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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 788 615 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.19% 19.71% 21.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 21.85% 21.50% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 373 262
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.14 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £147.00 £126.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
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
3607 2861 2322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.42% 91.70% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1946 1532 1080
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 186 185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 341 £338 +3.84% 297
Cheshire +3 282 £375 +7.14% 160
Lancashire +2 62 £350 -6.66% 74
Merseyside -9 37 £310 +3.33% 58
Cumbria -6 11 £450 +20.00% 4
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 482 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (29.87%) SQL
3 460 (29.54%) HTML
4 444 (28.52%) JavaScript
5 400 (25.69%) Java
6 364 (23.38%) CSS
7 355 (22.80%) .NET
8 317 (20.36%) SQL Server
9 312 (20.04%) C#
10 246 (15.80%) Oracle
11 230 (14.77%) TDD
11 230 (14.77%) jQuery
12 225 (14.45%) MVC
13 202 (12.97%) Finance
14 197 (12.65%) XML
15 188 (12.07%) ASP.NET
16 186 (11.95%) Web Services
16 186 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
17 157 (10.08%) Microsoft
18 155 (9.96%) OO
19 153 (9.83%) HTML5
20 144 (9.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 143 (9.18%) Git (software)
22 140 (8.99%) Spring
22 140 (8.99%) Scrum
23 123 (7.90%) Security Cleared
24 122 (7.84%) Linux
25 119 (7.64%) J2EE
26 115 (7.39%) JSON
27 111 (7.13%) Continuous Integration

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 55 (3.53%) SAS
2 50 (3.21%) CMS
3 47 (3.02%) Node.js
4 39 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 37 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 31 (1.99%) IIS
7 28 (1.80%) Apache
8 25 (1.61%) Oracle Workflow
8 25 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 22 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 20 (1.28%) Umbraco
11 18 (1.16%) WordPress
11 18 (1.16%) Confluence
12 17 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
12 17 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
12 17 (1.09%) JBoss
13 16 (1.03%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.96%) MQSeries
15 14 (0.90%) Drupal
16 12 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.90%) MS Office
4 13 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.39%) Fireworks
6 6 (0.39%) Mingle
7 5 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.19%) MS Project
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.13%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 30 (1.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 27 (1.73%) Oracle Applications
5 23 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
6 14 (0.90%) Magento
7 8 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
10 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
11 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
11 4 (0.26%) Exstream
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
12 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
12 3 (0.19%) ResourceLink
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (0.77%) Heroku
2 12 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (0.77%) Amazon S3
3 9 (0.58%) SaaS
4 5 (0.32%) PaaS
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.19%) IaaS
6 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.19%) Veeva
7 2 (0.13%) GitHub
7 2 (0.13%) Office 365
7 2 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.064%) Responsys
8 1 (0.064%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.064%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 82 (5.27%) HTTP
2 21 (1.35%) Internet
3 11 (0.71%) ATM
4 9 (0.58%) AMQP
5 8 (0.51%) Intranet
6 6 (0.39%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.32%) SSH
7 5 (0.32%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.19%) SMTP
8 3 (0.19%) GSM
8 3 (0.19%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.13%) SSL
9 2 (0.13%) iBeacon
10 1 (0.064%) MQTT
10 1 (0.064%) Extranet
10 1 (0.064%) FTP
10 1 (0.064%) UMTS
10 1 (0.064%) SNMP
10 1 (0.064%) GPRS
10 1 (0.064%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 317 (20.36%) SQL Server
2 144 (9.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 97 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 88 (5.65%) Oracle Database
5 84 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
6 82 (5.27%) MySQL
7 71 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 67 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 56 (3.60%) Relational Database
10 54 (3.47%) MongoDB
11 50 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
12 48 (3.08%) QlikView
13 41 (2.63%) Base SAS
14 39 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
15 33 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
16 32 (2.06%) NoSQL
17 28 (1.80%) SAS Data Integration Studio
18 27 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
19 26 (1.67%) Cognos Framework Manager
20 24 (1.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 143 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 86 (5.52%) Visual Studio
3 69 (4.43%) Subversion
4 63 (4.05%) JUnit
5 57 (3.66%) Maven
6 51 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (2.44%) Cucumber
8 34 (2.18%) Eclipse
9 33 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
9 33 (2.12%) Selenium
10 31 (1.99%) Ant
11 29 (1.86%) JIRA
11 29 (1.86%) Jenkins
12 24 (1.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 20 (1.28%) Gradle
13 20 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
14 15 (0.96%) NUnit
15 13 (0.83%) Hudson
16 12 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
17 10 (0.64%) ReSharper
General
1 202 (12.97%) Finance
2 63 (4.05%) Banking
3 43 (2.76%) Retail
4 21 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 10 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (0.64%) Marketing
6 10 (0.64%) Back Office
7 7 (0.45%) Electronics
7 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
8 6 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.39%) Local Government
9 5 (0.32%) Games
10 4 (0.26%) Legal
11 3 (0.19%) Advertising
12 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.13%) Publishing
12 2 (0.13%) Law
12 2 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (29.54%) HTML
2 364 (23.38%) CSS
3 355 (22.80%) .NET
4 230 (14.77%) jQuery
5 197 (12.65%) XML
6 188 (12.07%) ASP.NET
7 186 (11.95%) Web Services
8 153 (9.83%) HTML5
9 140 (8.99%) Spring
10 119 (7.64%) J2EE
11 115 (7.39%) JSON
12 102 (6.55%) AngularJS
13 101 (6.49%) REST
14 91 (5.84%) CSS3
15 90 (5.78%) RESTful
16 88 (5.65%) ASP.NET MVC
17 82 (5.27%) .NET Framework
18 79 (5.07%) WCF
19 72 (4.62%) SOAP
20 68 (4.37%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 66 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 46 (2.95%) NHS
4 41 (2.63%) Open Source
5 34 (2.18%) User Experience
6 31 (1.99%) Mainframe
7 30 (1.93%) Computer Science
8 28 (1.80%) Algorithms
9 23 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
11 20 (1.28%) Statistics
12 16 (1.03%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.90%) Data Extraction
13 14 (0.90%) Visualisation
14 10 (0.64%) N-Tier
14 10 (0.64%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
15 9 (0.58%) Telematics
16 8 (0.51%) Online Banking
16 8 (0.51%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 122 (7.84%) Linux
2 99 (6.36%) UNIX
3 78 (5.01%) Windows
4 69 (4.43%) Android
5 67 (4.30%) Apple iOS
6 28 (1.80%) Mac OS X
7 21 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
10 5 (0.32%) AIX
11 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.26%) zOS
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.19%) MVS
12 3 (0.19%) VMS
12 3 (0.19%) Solaris
13 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (30.96%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (14.77%) TDD
3 225 (14.45%) MVC
4 186 (11.95%) Business Intelligence
5 155 (9.96%) OO
6 140 (8.99%) Scrum
7 111 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
8 105 (6.74%) Software Engineering
9 99 (6.36%) Unit Testing
9 99 (6.36%) ETL
10 98 (6.29%) OOP
11 77 (4.95%) BDD
12 74 (4.75%) E-Commerce
13 62 (3.98%) Web Development
13 62 (3.98%) SOA
14 59 (3.79%) iOS Development
15 57 (3.66%) Data Modelling
15 57 (3.66%) Responsive Web Design
16 56 (3.60%) Migration
17 52 (3.34%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 465 (29.87%) SQL
2 444 (28.52%) JavaScript
3 400 (25.69%) Java
4 312 (20.04%) C#
5 107 (6.87%) PHP
6 92 (5.91%) T-SQL
7 90 (5.78%) PL/SQL
8 64 (4.11%) Python
9 55 (3.53%) Ruby
10 49 (3.15%) C++
11 31 (1.99%) Objective-C
11 31 (1.99%) VBA
12 30 (1.93%) XPath
13 26 (1.67%) Scala
14 25 (1.61%) C
15 24 (1.54%) VB
16 21 (1.35%) VB.NET
17 20 (1.28%) XQuery
18 18 (1.16%) Perl
19 17 (1.09%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 123 (7.90%) Security Cleared
2 83 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 67 (4.30%) Degree
4 19 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.64%) HND
5 10 (0.64%) ISEB
5 10 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.13%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.064%) MCPD
8 1 (0.064%) MCTS
8 1 (0.064%) MCITP
8 1 (0.064%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.064%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.064%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.064%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.28%) QA
2 7 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.39%) HL7
4 5 (0.32%) SLA
5 2 (0.13%) GMP
5 2 (0.13%) EMIR
5 2 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (0.45%) Docker
2 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.19%) Firmware
4 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.13%) Varnish
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.064%) HDFS
5 1 (0.064%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.064%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (0.58%) CA Endevor
2 7 (0.45%) Vagrant
2 7 (0.45%) Puppet
3 4 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.13%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.13%) SCOM
6 1 (0.064%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 246 (15.80%) Oracle
2 157 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 48 (3.08%) Cognos
4 47 (3.02%) IBM
5 29 (1.86%) Informatica
6 28 (1.80%) SAP
7 23 (1.48%) Red Hat
8 20 (1.28%) Talend
9 19 (1.22%) Tableau
10 18 (1.16%) Twitter
11 15 (0.96%) TIBCO
12 14 (0.90%) Business Objects
13 13 (0.83%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.77%) Adobe
15 10 (0.64%) HP
15 10 (0.64%) Syncsort
16 9 (0.58%) Aquila
17 8 (0.51%) Apple
17 8 (0.51%) Google
17 8 (0.51%) Xamarin
Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: Dependant on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Novus digital recruitment limited
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £40,000 - £50,000 equivalent Pro-rata (Depending on experience)
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
adviserplus
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago