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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 702 680 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.76% 23.52% 25.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.74% 25.50% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 388 485
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 19
Average hourly rate £35.75 £31.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.49% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.65 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £47.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2838 2667 3064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.02% 92.25% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1318 1565
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 203 223
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 0 366 £325 - 286
Cheshire +1 170 £325 +8.33% 107
Lancashire -3 64 £313 +4.16% 38
Merseyside 0 61 £325 +8.33% 56
Cumbria +5 9 £455 +40.00% 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 488 (38.04%) .NET
2 483 (37.65%) HTML
3 465 (36.24%) C#
4 460 (35.85%) JavaScript
5 432 (33.67%) CSS
6 395 (30.79%) SQL
7 334 (26.03%) SQL Server
8 264 (20.58%) ASP.NET
9 256 (19.95%) jQuery
10 240 (18.71%) MVC
11 233 (18.16%) Web Services
12 216 (16.84%) Java
13 196 (15.28%) TDD
14 191 (14.89%) Oracle
15 186 (14.50%) HTML5
16 169 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
17 153 (11.93%) XML
18 137 (10.68%) Microsoft
19 132 (10.29%) Finance
20 128 (9.98%) T-SQL
21 120 (9.35%) PHP
22 115 (8.96%) OO
23 113 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
24 108 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 108 (8.42%) CSS3
25 104 (8.11%) Linux
26 102 (7.95%) Scrum
26 102 (7.95%) WCF
27 100 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
28 97 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 89 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.36%) CMS
3 39 (3.04%) Umbraco
4 38 (2.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 25 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 20 (1.56%) IIS
7 19 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.33%) Drupal
8 17 (1.33%) Apache
9 16 (1.25%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (1.01%) WordPress
12 12 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
12 12 (0.94%) Node.js
13 9 (0.70%) SAS
14 8 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (0.62%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 54 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 37 (2.88%) Photoshop
3 17 (1.33%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.94%) MS Office
4 12 (0.94%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.31%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.23%) MS Project
6 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.078%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.078%) Mingle
8 1 (0.078%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.25%) Magento
3 13 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (0.78%) Cognos TM1
6 9 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.31%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.31%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.31%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.23%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.23%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (0.47%) SaaS
2 4 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.16%) Pure360
3 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.16%) Office 365
4 1 (0.078%) GitHub
4 1 (0.078%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.10%) HTTP
2 15 (1.17%) Intranet
3 9 (0.70%) Internet
4 4 (0.31%) AMQP
4 4 (0.31%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.31%) DNS
4 4 (0.31%) FTP
5 3 (0.23%) ATM
5 3 (0.23%) NAS
5 3 (0.23%) Firewall
6 2 (0.16%) Extranet
7 1 (0.078%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.078%) SMTP
7 1 (0.078%) LDAP
7 1 (0.078%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 100 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 97 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 81 (6.31%) MySQL
6 71 (5.53%) Oracle Database
7 60 (4.68%) Data Warehouse
8 40 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 36 (2.81%) Relational Database
10 32 (2.49%) NoSQL
10 32 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
13 18 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
13 18 (1.40%) QlikView
14 16 (1.25%) Big Data
15 15 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
16 14 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (1.09%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 75 (5.85%) Visual Studio
2 55 (4.29%) Subversion
3 52 (4.05%) Git (software)
4 51 (3.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (2.57%) Eclipse
6 26 (2.03%) NUnit
7 20 (1.56%) Dreamweaver
8 16 (1.25%) Maven
9 15 (1.17%) JUnit
10 13 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
11 10 (0.78%) JIRA
12 9 (0.70%) Mercurial
12 9 (0.70%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.70%) Jenkins
13 8 (0.62%) Gradle
13 8 (0.62%) MSTest
13 8 (0.62%) ReSharper
13 8 (0.62%) Toad
14 7 (0.55%) NetBeans
14 7 (0.55%) Ant
General
1 132 (10.29%) Finance
2 39 (3.04%) Retail
3 25 (1.95%) Marketing
4 21 (1.64%) Advertising
5 18 (1.40%) Banking
6 17 (1.33%) Games
6 17 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.17%) Back Office
8 8 (0.62%) Legal
9 7 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.47%) Front Office
10 6 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.23%) Publishing
12 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.078%) Electronics
14 1 (0.078%) Billing
14 1 (0.078%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 488 (38.04%) .NET
2 483 (37.65%) HTML
3 432 (33.67%) CSS
4 264 (20.58%) ASP.NET
5 256 (19.95%) jQuery
6 233 (18.16%) Web Services
7 186 (14.50%) HTML5
8 153 (11.93%) XML
9 108 (8.42%) CSS3
10 102 (7.95%) WCF
11 94 (7.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 87 (6.78%) .NET Framework
13 83 (6.47%) Ajax
13 83 (6.47%) Spring
14 80 (6.24%) WPF
15 58 (4.52%) JSON
15 58 (4.52%) J2EE
16 55 (4.29%) XHTML
17 54 (4.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 52 (4.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 47 (3.66%) Open Source
2 37 (2.88%) NHS
3 31 (2.42%) Mobile App
4 26 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 17 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.17%) N-Tier
8 12 (0.94%) Management Information System
8 12 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
8 12 (0.94%) Data Extraction
9 9 (0.70%) Animation
10 8 (0.62%) Clustering
11 7 (0.55%) GIS
11 7 (0.55%) W3C
11 7 (0.55%) Derivative
11 7 (0.55%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.47%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.47%) iPhone
12 6 (0.47%) Social Media
12 6 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 104 (8.11%) Linux
2 63 (4.91%) Windows
3 45 (3.51%) UNIX
4 38 (2.96%) Apple iOS
5 37 (2.88%) Android
6 12 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.47%) Solaris
8 5 (0.39%) Fedora
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.16%) CentOS
10 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.078%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (18.71%) MVC
2 196 (15.28%) TDD
3 169 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
4 115 (8.96%) OO
5 113 (8.81%) Business Intelligence
6 102 (7.95%) Scrum
7 71 (5.53%) Web Development
8 70 (5.46%) E-Commerce
9 69 (5.38%) Unit Testing
10 54 (4.21%) BDD
10 54 (4.21%) Software Engineering
11 53 (4.13%) OOP
12 51 (3.98%) ETL
13 50 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
14 46 (3.59%) Migration
15 38 (2.96%) SOA
16 37 (2.88%) Web Design
17 35 (2.73%) MVVM
18 34 (2.65%) OOD
19 33 (2.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 465 (36.24%) C#
2 460 (35.85%) JavaScript
3 395 (30.79%) SQL
4 216 (16.84%) Java
5 128 (9.98%) T-SQL
6 120 (9.35%) PHP
7 69 (5.38%) Python
8 65 (5.07%) PL/SQL
9 55 (4.29%) VB.NET
10 53 (4.13%) VB
11 46 (3.59%) C++
12 43 (3.35%) Ruby
13 37 (2.88%) VBA
13 37 (2.88%) Scala
14 28 (2.18%) VB6
15 18 (1.40%) PowerShell
16 15 (1.17%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.94%) PHP5
18 11 (0.86%) XPath
19 10 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (4.13%) Security Cleared
2 50 (3.90%) Degree
3 44 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.39%) MCSE
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Certification
6 3 (0.23%) MCTS
6 3 (0.23%) MCITP
7 2 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.078%) PMP
8 1 (0.078%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.078%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (0.86%) QA
2 10 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.31%) Varnish
2 1 (0.078%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.078%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.078%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.078%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.078%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.078%) Puppet
Vendors
1 191 (14.89%) Oracle
2 137 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.74%) Adobe
4 28 (2.18%) Sybase
5 26 (2.03%) SAP
6 25 (1.95%) IBM
7 24 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 22 (1.71%) JBoss
9 18 (1.40%) Zend
10 17 (1.33%) Twitter
10 17 (1.33%) Informatica
10 17 (1.33%) Orchard
11 13 (1.01%) Cognos
12 11 (0.86%) Business Objects
12 11 (0.86%) Sitecore
12 11 (0.86%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.62%) Telerik
13 8 (0.62%) Sage
14 7 (0.55%) TIBCO
14 7 (0.55%) webMethods
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