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.23%) SDET
5 3 (0.17%) MISRA
5 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.057%) CDISC
6 1 (0.057%) ISO26262
6 1 (0.057%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
2 18 (1.03%) Docker
3 8 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.11%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.057%) RACF
5 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.057%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (0.97%) Tivoli
2 13 (0.74%) Puppet
3 8 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
3 8 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 5 (0.28%) Ansible
5 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.11%) Netcool
5 2 (0.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.057%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.057%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.057%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 264 (15.04%) Oracle
2 159 (9.06%) Microsoft
3 54 (3.08%) IBM
4 47 (2.68%) SAP
5 46 (2.62%) Talend
6 28 (1.60%) Micro Focus
7 26 (1.48%) Sitecore
8 25 (1.42%) Google
9 21 (1.20%) hybris
10 18 (1.03%) Adobe
10 18 (1.03%) Cognos
11 17 (0.97%) Red Hat
11 17 (0.97%) Tableau
11 17 (0.97%) Vertica
12 16 (0.91%) ATG
12 16 (0.91%) ESRI
12 16 (0.91%) Xamarin
13 15 (0.85%) Perforce
14 14 (0.80%) Sybase
15 13 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £425 per day
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Rate: £370 per day + £370 / Day
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Rate: £325 - £425 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Manchester
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