The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Software Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Developer
England / North West
Rank 118 98 120
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 57 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 1.45% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.54% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 6
Median daily rate £350 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
2503 3711 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2213 1689
Median daily rate £375 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software 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 Software Developer across the North West region.

Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Software 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 Software Developer across the North West region.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -18 7 £250 -37.50% 22
Merseyside +2 6 £225 - 3
Lancashire -6 3 £350 -16.66% 6
Cheshire +21 2 £444 +14.51% 19
Software Developer
England

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Software Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 29 (60.42%) C#
1 29 (60.42%) .NET
2 23 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (41.67%) SQL
4 18 (37.50%) XML
5 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
6 14 (29.17%) MVC
7 13 (27.08%) HTML
7 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
7 13 (27.08%) Oracle
8 12 (25.00%) Web Services
8 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
9 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
10 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
10 9 (18.75%) Degree
10 9 (18.75%) JSON
10 9 (18.75%) CSS
11 8 (16.67%) Windows
11 8 (16.67%) WinForms
11 8 (16.67%) TDD
12 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (14.58%) Web Development
12 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (14.58%) Scrum
12 7 (14.58%) WPF
12 7 (14.58%) Linux
12 7 (14.58%) XSD
12 7 (14.58%) MySQL

Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) MySQL
3 4 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.17%) Firebird
5 2 (4.17%) GIS
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (2.08%) Big Data
6 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.08%) DB2
6 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.08%) Power BI
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Visual Studio
2 7 (14.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (10.42%) JIRA
4 4 (8.33%) ClearCase
4 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.33%) Rational Robot
4 4 (8.33%) Selenium
5 3 (6.25%) Moq
5 3 (6.25%) NUnit
5 3 (6.25%) Protractor
5 3 (6.25%) Subversion
5 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.08%) Babel
7 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.08%) NuGet
7 1 (2.08%) PEAR
7 1 (2.08%) Sahi
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (2.08%) webpack
General
1 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Electronics
5 2 (4.17%) Games
6 1 (2.08%) Advertising
6 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
6 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (60.42%) .NET
2 18 (37.50%) XML
3 13 (27.08%) ASP.NET
3 13 (27.08%) HTML
4 12 (25.00%) Web Services
5 9 (18.75%) .NET Framework
5 9 (18.75%) CSS
5 9 (18.75%) JSON
6 8 (16.67%) WinForms
7 7 (14.58%) WPF
7 7 (14.58%) XSD
8 6 (12.50%) Entity Framework
8 6 (12.50%) REST
8 6 (12.50%) SOAP
8 6 (12.50%) WCF
9 5 (10.42%) Ajax
9 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
9 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (10.42%) HTML5
9 5 (10.42%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.25%) Physics
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 3 (6.25%) Unix
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.08%) Android
4 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (47.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) MVC
3 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
4 8 (16.67%) TDD
5 7 (14.58%) Scrum
5 7 (14.58%) Web Development
6 5 (10.42%) UML
7 4 (8.33%) BDD
7 4 (8.33%) SDLC
7 4 (8.33%) Unit Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Automated Testing
8 3 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.25%) Data Management
8 3 (6.25%) OWASP
8 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (6.25%) SOLID
8 3 (6.25%) User Stories
9 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.17%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (60.42%) C#
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 15 (31.25%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.58%) VB
5 6 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 5 (10.42%) C++
7 4 (8.33%) Java
7 4 (8.33%) Python
7 4 (8.33%) VB6
8 3 (6.25%) PHP
8 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
8 3 (6.25%) Ruby
9 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
10 1 (2.08%) C
10 1 (2.08%) ECMAScript
10 1 (2.08%) ES6
10 1 (2.08%) Perl
10 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 3 (6.25%) QA
1 3 (6.25%) SDET
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Perforce
3 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.08%) NetSuite
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) Sybase
4 1 (2.08%) Twitter
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