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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 132 136 115
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Software Developer 29 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.38% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.40% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 10
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +6.25%
Software 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
3687 3481 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.56% 94.72% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1960 1542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 205 191
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Software Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 12 £294 -8.91% 27
Cheshire -4 8 £425 +30.76% 13
Lancashire +7 5 - - 10
Merseyside - 3 £325 - 5
Software Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 41 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (40.00%) SQL
2 34 (40.00%) .NET
3 33 (38.82%) JavaScript
3 33 (38.82%) Software Engineering
4 32 (37.65%) C#
5 26 (30.59%) TDD
6 24 (28.24%) CSS
7 22 (25.88%) Java
7 22 (25.88%) XML
8 20 (23.53%) HTML
9 19 (22.35%) Linux
9 19 (22.35%) Scrum
10 18 (21.18%) C++
10 18 (21.18%) Visual Studio
11 15 (17.65%) Windows
11 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
12 14 (16.47%) MVC
13 13 (15.29%) Web Development
13 13 (15.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (14.12%) HTTP
15 11 (12.94%) Web Services
15 11 (12.94%) REST
15 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
16 10 (11.76%) .NET Framework
16 10 (11.76%) Automated Testing
16 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (11.76%) BDD
16 10 (11.76%) NoSQL

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 5 (5.88%) JBoss
2 4 (4.71%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.35%) Apache
3 2 (2.35%) CMS
3 2 (2.35%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.18%) Kinematics
4 1 (1.18%) Node.js
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Infor CRM
2 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.12%) HTTP
2 5 (5.88%) Intranet
3 3 (3.53%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.53%) GSM
3 3 (3.53%) RS-422
3 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.35%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.18%) DVB
5 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) NoSQL
2 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.35%) FileMaker
6 1 (1.18%) GIS
6 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.18%) MS Access
6 1 (1.18%) MySQL
6 1 (1.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Visual Studio
2 13 (15.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
3 9 (10.59%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.41%) Maven
5 7 (8.24%) ClearCase
6 6 (7.06%) Selenium
7 5 (5.88%) Eclipse
7 5 (5.88%) SpecFlow
7 5 (5.88%) Subversion
8 4 (4.71%) Gradle
8 4 (4.71%) JUnit
8 4 (4.71%) Rational Robot
8 4 (4.71%) SonarQube
8 4 (4.71%) TestComplete
9 3 (3.53%) JIRA
10 2 (2.35%) Ant
11 1 (1.18%) Checkstyle
11 1 (1.18%) NUnit
11 1 (1.18%) Xcode
General
1 8 (9.41%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Avionics
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
3 2 (2.35%) Games
3 2 (2.35%) Military
4 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (40.00%) .NET
2 24 (28.24%) CSS
3 22 (25.88%) XML
4 20 (23.53%) HTML
5 11 (12.94%) REST
5 11 (12.94%) Web Services
6 10 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET
7 9 (10.59%) JSON
8 8 (9.41%) Entity Framework
8 8 (9.41%) RESTful
8 8 (9.41%) WinForms
8 8 (9.41%) WPF
9 7 (8.24%) XSD
9 7 (8.24%) XSLT
10 6 (7.06%) AngularJS
10 6 (7.06%) Classic ASP
10 6 (7.06%) jQuery
11 5 (5.88%) Spring
12 4 (4.71%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (3.53%) SCADA
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.18%) DTV
4 1 (1.18%) IPTV
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.18%) MPEG
4 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.18%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.18%) Physics
4 1 (1.18%) Robotics
4 1 (1.18%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.18%) User Experience
4 1 (1.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) Linux
2 15 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.35%) Unix
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (48.24%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (38.82%) Software Engineering
3 26 (30.59%) TDD
4 19 (22.35%) Scrum
5 14 (16.47%) MVC
6 13 (15.29%) Web Development
7 11 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (11.76%) Automated Testing
8 10 (11.76%) BDD
9 9 (10.59%) High Availability
10 8 (9.41%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (8.24%) SOLID
12 6 (7.06%) Integration Testing
12 6 (7.06%) Project Planning
12 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
13 5 (5.88%) CRM
14 4 (4.71%) Code Coverage
14 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
14 4 (4.71%) SDLC
14 4 (4.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.00%) SQL
2 33 (38.82%) JavaScript
3 32 (37.65%) C#
4 22 (25.88%) Java
5 18 (21.18%) C++
6 8 (9.41%) Scala
7 6 (7.06%) C
7 6 (7.06%) Python
7 6 (7.06%) VB.NET
8 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.88%) VBScript
9 3 (3.53%) PHP
9 3 (3.53%) VB
10 2 (2.35%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
10 2 (2.35%) Ruby
10 2 (2.35%) VB6
11 1 (1.18%) Go
11 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) Degree
2 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.18%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
1 1 (1.18%) WCAG
Vendors
1 15 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle
3 4 (4.71%) Serena
4 3 (3.53%) BEA
4 3 (3.53%) IBM
4 3 (3.53%) Infor
4 3 (3.53%) Perforce
5 2 (2.35%) Apple
6 1 (1.18%) Capita
6 1 (1.18%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.18%) Sitecore
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