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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developer
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 701 698 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.95% 23.61% 25.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 23.99% 25.68% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 394 497
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.60 £13.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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
2922 2718 3160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.95% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1676 1350 1584
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 202 221
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 0 375 £325 - 303
Cheshire -1 152 £325 +8.33% 112
Merseyside +2 68 £325 +8.33% 56
Lancashire -4 66 £341 +13.75% 49
Cumbria +3 13 £435 +33.84% 2
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 456 (35.29%) HTML
2 452 (34.98%) .NET
3 430 (33.28%) C#
4 427 (33.05%) JavaScript
5 399 (30.88%) CSS
6 391 (30.26%) SQL
7 336 (26.01%) SQL Server
8 303 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
9 249 (19.27%) jQuery
10 244 (18.89%) ASP.NET
11 220 (17.03%) Java
12 219 (16.95%) Web Services
13 214 (16.56%) MVC
14 193 (14.94%) Oracle
15 182 (14.09%) HTML5
16 174 (13.47%) TDD
17 159 (12.31%) XML
18 147 (11.38%) PHP
19 140 (10.84%) Finance
20 135 (10.45%) Microsoft
21 128 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
21 128 (9.91%) OO
22 123 (9.52%) T-SQL
23 112 (8.67%) Linux
24 107 (8.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 105 (8.13%) CSS3
26 104 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
27 100 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
28 96 (7.43%) Scrum
29 91 (7.04%) WCF

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 88 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 56 (4.33%) CMS
3 44 (3.41%) Umbraco
4 37 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 25 (1.93%) WebSphere
5 25 (1.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 23 (1.78%) IIS
7 21 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 21 (1.63%) Drupal
8 17 (1.32%) Apache
9 16 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 12 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
11 12 (0.93%) SAS
11 12 (0.93%) WordPress
12 11 (0.85%) Node.js
13 8 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
15 6 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 54 (4.18%) MS Excel
2 32 (2.48%) Photoshop
3 12 (0.93%) MS Office
3 12 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.93%) InfoPath
4 6 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.31%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.23%) MS Project
7 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.077%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.077%) Mingle
9 1 (0.077%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (1.63%) Magento
2 18 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.93%) Cognos TM1
4 12 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (0.46%) BPCS
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle Assets
7 6 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (0.31%) Visualfiles
9 4 (0.31%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.31%) SAP PM
10 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (0.46%) SaaS
2 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.23%) Office 365
5 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.077%) Taleo
6 1 (0.077%) Pure360
6 1 (0.077%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.55%) HTTP
2 11 (0.85%) Intranet
2 11 (0.85%) Internet
3 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.39%) DNS
4 4 (0.31%) FTP
4 4 (0.31%) AMQP
5 3 (0.23%) NAS
5 3 (0.23%) ATM
5 3 (0.23%) Firewall
6 2 (0.15%) Extranet
7 1 (0.077%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.077%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (26.01%) SQL Server
2 107 (8.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 104 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 100 (7.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (6.04%) MySQL
6 77 (5.96%) Oracle Database
7 74 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 33 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 32 (2.48%) NoSQL
10 32 (2.48%) Relational Database
11 25 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 24 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 23 (1.78%) QlikView
14 21 (1.63%) OLAP
15 20 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
16 19 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (1.24%) Big Data
18 15 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
19 14 (1.08%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 69 (5.34%) Subversion
2 68 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 67 (5.19%) Git (software)
4 52 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (2.32%) Eclipse
6 21 (1.63%) NUnit
6 21 (1.63%) Maven
7 19 (1.47%) Dreamweaver
8 14 (1.08%) JUnit
9 12 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (0.85%) Toad
10 11 (0.85%) Jenkins
11 10 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 10 (0.77%) JIRA
12 9 (0.70%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.62%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.62%) Gradle
14 7 (0.54%) NetBeans
14 7 (0.54%) MorphX
14 7 (0.54%) ERwin
General
1 140 (10.84%) Finance
2 48 (3.72%) Retail
3 24 (1.86%) Marketing
4 23 (1.78%) Advertising
4 23 (1.78%) Banking
5 16 (1.24%) Back Office
6 15 (1.16%) Games
7 13 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.54%) Legal
8 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.46%) Front Office
9 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.46%) General Ledger
10 5 (0.39%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.23%) German Language
12 3 (0.23%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.15%) Publishing
14 1 (0.077%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.077%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 456 (35.29%) HTML
2 452 (34.98%) .NET
3 399 (30.88%) CSS
4 249 (19.27%) jQuery
5 244 (18.89%) ASP.NET
6 219 (16.95%) Web Services
7 182 (14.09%) HTML5
8 159 (12.31%) XML
9 105 (8.13%) CSS3
10 91 (7.04%) WCF
11 86 (6.66%) .NET Framework
12 82 (6.35%) Spring
13 81 (6.27%) ASP.NET MVC
14 73 (5.65%) Ajax
15 63 (4.88%) WPF
16 59 (4.57%) J2EE
16 59 (4.57%) XSLT
17 48 (3.72%) RESTful
17 48 (3.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 46 (3.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.33%) Open Source
2 49 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (2.71%) NHS
4 33 (2.55%) User Experience
5 27 (2.09%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 15 (1.16%) N-Tier
8 15 (1.16%) Derivative
8 15 (1.16%) Data Extraction
9 12 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.62%) Animation
10 8 (0.62%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.54%) IPTV
11 7 (0.54%) AS400
11 7 (0.54%) GIS
11 7 (0.54%) Clustering
11 7 (0.54%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 112 (8.67%) Linux
2 61 (4.72%) Windows
3 47 (3.64%) UNIX
4 41 (3.17%) Android
5 36 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 6 (0.46%) Solaris
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.15%) CentOS
10 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.15%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.077%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (16.56%) MVC
3 174 (13.47%) TDD
4 128 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
4 128 (9.91%) OO
5 96 (7.43%) Scrum
6 87 (6.73%) E-Commerce
7 69 (5.34%) Web Development
8 59 (4.57%) ETL
9 58 (4.49%) Unit Testing
10 57 (4.41%) BDD
11 55 (4.26%) Software Engineering
12 53 (4.10%) Migration
13 49 (3.79%) OOP
14 42 (3.25%) SOA
14 42 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (3.17%) Mentoring
16 39 (3.02%) Data Modelling
17 32 (2.48%) OOD
17 32 (2.48%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 430 (33.28%) C#
2 427 (33.05%) JavaScript
3 391 (30.26%) SQL
4 220 (17.03%) Java
5 147 (11.38%) PHP
6 123 (9.52%) T-SQL
7 74 (5.73%) Python
8 67 (5.19%) PL/SQL
9 53 (4.10%) VB
10 49 (3.79%) C++
11 44 (3.41%) VBA
12 43 (3.33%) Ruby
13 42 (3.25%) VB.NET
14 38 (2.94%) Scala
15 28 (2.17%) VB6
16 19 (1.47%) PowerShell
17 16 (1.24%) Objective-C
17 16 (1.24%) XPath
18 13 (1.01%) Shell Script
19 12 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (4.10%) Security Cleared
2 45 (3.48%) Degree
3 43 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.54%) MCSE
6 5 (0.39%) MCTS
6 5 (0.39%) MCITP
7 3 (0.23%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.077%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.01%) QA
2 5 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.15%) HL7
4 1 (0.077%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.077%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.077%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.077%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.077%) Oracle EDQ
2 1 (0.077%) CA Endevor
2 1 (0.077%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.077%) Puppet
Vendors
1 193 (14.94%) Oracle
2 135 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 45 (3.48%) Adobe
4 38 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 28 (2.17%) SAP
6 27 (2.09%) IBM
7 25 (1.93%) JBoss
8 23 (1.78%) Sybase
9 18 (1.39%) Informatica
10 17 (1.32%) Cognos
10 17 (1.32%) Twitter
11 15 (1.16%) Zend
12 14 (1.08%) Business Objects
13 13 (1.01%) Orchard
14 10 (0.77%) Sitecore
15 8 (0.62%) Sage
15 8 (0.62%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.62%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.62%) webMethods
16 7 (0.54%) Dell
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