The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 644 598 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.22% 22.40% 22.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.68% 24.24% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 338 415
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 22
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £35.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.75 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2840 2467 2982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.57% 92.40% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1516
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 189 225
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Developer
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 0 338 £325 +1.56% 279
Cheshire 0 150 £325 +3.17% 103
Merseyside +1 60 £325 +4.83% 61
Lancashire -5 54 £333 +10.83% 41
Cumbria - 5 £475 - 4
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 502 (39.87%) HTML
2 495 (39.32%) .NET
3 481 (38.20%) JavaScript
4 477 (37.89%) C#
5 453 (35.98%) CSS
6 400 (31.77%) SQL
7 321 (25.50%) SQL Server
8 276 (21.92%) ASP.NET
9 269 (21.37%) jQuery
10 247 (19.62%) MVC
11 227 (18.03%) Web Services
12 215 (17.08%) Java
13 214 (17.00%) TDD
14 205 (16.28%) HTML5
15 173 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
15 173 (13.74%) Oracle
16 152 (12.07%) XML
17 132 (10.48%) T-SQL
18 127 (10.09%) Finance
19 124 (9.85%) CSS3
20 121 (9.61%) Microsoft
21 119 (9.45%) OO
22 116 (9.21%) WCF
23 108 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
24 107 (8.50%) PHP
25 102 (8.10%) ASP.NET MVC
26 99 (7.86%) Scrum
27 97 (7.70%) .NET Framework
28 96 (7.63%) Ajax
29 95 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 86 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.21%) CMS
3 38 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
4 31 (2.46%) Umbraco
5 24 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
6 22 (1.75%) WordPress
7 19 (1.51%) IIS
8 16 (1.27%) Apache
9 15 (1.19%) Node.js
10 13 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.03%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.03%) Drupal
11 12 (0.95%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
12 11 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.79%) SAS
14 8 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.64%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.64%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 50 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 38 (3.02%) Photoshop
3 24 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (1.19%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.79%) MS Office
6 3 (0.24%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.079%) InDesign
8 1 (0.079%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.079%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.079%) Mingle
8 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (1.59%) Magento
2 19 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
8 7 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
8 7 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (0.32%) SAP PM
9 4 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.32%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.24%) Academy Housing
10 3 (0.24%) ResourceLink
10 3 (0.24%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.40%) SaaS
4 3 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.16%) Pure360
5 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.079%) Taleo
6 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.079%) Office 365
6 1 (0.079%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.75%) HTTP
2 18 (1.43%) Intranet
3 8 (0.64%) Internet
4 3 (0.24%) ATM
4 3 (0.24%) SMTP
4 3 (0.24%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.24%) Firewall
5 2 (0.16%) NAS
5 2 (0.16%) FTP
6 1 (0.079%) Extranet
6 1 (0.079%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.079%) DNS
6 1 (0.079%) CTI
6 1 (0.079%) LDAP
6 1 (0.079%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.079%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (25.50%) SQL Server
2 95 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 91 (7.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 88 (6.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (5.88%) MySQL
6 57 (4.53%) Oracle Database
7 56 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (2.78%) Relational Database
9 34 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 30 (2.38%) NoSQL
11 29 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
13 19 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 17 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 15 (1.19%) Big Data
15 15 (1.19%) MS Access
16 14 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
16 14 (1.11%) QlikView
17 13 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 87 (6.91%) Visual Studio
2 56 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (3.34%) Git (software)
4 37 (2.94%) Subversion
5 27 (2.14%) Eclipse
5 27 (2.14%) NUnit
6 19 (1.51%) Dreamweaver
7 18 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
7 18 (1.43%) Maven
8 14 (1.11%) ReSharper
9 10 (0.79%) JUnit
10 9 (0.71%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.71%) Moq
10 9 (0.71%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.64%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.64%) MSTest
11 8 (0.64%) Toad
12 7 (0.56%) Selenium
13 6 (0.48%) JIRA
13 6 (0.48%) Mercurial
General
1 127 (10.09%) Finance
2 35 (2.78%) Retail
3 24 (1.91%) Games
4 21 (1.67%) Marketing
5 20 (1.59%) Banking
6 19 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.27%) Advertising
8 8 (0.64%) Legal
8 8 (0.64%) Back Office
9 7 (0.56%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.48%) Front Office
10 6 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.079%) Billing
14 1 (0.079%) Automotive
14 1 (0.079%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (39.87%) HTML
2 495 (39.32%) .NET
3 453 (35.98%) CSS
4 276 (21.92%) ASP.NET
5 269 (21.37%) jQuery
6 227 (18.03%) Web Services
7 205 (16.28%) HTML5
8 152 (12.07%) XML
9 124 (9.85%) CSS3
10 116 (9.21%) WCF
11 102 (8.10%) ASP.NET MVC
12 97 (7.70%) .NET Framework
13 96 (7.63%) Ajax
14 87 (6.91%) WPF
15 77 (6.12%) Spring
16 71 (5.64%) JSON
17 59 (4.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 54 (4.29%) RESTful
19 52 (4.13%) LINQ
19 52 (4.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (3.42%) NHS
2 42 (3.34%) Open Source
3 33 (2.62%) Mobile App
4 20 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (1.43%) Mainframe
6 17 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
7 16 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 16 (1.27%) N-Tier
8 15 (1.19%) Data Extraction
9 9 (0.71%) W3C
9 9 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.71%) RIA
10 7 (0.56%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.40%) iPhone
11 5 (0.40%) iPad
11 5 (0.40%) Animation
11 5 (0.40%) Clustering
12 4 (0.32%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.32%) Mobile Games
12 4 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.99%) Linux
2 55 (4.37%) Windows
3 38 (3.02%) UNIX
3 38 (3.02%) Apple iOS
4 29 (2.30%) Android
5 8 (0.64%) Mac OS X
6 6 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.40%) Fedora
8 4 (0.32%) Solaris
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.16%) CentOS
9 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.079%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.079%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (19.62%) MVC
2 214 (17.00%) TDD
3 173 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (9.45%) OO
5 108 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
6 99 (7.86%) Scrum
7 80 (6.35%) Web Development
8 77 (6.12%) Unit Testing
9 67 (5.32%) E-Commerce
10 62 (4.92%) BDD
11 60 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
12 54 (4.29%) OOP
13 50 (3.97%) ETL
14 48 (3.81%) OOD
14 48 (3.81%) Migration
15 42 (3.34%) Software Engineering
16 41 (3.26%) CRM
17 40 (3.18%) Web Design
17 40 (3.18%) MVVM
18 36 (2.86%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 481 (38.20%) JavaScript
2 477 (37.89%) C#
3 400 (31.77%) SQL
4 215 (17.08%) Java
5 132 (10.48%) T-SQL
6 107 (8.50%) PHP
7 83 (6.59%) PL/SQL
8 54 (4.29%) VB.NET
9 48 (3.81%) Python
9 48 (3.81%) Ruby
10 44 (3.49%) C++
11 34 (2.70%) Scala
12 31 (2.46%) VB
13 30 (2.38%) VBA
14 20 (1.59%) VB6
15 17 (1.35%) PowerShell
16 13 (1.03%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.95%) PHP5
18 11 (0.87%) XPath
18 11 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (3.26%) Degree
2 38 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 33 (2.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.16%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.079%) PMP
5 1 (0.079%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.079%) MySQL Certification
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.19%) ISO 9001
2 7 (0.56%) HL7
3 6 (0.48%) QA
4 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.32%) Varnish
3 2 (0.16%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.079%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.079%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.079%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.079%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.079%) Puppet
Vendors
1 173 (13.74%) Oracle
2 121 (9.61%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.21%) Adobe
4 27 (2.14%) Sybase
4 27 (2.14%) SAP
5 25 (1.99%) JBoss
6 20 (1.59%) IBM
7 19 (1.51%) Twitter
8 18 (1.43%) Zend
9 17 (1.35%) Orchard
10 14 (1.11%) Informatica
11 11 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.87%) Business Objects
11 11 (0.87%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.79%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.79%) Cognos
12 10 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.71%) Telerik
14 8 (0.64%) Sage
15 6 (0.48%) TIBCO
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