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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 805 604 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 21.33% 25.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.03% 23.46% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 359 488
Average daily rate
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£328 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.00 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £58.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 0 392 £325 - 254
Cheshire +3 192 £350 +7.69% 101
Lancashire +3 115 £350 +16.66% 40
Merseyside -3 48 £350 +12.00% 32
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 487 (32.66%) HTML
2 459 (30.78%) SQL
3 450 (30.18%) JavaScript
4 425 (28.50%) .NET
5 391 (26.22%) CSS
6 373 (25.02%) C#
7 370 (24.82%) SQL Server
8 363 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
9 325 (21.80%) Java
10 265 (17.77%) jQuery
11 259 (17.37%) Oracle
12 224 (15.02%) ASP.NET
13 221 (14.82%) MVC
14 216 (14.49%) XML
15 202 (13.55%) Web Services
15 202 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
16 191 (12.81%) TDD
17 174 (11.67%) HTML5
18 172 (11.54%) Finance
19 157 (10.53%) Microsoft
20 141 (9.46%) OO
21 138 (9.26%) PHP
22 127 (8.52%) Linux
23 125 (8.38%) T-SQL
24 120 (8.05%) Scrum
25 116 (7.78%) Spring
26 114 (7.65%) CSS3
27 113 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 112 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 111 (7.44%) Security Cleared

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 58 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 47 (3.15%) CMS
3 38 (2.55%) Umbraco
4 34 (2.28%) Tomcat
5 33 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 31 (2.08%) SAS
6 31 (2.08%) Node.js
7 26 (1.74%) IIS
7 26 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
8 22 (1.48%) Apache
9 21 (1.41%) Drupal
10 20 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 20 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (1.14%) JBoss
12 12 (0.80%) WordPress
13 10 (0.67%) Confluence
14 9 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.54%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 51 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.41%) Photoshop
3 11 (0.74%) MS Office
4 10 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.47%) Mingle
5 7 (0.47%) PowerPivot
6 5 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.20%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.13%) MS Project
8 2 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.13%) Maya
8 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
2 30 (2.01%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (1.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 21 (1.41%) Magento
5 16 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
6 15 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
7 13 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
8 10 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
9 7 (0.47%) ResourceLink
10 6 (0.40%) BPCS
11 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
11 5 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.20%) Maximo
12 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
12 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (0.20%) Academy Housing
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
13 2 (0.13%) Agresso
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.67%) SaaS
2 8 (0.54%) Amazon S3
3 7 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.34%) Office 365
6 3 (0.20%) Heroku
6 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.20%) Route 53
7 2 (0.13%) GitHub
8 1 (0.067%) PaaS
8 1 (0.067%) IaaS
8 1 (0.067%) Responsys
8 1 (0.067%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.49%) HTTP
2 16 (1.07%) Internet
3 12 (0.80%) Intranet
4 9 (0.60%) AMQP
5 7 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 6 (0.40%) SSH
7 5 (0.34%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.27%) FTP
8 4 (0.27%) DNS
9 3 (0.20%) NAS
9 3 (0.20%) ATM
10 2 (0.13%) Extranet
10 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.13%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 370 (24.82%) SQL Server
2 113 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 112 (7.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 107 (7.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 99 (6.64%) Data Warehouse
6 95 (6.37%) Oracle Database
7 77 (5.16%) MySQL
8 58 (3.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 51 (3.42%) Oracle Reports
10 44 (2.95%) Relational Database
10 44 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
11 41 (2.75%) QlikView
12 38 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 26 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
14 22 (1.48%) OLAP
15 21 (1.41%) MongoDB
15 21 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (1.21%) Base SAS
17 16 (1.07%) NoSQL
18 15 (1.01%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 92 (6.17%) Git (software)
2 85 (5.70%) Visual Studio
3 80 (5.37%) Subversion
4 43 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 42 (2.82%) Maven
6 38 (2.55%) Eclipse
7 35 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
8 30 (2.01%) JUnit
9 20 (1.34%) JIRA
9 20 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 18 (1.21%) NUnit
10 18 (1.21%) Jenkins
11 15 (1.01%) Selenium
12 13 (0.87%) Cucumber
13 12 (0.80%) Jasmine
14 11 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
15 10 (0.67%) Ant
15 10 (0.67%) Axure RP
16 9 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (0.60%) Hudson
General
1 172 (11.54%) Finance
2 68 (4.56%) Retail
3 43 (2.88%) Banking
4 21 (1.41%) Advertising
5 17 (1.14%) Marketing
6 14 (0.94%) Back Office
7 12 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.54%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.47%) Legal
9 7 (0.47%) Games
10 5 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.34%) Publishing
11 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.27%) German Language
12 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
14 1 (0.067%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.067%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 487 (32.66%) HTML
2 425 (28.50%) .NET
3 391 (26.22%) CSS
4 265 (17.77%) jQuery
5 224 (15.02%) ASP.NET
6 216 (14.49%) XML
7 202 (13.55%) Web Services
8 174 (11.67%) HTML5
9 116 (7.78%) Spring
10 114 (7.65%) CSS3
11 99 (6.64%) ASP.NET MVC
12 95 (6.37%) XSLT
13 89 (5.97%) .NET Framework
14 88 (5.90%) J2EE
15 81 (5.43%) Ajax
16 74 (4.96%) REST
17 73 (4.90%) WCF
18 64 (4.29%) Hibernate
19 60 (4.02%) JSON
20 52 (3.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (4.23%) NHS
1 63 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.02%) Mobile App
3 52 (3.49%) Open Source
4 48 (3.22%) User Experience
5 40 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.41%) Algorithms
6 21 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.01%) Derivative
8 13 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 11 (0.74%) W3C
9 11 (0.74%) N-Tier
10 9 (0.60%) Data Extraction
10 9 (0.60%) iPad
10 9 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 9 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.60%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (0.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 127 (8.52%) Linux
2 87 (5.84%) Windows
3 70 (4.69%) UNIX
4 65 (4.36%) Android
5 59 (3.96%) Apple iOS
6 30 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (1.14%) Mac OS X
8 11 (0.74%) Windows Phone
9 6 (0.40%) Solaris
10 5 (0.34%) CentOS
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.27%) VME
12 3 (0.20%) VMS
13 1 (0.067%) Debian
13 1 (0.067%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.067%) zOS
13 1 (0.067%) MVS
13 1 (0.067%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (24.35%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (14.82%) MVC
3 202 (13.55%) Business Intelligence
4 191 (12.81%) TDD
5 141 (9.46%) OO
6 120 (8.05%) Scrum
7 101 (6.77%) E-Commerce
8 79 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (5.23%) Software Engineering
10 71 (4.76%) Data Modelling
11 69 (4.63%) Web Development
12 68 (4.56%) SOA
13 63 (4.23%) ETL
13 63 (4.23%) Unit Testing
14 56 (3.76%) BDD
15 53 (3.55%) Responsive Web Design
15 53 (3.55%) Web Design
16 51 (3.42%) OOP
17 48 (3.22%) iOS Development
18 47 (3.15%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 459 (30.78%) SQL
2 450 (30.18%) JavaScript
3 373 (25.02%) C#
4 325 (21.80%) Java
5 138 (9.26%) PHP
6 125 (8.38%) T-SQL
7 104 (6.98%) PL/SQL
8 59 (3.96%) Python
9 47 (3.15%) XPath
10 42 (2.82%) Ruby
11 40 (2.68%) VB
12 37 (2.48%) VBA
13 32 (2.15%) C++
14 28 (1.88%) Objective-C
15 23 (1.54%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.34%) Shell Script
16 20 (1.34%) Scala
17 19 (1.27%) VB6
18 15 (1.01%) Perl
19 14 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 111 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 80 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 68 (4.56%) Degree
4 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (0.67%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.47%) MCSE
6 6 (0.40%) HND
6 6 (0.40%) ISEB
6 6 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.34%) MCTS
7 5 (0.34%) MCITP
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.067%) MySQL Certification
9 1 (0.067%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (0.87%) QA
2 6 (0.40%) SLA
2 6 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.067%) HL7
4 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.20%) Varnish
3 2 (0.13%) Docker
3 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.067%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.067%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.067%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (0.47%) CA Endevor
1 7 (0.47%) Puppet
1 7 (0.47%) Vagrant
2 6 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.20%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 259 (17.37%) Oracle
2 157 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 57 (3.82%) Red Hat
4 42 (2.82%) Cognos
5 33 (2.21%) IBM
6 28 (1.88%) Adobe
7 27 (1.81%) Informatica
8 24 (1.61%) SAP
9 15 (1.01%) TIBCO
10 13 (0.87%) Xamarin
10 13 (0.87%) Sybase
11 12 (0.80%) Business Objects
12 11 (0.74%) Twitter
13 10 (0.67%) Google
14 9 (0.60%) Atlassian
14 9 (0.60%) Zend
15 8 (0.54%) Siebel
15 8 (0.54%) Syncsort
16 7 (0.47%) Kony
16 7 (0.47%) Teradata
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