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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 801 855 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.16% 20.41% 24.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 26.62% 21.72% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 543 534
Median daily rate £375 £375 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £13.00 £27.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.47 £46.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.63 £39.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-2.21% +12.29%
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
3009 3936 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.94% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1974 2361 1816
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 192 177
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 0 464 £375 - 240
Cheshire +1 146 £388 +3.33% 70
Lancashire -2 70 £360 +2.85% 52
Merseyside +5 69 £363 -12.91% 28
Cumbria -1 1 - - 1
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 636 (37.30%) JavaScript
2 631 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
3 500 (29.33%) Java
4 494 (28.97%) .NET
5 469 (27.51%) HTML
6 458 (26.86%) C#
7 453 (26.57%) SQL
8 414 (24.28%) CSS
9 379 (22.23%) SQL Server
10 317 (18.59%) TDD
11 274 (16.07%) MVC
12 256 (15.01%) ASP.NET
13 253 (14.84%) AngularJS
14 208 (12.20%) Scrum
15 203 (11.91%) jQuery
16 196 (11.50%) Oracle
17 194 (11.38%) Microsoft
18 191 (11.20%) Web Services
19 187 (10.97%) XML
20 186 (10.91%) HTML5
20 186 (10.91%) BDD
21 177 (10.38%) Web Development
22 175 (10.26%) Git (software)
23 165 (9.68%) Spring
24 161 (9.44%) Finance
25 148 (8.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 135 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
27 133 (7.80%) RESTful
28 130 (7.62%) CSS3
29 129 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC

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 73 (4.28%) CMS
2 47 (2.76%) SharePoint
3 44 (2.58%) Umbraco
4 32 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 26 (1.52%) Tuxedo
6 25 (1.47%) Apache
7 22 (1.29%) Tomcat
8 20 (1.17%) SAS
8 20 (1.17%) WordPress
9 19 (1.11%) JBoss
10 18 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
10 18 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 16 (0.94%) GeoServer
12 15 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
13 12 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.70%) IIS
14 10 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 10 (0.59%) Drupal
15 7 (0.41%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 70 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.76%) MS Office
3 8 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.059%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.059%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.059%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.059%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 71 (4.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.11%) Magento
3 16 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.41%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
11 2 (0.12%) BASE24
11 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 1 (0.059%) OpenText MBPM
12 1 (0.059%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.00%) GitHub
4 12 (0.70%) SaaS
5 10 (0.59%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.41%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.41%) PaaS
7 7 (0.41%) Slack
8 6 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.35%) Office 365
9 4 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) Force.com
11 2 (0.12%) Google Play
11 2 (0.12%) TestFlight
12 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.059%) Heroku
12 1 (0.059%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.059%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.11%) HTTP
2 21 (1.23%) Internet
2 21 (1.23%) Network Security
3 14 (0.82%) LDAP
4 11 (0.65%) Intranet
5 10 (0.59%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.35%) AMQP
7 4 (0.23%) Extranet
7 4 (0.23%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.23%) SSL
8 2 (0.12%) ATM
8 2 (0.12%) Firewall
8 2 (0.12%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.12%) VoIP
9 1 (0.059%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.059%) DVB
9 1 (0.059%) FTP
9 1 (0.059%) NFC
9 1 (0.059%) Skype
9 1 (0.059%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 379 (22.23%) SQL Server
2 148 (8.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 128 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 104 (6.10%) MySQL
5 97 (5.69%) NoSQL
6 85 (4.99%) Relational Database
7 79 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
8 78 (4.57%) Oracle Database
9 61 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
10 60 (3.52%) MongoDB
11 59 (3.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 46 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 42 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
14 34 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
15 29 (1.70%) Apache Cassandra
15 29 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
16 25 (1.47%) RDBMS
17 18 (1.06%) DB2
17 18 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
18 16 (0.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 175 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 95 (5.57%) Jenkins
3 80 (4.69%) Visual Studio
4 69 (4.05%) Cucumber
5 62 (3.64%) Subversion
6 61 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 56 (3.28%) JUnit
7 56 (3.28%) Maven
8 52 (3.05%) JIRA
9 37 (2.17%) Selenium
10 32 (1.88%) Grunt
11 30 (1.76%) Eclipse
11 30 (1.76%) Gradle
12 29 (1.70%) gulp
13 27 (1.58%) Talend Open Studio
14 25 (1.47%) Jasmine
14 25 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
15 20 (1.17%) Mercurial
16 15 (0.88%) Xcode
17 12 (0.70%) JBehave
General
1 161 (9.44%) Finance
2 61 (3.58%) Retail
3 46 (2.70%) Banking
4 45 (2.64%) Manufacturing
5 40 (2.35%) Games
6 37 (2.17%) Advertising
7 35 (2.05%) Marketing
8 15 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 12 (0.70%) Publishing
10 10 (0.59%) Electronics
11 7 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.41%) Legal
11 7 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.23%) Law
12 4 (0.23%) Local Government
13 3 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.18%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.18%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.18%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 494 (28.97%) .NET
2 469 (27.51%) HTML
3 414 (24.28%) CSS
4 256 (15.01%) ASP.NET
5 253 (14.84%) AngularJS
6 203 (11.91%) jQuery
7 191 (11.20%) Web Services
8 187 (10.97%) XML
9 186 (10.91%) HTML5
10 165 (9.68%) Spring
11 133 (7.80%) RESTful
12 130 (7.62%) CSS3
13 129 (7.57%) ASP.NET MVC
14 125 (7.33%) JSON
15 119 (6.98%) .NET Framework
16 100 (5.87%) SOAP
17 91 (5.34%) REST
18 83 (4.87%) Hibernate
19 80 (4.69%) Node.js
20 79 (4.63%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (3.70%) User Experience
2 54 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 28 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (1.35%) Clustering
6 22 (1.29%) Digital Media
7 16 (0.94%) Data Integration
7 16 (0.94%) iPad
8 14 (0.82%) Data Structures
9 12 (0.70%) Computer Science
9 12 (0.70%) NHS
10 11 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 10 (0.59%) Management Information System
11 10 (0.59%) Replication
12 9 (0.53%) Algorithms
12 9 (0.53%) Visualisation
13 8 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.47%) Data Extraction
14 7 (0.41%) Data Centre
14 7 (0.41%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 115 (6.74%) Linux
2 86 (5.04%) Android
3 66 (3.87%) Windows
4 61 (3.58%) Apple iOS
5 32 (1.88%) Unix
6 20 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.76%) VME
8 12 (0.70%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.29%) AIX
10 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.12%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.059%) OS/2
12 1 (0.059%) OS/400
12 1 (0.059%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.059%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
2 317 (18.59%) TDD
3 274 (16.07%) MVC
4 208 (12.20%) Scrum
5 186 (10.91%) BDD
6 177 (10.38%) Web Development
7 135 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
8 128 (7.51%) OO
9 121 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
10 118 (6.92%) E-Commerce
11 109 (6.39%) Front End Development
12 108 (6.33%) CRM
13 107 (6.28%) ETL
14 101 (5.92%) Software Engineering
15 96 (5.63%) Unit Testing
16 67 (3.93%) Kanban
17 65 (3.81%) Migration
18 64 (3.75%) OOP
19 63 (3.70%) Android Development
20 62 (3.64%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 636 (37.30%) JavaScript
2 500 (29.33%) Java
3 458 (26.86%) C#
4 453 (26.57%) SQL
5 119 (6.98%) PHP
6 95 (5.57%) T-SQL
7 74 (4.34%) Ruby
8 71 (4.16%) Python
9 62 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 62 (3.64%) VB.NET
10 54 (3.17%) Scala
11 47 (2.76%) VB
12 39 (2.29%) C
12 39 (2.29%) COBOL
13 34 (1.99%) Groovy
14 33 (1.94%) C++
15 29 (1.70%) Objective-C
16 28 (1.64%) VB6
17 20 (1.17%) Bash Shell
17 20 (1.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (4.40%) Security Cleared
2 41 (2.40%) Degree
3 36 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 24 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.23%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.12%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.12%) MCP
8 1 (0.059%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.059%) ISEB
8 1 (0.059%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.059%) MCAD
8 1 (0.059%) MCSD
8 1 (0.059%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.99%) QA
2 12 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.23%) MISRA
4 4 (0.23%) SDET
5 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.12%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.059%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
2 15 (0.88%) Docker
3 6 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.059%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.059%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.059%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.059%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (0.70%) Puppet
1 12 (0.70%) Tivoli
2 7 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
2 7 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 6 (0.35%) Ansible
4 5 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.12%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.12%) Netcool
5 2 (0.12%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.12%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.059%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.059%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 196 (11.50%) Oracle
2 194 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 36 (2.11%) SAP
4 30 (1.76%) Sitecore
5 27 (1.58%) Talend
5 27 (1.58%) Xamarin
6 26 (1.52%) IBM
7 24 (1.41%) Micro Focus
8 22 (1.29%) Google
9 21 (1.23%) hybris
10 20 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.11%) Cognos
11 19 (1.11%) Tableau
12 17 (1.00%) Perforce
12 17 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (0.94%) ESRI
14 14 (0.82%) Adobe
14 14 (0.82%) Hyperion
14 14 (0.82%) Sybase
15 13 (0.76%) ATG
Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
GK Recruitment
Rate: From £35 to £37 per hour upto £37 p/hr
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £125 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £140 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley
Foresight Solutions
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago