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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 3 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Developer 724 587 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.48% 19.15% 21.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.89% 20.50% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 347 278
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 9
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.12 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.32% +10.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £24.64 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £40.00 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
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
3466 2863 2269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.27% 93.41% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2022 1554 1074
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 165 174
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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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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 -1 308 £350 +7.69% 279
Cheshire +4 257 £365 +12.30% 162
Lancashire +1 49 £365 -2.66% 72
Merseyside -6 46 £313 -7.40% 40
Cumbria -2 15 £450 -5.26% 7
Developer
England

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 455 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (31.15%) SQL
3 442 (30.52%) JavaScript
4 401 (27.69%) HTML
5 344 (23.76%) CSS
6 328 (22.65%) Java
7 325 (22.44%) .NET
8 305 (21.06%) SQL Server
9 259 (17.89%) C#
10 215 (14.85%) MVC
11 212 (14.64%) TDD
12 207 (14.30%) jQuery
13 201 (13.88%) Oracle
14 191 (13.19%) Finance
15 186 (12.85%) Web Services
16 178 (12.29%) ASP.NET
17 169 (11.67%) HTML5
18 161 (11.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 155 (10.70%) Microsoft
20 152 (10.50%) Business Intelligence
21 144 (9.94%) XML
21 144 (9.94%) Scrum
22 139 (9.60%) OO
23 137 (9.46%) AngularJS
24 131 (9.05%) Git (software)
25 124 (8.56%) SDLC
26 119 (8.22%) JSON
27 112 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 111 (7.67%) Spring
29 109 (7.53%) J2EE

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 57 (3.94%) Node.js
2 47 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 44 (3.04%) SAS
4 43 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 40 (2.76%) CMS
6 33 (2.28%) IIS
7 27 (1.86%) Apache
7 27 (1.86%) Oracle Service Bus
8 20 (1.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (1.38%) WebLogic
8 20 (1.38%) JBoss
8 20 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 17 (1.17%) Umbraco
10 16 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.04%) WordPress
11 15 (1.04%) Confluence
12 13 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.90%) MQSeries
13 11 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.24%) Photoshop
3 17 (1.17%) MS Office
4 12 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.35%) Fireworks
6 5 (0.35%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.21%) MS Project
8 3 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.14%) Maya
9 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.14%) MODO
10 1 (0.069%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.069%) Mingle
10 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 40 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
2 35 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 27 (1.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.31%) Oracle Applications
5 18 (1.24%) Magento
6 12 (0.83%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
8 7 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.28%) Exstream
11 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
12 1 (0.069%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.62%) SaaS
2 9 (0.62%) Heroku
2 9 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.35%) PaaS
4 4 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.14%) Force.com
5 2 (0.14%) Office 365
5 2 (0.14%) IaaS
6 1 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.069%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.069%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 58 (4.01%) HTTP
2 17 (1.17%) Internet
3 7 (0.48%) ATM
3 7 (0.48%) AMQP
4 6 (0.41%) Intranet
5 3 (0.21%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.21%) SMTP
6 2 (0.14%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.14%) GSM
6 2 (0.14%) SMS
6 2 (0.14%) SSL
6 2 (0.14%) iBeacon
7 1 (0.069%) MQTT
7 1 (0.069%) LDAP
7 1 (0.069%) Extranet
7 1 (0.069%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.069%) SSH
7 1 (0.069%) UMTS
7 1 (0.069%) GPRS
7 1 (0.069%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (21.06%) SQL Server
2 161 (11.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 112 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 86 (5.94%) MySQL
5 84 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
6 76 (5.25%) Oracle Database
7 75 (5.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 70 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 49 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
10 41 (2.83%) Relational Database
11 39 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 39 (2.69%) MongoDB
12 38 (2.62%) QlikView
13 34 (2.35%) NoSQL
14 30 (2.07%) Base SAS
15 27 (1.86%) Big Data
15 27 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (1.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
17 21 (1.45%) MS Access
18 20 (1.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 131 (9.05%) Git (software)
2 78 (5.39%) Visual Studio
3 65 (4.49%) Subversion
4 62 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 55 (3.80%) JUnit
6 37 (2.56%) Maven
7 34 (2.35%) Cucumber
8 31 (2.14%) Ant
9 29 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
10 28 (1.93%) JIRA
11 27 (1.86%) Eclipse
12 25 (1.73%) Selenium
12 25 (1.73%) Talend Open Studio
13 24 (1.66%) Jenkins
14 22 (1.52%) Gradle
15 18 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 12 (0.83%) Xcode
17 11 (0.76%) TeamCity
18 10 (0.69%) ReSharper
19 9 (0.62%) NUnit
General
1 191 (13.19%) Finance
2 58 (4.01%) Banking
3 36 (2.49%) Retail
4 23 (1.59%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 12 (0.83%) Marketing
7 11 (0.76%) Retail Banking
7 11 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.62%) Back Office
9 8 (0.55%) Electronics
9 8 (0.55%) Local Government
10 7 (0.48%) Games
11 6 (0.41%) Advertising
12 5 (0.35%) Legal
13 2 (0.14%) Law
13 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.069%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 401 (27.69%) HTML
2 344 (23.76%) CSS
3 325 (22.44%) .NET
4 207 (14.30%) jQuery
5 186 (12.85%) Web Services
6 178 (12.29%) ASP.NET
7 169 (11.67%) HTML5
8 144 (9.94%) XML
9 137 (9.46%) AngularJS
10 119 (8.22%) JSON
11 111 (7.67%) Spring
12 109 (7.53%) J2EE
12 109 (7.53%) CSS3
13 89 (6.15%) REST
14 87 (6.01%) RESTful
15 85 (5.87%) ASP.NET MVC
16 83 (5.73%) WCF
17 76 (5.25%) .NET Framework
18 66 (4.56%) SOAP
19 59 (4.07%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (4.21%) Mobile App
3 31 (2.14%) NHS
4 29 (2.00%) User Experience
5 27 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
6 26 (1.80%) Mainframe
7 20 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 19 (1.31%) Algorithms
9 17 (1.17%) Visualisation
10 16 (1.10%) Statistics
11 14 (0.97%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
13 12 (0.83%) Data Extraction
14 10 (0.69%) Telematics
15 8 (0.55%) Inversion of Control
15 8 (0.55%) N-Tier
16 7 (0.48%) DTV
17 6 (0.41%) Clustering
17 6 (0.41%) Video on Demand
17 6 (0.41%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 91 (6.28%) Linux
2 89 (6.15%) Android
3 82 (5.66%) Apple iOS
4 61 (4.21%) UNIX
5 60 (4.14%) Windows
6 18 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (1.04%) Mac OS X
8 12 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.48%) AIX
10 6 (0.41%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.41%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.41%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.35%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.21%) CentOS
14 2 (0.14%) zOS
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.069%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.069%) ThreadX
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (31.42%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (14.85%) MVC
3 212 (14.64%) TDD
4 152 (10.50%) Business Intelligence
5 144 (9.94%) Scrum
6 139 (9.60%) OO
7 124 (8.56%) SDLC
8 106 (7.32%) ETL
9 93 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
10 91 (6.28%) OOP
11 87 (6.01%) E-Commerce
11 87 (6.01%) Unit Testing
12 77 (5.32%) Software Engineering
13 73 (5.04%) Android Development
14 69 (4.77%) iOS Development
15 64 (4.42%) Web Development
16 61 (4.21%) BDD
17 55 (3.80%) SOA
18 54 (3.73%) Migration
19 51 (3.52%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 451 (31.15%) SQL
2 442 (30.52%) JavaScript
3 328 (22.65%) Java
4 259 (17.89%) C#
5 104 (7.18%) T-SQL
6 101 (6.98%) PHP
7 72 (4.97%) PL/SQL
8 61 (4.21%) Python
9 47 (3.25%) C++
10 40 (2.76%) Ruby
11 37 (2.56%) Objective-C
12 31 (2.14%) VBA
13 29 (2.00%) C
14 26 (1.80%) VB
15 21 (1.45%) Scala
16 20 (1.38%) XQuery
17 19 (1.31%) Perl
17 19 (1.31%) TypeScript
18 17 (1.17%) XPath
19 13 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 85 (5.87%) Security Cleared
2 58 (4.01%) Degree
3 49 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.28%) HND
6 3 (0.21%) ISEB
6 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.069%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.069%) PhD
8 1 (0.069%) OCP
8 1 (0.069%) OCA
8 1 (0.069%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.069%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.069%) MCTS
8 1 (0.069%) MCITP
8 1 (0.069%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.069%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.52%) QA
2 6 (0.41%) HL7
3 2 (0.14%) EMIR
3 2 (0.14%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (0.55%) Docker
2 3 (0.21%) Firmware
3 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.069%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.069%) HDFS
4 1 (0.069%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (0.48%) Vagrant
2 6 (0.41%) Puppet
3 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.21%) cPanel
4 3 (0.21%) Capistrano
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.14%) CA Endevor
5 2 (0.14%) SCOM
5 2 (0.14%) Oozie
6 1 (0.069%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.069%) yum
Vendors
1 201 (13.88%) Oracle
2 155 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 35 (2.42%) IBM
4 28 (1.93%) SAP
5 25 (1.73%) Cognos
5 25 (1.73%) Talend
6 18 (1.24%) Tableau
6 18 (1.24%) Business Objects
7 16 (1.10%) Informatica
8 15 (1.04%) TIBCO
8 15 (1.04%) Twitter
9 14 (0.97%) Red Hat
10 12 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.76%) Adobe
12 9 (0.62%) Apple
13 8 (0.55%) Google
13 8 (0.55%) Xamarin
14 7 (0.48%) Zend
14 7 (0.48%) Lotus
14 7 (0.48%) Sitecore
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: £350 - 375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £350 - 375 per day
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