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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 662 654 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.29% 21.78% 22.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.59% 23.26% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 392 342
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £16.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +81.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £28.75 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £67.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.56% -2.14%
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
3562 2812 2516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.05% 93.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2095 1521 1204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £506 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 193 193
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -1 295 £350 +7.69% 288
Cheshire 0 203 £370 +13.84% 148
Merseyside -5 51 £319 -1.92% 56
Lancashire -1 46 £380 +17.82% 86
Cumbria -10 17 £500 +9.89% 7
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 468 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 448 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 436 (29.95%) SQL
4 415 (28.50%) HTML
5 364 (25.00%) CSS
6 328 (22.53%) .NET
7 321 (22.05%) Java
8 292 (20.05%) SQL Server
9 243 (16.69%) C#
10 214 (14.70%) TDD
11 213 (14.63%) jQuery
12 206 (14.15%) MVC
13 197 (13.53%) Finance
14 192 (13.19%) Oracle
15 188 (12.91%) HTML5
16 172 (11.81%) ASP.NET
17 168 (11.54%) Web Services
18 161 (11.06%) Business Intelligence
19 158 (10.85%) AngularJS
20 153 (10.51%) Microsoft
21 150 (10.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 147 (10.10%) Scrum
23 128 (8.79%) XML
24 126 (8.65%) ETL
24 126 (8.65%) CSS3
25 124 (8.52%) SDLC
25 124 (8.52%) Git (software)
26 121 (8.31%) JSON
27 119 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 116 (7.97%) OO

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 60 (4.12%) Node.js
2 51 (3.50%) SharePoint
3 47 (3.23%) SAS
4 39 (2.68%) CMS
5 38 (2.61%) WebSphere
6 28 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
7 27 (1.85%) IIS
8 26 (1.79%) Apache
9 22 (1.51%) JBoss
10 21 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
11 20 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
12 19 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (1.24%) Umbraco
14 17 (1.17%) WordPress
14 17 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (1.10%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.96%) Confluence
17 11 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.55%) Tomcat
19 7 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 53 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.44%) MS Office
3 15 (1.03%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.21%) MS Project
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) Maya
9 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.14%) MODO
9 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 41 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
3 27 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.37%) Magento
5 19 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
6 11 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
11 4 (0.27%) Exstream
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
12 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
13 1 (0.069%) SAP GRC
13 1 (0.069%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.69%) PaaS
3 9 (0.62%) Google Analytics
4 8 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (0.55%) Amazon S3
4 8 (0.55%) Heroku
5 6 (0.41%) SaaS
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.14%) Force.com
7 2 (0.14%) Office 365
7 2 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.069%) GitHub
8 1 (0.069%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.68%) HTTP
2 21 (1.44%) Internet
3 5 (0.34%) Intranet
4 4 (0.27%) AMQP
5 3 (0.21%) SMTP
6 2 (0.14%) iBeacon
6 2 (0.14%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.14%) SSL
6 2 (0.14%) SMS
7 1 (0.069%) UMTS
7 1 (0.069%) ATM
7 1 (0.069%) GPRS
7 1 (0.069%) SNMP
7 1 (0.069%) Extranet
7 1 (0.069%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.069%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 150 (10.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 119 (8.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (6.66%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (6.39%) MySQL
6 81 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 73 (5.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 66 (4.53%) Oracle Database
9 50 (3.43%) Oracle Reports
10 44 (3.02%) QlikView
10 44 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
11 39 (2.68%) Relational Database
12 35 (2.40%) MongoDB
13 32 (2.20%) Base SAS
13 32 (2.20%) NoSQL
14 26 (1.79%) Big Data
15 25 (1.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 23 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
17 22 (1.51%) MS Access
18 17 (1.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 124 (8.52%) Git (software)
2 73 (5.01%) Subversion
3 71 (4.88%) Visual Studio
4 52 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 43 (2.95%) JUnit
6 32 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
7 28 (1.92%) JIRA
8 27 (1.85%) Cucumber
9 25 (1.72%) Maven
9 25 (1.72%) Ant
10 24 (1.65%) Talend Open Studio
11 23 (1.58%) Selenium
12 22 (1.51%) Eclipse
13 21 (1.44%) Jenkins
14 18 (1.24%) Gradle
15 15 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 14 (0.96%) Mercurial
17 12 (0.82%) Xcode
17 12 (0.82%) TeamCity
18 9 (0.62%) Grunt
General
1 197 (13.53%) Finance
2 66 (4.53%) Banking
3 35 (2.40%) Retail
4 23 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 12 (0.82%) Games
7 12 (0.82%) Marketing
8 10 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 9 (0.62%) Back Office
10 8 (0.55%) Electronics
10 8 (0.55%) Local Government
11 7 (0.48%) Legal
11 7 (0.48%) Advertising
12 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.069%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.069%) Military
13 1 (0.069%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (28.50%) HTML
2 364 (25.00%) CSS
3 328 (22.53%) .NET
4 213 (14.63%) jQuery
5 188 (12.91%) HTML5
6 172 (11.81%) ASP.NET
7 168 (11.54%) Web Services
8 158 (10.85%) AngularJS
9 128 (8.79%) XML
10 126 (8.65%) CSS3
11 121 (8.31%) JSON
12 95 (6.52%) J2EE
13 90 (6.18%) Spring
14 89 (6.11%) REST
15 85 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 83 (5.70%) RESTful
17 72 (4.95%) .NET Framework
18 68 (4.67%) Ajax
19 66 (4.53%) SOAP
19 66 (4.53%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (5.36%) Mobile App
2 69 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (3.09%) User Experience
4 31 (2.13%) NHS
5 29 (1.99%) Mainframe
5 29 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.17%) Visualisation
8 16 (1.10%) Algorithms
9 15 (1.03%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.03%) Data Extraction
9 15 (1.03%) Statistics
10 14 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (0.62%) iPhone
11 9 (0.62%) Data Integration
11 9 (0.62%) Clustering
12 8 (0.55%) N-Tier
12 8 (0.55%) Replication
13 7 (0.48%) DTV
13 7 (0.48%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.07%) Android
2 97 (6.66%) Apple iOS
3 82 (5.63%) Linux
4 58 (3.98%) UNIX
5 52 (3.57%) Windows
6 15 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.69%) AIX
9 7 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (0.48%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.41%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.34%) Solaris
11 5 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.21%) CentOS
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.14%) Windows CE
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (14.70%) TDD
3 206 (14.15%) MVC
4 161 (11.06%) Business Intelligence
5 147 (10.10%) Scrum
6 126 (8.65%) ETL
7 124 (8.52%) SDLC
8 116 (7.97%) OO
9 101 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
10 92 (6.32%) E-Commerce
11 89 (6.11%) Android Development
12 88 (6.04%) iOS Development
13 87 (5.98%) Unit Testing
14 84 (5.77%) OOP
15 65 (4.46%) Software Engineering
15 65 (4.46%) BDD
16 60 (4.12%) Web Development
17 58 (3.98%) CRM
18 53 (3.64%) Migration
19 50 (3.43%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 448 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 436 (29.95%) SQL
3 321 (22.05%) Java
4 243 (16.69%) C#
5 107 (7.35%) T-SQL
6 101 (6.94%) PHP
7 68 (4.67%) PL/SQL
8 55 (3.78%) Python
9 48 (3.30%) Ruby
10 45 (3.09%) C++
11 43 (2.95%) Objective-C
12 31 (2.13%) VBA
13 28 (1.92%) VB
14 26 (1.79%) C
15 25 (1.72%) Scala
16 22 (1.51%) TypeScript
17 19 (1.30%) Perl
18 14 (0.96%) VB.NET
19 12 (0.82%) PHP5
20 11 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 57 (3.91%) Degree
3 48 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.21%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.14%) HND
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.069%) OCP
8 1 (0.069%) OCA
8 1 (0.069%) PhD
8 1 (0.069%) ISEB
8 1 (0.069%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.069%) CIMA
8 1 (0.069%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.069%) MCTS
8 1 (0.069%) MCITP
8 1 (0.069%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.069%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.51%) QA
2 6 (0.41%) HL7
3 2 (0.14%) EMIR
3 2 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (0.27%) Docker
2 3 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
2 3 (0.21%) Firmware
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.069%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.069%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.069%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 11 (0.76%) Capistrano
2 6 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.34%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.27%) Puppet
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.21%) cPanel
6 2 (0.14%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.14%) CA Endevor
6 2 (0.14%) SCOM
6 2 (0.14%) Oozie
7 1 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.069%) yum
Vendors
1 192 (13.19%) Oracle
2 153 (10.51%) Microsoft
3 38 (2.61%) IBM
4 32 (2.20%) SAP
5 24 (1.65%) Talend
6 23 (1.58%) Cognos
7 22 (1.51%) Tableau
8 15 (1.03%) Twitter
8 15 (1.03%) TIBCO
9 13 (0.89%) Adobe
10 12 (0.82%) Informatica
11 10 (0.69%) Sybase
11 10 (0.69%) Google
11 10 (0.69%) Atlassian
12 9 (0.62%) Xamarin
12 9 (0.62%) Zend
13 8 (0.55%) Apple
13 8 (0.55%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.48%) Lotus
15 6 (0.41%) Red Hat
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