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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Developer
England / North West
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 660 858 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.77% 22.15% 24.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 27.06% 23.39% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 581 530
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.85% +10.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.35 £18.20 £27.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £68.06 £67.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.71%

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
2439 3669 2992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 94.71% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 2179 1733
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 170 184
Median hourly rate £18.00 £23.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% +33.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.97 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 0 369 £375 +3.44% 217
Cheshire 0 116 £394 +12.50% 87
Lancashire +1 69 £325 -7.14% 44
Merseyside +2 61 £363 -11.58% 31
Cumbria +8 1 - - 2
Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 590 (37.94%) JavaScript
2 555 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
3 454 (29.20%) .NET
4 448 (28.81%) HTML
5 426 (27.40%) Java
6 413 (26.56%) C#
7 407 (26.17%) SQL
8 396 (25.47%) CSS
9 340 (21.86%) SQL Server
10 293 (18.84%) TDD
11 258 (16.59%) MVC
12 255 (16.40%) AngularJS
13 230 (14.79%) ASP.NET
14 208 (13.38%) Scrum
15 181 (11.64%) Web Services
16 179 (11.51%) Microsoft
17 177 (11.38%) HTML5
18 174 (11.19%) jQuery
19 166 (10.68%) Git (software)
20 165 (10.61%) BDD
21 164 (10.55%) XML
22 162 (10.42%) Spring
23 156 (10.03%) Oracle
24 138 (8.87%) Finance
25 134 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
26 133 (8.55%) RESTful
27 128 (8.23%) Web Development
28 127 (8.17%) OO
29 120 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
30 116 (7.46%) MySQL

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 79 (5.08%) CMS
2 58 (3.73%) Umbraco
3 48 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.86%) WebSphere
5 23 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 21 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (1.22%) WordPress
8 18 (1.16%) Apache
9 17 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
10 16 (1.03%) GeoServer
11 15 (0.96%) SAS
12 13 (0.84%) IIS
12 13 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 12 (0.77%) JBoss
14 11 (0.71%) Oracle Service Bus
15 9 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 8 (0.51%) Drupal
17 7 (0.45%) ColdFusion
17 7 (0.45%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 55 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 10 (0.64%) MS Office
3 9 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.39%) InfoPath
5 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.13%) InVision
7 1 (0.064%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.064%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 70 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.61%) Magento
3 12 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.39%) Visualfiles
7 5 (0.32%) SAP EWM
7 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.13%) BASE24
10 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
10 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.064%) OpenText MBPM
11 1 (0.064%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.064%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.064%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 64 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (0.77%) GitHub
3 12 (0.77%) SaaS
4 10 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 9 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 7 (0.45%) PaaS
6 7 (0.45%) Slack
7 6 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.26%) TestFlight
9 3 (0.19%) Office 365
10 2 (0.13%) Force.com
10 2 (0.13%) Google Play
11 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.064%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.064%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.064%) Heroku
11 1 (0.064%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.67%) HTTP
2 20 (1.29%) Internet
3 10 (0.64%) Intranet
3 10 (0.64%) LDAP
4 8 (0.51%) AMQP
5 6 (0.39%) Network Security
6 5 (0.32%) Firewall
7 4 (0.26%) Extranet
7 4 (0.26%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.19%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.13%) ATM
9 2 (0.13%) SSL
9 2 (0.13%) VoIP
10 1 (0.064%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.064%) FTP
10 1 (0.064%) NFC
10 1 (0.064%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.064%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 340 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 134 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 116 (7.46%) MySQL
4 113 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 102 (6.56%) NoSQL
6 72 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 71 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
7 71 (4.57%) Relational Database
8 69 (4.44%) MongoDB
9 56 (3.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 46 (2.96%) Oracle Database
11 42 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 37 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
13 32 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
14 30 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
16 21 (1.35%) DB2
17 19 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
18 16 (1.03%) Power BI
18 16 (1.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 166 (10.68%) Git (software)
2 89 (5.72%) Jenkins
3 66 (4.24%) Cucumber
4 64 (4.12%) Visual Studio
5 62 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 49 (3.15%) JUnit
7 46 (2.96%) Maven
8 45 (2.89%) JIRA
8 45 (2.89%) Subversion
9 37 (2.38%) Selenium
10 35 (2.25%) gulp
11 33 (2.12%) Grunt
12 30 (1.93%) Jasmine
13 25 (1.61%) Gradle
14 24 (1.54%) Eclipse
15 19 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
16 15 (0.96%) Mercurial
17 14 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
18 13 (0.84%) JBehave
19 12 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 138 (8.87%) Finance
2 48 (3.09%) Retail
3 45 (2.89%) Banking
4 41 (2.64%) Games
5 33 (2.12%) Advertising
5 33 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.74%) Marketing
7 11 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.45%) Electronics
8 7 (0.45%) Publishing
9 5 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.32%) Legal
10 4 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.19%) Billing
11 3 (0.19%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.13%) Local Government
12 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.13%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (29.20%) .NET
2 448 (28.81%) HTML
3 396 (25.47%) CSS
4 255 (16.40%) AngularJS
5 230 (14.79%) ASP.NET
6 181 (11.64%) Web Services
7 177 (11.38%) HTML5
8 174 (11.19%) jQuery
9 164 (10.55%) XML
10 162 (10.42%) Spring
11 133 (8.55%) RESTful
12 114 (7.33%) CSS3
13 111 (7.14%) .NET Framework
14 103 (6.62%) JSON
15 101 (6.50%) ASP.NET MVC
16 93 (5.98%) REST
17 91 (5.85%) SOAP
18 84 (5.40%) Node.js
19 74 (4.76%) Hibernate
20 69 (4.44%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (3.92%) User Experience
3 58 (3.73%) Mobile App
4 18 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 13 (0.84%) Client/Server
7 12 (0.77%) Data Integration
7 12 (0.77%) Visualisation
8 11 (0.71%) Fintech
8 11 (0.71%) Web 2.0
9 10 (0.64%) Clustering
9 10 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
11 8 (0.51%) Data Extraction
11 8 (0.51%) iPad
11 8 (0.51%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.51%) NHS
11 8 (0.51%) Replication
12 7 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 98 (6.30%) Linux
2 76 (4.89%) Android
3 71 (4.57%) Windows
4 58 (3.73%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.54%) Unix
6 15 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (0.84%) VME
8 11 (0.71%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.064%) OS/2
14 1 (0.064%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.064%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.064%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (35.69%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (18.84%) TDD
3 258 (16.59%) MVC
4 208 (13.38%) Scrum
5 165 (10.61%) BDD
6 128 (8.23%) Web Development
7 127 (8.17%) OO
8 120 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
9 113 (7.27%) E-Commerce
10 112 (7.20%) Front End Development
11 111 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
12 97 (6.24%) Software Engineering
13 94 (6.05%) ETL
14 93 (5.98%) CRM
15 87 (5.59%) Unit Testing
16 61 (3.92%) Microservices
17 60 (3.86%) Migration
18 58 (3.73%) Kanban
19 57 (3.67%) OOP
20 54 (3.47%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 590 (37.94%) JavaScript
2 426 (27.40%) Java
3 413 (26.56%) C#
4 407 (26.17%) SQL
5 106 (6.82%) PHP
6 81 (5.21%) T-SQL
7 76 (4.89%) Python
8 59 (3.79%) Ruby
9 54 (3.47%) VB.NET
10 47 (3.02%) Scala
11 39 (2.51%) VB
12 38 (2.44%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.99%) C++
13 31 (1.99%) Objective-C
14 29 (1.86%) VB6
15 23 (1.48%) Groovy
16 22 (1.41%) COBOL
16 22 (1.41%) PowerShell
17 19 (1.22%) Apple Swift
18 17 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 50 (3.22%) Security Cleared
2 40 (2.57%) Degree
3 28 (1.80%) SC Cleared
4 20 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.19%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.13%) MCP
7 2 (0.13%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.064%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.064%) ISEB
8 1 (0.064%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.064%) MCAD
8 1 (0.064%) MCSD
8 1 (0.064%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.25%) QA
2 11 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.26%) SDET
5 3 (0.19%) MISRA
5 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.064%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (1.09%) Docker
3 4 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.064%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.064%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.064%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (0.58%) Puppet
2 8 (0.51%) Ansible
3 5 (0.32%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.13%) Netcool
6 2 (0.13%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (0.13%) Terraform
6 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.064%) Control-M
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.064%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 179 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 156 (10.03%) Oracle
3 30 (1.93%) Sitecore
4 28 (1.80%) SAP
5 24 (1.54%) Xamarin
6 23 (1.48%) Tableau
7 22 (1.41%) IBM
8 20 (1.29%) hybris
9 19 (1.22%) Google
10 18 (1.16%) Zend
11 17 (1.09%) Perforce
12 16 (1.03%) EPiServer
12 16 (1.03%) ESRI
12 16 (1.03%) Red Hat
13 15 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
13 15 (0.96%) ServiceNow
14 14 (0.90%) HP
14 14 (0.90%) Talend
15 13 (0.84%) Adobe
16 12 (0.77%) Cognos
Greater Manchester
Talent International
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £351 per day + 0
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Venn Group
Rate: £290 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago