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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 894 787 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.55% 24.48% 21.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.02% 25.97% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 523 351
Average daily rate £355 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 9 12
Average hourly rate £43.50 £37.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £25.00 £22.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.54 £67.00 £42.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+14.00% +7.96%
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
3573 3030 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.13% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1704 1303
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 191
Average hourly rate £23.83 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £42.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 444 £356 +9.61% 290
Cheshire +1 223 £350 +5.66% 102
Lancashire 0 104 £341 -9.00% 47
Merseyside +1 68 £399 -0.31% 57
Cumbria -6 7 £263 - 4
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 630 (34.45%) JavaScript
2 620 (33.90%) HTML
3 591 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
4 527 (28.81%) CSS
5 520 (28.43%) SQL
6 483 (26.41%) Java
7 423 (23.13%) .NET
8 400 (21.87%) C#
9 382 (20.89%) SQL Server
10 296 (16.18%) HTML5
11 291 (15.91%) jQuery
12 290 (15.86%) TDD
13 277 (15.14%) Web Services
14 269 (14.71%) XML
15 255 (13.94%) MVC
16 253 (13.83%) Git (software)
17 250 (13.67%) Finance
18 223 (12.19%) Scrum
19 216 (11.81%) Oracle
20 212 (11.59%) ASP.NET
21 185 (10.11%) AngularJS
22 172 (9.40%) Microsoft
23 164 (8.97%) JSON
24 162 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
25 161 (8.80%) Visual Studio
26 156 (8.53%) Linux
27 154 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
28 150 (8.20%) Front End Development
29 149 (8.15%) CSS3
30 147 (8.04%) SOAP

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 83 (4.54%) SharePoint
2 70 (3.83%) Node.js
2 70 (3.83%) SAS
3 46 (2.52%) WebSphere
4 44 (2.41%) JBoss
5 42 (2.30%) CMS
6 37 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 36 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 26 (1.42%) Apache
9 22 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
9 22 (1.20%) WebLogic
9 22 (1.20%) WordPress
10 21 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 19 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 18 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.87%) IIS
14 12 (0.66%) Drupal
14 12 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (0.49%) Confluence
Applications
1 63 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 14 (0.77%) MS Office
4 12 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.27%) Doxygen
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.055%) DOC1
9 1 (0.055%) MS Project
9 1 (0.055%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.055%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 50 (2.73%) Oracle EBS R12
2 48 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 44 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
4 35 (1.91%) Magento
5 22 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
6 16 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
9 5 (0.27%) Infor CRM
9 5 (0.27%) Teamcenter
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
10 4 (0.22%) Unica
11 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.16%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (0.93%) GitHub
3 12 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (0.55%) SaaS
5 8 (0.44%) PaaS
6 6 (0.33%) Office 365
7 3 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.055%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.055%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.055%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.055%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.055%) MailChimp
9 1 (0.055%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 117 (6.40%) HTTP
2 35 (1.91%) Internet
3 28 (1.53%) Intranet
4 16 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.49%) DNS
5 9 (0.49%) SMTP
6 7 (0.38%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.27%) Modbus
8 4 (0.22%) LDAP
9 3 (0.16%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.16%) FTP
9 3 (0.16%) GSM
9 3 (0.16%) RS-422
9 3 (0.16%) SSL
10 2 (0.11%) DHCP
10 2 (0.11%) Firewall
10 2 (0.11%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.11%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.11%) Skype
11 1 (0.055%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 382 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 138 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 126 (6.89%) Data Warehouse
4 121 (6.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 100 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 77 (4.21%) MySQL
7 70 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 64 (3.50%) NoSQL
9 63 (3.44%) Oracle Database
10 56 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 55 (3.01%) Relational Database
12 47 (2.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 45 (2.46%) MongoDB
14 38 (2.08%) Base SAS
15 34 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (1.69%) OLAP
16 31 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
17 28 (1.53%) Big Data
17 28 (1.53%) OLAP Cube
18 26 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 253 (13.83%) Git (software)
2 161 (8.80%) Visual Studio
3 135 (7.38%) Subversion
4 78 (4.26%) Jenkins
4 78 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 71 (3.88%) JIRA
6 52 (2.84%) Maven
7 44 (2.41%) Eclipse
8 38 (2.08%) JUnit
9 34 (1.86%) Mercurial
10 32 (1.75%) Cucumber
11 31 (1.69%) Gradle
12 30 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
13 28 (1.53%) Selenium
14 24 (1.31%) Ant
14 24 (1.31%) Grunt
15 18 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 17 (0.93%) NUnit
16 17 (0.93%) TeamCity
17 14 (0.77%) Jasmine
General
1 250 (13.67%) Finance
2 89 (4.87%) Banking
3 47 (2.57%) Retail
4 26 (1.42%) Advertising
5 22 (1.20%) Games
6 18 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 18 (0.98%) Telecoms
7 16 (0.87%) Marketing
8 9 (0.49%) Legal
8 9 (0.49%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.44%) Military
9 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.33%) Back Office
10 6 (0.33%) Electronics
10 6 (0.33%) Publishing
11 4 (0.22%) Local Government
12 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.11%) Automotive
13 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 620 (33.90%) HTML
2 527 (28.81%) CSS
3 423 (23.13%) .NET
4 296 (16.18%) HTML5
5 291 (15.91%) jQuery
6 277 (15.14%) Web Services
7 269 (14.71%) XML
8 212 (11.59%) ASP.NET
9 185 (10.11%) AngularJS
10 164 (8.97%) JSON
11 149 (8.15%) CSS3
12 147 (8.04%) SOAP
13 143 (7.82%) Spring
14 124 (6.78%) REST
15 117 (6.40%) RESTful
16 102 (5.58%) .NET Framework
17 94 (5.14%) Ajax
18 77 (4.21%) J2EE
19 73 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
20 63 (3.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 63 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.28%) User Experience
3 53 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 48 (2.62%) Computer Science
5 36 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (1.86%) NHS
7 24 (1.31%) Visualisation
8 21 (1.15%) iPad
9 18 (0.98%) Data Integration
10 15 (0.82%) Replication
11 14 (0.77%) Algorithms
12 12 (0.66%) N-Tier
12 12 (0.66%) Video on Demand
13 11 (0.60%) Management Information System
14 10 (0.55%) Data Extraction
14 10 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.38%) Animation
16 6 (0.33%) Clustering
16 6 (0.33%) IPTV
16 6 (0.33%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 156 (8.53%) Linux
2 113 (6.18%) Unix
3 92 (5.03%) Windows
4 70 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 63 (3.44%) Android
6 50 (2.73%) Mac OS X
7 19 (1.04%) AIX
8 15 (0.82%) Mac OS
8 15 (0.82%) Windows Vista
8 15 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 13 (0.71%) Windows Server
10 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.44%) CentOS
13 7 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.33%) VME
15 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.16%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.11%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (15.86%) TDD
3 255 (13.94%) MVC
4 223 (12.19%) Scrum
5 162 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
6 154 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
7 150 (8.20%) Front End Development
8 124 (6.78%) BDD
8 124 (6.78%) OO
9 118 (6.45%) ETL
10 114 (6.23%) Web Development
11 113 (6.18%) Unit Testing
12 101 (5.52%) E-Commerce
12 101 (5.52%) Responsive Web Design
13 93 (5.08%) Web Design
14 89 (4.87%) Software Engineering
15 86 (4.70%) OOP
16 71 (3.88%) Data Modelling
17 70 (3.83%) CRM
18 61 (3.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 630 (34.45%) JavaScript
2 520 (28.43%) SQL
3 483 (26.41%) Java
4 400 (21.87%) C#
5 145 (7.93%) T-SQL
6 116 (6.34%) C++
7 105 (5.74%) PHP
8 91 (4.98%) Python
9 76 (4.16%) PL/SQL
10 70 (3.83%) Scala
11 56 (3.06%) C
12 51 (2.79%) Ruby
13 50 (2.73%) Objective-C
14 44 (2.41%) VB.NET
15 43 (2.35%) VB
16 27 (1.48%) XPath
17 24 (1.31%) VBA
18 19 (1.04%) PowerShell
18 19 (1.04%) VBScript
19 17 (0.93%) XAML
Qualifications
1 134 (7.33%) Security Cleared
2 90 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 61 (3.34%) Degree
4 20 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (0.93%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.82%) BC Cleared
7 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.27%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.11%) ISEB
9 2 (0.11%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.11%) MCTS
9 2 (0.11%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.055%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.055%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.055%) MCITP
10 1 (0.055%) MCPD
10 1 (0.055%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 1 (0.055%) PhD
10 1 (0.055%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (1.97%) QA
2 20 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.55%) WCAG
4 9 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.16%) HL7
6 2 (0.11%) MISRA
6 2 (0.11%) SLA
7 1 (0.055%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.055%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.055%) TickIT
System Software
1 14 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.60%) Docker
3 6 (0.33%) BitLocker
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.22%) HDFS
6 3 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.11%) Firmware
7 2 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.055%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.055%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.055%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (1.37%) WebSphere Cast Iron
2 9 (0.49%) Puppet
3 4 (0.22%) Capistrano
3 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.11%) Graylog
5 2 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.055%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.055%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 216 (11.81%) Oracle
2 172 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 48 (2.62%) IBM
4 45 (2.46%) EPiServer
5 35 (1.91%) SAP
6 27 (1.48%) Cognos
7 26 (1.42%) ServiceNow
8 24 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
9 21 (1.15%) Telerik
10 20 (1.09%) Informatica
11 16 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 16 (0.87%) Sitecore
12 14 (0.77%) Adobe
13 12 (0.66%) Teradata
14 11 (0.60%) Tableau
15 10 (0.55%) Google
16 9 (0.49%) Xamarin
16 9 (0.49%) Zend
17 8 (0.44%) ATG
17 8 (0.44%) Micro Focus
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