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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
England / North West
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 701 887 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.67% 23.81% 22.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 28.14% 25.08% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 606 483
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 35 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £31.30 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.04 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
- +13.71%

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
2491 3537 3103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.79% 94.93% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1555 2113 1701
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 189 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £27.05 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.30% +42.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 0 384 £375 +3.44% 244
Cheshire -1 124 £388 +10.71% 94
Lancashire 0 77 £360 +2.92% 49
Merseyside 0 73 £368 -2.00% 28
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 593 (38.53%) JavaScript
2 526 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (29.50%) .NET
4 450 (29.24%) HTML
5 412 (26.77%) Java
6 404 (26.25%) CSS
7 403 (26.19%) C#
8 385 (25.02%) SQL
9 337 (21.90%) SQL Server
10 263 (17.09%) TDD
11 262 (17.02%) MVC
12 254 (16.50%) AngularJS
13 233 (15.14%) ASP.NET
14 203 (13.19%) Scrum
15 189 (12.28%) HTML5
16 188 (12.22%) Web Services
17 175 (11.37%) Microsoft
18 174 (11.31%) jQuery
19 166 (10.79%) Git (software)
20 156 (10.14%) Spring
21 155 (10.07%) XML
22 154 (10.01%) Oracle
23 146 (9.49%) BDD
24 141 (9.16%) Finance
25 131 (8.51%) RESTful
26 129 (8.38%) MySQL
27 122 (7.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 121 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
29 119 (7.73%) OO
29 119 (7.73%) CSS3

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 79 (5.13%) CMS
2 64 (4.16%) Umbraco
3 48 (3.12%) SharePoint
4 30 (1.95%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
6 21 (1.36%) EPiServer
7 20 (1.30%) Apache
8 19 (1.23%) WordPress
9 17 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
10 16 (1.04%) GeoServer
10 16 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 13 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.78%) SAS
13 10 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (0.65%) IIS
14 8 (0.52%) Confluence
14 8 (0.52%) JBoss
14 8 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
16 6 (0.39%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 40 (2.60%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.84%) Photoshop
3 8 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.32%) MS Office
6 2 (0.13%) InVision
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.065%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.065%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 81 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (1.69%) Magento
3 11 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.32%) SAP EWM
6 5 (0.32%) Visualfiles
7 3 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.13%) BASE24
8 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.065%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.065%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 61 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.23%) GitHub
4 13 (0.84%) SaaS
5 11 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.45%) PaaS
9 7 (0.45%) Slack
10 4 (0.26%) TestFlight
11 2 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.13%) Office 365
12 1 (0.065%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.065%) Datadog
12 1 (0.065%) Force.com
12 1 (0.065%) Heroku
12 1 (0.065%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.69%) HTTP
2 19 (1.23%) Internet
3 11 (0.71%) LDAP
4 6 (0.39%) Intranet
5 5 (0.32%) AMQP
5 5 (0.32%) Firewall
5 5 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.26%) Extranet
6 4 (0.26%) Kerberos
6 4 (0.26%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.19%) ATM
7 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.13%) Network Security
8 2 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.065%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.065%) DLNA
9 1 (0.065%) FTP
9 1 (0.065%) NFC
9 1 (0.065%) Skype
9 1 (0.065%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (21.90%) SQL Server
2 129 (8.38%) MySQL
3 122 (7.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 103 (6.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 93 (6.04%) NoSQL
6 77 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 76 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
8 65 (4.22%) Relational Database
9 64 (4.16%) MongoDB
10 59 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 50 (3.25%) Oracle Database
12 44 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
12 44 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 36 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
14 30 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (1.49%) DB2
16 20 (1.30%) Big Data
16 20 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
17 17 (1.10%) QlikView
17 17 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 166 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 70 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 65 (4.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 59 (3.83%) JIRA
4 59 (3.83%) Visual Studio
5 52 (3.38%) Cucumber
6 40 (2.60%) gulp
7 37 (2.40%) JUnit
8 36 (2.34%) Selenium
9 35 (2.27%) Jasmine
9 35 (2.27%) Maven
10 34 (2.21%) Grunt
11 33 (2.14%) Subversion
12 27 (1.75%) Eclipse
13 26 (1.69%) Gradle
14 15 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (0.84%) JBehave
15 13 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
16 12 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
16 12 (0.78%) StarTeam
General
1 141 (9.16%) Finance
2 42 (2.73%) Banking
3 41 (2.66%) Retail
4 38 (2.47%) Games
5 29 (1.88%) Advertising
6 26 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.56%) Marketing
8 12 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.52%) Electronics
10 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.32%) Legal
11 5 (0.32%) Local Government
12 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.19%) Back Office
13 3 (0.19%) Billing
13 3 (0.19%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.065%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (29.50%) .NET
2 450 (29.24%) HTML
3 404 (26.25%) CSS
4 254 (16.50%) AngularJS
5 233 (15.14%) ASP.NET
6 189 (12.28%) HTML5
7 188 (12.22%) Web Services
8 174 (11.31%) jQuery
9 156 (10.14%) Spring
10 155 (10.07%) XML
11 131 (8.51%) RESTful
12 119 (7.73%) CSS3
13 114 (7.41%) .NET Framework
14 109 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
15 95 (6.17%) REST
16 94 (6.11%) JSON
17 92 (5.98%) SOAP
18 82 (5.33%) Node.js
19 73 (4.74%) React
20 68 (4.42%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.22%) User Experience
2 63 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 16 (1.04%) Client/Server
4 16 (1.04%) Data Structures
5 14 (0.91%) NHS
6 12 (0.78%) Web 2.0
7 11 (0.71%) Clustering
7 11 (0.71%) Fintech
8 9 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.39%) 3D Graphics
9 6 (0.39%) Algorithms
9 6 (0.39%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.39%) Mainframe
9 6 (0.39%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.39%) Mobile Games
10 5 (0.32%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.32%) iPad
10 5 (0.32%) Replication
11 4 (0.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 86 (5.59%) Linux
2 74 (4.81%) Android
3 59 (3.83%) Windows
4 56 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.56%) Unix
6 17 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.78%) VME
8 7 (0.45%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) AIX
13 2 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.13%) HPUX
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.13%) Solaris
14 1 (0.065%) OS/400
14 1 (0.065%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (17.09%) TDD
3 262 (17.02%) MVC
4 203 (13.19%) Scrum
5 146 (9.49%) BDD
6 121 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
7 119 (7.73%) OO
8 115 (7.47%) Front End Development
9 105 (6.82%) E-Commerce
10 104 (6.76%) Web Development
11 98 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
12 95 (6.17%) CRM
13 92 (5.98%) ETL
14 88 (5.72%) Software Engineering
15 85 (5.52%) Unit Testing
16 62 (4.03%) Migration
17 60 (3.90%) Microservices
18 57 (3.70%) Data Modelling
19 55 (3.57%) DevOps
20 52 (3.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 593 (38.53%) JavaScript
2 412 (26.77%) Java
3 403 (26.19%) C#
4 385 (25.02%) SQL
5 108 (7.02%) PHP
6 74 (4.81%) Python
7 71 (4.61%) T-SQL
8 48 (3.12%) VB.NET
9 47 (3.05%) Ruby
10 46 (2.99%) Scala
11 37 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 37 (2.40%) VB
12 30 (1.95%) VB6
13 27 (1.75%) C++
14 25 (1.62%) Objective-C
15 24 (1.56%) COBOL
16 22 (1.43%) Groovy
17 21 (1.36%) ES6
18 20 (1.30%) PowerShell
19 18 (1.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 43 (2.79%) Security Cleared
2 34 (2.21%) Degree
3 28 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.26%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.13%) MCP
7 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.065%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.065%) HNC
8 1 (0.065%) ISEB
8 1 (0.065%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.065%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.065%) MCAD
8 1 (0.065%) MCSD
8 1 (0.065%) MCTS
8 1 (0.065%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.66%) QA
2 11 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.45%) HL7
4 6 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.32%) SDET
6 2 (0.13%) ISO26262
6 2 (0.13%) MISRA
7 1 (0.065%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (1.43%) Docker
2 17 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.065%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.065%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.065%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (0.52%) Puppet
2 7 (0.45%) Ansible
3 6 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (0.13%) Control-M
7 2 (0.13%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (0.13%) Netcool
7 2 (0.13%) SCOM
7 2 (0.13%) Terraform
7 2 (0.13%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.065%) Kibana
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.065%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 175 (11.37%) Microsoft
2 154 (10.01%) Oracle
3 30 (1.95%) SAP
4 28 (1.82%) Sitecore
5 25 (1.62%) Tableau
5 25 (1.62%) Xamarin
6 20 (1.30%) IBM
6 20 (1.30%) ServiceNow
7 17 (1.10%) Red Hat
7 17 (1.10%) Zend
8 16 (1.04%) Adobe
8 16 (1.04%) ESRI
8 16 (1.04%) HP
9 15 (0.97%) hybris
9 15 (0.97%) Perforce
9 15 (0.97%) Sybase
10 14 (0.91%) Google
11 13 (0.84%) Talend
12 12 (0.78%) ICL
13 9 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 13 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Modis International
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £120 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £120 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Manchester Metropolitan University
Rate: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum £25,000 to £32,000 pro rata
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £285 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Posted: 4 days ago