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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 854 734 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.80% 19.75% 19.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 24.03% 20.83% 19.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 471 344
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 8
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £33.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +28.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.51 £33.00 £24.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £57.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +11.02%
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
3554 3523 2941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 94.78% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2209 2041 1584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 194 175
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +1 421 £375 +7.14% 216
Cheshire -2 205 £400 +9.58% 72
Lancashire +7 99 £375 +2.73% 43
Merseyside +3 72 £370 +16.99% 33
Cumbria +6 13 £490 +8.88% 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 683 (38.41%) JavaScript
2 676 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
3 617 (34.70%) Java
4 540 (30.37%) HTML
5 507 (28.52%) CSS
6 435 (24.47%) SQL
7 375 (21.09%) .NET
8 333 (18.73%) C#
9 322 (18.11%) SQL Server
10 320 (18.00%) TDD
11 300 (16.87%) Oracle
12 273 (15.35%) MVC
13 270 (15.19%) HTML5
14 266 (14.96%) Web Services
15 263 (14.79%) XML
16 250 (14.06%) Finance
17 232 (13.05%) jQuery
18 218 (12.26%) Web Development
19 203 (11.42%) Scrum
19 203 (11.42%) Spring
20 201 (11.30%) CSS3
21 186 (10.46%) AngularJS
22 184 (10.35%) ASP.NET
23 168 (9.45%) Linux
24 154 (8.66%) Front End Development
25 153 (8.61%) Microsoft
26 150 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
27 148 (8.32%) PHP
28 145 (8.16%) Git (software)
29 140 (7.87%) REST

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 62 (3.49%) JBoss
2 55 (3.09%) Tomcat
3 51 (2.87%) CMS
4 47 (2.64%) SharePoint
5 43 (2.42%) Tuxedo
6 42 (2.36%) Apache
7 40 (2.25%) WebSphere
8 22 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
9 21 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
10 20 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (1.01%) GeoServer
12 17 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
12 17 (0.96%) WordPress
13 14 (0.79%) Drupal
14 13 (0.73%) ATG Dynamo
14 13 (0.73%) SAS
15 12 (0.67%) IIS
15 12 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
17 10 (0.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 43 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.01%) Photoshop
3 9 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (0.39%) MS Office
5 5 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.17%) 3ds Max
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.056%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.056%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.056%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 74 (4.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 42 (2.36%) Oracle EBS R12
3 40 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (1.35%) Magento
5 15 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 14 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
8 7 (0.39%) SAP MDM
9 6 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
11 4 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
11 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
12 3 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
12 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
12 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
13 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
13 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
14 1 (0.056%) MFGPRO
14 1 (0.056%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (1.29%) GitHub
3 15 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.56%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (0.56%) Amazon S3
4 10 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 7 (0.39%) Veeva
6 6 (0.34%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.17%) Office 365
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.11%) Google Play
8 2 (0.11%) PaaS
8 2 (0.11%) SaaS
8 2 (0.11%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.056%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.056%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 83 (4.67%) HTTP
2 31 (1.74%) Network Security
3 21 (1.18%) Internet
4 15 (0.84%) LDAP
5 9 (0.51%) Intranet
6 6 (0.34%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.28%) SSL
8 4 (0.22%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.17%) DNS
9 3 (0.17%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.17%) RS-422
10 2 (0.11%) DVB
10 2 (0.11%) Skype
10 2 (0.11%) SMTP
11 1 (0.056%) DHCP
11 1 (0.056%) FTP
11 1 (0.056%) SAN
11 1 (0.056%) SMS
11 1 (0.056%) TETRA
11 1 (0.056%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (18.11%) SQL Server
2 127 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 117 (6.58%) MySQL
4 86 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 83 (4.67%) Relational Database
6 82 (4.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (3.32%) NoSQL
8 51 (2.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 49 (2.76%) MongoDB
9 49 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
10 48 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 39 (2.19%) RDBMS
13 37 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
14 26 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 21 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (1.12%) GIS
17 19 (1.07%) Hadoop
18 18 (1.01%) OLAP
18 18 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 145 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 83 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 82 (4.61%) Subversion
4 80 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 64 (3.60%) JIRA
6 59 (3.32%) JUnit
7 55 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 54 (3.04%) Maven
9 47 (2.64%) Talend Open Studio
10 40 (2.25%) Selenium
11 38 (2.14%) Mercurial
12 31 (1.74%) Grunt
13 27 (1.52%) Eclipse
14 26 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
15 24 (1.35%) Ant
16 22 (1.24%) Gradle
17 18 (1.01%) Cucumber
17 18 (1.01%) ERwin
18 16 (0.90%) Mockito
19 14 (0.79%) Jasmine
General
1 250 (14.06%) Finance
2 102 (5.74%) Banking
3 54 (3.04%) Retail
4 43 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 37 (2.08%) Marketing
6 24 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 21 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.01%) Advertising
9 17 (0.96%) Electronics
10 14 (0.79%) Games
10 14 (0.79%) Local Government
10 14 (0.79%) Publishing
10 14 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.34%) Back Office
11 6 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.34%) Military
12 5 (0.28%) International Banking
13 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.17%) Legal
14 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 540 (30.37%) HTML
2 507 (28.52%) CSS
3 375 (21.09%) .NET
4 270 (15.19%) HTML5
5 266 (14.96%) Web Services
6 263 (14.79%) XML
7 232 (13.05%) jQuery
8 203 (11.42%) Spring
9 201 (11.30%) CSS3
10 186 (10.46%) AngularJS
11 184 (10.35%) ASP.NET
12 140 (7.87%) REST
13 134 (7.54%) SOAP
14 131 (7.37%) JSON
15 115 (6.47%) J2EE
15 115 (6.47%) RESTful
16 89 (5.01%) ASP.NET MVC
17 83 (4.67%) Ajax
18 81 (4.56%) Middleware
19 77 (4.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 83 (4.67%) User Experience
2 55 (3.09%) Mobile App
3 45 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (1.86%) Digital Media
5 32 (1.80%) Clustering
6 28 (1.57%) NHS
7 26 (1.46%) iPad
8 24 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
9 20 (1.12%) Data Integration
10 19 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 16 (0.90%) Replication
12 15 (0.84%) Online Banking
13 14 (0.79%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.67%) N-Tier
15 9 (0.51%) Visualisation
16 8 (0.45%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.45%) IVR
17 7 (0.39%) e-Learning
18 6 (0.34%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 168 (9.45%) Linux
2 54 (3.04%) Android
3 52 (2.92%) Windows
4 44 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 44 (2.47%) Unix
5 25 (1.41%) VME
6 20 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.67%) AIX
9 6 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (0.34%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.22%) ThreadX
11 2 (0.11%) Solaris
11 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.11%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.056%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.056%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.056%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 676 (38.02%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (18.00%) TDD
3 273 (15.35%) MVC
4 218 (12.26%) Web Development
5 203 (11.42%) Scrum
6 154 (8.66%) Front End Development
7 150 (8.44%) Continuous Integration
8 128 (7.20%) BDD
9 124 (6.97%) Business Intelligence
9 124 (6.97%) CRM
10 118 (6.64%) E-Commerce
11 117 (6.58%) OO
12 110 (6.19%) ETL
13 98 (5.51%) Software Engineering
14 89 (5.01%) Unit Testing
15 81 (4.56%) Migration
16 80 (4.50%) SOA
17 70 (3.94%) OOP
17 70 (3.94%) SDLC
18 69 (3.88%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 683 (38.41%) JavaScript
2 617 (34.70%) Java
3 435 (24.47%) SQL
4 333 (18.73%) C#
5 148 (8.32%) PHP
6 105 (5.91%) PL/SQL
7 83 (4.67%) T-SQL
8 76 (4.27%) C
9 62 (3.49%) C++
10 61 (3.43%) Python
11 60 (3.37%) COBOL
12 54 (3.04%) Scala
13 40 (2.25%) Shell Script
14 36 (2.02%) Ruby
15 30 (1.69%) Bash Shell
15 30 (1.69%) Objective-C
16 29 (1.63%) VB.NET
17 26 (1.46%) Groovy
18 24 (1.35%) VB
19 16 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 113 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 78 (4.39%) SC Cleared
3 37 (2.08%) Degree
4 29 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 7 (0.39%) BC Cleared
7 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.17%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.11%) ISEB
9 2 (0.11%) MCTS
9 2 (0.11%) PhD
10 1 (0.056%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.056%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.056%) MCP
10 1 (0.056%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.41%) QA
2 21 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.28%) MISRA
3 5 (0.28%) WCAG
4 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.056%) BS7666
6 1 (0.056%) CDISC
6 1 (0.056%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.056%) ISO26262
System Software
1 24 (1.35%) Docker
2 17 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.22%) Firmware
5 3 (0.17%) HDFS
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.056%) RACF
7 1 (0.056%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.056%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.34%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.28%) Puppet
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.11%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.056%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.056%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.056%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 300 (16.87%) Oracle
2 153 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 63 (3.54%) IBM
4 53 (2.98%) SAP
5 47 (2.64%) Talend
6 43 (2.42%) Micro Focus
7 23 (1.29%) Google
8 20 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.12%) Sitecore
9 18 (1.01%) Adobe
10 17 (0.96%) ATG
10 17 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (0.90%) Tableau
12 15 (0.84%) Zend
13 14 (0.79%) Informatica
13 14 (0.79%) ServiceNow
13 14 (0.79%) Vertica
14 13 (0.73%) TIBCO
15 12 (0.67%) EPiServer
15 12 (0.67%) ICL
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Rate: £400 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: Unspecified Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Rate: Unspecified Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: Competitive Daily rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day DOE
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Manchester, Lancashire
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