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 29 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
29 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 655 603 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.73% 22.25% 23.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.24% 24.08% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 338 417
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £13.61 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.30 £31.80 £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
2819 2504 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.53% 92.40% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1193 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 192 230
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £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 29 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 29 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 29 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 0 340 £325 +1.56% 271
Cheshire 0 155 £325 +3.17% 104
Merseyside +1 61 £325 +8.33% 56
Lancashire -1 56 £323 +7.50% 43
Cumbria - 7 £455 - 4
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 506 (39.84%) HTML
2 499 (39.29%) .NET
3 484 (38.11%) JavaScript
4 480 (37.80%) C#
5 457 (35.98%) CSS
6 404 (31.81%) SQL
7 326 (25.67%) SQL Server
8 283 (22.28%) ASP.NET
9 269 (21.18%) jQuery
10 249 (19.61%) MVC
11 231 (18.19%) Web Services
12 218 (17.17%) Java
13 216 (17.01%) TDD
14 203 (15.98%) HTML5
15 177 (13.94%) Oracle
16 173 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
17 152 (11.97%) XML
18 134 (10.55%) T-SQL
19 129 (10.16%) Finance
20 123 (9.69%) CSS3
21 122 (9.61%) Microsoft
22 120 (9.45%) OO
23 116 (9.13%) WCF
24 112 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
25 108 (8.50%) PHP
26 102 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
27 100 (7.87%) Scrum
28 99 (7.80%) .NET Framework
29 97 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
30 95 (7.48%) Ajax

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 54 (4.25%) CMS
3 38 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
4 31 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 25 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
6 22 (1.73%) WordPress
7 18 (1.42%) IIS
8 17 (1.34%) Apache
9 15 (1.18%) Node.js
10 13 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (1.02%) WebLogic
10 13 (1.02%) Drupal
11 12 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 12 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
12 11 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.87%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.71%) SAS
14 8 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.63%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 51 (4.02%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.99%) Photoshop
3 24 (1.89%) Adobe Illustrator
4 15 (1.18%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.71%) 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 (1.57%) Magento
2 18 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
5 12 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
7 8 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.63%) Cognos TM1
7 8 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
8 7 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
8 7 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
9 6 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
9 6 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.31%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.31%) SAP PM
10 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.24%) Academy Housing
11 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.24%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.39%) 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 24 (1.89%) HTTP
2 17 (1.34%) Intranet
3 8 (0.63%) Internet
4 4 (0.31%) FTP
5 3 (0.24%) ATM
5 3 (0.24%) SMTP
5 3 (0.24%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.24%) Firewall
5 3 (0.24%) NAS
6 2 (0.16%) AMQP
7 1 (0.079%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.079%) Network Security
7 1 (0.079%) Extranet
7 1 (0.079%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.079%) DNS
7 1 (0.079%) CTI
7 1 (0.079%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (25.67%) SQL Server
2 97 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 93 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (7.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 76 (5.98%) MySQL
6 58 (4.57%) Oracle Database
7 57 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
8 35 (2.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (2.68%) Relational Database
10 31 (2.44%) NoSQL
11 29 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 28 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
15 17 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (1.18%) Big Data
16 15 (1.18%) MS Access
17 14 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
17 14 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
17 14 (1.10%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 90 (7.09%) Visual Studio
2 56 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 42 (3.31%) Git (software)
4 37 (2.91%) Subversion
5 32 (2.52%) Eclipse
6 27 (2.13%) NUnit
7 19 (1.50%) Dreamweaver
8 18 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
8 18 (1.42%) Maven
9 14 (1.10%) ReSharper
10 12 (0.94%) JUnit
11 9 (0.71%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.71%) Moq
11 9 (0.71%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.71%) Jenkins
12 8 (0.63%) MSTest
12 8 (0.63%) Mercurial
12 8 (0.63%) JIRA
12 8 (0.63%) Toad
13 7 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 129 (10.16%) Finance
2 37 (2.91%) Retail
3 23 (1.81%) Games
4 21 (1.65%) Marketing
5 20 (1.57%) Telecoms
6 19 (1.50%) Banking
7 16 (1.26%) Advertising
8 9 (0.71%) Back Office
9 8 (0.63%) Legal
10 7 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.47%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.47%) Front Office
12 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Local Government
14 2 (0.16%) Publishing
15 1 (0.079%) Billing
15 1 (0.079%) Automotive
15 1 (0.079%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (39.84%) HTML
2 499 (39.29%) .NET
3 457 (35.98%) CSS
4 283 (22.28%) ASP.NET
5 269 (21.18%) jQuery
6 231 (18.19%) Web Services
7 203 (15.98%) HTML5
8 152 (11.97%) XML
9 123 (9.69%) CSS3
10 116 (9.13%) WCF
11 102 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
12 99 (7.80%) .NET Framework
13 95 (7.48%) Ajax
14 87 (6.85%) WPF
15 75 (5.91%) Spring
16 73 (5.75%) JSON
17 61 (4.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 54 (4.25%) RESTful
19 52 (4.09%) XHTML
20 51 (4.02%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (3.46%) NHS
2 43 (3.39%) Open Source
3 32 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 19 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
5 18 (1.42%) Mainframe
6 17 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
7 16 (1.26%) N-Tier
7 16 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.10%) Data Extraction
9 10 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.71%) RIA
11 8 (0.63%) W3C
12 7 (0.55%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.47%) iPhone
13 6 (0.47%) iPad
14 5 (0.39%) Replication
14 5 (0.39%) Clustering
14 5 (0.39%) Animation
15 4 (0.31%) Taxonomies
15 4 (0.31%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 91 (7.17%) Linux
2 56 (4.41%) Windows
3 40 (3.15%) UNIX
4 39 (3.07%) Apple iOS
5 30 (2.36%) Android
6 8 (0.63%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.39%) Fedora
9 4 (0.31%) Solaris
9 4 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.16%) CentOS
10 2 (0.16%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.079%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.079%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (19.61%) MVC
2 216 (17.01%) TDD
3 173 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (9.45%) OO
5 112 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 100 (7.87%) Scrum
7 82 (6.46%) Web Development
8 77 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 69 (5.43%) E-Commerce
10 63 (4.96%) BDD
11 60 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
12 55 (4.33%) OOP
13 50 (3.94%) ETL
14 49 (3.86%) Migration
15 47 (3.70%) OOD
16 44 (3.46%) Software Engineering
17 40 (3.15%) Web Design
17 40 (3.15%) CRM
17 40 (3.15%) MVVM
18 38 (2.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 484 (38.11%) JavaScript
2 480 (37.80%) C#
3 404 (31.81%) SQL
4 218 (17.17%) Java
5 134 (10.55%) T-SQL
6 108 (8.50%) PHP
7 82 (6.46%) PL/SQL
8 54 (4.25%) VB.NET
9 49 (3.86%) Python
10 48 (3.78%) Ruby
11 44 (3.46%) C++
12 34 (2.68%) Scala
13 33 (2.60%) VB
14 30 (2.36%) VBA
15 21 (1.65%) VB6
16 18 (1.42%) PowerShell
17 14 (1.10%) Objective-C
18 13 (1.02%) PHP5
19 11 (0.87%) XPath
19 11 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (3.39%) Security Cleared
2 42 (3.31%) Degree
3 36 (2.83%) 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 (1.18%) ISO 9001
2 7 (0.55%) QA
2 7 (0.55%) HL7
3 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.31%) 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
1 177 (13.94%) Oracle
2 122 (9.61%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.17%) Adobe
4 28 (2.20%) Sybase
4 28 (2.20%) SAP
5 25 (1.97%) JBoss
6 24 (1.89%) IBM
7 18 (1.42%) Zend
7 18 (1.42%) Twitter
8 17 (1.34%) Orchard
9 14 (1.10%) Informatica
10 12 (0.94%) Red Hat
11 11 (0.87%) Cognos
11 11 (0.87%) Business Objects
11 11 (0.87%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.79%) Sitecore
12 10 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.71%) Telerik
14 8 (0.63%) Sage
15 6 (0.47%) TIBCO
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