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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 819 733 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.08% 19.99% 18.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.28% 21.11% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 463 335
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 6
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £37.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +13.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.19 £33.75 £28.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.36 £47.35 £87.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £32.88
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +14.06%
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
3676 3472 2906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.62% 94.71% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2212 1949 1561
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 203 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.61 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +1 369 £375 +7.14% 287
Cheshire -2 219 £375 -2.59% 105
Merseyside +7 95 £375 +20.96% 38
Lancashire +8 79 £343 -2.14% 65
Cumbria +6 15 £490 +8.88% 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 692 (39.79%) JavaScript
2 643 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
3 579 (33.29%) Java
4 560 (32.20%) HTML
5 532 (30.59%) CSS
6 444 (25.53%) SQL
7 383 (22.02%) .NET
8 359 (20.64%) C#
9 343 (19.72%) SQL Server
10 305 (17.54%) TDD
11 298 (17.14%) XML
12 279 (16.04%) Web Services
12 279 (16.04%) HTML5
13 274 (15.76%) MVC
14 264 (15.18%) Oracle
15 249 (14.32%) Finance
16 234 (13.46%) jQuery
17 231 (13.28%) Web Development
18 213 (12.25%) Scrum
19 191 (10.98%) CSS3
20 185 (10.64%) Spring
21 180 (10.35%) AngularJS
22 172 (9.89%) ASP.NET
23 166 (9.55%) Linux
24 160 (9.20%) JSON
24 160 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
24 160 (9.20%) Git (software)
25 157 (9.03%) Microsoft
26 155 (8.91%) REST
27 151 (8.68%) Front End Development

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 75 (4.31%) Node.js
2 64 (3.68%) JBoss
3 48 (2.76%) SharePoint
4 46 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 43 (2.47%) Apache
6 40 (2.30%) CMS
7 38 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 24 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 23 (1.32%) GeoServer
9 23 (1.32%) Tuxedo
10 19 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
11 16 (0.92%) WordPress
12 15 (0.86%) SAS
13 14 (0.81%) ATG Dynamo
13 14 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
13 14 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.63%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 41 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.69%) Photoshop
3 10 (0.58%) MS Office
4 7 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.058%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.058%) MS Project
9 1 (0.058%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 39 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (1.38%) Magento
5 15 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 14 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
8 7 (0.40%) SAP MDM
8 7 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.29%) Infor CRM
10 5 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 4 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
12 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
12 2 (0.12%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 53 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.04%) GitHub
3 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.58%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (0.58%) Amazon S3
4 10 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 7 (0.40%) Veeva
6 6 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.29%) Office 365
7 5 (0.29%) PaaS
8 4 (0.23%) SaaS
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.12%) Google Play
10 1 (0.058%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.058%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 122 (7.02%) HTTP
2 21 (1.21%) Internet
2 21 (1.21%) Network Security
3 14 (0.81%) Intranet
3 14 (0.81%) LDAP
4 9 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.23%) DNS
7 3 (0.17%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.17%) GSM
7 3 (0.17%) RS-422
7 3 (0.17%) SMTP
7 3 (0.17%) SSL
8 2 (0.12%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.12%) Skype
9 1 (0.058%) DHCP
9 1 (0.058%) Extranet
9 1 (0.058%) FTP
9 1 (0.058%) SMS
9 1 (0.058%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 102 (5.87%) MySQL
3 96 (5.52%) Oracle Database
4 91 (5.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (3.97%) NoSQL
7 64 (3.68%) Relational Database
8 53 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 52 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
10 47 (2.70%) MongoDB
11 44 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
12 38 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
13 37 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
14 32 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
15 31 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
16 27 (1.55%) GIS
17 25 (1.44%) RDBMS
18 21 (1.21%) SQL Server 2014
19 19 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
20 18 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 160 (9.20%) Git (software)
2 104 (5.98%) Visual Studio
3 94 (5.41%) Subversion
4 74 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 71 (4.08%) JIRA
6 56 (3.22%) JUnit
7 55 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 52 (2.99%) Maven
9 41 (2.36%) Selenium
10 38 (2.19%) Talend Open Studio
11 32 (1.84%) Ant
11 32 (1.84%) Mercurial
12 28 (1.61%) Gradle
12 28 (1.61%) Grunt
12 28 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
13 24 (1.38%) ERwin
14 23 (1.32%) Cucumber
15 21 (1.21%) Eclipse
16 17 (0.98%) SpecFlow
17 13 (0.75%) Mockito
General
1 249 (14.32%) Finance
2 107 (6.15%) Banking
3 46 (2.65%) Retail
4 27 (1.55%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.27%) Games
6 21 (1.21%) Advertising
7 20 (1.15%) Marketing
7 20 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 16 (0.92%) Local Government
9 14 (0.81%) Retail Banking
9 14 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 11 (0.63%) Publishing
11 10 (0.58%) Electronics
12 8 (0.46%) Military
13 5 (0.29%) Back Office
14 4 (0.23%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.17%) Legal
16 2 (0.12%) Avionics
16 2 (0.12%) Financial Institution
16 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 560 (32.20%) HTML
2 532 (30.59%) CSS
3 383 (22.02%) .NET
4 298 (17.14%) XML
5 279 (16.04%) HTML5
5 279 (16.04%) Web Services
6 234 (13.46%) jQuery
7 191 (10.98%) CSS3
8 185 (10.64%) Spring
9 180 (10.35%) AngularJS
10 172 (9.89%) ASP.NET
11 160 (9.20%) JSON
12 155 (8.91%) REST
13 141 (8.11%) SOAP
14 121 (6.96%) RESTful
15 102 (5.87%) Ajax
16 93 (5.35%) J2EE
17 89 (5.12%) .NET Framework
18 68 (3.91%) ASP.NET MVC
18 68 (3.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 78 (4.49%) User Experience
2 58 (3.34%) Mobile App
3 43 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
4 40 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 28 (1.61%) NHS
6 26 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (1.32%) Digital Media
7 23 (1.32%) iPad
7 23 (1.32%) Visualisation
8 19 (1.09%) Data Integration
9 17 (0.98%) Clustering
9 17 (0.98%) Replication
10 15 (0.86%) Online Banking
11 14 (0.81%) Management Information System
12 12 (0.69%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.58%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.40%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.40%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.40%) IVR
15 6 (0.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 166 (9.55%) Linux
2 57 (3.28%) Unix
2 57 (3.28%) Windows
3 50 (2.88%) Android
4 42 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 31 (1.78%) Mac OS X
6 17 (0.98%) VME
7 16 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (0.75%) AIX
9 6 (0.35%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.23%) ThreadX
12 3 (0.17%) Solaris
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.12%) CentOS
13 2 (0.12%) openSUSE
13 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 643 (36.98%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (17.54%) TDD
3 274 (15.76%) MVC
4 231 (13.28%) Web Development
5 213 (12.25%) Scrum
6 160 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
7 151 (8.68%) Front End Development
8 119 (6.84%) BDD
9 117 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
10 114 (6.56%) OO
11 111 (6.38%) ETL
12 109 (6.27%) E-Commerce
13 108 (6.21%) CRM
14 106 (6.10%) Unit Testing
15 98 (5.64%) Responsive Web Design
15 98 (5.64%) Software Engineering
16 86 (4.95%) Web Design
17 70 (4.03%) SDLC
18 68 (3.91%) Migration
18 68 (3.91%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 692 (39.79%) JavaScript
2 579 (33.29%) Java
3 444 (25.53%) SQL
4 359 (20.64%) C#
5 128 (7.36%) PHP
6 105 (6.04%) T-SQL
7 94 (5.41%) PL/SQL
8 79 (4.54%) C++
8 79 (4.54%) Python
9 70 (4.03%) Scala
10 55 (3.16%) C
11 41 (2.36%) Ruby
12 35 (2.01%) COBOL
13 32 (1.84%) VB.NET
14 29 (1.67%) Objective-C
15 26 (1.50%) Shell Script
15 26 (1.50%) VB
16 21 (1.21%) XAML
17 19 (1.09%) XPath
18 18 (1.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 109 (6.27%) Security Cleared
2 70 (4.03%) SC Cleared
3 44 (2.53%) Degree
4 25 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 14 (0.81%) BC Cleared
6 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.12%) ISEB
8 2 (0.12%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.12%) PhD
9 1 (0.058%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.058%) MCP
9 1 (0.058%) MCTS
9 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.55%) QA
2 18 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.58%) WCAG
4 5 (0.29%) MISRA
5 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.058%) BS7666
7 1 (0.058%) CDISC
7 1 (0.058%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.058%) HL7
7 1 (0.058%) ISO26262
System Software
1 27 (1.55%) Docker
2 5 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.23%) Firmware
3 4 (0.23%) HDFS
3 4 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.12%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.058%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.058%) RACF
5 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.058%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.35%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.17%) Puppet
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.12%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Cast Iron
4 1 (0.058%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.058%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.058%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.058%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 264 (15.18%) Oracle
2 157 (9.03%) Microsoft
3 59 (3.39%) IBM
4 41 (2.36%) SAP
5 38 (2.19%) Talend
6 30 (1.73%) ServiceNow
7 25 (1.44%) Micro Focus
8 22 (1.27%) Google
8 22 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.04%) ATG
9 18 (1.04%) Telerik
10 17 (0.98%) Informatica
11 16 (0.92%) EPiServer
11 16 (0.92%) Red Hat
12 15 (0.86%) Sitecore
12 15 (0.86%) Zend
13 14 (0.81%) ESRI
13 14 (0.81%) Tableau
14 13 (0.75%) Infor
15 12 (0.69%) Cognos
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £451.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Rate: £28,000 per annum 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 3 hours ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southport, Lancashire
Pontoon
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day +
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £375 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £209 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Salt
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Palm Mason
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Rate: Unspecified Plus company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Pertemps IT
Rate: £450-£550 a day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago